The Reading / Listening - Level 0

There was a bomb scare on an Air France plane. It was flying to Paris. A passenger found a strange clock. He told the pilot. He made an emergency landing in Kenya. The timer was harmless and could not explode or damage the plane. It was a "false alarm". Someone put it in the toilet during the flight.



Kenyan police are questioning five people. There were 459 passengers and 14 crew members on the plane. The crew told passengers the plane had a technical problem. Everyone knew something was wrong. A passenger said the plane went down slowly. He said the crew were great and they kept everybody calm.

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Sources
  • http://www.reuters.com/article/kenya-airlines-airfrance-idUSKBN0U30BF20151221
  • http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2015/12/21/5-held-in-mombasa-bomb-found-in-air-france-plane_c1264005
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/experts-jet-crew-shouldnt-tell-passengers-of-bomb-scare/2015/12/20/dad0d4b2-a793-11e5-b596-113f59ee069a_story.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

It was flying

a.

not explode

2.

A passenger found a

b.

alarm

3.

made an emergency

c.

to Paris

4.

The timer was harmless and could

d.

flight

5.

damage the

e.

landing

6.

It was a false

f.

in the toilet

7.

Someone put it

g.

strange clock

8.

during the

h.

plane



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

police are questioning

a.

members

2.

459

b.

down slowly

3.

14 crew

c.

were great

4.

the plane had a technical

d.

passengers

5.

Everyone knew something

e.

problem

6.

the plane went

f.

five people

7.

He said the crew

g.

calm

8.

they kept everybody

h.

was wrong

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

There was (1) ___________________ an Air France plane. It was flying to Paris. A passenger (2) ___________________ clock. He (3) ___________________. He made an emergency landing in Kenya. The timer was harmless (4) ___________________ explode (5) ___________________ plane. It was a "false alarm". Someone put it in the toilet (6) ___________________.

Kenyan police (7) ___________________ five people. There were 459 passengers and 14 crew (8) ___________________ plane. The crew told passengers the plane had a (9) ___________________. Everyone knew (10) _______________. A passenger said the plane went down slowly. He said the (11) ___________________ and they kept (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TherewasabombscareonanAirFranceplane.ItwasflyingtoParis.Apas
sengerfoundastrangeclock.Hetoldthepilot.Hemadeanemergencylan
dinginKenya.Thetimerwasharmlessandcouldnotexplodeordamaget
heplane.Itwasa"falsealarm".Someoneputitinthetoiletduringthefligh
t.Kenyanpolicearequestioningfivepeople.Therewere459passengers
and14crewmembersontheplane.Thecrewtoldpassengerstheplaneh
adatechnicalproblem.Everyoneknewsomethingwaswrong.Apassen
gersaidtheplanewentdownslowly.Hesaidthecrewweregreatandthey
kepteverybodycalm.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about flying for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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