The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The UN will take action against North Korea. It believes North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb. A hydrogen bomb is a lot more powerful than the atomic bombs of World War II. The UN said the test is a danger to world peace and security. The UN did not say what action it will take against North Korea.



The USA does not think North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb. The USA and South Korea said the test was dangerous. Japan wants the UN to act quickly so the UN keeps its strong image. China said North Korea must keep its promises to stop nuclear testing. It also said North Korea must not make this situation worse.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35247417
  • http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/
    2016/01/116_194810.html
  • http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2016-01/06/content_22953130.htm


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The UN will take action

a.

tested a hydrogen bomb

2.

It believes North Korea

b.

not say

3.

a hydrogen

c.

powerful

4.

a lot more

d.

will take

5.

atomic

e.

bomb

6.

a danger to

f.

against North Korea

7.

The UN did

g.

world peace

8.

what action it

h.

bombs



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The USA does

a.

image

2.

tested a

b.

testing

3.

the test

c.

hydrogen bomb

4.

Japan wants the UN to

d.

worse

5.

strong

e.

not think

6.

North Korea must keep its

f.

act quickly

7.

stop nuclear

g.

promises

8.

make this situation

h.

was dangerous

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The UN (1) ___________________ against North Korea. It believes North Korea (2) ___________________ hydrogen bomb. A hydrogen bomb (3) ___________________ powerful than the atomic bombs of (4) ___________________. The UN said the test is a danger (5) ___________________ and security. The UN did not say what action it (6) ___________________ North Korea.

The USA (7) ___________________ North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb. The USA and South Korea (8) ___________________ was dangerous. Japan wants the UN to act quickly (9) ___________________ its strong image. China said North Korea (10) ___________________ promises to stop (11) ___________________. It also said North Korea must not make this (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheUNwilltakeactionagainstNorthKorea.ItbelievesNorthKoreateste
dahydrogenbomb.Ahydrogenbombisalotmorepowerfulthantheato
micbombsofWorldWarII.TheUNsaidthetestisadangertoworldpeacea
ndsecurity.TheUNdidnotsaywhatactionitwilltakeagainstNorthKorea
.TheUSAdoesnotthinkNorthKoreatestedahydrogenbomb.TheUSAan
dSouthKoreasaidthetestwasdangerous.JapanwantstheUNtoactquic
klysotheUNkeepsitsstrongimage.ChinasaidNorthKoreamustkeepits
promisestostopnucleartesting.ItalsosaidNorthKoreamustnotmaket
hissituationworse.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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f)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

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

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Answers

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