The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The UN will begin work to take action against North Korea. The UN believes North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb. It is the fourth time that North Korea tested a nuclear bomb. A hydrogen bomb is a lot more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped during World War II. The UN said the test is a "clear threat to international peace and security". The UN has not said what action it will take against North Korea, nor when they will take that action.



Not all countries agree on North Korea. The USA does not think the test was a hydrogen bomb. Both the USA and South Korea said the test was dangerous. Japan wants the UN to act quickly. It said the UN must act to keep its strong image. China had strong words. It said North Korea must keep its promises to stop nuclear testing. It also said North Korea must stop doing anything to make the 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


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

take action

a.

action it will take

2.

North Korea tested

b.

powerful

3.

the fourth

c.

during World War II

4.

a lot more

d.

against North Korea

5.

the atomic bombs dropped

e.

international peace

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a clear threat to

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a hydrogen bomb

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The UN has not said what

g.

take that action

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when they will

h.

time



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Not all countries agree

a.

words

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The USA does not think the test was a

b.

dangerous

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the test was

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worse

4.

Japan wants the UN to

d.

its strong image

5.

the UN must act to keep

e.

on North Korea

6.

strong

f.

its promises

7.

North Korea must keep

g.

hydrogen bomb

8.

stop doing anything to make the situation

h.

act quickly

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The UN will begin work (1) ___________________ against North Korea. The UN believes North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb. It is (2) ___________________ that North Korea tested a nuclear bomb. A hydrogen bomb (3) ___________________ powerful than the atomic bombs (4) ___________________ World War II. The UN said the test is a "(5) ___________________ international peace and security". The UN has not said what action it will take against North Korea, (6) ___________________ will take that action.

Not all countries (7) ___________________ North Korea. The USA does not think the test was a hydrogen bomb. (8) ___________________ South Korea said the test was dangerous. Japan wants the UN (9) ___________________. It said the UN must act to keep (10) ___________________. China had strong words. It said North Korea must (11) ___________________ to stop nuclear testing. It also said North Korea must stop doing anything to make (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheUNwillbeginworktotakeactionagainstNorthKorea.TheUNbelieve
sNorthKoreatestedahydrogenbomb.ItisthefourthtimethatNorthKor
eatestedanuclearbomb.Ahydrogenbombisalotmorepowerfulthanth
eatomicbombsdroppedduringWorldWarII.TheUNsaidthetestisa"cle
arthreattointernationalpeaceandsecurity".TheUNhasnotsaidwhatac
tionitwilltakeagainstNorthKorea,norwhentheywilltakethataction.No
tallcountriesagreeonNorthKorea.TheUSAdoesnotthinkthetestwasa
hydrogenbomb.BoththeUSAandSouthKoreasaidthetestwasdangero
us.JapanwantstheUNtoactquickly.ItsaidtheUNmustacttokeepitsstro
ngimage.Chinahadstrongwords.ItsaidNorthKoreamustkeepitsprom
isestostopnucleartesting.ItalsosaidNorthKoreamuststopdoinganyth
ingtomakethesituationworse.

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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WRITING

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Answers

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