The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Charities have warned about a humanitarian disaster in Ethiopia. The North African country has its worst drought for 50 years. Food aid for 10 million Ethiopians may run out. The charity Save the Children said the world has just three weeks to find $245 million to help prevent a huge increase in cases of malnutrition. It added that if countries did not find the money in time, food aid supplies would be badly hit.



Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous country. It is no stranger to natural disasters. Famine killed over one million Ethiopians in 1984. The latest drought is because of El Nino. Charities say that over two million pregnant women and children could need treatment for malnutrition this year. Save the Children warned that, "the window for action is rapidly closing". It takes four months to buy food aid and transport it into Ethiopia.

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Sources
    http://geeskaafrika.com/2016/02/10/ethiopia-food-aid-to-run-out-says-charity/
    http://news.sky.com/story/1639109/drought-leaves-ethiopia-facing-food-crisis
    http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/ethiopia-running-out-of-food-aid-1982343


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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humanitarian

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increase

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its worst drought

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aid

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Food aid for 10 million Ethiopians may run

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disaster

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prevent a huge

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out

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cases of

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badly hit

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did not find the money

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for 50 years

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food

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in time

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supplies would be

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malnutrition



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Ethiopia is Africa’s second most

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killed over one million

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It is no stranger

b.

and transport it

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Famine

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to natural disasters

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The latest drought is because

d.

rapidly closing

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over two million pregnant

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for malnutrition

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children could need treatment

f.

populous country

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the window for action is

g.

of El Nino

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It takes four months to buy food aid

h.

women

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Charities have (1) ___________________ humanitarian disaster in Ethiopia. The North African country has (2) ___________________ for 50 years. Food aid for 10 million Ethiopians (3) ___________________. The charity Save the Children said the (4) ___________________ weeks to find $245 million to help (5) ___________________ increase in cases of malnutrition. It added that if countries did not find the money in time, (6) ___________________ would be badly hit.

Ethiopia is Africa’s second most (7) ___________________. It is no stranger to natural disasters. Famine (8) ___________________ million Ethiopians in 1984. The latest drought (9) ___________________ El Nino. Charities say that over two million pregnant women and children could (10) ___________________ malnutrition this year. Save the Children warned that, "the window (11) ___________________ rapidly closing". It takes four months to buy food aid (12) ___________________ into Ethiopia.





ETHIOPIA'S DROUGHT SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Ethiopia's drought in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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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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b)

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FREE WRITING

Write about Ethiopia's drought for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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