The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The technology company Apple and the FBI are having a big argument. It is about the iPhone of the man who killed 14 people in a terrorist attack in California last December. The FBI wants Apple to unlock the phone because it has information to help catch more terrorists. Apple told the FBI that it would not open the iPhone. Apple said that would be a security risk. Apple said other people would also want phones unlocked.



The Department of Justice (DOJ) is also angry with Apple. It said Apple is using technology to stop the FBI from finding out more about the killer. The DOJ said that only Apple could open the phone. Apple said the DOJ wanted to give Apple a bad name. It said: "It seems like disagreeing with the Department of Justice means you must be evil and anti-American." The DOJ said it wants just one iPhone unlocked.

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Sources
  • http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/10/11196548/apple-accuses-department-of-justice-fbi-smearing-desperation
  • http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/10/justice-department-accuses-apple-of-false-corrosive-rhetoric-in-fbi-dispute.html
  • http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/10/apple-v-fbi-encryption-case-digital-privacy-san-bernardino


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.

The technology

a.

killed 14 people

2.

having a big

b.

risk

3.

the man who

c.

attack

4.

a terrorist

d.

want phones unlocked

5.

catch more

e.

company Apple

6.

it would not open

f.

terrorists

7.

a security

g.

argument

8.

other people would also

h.

the iPhone



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

angry with

a.

the phone

2.

using technology to

b.

American

3.

finding out more

c.

name

4.

only Apple could open

d.

stop the FBI

5.

give Apple a bad

e.

unlocked

6.

you must

f.

Apple

7.

anti-

g.

about the killer

8.

it wants just one iPhone

h.

be evil

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The technology company Apple and the FBI (1) ______________ argument. It is about the iPhone of the man who killed 14 people (2) ___________________ attack in California last December. The FBI wants (3) ___________________ the phone because it has information to (4) ___________________ terrorists. Apple told the FBI that it would not open the iPhone. Apple (5) ___________________ be a security risk. Apple said other people (6) ___________________ phones unlocked.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) (7) ___________________ with Apple. It said Apple is (8) ___________________ to stop the FBI from finding (9) ___________________ the killer. The DOJ said that only Apple could open the phone. Apple said the DOJ wanted to give Apple (10) ___________________. It said: "It seems like disagreeing with the Department of Justice (11) ___________________ evil and anti-American." The DOJ said it (12) ___________________ iPhone unlocked.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ThetechnologycompanyAppleandtheFBIarehavingabigargument.Iti
sabouttheiPhoneofthemanwhokilled14peopleinaterroristattackinCa
lifornialastDecember.TheFBIwantsAppletounlockthephonebecausei
thasinformationtohelpcatchmoreterrorists.AppletoldtheFBIthatitwo
uldnotopentheiPhone.Applesaidthatwouldbeasecurityrisk.Applesai
dotherpeoplewouldalsowantphonesunlocked.TheDepartmentofJust
ice(DOJ)isalsoangrywithApple.ItsaidAppleisusingtechnologytostopt
heFBIfromfindingoutmoreaboutthekiller.TheDOJsaidthatonlyApple
couldopenthephone.ApplesaidtheDOJwantedtogiveAppleabadnam
e.Itsaid:"ItseemslikedisagreeingwiththeDepartmentofJusticemean
syoumustbeevilandanti-American."TheDOJsaiditwantsjustoneiPho
neunlocked.

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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d)

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f)

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h)

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WRITING

Write about iPhones for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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