The Reading / Listening - Level 2

The technology company Apple and the FBI are having a big argument over the iPhone of a killer. In December 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 were seriously injured in a terrorist attack in California. The FBI has the iPhone of one of the terrorists and wants Apple to unlock it. The FBI thinks information in the phone can help to catch more terrorists. Apple has told the FBI that it will not open the iPhone. Apple said that would risk the security of its customers. Apple also said it would be dangerous because other people would want phones opened.



The Department of Justice (DOJ) is also angry that Apple will not open the iPhone. It said Apple is using technological barriers to stop the FBI from doing its job. It said Apple must help the FBI to find out about the killer. The DOJ added that: "Apple alone can remove those barriers so that the FBI can search the phone." Apple said the DOJ wanted to give Apple a bad name and make the public think that Apple was an evil company. 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.

having a big

a.

Apple to unlock it

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22 were seriously

b.

be dangerous

3.

a terrorist

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more terrorists

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the terrorists and wants

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injured

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help to catch

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phones opened

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risk the security

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argument

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Apple also said it would

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of its customers

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other people would want

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attack



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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angry that Apple will

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barriers

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stop the FBI

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a bad name

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find out

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American

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remove those

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about the killer

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the DOJ wanted to give Apple

e.

iPhone unlocked

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you must

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not open the iPhone

7.

anti-

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from doing its job

8.

it wants just one

h.

be evil

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The technology company Apple and the FBI (1) ________________ argument over the iPhone of a killer. In December 2015, 14 people (2) ___________________ 22 were seriously injured (3) ___________________ in California. The FBI has the iPhone of one of the terrorists and wants Apple to unlock it. The FBI (4) ___________________ the phone can help to catch more terrorists. Apple has told the FBI that it will not open the iPhone. Apple (5) ___________________ risk the security of its customers. Apple also said it would be dangerous because other (6) ___________________ phones opened.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) (7) ___________________ that Apple will not open the iPhone. It said Apple is using technological barriers to stop the FBI (8) ___________________. It said Apple must help the FBI to (9) ___________________ the killer. The DOJ added that: "Apple alone can remove those barriers so that the FBI can (10) ___________________." Apple said the DOJ wanted to give Apple a bad name and make the public think that Apple was an evil company. It said: "It seems (11) ___________________ the Department of Justice means you must be evil and anti-American." The DOJ said (12) ___________________ iPhone unlocked.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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ertheiPhoneofakiller.InDecember2015,14peoplewerekilledand22w
ereseriouslyinjuredinaterroristattackinCalifornia.TheFBIhastheiPho
neofoneoftheterroristsandwantsAppletounlockit.TheFBIthinksinfor
mationinthephonecanhelptocatchmoreterrorists.ApplehastoldtheF
BIthatitwillnotopentheiPhone.Applesaidthatwouldriskthesecurityofi
tscustomers.Applealsosaiditwouldbedangerousbecauseotherpeopl
ewouldwantphonesopened.TheDepartmentofJustice(DOJ)isalsoang
rythatApplewillnotopentheiPhone.ItsaidAppleisusingtechnologicalb
arrierstostoptheFBIfromdoingitsjob.ItsaidApplemusthelptheFBItofi
ndoutaboutthekiller.TheDOJaddedthat:"Applealonecanremovethos
ebarrierssothattheFBIcansearchthephone."ApplesaidtheDOJwante
dtogiveAppleabadnameandmakethepublicthinkthatApplewasanevil
company.Itsaid:"ItseemslikedisagreeingwiththeDepartmentofJusti
cemeansyoumustbeevilandanti-American."TheDOJsaiditwantsju
stoneiPhoneunlocked.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

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Answers

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