The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The gun maker Kalashnikov will soon sell clothes. Kalashnikov makes the famous AK-47 rifle. It must make different things because many countries have stopped buying Russian weapons. This is because of events in Ukraine. Kalashnikov plans to open 60 clothes stores across Russia by the end of this year.



Kalashnikov is not the first Russian arms company to sell clothes. A tank maker started in 2014. Kalashnikov said it would still make a lot of money from guns. It wants to double the sales of guns by 2017. It will also make at least 10 new products. Kalashnikov's clothes will sell well in Russia.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-36228350
  • http://sputniknews.com/business/20160506/1039183639/russia-kalashnikov-clothing.html#ixzz47wlxLMRB
  • https://www.rt.com/news/342198-kalashnikov-military-style-clothing/


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Kalashnikov will
  2. Kalashnikov makes the
  3. It must make different
  4. countries have stopped buying
  5. This is because of events
  6. Kalashnikov plans to open
  7. across
  8. by the end
  1. Russian weapons
  2. 60 clothes stores
  3. famous AK-47 rifle
  4. of this year
  5. things
  6. in Ukraine
  7. soon sell clothes
  8. Russia

Paragraph 2

  1. Kalashnikov is not
  2. Russian arms
  3. A tank
  4. started in
  5. it would still make a lot of
  6. double the sales
  7. make at least
  8. Kalashnikov's clothes will sell
  1. maker
  2. 10 new products
  3. company
  4. of guns by 2017
  5. the first
  6. well in Russia
  7. money from guns
  8. 2014

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The gun maker Kalashnikov will (1) ___________________. Kalashnikov (2) ___________________ AK-47 rifle. It must make (3) ___________________ because many countries have stopped buying Russian weapons. (4) ___________________ events in Ukraine. Kalashnikov (5) ___________________ 60 clothes stores across Russia (6) ___________________ this year.

Kalashnikov (7) ___________________ Russian arms company to sell clothes. A tank (8) ___________________ 2014. Kalashnikov said it (9) ___________________ a lot of money from guns. It (10) ___________________ the sales of guns by 2017. It will also (11) ___________________ 10 new products. Kalashnikov's clothes (12) ___________________ Russia.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThegunmakerKalashnikovwillsoonsellclothes.Kalashnikovmakesth
efamousAK-47rifle.Itmustmakedifferentthingsbecausemanyco
untrieshavestoppedbuyingRussianweapons.Thisisbecauseofeventsi
nUkraine.Kalashnikovplanstoopen60clothesstoresacrossRussiabyt
heendofthisyear.KalashnikovisnotthefirstRussianarmscompanytos
ellclothes.Atankmakerstartedin2014.Kalashnikovsaiditwouldstillm
akealotofmoneyfromguns.Itwantstodoublethesalesofgunsby2017.I
twillalsomakeatleast10newproducts.Kalashnikov'sclotheswillsellwe
llinRussia.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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