The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Police in Sudan arrested the world's most wanted people smuggler, Mered Medhanie. His nickname is 'The General'. He caused hundreds of migrant deaths. Migrants are people looking for a better life in another country. Police found him in a secret hideout in Sudan's capital city Khartoum.



Mered could go to prison for a long time. He smuggled thousands of migrants into Europe. The price was $5,500 per person. It was a dangerous journey. Mered did not care about people's lives. Police said he wanted to be very rich from people smuggling. His plan was to move to Sweden. His wife lives there.

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Sources
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/08/worlds-most-wanted-people-smuggler-arrested-in-joint-british-ope/
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1708610/people-smuggler-the-general-arrested-in-sudan
  • http://www.thelocal.it/20160608/migrant-smuggling-boss-extradited-to-italy


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. Police in
  2. the world's most wanted
  3. His nickname
  4. He caused hundreds of migrant
  5. a better life
  6. Police found
  7. a secret
  8. Sudan's capital
  1. is 'The General'
  2. him
  3. hideout
  4. city
  5. deaths
  6. Sudan
  7. in another country
  8. people smuggler

Paragraph 2

  1. Mered could go to
  2. for a long
  3. He smuggled thousands of migrants
  4. The price was $5,500
  5. It was a dangerous
  6. Mered did not care
  7. he wanted to
  8. His plan was to
  1. per person
  2. into Europe
  3. be very rich
  4. time
  5. about people's lives
  6. journey
  7. move to Sweden
  8. prison

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Police in Sudan (1) ___________________ most wanted people smuggler, Mered Medhanie. (2) ___________________ is 'The General'. He (3) ___________________ of migrant deaths. (4) ___________________ people looking for a better life in another country. Police (5) ___________________ secret hideout in Sudan's (6) ___________________ Khartoum.

Mered could (7) ___________________ for a long time. He (8) ___________________ of migrants into Europe. The price was $5,500 (9) ___________________. It was a dangerous journey. Mered (10) ___________________ about people's lives. Police said he wanted (11) ___________________ rich from people smuggling. His plan was to move to Sweden. His (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PoliceinSudanarrestedtheworld'smostwantedpeoplesmuggler,Mere
dMedhanie.Hisnicknameis'TheGeneral'.Hecausedhundredsofmigra
ntdeaths.Migrantsarepeoplelookingforabetterlifeinanothercountry.
PolicefoundhiminasecrethideoutinSudan'scapitalcityKhartoum.Mer
edcouldgotoprisonforalongtime.Hesmuggledthousandsofmigrantsi
ntoEurope.Thepricewas$5,500perperson.Itwasadangerousjourney
.Mereddidnotcareaboutpeople'slives.Policesaidhewantedtobeveryri
chfrompeoplesmuggling.HisplanwastomovetoSweden.Hiswifelivest
here.

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

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Free writing

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Answers

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