The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Last year saw record refugee numbers. Over 65.3 million people had to leave their home or country. This is 50 per cent more than five years ago. One in every 113 people in the world is a refugee. There are twenty-four new refugees every minute. It was World Refugee Day on June the 20th.



The biggest reason for the record number is war. Over 98,000 unaccompanied children tried to enter other countries. This is the highest number ever. Ninety per cent of refugees are from poor countries. Refugees have big problems at borders. These include fences, immigration laws, and people who hate them.

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Sources
  • http://www.voanews.com/content/global-forced-displacements-reach-record-breaking-levels/3383451.html
  • http://www.reuters.com/article/us-refugees-un-idUSKCN0Z60BN
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/20/1-in-every-113-human-beings-right-now-is-forcibly-displaced-from-their-home/


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. Last year saw record
  2. Over 65.3 million people had to
  3. This is 50 per cent
  4. five years
  5. One in every
  6. There are twenty-four new
  7. every
  8. It was World Refugee Day
  1. refugees
  2. more
  3. 113 people
  4. leave their home
  5. minute
  6. on June the 20th
  7. ago
  8. refugee numbers

Paragraph 2

  1. The biggest reason for the
  2. 98,000 unaccompanied
  3. tried to enter other
  4. This is the highest number
  5. Ninety per cent of refugees are
  6. Refugees have big problems at
  7. immigration
  8. people who
  1. countries
  2. from poor countries
  3. children
  4. laws
  5. ever
  6. hate them
  7. record number is war
  8. borders

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Last (1) ___________________ refugee numbers. Over 65.3 million people had (2) ___________________ home or country. This is 50 per cent (3) ___________________ years ago. One in (4) ___________________ in the world is a refugee. There are (5) ___________________ refugees every minute. It was World Refugee Day (6) ___________________ 20th.

The biggest (7) ___________________ record number is war. (8) ___________________ unaccompanied children tried to enter (9) ___________________. This is the highest number ever. Ninety per cent of refugees are from (10) ___________________. Refugees (11) ________________ at borders. These include fences, immigration laws, and people (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Lastyearsawrecordrefugeenumbers.Over65.3millionpeoplehadtole
avetheirhomeorcountry.Thisis50percentmorethanfiveyearsago.On
einevery113peopleintheworldisarefugee.Therearetwenty-fourne
wrefugeeseveryminute.ItwasWorldRefugeeDayonJunethe20th.The
biggestreasonfortherecordnumberiswar.Over98,000unaccompanie
dchildrentriedtoenterothercountries.Thisisthehighestnumberever.
Ninetypercentofrefugeesarefrompoorcountries.Refugeeshavebigpr
oblemsatborders.Theseincludefences,immigrationlaws,andpeople
whohatethem.

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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