The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The UAE has asked citizens not to wear traditional clothes overseas. A UAE businessman was mistaken for an ISIS member. He was making a phone call in a hotel in the USA. The receptionist called the police because of his white clothes, and because he spoke Arabic. The man went to hospital after police pushed him.



The police and the hotel apologised to the man. He blamed Donald Trump for making people hate Muslims. An American Islamic group asked why the police thought the man's clothes were a criminal sign. The man said: "I always wear my traditional clothes during all my travels and never [experienced] such a thing".

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Sources
  • http://gulfnews.com /news/americas/usa/emirati-mistaken-for-daesh-member-in-us-1.1856250
  • http://www.inquisitr.com /3267770/when-an-ohio-muslim-made-a-phone-call-five-cops-showed-up-guns-drawn-and-someone-went-to-the-hospital-video/
  • http://www.thenational.ae /uae/they-were-brutal-with-me-emirati-describes-arrest-in-us-after-being-mistaken-for-isil-member


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. not to wear traditional
  2. mistaken for an
  3. He was making
  4. in a hotel
  5. The receptionist called the
  6. he spoke
  7. The man went to hospital
  8. police pushed
  1. a phone call
  2. after
  3. in the USA
  4. him
  5. Arabic
  6. ISIS member
  7. clothes overseas
  8. police

Paragraph 2

  1. The police and the hotel apologised
  2. He blamed
  3. making people
  4. An American Islamic
  5. police thought the man's clothes
  6. I always wear my
  7. during all
  8. never experienced such
  1. group
  2. hate Muslims
  3. traditional clothes
  4. Donald Trump
  5. a thing
  6. to the man
  7. were a criminal sign
  8. my travels

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UAE has (1) ___________________ to wear traditional clothes overseas. A UAE businessman (2) ___________________ an ISIS member. He (3) ___________________ phone call in a hotel on the USA. The receptionist (4) ___________________ because of his white clothes, and because (5) _______________. The man went to hospital after (6) ___________________.

The police and the hotel (7) ___________________ man. He blamed Donald Trump for (8) ___________________ Muslims. An American Islamic (9) ___________________ the police thought the man's clothes were (10) ___________________. The man said: "I (11) ___________________ traditional clothes during all my travels and never [experienced] (12) ___________________".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUAEhasaskedcitizensnottoweartraditionalclothesoverseas.AUA
EbusinessmanwasmistakenforanISISmember.Hewasmakingaphon
ecallinahotelontheUSA.Thereceptionistcalledthepolicebecauseofhis
whiteclothes,andbecausehespokeArabic.Themanwenttohospita
lafterpolicepushedhim.Thepoliceandthehotelapologisedtotheman.H
eblamedDonaldTrumpformakingpeoplehateMuslims.AnAmericanIsl
amicgroupaskedwhythepolicethoughttheman'sclotheswereacrimin
alsign.Themansaid:"Ialwayswearmytraditionalclothesduringallmyt
ravelsandnever[experienced]suchathing".

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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