The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The UAE has asked its citizens not to wear traditional clothes overseas. This was after a UAE businessman was mistaken for a member of ISIS in the USA. He was making a phone call. A hotel receptionist called the police because of his white robe and headdress, and because he was speaking Arabic. She thought he was a terrorist. The man went to hospital after armed police pushed him to the floor. He was shocked at how "brutal" they were.



The police and the hotel apologised to the man. He blamed Donald Trump, for making people hate Muslims. An American Islamic relations group asked why the police said the man's clothing was a criminal sign in their report. It added: "Police need more diversity training. This is shocking". The man said: "I always wear my traditional clothes during all my travels and never encountered 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. wear traditional clothes
  2. mistaken for a member
  3. He was making a
  4. because of his white robe
  5. She thought he
  6. The man went to
  7. armed police pushed
  8. shocked at how
  1. him to the floor
  2. overseas
  3. of ISIS
  4. "brutal" they were
  5. hospital after
  6. phone call
  7. was a terrorist
  8. and headdress

Paragraph 2

  1. The police and the hotel apologised
  2. He blamed
  3. making people
  4. An American Islamic
  5. the man's
  6. Police need more diversity
  7. during all
  8. never encountered such
  1. clothing
  2. hate Muslims
  3. my travels
  4. Donald Trump
  5. training
  6. a thing
  7. to the man
  8. relations group

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UAE has asked (1) ___________________ to wear traditional clothes overseas. This (2) ___________________ UAE businessman was (3) ___________________ member of ISIS in the USA. He was making a phone call. A hotel receptionist called the police because (4) ___________________ and headdress, and because he was speaking Arabic. She thought he was a terrorist. The man (5) ___________________ after armed police pushed him to the floor. He was shocked (6) ___________________ they were.

The police and the hotel (7) ___________________ man. He blamed Donald Trump, for (8) ___________________ Muslims. An American Islamic (9) ___________________ asked why the police said the man's clothing was a criminal sign in their report. It added: "Police need more (10) ___________________. This is shocking". The man said: "I (11) ___________________ traditional clothes during all my travels and never encountered (12) ___________________ ".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUAEhasaskeditscitizensnottoweartraditionalclothesoverseas.Th
iswasafteraUAEbusinessmanwasmistakenforamemberofISISintheU
SA.Hewasmakingaphonecall.Ahotelreceptionistcalledthepolicebeca
useofhiswhiterobeandheaddress,andbecausehewasspeakingArabic
.Shethoughthewasaterrorist.Themanwenttohospitalafterarmedpoli
cepushedhimtothefloor.Hewasshockedathow"brutal"theywere.The
policeandthehotelapologisedtotheman.HeblamedDonaldTrump,for
makingpeoplehateMuslims.AnAmericanIslamicrelationsgroupasked
whythepolicesaidtheman'sclothingwasacriminalsignintheirreport.It
added:"Policeneedmorediversitytraining.Thisisshocking".Themans
aid:"Ialwayswearmytraditionalclothesduringallmytravelsandnever
encounteredsuchathing".

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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