The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A woman went on honeymoon to Greece alone. Newlyweds Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever from Pakistan wanted to go to Greece for their second honeymoon. The Greek embassy did not give Arsalaan a visa. Huma decided to go alone. She had paid for the trip. A few weeks later, Arsalaan's parents decided to go with her.



Huma's honeymoon photos went viral. In each picture, she had a sad face and an arm around her missing husband. Huma said she was sad Arsalaan was not there. She said: "He's the life of the party." Arsalaan's mother told her to have a good time. Huma and Arsalaan want to go somewhere for their wedding anniversary.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36777060
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/07/11/this-newlywed-pakistani-bride-went-on-her-honeymoon-alone/
  • http://www.indiatimes.com/lifestyle/self/after-her-husband-was-denied-a-visa-this-lady-pulled-off-a-queen-went-on-a-vacation-anyway-258180.html


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. A woman went
  2. second
  3. The Greek
  4. give Arsalaan
  5. Huma decided
  6. She had paid for
  7. A few
  8. Arsalaan's parents decided to
  1. to go alone
  2. the trip
  3. weeks later
  4. honeymoon
  5. on honeymoon
  6. embassy
  7. go with her
  8. a visa

Paragraph 2

  1. Huma's honeymoon photos went
  2. In each
  3. she had
  4. an arm around
  5. she was sad Arsalaan
  6. He's the life
  7. Arsalaan's mother told her to
  8. wedding
  1. her missing husband
  2. have a good time
  3. picture
  4. of the party
  5. viral
  6. anniversary
  7. a sad face
  8. was not there

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A woman (1) __________________ to Greece alone. Newlyweds Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever (2) ___________________ wanted to go to Greece (3) ___________________ honeymoon. The Greek embassy (4) ___________________ Arsalaan a visa. Huma decided (5) ___________________. She had paid for the trip. A few weeks later, Arsalaan's parents (6) _______________ with her.

Huma's honeymoon (7) ___________________. In each picture, she had a sad face (8) ___________________ around her missing husband. Huma said (9) __________________ Arsalaan was not there. She said: "He's the (10) ___________________." Arsalaan's mother (11) ___________________ a good time. Huma and Arsalaan want to go somewhere for their (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AwomanwentonhoneymoontoGreecealone.NewlywedsHumaMobin
andArsalaanSeverfromPakistanwantedtogotoGreecefortheirsecond
honeymoon.TheGreekembassydidnotgiveArsalaanavisa.Humadeci
dedtogoalone.Shehadpaidforthetrip.Afewweekslater,Arsalaan'sp
arentsdecidedtogowithher.Huma'shoneymoonphotoswentviral.Ine
achpicture,shehadasadfaceandanarmaroundhermissinghusband.H
umasaidshewassadArsalaanwasnotthere.Shesaid:"He'sthelifeofthe
party."Arsalaan'smothertoldhertohaveagoodtime.HumaandArsalaa
nwanttogosomewherefortheirweddinganniversary.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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