The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A woman went on honeymoon alone because her husband did not have a visa. Newlyweds Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever from Pakistan got married this year. They paid for a trip to Greece for their second honeymoon. They were shocked when the Greek embassy did not give Arsalaan a visa. Huma decided to go to Greece alone because she had paid for the trip. A few weeks later, Huma's in-laws (Arsalaan's parents) decided to go with her.



Huma's honeymoon photos have gone viral. In each picture, she had a sad face and stretched her arm out around her missing husband. Huma said it was difficult because her husband was in Pakistan. She said: "He's the life of the party; my better half." She added that her mother-in-law comforted her. She told her to have a good time. Huma is now back with Arsalaan in Pakistan. They want to go away together for their first 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A woman went on
  2. her husband did not have
  3. got married
  4. second
  5. They were
  6. the Greek
  7. she had paid
  8. Huma's in-laws
  1. honeymoon
  2. this year
  3. for the trip
  4. shocked
  5. embassy
  6. honeymoon alone
  7. (Arsalaan's parents)
  8. a visa

Paragraph 2

  1. Huma's honeymoon photos have
  2. In each
  3. she had
  4. stretched her arm
  5. He's the life of
  6. her mother-in-law
  7. She told her to
  8. their first wedding
  1. the party
  2. out
  3. anniversary
  4. picture
  5. comforted her
  6. gone viral
  7. a sad face
  8. have a good time

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A woman went on honeymoon (1) ___________________ husband did not (2) ___________________. Newlyweds Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever from Pakistan got married this year. They (3) ___________________ to Greece for their second honeymoon. They (4) ___________________ the Greek embassy did not give Arsalaan a visa. Huma (5) ___________________ to Greece alone because she had paid for the trip. A (6) ___________________, Huma's in-laws (Arsalaan's parents) decided to go with her.

Huma's honeymoon photos (7) ___________________. In each picture, she had (8) ___________________ stretched her arm out around her missing husband. Huma said (9) ___________________ because her husband was in Pakistan. She said: "He's the life of the party; (10) __________________." She added that her (11) ___________________ comforted her. She told her to have a good time. Huma is now back with Arsalaan in Pakistan. They want to go away together for their first (12) ________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Awomanwentonhoneymoonalonebecauseherhusbanddidnothaveav
isa.NewlywedsHumaMobinandArsalaanSeverfromPakistangotmarri
edthisyear.TheypaidforatriptoGreecefortheirsecondhoneymoon.Th
eywereshockedwhentheGreekembassydidnotgiveArsalaanavisa.Hu
madecidedtogotoGreecealonebecauseshehadpaidforthetrip.Afeww
eekslater,Huma'sin-laws(Arsalaan'sparents)decidedtogowithher.H
uma'shoneymoonphotoshavegoneviral.Ineachpicture,shehadasadf
aceandstretchedherarmoutaroundhermissinghusband.Humasaidit
wasdifficultbecauseherhusbandwasinPakistan.Shesaid:"He'sthelife
oftheparty;mybetterhalf."Sheaddedthathermother-in-lawcom
fortedher.Shetoldhertohaveagoodtime.HumaisnowbackwithArsala
aninPakistan.Theywanttogoawaytogetherfortheirfirstweddinganniv
ersary.

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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Free writing

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