The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Turkey is trying hard to get those responsible for the weekend's failed coup attempt. It has arrested around 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including top judges and generals. It also suspended nearly 8,000 police officers. President Erdogan said he would rid institutions of the "virus" that caused the coup. He is taking a very hard line and said he might use the death penalty. This might stop Turkey from joining the European Union.



Turkey's Justice Minister said the legal process on more than 6,000 people would go ahead. He added that: "Suspects are being charged with membership of an armed terrorist organisation and of attempting to overthrow the government…using force and violence." At least 290 people were killed and thousands wounded in the coup attempt. President Erdogan asked people to "take to the streets" to protect Turkey. His forces soon retook control.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36824045
  • http://www.turkishweekly.net/2016/07/18/news/6-000-detained-from-turkish-army-judiciary-in-probe-into-failed-coup-attempt/
  • http://in.reuters.com/article/turkey-security-idINKCN0ZY082


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. trying hard to get those
  2. 6,000 members of the judiciary
  3. including top judges
  4. It also suspended nearly
  5. rid institutions of the "virus"
  6. He is taking a very
  7. he might use the
  8. This might stop Turkey from joining
  1. hard line
  2. 8,000 police officers
  3. the European Union
  4. and military
  5. and generals
  6. death penalty
  7. responsible
  8. that caused the coup

Paragraph 2

  1. legal
  2. go
  3. Suspects are being
  4. an armed
  5. attempting to overthrow
  6. 290 people were killed and thousands
  7. take to
  8. His forces soon
  1. wounded
  2. charged
  3. retook control
  4. ahead
  5. process
  6. terrorist organisation
  7. the government
  8. the streets

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Turkey is (1) ___________________ get those responsible for the weekend's failed coup attempt. It has (2) ___________________ 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including (3) ___________________ generals. It also suspended nearly 8,000 police officers. President Erdogan said he would rid institutions (4) ___________________ caused the coup. He is taking a very hard line and said he might use (5) ___________________. This might stop Turkey (6) ___________________ European Union.

Turkey's Justice Minister said (7) ___________________ on more than 6,000 people would go ahead. He added that: "Suspects (8) ___________________ with membership of (9) ___________________ organisation and of attempting to overthrow the government…using (10) ___________________." At least 290 people were killed and thousands (11) ___________________ coup attempt. President Erdogan asked people to "take to the streets" to protect Turkey. His forces (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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s"thatcausedthecoup.Heistakingaveryhardlineandsaidhemightuset
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n.Turkey'sJusticeMinistersaidthelegalprocessonmorethan6,000peo
plewouldgoahead.Headdedthat:"Suspectsarebeingchargedwithme
mbershipofanarmedterroristorganisationandofattemptingtooverthr
owthegovernment…usingforceandviolence."Atleast290peoplewere
killedandthousandswoundedinthecoupattempt.PresidentErdoganas
kedpeopleto"taketothestreets"toprotectTurkey.Hisforcessoonretoo
kcontrol.

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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