The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Colombia signed a peace deal with the rebel group FARC. It ends 52 years of fighting. Over 220,000 people died. Millions of people lost their home. Colombia's president said it was, "the beginning of the end to the suffering, pain and tragedy of war". The government and FARC will now work together for the hurt people.



FARC will now help to make Colombia's future. In the capital city, thousands of people celebrated. One Colombian said: "Finally, I'll see my country without violence, with a future for my children." Colombians will vote on the peace deal. The president said: "It will be the most important election of our lives."

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37180752
  • http://thebogotapost.com/2016/08/24/farc-peace-talks-conclude-comprehensive-agreement/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FARC


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Colombia signed
  2. the rebel
  3. It ends 52 years
  4. Over 220,000
  5. Millions of people
  6. the beginning of the
  7. the suffering, pain and
  8. The government and FARC will now
  1. group FARC
  2. end
  3. people died
  4. tragedy of war
  5. a peace deal
  6. work together
  7. of fighting
  8. lost their home

Paragraph 2

  1. FARC will now help to make
  2. In the capital
  3. thousands of people
  4. I'll see my country without
  5. a future for
  6. Colombians will
  7. the peace
  8. the most important
  1. celebrated
  2. vote
  3. violence
  4. election of our lives
  5. Colombia's future
  6. deal
  7. my children
  8. city

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Colombia signed (1) ___________________ with the rebel group FARC. It (2) ___________________ of fighting. Over 220,000 people died. Millions of people (3) ___________________. Colombia's president said it was, "the (4) ___________________ end to the suffering, pain and (5) ___________________". The government and FARC will now (6) ___________________ for the hurt people.

FARC will now (7) ___________________ Colombia's future. In (8) ___________________, thousands of people celebrated. One Colombian said: "Finally, I'll (9) ___________________ without violence, with (10) ___________________ children." Colombians will vote on (11) ___________________. The president said: "It will be the most important (12) ___________________ lives."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ColombiasignedapeacedealwiththerebelgroupFARC.Itends52years
offighting.Over220,000peopledied.Millionsofpeoplelosttheirhome.
Colombia'spresidentsaiditwas,"thebeginningoftheendtothesufferin
g,painandtragedyofwar".ThegovernmentandFARCwillnowworktoge
therforthehurtpeople.FARCwillnowhelptomakeColombia'sfuture.Int
hecapitalcity,thousandsofpeoplecelebrated.OneColombiansaid:"Fi
nally,I'llseemycountrywithoutviolence,withafutureformychildren."
Colombianswillvoteonthepeacedeal.Thepresidentsaid:"Itwillbethe
mostimportantelectionofourlives."

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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(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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