The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Facebook decided not to ban a famous photograph of the Vietnam War. It banned a photo of a naked, 9-year-old girl running away from a napalm attack. It won a top photography prize. Facebook got a lot of complaints. Norway's president Erna Solberg said the photo was an important part of history.



Ms Solberg explained: "They must see the difference between…child pornography and editing out history." She added: "I want my children and other children to grow…where history is taught as it was." Facebook said the photo is pornography in some countries. It said it understood the global importance of the photo.

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Sources
  • http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/10/facebook-reinstates-vietnam-photo-after-outcry-over-censorship.html
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/10/technology/facebook-vietnam-war-photo-nudity.html?_r=0
  • http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/special-reports/1082872/facebook-restores-iconic-vietnam-war-photo


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. decided not to ban
  2. a photo of a naked,
  3. running
  4. a napalm
  5. It won a top photography
  6. Facebook got a lot
  7. Norway's
  8. an important part
  1. 9-year-old girl
  2. president
  3. prize
  4. of history
  5. a famous photograph
  6. attack
  7. of complaints
  8. away

Paragraph 2

  1. see the
  2. child
  3. editing
  4. my children and
  5. history is taught
  6. the photo is pornography
  7. It said it
  8. the global importance
  1. out history
  2. understood
  3. difference
  4. of the photo
  5. pornography
  6. other children
  7. in some countries
  8. as it was

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Facebook decided (1) ___________________ famous photograph of the Vietnam War. It banned (2) ___________________ naked, 9-year-old girl running (3) ___________________ napalm attack. It (4) ___________________ photography prize. Facebook got a (5) ___________________. Norway's president Erna Solberg said the photo was an important (6) ___________________.

Ms Solberg explained: "They (7) ___________________ difference between…child pornography (8) ___________________ history." She added: "I want (9) ___________________ other children to grow…where history (10) ___________________ it was." Facebook (11) ___________________ is pornography in some countries. It said it understood the (12) ___________________ of the photo.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FacebookdecidednottobanafamousphotographoftheVietnamWar.It
bannedaphotoofanaked,9-year-oldgirlrunningawayfromanapalmat
tack.Itwonatopphotographyprize.Facebookgotalotofcomplaints.No
rway'spresidentErnaSolbergsaidthephotowasanimportantpartofhis
tory.MsSolbergexplained:"Theymustseethedifferencebetween…chil
dpornographyandeditingouthistory."Sheadded:"Iwantmychildrena
ndotherchildrentogrow…wherehistoryistaughtasitwas."Facebooksa
idthephotoispornographyinsomecountries.Itsaiditunderstoodthegl
obalimportanceofthephoto.

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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Answers

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