The Reading / Listening - Level 3

Facebook has reversed its decision to block a famous photograph of the Vietnam War on its website. The photo is of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl and other terrified children running away from a napalm attack in South Vietnam. The napalm badly burnt her back. The iconic photograph was taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut and won a Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. However, Facebook banned the photo from its site because the child in the photo is naked. Facebook got a lot of complaints after the ban. Even the president of Norway, Erna Solberg, criticised Facebook. She said the photo was an important part of history and that Facebook was editing history by erasing the image.



Ms Solberg explained why she was so angry. She said: "They must see the difference between editing out child pornography and editing out history." She wrote on her own Facebook page: "I want my children and other children to grow up in a society where history is taught as it was." After Facebook decided to allow the photo back on its pages, a spokesperson made a comment, saying: "An image of a naked child would normally be presumed to violate our community standards, and in some countries might even qualify as child pornography. In [the case of the 'Napalm Girl' photograph], we recognize the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular moment in time."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 0 Level 1   or  Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. WAR PHOTOS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about war photos. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       decision / block / famous / photograph / terrified / iconic / prize / journalism / history
       angry / children / society / comment / image / standards / global / importance

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. BAN: Students A strongly believe any image showing nudity should be banned on social media; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. IMAGES: What rules would you make about these things on social media? Talk about this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Nudity
  • War
  • Blood
  • Celebrities
  • Disasters
  • Cats
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5. WEBSITE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "website". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. WEBSITES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • YouTube
  • Wikipedia
  • Amazon
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp
  • Google
  • Twitter

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The photo Facebook block wasn't at all famous.     T / F
  2. The photo was taken in the north of Vietnam.     T / F
  3. The photographer won a prize for the photo.     T / F
  4. The president of Norway complained that the photo was banned.     T / F
  5. Norway's president said Facebook was editing out history.     T / F
  6. Norway's president does not have a Facebook account.     T / F
  7. Facebook did not comment on the photo.     T / F
  8. Facebook said it recognized the historical importance of the photo.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. reversed
  2. block
  3. terrified
  4. got
  5. erasing
  6. angry
  7. allow
  8. standards
  9. case
  10. documenting
  1. let
  2. frightened
  3. received
  4. example
  5. backtracked on
  6. guidelines
  7. recording
  8. bar
  9. furious
  10. deleting

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. Facebook has reversed
  2. terrified children
  3. iconic
  4. Facebook got a
  5. editing history
  6. They must
  7. a society where history is
  8. violate our community
  9. child
  10. documenting a particular moment
  1. taught as it was
  2. by erasing the image
  3. standards
  4. running away
  5. in time
  6. its decision
  7. photograph
  8. pornography
  9. lot of complaints after the ban
  10. see the difference

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
terrified
complaints
taken
erasing
decision
part
banned
burnt

Facebook has reversed its (1) ____________ to block a famous photograph of the Vietnam War on its website. The photo is of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl and other (2) ____________ children running away from a napalm attack in South Vietnam. The napalm badly (3) ____________ her back. The iconic photograph was (4) ____________ by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut and won a Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. However, Facebook (5) ____________ the photo from its site because the child in the photo is naked. Facebook got a lot of (6) ____________ after the ban. Even the president of Norway, Erna Solberg, criticised Facebook. She said the photo was an important (7) ____________ of history and that Facebook was editing history by (8) ____________ the image.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
difference
society
global
comment
angry
moment
editing
standards

Ms Solberg explained why she was so (9) ____________. She said: "They must see the (10) ____________ between editing out child pornography and (11) ____________ out history." She wrote on her own Facebook page: "I want my children and other children to grow up in a (12) ____________ where history is taught as it was." After Facebook decided to allow the photo back on its pages, a spokesperson made a (13) ____________, saying: "An image of a naked child would normally be presumed to violate our community (14) ____________, and in some countries might even qualify as child pornography. In [the case of the 'Napalm Girl' photograph], we recognize the history and (15) ____________ importance of this image in documenting a particular (16) ____________ in time."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Facebook has reversed its decision to block a ______
     a.  famous photograph
     b.  famously photograph
     c.  famous photographer
     d.  famous photographed

2)  The photo is of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl and other ______
     a.  terrifying children
     b.  terrific children
     c.  terrified children
     d.  terror filled children

3)  Facebook banned the photo from its site because the child in the ______
     a.  photo is no kid
     b.  photo is make it
     c.  photo is no kit
     d.  photo is naked

4)  Facebook got a lot of complaints ______
     a.  after a ban
     b.  after the ban
     c.  after that ban
     d.  after this ban

5)  Facebook was editing history by ______
     a.  erasing the image
     b.  defacing the image
     c.  debasing the image
     d.  embracing the image

6)  Ms Solberg explained why she ______
     a.  was such angry
     b.  was so angrily
     c.  was so angry
     d.  were so angry

7)  the difference between editing out child pornography and ______
     a.  editing up history
     b.  edit in out history
     c.  edited out history
     d.  editing out history

8)  grow up in a society where history is ______
     a.  taught has it was
     b.  taught was it is
     c.  taught as it was
     d.  taught is it was

9)  An image of a naked child would normally be presumed to violate our ______
     a.  community standards
     b.  committee standard
     c.  community standardise
     d.  committee standards

10)  global importance of this image in documenting a particular ______
     a.  moment on time
     b.  moment at time
     c.  moment in time
     d.  moment by time

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Facebook has (1) ___________________ to block a famous photograph of the Vietnam War on its website. The photo is of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl (2) ___________________ children running away from a napalm attack in South Vietnam. The napalm badly (3) ___________________. The iconic photograph was taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut and won a Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. However, Facebook (4) ___________________ from its site because the child in the photo is naked. Facebook got a (5) ___________________ after the ban. Even the president of Norway, Erna Solberg, criticised Facebook. She said the photo was an important part of history and that Facebook was editing history (6) ___________________ image.

Ms Solberg explained (7) ___________________ angry. She said: "They must see the difference between editing out child pornography and editing out history." She (8) ___________________ Facebook page: "I want my children and other children (9) ___________________ a society where history is taught as it was." After Facebook decided to allow the photo back on its pages, a spokesperson (10) ___________________, saying: "An image of a naked child would normally be presumed to violate our community standards, and in some countries might (11) ___________________ child pornography. In [the case of the 'Napalm Girl' photograph], we recognize the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular (12) ___________________."

Comprehension questions

  1. What did Facebook reverse?
  2. In which part of Vietnam was the photo taken?
  3. What did the photo win a prize for?
  4. What did Facebook get after the ban?
  5. What did Norway's president say Facebook was editing?
  6. How did Norway's president feel about the photo being banned?
  7. What website did Norway's president use to write to Facebook?
  8. What does Norway's president want taught as it was?
  9. What can such photos violate with Facebook?
  10. What did Facebook say the photo documented?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What did Facebook reverse?
a) a car
b) a decision
c) an idea
d) a bank transaction

2) In which part of Vietnam was the photo taken?
a) North Vietnam
b) East Vietnam
c) West Vietnam
d) South Vietnam

3) What did the photo win a prize for?
a) photo-journalism
b) freedom
c) war
d) websites

4) What did Facebook get after the ban?
a) a prize
b) money
c) complaints
d) a fine

5) What did Norway's president say Facebook was editing?
a) pages
b) history
c) a document
d) a website

6) How did Norway's president feel about the photo being banned?
a) angry
b) irritated
c) annoyed
d) cross

7) What website did Norway's president use to write to Facebook?
a) Twitter
b) Instagram
c) Facebook
d) WhatsApp

8) What does Norway's president want taught as it was?
a) history
b) lessons
c) school
d) I.T.

9) What can such photos violate with Facebook?
a) community standards
b) spokesperson
c) history
d) comments

10) What did Facebook say the photo documented?
a) images
b) importance
c) documents
d) a moment in time

Role play

Role A — Facebook

You think Facebook is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): Google, YouTube or Wikipedia.

Role B — Google

You think Google is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): Facebook, YouTube or Wikipedia.

Role C — YouTube

You think YouTube is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): Google, Facebook or Wikipedia.

Role D — Wikipedia

You think Wikipedia is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why):  Google, YouTube or Facebook.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'reverse'

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  • ________________
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  • and 'decision'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • see
    • own
    • grow
    • comment
    • standards
    • moment
    • block
    • terrified
    • iconic
    • won
    • even
    • part




    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 - Facebook puts back censored Vietnam photo

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the phrase 'Vietnam War'?
    3. What do you know about the Vietnam War?
    4. What photos have you seen on the Vietnam War?
    5. What do you know about the 'Napalm Girl' photograph?
    6. Was Facebook right to ban the 'Napalm Girl' photograph?
    7. What do you think about Facebook?
    8. Is there ever a time when war photos should be banned?
    9. What do you think it's like to be a war photographer?
    10. Was Facebook trying to erase history?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What advice do you have for the person at Facebook who bans photos?
    3. Should the ban stay because the 9-year-old girl is naked?
    4. What do you think the girl in the photo thinks of this news?
    5. Should paintings of nude people be allowed on Facebook?
    6. What movies have you seen about the Vietnam War?
    7. What do you think of nudity in art?
    8. Is there too much flesh on TV and the Internet nowadays?
    9. Is the photo an example of pornography?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Facebook's boss?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Facebook has (1) ____ its decision to block a famous photograph of the Vietnam War on its website. The photo is of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl and other (2) ____ children running away from a napalm attack in South Vietnam. The napalm badly (3) ____ her back. The iconic photograph was taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut and won a Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. However, Facebook banned the photo (4) ____ its site because the child in the photo is naked. Facebook (5) ____ a lot of complaints after the ban. Even the president of Norway, Erna Solberg, criticised Facebook. She said the photo was an important part of history and that Facebook was editing history (6) ____ erasing the image.

    Ms Solberg explained why she was so (7) ____. She said: "They must see the difference between editing out child (8) ____ and editing out history." She wrote on her own Facebook page: "I want my children and other children to grow (9) ____ in a society where history is taught as it was." After Facebook decided to allow the photo back on its pages, a spokesperson (10) ____ a comment, saying: "An image of a naked child would normally be presumed to violate our community standards, and in some countries might even qualify as child pornography. In [the (11) ____ of the 'Napalm Girl' photograph], we recognize the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular (12) ____ in time."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     reversed     (b)     reversal     (c)     reserved     (d)     reservation    
    2. (a)     terrifying     (b)     terrific     (c)     terrified     (d)     terrifies    
    3. (a)     burn     (b)     burns     (c)     burnt     (d)     burning    
    4. (a)     for     (b)     of     (c)     off     (d)     from    
    5. (a)     got     (b)     have     (c)     did     (d)     make    
    6. (a)     at     (b)     by     (c)     to     (d)     on    
    7. (a)     angers     (b)     anger     (c)     angrily     (d)     angry    
    8. (a)     phonology     (b)     pornography     (c)     prophesizing     (d)     polarography    
    9. (a)     on     (b)     in     (c)     up     (d)     by    
    10. (a)     spoke     (b)     broke     (c)     did     (d)     made    
    11. (a)     box     (b)     purse     (c)     bag     (d)     case    
    12. (a)     monument     (b)     moment     (c)     momentum     (d)     momentary

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. block a ufmaso photograph
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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     out child pornography and editing out history." She wrote on her own Facebook page: "I want my children and other

    (    )     importance of this image in documenting a particular moment in time."

    (    )     children to grow up in a society where history is taught as it was." After Facebook decided to allow the photo

    (    )     an important part of history and that Facebook was editing history by erasing the image.

    (    )     Ms Solberg explained why she was so angry. She said: "They must see the difference between editing

    (    )     back on its pages, a spokesperson made a comment, saying: "An image of a naked child would normally be presumed to

    (    )     of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl and other terrified children running away from a napalm

    (    )     attack in South Vietnam. The napalm badly burnt her back. The iconic photograph was taken by Associated Press

    (    )     photographer Nick Ut and won a Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. However, Facebook banned

    (    )     pornography. In [the case of the 'Napalm Girl' photograph], we recognize the history and global

    (  1  )     Facebook has reversed its decision to block a famous photograph of the Vietnam War on its website. The photo is

    (    )     the photo from its site because the child in the photo is naked. Facebook got a lot of complaints after the

    (    )     ban. Even the president of Norway, Erna Solberg, criticised Facebook. She said the photo was

    (    )     violate our community standards, and in some countries might even qualify as child

    Put the words in the right order

    1. famous  has  decision  a  Facebook  its  block  photograph  reversed  to .
    2. a   from   away   running   children   Terrified   attack   napalm   .
    3. the   However   photo   ,   from   Facebook   its   banned   site   .
    4. after   a   the   lot   ban   of   Facebook   complaints   got   .
    5. history   the   an   of   said   was   part   She   photo   important   .
    6. so   was   she   why   explained   Solberg   Ms   angry   .
    7. history   where   society   a   in   up   Grow   was   it   as   taught   is   .
    8. the   on   Facebook   allow   back   pages   to   photo   its   decided   .
    9. as   pornography   might   qualify   child   It   even   .
    10. this  recognize  and   of  We   history  importance  image  the   global   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Facebook has reversed / reversal its decision to block a famous photograph of the Vietnam War on its website. The photo is / be of a naked, 9-year-old Vietnamese girl and other terrifying / terrified children running away from a napalm attack / attacked in South Vietnam. The napalm bad / badly burnt her back. The iconic photograph was taken / took by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut and won a Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. However, Facebook banned the photo from its site because the child on / in the photo is naked. Facebook got a lot / loads of complaints after the ban. Even the president of Norway, Erna Solberg, criticised Facebook. She said the photo was an / the important part of history and that Facebook was editing history to / by erasing the image.

    Ms Solberg explained why she was so / such angry. She said: "They must see the different / difference between editing out child pornography and editing out / in history." She wrote on her own Facebook page: "I want my children and another / other children to grow up in / on a society where history is taught / teaching as it was." After Facebook decided to allow the photo back / backed on its pages, a spokesperson made a comment, saying: "An image of a naked child would normally / normal be presumed to violate our community standards, and in some countries might even quality / qualify as child pornography. In [the case of the 'Napalm Girl' photograph], we recognize the history and global importance of this image in document / documenting a particular moment in time."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    facebook has reversed its decision to block a famous photograph of the vietnam war on its website the photo is of a naked 9-year-old vietnamese girl and other terrified children running away from a napalm attack in south vietnam the napalm badly burnt her back the iconic photograph was taken by associated press photographer nick ut and won a pulitzer prize for photo-journalism however facebook banned the photo from its site because the child in the photo is naked facebook got a lot of complaints after the ban even the president of norway erna solberg criticised facebook she said the photo was an important part of history and that facebook was editing history by erasing the image

    ms solberg explained why she was so angry she said "they must see the difference between editing out child pornography and editing out history" she wrote on her own facebook page "i want my children and other children to grow up in a society where history is taught as it was" after facebook decided to allow the photo back on its pages a spokesperson made a comment saying "an image of a naked child would normally be presumed to violate our community standards and in some countries might even qualify as child pornography in [the case of the 'napalm girl' photograph] we recognize the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular moment in time"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    FacebookhasreverseditsdecisiontoblockafamousphotographoftheVi
    etnamWaronitswebsite.Thephotoisofanaked,9-year-oldVietnames
    egirlandotherterrifiedchildrenrunningawayfromanapalmattackinSo
    uthVietnam.Thenapalmbadlyburntherback.Theiconicphotographwa
    stakenbyAssociatedPressphotographerNickUtandwonaPulitzerPrize
    forphoto-journalism.However,Facebookbannedthephotofromitss
    itebecausethechildinthephotoisnaked.Facebookgotalotofcomplaint
    saftertheban.EventhepresidentofNorway,ErnaSolberg,criticisedFac
    ebook.ShesaidthephotowasanimportantpartofhistoryandthatFaceb
    ookwaseditinghistorybyerasingtheimage.MsSolbergexplainedwhys
    hewassoangry.Shesaid:"Theymustseethedifferencebetweenediting
    outchildpornographyandeditingouthistory."ShewroteonherownFac
    ebookpage:"Iwantmychildrenandotherchildrentogrowupinasociety
    wherehistoryistaughtasitwas."AfterFacebookdecidedtoallowthepho
    tobackonitspages,aspokespersonmadeacomment,saying:"Animag
    eofanakedchildwouldnormallybepresumedtoviolateourcommunitys
    tandards,andinsomecountriesmightevenqualifyaschildpornography
    .In[thecaseofthe'NapalmGirl'photograph],werecognizethehistorya
    ndglobalimportanceofthisimageindocumentingaparticularmomenti
    ntime."

    Free writing

    Write about 'Napalm Girl' photo for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There should be no naked bodies in art or newspaper photos. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about the 'Napalm Girl' photo. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. WAR PHOTOS: Make a poster about war photos. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. BAN: Write a magazine article about the 'Napalm Girl' photo and the Facebook ban. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on war photos. Ask him/her three questions about publishing them. Give him/her three of your ideas on what kind of photos should and should not be in newspapers. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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