The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The world needs 69 million teachers by 2030. The United Nations (UN) promised that every child would go to school. Finding those teachers needs a lot of work. The biggest need is in Africa and Asia. There are not enough teachers. Over 263 million children do not go to school. Around 25 million of these might never go.



There are not enough teachers in countries that are growing because there are more children. The UN says things will get worse if we don't act now. In some countries only 60 per cent of teachers are trained. In other countries, there are over 100 children in one classroom. This has been a problem for many years.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37544983
  • https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/nearly-69-million-teachers-needed-if-global-education-goals-are-be
  • http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Pages/world-teachers-day-2016-EN.aspx


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The world needs 69 million teachers
  2. The United Nations (UN)
  3. every
  4. Finding those teachers needs a
  5. The biggest need is in
  6. There are not enough
  7. Over 263 million children do
  8. Around 25 million of these might
  1. lot of work
  2. never go
  3. Africa and Asia
  4. promised
  5. not go to school
  6. child would go to school
  7. by 2030
  8. teachers

Paragraph 2

  1. countries that are
  2. there
  3. The UN says things will get
  4. if we don't act
  5. only 60 per cent of teachers are
  6. In other
  7. there are over 100 children
  8. This has been a problem
  1. now
  2. countries
  3. growing
  4. for many years
  5. are more children
  6. in one classroom
  7. trained
  8. worse

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The world needs 69 million (1) ___________________. The United Nations (UN) (2) ___________________ every child would go to school. Finding (3) ___________________ needs a lot of work. The biggest (4) ___________________ Africa and Asia. There are not (5) ___________________. Over 263 million children do not go to school. Around 25 million (6) ___________________ never go.

There (7) ___________________ teachers in countries that are growing because (8) ___________________ children. The UN says things will get worse if (9) ___________________ now. In some countries only 60 per cent of teachers (10) ___________________. In other countries, there are over 100 children (11) ___________________. This has been a problem for (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theworldneeds69millionteachersby2030.TheUnitedNations(UN)pr
omisedthateverychildwouldgotoschool.Findingthoseteachersneeds
alotofwork.ThebiggestneedisinAfricaandAsia.Therearenotenoughte
achers.Over263millionchildrendonotgotoschool.Around25millionoft
hesemightnevergo.Therearenotenoughteachersincountriesthatare
growingbecausetherearemorechildren.TheUNsaysthingswillgetwor
seifwedon'tactnow.Insomecountriesonly60percentofteachersaretr
ained.Inothercountries,thereareover100childreninoneclassroom.T
hishasbeenaproblemformanyyears.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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