The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A new report says the world needs another 69 million teachers by 2030. The United Nations (UN) promised that every child in the world would get an education in the next 14 years. The UN says to find those teachers will need a lot of work. The biggest need is in Africa and southern Asia. The UN says there are "massive shortages" of teachers. Over 263 million children do not go to school. Around 25 million of these might never go.



The UN says there are not enough teachers in countries with growing populations. More children means it is harder to find enough teachers. The UN says "urgent action" is needed or things will get worse. The UN is also worried about the quality of teachers. In some countries only 60 per cent of teachers are trained. There are also worries about class sizes. In some countries, there are over 100 children in one class. 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. promised that every
  2. get an
  3. to find those teachers will need
  4. The biggest
  5. southern
  6. there are "massive shortages"
  7. Over 263 million children do
  8. Around 25 million of these might
  1. of teachers
  2. child in the world…
  3. never go
  4. education
  5. a lot of work
  6. not go to school
  7. Asia
  8. need is in Africa

Paragraph 2

  1. there are not enough
  2. in countries with growing
  3. it is harder to
  4. The UN says urgent
  5. or things will get
  6. The UN is also worried about the quality
  7. only 60 per cent of teachers
  8. there are over 100 children
  1. find enough teachers
  2. worse
  3. are trained
  4. populations
  5. in one class
  6. teachers
  7. of teachers
  8. action is needed

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new report says (1) ___________________ another 69 million teachers by 2030. The United Nations (UN) promised that every child in (2) ___________________ get an education in the next 14 years. The UN (3) ___________________ those teachers will need a lot of work. The (4) ___________________ in Africa and southern Asia. The UN says there are (5) ___________________ of teachers. Over 263 million children do not go to school. Around 25 million of these (6) ___________________.

The UN says there are not (7) ___________________ in countries with (8) ___________________. More children means it is harder to find enough teachers. The UN says "urgent action" is needed or things (9) ___________________. The UN is also worried about the (10) ___________________. In some countries only 60 per cent of (11) ___________________. There are also worries about class sizes. In some countries, there are over 100 children in one class. This has been a problem (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Anewreportsaystheworldneedsanother69millionteachersby2030.T
heUnitedNations(UN)promisedthateverychildintheworldwouldgeta
neducationinthenext14years.TheUNsaystofindthoseteacherswillne
edalotofwork.ThebiggestneedisinAfricaandsouthernAsia.TheUNsay
sthereare"massiveshortages"ofteachers.Over263millionchildrendo
notgotoschool.Around25millionofthesemightnevergo.TheUNsaysth
erearenotenoughteachersincountrieswithgrowingpopulations.More
childrenmeansitishardertofindenoughteachers.TheUNsays"urgenta
ction"isneededorthingswillgetworse.TheUNisalsoworriedabouttheq
ualityofteachers.Insomecountriesonly60percentofteachersaretrain
ed.Therearealsoworriesaboutclasssizes.Insomecountries,thereare
over100childreninoneclass.Thishasbeenaproblemformanyyears.

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) ________________

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Free writing

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