The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Samsung has warned owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off the phone to stop it catching fire. Samsung will also stop selling the phone. It was launched in August to rival Apple's iPhone. Engineers must now find out why so many phones caught fire. Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones in September because their batteries exploded. Samsung said the newly-exploding phones were safe. This will damage Samsung's image.



Korean media says the company will no longer make the phone. South Korea's finance minister warned that Samsung and the country's exports would be damaged. He said: "Right now we can't tell what the impact will be in the long term. It's up to the company and the government cannot interfere." The Korea Times said: "It is urgent that the company recover its brand image and…place quality and customer satisfaction above anything else."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www. bbc.com/news/business-37614770
  • https://www. cnet.com/news/samsung-asks-all-galaxy-note-7-owners-new-and-replacement-to-shut-down-phones/
  • https://www. koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2016/10/202_215870.html


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. stop it
  2. stop selling the
  3. launched in August to rival
  4. why so many phones caught
  5. Samsung recalled
  6. their batteries
  7. the newly-exploding phones
  8. This will damage Samsung's
  1. 2.5 million phones
  2. catching fire
  3. were safe
  4. phone
  5. fire
  6. image
  7. exploded
  8. Apple's iPhone

Paragraph 2

  1. the company will no longer
  2. South Korea's finance
  3. the country's exports would be
  4. Right now we
  5. what the impact will be
  6. It's up
  7. It is urgent that the company recover
  8. customer
  1. in the long term
  2. can't tell
  3. its brand image
  4. minister
  5. to the company
  6. satisfaction
  7. make the phone
  8. damaged

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Samsung has (1) ___________________ the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off the phone to stop (2) ___________________. Samsung will also stop selling the phone. It (3) ___________________ August to rival Apple's iPhone. Engineers must now (4) ___________________ many phones caught fire. Samsung (5) ___________________ million phones in September because their batteries exploded. Samsung said the newly-exploding phones were safe. (6) ___________________ Samsung's image.

Korean media says the company (7) ___________________ make the phone. South Korea's finance (8) ___________________ Samsung and the country's exports would be damaged. He said: "Right now we can't tell what (9) ___________________ be in the long term. It's up to the company and the government (10) ___________________." The Korea Times said: "It is urgent that the company (11) ___________________ image and…place quality and customer satisfaction (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

SamsunghaswarnedownersoftheGalaxyNote7toturnoffthephonetos
topitcatchingfire.Samsungwillalsostopsellingthephone.Itwaslaunch
edinAugusttorivalApple'siPhone.Engineersmustnowfindoutwhysom
anyphonescaughtfire.Samsungrecalled2.5millionphonesinSeptemb
erbecausetheirbatteriesexploded.Samsungsaidthenewly-explodin
gphonesweresafe.ThiswilldamageSamsung'simage.Koreanmedias
aysthecompanywillnolongermakethephone.SouthKorea'sfinancemi
nisterwarnedthatSamsungandthecountry'sexportswouldbedamage
d.Hesaid:"Rightnowwecan'ttellwhattheimpactwillbeinthelongterm.
It'suptothecompanyandthegovernmentcannotinterfere."TheKorea
Timessaid:"Itisurgentthatthecompanyrecoveritsbrandimageand…p
lacequalityandcustomersatisfactionaboveanythingelse."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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