The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The UAE has a new law to get people to read. Workers will have time to read books at work. Companies will start libraries at their offices and factories. Shopping malls will have libraries that everyone can use. Even cafes will have books for customers to read.



The UAE's reading law is the idea of President Sheikh Khalifa. He made a 10-year plan to make reading a habit. He also wants students to read 20 or more books every year. The new law will mean the UAE can change quickly and be a world leader. We have the Internet, but books and libraries are still important.

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Sources
  • http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/reading-law-opens-a-new-chapter-in-uae-1.1922410
  • http://www.timeoutdubai.com/aroundtown/news/74292-new-uae-law-will-give-employees-time-off-work-to-read
  • http://www.thenational.ae/uae/uaes-new-reading-law-hailed-for-encouraging-the-nation-to-pick-up-a-book


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. a new law to get
  2. Workers will have
  3. read books
  4. Companies will start
  5. offices
  6. Shopping
  7. everyone can
  8. books for customers
  1. use
  2. libraries
  3. malls
  4. to read
  5. time
  6. people to read
  7. and factories
  8. at work

Paragraph 2

  1. The UAE's reading
  2. the idea
  3. He made a 10-
  4. make reading a
  5. read 20
  6. the UAE can change
  7. books and
  8. still
  1. habit
  2. year plan
  3. libraries
  4. law
  5. quickly
  6. important
  7. or more books
  8. of President Sheikh Khalifa

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UAE (1) ___________________ to get people to read.        (2) ___________________ time to read books at work. Companies will (3) ___________________ their offices and factories. Shopping (4) ___________________ libraries that everyone can use. Even cafes will have books                           (5) ___________________ read.

The UAE's reading (6) ___________________ of President Sheikh Khalifa. He made (7) ___________________ to make reading a habit. (8) ___________________ students to read 20 or more books every year. The new (9) ___________________ the UAE can change quickly and be a world leader. We have the Internet, but books and libraries (10) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUAEhasanewlawtogetpeopletoread.Workerswillhavetimetoread
booksatwork.Companieswillstartlibrariesattheirofficesandfactories.
Shoppingmallswillhavelibrariesthateveryonecanuse.Evencafeswillh
avebooksforcustomerstoread.TheUAE'sreadinglawistheidea
ofPresidentSheikhKhalifa.Hemadea10-yearplantomakereadingah
abit.Healsowantsstudentstoread20ormorebookseveryyear.Thenew
lawwillmeantheUAEcanchangequicklyandbeaworldleader.Wehavet
heInternet,butbooksandlibrariesarestillimportant.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

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Free writing

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