The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The Doctors of the World charity is selling Christmas cards. They show traditional Christmas scenes with images of the war in Syria. The charity wants people to remember the suffering in Syria. The cards show Mary and Joseph, Jesus and the three wise men. They are in destroyed towns with missiles and warplanes in the sky.



The charity's website says people must remember that millions of people have no home because of war. Money from the cards will give medicine and healthcare to those who need it the most. The money will help to offer hope. The UN says that 65 million people have left their homes because of war.

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Sources
  • https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/news/2016-christmas-cards


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The Doctors of the World
  2. selling
  3. They show traditional
  4. images of the war
  5. the suffering in
  6. the three wise
  7. destroyed towns
  8. warplanes
  1. with missiles
  2. Christmas scenes
  3. charity
  4. in the sky
  5. in Syria
  6. men
  7. Christmas cards
  8. Syria

Paragraph 2

  1. The charity's
  2. people must
  3. millions of people have
  4. Money from
  5. medicine and
  6. those who need it
  7. The money will
  8. left their homes because
  1. the cards
  2. no home
  3. of war
  4. the most
  5. website
  6. help
  7. remember
  8. healthcare

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Doctors of the World charity (1) ___________________ Christmas cards. They (2) ___________________ Christmas scenes (3) ___________________ the war in Syria. The charity wants people (4) ___________________ suffering in Syria. The cards show Mary and Joseph, Jesus (5) ___________________ wise men. They are (6) ___________________ towns with missiles and warplanes in the sky.

The charity's (7) ___________________ people must remember that millions of people (8) ___________________ because of war. Money (9) ___________________ will give medicine and healthcare (10) ___________________ need it the most. The money (11) ___________________ offer hope. The UN says that 65 million people have left their homes (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheDoctorsoftheWorldcharityissellingChristmascards.Theyshowtra
ditionalChristmassceneswithimagesofthewarinSyria.Thecharitywa
ntspeopletorememberthesufferinginSyria.ThecardsshowMaryandJ
oseph,Jesusandthethreewisemen.Theyareindestroyedtownswithmi
ssilesandwarplanesinthesky.Thecharity'swebsitesayspeoplemustre
memberthatmillionsofpeoplehavenohomebecauseofwar.Moneyfro
mthecardswillgivemedicineandhealthcaretothosewhoneeditthemos
t.Themoneywillhelptoofferhope.TheUNsaysthat65millionpeoplehav
elefttheirhomesbecauseofwar.

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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Free writing

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