The Reading / Listening - Level 0

People in America are angry. A company is building a $3.8 billion oil pipeline. The Sioux people have lived on the land for thousands of years. The Sioux are Native Americans. People say the pipeline will make the water dirty. It will also damage historic Sioux sites. A company from Texas owns the pipeline. It is almost finished.



The protestors are "water protectors". They include retired soldiers and sailors. They built shelters to keep people warm in the winter. There has been trouble between the protestors and police. Someone said the protestors were "frightening". A protestor said they would protest peacefully. They don't like the word 'protest'."

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    Level 1 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www. nytimes.com/2016/12/03/us/standing-rock-pipeline-protest-north-dakota.html
  • http://www. reuters.com/article/us-north-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN13R0WM
  • https://www. yahoo.com/news/cavalry-arrives-veterans-bring-symbolic-value-support-standing-183231617.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. People in America are
  2. A company is building a
  3. The Sioux
  4. lived on the
  5. for thousands
  6. the pipeline will make
  7. It will also damage historic
  8. A company from Texas
  1. Sioux sites
  2. people
  3. of years
  4. $3.8 billion oil pipeline
  5. owns the pipeline
  6. angry
  7. land
  8. the water dirty

Paragraph 2

  1. The protestors are
  2. They include retired soldiers
  3. They built
  4. keep people warm
  5. trouble between the
  6. Someone said the protestors
  7. A protestor said they would
  8. They don't like the word
  1. protestors and police
  2. shelters
  3. protest peacefully
  4. were "frightening"
  5. "water protectors"
  6. 'protest'
  7. and sailors
  8. in the winter

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People in America (1) ___________________. A company is building a $3.8 billion oil pipeline. The Sioux (2) ___________________ on the land for thousands of years. The Sioux are Native Americans. People (3) _________________ will make (4) ___________________. It will also damage historic Sioux sites. A company from Texas owns the pipeline. It (5) ___________________.

The protestors are "(6) ___________________". They include (7) ___________________ and sailors. They built shelters to keep people (8) ___________________ winter. There has been trouble (9) ___________________ protestors and police. Someone said the protestors were "frightening". A protestor said they would protest peacefully. They (10) ___________________ 'protest'."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PeopleinAmericaareangry.Acompanyisbuildinga$3.8billionoilpipelin
e.TheSiouxpeoplehavelivedonthelandforthousandsofyears.TheSiou
xareNativeAmericans.Peoplesaythepipelinewillmakethewaterdirty.
ItwillalsodamagehistoricSiouxsites.AcompanyfromTexasownsthepi
peline.Itisalmostfinished.Theprotestorsare"waterprotectors".Theyi
ncluderetiredsoldiersandsailors.Theybuiltshelterstokeeppeoplewar
minthewinter.Therehasbeentroublebetweentheprotestorsandpolice
.Someonesaidtheprotestorswere"frightening".Aprotestorsaidtheyw
ouldprotestpeacefully.Theydon'tliketheword'protest'."

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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