The Reading / Listening - Zombies - Level 0

Zombies are only in horror movies, but students predicted that zombies could kill us in 100 days. Students wrote an article. It said there would only be 273 survivors of a zombie attack. The zombies were really a deadly virus. Someone got the virus. That person gave the virus to other people. It quickly spread around the world.



Students wrote about zombies so they could be creative. They could show people how much physics they knew. It also gave the students writing practice. A professor said it tested how students could use physics in imaginary situations. This could help us in the future with real disasters.

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    Zombies - Level 1 Zombies - Level 2   or  Zombies - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.yahoo.com/news/zombies-wipe-humans-less-100-134700805.html
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-long-humans-survive-zombie-apocalypse-scientists-a7513941.html
  • http://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-calculates-how-long-humanity-could-survive-a-zombie-apocalypse


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. Zombies are only
  2. zombies could kill
  3. Students wrote
  4. there would only be 273
  5. a deadly
  6. Someone got
  7. That person gave the virus
  8. It quickly spread
  1. survivors
  2. an article
  3. around the world
  4. the virus
  5. in horror movies
  6. to other people
  7. us in 100 days
  8. virus

Paragraph 2

  1. Students wrote
  2. they could be
  3. They could show
  4. how much physics
  5. It also gave the students writing
  6. it tested how students
  7. imaginary
  8. This could help us in the future
  1. people
  2. practice
  3. creative
  4. with real disasters
  5. about zombies
  6. situations
  7. they knew
  8. could use physics

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Zombies (1) ___________________ horror movies, but students predicted that zombies (2) ___________________ in 100 days. Students wrote an article. It said there (3) __________________ 273 survivors of a zombie attack. The zombies were really a (4) ___________________. Someone got the virus. That person gave the virus (5) ___________________. It quickly spread (6) ___________________.

Students wrote about zombies so (7) ___________________ creative. They (8) ___________________ people how much physics they knew. It (9) ___________________ students writing practice. A professor (10) ___________________ how students could (11) ___________________ imaginary situations. This could help us in the future (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Zombiesareonlyinhorrormovies,butstudentspredictedthatzombiesc
ouldkillusin100days.Studentswroteanarticle.Itsaidtherewouldonlyb
e273survivorsofazombieattack.Thezombieswerereallyadeadlyvirus
.Someonegotthevirus.Thatpersongavethevirustootherpeople.Itqui
cklyspreadaroundtheworld.Studentswroteaboutzombiessotheycoul
dbecreative.Theycouldshowpeoplehowmuchphysicstheyknew.Itals
ogavethestudentswritingpractice.Aprofessorsaidittestedhowstuden
tscouldusephysicsinimaginarysituations.Thiscouldhelpusinthefutur
ewithrealdisasters.

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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(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

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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