The Reading / Listening - Refugee Camp - Level 0

A Kenyan High Court has stopped the world's largest refugee camp from closing. Kenya's government wanted to close it and send 260,000 refugees back to Somalia. The court said the government could not target Somali refugees. Kenya's government said Somalis planned terrorist attacks in Kenya in the camp.



Dadaab was created in 1992 after Somalia's civil war started. Human rights groups worried that sending back refugees to Somalia would create a big problem. The group Amnesty International said the court's decision was "historic". It said 260,000 refugees were at risk of human rights abuses if they went back to Somalia.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Refugee Camp - Level 1 Refugee Camp - Level 2   or  Refugee Camp - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38917681
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/02/09/kenya-court-quashes-order-close-worlds-largest-refugee-camp/97682600/
  • http://www.africanews.com/2017/02/09/kenya-court-quashes-closure-of-dadaab-world-s-largest-refugee-camp/


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 Kenyan High
  2. the world's largest refugee
  3. Kenya's government wanted to
  4. send 260,000 refugees
  5. The court said the government
  6. target Somali
  7. Kenya's
  8. planned terrorist
  1. back to Somalia
  2. refugees
  3. camp
  4. attacks
  5. government
  6. Court
  7. could not
  8. close it

Paragraph 2

  1. Dadaab was created
  2. Somalia's civil
  3. Human rights
  4. sending back refugees
  5. create a big
  6. The group
  7. at risk of human rights
  8. if they
  1. Amnesty International
  2. to Somalia
  3. war
  4. went back to Somalia
  5. in 1992
  6. abuses
  7. problem
  8. groups

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A Kenyan (1) ___________________ has stopped the world's largest refugee camp (2) ___________________. Kenya's government wanted (3) ___________________ and send 260,000 refugees back to Somalia. The (4) ___________________ government could (5) ___________________ Somali refugees. Kenya's government said Somalis planned terrorist attacks in Kenya (6) ___________________.

Dadaab (7) ___________________ 1992 after Somalia's civil war started. Human (8) ___________________ worried that sending back refugees to Somalia would (9) ___________________ problem. The (10) ___________________ International said the court's decision (11) ___________________. It said 260,000 refugees were at risk of human rights abuses if (12) ___________________ to Somalia.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AKenyanHighCourthasstoppedtheworld'slargestrefugeecampfromc
losing.Kenya'sgovernmentwantedtocloseitandsend260,000refugee
sbacktoSomalia.ThecourtsaidthegovernmentcouldnottargetSomali
refugees.Kenya'sgovernmentsaidSomalisplannedterroristattacksin
Kenyainthecamp.Dadaabwascreatedin1992afterSomalia'scivilwars
tarted.HumanrightsgroupsworriedthatsendingbackrefugeestoSom
aliawouldcreateabigproblem.ThegroupAmnestyInternationalsaidth
ecourt'sdecisionwas"historic".Itsaid260,000refugeeswereatriskofh
umanrightsabusesiftheywentbacktoSomalia.

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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