The Reading / Listening - United Airlines - Level 0

United Airlines treated a passenger badly. Security guards pulled a 69-year-old doctor from his seat. They dragged him along the floor. He was covered in blood. He lost two teeth and broke his nose. The doctor paid for his seat. United said a crew member needed it. The doctor said he had to work the next day. United didn't listen to him.



The doctor will sue United Airlines. He was born in Vietnam. He said the United flight was "more horrifying" than being in the Vietnam War. His daughter was totally shocked. A video of the doctor being dragged went viral. Many people signed a petition for the United Airlines boss to quit. He said no. He did not apologize at first.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    United Airlines - Level 1 United Airlines - Level 2   or  United Airlines - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39586391
  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-united-dragged-passenger-dao-0414-biz-20170413-story.html
  • http://www.newsweek.com/david-dao-united-passenger-press-conference-lawsuit-583791


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. treated a passenger
  2. He was covered
  3. broke his
  4. The doctor paid
  5. crew
  6. the next
  7. The doctor said he had
  8. United didn't listen
  1. member
  2. nose
  3. to him
  4. in blood
  5. to work
  6. for his seat
  7. badly
  8. day

Paragraph 2

  1. The doctor will
  2. He was born
  3. He said the United flight was more
  4. His daughter
  5. A video
  6. went
  7. Many people signed a
  8. He did not apologize at
  1. horrifying
  2. petition
  3. sue United Airlines
  4. of the doctor
  5. first
  6. was totally shocked
  7. viral
  8. in Vietnam

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

United Airlines (1) ___________________ passenger badly. Security guards (2) ___________________-year-old doctor from his seat. They dragged (3) ___________________ floor. He was covered in blood. He lost two (4) ___________________ his nose. The doctor paid for his seat. United (5) ___________________ member needed it. The doctor said he had to work the next day. United didn't (6) ___________________.

The doctor will sue United Airlines. (7) ___________________ Vietnam. He said the United flight was "more horrifying" than (8) ___________________ Vietnam War. His daughter was (9) ___________________. A video of the doctor being dragged went viral. Many people (10) ___________________ for the United Airlines (11) ___________________. He said no. He did (12) ___________________ first.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

UnitedAirlinestreatedapassengerbadly.Securityguardspulleda69-
year-olddoctorfromhisseat.Theydraggedhimalongthefloor.Hewasc
overedinblood.Helosttwoteethandbrokehisnose.Thedoctorpaidforhi
sseat.Unitedsaidacrewmemberneededit.Thedoctorsaidhehadtowor
kthenextday.Uniteddidn'tlistentohim.ThedoctorwillsueUnitedAirlin
es.HewasborninVietnam.HesaidtheUnitedflightwas"morehorrifying
"thanbeingintheVietnamWar.Hisdaughterwastotallyshocked.Avide
oofthedoctorbeingdraggedwentviral.Manypeoplesignedapetitionfor
theUnitedAirlinesbosstoquit.Hesaidno.Hedidnotapologizeatfirst.

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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