The Reading / Listening - North Korea - Level 0

The USA said its relations with North Korea have changed. The US has tried and end N. Korea's nuclear weapons testing. Donald Trump promised he would stop the testing. Since 1992, the US has tried to keep North Korea free of nuclear weapons. Trump said, "all options are on the table". This includes attacking North Korea.



North Korea's missiles will soon be able to hit America. North Korea said: "We'll be [doing] more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis." It added an "all-out war" would happen if the US attacked. It said the US was "disturbing global peace". It also said the USA was like a "gangster".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    North Korea - Level 1 North Korea - Level 2   or  North Korea - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/17/524316419/pence-tells-north-korea-the-era-of-strategic-patience-is-over
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39623882
  • http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/04/356_227711.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. its relations with North Korea
  2. tried to
  3. N. Korea's nuclear weapons
  4. Trump promised he would
  5. the US has
  6. nuclear
  7. all options are on the
  8. This includes attacking
  1. table
  2. have changed
  3. North Korea
  4. tried
  5. testing
  6. end
  7. weapons
  8. stop the testing

Paragraph 2

  1. North Korea's
  2. soon be able to
  3. We'll be doing
  4. missile
  5. on a weekly, monthly and
  6. all-out
  7. global
  8. It also said the USA was like
  1. more
  2. peace
  3. yearly basis
  4. missiles
  5. war
  6. a "gangster"
  7. tests
  8. hit America

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The USA (1) ___________________ with North Korea have changed. The US has (2) ___________________ N. Korea's nuclear (3) ___________________. Donald Trump promised he would stop (4) ___________________. Since 1992, the US has tried to keep North Korea (5) ___________________ nuclear weapons. Trump said, "all options (6) ___________________ table". This includes attacking North Korea.

North Korea's missiles will (7) ___________________ to hit America. North Korea said: "We'll (8) ___________________ missile tests (9) ___________________, monthly and yearly basis." It added an "(10) ___________________" would happen if the US attacked. It said the US was "disturbing (11) ___________________". It also said the USA was (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUSAsaiditsrelationswithNorthKoreahavechanged.TheUShastrie
dtoendN.Korea'snuclearweaponstesting.DonaldTrumppromisedh
ewouldstopthetesting.Since1992,theUShastriedtokeepNorthKoreaf
reeofnuclearweapons.Trumpsaid,"alloptionsareonthetable".Thisinc
ludesattackingNorthKorea.NorthKorea'smissileswillsoonbeabletohi
tAmerica.NorthKoreasaid:"We'llbe[doing]moremissiletestsonawee
kly,monthlyandyearlybasis."Itaddedan"all-outwar"wouldhappe
niftheUSattacked.ItsaidtheUSwas"disturbingglobalpeace".Italsosai
dtheUSAwaslikea"gangster".

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)

(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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