The Reading / Listening - Qatar - Level 0

Six Gulf Arab countries have cut ties with Qatar. They say Qatar supports terrorism. Saudi Arabia said it has to protect its security. It said Qatar had terrorist groups that created instability in the region. Qatar said this is not true and the Arab countries are being unfair. It said the cut ties would not change people's lives in Qatar.



Qatar now has a difficult future. Air, land and sea links from the Arab nations are closed. This will be a problem for people in Qatar. There is a rush to buy food. Qatar Airways will have to change its routes. Stadiums for the 2022 World Cup will take longer to build. Citizens from Saudi and the UAE have 14 days to leave Qatar.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Qatar - Level 1 Qatar - Level 2   or  Qatar - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40156029
  • http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/qatar-justification-cutting-diplomatic-ties-170605073154112.html
  • http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/uae-and-saudi-arabia-cut-ties-with-qatar--live-updates


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. Six Gulf
  2. They say Qatar
  3. it has to protect its
  4. terrorist groups that
  5. in the
  6. Qatar said this is not
  7. the Arab countries are
  8. change people's
  1. lives
  2. security
  3. created instability
  4. true
  5. supports terrorism
  6. being unfair
  7. region
  8. Arab countries

Paragraph 2

  1. Qatar now has a difficult
  2. Air, land and sea
  3. This will be a
  4. for people in
  5. There is a rush
  6. Qatar Airways will have to change
  7. take longer to
  8. 14 days
  1. Qatar
  2. build
  3. links
  4. its routes
  5. future
  6. to leave Qatar
  7. problem
  8. to buy food

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Six Gulf Arab (1) ___________________ ties with Qatar. They say Qatar (2) ___________________. Saudi Arabia said it has to (3) ___________________. It said Qatar had terrorist groups that created instability in the region. Qatar (4) ___________________ true and the Arab countries (5) ___________________. It said the cut ties would not change (6) ___________________ Qatar.

Qatar now (7) ___________________ future. Air, land and sea links from the Arab nations are closed. (8) ___________________ problem for people in Qatar. There (9) ___________________ buy food. Qatar Airways will (10) ___________________ its routes. Stadiums for the 2022 World Cup (11) ___________________ to build. Citizens from Saudi and the UAE have (12) ___________________ Qatar.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

SixGulfArabcountrieshavecuttieswithQatar.TheysayQatarsupportst
errorism.SaudiArabiasaidithastoprotectitssecurity.ItsaidQatarhadt
erroristgroupsthatcreatedinstabilityintheregion.Qatarsaidthisisnott
rueandtheArabcountriesarebeingunfair.Itsaidthecuttieswouldnotch
angepeople'slivesinQatar.Qatarnowhasadifficultfuture.Air,landand
sealinksfromtheArabnationsareclosed.Thiswillbeaproblemforpeopl
einQatar.Thereisarushtobuyfood.QatarAirwayswillhavetochangeits
routes.Stadiumsforthe2022WorldCupwilltakelongertobuild.Citizens
fromSaudiandtheUAEhave14daystoleaveQatar.

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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