The Reading / Listening - YouTube - Level 1

YouTube has a plan "to fight online terror". It will find dangerous videos and delete them. This includes videos on how to make fire-bombs. Google owns YouTube. Google announced four things YouTube would do about this problem. One thing will be to find and delete videos that might help terrorists. YouTube will also find videos that could get people to become terrorists. Finally, YouTube will show "anti-terrorism" adverts.



There are many problems with these four things. It is a big job to look at so many videos. Over one hour of video is uploaded on YouTube every second. That's one hundred years' of video every 10 days. Another problem is that many of the videos are not illegal. Terrorists could use a BBC news video in the wrong way. Google will use software to find bad videos. A final problem is deleting videos that do not break YouTube's guidelines, but help terrorists.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    YouTube - Level 0 YouTube - Level 2   or  YouTube - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/19/youtubes-announces-plan-to-fight-online-terror-including-making-incendiary-videos-difficult-to-find/?utm_term=.91ee3fd1e22b
  • https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/youtube-plans-for-tackling-extremist-conten/
  • https://www.cnet.com/au/news/youtube-new-plan-fight-extremist-terrorist-videos/


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. It will find dangerous videos
  2. videos on how to make
  3. Google owns
  4. Google announced four things
  5. delete videos that might
  6. get people to
  7. YouTube will show "anti-
  8. There are many problems with
  1. terrorism" adverts
  2. and delete them
  3. help terrorists
  4. these four things
  5. YouTube
  6. YouTube would do
  7. fire-bombs
  8. become terrorists

Paragraph 2

  1. It is a big job to look
  2. Over one hour
  3. uploaded on YouTube every
  4. one hundred years' of video
  5. many of the videos are
  6. use a BBC news video in
  7. use software to find
  8. videos that do not break YouTube's
  1. bad videos
  2. every 10 days
  3. the wrong way
  4. of video
  5. guidelines
  6. at so many videos
  7. not illegal
  8. second

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

YouTube (1) ___________________ fight online terror". It will find dangerous videos (2) ___________________. This includes videos (3) ___________________ make fire-bombs. Google owns YouTube. Google announced four things YouTube would do about this problem. One thing (4) ___________________ find and delete videos that might help terrorists. YouTube will also find videos that could (5) ___________________ become terrorists. Finally, YouTube will show "(6) __________________" adverts.

There are many problems (7) ___________________ things. It is a big job (8) ___________________ many videos. Over one hour of video is uploaded on YouTube every second. That's one hundred years' of video (9) ___________________. Another problem is that many of the videos (10) ___________________. Terrorists could use a BBC news video (11) _________________. Google will use software to find bad videos. A final problem is deleting videos that (12) ___________________ YouTube's guidelines, but help terrorists.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

YouTubehasaplan"tofightonlineterror".Itwillfinddangerousvideosan
ddeletethem.Thisincludesvideosonhowtomakefire-bombs.Googl
eownsYouTube.GoogleannouncedfourthingsYouTubewoulddoabout
thisproblem.Onethingwillbetofindanddeletevideosthatmighthelpter
rorists.YouTubewillalsofindvideosthatcouldgetpeopletobecometerr
orists.Finally,YouTubewillshow"anti-terrorism"adverts.Therearem
anyproblemswiththesefourthings.Itisabigjobtolookatsomanyvideos
.OveronehourofvideoisuploadedonYouTubeeverysecond.That'sone
hundredyears'ofvideoevery10days.Anotherproblemisthatmanyofth
evideosarenotillegal.TerroristscoulduseaBBCnewsvideointhewrong
way.Googlewillusesoftwaretofindbadvideos.Afinalproblemisdeletin
gvideosthatdonotbreakYouTube'sguidelines,buthelpterrorists.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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