The Reading / Listening - Hate Crimes - Level 1

A third of Jews in Britain want to leave because of an increase in hate crimes. There has been a 45 per cent rise in anti-Semitism since 2014. Anti-Semitism is discrimination against Jews. Research from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel welcome there. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed. Around 40 per cent of them were afraid and hid their religion in public.



Most British Jews believed that a political party's negative opinions on Israel has increased bad feeling towards Jews. They said its leader does not control anti-Semitism. In addition, fewer than 24 anti-Semitic crimes go to court each year. The CAA warned: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave." The UK government said: "There can never be an excuse for hatred towards the Jewish community. We shall oppose and challenge it."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hate Crimes - Level 0 Hate Crimes - Level 2   or  Hate Crimes - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4806578/One-British-Jews-considered-quitting-UK.html
  • http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Poll-1-in-3-British-Jews-have-considered-emigrating-due-to-antiSemitism-502920
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4281039/jews-leaving-uk-poll-hate-crime/


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 third of Jews in Britain want
  2. an increase in hate
  3. a 45 per cent rise in anti-Semitism
  4. Anti-Semitism is discrimination
  5. only 59 per cent of British Jews feel
  6. 10,000 British Jews were
  7. Around 40 per cent of them
  8. hid their religion
  1. against Jews
  2. interviewed
  3. crimes
  4. in public
  5. since 2014
  6. were afraid
  7. to leave
  8. welcome there

Paragraph 2

  1. negative opinions
  2. its leader does not
  3. fewer than 24 anti-Semitic crimes
  4. Without urgent
  5. British Jews may
  6. There can never be an
  7. hatred towards the
  8. We shall oppose
  1. start to leave
  2. Jewish community
  3. on Israel
  4. and challenge it
  5. go to court each year
  6. change
  7. control anti-Semitism
  8. excuse

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A (1) ___________________ Britain want to leave because of (2) ___________________ hate crimes. There has been a 45 per cent rise in anti-Semitism since 2014. Anti-Semitism is (3) ___________________ Jews. Research from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) shows (4) ___________________ per cent of British Jews feel (5) ___________________. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed. Around 40 per cent of them were afraid and hid their (6) ___________________.

Most British Jews (7) ___________________ political party's (8) ___________________ Israel has increased bad feeling towards Jews. They (9) ___________________ does not control anti-Semitism. In addition, fewer than 24 anti-Semitic crimes go (10) ___________________ year. The CAA warned: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave." The UK government said: "There can never (11) ___________________ for hatred towards the Jewish community. We (12) ___________________ challenge it."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AthirdofJewsinBritainwanttoleavebecauseofanincreaseinhatecrime
s.Therehasbeena45percentriseinanti-Semitismsince2014.AntiSem
itismisdiscriminationagainstJews.ResearchfromtheCampaignAgain
stAnti-Semitism(CAA)showsthatonly59percentofBritishJewsfeelwel
comethere.Morethan10,000BritishJewswereinterviewed.Around40
percentofthemwereafraidandhidtheirreligioninpublic.MostBritishJe
wsbelievedthatapoliticalparty'snegativeopinionsonIsraelha
sincreasedbadfeelingtowardsJews.Theysaiditsleaderdoesnotcontro
lanti-Semitism.Inaddition,fewerthan24anti-Semiticcrimesgotocour
teachyear.TheCAAwarned:"Withouturgentchange,BritishJewsmays
tarttoleave."TheUKgovernmentsaid:"Therecanneverbeanexcusefor
hatredtowardstheJewishcommunity.Weshallopposeandchallengeit.
"

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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