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Syria says it will destroy chemical weapons (21st September, 2013)

Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, will destroy his chemical weapons. He said it will take a year. It will be difficult and very expensive. It is also bad for the environment. Mr Assad said it might cost $1 billion. He asked the U.S. to pay, and take the chemicals away. America might attack if Syria does not keep its promise. Russia said no to this.


 
 

President Assad said rebels used sarin gas. Russia says this is true. America says Syria's army used the gas. Mr Assad and Russia said America was wrong. Assad said sarin gas is called kitchen gas because a rebel can make it in his house. He said Syria is in a new kind of war because the rebels are from over 80 countries.

 


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24155674
http://news.sky.com/story/1143623/assad-to-destroy-chemical-weapons-in-a-year
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/09/19/Syria-s-chemical-weapons-disposal-will-cost-1-bln-Assad-says-.html

Try Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 (higher levels)

MATCHING


 
 
 

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

destroy

a.

to pay

2.

it will take

b.

no to this

3.

bad

c.

a year

4.

it might cost

d.

his chemical weapons

5.

He asked the U.S.

e.

away

6.

take the chemicals

f.

does not keep its promise

7.

America might attack if Syria

g.

for the environment

8.

Russia said

h.

$1billion

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

sarin

a.

in his house

2.

Russia says this

b.

used the gas

3.

Syria's army

c.

is true

4.

Russia said America

d.

kitchen gas

5.

sarin gas is called

e.

gas

6.

a rebel can make it

f.

over 80 countries

7.

Syria is in a new

g.

was wrong

8.

the rebels are from

h.

kind of war

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, (1) ___________________ chemical weapons. He said it (2) ___________________. It will be difficult and very expensive. (3) ___________________ for the environment. Mr Assad said (4) ___________________ $1billion. He asked the U.S. to pay, and (5) ___________________ away. America might attack if Syria (6) ___________________ its promise. Russia said no to this.

President Assad (7) ___________________ sarin gas. Russia says this is true. America says Syria's (8) ___________________. Mr Assad and Russia said (9) ___________________. Assad said sarin gas is called kitchen (10) ___________________ rebel can make (11) ___________________. He said Syria is in a new kind of war because the rebels (12) ___________________ 80 countries.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Syria'spresident,Basharal-Assad,willdestroyhischemicalw
eapons.Hesaiditwilltakeayear.Itwillbedifficultandveryexpensive.I
tisalsobadfortheenvironment.MrAssadsaiditmightcost$1billion.H
easkedtheU.S.topay,andtakethechemicalsaway.Americamightatt
ackifSyriadoesnotkeepitspromise.Russiasaidnotothis.PresidentA
ssadsaidrebelsusedsaringas.Russiasaysthisistrue.AmericasaysSy
ria'sarmyusedthegas.MrAssadandRussiasaidAmericawaswrong.A
ssadsaidsaringasiscalledkitchengasbecausearebelcanmakeitinhis
house.HesaidSyriaisinanewkindofwarbecausetherebelsarefromo
ver80countries.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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d)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about chemical weapons for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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