The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The USA, China, France, Britain and other countries are helping Nigeria. They are looking for over 220 kidnapped schoolgirls. The Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped them. It wants to sell them. Barack Obama said it was "heartbreaking". A top Egyptian university said harming the girls was against Islam.



Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, is shocked and sad. She said: "These girls are my sisters." She told them: "Never lose hope." She said girls also suffer in her hometown. They study and think about a bright future. Then they are kidnapped. She called this, "another kind of terrorism".

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Sources
  • http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missing-nigeria-schoolgirls/malala-says-kidnapped-nigerian-schoolgirls-are-her-sisters-n99701
  • http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php/news/national-news/160793-kidnapping-of-school-girls-in-borno-outrageous-heartbreaking-says-obama
  • http://leadership.ng/news/369939/abducted-girls-britain-china-canada-step


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Britain and other

a.

university

2.

They are looking

b.

sell them

3.

Boko Haram kidnapped

c.

the girls

4.

It wants to

d.

for over 220

5.

Barack Obama said it

e.

Islam

6.

A top Egyptian

f.

was "heartbreaking"

7.

harming

g.

countries

8.

against

h.

them



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

shot by

a.

hope

2.

shocked

b.

in her hometown

3.

These girls

c.

future

4.

Never lose

d.

the Taliban

5.

girls also suffer

e.

of terrorism

6.

think about a bright

f.

and sad

7.

they are

g.

are my sisters

8.

another kind

h.

kidnapped

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The USA, China, France, Britain (1) ___________________ are helping Nigeria. They (2) ___________________ over 220 (3) ___________________. The Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped them. It (4) ___________________. Barack Obama said (5) ___________________ ". A top Egyptian university said harming the girls (6) ___________________.

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani (7) ___________________ the Taliban, is (8) ___________________. She said: "These girls are my sisters." She told them: "(9) ___________________." She said (10) ___________________ in her hometown. They study and think about (11) ___________________. Then they are kidnapped. She called this, "another (12) _________________".





PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheUSA,China,France,BritainandothercountriesarehelpingNigeri
a.Theyarelookingforover220kidnappedschoolgirls.TheIslamistgr
oupBokoHaramkidnappedthem.Itwantstosellthem.BarackObam
asaiditwas"heartbreaking".AtopEgyptianuniversitysaidharmingt
hegirlswasagainstIslam.MalalaYousafzai,thePakistanischoolgirls
hotbytheTaliban,isshockedandsad.Shesaid:"Thesegirlsaremysis
ters."Shetoldthem:"Neverlosehope."Shesaidgirlsalsosufferinher
hometown.Theystudyandthinkaboutabrightfuture.Thentheyare
kidnapped.Shecalledthis,"anotherkindofterrorism".

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

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

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Answers

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