The Reading / Listening - Level 0

North Korea's leader is unhappy with "incorrect" weather forecasts. He was visiting a weather station. He told workers to use better machines. He said it was important to protect people from the weather. North Korea has many natural disasters. Good weather forecasts are important.



N. Korea has many droughts and floods. People do not have enough food. In the 1990s there was a very bad famine. Wikipedia said between 240,000 and 3,500,000 people died. Other countries give food to North Korea. People would die without it. Sometimes this food does not get to the hungry people who need it.

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Sources
  • http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/12/kim-jong-weather-north-korea
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korean_famine
  • http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530793/kim-jong-un-blasts-n-korea-weather-service-incorrect-forecasts


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

North Korea's leader

a.

important

2.

He was

b.

workers

3.

He told

c.

disasters

4.

use better

d.

is unhappy

5.

He said it was

e.

are important

6.

protect people

f.

machines

7.

natural

g.

visiting a weather station

8.

weather forecasts

h.

from the weather



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

droughts and

a.

1990s

2.

People do not have

b.

give food

3.

In the

c.

who need it

4.

a very bad

d.

and 3,500,000

5.

between 240,000

e.

floods

6.

Other countries

f.

without it

7.

People would die

g.

enough food

8.

the hungry people

h.

famine

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

North Korea's leader (1) ___________________ "incorrect" weather forecasts. (2) ___________________ a weather station. He told (3) ___________________ better machines. He said it (4) ___________________ protect people from the weather. North Korea (5) ___________________ disasters. Good weather (6) ___________________.

N. Korea has (7) ___________________ floods. People do not (8) ___________________. In the 1990s (9) ___________________ bad famine. Wikipedia said (10) ___________________ and 3,500,000 people died. Other countries give food to North Korea. People (11) ___________________ it. Sometimes this food does not get (12) ___________________ people who need it.





PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

NorthKorea'sleaderisunhappywith"incorrect"weatherforecasts.
Hewasvisitingaweatherstation.Hetoldworkerstousebettermachi
nes.Hesaiditwasimportanttoprotectpeoplefromtheweather.Nort
hKoreahasmanynaturaldisasters.Goodweatherforecastsareimpo
rtant.N.Koreahasmanydroughtsandfloods.Peopledonothaveeno
ughfood.Inthe1990stherewasaverybadfamine.Wikipediasaidbet
ween240,000and3,500,000peopledied.Othercountriesgivefoodt
oNorthKorea.Peoplewoulddiewithoutit.Sometimesthisfooddoesn
otgettothehungrypeoplewhoneedit.

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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WRITING

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

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Answers

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