The Reading / Listening - Level 4

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has advised its citizens to avoid "dangerous areas" in London. It released a map showing shopping and entertainment areas in London's West End. The UAE advised Emiratis to stay away from areas, "where pickpocketing, fraud and theft are frequent". The advice follows different attacks on Emiratis in London earlier this year. In one, three sisters were badly hurt by a burglar using a hammer in their hotel room.



London’s police said there were no "no-go" areas in London, saying: "There is absolutely nowhere in London which should be avoided." Gangs and pickpockets target Emiratis because of their expensive clothes. London's police said the UAE should tell people how to stay safe through "preventive measures". These should educate Emiratis visiting, studying or doing business in London. The advice should also be for the rest of Europe and all over the world.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/uae-ministry-issues-its-own-tourist-map-of-london-with-emphasis-on-safety#ixzz3Azz5Dlus
  • http://www.gulf-times.com/region/216/details/405009/uae-tells-citizens-to-avoid-central-london-areas


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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advised its citizens to

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entertainment areas

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It released

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by a burglar

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shopping and

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avoid "dangerous areas"

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pickpocketing, fraud and

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on Emiratis

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different attacks

e.

a map

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badly hurt

f.

theft are frequent



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

there were no

a.

nowhere in London

2.

There is absolutely

b.

for the rest of Europe

3.

Gangs and pickpockets

c.

"no-go" areas

4.

preventive

d.

business in London

5.

studying or doing

e.

target Emiratis

6.

The advice should also be

f.

measures

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has advised (1) ___________________ "dangerous areas" in London. It (2) ___________________ showing shopping and (3) ___________________ in London's West End. The UAE advised Emiratis to stay away from areas, "where pickpocketing, fraud (4) ___________________ ". The advice follows different attacks on Emiratis in London (5) ___________________. In one, three sisters were badly hurt by (6) ___________________ hammer in their hotel room.

London's police said there (7) ___________________ areas in London, saying: "There is (8) ___________________ London which should be avoided." Gangs (9) ___________________ Emiratis because of their expensive clothes. London's police said the UAE should tell people how to stay safe through "(10) ___________________". These should educate Emiratis visiting, studying or (11) ___________________ London. The advice should also be for the rest of Europe and (12) __________________.



SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about London 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.

 

STUDENT 1

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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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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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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about London for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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Answers

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