The Reading / Listening - Level 5

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has advised its citizens to avoid "dangerous areas" in London. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a map highlighting areas around London's upmarket shopping area in the West End and the entertainment district Soho. A ministry statement urged Emiratis to avoid areas, "where pickpocketing, fraud and theft are frequent and where it is not advisable to live". The advice follows several attacks on Emiratis in London earlier this year. In one attack three sisters were badly hurt by a hammer-wielding burglar in their hotel room.



London’s police insisted there were no "no-go" areas in London, saying: "There is absolutely nowhere in London which should be avoided." Police say criminal gangs target Emiratis because of their expensive clothes, bags and accessories worth thousands of dollars. London's police said the UAE should educate people on how not to attract the attention of criminals. A statement said: "The UAE should put together its own preventive measures to educate UAE nationals visiting, studying or doing business not only in London, but the rest of Europe and all over the world."

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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:

1.

advised its citizens to avoid certain

a.

to be crime hotspots

2.

in central

b.

to live

3.

a map highlighting areas they deem

c.

district

4.

London's prestigious

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"dangerous areas"

5.

the entertainment

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theft are frequent

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pickpocketing, fraud and

f.

London

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where it is not advisable

g.

wielding burglar

8.

a hammer-

h.

shopping area



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

London was considered

a.

attention of criminals

2.

There is absolutely nowhere in London

b.

by criminal gangs

3.

targeted

c.

rate was a lot lower

4.

bags

d.

measures

5.

the city's crime

e.

a "no-go" area

6.

attract the

f.

of Europe

7.

preventive

g.

which should be avoided

8.

the rest

h.

and accessories

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has advised (1) ___________________ "dangerous areas" in London. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a map highlighting areas around London's (2) ___________________ in the West End and the entertainment district Soho. (3) ___________________ urged Emiratis to avoid areas, "where pickpocketing, (4) ___________________ frequent and where it is (5) ___________________". The advice follows several attacks on Emiratis in London earlier this year. In one attack three sisters were badly hurt (6) ___________________ burglar in their hotel room.

London's police insisted there (7) ___________________ in London, saying: "There is absolutely nowhere in London which (8) ___________________." Police say (9) ___________________ Emiratis because of their expensive clothes, bags and accessories worth thousands of dollars. London's police said the UAE should educate people on how not (10) ___________________ of criminals. A statement said: "The UAE should put together its own (11) ___________________ educate UAE nationals visiting, studying or doing business not only in London, (12) ___________________ Europe and all over the world."





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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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

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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g)

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h)

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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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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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