The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Scotland will stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence. Scottish people voted on whether or not to be an independent country. It joined the U.K. in 1707. There was a clear victory for staying part of the U.K. Around 55% voted 'No'. The referendum was the end of two years of hard campaigning by the 'Yes' and 'No' teams. Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the result was deeply disappointing.



The referendum was one of the most historic votes ever in the U.K. Pro-independence supporters said Scottish people would be richer with their own country. The "Better Together" campaigners, including the U.K. Prime Minister, said independence would have harmed Scotland. People voted 'no', but Scotland will get more powers. Ms Sturgeon said she would work with "anyone in any way" to get more powers for Scotland.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29270441
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/19/scotland-referendum-vote/15839719/
  • http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/its-no-go-scotland-rejects-independence.1411101075


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Scotland will stay

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victory

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whether or not to be

b.

hard campaigning

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a clear

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disappointing

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Around 55%

d.

in the United Kingdom

5.

the end of two years of

e.

voted 'No'

6.

the result was deeply

f.

an independent country



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

one of the most

a.

own country

2.

Pro-independence

b.

harmed Scotland

3.

richer with their

c.

supporters

4.

independence would have

d.

for Scotland

5.

she would work with anyone

e.

historic votes ever

6.

get more powers

f.

in any way

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Scotland will stay in the United Kingdom after (1) ___________________. Scottish people voted on (2) ___________________ an independent country. It joined the U.K. in 1707. There was (3) ___________________ staying part of the U.K.  Around 55% voted 'No'. The (4) ___________________ end of two years of (5) ___________________ the 'Yes' and 'No' teams. Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the result was (6) ___________________.

The referendum was one of the (7) ___________________ in the U.K. Pro-independence supporters said Scottish people (8) ___________________ their own country. (9) ___________________ campaigners, including the U.K. Prime Minister, said independence (10) ___________________ Scotland. People voted 'no', but Scotland will (11) ___________________. Ms Sturgeon said she would work with "(12) ___________________" to get more powers for Scotland.



INDEPENDENCE SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about independence 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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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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f)

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

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b)

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FREE WRITING

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

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Answers

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