5-speed listening (Level 5)

Belgium arrests two over New Year terror plot






Try  Level 4  |  Level 6

See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

20 Questions  |  Spelling  |  Dictation


Police in Belgium have arrested two people suspected of planning terror attacks on New Year's Eve. Police initially made six arrests but released four people. Investigators found military clothing and Islamic State propaganda, but no weapons or explosives. They said: "Our investigation revealed serious threats of an attack on symbolic places in Brussels during the celebrations for New Year's Eve." The two suspects were arrested following searches in Brussels and across Belgium. The police did not say whether the suspects were male or female, nor if they were looking for other suspects.

The arrests are not linked to the November Paris attacks in which 130 people died. Brussels has been on high alert since Paris. In the wake of those attacks, schools, universities and the Metro were shut in Brussels for several days. The city was put on the highest state of alert as authorities warned of a "serious and imminent" threat. Brussels has been at the centre of investigations into the Paris attacks after it emerged that two of the suicide bombers had lived in Belgium. Other major European cities are also on alert. Police are warning citizens to be vigilant.

Other Levels

Try other levels. The listening is a little longer, with more vocabulary.

Level 4  |  Level 6

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the terror plot  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You