5-speed listening (Refugees - Level 2)

Starbucks plans to employ 10,000 refugees






Try  Refugees - Level 0  |  Refugees - Level 1  |   Refugees - Level 3

ESL resource book with copiable worksheets and handouts - 1,000 Ideas and Activities for Language Teachers / English teachers
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


The CEO of Starbucks has said his company would employ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The CEO of the international coffee shop chain is unhappy with President Donald Trump's ban on people from seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. The CEO said he promised to make a big effort to welcome people escaping from war, violence and discrimination. He added: "There are more than 65 million…refugees, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business."

Many people are angry with Starbucks. Trump supporters called for a boycott of Starbucks coffee shops. They want Starbucks to help the 40,000 unemployed war veterans in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks has already hired 8,800 veterans since 2013. Mr Trump's supporters asked consumers to stop doing business with companies who are negative about the President, like Amazon. Opponents of Mr. Trump have started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet to get consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business links to him.

Other Levels

Try easier levels.

Refugees - Level 0  |  Refugees - Level 1  |   Refugees - Level 3

All Levels

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

← Back to the refugees  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You