The Reading / Listening - The Rohingya - Level 0

The Rohingya in Myanmar are facing a catastrophe. Over 379,000 have escaped to Bangladesh. The UN said Myanmar's security forces were attacking the Rohingya. The BBC said many villages were on fire. Myanmar's army said it isn't attacking the Rohingya. The Rohingya are mostly Muslim.



People want Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to help the Rohingya. They want her Nobel Peace Prize to be taken away if she doesn't. Bangladesh wants Myanmar to take the Rohingya refugees back. The Myanmar army said no. It said the Rohingya do not belong in Myanmar, which is a Buddhist country.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    The Rohingya - Level 1 The Rohingya - Level 2   or  The Rohingya - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-crackdown-on-rohingya-people-aung-san-suu-kyi-cancels-un-trip-amid-global-outrage/a-40478110
  • https://www.voanews.com/a/al-qaeda-warns-myanmar-of-punishment-over-rohingya/4026597.html
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41260767


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. facing a
  2. Over 379,000 have
  3. security
  4. attacking the
  5. The BBC
  6. villages were on
  7. it isn't attacking
  8. The Rohingya are mostly
  1. escaped
  2. the Rohingya
  3. said many
  4. Muslim
  5. fire
  6. forces
  7. catastrophe
  8. Rohingya

Paragraph 2

  1. help the
  2. Nobel Peace
  3. be taken
  4. if she
  5. take the Rohingya refugees
  6. The Myanmar army said
  7. It said the Rohingya do not
  8. a Buddhist
  1. Prize
  2. belong in Myanmar
  3. doesn't
  4. country
  5. away
  6. back
  7. Rohingya
  8. no

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Rohingya in Myanmar (1) ___________________ catastrophe. Over 379,000 (2) ___________________ to Bangladesh. The UN said Myanmar's (3) ___________________ were (4) ___________________ Rohingya. The BBC said many villages were on fire. Myanmar's army (5) __________________ attacking the Rohingya. The Rohingya (6) __________________ Muslim.

People want Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi (7) ___________________ Rohingya. They want her Nobel Peace Prize (8) __________________ away if she doesn't. Bangladesh wants Myanmar (9) ___________________ Rohingya refugees back. The Myanmar (10) ___________________. It said the Rohingya (11) ___________________ in Myanmar, (12) ___________________ Buddhist country.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheRohingyainMyanmararefacingacatastrophe.Over379,000havee
scapedtoBangladesh.TheUNsaidMyanmar'ssecurityforceswereattac
kingtheRohingya.TheBBCsaidmanyvillageswereonfire.Myanmar'sar
mysaiditisn'tattackingtheRohingya.TheRohingyaaremostlyMuslim.
PeoplewantMyanmar'sAungSanSuuKyitohelptheRohingya.Theywa
ntherNobelPeacePrizetobetakenawayifshedoesn't.Bangladeshwant
sMyanmartotaketheRohingyarefugeesback.TheMyanmararmysaid
no.ItsaidtheRohingyadonotbelonginMyanmar,whichisaBuddhistcou
ntry.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(n) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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