The Reading / Listening - The Rohingya - Level 1

The UN has said the Rohingya in Myanmar are facing a catastrophe. Over 379,000 Rohingya have escaped over the border to Bangladesh. The UN said the Rohingya are being attacked by Myanmar's security forces. The BBC said many villages have been burned down. Myanmar's army said it isn't attacking the Rohingya. The Rohingya are mostly Muslim. They have lived in Myanmar for hundreds of years, but Myanmar says they are illegal immigrants.



Many people asked Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to help the Rohingya. They want her Nobel Peace Prize to be taken away and that she cannot keep it while the Rohingya are suffering. Ms Suu Kyi has not criticized the attacks on the Rohingya. Bangladesh asked Myanmar to take the Rohingya refugees back. The Myanmar army said no. It said Buddhists are the original people of Rakhine state, where most Rohingyas live.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    The Rohingya - Level 0 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. escaped over the
  3. being attacked by Myanmar's security
  4. many villages have been burned
  5. Myanmar's army said
  6. The Rohingya are mostly
  7. They have lived in Myanmar for
  8. illegal
  1. forces
  2. it isn't
  3. hundreds of years
  4. border
  5. immigrants
  6. down
  7. catastrophe
  8. Muslim

Paragraph 2

  1. Nobel Peace
  2. to be taken
  3. she cannot keep
  4. while the Rohingya are
  5. criticized the attacks
  6. take the Rohingya refugees
  7. It said Buddhists are the original
  8. where most Rohingyas
  1. suffering
  2. people
  3. away
  4. live
  5. back
  6. it
  7. on the Rohingya
  8. Prize

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UN (1) ___________________ Rohingya in Myanmar are facing a catastrophe. Over 379,000 Rohingya (2) ___________________ over the border to Bangladesh. The UN said the Rohingya are (3) ___________________ by Myanmar's security forces. The BBC said many villages (4) ___________________ down. Myanmar's army said it isn't attacking the Rohingya. The Rohingya (5) __________________ Muslim. They have lived in Myanmar for hundreds of years, but Myanmar says (6) ___________________ immigrants.

Many (7) ___________________ Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to help the Rohingya. (8) ___________________ Nobel Peace Prize to be taken away and that she cannot (9) ___________________ the Rohingya are suffering. Ms Suu Kyi has not criticized the (10) ___________________ Rohingya. Bangladesh asked Myanmar to take the Rohingya (11) ___________________. The Myanmar army said no. It said Buddhists are (12) ___________________ people of Rakhine state, where most Rohingyas live.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUNhassaidtheRohingyainMyanmararefacingacatastrophe.Over
379,000RohingyahaveescapedoverthebordertoBangladesh.TheUN
saidtheRohingyaarebeingattackedbyMyanmar'ssecurityforces.The
BBCsaidmanyvillageshavebeenburneddown.Myanmar'sarmysaiditi
sn'tattackingtheRohingya.TheRohingyaaremostlyMuslim.Theyhave
livedinMyanmarforhundredsofyears,butMyanmarsaystheyareillegal
immigrants.ManypeopleaskedMyanmar'sAungSanSuuKyitohelpthe
Rohingya.TheywantherNobelPeacePrizetobetakenawayandthatshe
cannotkeepitwhiletheRohingyaaresuffering.MsSuuKyihasnotcriticiz
edtheattacksontheRohingya.BangladeshaskedMyanmartotaketheR
ohingyarefugeesback.TheMyanmararmysaidno.ItsaidBuddhistsare
theoriginalpeopleofRakhinestate,wheremostRohingyaslive.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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