The Reading / Listening - London Subway - Level 0

Police said a man who bombed a London train bought the parts online. They said a refugee left the bomb on a crowded subway train. It exploded during rush hour at 8.20am. About 30 passengers had burns. Police said the bomb didn't work properly. It had knives, screws, glass and other dangerous things inside it.



The bomber bought many things from Amazon. He bought an explosive called TATP. It is very powerful. Police said the bomber wanted "maximum destruction". Reporters said Amazon's site showed visitors other things that could make bombs. Amazon said it will make sure its products are presented in a better way.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    London Subway - Level 1 London Subway - Level 2   or  London Subway - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/the-amazon-bomber-teenager-accused-11222035
  • http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/london-subway-bombing-suspect-key-ingredients-amazon-article-1.3514039
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4528410/court-hears-parsons-green-accused-ahmed-hassan-bought-bomb-ingredients-on-amazon/


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. bought the parts
  2. They said a refugee left
  3. on a crowded
  4. It
  5. during rush hour
  6. bout 30 passengers
  7. the bomb didn't work
  8. knives, screws, glass and
  1. The bomber bought many
  2. He bought an explosive
  3. It is very
  4. the bomber wanted maximum
  5. Amazon's site showed
  6. things that could
  7. make sure its products
  8. in a better

Paragraph 2

  1. The bomber bought many
  2. He bought an explosive
  3. It is very
  4. the bomber wanted maximum
  5. Amazon's site showed
  6. things that could
  7. make sure its products
  8. in a better
  1. make bombs
  2. powerful
  3. way
  4. things from Amazon
  5. are presented
  6. destruction
  7. visitors
  8. called TATP

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Police (1) ___________________ bombed a London train bought the parts online. They said a refugee left the (2) ___________________ crowded subway train. It exploded during (3) ___________________ at 8.20am. About 30 passengers (4) ___________________. Police said the bomb didn't (5) ___________________. It had knives, screws, glass and other dangerous (6) ___________________.

The bomber bought (7) ___________________ from Amazon. He bought (8) ___________________ called TATP. It is very powerful. Police said (9) ___________________ wanted "maximum destruction". Reporters said Amazon's (10) ___________________ visitors other things that could make bombs. Amazon said it will (11) ___________________ its products are presented (12) ___________________ way.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PolicesaidamanwhobombedaLondontrainboughtthepartsonline.The
ysaidarefugeeleftthebombonacrowdedsubwaytrain.Itexplodedduri
ngrushhourat8.20am.About30passengershadburns.Policesaidtheb
ombdidn'tworkproperly.Ithadknives,screws,glassandotherdangero
usthingsinsideit.ThebomberboughtmanythingsfromAmazon.Hebou
ghtanexplosivecalledTATP.Itisverypowerful.Policesaidthebomberw
anted"maximumdestruction".ReporterssaidAmazon'ssiteshowedvi
sitorsotherthingsthatcouldmakebombs.Amazonsaiditwillmakesurei
tsproductsarepresentedinabetterway.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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