The Reading / Listening - Computer Coding - Level 0

A project in the UAE will teach a million people coding for free. They will learn about apps and software. The UAE's Prime Minister said the project is called the One Million Arab Coders initiative. Young people will get the skills to develop the digital economy. It will create jobs and let young people work from their home.



Around 50 per cent of the population in the Middle East is under 25 years old. Many want their own business. The project will spread hope and create jobs. It will let young people take the region into the future. The Prime Minister said that: "Programming is the future." The top student will win $1 million.

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Sources
  • http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/education/uae-offers-to-train-1-million-arabs-in-computer-coding-1.2111848
  • https://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-to-train-one-million-young-arab-coders-in-the-language-of-the-future-1.669868
  • https://stepfeed.com/the-uae-will-train-1-million-arab-youth-to-become-coders-and-data-analysts-0830


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A project
  2. teach a million people coding
  3. They will learn about apps
  4. The UAE's
  5. Young people will get the skills
  6. the digital
  7. It will create
  8. let young people work
  1. jobs
  2. and software
  3. for free
  4. from their home
  5. economy
  6. in the UAE
  7. Prime Minister
  8. to develop

Paragraph 2

  1. Around 50 per cent of
  2. in the
  3. under
  4. Many want their own
  5. The project will
  6. create
  7. take the region into
  8. The top student will
  1. 25 years old
  2. the future
  3. win $1 million
  4. jobs
  5. business
  6. the population
  7. spread hope
  8. Middle East

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A project in the UAE will (1) ___________________ people coding for free. They will learn (2) ___________________ software. The UAE's Prime Minister said (3) ___________________ called the One Million Arab Coders initiative. Young (4) ___________________ the skills to develop the (5) ___________________. It will create jobs and let young people work (6) ___________________.

Around 50 per cent (7) ___________________ in the Middle East (8) ___________________ years old. Many want their own business. The project (9) ___________________ and create jobs. (10) ___________________ young people take the region (11) ___________________. The Prime Minister said that: "Programming is the future." The top (12) __________________ $1 million.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AprojectintheUAEwillteachamillionpeoplecodingforfree.Theywilllear
naboutappsandsoftware.TheUAE'sPrimeMinistersaidtheprojectiscal
ledtheOneMillionArabCodersinitiative.Youngpeoplewillgettheskillst
odevelopthedigitaleconomy.Itwillcreatejobsandletyoungpeoplewor
kfromtheirhome.Around50percentofthepopulationintheMiddleEasti
sunder25yearsold.Manywanttheirownbusiness.Theprojectwillsprea
dhopeandcreatejobs.Itwillletyoungpeopletaketheregionintothefutu
re.ThePrimeMinistersaidthat:"Programmingisthefuture."Thetopstu
dentwillwin$1million.

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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