The Reading / Listening - Slave Trade - Level 0

The UN is shocked by reports of slavery in Libya. Refugees are sold in auctions every week. Most of them are African. Some have their kidneys removed. The UN is "horrified" by this. It has asked for an investigation into the reports. It wants quick action, to bring the criminals to justice.



Experts say this is a modern-day slave trade. It is like, "one of the darkest chapters in human history, when millions of Africans were…enslaved…and auctioned". The UN said: "Slavery has no place in our world." Slavery is a terrible abuse of human rights. It is a crime against humanity.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Slave Trade - Level 1 Slave Trade - Level 2   or  Slave Trade - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.thesierraleonetelegraph.com/black-african-slaves-in-libya-why-is-the-world-turning-a-blind-eye/
  • http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/outrageous-reality-libya-171201085605212.html
  • https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2017-11-20/secretary-general%E2%80%99s-statement-reported-news-slavery-libya


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. The UN is shocked by reports
  2. Refugees are sold in
  3. Most of
  4. have their kidneys
  5. The UN is "horrified"
  6. It has asked
  7. It wants quick
  8. bring the criminals
  1. for an investigation
  2. removed
  3. action
  4. auctions every week
  5. to justice
  6. them are African
  7. by this
  8. of slavery

Paragraph 2

  1. this is a modern-
  2. one of the darkest
  3. in human
  4. millions of
  5. enslaved and
  6. Slavery has no place
  7. Slavery is a terrible abuse
  8. It is a crime against
  1. of human rights
  2. history
  3. auctioned
  4. humanity
  5. chapters
  6. day slave trade
  7. in our world
  8. Africans

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UN (1) ___________________ reports of slavery in Libya. Refugees (2) ___________________ auctions every week. (3) ___________________ are African. Some have their kidneys removed. The UN is (4) ___________________. It has asked for an investigation (5) ___________________. It wants quick action, to bring the (6) ___________________.

Experts say this is (7) ___________________ slave trade. It is like, "one (8) ___________________ chapters in human history, (9) __________________ Africans were enslaved and auctioned". The UN said: "Slavery (10) ___________________ in our world." Slavery is (11) ___________________ of human rights. It is (12) ___________________ humanity.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUNisshockedbyreportsofslaveryinLibya.Refugeesaresoldinaucti
onseveryweek.MostofthemareAfrican.Somehavetheirkidneysremo
ved.TheUNis"horrified"bythis.Ithasaskedforaninvestigationintother
eports.Itwantsquickaction,tobringthecriminalstojustice.Expertssay
thisisamodern-dayslavetrade.Itislike,"oneofthedarkestchaptersinh
umanhistory,whenmillionsofAfricanswere…enslaved…andauctioned
".TheUNsaid:"Slaveryhasnoplaceinourworld."Slaveryisaterribleabu
seofhumanrights.Itisacrimeagainsthumanity.

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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