The Reading / Listening - Slave Trade - Level 1

The UN is shocked by reports of slavery in Libya. Thousands of refugees are sold in auctions across Libya every week. Most of them are African men. There are also reports of people having their kidneys removed. These are sold illegally. The UN said it was, "horrified at news reports…showing African migrants in Libya…being sold as slaves." It asked for an investigation into these activities, without delay. It wants to bring the criminals to justice.



Experts want urgent action to stop this modern-day slave trade. It is similar to, "one of the darkest chapters in human history, when millions of Africans were uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned". People are being sold for up to $400 each. The UN said: "Slavery has no place in our world." It added that slavery is a terrible abuse of human rights and that it was a crime against humanity.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Slave Trade - Level 0 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. Thousands of refugees are
  3. people having their kidneys
  4. it was horrified
  5. African migrants in Libya being
  6. an investigation into
  7. without
  8. It wants to bring the criminals
  1. these activities
  2. removed
  3. to justice
  4. sold in auctions
  5. delay
  6. at news reports
  7. sold as slaves
  8. of slavery

Paragraph 2

  1. stop this modern-
  2. one of the darkest chapters
  3. millions of Africans were
  4. enslaved, trafficked
  5. People are being sold for up
  6. Slavery has no place
  7. a terrible abuse of human
  8. it was a crime against
  1. in our world
  2. and auctioned
  3. humanity
  4. in human history
  5. rights
  6. uprooted
  7. to $400 each
  8. day slave trade

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UN is shocked by reports (1) ___________________ Libya. Thousands of refugees are sold (2) ___________________ Libya every week. Most of them are African men. There are also reports of people (3) ___________________ removed. These are sold illegally. The UN said it was, "horrified (4) ___________________ …showing African migrants in Libya…(5) ___________________ slaves." It asked for an investigation into these activities, without delay. It (6) ___________________ the criminals to justice.

Experts want (7) ___________________ stop this modern-day slave trade. It is similar to, "one of the darkest (8) ___________________ history, when millions of Africans were uprooted, enslaved, (9) ___________________ ". People are being sold for up (10) ___________________. The UN said: "Slavery has no place in our world." It (11) ___________________ is a terrible abuse of human rights and that it was (12) ___________________ humanity.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUNisshockedbyreportsofslaveryinLibya.Thousandsofrefugeesar
esoldinauctionsacrossLibyaeveryweek.MostofthemareAfricanmen.
Therearealsoreportsofpeoplehavingtheirkidneysremoved.Theseare
soldillegally.TheUNsaiditwas,"horrifiedatnewsreports…showingAfri
canmigrantsinLibya…beingsoldasslaves."Itaskedforaninvestigation
intotheseactivities,withoutdelay.Itwantstobringthecriminalstojustic
e.Expertswanturgentactiontostopthismodern-dayslavetrade.Itiss
imilarto,"oneofthedarkestchaptersinhumanhistory,whenmillionsof
Africanswereuprooted,enslaved,traffickedandauctioned".Peopleare
beingsoldforupto$400each.TheUNsaid:"Slaveryhasnoplaceinourwo
rld."Itaddedthatslaveryisaterribleabuseofhumanrightsandthatitwas
acrimeagainsthumanity.

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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