The Reading / Listening - Slave Trade - Level 3

The United Nations boss has said he is horrified by reports of slavery in Libya. Reports show thousands of African refugees are being sold in auctions and markets across Libya every week. Most of the people being sold are black African men. There are also reports of the enslaved people having their organs removed. These are sold on the illegal organ trade market. The UN's Antonio Guterres spoke in a televised statement. He said: "I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves." He added: "I [hate] these appalling acts and call upon all…authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the [criminals] to justice."



A group of human rights experts said urgent action had to be taken to stop this modern-day slave trade. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council said: "It is now clear that slavery is an outrageous reality in Libya. The auctions are [similar to] one of the darkest chapters in human history, when millions of Africans were uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned to the highest bidder." The enslaved men are reportedly being sold for between $300 and $400 each. Mr Guterres said: "Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most [terrible] abuses of human rights and…amount to crimes against humanity." He asked all countries to fight to end the slave trade.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Slave Trade - Level 0 Slave Trade - Level 1   or  Slave Trade - Level 2

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


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Warm-ups

1. THE SLAVE TRADE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about the slave trade. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       boss / horrified / slavery / auction / enslaved / organ trade / video / criminals / justice
       experts / reality / chapters / human history / trafficked / abuses / human rights / crime

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. SLAVERY: Students A strongly believe if governments wanted to stop slavery, they could; Students B strongly believe governments cannot stop slavery. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: What do you know about crimes against humanity? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Why does it happen?

How can we stop it?

Slavery

 

 

Genocide

 

 

Ethnic cleansing

 

 

Terrorism

 

 

Child labour

 

 

Religious hatred

 

 

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5. REFUGEE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "refugee". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. HUMAN RIGHTS: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • free speech
  • no torture
  • food and shelter
  • clean water
  • no slavery
  • the right to democracy
  • the right to trial
  • the right to privacy

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. horrified a. Against the law.
      2. refugees b. A length of film made for movies or television.
      3. auctions c. A period of time by which something is late or changed to a later date.
      4. organs d. Filled with great shock.
      5. illegal e. A public sale in which goods or property are sold to the person who wants to pay the most money.
      6. footage f. Parts of the body that have a special function, such as the heart, kidneys or liver.
      7. delay g. People who have been forced to leave their country to escape war, bad treatment, or natural disasters.

    Paragraph 2

      8. experts h. The cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal.
      9. outrageous i. A person who makes an offer of a price at an auction or on a house.
      10. trafficked j. People who have a lot of knowledge or skill in a particular area.
      11. bidder k. Things that are against the law.
      12. abuses l. Shockingly bad.
      13. crimes m. All of the people in the world.
      14. humanity n. Traded in something illegal.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says slave auctions happen every week in Libya.     T / F
  2. There are reports of people losing organs for the illegal organ trade.    T / F
  3. The UN Secretary-General said he hadn't yet seen the video footage.     T / F
  4. The article says the Secretary-General asked Donald Trump for help.     T / F
  5. A group of experts called this slavery the "olden-day slave trade".     T / F
  6. The experts called Libya's slave trade a dark chapter in our history.     T / F
  7. People are being enslaved for $100-$200.     T / F
  8. The Secretary-General asked one or two countries for help.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. boss
  2. horrified
  3. removed
  4. reports
  5. delay
  6. experts
  7. modern-day
  8. outrageous
  9. abuses
  10. humanity
  1. specialists
  2. accounts
  3. people
  4. outraged
  5. scandalous
  6. chief
  7. hesitation
  8. mistreatment
  9. taken out
  10. 21st-century

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. horrified by reports
  2. refugees are being sold
  3. people having their organs
  4. news reports and video
  5. bring the criminals
  6. urgent action had
  7. one of the darkest chapters in
  8. auctioned to the highest
  9. terrible abuses of human
  10. crimes against
  1. to be taken
  2. footage
  3. to justice
  4. rights
  5. bidder
  6. in auctions
  7. humanity
  8. of slavery
  9. human history
  10. removed

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
horrified
organs
footage
justice
auctions
acts
refugees
statement

The United Nations boss has said he is (1) ____________ by reports of slavery in Libya. Reports show thousands of African (2) ____________ are being sold in (3) ____________ and markets across Libya every week. Most of the people being sold are black African men. There are also reports of the enslaved people having their (4) ____________ removed. These are sold on the illegal organ trade market. The UN's Antonio Guterres spoke in a televised (5) ____________. He said: "I am horrified at news reports and video (6) ____________ showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves." He added: "I [hate] these appalling (7) ____________ and call upon all…authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the [criminals] to (8) ____________."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
modern
each
urgent
end
history
rights
reality
highest

A group of human rights experts said (9) ____________ action had to be taken to stop this (10) ____________ -day slave trade. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council said: "It is now clear that slavery is an outrageous (11) ____________ in Libya. The auctions are [similar to] one of the darkest chapters in human (12) ____________, when millions of Africans were uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned to the (13) ____________ bidder." The enslaved men are reportedly being sold for between $300 and $400 (14) ____________. Mr Guterres said: "Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most [terrible] abuses of human (15) ____________ and…amount to crimes against humanity." He asked all countries to fight to (16) ____________ the slave trade.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The United Nations boss has said he is horrified by ______ in Libya
     a.  reports off slavery
     b.  reports of slavery
     c.  report of slavery
     d.  report off slavery

2)  Reports show thousands of African refugees are ______ auctions
     a.  been sold in
     b.  be in sold in
     c.  being sold in
     d.  beings sold in

3)  reports of the enslaved people having their ______
     a.  organs removed
     b.  organs removal
     c.  organ  removed
     d.  organ removal

4)  I am horrified at news reports and ______
     a.  video footage
     b.  video foot age
     c.  video feet age
     d.  video voltage

5)  call upon all authorities to investigate these activities ______
     a.  within delay
     b.  with out delay
     c.  wither out delay
     d.  without delay

6)  urgent action had to be taken to stop this ______ trade
     a.  modern-day slave
     b.  modernity-day slave
     c.  modernize-day slave
     d.  modern a day slave

7)  It is now clear that slavery is an outrageous ______ Libya
     a.  real at tin
     b.  reel a tin
     c.  realty in
     d.  reality in

8)  The auctions are similar to one of the darkest ______ history
     a.  chapter sin human
     b.  chapters in human
     c.  chapters son human
     d.  chapters son human

9)  Africans were uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned to the ______
     a.  highest bidder
     b.  highest baddie
     c.  highest biddie
     d.  highest buddy

10)  among the most terrible abuses of human rights and…amount to ______ humanity
     a.  crimes again
     b.  crime against
     c.  crime again
     d.  crimes against

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The United Nations boss has said he (1) ___________________ reports of slavery in Libya. Reports show thousands of African refugees are being sold (2) ___________________ markets across Libya every week. Most of the people being sold are black African men. There (3) ___________________ of the enslaved people having their organs removed. These are sold on the illegal organ trade market. The UN's Antonio Guterres spoke in (4) ___________________. He said: "I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves." He added: "I [hate] these appalling acts and (5) ___________________ authorities to investigate these activities (6) ___________________ to bring the [criminals] to justice."

A group of human rights experts said (7) ___________________ to be taken to stop this modern-day slave trade. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council said: "It is now (8) ___________________ is an outrageous reality in Libya. The auctions are [similar to] one of the darkest chapters (9) ___________________, when millions of Africans were uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned to (10) ___________________." The enslaved men are reportedly being sold for between $300 and $400 each. Mr Guterres said: "Slavery has (11) ___________________ our world and these actions are among the most [terrible] abuses of human rights and…amount to crimes against humanity." He asked all countries to (12) ___________________ the slave trade.

Comprehension questions

  1. How often do auctions reportedly happen in Libya?
  2. What are some people having removed?
  3. What kind of statement did Antonio Guterres make?
  4. Who did Antonio Guterres ask to investigate?
  5. Who did Antonio Guterres want to bring to justice?
  6. Who said urgent action had to be taken?
  7. What kind of chapters were mentioned in the article?
  8. Who did the article say millions of Africans were auctioned to?
  9. How much are enslaved men being sold for?
  10. Who did Antonio Guterres ask to fight to end the slave trade?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  How often do auctions reportedly happen in Libya?
a) every week
b) daily
c) a televised statement
d) all authorities

2)  What are some people having removed?
a) teeth
b) IDs
c) organs
d) furniture

3)  What kind of statement did Antonio Guterres make?
a) a long statement
b) a short statement
c) an emotional statement
d) a televised statement

4)  Who did Antonio Guterres ask to investigate?
a) the army
b) authorities
c) the UN
d) police

5)  Who did Antonio Guterres want to bring to justice?
a) criminals
b) auction bosses
c) buyers
d) experts

6)  Who said urgent action had to be taken?
a) the police
b) Antonio Guterres
c) criminals
d) human rights experts

7)  What kind of chapters were mentioned in the article?
a) chapters one to three
b) the final chapters
c) the darkest chapters in human history
d) chapters in progress

8)  Who did the article say millions of Africans were auctioned to?
a) Africans
b) the highest bidder
c) experts
d) all countries

9)  How much are enslaved men being sold for?
a) between $3,000 and $4,000 each
b) between $30 and $40 each
c) between $300 and $400 each
d) exactly $400 each

10)  Who did Antonio Guterres ask to fight to end the slave trade?
a) Donald Trump
b) all countries
c) the United Nations
d) the police

Role play

Role  A – The Internet

You think the Internet is the best hope to end slavery. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are not as effective. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): armies, the police or the United Nations.

Role  B – Armies

You think armies are the best hope to end slavery. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are not as effective. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): the Internet, the police or the United Nations.

Role  C – The Police

You think the police is the best hope to end slavery. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are not as effective. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): armies, the Internet or the United Nations.

Role  D – The United Nations

You think the United Nations is the best hope to end slavery. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are not as effective. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why):  armies, the police or the Internet.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'slave'

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  • and 'trade'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • group
    • clear
    • darkest
    • highest
    • among
    • end
    • boss
    • week
    • removed
    • video
    • call
    • bring




    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 - UN horror at slave trade in Libya

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'slave'?
    3. How shocking is slavery?
    4. How can slavery still exist in the 21st century?
    5. What can the United Nations do about the slavery in Libya?
    6. What other forms of slavery are there around the world?
    7. How can we shut down the trade in illegal organs?
    8. Where do the illegally sold organs go to?
    9. What can the authorities in Libya do?
    10. What sentences should the criminals receive?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'trade'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How is today's slave trade different from before?
    5. Why do people enslave other people?
    6. What do you know about the history of slavery?
    7. Does slavery exist in your country?
    8. What advice would you give an enslaved person?
    9. Do you think slavery will disappear this century?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the UN boss?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The United Nations boss has said he is (1) ____ by reports of slavery in Libya. Reports show thousands of African refugees are being sold (2) ____ auctions and markets across Libya every week. Most of the people (3) ____ sold are black African men. There are also reports of the enslaved people having their organs removed. These are sold on the (4) ____ organ trade market. The UN's Antonio Guterres spoke in a televised statement. He said: "I am horrified at news reports and video (5) ____ showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves." He added: "I [hate] these appalling acts and call upon all…authorities to investigate these activities (6) ____ delay and to bring the [criminals] to justice."

    A group of human rights experts said (7) ____ action had to be taken to stop this modern-day slave trade. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council said: "It is now (8) ____ that slavery is an outrageous reality in Libya. The auctions are [similar to] one of the darkest (9) ____ in human history, when millions of Africans were uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned to the highest (10) ____." The enslaved men are reportedly being sold for between $300 and $400 each. Mr Guterres said: "Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are (11) ____ the most [terrible] abuses of human rights and…amount to crimes against humanity." He asked all countries to fight to (12) ____ the slave trade.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     horrified     (b)     horrific     (c)     horrible     (d)     horrid    
    2. (a)     on     (b)     by     (c)     in     (d)     of    
    3. (a)     been     (b)     be     (c)     being     (d)     were    
    4. (a)     illegality     (b)     legality     (c)     legalize     (d)     illegal    
    5. (a)     footage     (b)     frontage     (c)     adage     (d)     bandage    
    6. (a)     within     (b)     without     (c)     wither     (d)     with    
    7. (a)     urgently     (b)     urgency     (c)     urgencies     (d)     urgent    
    8. (a)     clearly     (b)     clear     (c)     clarity     (d)     clearness    
    9. (a)     sentences     (b)     paragraphs     (c)     chapters     (d)     volumes    
    10. (a)     baddies     (b)     bidders     (c)     buddies     (d)     biddies    
    11. (a)     together     (b)     between     (c)     included     (d)     among    
    12. (a)     ending     (b)     end     (c)     ends     (d)     ended

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. ihirodfre by reports of slavery
    2. thousands of African fueeresg
    3. aledsvne people
    4. video aoefogt
    5. aiigveenstt these activities
    6. bring the isrlcainm to justice

    Paragraph 2

    1. human rights teexrps
    2. runetg action had to be taken
    3. slavery is an oosutreaug reality
    4. uprooted, enslaved, firtfkaced
    5. nitudcaoe to the highest bidder
    6. the most terrible besaus of human rights

    Put the text back together

    (    )     televised statement. He said: "I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African

    (    )     organs removed. These are sold on the illegal organ trade market. The UN's Antonio Guterres spoke in a

    (    )     refugees are being sold in auctions and markets across Libya every week. Most of the people being

    (    )     day slave trade. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council said: "It is now clear that slavery is an

    (    )     A group of human rights experts said urgent action had to be taken to stop this modern-

    (    )     each. Mr Guterres said: "Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most [terrible]

    1  )     The United Nations boss has said he is horrified by reports of slavery in Libya. Reports show thousands of African

    (    )     sold are black African men. There are also reports of the enslaved people having their

    (    )     outrageous reality in Libya. The auctions are [similar to] one of the darkest chapters in human

    (    )     to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the [criminals] to justice."

    (    )     history, when millions of Africans were uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned to the highest

    (    )     migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves." He added: "I [hate] these appalling acts and call upon all…authorities

    (    )     bidder." The enslaved men are reportedly being sold for between $300 and $400

    (    )     abuses of human rights and…amount to crimes against humanity." He asked all countries to fight to end the slave trade.

    Put the words in the right order

    1. of   is   slavery   horrified   in   by   Libya   reports   He   .
    2. of   sold   African   in   refugees   auctions   are   Thousands   being   .
    3. having   their   organs   removed   Reports   of   enslaved   people   .
    4. in   Migrants   slaves   as   sold   being   reportedly   Libya   .
    5. these   investigate   to   authorities   all   upon   Call   activities   .
    6. experts   to   said   be   urgent   taken   action   Rights   had   .
    7. slavery   is   is   now   a   clear   reality   that   It   .
    8. in   chapters   darkest   the   of   One   history   human   .
    9. rights   human   of   abuses   terrible   most   the   Among   .
    10. countries   trade   to   He   end   asked   the   all   slave   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The United Nations boss has said he is horrific / horrified by reports of slavery in Libya. Reports show thousands / thousand of African refugees are being sold on / in auctions and markets across Libya every week. Most of the people been / being sold are black African men. There are also reports of the enslaved people having their organs removal / removed. These are sold on the illegal / illegally organ trade market. The UN's Antonio Guterres spoke in a televised statement. He said: "I am horrified at news reports and video feet / footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold has / as slaves." He added: "I hate these appalling acts and call / called upon all…authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the criminals / criminal to justice."

    A group of human rights expats / experts said urgent action had to be taken to / for stop this modern-day slave trade. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council said: "It is now clear what / that slavery is an outrageous reality in Libya. The auctions are similarity / similar to one of the darkest chapters in human history, when millions of Africans were upped / uprooted, enslaved, trafficked and auctioned to the highest bidder / baddie." The enslaved men are reportedly / report being sold for between $300 and $400 each. Mr Guterres said: "Slavery has no place in our world and this / these actions are among the most terrible abuses of human rights and…amount to crimes for / against humanity." He asked all countries to fight to end the / a slave trade.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    Th_ _n_t_d N_t__ns b_ss h_s s__d h_ _s h_rr_f__d by r_p_rts _f sl_v_ry _n L_by_. R_p_rts sh_w th__s_nds _f _fr_c_n r_f_g__s _r_ b__ng s_ld _n __ct__ns _nd m_rk_ts _cr_ss L_by_ _v_ry w__k. M_st _f th_ p__pl_ b__ng s_ld _r_ bl_ck _fr_c_n m_n. Th_r_ _r_ _ls_ r_p_rts _f th_ _nsl_v_d p__pl_ h_v_ng th__r _rg_ns r_m_v_d. Th_s_ _r_ s_ld _n th_ _ll_g_l _rg_n tr_d_ m_rk_t. Th_ _N's _nt_n__ G_t_rr_s sp_k_ _n _ t_l_v_s_d st_t_m_nt. H_ s__d: "_ _m h_rr_f__d _t n_ws r_p_rts _nd v_d__ f__t_g_ sh_w_ng _fr_c_n m_gr_nts _n L_by_ r_p_rt_dly b__ng s_ld _s sl_v_s." H_ _dd_d: "_ [h_t_] th_s_ _pp_ll_ng _cts _nd c_ll _p_n _ll…__th_r_t__s t_ _nv_st_g_t_ th_s_ _ct_v_t__s w_th__t d_l_y _nd t_ br_ng th_ [cr_m_n_ls] t_ j_st_c_."

    _ gr__p _f h_m_n r_ghts _xp_rts s__d _rg_nt _ct__n h_d t_ b_ t_k_n t_ st_p th_s m_d_rn-d_y sl_v_ tr_d_. Th_ Sp_c__l Pr_c_d_r_s _f th_ H_m_n R_ghts C__nc_l s__d: "_t _s n_w cl__r th_t sl_v_ry _s _n __tr_g___s r__l_ty _n L_by_. Th_ __ct__ns _r_ [s_m_l_r t_] _n_ _f th_ d_rk_st ch_pt_rs _n h_m_n h_st_ry, wh_n m_ll__ns _f _fr_c_ns w_r_ _pr__t_d, _nsl_v_d, tr_ff_ck_d _nd __ct__n_d t_ th_ h_gh_st b_dd_r." Th_ _nsl_v_d m_n _r_ r_p_rt_dly b__ng s_ld f_r b_tw__n $300 _nd $400 __ch. Mr G_t_rr_s s__d: "Sl_v_ry h_s n_ pl_c_ _n __r w_rld _nd th_s_ _ct__ns _r_ _m_ng th_ m_st [t_rr_bl_] _b_s_s _f h_m_n r_ghts _nd…_m__nt t_ cr_m_s _g__nst h_m_n_ty." H_ _sk_d _ll c__ntr__s t_ f_ght t_ _nd th_ sl_v_ tr_d_.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the united nations boss has said he is horrified by reports of slavery in libya reports show thousands of african refugees are being sold in auctions and markets across libya every week most of the people being sold are black african men there are also reports of the enslaved people having their organs removed these are sold on the illegal organ trade market the un's antonio guterres spoke in a televised statement he said "i am horrified at news reports and video footage showing african migrants in libya reportedly being sold as slaves" he added "i [hate] these appalling acts and call upon all…authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the [criminals] to justice"

    a group of human rights experts said urgent action had to be taken to stop this modern-day slave trade the special procedures of the human rights council said "it is now clear that slavery is an outrageous reality in libya the auctions are [similar to] one of the darkest chapters in human history when millions of africans were uprooted enslaved trafficked and auctioned to the highest bidder" the enslaved men are reportedly being sold for between $300 and $400 each mr guterres said "slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most [terrible] abuses of human rights and…amount to crimes against humanity" he asked all countries to fight to end the slave trade

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    TheUnitedNationsbosshassaidheishorrifiedbyreportsofslaveryinLib
    ya.ReportsshowthousandsofAfricanrefugeesarebeingsoldinauction
    sandmarketsacrossLibyaeveryweek.Mostofthepeoplebeingsoldareb
    lackAfricanmen.Therearealsoreportsoftheenslavedpeoplehavingth
    eirorgansremoved.Thesearesoldontheillegalorgantrademarket.The
    UN'sAntonioGuterresspokeinatelevisedstatement.Hesaid:"Iamhorr
    ifiedatnewsreportsandvideofootageshowingAfricanmigrantsinLibya
    reportedlybeingsoldasslaves."Headded:"I[hate]theseappallingacts
    andcalluponall…authoritiestoinvestigatetheseactivitieswithoutdela
    yandtobringthe[criminals]tojustice."Agroupofhumanrightsexpertss
    aidurgentactionhadtobetakentostopthismodern-dayslavetrade.Th
    eSpecialProceduresoftheHumanRightsCouncilsaid:"Itisnowcleartha
    tslaveryisanoutrageousrealityinLibya.Theauctionsare[similarto]on
    eofthedarkestchaptersinhumanhistory,whenmillionsofAfricanswere
    uprooted,enslaved,traffickedandauctionedtothehighestbidder."The
    enslavedmenarereportedlybeingsoldforbetween$300and$400each
    .MrGuterressaid:"Slaveryhasnoplaceinourworldandtheseactionsare
    amongthemost[terrible]abusesofhumanrightsand…amounttocrime
    sagainsthumanity."Heaskedallcountriestofighttoendtheslavetrade.

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    Write about slave trade for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Why is there slavery in the world? What must countries do to end it?

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. THE SLAVE TRADE: Make a poster about the slave trade. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. MODERN-DAY SLAVERY: Write a magazine article about the modern-day slavery. Include imaginary interviews with people who know how to end it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on the slave trade. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can end it. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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