The Reading / Listening - Spain Tourism - Level 4

Spain will top the USA as the world's second most popular tourist destination. The United Nations said 7 per cent more international tourists visited Spain in 2017. Spain's prime minister said the country had over 82 million visitors last year. This continues a trend. Spain has broken tourist arrival records for the fifth year in a row. This is despite a terror attack in Barcelona and independence demonstrations in Spain's Catalonia region.



There was an 8 per cent increase in tourism to Europe in 2017. The UN said: "Europe recorded extraordinary results for such a…mature region." Africa is becoming a more attractive destination. Tourism there grew by 8 per cent. Asia saw growth of 6 per cent, the Middle East 5 per cent, and tourism to the Americas 3 per cent. The UN said: "The tourism sector is a key driver in economic development." France kept its position as the top tourist location.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Spain Tourism - Level 5 or  Spain Tourism - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/16/spain-set-to-replace-us-as-second-most-popular-tourism-destination
  • https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/news/spain-breaks-tourism-records-overtakes-11854884
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42692641


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. tourist
  2. the country had over 82 million
  3. This continues
  4. Spain has broken tourist arrival
  5. for the fifth year
  6. This is despite a terror
  7. independence
  8. in Spain's Catalonia
  1. attack
  2. a trend
  3. demonstrations
  4. destination
  5. records
  6. visitors last year
  7. region
  8. in a row

Paragraph 2

  1. There was an 8 per cent
  2. Europe recorded extraordinary
  3. Africa is becoming a more attractive
  4. Tourism there grew
  5. The tourism
  6. a key driver in economic
  7. France kept
  8. the top tourist
  1. sector
  2. location
  3. by 8 per cent
  4. results
  5. its position
  6. increase in tourism
  7. destination
  8. development

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Spain (1) ___________________ USA as the world's second most popular (2) ___________________. The United Nations said 7 per cent more international (3) ___________________ Spain in 2017. Spain's prime minister said the country had over 82 million (4) ___________________. This continues a trend. Spain has broken tourist (5) ___________________ for the fifth year in a row. This (6) ___________________ terror attack in Barcelona and independence demonstrations in Spain's Catalonia region.

There was an 8 per cent (7) ___________________ to Europe in 2017. The UN said: "Europe recorded extraordinary results for such a… (8) ___________________." Africa is becoming a (9) ___________________ destination. Tourism there grew by 8 per cent. Asia (10) ___________________ 6 per cent, the Middle East 5 per cent, and tourism to the Americas 3 per cent. The UN said: "The (11) ___________________ is a key driver in economic development." France (12) ___________________ as the top tourist location.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

SpainwilltoptheUSAastheworld'ssecondmostpopulartouristdestinati
on.TheUnitedNationssaid7percentmoreinternationaltouristsvisited
Spainin2017.Spain'sprimeministersaidthecountryhadover82million
visitorslastyear.Thiscontinuesatrend.Spainhasbrokentouristarrivalr
ecordsforthefifthyearinarow.ThisisdespiteaterrorattackinBarcelona
andindependencedemonstrationsinSpain'sCataloniaregion.Therew
asan8percentincreaseintourismtoEuropein2017.TheUNsaid:"Europ
erecordedextraordinaryresultsforsucha…matureregion."Africaisbec
omingamoreattractivedestination.Tourismtheregrewby8percent.As
iasawgrowthof6percent,theMiddleEast5percent,andtourismtotheA
mericas3percent.TheUNsaid:"Thetourismsectorisakeydriverinecon
omicdevelopment."Francekeptitspositionasthetoptouristlocation.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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