The Reading / Listening - Winter Olympics - Level 0

South and North Korea will use the same flag at the Winter Olympics. The Olympics are in the South Korean city of PyeongChang. People were worried. North Korea has tested many missiles. However, both countries decided to use a "unified Korea" flag. There will also be a one-Korea ice hockey team.



The better relations could bring peace. The Koreas have been enemies since the 1950-53 Korean War. A cross-border road will open for the first time in two years. Not all Koreans are happy. South Korea's hockey coach said a united team could damage South Korea's chances of getting an Olympic medal.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Winter Olympics - Level 1 Winter Olympics - Level 2   or  Winter Olympics - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42721417
  • http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/01/356_242637.html
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/16/opinions/olympics-diplomacy-north-korea-lemmon-opinion/index.html


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. South
  2. use the
  3. at the Winter
  4. in the South Korean
  5. People were
  6. North Korea has tested
  7. both countries
  8. use a "unified Korea"
  1. city
  2. decided
  3. many missiles
  4. flag
  5. Olympics
  6. same flag
  7. worried
  8. and North Korea

Paragraph 2

  1. better
  2. bring
  3. The Koreas have been
  4. since the
  5. A cross-
  6. open for the first time
  7. South Korea's hockey
  8. damage South Korea's
  1. coach
  2. enemies
  3. border road
  4. relations
  5. in two years
  6. peace
  7. chances
  8. 1950-53 Korean War

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

South and North Korea (1) ___________________ same flag at the Winter Olympics. The Olympics (2) ___________________ South Korean city of PyeongChang. (3) ___________________. North Korea (4) ___________________ missiles. However, both countries (5) ___________________ a "unified Korea" flag. There will also be a one-Korea (6) ___________________.

The better relations (7) ___________________. The Koreas have been (8) ___________________ 1950-53 Korean War. A cross-border road will open (9) ___________________ time in two years. Not all Koreans (10) ___________________. South Korea's (11) ___________________ said a united team could damage South Korea's chances (12) ___________________ Olympic medal.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

SouthandNorthKoreawillusethesameflagattheWinterOlympics.The
OlympicsareintheSouthKoreancityofPyeongChang.Peoplewereworr
ied.NorthKoreahastestedmanymissiles.However,bothcountriesdeci
dedtousea"unifiedKorea"flag.Therewillalsobeaone-Koreaicehocke
yteam.Thebetterrelationscouldbringpeace.TheKoreashavebeenene
miessincethe1950-53KoreanWar.Across-borderroadwillopenforth
efirsttimeintwoyears.NotallKoreansarehappy.SouthKorea'shockeyc
oachsaidaunitedteamcoulddamageSouthKorea'schancesofgettinga
nOlympicmedal.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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