The Reading / Listening - Denuclearization - Level 4

The leaders of the USA and North Korea will meet for the first time ever. President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will meet to discuss North Korea's denuclearization. The US Vice-President said diplomacy had brought North Korea to talks and that, "President Trump's strategy to isolate the Kim regime is working". A North Korean diplomat said Mr Kim's "courageous decision" to meet would secure "peace and stability in the Korean peninsula".



World leaders welcomed the meeting. Such talks were unlikely a few months ago when the two leaders insulted each other. The one-time enemies could now be "frenemies". South Korea's president said it was "like a miracle". He said the talks were key for denuclearization. He added: "The…meeting will be...a historic milestone in achieving peace." China's president advised both sides to go ahead carefully and not damage relations.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Denuclearization - Level 5 or  Denuclearization - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43345209
  • https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-cautiously-welcomes-trump-kim-summit-1520618342
  • http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180309000664


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. meet for the first time
  2. Supreme Leader
  3. discuss North Korea's
  4. diplomacy had brought North Korea
  5. Trump's strategy to isolate
  6. Mr Kim's courageous
  7. secure peace
  8. the Korean
  1. the Kim regime
  2. and stability
  3. Kim Jong-un
  4. peninsula
  5. to talks
  6. denuclearization
  7. decision
  8. ever

Paragraph 2

  1. the two leaders insulted
  2. one-time enemies could now
  3. it was like a
  4. talks were key for
  5. a historic
  6. China's president
  7. go ahead
  8. not damage
  1. advised both sides
  2. miracle
  3. relations
  4. be "frenemies"
  5. carefully
  6. each other
  7. milestone
  8. denuclearization

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The leaders of the USA and North Korea will meet (1) __________________ time ever. President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will (2) ___________________ North Korea's denuclearization. The US Vice-President said (3) ___________________ North Korea to talks and that, "President Trump's strategy (4) ___________________ Kim regime is working". A North (5) ___________________ Mr Kim's "courageous decision" to meet would secure "peace and (6) ___________________ Korean peninsula".

World leaders welcomed the meeting. Such talks (7) ___________________ few months ago when the two leaders (8) ___________________. The one-time enemies could (9) ___________________. South Korea's president said it was "like a miracle". He said the (10) ___________________ for denuclearization. He added: "The…(11) ___________________...a historic milestone in achieving peace." China's president advised both sides to go (12) ___________________ not damage relations.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheleadersoftheUSAandNorthKoreawillmeetforthefirsttimeever.Pre
sidentDonaldTrumpandSupremeLeaderKimJong-unwillmeettodiscu
ssNorthKorea'sdenuclearization.TheUSVice-Presidentsaiddiplomac
yhadbroughtNorthKoreatotalksandthat,"PresidentTrump'sstrategy
toisolatetheKimregimeisworking".ANorthKoreandiplomatsaidMrKi
m's"courageousdecision"tomeetwouldsecure"peaceandstabilityint
heKoreanpeninsula".Worldleaderswelcomedthemeeting.Suchtalks
wereunlikelyafewmonthsagowhenthetwoleadersinsultedeachother.
Theone-timeenemiescouldnowbe"frenemies".SouthKorea'spresid
entitwas"likeamiracle".Hesaidthetalkswerekeyfordenuclearization.
Headded:"The…meetingwillbe...ahistoricmilestoneinachievingpeac
e."China'spresidentadvisedbothsidestogoaheadcarefullyandnotda
magerelations.

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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