The Reading / Listening - Student Protests - Level 0

Students protested against gun violence. They walked out of their schools a month after 17 students were killed in Florida. Students stood for 17 minutes for their dead friends. One student said: "The walkout was for those...who might be next." Another student said: "I came...because of what happens in my neighborhood every day."



In Washington DC, students sat with their backs to the White House for 17 minutes. They chanted against a gun group called the NRA. A U.S. senator said: "These young people have shown up to free us. I believe the young people will lead us." Students want President Trump to listen to them now because they will be voters in 2020.

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Sources
  • https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/03/14/student-walkout-taps-well-of-anger-mourning.html
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/us/school-walkout.html
  • https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-plan-national-school-walkout-to-protest-shootings-1521019801


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. Students
  2. gun
  3. They walked out
  4. 17 students were
  5. Students stood
  6. The walkout
  7. who might
  8. because of what happens in
  1. of their schools
  2. killed
  3. my neighborhood
  4. violence
  5. be next
  6. for 17 minutes
  7. protested
  8. was for those

Paragraph 2

  1. In Washington
  2. students sat with their backs
  3. They
  4. a gun group
  5. These young people have shown
  6. the young people will
  7. listen to
  8. they will be voters
  1. up to free us
  2. in 2020
  3. DC
  4. them now
  5. chanted
  6. called the NRA
  7. to the White House
  8. lead us

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Students protested (1) ___________________. They walked out of their schools (2) ___________________ 17 students were killed in Florida. Students stood (3) ___________________ for their dead friends. One student said: "The (4) ___________________ those...who (5) ___________________." Another student said: "I came...(6) ___________________ happens in my neighborhood every day."

In Washington DC, students sat (7) ___________________ to the White House (8) ___________________. They chanted against a (9) ___________________ the NRA. A U.S. senator said: "These young people have (10) ___________________ free us. I believe the young people (11) ___________________." Students want President Trump to listen (12) ___________________ because they will be voters in 2020.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Studentsprotestedagainstgunviolence.Theywalkedoutoftheirschool
samonthafter17studentswerekilledinFlorida.Studentsstoodfor17mi
nutesfortheirdeadfriends.Onestudentsaid:"Thewalkoutwasforthose
...whomightbenext."Anotherstudentsaid:"Icame...becauseofwhath
appensinmyneighborhoodeveryday."InWashingtonDC,studentssat
withtheirbackstotheWhiteHousefor17minutes.Theychantedagainst
agungroupcalledtheNRA.AU.S.senatorsaid:"Theseyoungpeoplehav
eshownuptofreeus.Ibelievetheyoungpeoplewillleadus."Studentswa
ntPresidentTrumptolistentothemnowbecausetheywillbevotersin202
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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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(m) ________________

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Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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