The Reading / Listening - Cold Noodles - Level 4

Cold noodles helped historic talks between North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. They discussed many issues, including a nuclear-free Korean Peninsular. Kim Jong-un made history by becoming the first North Korean leader to step foot in the South. He joked about his gift of cold noodles for Mr Moon. Immediately after, queues started outside cold noodle shops in Seoul. "Cold noodles" trended on social media.



World leaders hope the summit will lead to peace. The two Koreas are technically still at war. They never signed a peace treaty after the Korean War. China praised the leaders for their "political courage" to seek peace and to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. China called the summit a "historic moment". Many families separated after the Korean War hope better relations will let them reunite with family members after decades of separation.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Cold Noodles - Level 5 or  Cold Noodles - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43918330
  • http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/04/27/0200000000AEN20180427007600315.html
  • http://www.northkoreatimes.com/news/257128733/china-hails-courage-of-north-south-korean-leaders


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Cold noodles
  2. historic
  3. They discussed many
  4. a nuclear-free Korean
  5. Kim Jong-un made
  6. step
  7. He joked
  8. queues started outside
  1. issues
  2. about his gift
  3. history
  4. helped
  5. foot in the South
  6. talks
  7. cold noodle shops
  8. Peninsular

Paragraph 2

  1. World
  2. the summit
  3. The two Koreas are technically
  4. They never signed a
  5. China praised the leaders for their
  6. China called the summit
  7. let them reunite
  8. after decades
  1. still at war
  2. of separation
  3. a "historic moment"
  4. with family members
  5. leaders
  6. peace treaty
  7. "political courage"
  8. will lead to peace

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Cold noodles helped (1) ___________________ North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. They (2) ___________________, including a nuclear-free Korean Peninsular. Kim Jong-un (3) ___________________ becoming the first North Korean leader to step foot in the South. (4) ___________________ his gift of cold noodles for Mr Moon. (5) ___________________ started outside cold noodle shops in Seoul. "Cold noodles" trended (6) ___________________.

World leaders hope the summit will (7) ___________________. The two Koreas are technically still at war. They (8) ___________________ peace treaty after the Korean War. China (9) ___________________ for their "political courage" (10) ___________________ and to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. China (11) ___________________ a "historic moment". Many families separated after the Korean War hope better relations will let them (12) ___________________ members after decades of separation.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ColdnoodleshelpedhistorictalksbetweenNorthKorea'sSupremeLead
erKimJong-unandSouthKorea'sPresidentMoonJae-in.Theydiscusse
dmanyissues,includinganuclear-freeKoreanPeninsular.KimJong-un
madehistorybybecomingthefirstNorthKoreanleadertostepfootinthe
South.HejokedabouthisgiftofcoldnoodlesforMrMoon.Immediatelyaf
ter,queuesstartedoutsidecoldnoodleshopsinSeoul."Coldnoodles"tre
ndedonsocialmediaWorldleadershopethesummitwillleadtopeace.Th
etwoKoreasaretechnicallystillatwar.Theyneversignedapeacetreatya
ftertheKoreanWar.Chinapraisedtheleadersfortheir"politicalcourage
"toseekpeaceandtodenuclearizetheKoreanPeninsula.Chinacalledth
esummita"historicmoment".ManyfamiliesseparatedaftertheKorean
Warhopebetterrelationswillletthemreunitewithfamilymembersafter
decadesofseparation.

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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