The Reading / Listening - Cold Noodles - Level 5

Historic talks between the leaders of North and South Korea were helped by cold noodles. North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in discussed a range of issues, including a denuclearized Korean Peninsular. After 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. On social media, "cold noodles" was trending higher than "North Korea-South Korea summit".



World leaders are hopeful that the summit will lead to peace. The two Koreas are technically still at war. They never signed a peace treaty after the end of the Korean War in 1953. China praised the leaders for their "political courage". It welcomed their promises to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and seek a peace treaty. China called the handshake on the border between the leaders a "historic moment". Many families were separated after the Korean War. They hope that better relations between their two countries will let them reunite with family members after decades of separation.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Cold Noodles - Level 4 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


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. Historic
  2. discussed a range
  3. Kim Jong-un made
  4. the first North Korean leader to step
  5. he joked about his gift
  6. queues started outside
  7. On social
  8. "cold noodles" was
  1. of cold noodles
  2. foot in the South
  3. trending higher
  4. of issues
  5. media
  6. history
  7. talks
  8. cold noodle shops

Paragraph 2

  1. The two Koreas are technically
  2. China praised the leaders for their
  3. seek a
  4. the handshake
  5. families were separated after
  6. better
  7. let them reunite
  8. decades of
  1. with family members
  2. on the border
  3. separation
  4. still at war
  5. peace treaty
  6. "political courage"
  7. relations
  8. the Korean War

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Historic talks (1) ___________________ of North and South Korea were helped by cold noodles. North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in discussed a (2) __________________, including a denuclearized Korean Peninsular. After Kim Jong-un made history by becoming the first North Korean leader to (3) ___________________ the South, he joked (4) ___________________ of cold noodles for Mr Moon. Immediately (5) ___________________ outside cold noodle shops in Seoul. On social media, "cold noodles" was (6) ___________________ "North Korea-South Korea summit".

World leaders are hopeful that (7) ___________________ lead to peace. The two Koreas are technically still at war. They never (8) ___________________ treaty after the end of the Korean War in 1953. China praised the leaders for (9) ___________________. It welcomed their promises to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and seek a peace treaty. China called the handshake on (10) ___________________ the leaders a "historic moment". Many families were separated after the Korean War. They hope (11) ___________________ between their two countries will let them reunite with family members after (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

HistorictalksbetweentheleadersofNorthandSouthKoreawerehelped
bycoldnoodles.NorthKorea'sSupremeLeaderKimJong-unandSouthK
orea'sPresidentMoonJae-indiscussedarangeofissues,includingade
nuclearizedKoreanPeninsular.AfterKimJong-unmadehistorybybe
comingthefirstNorthKoreanleadertostepfootintheSouth,hejokedab
outhisgiftofcoldnoodlesforMrMoon.Immediatelyafter,queuesstarte
doutsidecoldnoodleshopsinSeoul.Onsocialmedia,"coldnoodles"wast
rendinghigherthan"NorthKorea-SouthKoreasummit".Worldleaders
arehopefulthatthesummitwillleadtopeace.ThetwoKoreasaretechnic
allystillatwar.TheyneversignedapeacetreatyaftertheendoftheKorea
nWarin1953.Chinapraisedtheleadersfortheir"politicalcourage".Itwe
lcomedtheirpromisestodenuclearizetheKoreanPeninsulaandseekap
eacetreaty.Chinacalledthehandshakeontheborderbetweentheleade
rsa"historicmoment".ManyfamilieswereseparatedaftertheKoreanW
ar.Theyhopethatbetterrelationsbetweentheirtwocountrieswillletthe
mreunitewithfamilymembersafterdecadesofseparation.

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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