The Reading / Listening - Nobel Peace Prize - Level 0

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un could win a Nobel Peace Prize. Betting companies cut their odds on them winning. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it. North Korea giving up nuclear weapons and the USA stopping "war games" would make the world safer. A historian said: "It would be very difficult to not award them the prize."



The historic meeting was the first time that leaders from the U.S. and North Korea have met. The two men shook hands. Some people say they should not get the prize. Mr Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Critics also point to human rights in North Korea. Maybe South Korea's President Moon Jae-in should get it.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Nobel Peace Prize - Level 1 Nobel Peace Prize - Level 2   or  Nobel Peace Prize - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/06/nobel-offing-trump-kim-jong-un/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/12/donald-trump-now-2-1-win-nobel-peace-prize-historic-summit-kim-jong-un-7623593/?ito=cbshare
  • http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2150470/nobel-peace-prize-donald-trump-and-kim-jong-un-maybe-its-still


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. Kim Jong-un
  2. betting
  3. cut their odds on
  4. 2/1 to
  5. giving up
  6. war
  7. make the
  8. difficult to not award
  1. world safer
  2. them winning
  3. them the prize
  4. nuclear weapons
  5. companies
  6. get it
  7. could win
  8. games

Paragraph 2

  1. The historic meeting was
  2. leaders
  3. The two men shook
  4. they should not
  5. Mr Trump pulled
  6. the Paris Climate
  7. human
  8. President Moon Jae-in
  1. hands
  2. out
  3. rights
  4. should get it
  5. the first time
  6. get the prize
  7. Agreement
  8. from the U.S.

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un (1) ___________________ Nobel Peace Prize. Betting companies (2) ___________________ on them winning. President Trump (3) ___________________ to get it. North Korea (4) ___________________ weapons and the USA stopping "war games" would make (5) ___________________. A historian said: "It would be very difficult (6) ___________________ them the prize."

The historic meeting (7) ___________________ time that leaders from the U.S. and North Korea have met. The (8) ___________________ hands. Some people say they should not (9) ___________________. Mr Trump pulled (10) ___________________ Paris Climate Agreement. Critics also (11) ___________________ rights in North Korea. Maybe South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

DonaldTrumpandKimJong-uncouldwinaNobelPeacePrize.Bettingco
mpaniescuttheiroddsonthemwinning.PresidentTrumpisnow2/1toge
tit.NorthKoreagivingupnuclearweaponsandtheUSAstopping"warga
mes"wouldmaketheworldsafer.Ahistoriansaid:"Itwouldbeverydiffic
ulttonotawardthemtheprize."Thehistoricmeetingwasthefirsttimeth
atleadersfromtheU.S.andNorthKoreahavemet.Thetwomenshookha
nds.Somepeoplesaytheyshouldnotgettheprize.MrTrumppulledoutof
theParisClimateAgreement.CriticsalsopointtohumanrightsinNorthK
orea.MaybeSouthKorea'sPresidentMoonJae-inshouldgetit.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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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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