The Reading / Listening - Nobel Peace Prize - Level 1

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un could win a Nobel Peace Prize after their historic meeting in Singapore. Betting companies cut their odds on one or both of 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 Nobel Prize historian said: "If [there was] real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult to not award them the prize."



The historic meeting between the leaders is a key event. It was the first time that leaders from the U.S. and North Korea have met. The two men shook hands, met in private, and signed an agreement for a better future. Some people say they should not get the prize after Mr Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement and upset the Iran nuclear deal. Critics also point to human rights in North Korea. Other people say South Korea's President Moon Jae-in should get it.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Nobel Peace Prize - Level 0 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. historic
  2. Betting companies cut
  3. President Trump is now 2/1
  4. giving
  5. war
  6. make the world
  7. disarmament on the
  8. difficult to not award
  1. up nuclear weapons
  2. Korean peninsula
  3. their odds
  4. them the prize
  5. safer
  6. to get it
  7. games
  8. meeting

Paragraph 2

  1. The historic meeting
  2. The two men shook
  3. met in
  4. signed an agreement
  5. Mr Trump pulled
  6. upset the Iran nuclear
  7. Critics also point
  8. President Moon Jae-in
  1. private
  2. to human rights
  3. out
  4. should get it
  5. hands
  6. between the leaders
  7. for a better future
  8. deal

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un (1) ___________________ Nobel Peace Prize (2) ___________________ meeting in Singapore. Betting companies cut (3) ___________________ one or both of them winning. President Trump is (4) ___________________ get it. North Korea giving up nuclear weapons and the USA stopping "war games" (5) ___________________ world safer. A Nobel Prize historian said: "If [there was] real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult (6) ___________________ them the prize."

The historic meeting between the leaders is (7) ___________________. It was the first time that leaders from the U.S. and North Korea have met. The (8) ___________________ hands, met in private, and signed an agreement (9) ___________________ future. Some people say they should not (10) ___________________ after Mr Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement (11) ___________________ Iran nuclear deal. Critics also point to human rights in North Korea. Other people say South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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istoricmeetinginSingapore.Bettingcompaniescuttheiroddsononeorb
othofthemwinning.PresidentTrumpisnow2/1togetit.NorthKoreagivi
ngupnuclearweaponsandtheUSAstopping"wargames"wouldmaketh
eworldsafer.ANobelPrizehistoriansaid:"If[therewas]realdisarmame
ntontheKoreanpeninsula,itwouldbeverydifficulttonotawardthemthe
prize."Thehistoricmeetingbetweentheleadersisakeyevent.Itwasthe
firsttimethatleadersfromtheU.S.andNorthKoreahavemet.Thetwom
enshookhands,metinprivate,andsignedanagreementforabetterfutu
re.SomepeoplesaytheyshouldnotgettheprizeafterMrTrumppulledou
toftheParisClimateAgreementandupsettheIrannucleardeal.Criticsal
sopointtohumanrightsinNorthKorea.OtherpeoplesaySouthKorea'sP
residentMoonJae-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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Free writing

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Answers

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