The Reading / Listening - Nobel Peace Prize - Level 2

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un could get a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders could win the award after their historic meeting in Singapore. Betting companies cut their odds on one or both of them getting the prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone or as part of a team. North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping "war games" with South Korea would definitely make the world a safer place. 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 of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever that leaders from the U.S. and North Korea have met. The two men shook hands, met in private, had lunch together, and signed an agreement for a better future. Some people say they do not deserve the prize. They say the world is less secure because Mr Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and upset the Iran nuclear deal. Critics also point to human rights issues in North Korea. Other people say South Korea's President Moon Jae-in deserves the prize.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Nobel Peace Prize - Level 0 Nobel Peace Prize - Level 1   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. after their historic
  2. Betting companies cut
  3. one or both of them
  4. either alone or as
  5. North Korea giving
  6. make the world
  7. real disarmament on
  8. difficult to not
  1. part of a team
  2. a safer place
  3. award them the prize
  4. getting the prize
  5. the Korean peninsula
  6. their odds
  7. up its nuclear weapons
  8. meeting in Singapore

Paragraph 2

  1. a key event of the early
  2. It was the first time
  3. The two men shook
  4. met in
  5. They say the world is less
  6. upset the Iran nuclear
  7. human rights
  8. President Moon Jae-in
  1. deal
  2. private
  3. deserves the prize
  4. twenty-first century
  5. issues
  6. ever
  7. secure
  8. hands

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un (1) ___________________ Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders could win the award after their historic meeting in Singapore. Betting companies (2) ___________________ on one or both of them getting the prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone (3) ___________________ of a team. North Korea (4) ___________________ nuclear weapons and the USA stopping "war games" with South Korea would definitely make (5) ___________________ safer place. A Nobel Prize historian said: "If [there was] real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult to not (6) ___________________ prize."

The historic meeting between the leaders (7) ___________________ event of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever that (8) ___________________ U.S. and North Korea have met. The two men shook hands, met in private, (9) ___________________, and signed an agreement for a better future. Some people say they do not deserve the prize. They say the world (10) ___________________ because Mr Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and upset the Iran nuclear deal. Critics also (11) ___________________ rights issues in North Korea. Other people say South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

DonaldTrumpandKimJong-uncouldgetaNobelPeacePrize.Thetwolea
derscouldwintheawardaftertheirhistoricmeetinginSingapore.Bettin
gcompaniescuttheiroddsononeorbothofthemgettingtheprize.Presid
entTrumpisnow2/1togetit,eitheraloneoraspartofateam.NorthKorea
givingupitsnuclearweaponsandtheUSAstopping"wargames"withSo
uthKoreawoulddefinitelymaketheworldasaferplace.ANobelPrizehist
oriansaid:"If[therewas]realdisarmamentontheKoreanpeninsula,itw
ouldbeverydifficulttonotawardthemtheprize."Thehistoricmeetingbe
tweentheleadersisakeyeventoftheearlytwenty-firstcentury.Itwasth
efirsttimeeverthatleadersfromtheU.S.andNorthKoreahavemet.Thet
womenshookhands,metinprivate,hadlunchtogether,andsignedana
greementforabetterfuture.Somepeoplesaytheydonotdeservethepri
ze.TheysaytheworldislesssecurebecauseMrTrumpwithdrewfromthe
ParisClimateAgreementandupsettheIrannucleardeal.Criticsalsopoi
nttohumanrightsissuesinNorthKorea.OtherpeoplesaySouthKorea's
PresidentMoonJae-indeservestheprize.

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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