The Reading / Listening - Thai Cave Rescue - Level 0

Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave are safe. They were missing for nine days. No one knew if they were safe. The boys and their coach went missing on June 23. The cave was dry when they went in. Heavy rain blocked the exit to the cave. The cave flooded and trapped the boys and their coach.



The team could be in the cave for four months, until the water goes down. The boys could learn to dive, but they can't swim. Rescuers will take food and medicine to them. They will put power and telephones in the cave. Rescuers said the boys were very hungry. A mother said: "I'm so happy I can't put it into words."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Thai Cave Rescue - Level 1 Thai Cave Rescue - Level 2   or  Thai Cave Rescue - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44692813
  • http://www.asiaone.com/
  • https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1496678/rescuers-seek-totally-safe-cave-extraction-for-boys


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. trapped in
  2. They were missing
  3. No one
  4. their coach went
  5. when they went
  6. blocked the
  7. The cave
  8. the boys and
  1. missing on June 23
  2. exit
  3. in
  4. their coach
  5. a Thai cave
  6. flooded
  7. for nine days
  8. knew

Paragraph 2

  1. until the water
  2. The boys could learn
  3. they can't
  4. take food and medicine
  5. hey will put power
  6. Rescuers said the boys
  7. I'm so
  8. I can't put
  1. happy
  2. to them
  3. it into words
  4. to dive
  5. were very hungry
  6. swim
  7. goes down
  8. and telephones in

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Twelve boys and their football coach (1) ___________________ Thai (2) ___________________. They were missing for nine days. No one knew if (3) ___________________. The boys and their coach went missing on June 23. The cave (4) ___________________ they went in. Heavy (5) ___________________ exit to the cave. The cave flooded and trapped the (6) ___________________ coach.

The team could be (7) ___________________ for four months, until the (8) ___________________. The boys could learn to dive, but (9) ___________________. Rescuers will take food and medicine to them. They (10) ___________________ and telephones (11) ___________________. Rescuers said the boys were very hungry. A mother said: "I'm so happy I can't (12) ___________________ words."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TwelveboysandtheirfootballcoachtrappedinaThaicavearesafe.They
weremissingforninedays.Nooneknewiftheyweresafe.Theboysandth
eircoachwentmissingonJune23.Thecavewasdrywhentheywentin.He
avyrainblockedtheexittothecave.Thecavefloodedandtrappedtheboy
sandtheircoach.Theteamcouldbeinthecaveforfourmonths,untilthew
atergoesdown.Theboyscouldlearntodive,buttheycan'tswim.Rescue
rswilltakefoodandmedicinetothem.Theywillputpowerandtelephones
inthecave.Rescuerssaidtheboyswereveryhungry.Amothersaid:"I'm
sohappyIcan'tputitintowords."

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) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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