The Reading / Listening - Eid al-Adha - Level 4

Thousands of Muslims in Australia prayed for rain for farmers who are suffering in droughts. They prayed during the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha - one of Islam's holiest festivals. Muslims celebrate by sharing food with family, neighbours, the poor and needy. Over 30,000 Muslims gathered at one mosque in Sydney. An imam at the mosque said: "God will send down rainfall. It is our duty to help Australians, especially the farmers."



Australia's drought is the worst in living memory. The whole of one state is in drought. A farmers' spokeswoman said farmers appreciated the support and thoughts of the Muslim community. She said: "I think it really touched the heart of our farmers during this period. Every little bit helps." Australia recently promised $1.3 billion in relief funds to help farmers. When the hot summer arrives in Australia, things could get worse.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Eid al-Adha - Level 5 or  Eid al-Adha - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-22/muslim-rain-prayer-call-to-end-the-drought-for-farmers/10152076
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45267434
  • https://www.sbs.com.au/news/muslim-australians-pray-for-drought-breaking-rain-during-eid-celebrations


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. farmers who are suffering
  2. one of Islam's holiest
  3. the poor and
  4. 30,000 Muslims gathered
  5. An imam
  6. God will send down
  7. It is our duty
  8. especially the
  1. at the mosque
  2. to help
  3. in droughts
  4. farmers
  5. needy
  6. at one mosque
  7. festivals
  8. rainfall

Paragraph 2

  1. the worst in living
  2. The whole of one state
  3. farmers appreciated
  4. thoughts of the Muslim
  5. t really touched
  6. Every little bit
  7. $1.3 billion in relief
  8. things could get
  1. worse
  2. community
  3. the heart
  4. is in drought
  5. funds
  6. memory
  7. helps
  8. the support

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Thousands of Muslims in Australia (1) ___________________ for farmers who are suffering in droughts. They (2) ___________________ Muslim festival Eid al-Adha - one of Islam's holiest festivals. Muslims (3) ___________________ food with family, neighbours, the (4) ___________________. Over 30,000 Muslims (5) ___________________ mosque in Sydney. An imam at the mosque said: "God will (6) ___________________. It is our duty to help Australians, especially the farmers."

Australia's drought is the worst (7) ___________________. The whole of one state (8) ___________________. A farmers' spokeswoman said farmers appreciated the (9) ___________________ of the Muslim community. She said: "I think it really touched the heart of our farmers (10) ___________________. Every little bit helps." Australia recently promised $1.3 billion (11) ___________________ to help farmers. When the hot summer arrives in Australia, things (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThousandsofMuslimsinAustraliaprayedforrainforfarmerswhoaresuff
eringindroughts.TheyprayedduringtheMuslimfestivalEidal-Adha-
oneofIslam'sholiestfestivals.Muslimscelebratebysharingfoodwithf
amily,neighbours,thepoorandneedy.Over30,000Muslimsgathereda
tonemosqueinSydney.Animamatthemosquesaid:"Godwillsenddow
nrainfall.ItisourdutytohelpAustralians,especiallythefarmers."Austr
alia'sdroughtistheworstinlivingmemory.Thewholeofonestateisindro
ught.Afarmers'spokeswomansaidfarmersappreciatedthesupportan
dthoughtsoftheMuslimcommunity.Shesaid:"Ithinkitreallytouchedth
eheartofourfarmersduringthisperiod.Everylittlebithelps."Australiar
ecentlypromised$1.3billioninrelieffundstohelpfarmers.Whenthehot
summerarrivesinAustralia,thingscouldgetworse.

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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