The Reading / Listening - Jamal Khashoggi - Level 4

The disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist is a mystery. He was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He went there to get marriage documents. He spent eleven hours there. Turkish investigators searched the consulate for clues. Pressure is on Saudi to explain what happened to Mr Khashoggi. Turkish officials say Saudi agents murdered him. They flew to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis deny this.

There is a huge outcry over the disappearance. Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" if Saudi was involved. He spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince, who said he strongly denied knowledge of what happened to Mr Khashoggi. The prince's denial was "very strong". Mr Trump suggested "rogue killers" may be behind it all. Turkey's president said he hoped to reach a conclusion, "as soon as possible because the investigation is looking into many things".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Jamal Khashoggi - Level 5 or  Jamal Khashoggi - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45879941
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/15/middleeast/saudi-khashoggi-death-turkey/index.html
  • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/turkish-prosecutors-find-evidence-jamal-khashoggi-killing-181015205254636.html


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. last seen at the Saudi
  2. marriage
  3. searched the consulate
  4. explain what
  5. agents murdered
  6. They flew
  7. earlier
  8. The Saudis deny
  1. to Turkey
  2. consulate
  3. this
  4. for clues
  5. this month
  6. documents
  7. happened
  8. him

Paragraph 2

  1. There is a huge
  2. severe
  3. if Saudi was
  4. he strongly denied knowledge
  5. The prince's denial was
  6. rogue
  7. as soon as
  8. the investigation is looking
  1. possible
  2. of what happened
  3. punishment
  4. into many things
  5. involved
  6. "very strong"
  7. outcry
  8. killers

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist (1) ___________________. He was last (2) ___________________ Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He went (3) ___________________ marriage documents. He spent eleven hours there. Turkish investigators searched the (4) ___________________. Pressure is on Saudi to explain what happened to Mr Khashoggi. (5) ___________________ Saudi agents murdered him. They flew to Turkey (6) ___________________. The Saudis deny this.

There is a (7) ___________________ the disappearance. Donald Trump threatened (8) ___________________ Saudi was involved. He spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince, who said (9) ___________________ knowledge of what happened to Mr Khashoggi. The prince's denial (10) ___________________. Mr Trump suggested (11) ___________________ be behind it all. Turkey's president said he hoped to reach a conclusion, "as soon as possible because the investigation (12) ___________________ many things".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThedisappearanceofaSaudiArabianjournalistisamystery.Hewaslast
seenattheSaudiconsulateinIstanbulonOctober2.Hewenttheretoget
marriagedocuments.Hespentelevenhoursthere.Turkishinvestigator
ssearchedtheconsulateforclues.PressureisonSauditoexplainwhatha
ppenedtoMrKhashoggi.TurkishofficialssaySaudiagentsmurderedhi
m.TheyflewtoTurkeyearlierthismonth.TheSaudisdenythis.Thereisa
hugeoutcryoverthedisappearance.DonaldTrumpthreatened"severe
punishment"ifSaudiwasinvolved.HespoketoSaudi'sCrownPrincewh
osaidhestronglydeniedknowledgeofwhathappenedtoMrKhashoggi.T
heprince'sdenialwas"verystrong".MrTrumpsuggested"roguekillers"
maybebehinditall.Turkey'spresidentsaidhehopedtoreachaconclusio
n,"assoonaspossiblebecausetheinvestigationislookingintomanythin
gs".

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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(m) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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