The Reading / Listening - Jamal Khashoggi - Level 5

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a mystery. He was last seen at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He went there to process marriage documents. Turkish investigators have searched the Saudi consulate for clues. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week and pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened to Mr Khashoggi. It is believed he spent eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish officials say he was murdered by Saudi agents who flew to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis deny this.

There is an international outcry over the disappearance. Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was involved. He spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince earlier this week and said the prince strongly denied any knowledge of what may have happened to Mr Khashoggi. Mr Trump said the prince's denial was "very strong". He suggested "rogue killers" may be behind Mr Khashoggi's possible death. Turkey's president spoke about the investigation. 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 4 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 Arabian
  2. marriage
  3. searched the Saudi consulate
  4. pressure is
  5. he spent eleven hours
  6. Turkish officials say
  7. flew to Turkey earlier
  8. The Saudis deny
  1. in the consulate
  2. this month
  3. documents
  4. this
  5. for clues
  6. growing on Saudi
  7. consulate
  8. he was murdered

Paragraph 2

  1. There is an international
  2. severe
  3. denied any knowledge of what
  4. the prince's denial was
  5. rogue
  6. Turkey's president spoke about
  7. He hoped to reach a conclusion
  8. the investigation is looking
  1. as soon as possible
  2. outcry
  3. killers
  4. into many things
  5. may have happened
  6. "very strong"
  7. punishment
  8. the investigation

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (1) ___________________. He was last seen at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He went (2) ___________________ marriage documents. Turkish investigators (3) ___________________ Saudi consulate for clues. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week and (4) ___________________ on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened to Mr Khashoggi. It is (5) ___________________ eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish officials say he was murdered by Saudi (6) ___________________ to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis deny this.

There is an international (7) ___________________ disappearance. Donald Trump (8) ___________________ if Saudi Arabia was involved. He spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince earlier this week and said the prince (9) ___________________ knowledge of what may have happened to Mr Khashoggi. Mr Trump said the prince's (10) ___________________ strong". He suggested "rogue killers" may be behind Mr Khashoggi's possible death. Turkey's president (11) ___________________ investigation. He hoped to reach a conclusion, "as soon as possible because the investigation is looking (12) ___________________".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThedisappearanceofSaudijournalistJamalKhashoggiisamystery.He
waslastseenattheSaudiArabianconsulateinIstanbulonOctober2.He
wenttheretoprocessmarriagedocuments.Turkishinvestigatorshaves
earchedtheSaudiconsulateforclues.TheSaudiconsulleftTurkeyearlie
rthisweekandpressureisgrowingonSaudiArabiatoexplainwhathappe
nedtoMrKhashoggi.Itisbelievedhespentelevenhoursintheconsulate.
TurkishofficialssayhewasmurderedbySaudiagentswhoflewtoTurkey
earlierthismonth.TheSaudisdenythis.Thereisaninternationaloutcry
overthedisappearance.DonaldTrumpthreatened"severepunishment
"ifSaudiArabiawasinvolved.HespoketoSaudi'sCrownPrinceearlierthi
sweekandsaidtheprincestronglydeniedanyknowledgeofwhatmayha
vehappenedtoMrKhashoggi.MrTrumpsaidtheprince'sdenialwas"ver
ystrong".Hesuggested"roguekillers"maybebehindMrKhashoggi'spo
ssibledeath.Turkey'spresidentspokeabouttheinvestigation.Hehope
dtoreachaconclusion,"assoonaspossiblebecausetheinvestigationisl
ookingintomanythings".

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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