The Reading / Listening - Jamal Khashoggi - Level 6

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is descending into greater mystery. Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. He went there to process documents for his upcoming marriage. In the latest move, Turkish investigators have searched the Saudi consulate looking for clues. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week as pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to give a full explanation as to what happened to Mr Khashoggi. It is widely reported that the journalist spent eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents who flew to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis deny this.

The disappearance has sparked an international outcry. US President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was involved in any wrongdoing. President Trump spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince Salman on the phone earlier this week. He said Prince Salman strongly denied any knowledge of whatever may have happened to Mr Khashoggi. Mr Trump said the prince's denial was "very strong" and suggested that "rogue killers" may be behind Mr Khashoggi's possible death. Turkey's President Erdogan spoke about the investigation in the Turkish parliament. He said: "My hope is that we can reach conclusions...as soon as possible because the investigation is looking into many things."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Jamal Khashoggi - Level 4  or  Jamal Khashoggi - Level 5

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 :-)



Warm-ups

WARM-UPS 1 -4

1. JAMAL KHASHOGGI: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Jamal Khashoggi. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       disappearance / mystery / consulate / documents / clues / pressure / journalist / deny
       international / outcry / punishment / wrongdoing / knowledge / parliament / rogue
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. CRISIS: Students A strongly believe Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance will lead to an international crisis; Students B strongly believe it won't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. WHAT PEOPLE SAID: What have people said about My Khashoggi's disappearance? Go to the Internet and find out, then complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What they said

His fiancé

 

The Saudi Crown Prince

 

Turkey's president

 

The police

 

Donald Trump

 

Journalists

 

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5. MYSTERY: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "mystery". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. CONSULATES: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important things consulates do at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Promote trade
  • Visit nationals in prison
  • Loans to distressed travelers
  • Cultural exchange
  • Replace passports
  • Advice
  • Register births abroad
  • Help during crises

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. descending a. The use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something.
      2. consulate b. State that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of something.
      3. process c. Coming or going down a scale, especially from the superior to the inferior.
      4. investigators d. The place or building in which the duties of a government's representative are carried out in another country.
      5. pressure e. A person who carries out a formal inquiry into something (like a murder or other crime).
      6. agents f. People who obtain information for a government or other official body, typically in secret.
      7. deny g. A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.

    Paragraph 2

      8. sparked h. The group of politicians who as a group run a country and make decisions for it.
      9. outcry i. A person or thing that behaves in a nonconformist, faulty, or unpredictable way.
      10. severe j. The penalty given for an offense or crime.
      11. punishment k. Provided the stimulus for a dramatic event or process.
      12. rogue l. Judgments or decisions reached by reasoning.
      13. parliament m. A strong expression of public disapproval or anger.
      14. conclusions n. Strict or harsh.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Jamal Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi embassy in Ankara.     T / F
  2. Turkish investigators searched a consulate to look for clues.     T / F
  3. The Saudi consul in Istanbul returned to Saudi Arabia.     T / F
  4. The article says Jamal Khashoggi spent 11 hours in the consulate.     T / F
  5. Donald Trump has said there would be no repercussions for Saudi.     T / F
  6. Donald Trump said he hadn't spoken to Saudi's Crown Prince.     T / F
  7. Donald Trump suggested "rogue killers" may have killed Mr Khashoggi.    T / F
  8. Turkey's president said investigators are looking at one thing.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. disappearance
  2. process
  3. upcoming
  4. explanation
  5. deny
  6. outcry
  7. punishment
  8. wrongdoing
  9. investigation
  10. conclusion
  1. protest
  2. account
  3. repudiate
  4. verdict
  5. approaching
  6. penalty
  7. vanishing
  8. inquiry
  9. attend to
  10. crime

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. descending into
  2. last seen at the
  3. process documents for his
  4. give a full explanation as
  5. The Saudis
  6. The disappearance has sparked
  7. involved in any
  8. the prince's denial was
  9. rogue
  10. we can reach
  1. killers
  2. to what happened
  3. an international outcry
  4. Saudi Arabian consulate
  5. "very strong"
  6. greater mystery
  7. conclusions
  8. upcoming marriage
  9. wrongdoing
  10. deny this

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
process
clues
officials
mystery
pressure
deny
latest
widely

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is descending into greater (1) ____________. Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. He went there to (2) ____________ documents for his upcoming marriage. In the (3) ____________ move, Turkish investigators have searched the Saudi consulate looking for (4) ____________. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week as (5) ____________ is growing on Saudi Arabia to give a full explanation as to what happened to Mr Khashoggi. It is (6) ____________ reported that the journalist spent eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish (7) ____________ believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents who flew to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis (8) ____________ this.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
severe
rogue
conclusions
strongly
outcry
investigation
denial
involved

The disappearance has sparked an international (9) ____________. US President Donald Trump threatened "(10) ____________ punishment" if Saudi Arabia was (11) ____________ in any wrongdoing. President Trump spoke to Saudi's King Salman on the phone earlier this week. He said King Salman (12) ____________ denied any knowledge of whatever may have happened to Mr Khashoggi. Mr Trump said the king's (13) ____________ was "very strong" and suggested that "(14) ____________ killers" may be behind Mr Khashoggi's possible death. Turkey's President Erdogan spoke about the (15) ____________ in the Turkish parliament. He said: "My hope is that we can reach (16) ____________...as soon as possible because the investigation is looking into many things."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is ______ greater mystery
     a.  descent in into
     b.  descending onto
     c.  descent on into
     d.  descending into
2)  Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi Arabian ______ Istanbul
     a.  consular in
     b.  con sue late in
     c.  cons you late in
     d.  consulate in
3)  The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week as ______
     a.  pressure is growing
     b.  pressure's grown
     c.  pressures is growing
     d.  pressure is grown
4)  give a full explanation as to ______
     a.  what happen
     b.  what happened
     c.  what happens
     d.  wha'appened
5)  Saudi agents who flew to Turkey ______
     a.  earlier his month
     b.  earlier that month
     c.  earlier this month
     d.  early are this month

6)  The disappearance has sparked an ______
     a.  international outcry
     b.  international outing
     c.  international lout cry
     d.  international out pry
7)  US President Donald Trump threatened "______"
     a.  severely punishment
     b.  severed punishment
     c.  sever punishment
     d.  severe punishment
8)  the prince's denial was "very strong" and suggested that "______" may be behind...
     a.  vague killers
     b.  brogue killers
     c.  load killers
     d.  rogue killers
9)  Turkey's President Erdogan spoke about the investigation in the ______
     a.  Turk kiss parliament
     b.  Turkish parliamentary
     c.  Turkish parliament
     d.  Turk crisp parliament
10)  He said: "My hope is that we can ______."
     a.  breach conclusions
     b.  bleach conclusions
     c.  leech conclusions
     d.  reach conclusions

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is descending into greater mystery. Mr Khashoggi was (1) ___________________ the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. He went there to process documents (2) ___________________ marriage. In the latest move, Turkish investigators have searched the Saudi consulate (3) ___________________. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week as pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to (4) ___________________ explanation as to what happened to Mr Khashoggi. It is widely reported that (5) ___________________ eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi (6) ___________________ to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis deny this.

The disappearance (7) ___________________ international outcry. US President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was (8) ___________________ wrongdoing. President Trump spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince Salman on the phone earlier this week. He said Prince Salman (9) ___________________ knowledge of whatever may have happened to Mr Khashoggi. Mr Trump said the prince's (10) ___________________ strong" and suggested that (11) ___________________ be behind Mr Khashoggi's possible death. Turkey's President Erdogan spoke about the investigation in the Turkish parliament. He said: "My (12) ___________________ we can reach conclusions...as soon as possible because the investigation is looking into many things."

Comprehension questions

  1. When was Jamal Khashoggi last seen alive?
  2. Why did Jamal Khashoggi go to the consulate?
  3. What are Turkish investigators at the consulate looking for?
  4. What is there growing pressure on Saudi Arabia to do?
  5. How long do people believe Jamal Khashoggi spent in the consulate?
  6. What has Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance sparked?
  7. What did Donald Trump threaten Saudi Arabia with?
  8. Who did Donald Trump speak to on the phone?
  9. Who did Donald Trump say might have killed Jamal Khashoggi?
  10. What does Turkey's president want to reach?

Multiple choice quiz

1) When was Jamal Khashoggi last seen alive?
a) October 3
b) October 2
c) October 10
d) October 12
2) Why did Jamal Khashoggi go to the consulate?
a) for a job interview
b) to get a visa
c) to interview someone
d) for his marriage documents
3) What are Turkish investigators at the consulate looking for?
a) clues
b) a gun
c) Mr Khashoggi's iPhone
d) DNA
4) What is there growing pressure on Saudi Arabia to do?
a) send police to Istanbul
b) launch an international manhunt
c) give a full explanation
d) send a new consul to Istanbul
5) How long do people believe Jamal Khashoggi spent in the consulate?
a) 10 hours
b) 11 hours
c) 2 hours
d) 45 minutes

6) What has Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance sparked?
a) conspiracy theories
b) chaos
c) an outcry
d) a search
7) What did Donald Trump threaten Saudi Arabia with?
a) sanctions
b) embargos
c) war
d) severe punishments
8) Who did Donald Trump speak to on the phone?
a) Saudi's Crown Prince
b) Melania Trump
c) Mr Khashoggi's wife
d) Turkey's president
9) Who did Donald Trump say might have killed Jamal Khashoggi?
a) rogue killers
b) enemies of the state
c) a lone assassin
d) unsuspecting burglars
10) What does Turkey's president want to reach?
a) an agreement
b) conclusions
c) the end
d) peace

Role play

Role  A – Replacing Passports
You think replacing passports is the most important consular service. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): promoting trade, cultural exchange or visiting nationals in prison.

Role  B – Promoting Trade
You think promoting trade is the most important consular service. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): replacing passports, cultural exchange or visiting nationals in prison.

Role  C – Cultural Exchange
You think cultural exchange is the most important consular service. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): promoting trade, replacing passports or visiting nationals in prison.

Role  D – Visiting Nationals in Prison
You think visiting nationals in prison is the most important consular service. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): promoting trade, cultural exchange or replacing passports.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'great'

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  • and 'mystery'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • outcry
    • severe
    • any
    • rogue
    • hope
    • many
    • greater
    • process
    • clues
    • as
    • widely
    • flew

    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 - Mystery deepens over Khashoggi disappearance

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'mystery'?
    3. What do you know about this story?
    4. What has your country's leader said about this story?
    5. What is the purpose of a consulate?
    6. Why might Jamal Khashoggi have been killed?
    7. What does a consul do?
    8. How dangerous is it to criticize your country?
    9. How dangerous is it to be a journalist?
    10. What do you think has happened to Mr Khashoggi?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'journalist'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Why is there an international outcry over this?
    5. What could Donald Trump's "severe punishment" take the form of?
    6. What do the investigators need to look into?
    7. What three adjectives best describe this story?
    8. What would happen if Turkey proved Saudi killed Mr Khashoggi?
    9. How do you think this story will develop?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the investigators?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________

    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is (1) ____ into greater mystery. Mr Khashoggi was last (2) ____ at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. He went there to (3) ____ documents for his upcoming marriage. In the latest move, Turkish investigators have searched the Saudi consulate looking for (4) ____. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week as pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to give a (5) ____ explanation as to what happened to Mr Khashoggi. It is widely reported that the journalist spent eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents who (6) ____ to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis deny this.

    The disappearance has sparked an international (7) ____. US President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was involved in any (8) ____. President Trump spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince Salman on the phone earlier this week. He said Prince Salman (9) ____ denied any knowledge of whatever may have happened to Mr Khashoggi. Mr Trump said the prince's denial was "very strong" and suggested that "(10) ____ killers" may be behind Mr Khashoggi's possible death. Turkey's President Erdogan spoke about the investigation in the Turkish parliament. He said: "My hope is that we can (11) ____ conclusions...as soon as possible because the investigation is looking (12) ____ many things."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     descent     (b)     descendant     (c)     descended     (d)     descending    
    2. (a)     serene     (b)     seeing     (c)     scene     (d)     seen    
    3. (a)     progress     (b)     process     (c)     protect     (d)     profess    
    4. (a)     hints     (b)     conundrums     (c)     clues     (d)     posers    
    5. (a)     entire     (b)     whole     (c)     full     (d)     undivided    
    6. (a)     flew     (b)     shot     (c)     catapulted     (d)     rocketed    
    7. (a)     cry baby     (b)     outcry     (c)     crier     (d)     cry    
    8. (a)     wrongdoing     (b)     wrangle     (c)     wrinkling     (d)     incorrect    
    9. (a)     wrongly     (b)     strongly     (c)     strangely     (d)     singly    
    10. (a)     brogue     (b)     vogue     (c)     rogue     (d)     league    
    11. (a)     supplant     (b)     exist     (c)     reach     (d)     grade    
    12. (a)     up     (b)     about     (c)     to     (d)     into

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Put the text back together

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    (...)  to Saudi's Crown Prince Salman on the phone earlier this week. He said Prince Salman strongly denied any
    (...)  consulate looking for clues. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week as pressure is
    (...)  we can reach conclusions...as soon as possible because the investigation is looking into many things."
    (...)  growing on Saudi Arabia to give a full explanation as to what happened
    (...)  documents for his upcoming marriage. In the latest move, Turkish investigators have searched the Saudi
    (...)  to Mr Khashoggi. It is widely reported that the journalist spent eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish
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    (...)  "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was involved in any wrongdoing. President Trump spoke
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    Put the words in the right order

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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is descending onto / into greater mystery. Mr Khashoggi was last scene / seen at the Saudi Arabian consulate / consular in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. He went there to recess / process documents for his upcoming marriage. In the latest move / movement, Turkish investigators have searched the Saudi consulate looking for cues / clues. The Saudi consul left Turkey earlier this week as / has pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to give a full / fully explanation as to what happened to Mr Khashoggi. It is wide / widely reported that the journalist spent eleven hours in the consulate. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents who flew to Turkey earlier this month. The Saudis deny / defy this.

    The disappearance has spanked / sparked an international outcry. US President Donald Trump threatened / threats "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was involved in any doings / wrongdoing. President Trump spoke to Saudi's Crown Prince Salman on / in the phone earlier this week. He said Prince Salman strongly denied many / any knowledge of whatever may have happened to Mr Khashoggi. Mr Trump said the prince's denial was "very strong" and suggestion / suggested that "vogue / rogue killers" may be behind Mr Khashoggi's possible death / dead. Turkey's President Erdogan spoke about the investigation in the Turkish parliament. He said: "My hope is that we can reach / breach conclusions...as soon as possible because the investigation is looking onto / into many things."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the disappearance of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi is descending into greater mystery mr khashoggi was last seen at the saudi arabian consulate in istanbul turkey on october 2 he went there to process documents for his upcoming marriage in the latest move turkish investigators have searched the saudi consulate looking for clues the saudi consul left turkey earlier this week as pressure is growing on saudi arabia to give a full explanation as to what happened to mr khashoggi it is widely reported that the journalist spent eleven hours in the consulate turkish officials believe mr khashoggi was murdered by saudi agents who flew to turkey earlier this month the saudis deny this

    the disappearance has sparked an international outcry us president donald trump threatened severe punishment if saudi arabia was involved in any wrongdoing president trump spoke to saudis crown prince salman on the phone earlier this week he said prince salman strongly denied any knowledge of whatever may have happened to mr khashoggi mr trump said the princes denial was very strong and suggested that rogue killers may be behind mr khashoggis possible death turkeys president erdogan spoke about the investigation in the turkish parliament he said my hope is that we can reach conclusionsas soon as possible because the investigation is looking into many things"

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    ThedisappearanceofSaudijournalistJamalKhashoggiisdescendingint
    ogreatermystery.MrKhashoggiwaslastseenattheSaudiArabiancons
    ulateinIstanbul,TurkeyonOctober2.Hewenttheretoprocessdocumen
    tsforhisupcomingmarriage.Inthelatestmove,Turkishinvestigatorsh
    avesearchedtheSaudiconsulatelookingforclues.TheSaudiconsulleft
    TurkeyearlierthisweekaspressureisgrowingonSaudiArabiatogiveafu
    llexplanationastowhathappenedtoMrKhashoggi.Itiswidelyreportedt
    hatthejournalistspentelevenhoursintheconsulate.Turkishofficialsbe
    lieveMrKhashoggiwasmurderedbySaudiagentswhoflewtoTurkeyear
    lierthismonth.TheSaudisdenythis.Thedisappearancehassparkedani
    nternationaloutcry.USPresidentDonaldTrumpthreatened"severepu
    nishment"ifSaudiArabiawasinvolvedinanywrongdoing.PresidentTru
    mpspoketoSaudi'sCrownPrinceSalmanonthephoneearlierthisweek.
    HesaidPrinceSalmanstronglydeniedanyknowledgeofwhatevermayh
    avehappenedtoMrKhashoggi.MrTrumpsaidtheprince'sdenialwas"ve
    rystrong"andsuggestedthat"roguekillers"maybebehindMrKhashogg
    i'spossibledeath.Turkey'sPresidentErdoganspokeabouttheinvestiga
    tionintheTurkishparliament.Hesaid:"Myhopeisthatwecanreachconcl
    usions...assoonaspossiblebecausetheinvestigationislookingintoma
    nythings."

    Free writing

    Write about Jamal Khashoggi for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is a global crisis. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. JAMAL KHASHOGGI: Make a poster about Jamal Khashoggi. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. GLOBAL CRISIS: Write a magazine article about Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance sparking a global crisis. Include imaginary interviews with people who think this will happen and with people who think this will not happen.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on Jamal Khashoggi. Ask him/her three questions about him. Give him/her three of your opinions on his disappearance. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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