The Reading / Listening - Brexit - Level 0

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to save the Brexit deal. The UK Brexit secretary quit yesterday. He said Ms May's new Brexit deal was bad for the UK. Ms May said her government must choose to leave the EU with no deal, have no Brexit at all, or join together and support her deal.



Brexit means "British exit from the European Union". In 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU. They said Britain was stronger outside the EU and could trade with other countries. People who voted to stay think the UK is stronger in the EU. The UK plans to leave the EU in March. It is now unclear if this will happen.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Brexit - Level 1 Brexit - Level 2   or  Brexit - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46228454
  • https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/british-prime-minister-battles-to-save-brexit-deal-as-ministers-quit_us_5bed5696e4b0dbb7ea67cdcc
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit


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. trying to save
  2. The UK Brexit secretary quit
  3. Ms May's new Brexit deal was
  4. her government
  5. leave the EU with
  6. have no Brexit at
  7. join
  8. support her
  1. bad for the UK
  2. no deal
  3. together
  4. yesterday
  5. deal
  6. must choose
  7. the Brexit deal
  8. all

Paragraph 2

  1. Brexit means
  2. They said Britain
  3. trade with other
  4. People who voted to
  5. the UK is stronger
  6. The UK plans to leave
  7. It is now
  8. this will
  1. stay
  2. the EU in March
  3. was stronger
  4. unclear
  5. countries
  6. happen
  7. in the EU
  8. British exit

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May (1) ___________________ save the Brexit deal. The UK Brexit (2) ___________________. He said Ms May's new Brexit (3) ___________________ for the UK. Ms May said her government (4) ___________________ leave the EU (5) ___________________, have no Brexit at all, or join together and (6) ___________________.

Brexit means "British (7) ___________________ European Union". In 2016, Britain voted (8) ___________________ EU. They said Britain (9) ___________________ the EU and could trade with other countries. People (10) ___________________ stay think the UK is (11) ___________________ EU. The UK plans to leave the EU in March. It is now unclear if (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKPrimeMinisterTheresaMayistryingtosavetheBrexitdeal.TheU
KBrexitsecretaryquityesterday.HesaidMsMay'snewBrexitdealwasba
dfortheUK.MsMaysaidhergovernmentmustchoosetoleavetheEUwith
nodeal,havenoBrexitatall,orjointogetherandsupportherdeal.Brexit
means"BritishexitfromtheEuropeanUnion".In2016,Britainvotedtole
avetheEU.TheysaidBritainwasstrongeroutsidetheEUandcouldtrade
withothercountries.PeoplewhovotedtostaythinktheUKisstrongerint
heEU.TheUKplanstoleavetheEUinMarch.Itisnowunclearifthiswillhap
pen.

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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