The Reading / Listening - Brexit - Level 1

The UK Prime Minister is trying to save the Brexit deal with the European Union. The UK Brexit secretary quit because of the "final" deal that Ms May agreed with the EU. He said it was bad for the UK and the UK could not leave the EU. Ms May said her government must choose one of three things. She said: "We can choose to leave with no deal, we can risk no Brexit at all, or we can choose to unite and support the best deal."



Brexit means "British exit from the European Union". In 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU. They thought Britain would be stronger outside of the EU and could make trade agreements with other countries. People who voted to stay believe the UK is stronger in the EU. The UK plans to leave the EU in March, 2019. It is now unclear if this will happen. Many people believe Ms May's government will not agree to her new deal.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Brexit - Level 0 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
  3. He said it was bad for
  4. her government must choose one
  5. We can choose to leave with
  6. we can risk no Brexit at
  7. we can choose
  8. support the best
  1. no deal
  2. to unite
  3. quit
  4. deal
  5. the UK
  6. of three things
  7. all
  8. the Brexit deal

Paragraph 2

  1. Brexit means
  2. Britain voted to leave
  3. Britain would be
  4. People who voted
  5. the UK is stronger
  6. The UK plans to
  7. It is now unclear if this
  8. agree to her
  1. in the EU
  2. new deal
  3. the EU
  4. leave the EU
  5. will happen
  6. British exit
  7. stronger outside
  8. to stay

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK Prime Minister (1) ___________________ save the Brexit deal with the European Union. The UK Brexit secretary (2) ___________________ the "final" deal that Ms May (3) ___________________ EU. He said it was bad for the UK and the UK (4) ___________________ the EU. Ms May said her government must choose one (5) ___________________. She said: "We can choose to leave with no deal, we can risk no Brexit at all, or we can choose (6) ___________________ support the best deal."

Brexit means "British (7) ___________________ European Union". In 2016, Britain voted (8) ___________________ EU. They thought Britain would be stronger (9) ___________________ EU and could make trade agreements with other countries. People who voted to stay believe the UK (10) ___________________ the EU. The UK plans to leave the EU in March, 2019. It (11) ___________________ if this will happen. Many people believe Ms May's government will not (12) ___________________ new deal.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKPrimeMinisteristryingtosavetheBrexitdealwiththeEuropeanU
nion.TheUKBrexitsecretaryquitbecauseofthe"final"dealthatMsMaya
greedwiththeEU.HesaiditwasbadfortheUKandtheUKcouldnotleavet
heEU.MsMaysaidhergovernmentmustchooseoneofthreethings.Shes
aid:"Wecanchoosetoleavewithnodeal,wecanrisknoBrexitatall,orwec
anchoosetouniteandsupportthebestdeal."Brexitmeans"Britishexitfr
omtheEuropeanUnion".In2016,BritainvotedtoleavetheEU.Theythou
ghtBritainwouldbestrongeroutsideoftheEUandcouldmaketradeagre
ementswithothercountries.PeoplewhovotedtostaybelievetheUKisst
rongerintheEU.TheUKplanstoleavetheEUinMarch,2019.Itisnowuncl
earifthiswillhappen.ManypeoplebelieveMsMay'sgovernmentwillnot
agreetohernewdeal.

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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