The Reading / Listening - Statue of Unity - Level 0

Over 300 crocodiles in India are moving. They are too near a tourist sight. The crocs could be a danger to tourists near the Statue of Unity. It is the world's tallest statue. Tourist seaplanes land on a reservoir near the sight. This is where the crocs live. They could attack tourists. Some of the crocs are over three meters long.



Animal lovers are angry. One said the government is risking the lives and safety of the crocodiles. An environmental magazine editor said the idea was crazy. A journalist said moving the crocodiles could break India's wildlife laws. Another official said they had to move the crocodiles for "security reasons".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Statue of Unity - Level 1 Statue of Unity - Level 2   or  Statue of Unity - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47010656
  • https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/crocodiles-removed-worlds-tallest-statue-india-scli-intl/index.html
  • https://news.sky.com/story/300-crocodiles-relocated-to-protect-tourists-at-worlds-tallest-statue-11618604


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. They are too
  2. The crocs could be a danger
  3. It is the world's tallest
  4. Tourist
  5. a reservoir
  6. This is where the crocs
  7. They could attack
  8. Some of the crocs are over
  1. live
  2. statue
  3. three meters long
  4. near the sight
  5. to tourists
  6. tourists
  7. seaplanes
  8. near a tourist sight

Paragraph 2

  1. Animal lovers
  2. the government is
  3. safety of the
  4. An environmental
  5. the idea was
  6. break India's wildlife
  7. they had to move
  8. security
  1. laws
  2. magazine editor
  3. the crocodiles
  4. risking the lives
  5. reasons
  6. are angry
  7. crazy
  8. crocodiles

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Over 300 crocodiles (1) ___________________ moving. They are too near (2) ___________________. The crocs could be a danger to (3) ___________________ Statue of Unity. It is the world's tallest statue. Tourist seaplanes (4) ___________________ reservoir near the sight. This (5) ___________________ crocs live. They could attack tourists. Some of the crocs (6) ___________________ meters long.

Animal (7) ___________________. One said the government is risking the lives (8) ___________________ the crocodiles. An environmental magazine editor said the (9) __________________. A journalist (10) ___________________ crocodiles could break India's wildlife laws. Another (11) ___________________ had to move the crocodiles (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Over300crocodilesinIndiaaremoving.Theyaretoonearatouristsight.
ThecrocscouldbeadangertotouristsneartheStatueofUnity.Itisthewor
ld'stalleststatue.Touristseaplaneslandonareservoirnearthesight.Thi
siswherethecrocslive.Theycouldattacktourists.Someofthecrocsareo
verthreemeterslong.Animalloversareangry.Onesaidthegovernment
isriskingthelivesandsafetyofthecrocodiles.Anenvironmentalmagazi
needitorsaidtheideawascrazy.Ajournalistsaidmovingthecrocodilesc
ouldbreakIndia'swildlifelaws.Anotherofficialsaidtheyhadtomovethe
crocodilesfor"securityreasons".

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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