The Reading / Listening - Huawei - Level 4

A fight has broken out between China and the USA over the treatment of China's technology giant Huawei. The USA accused Huawei of a list of crimes, including bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud, and theft of trade secrets. The FBI explained: "The charges...are the result of years of investigative work.... [They] expose Huawei's...actions to exploit U.S. companies and financial institutions and to threaten the free and fair global marketplace."



China is angry over the treatment of Huawei. It said the U.S. was trying to "kill" Chinese businesses. China said: "The United States has deployed its state power to smear and crack down on targeted Chinese companies in an attempt to kill their normal and legal business operations." It urged the US to, "stop its unreasonable crackdown...and treat Chinese companies objectively and fairly....China will firmly safeguard...Chinese companies."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Huawei - Level 5 or  Huawei - Level 6

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/28/business/huawei-us-china-response-intl/index.html
  • https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/chinese-telecom-firm-huawei-indicted-012819
  • https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2184057/huawei-charges-are-us-attempt-smear-chinese-companies-beijing


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. A fight has broken
  2. the treatment of China's
  3. bank
  4. conspiracy to
  5. theft of trade
  6. the result of years of investigative
  7. U.S. companies and financial
  8. global
  1. work
  2. defraud
  3. marketplace
  4. technology giant
  5. institutions
  6. out
  7. secrets
  8. fraud

Paragraph 2

  1. angry over the treatment
  2. It said the U.S. was
  3. The United States has deployed
  4. crack
  5. normal and legal business
  6. stop its unreasonable
  7. treat Chinese companies
  8. China will firmly safeguard
  1. objectively
  2. of Huawei
  3. operations
  4. Chinese companies
  5. its state power
  6. trying
  7. crackdown
  8. down on

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A fight (1) ___________________ between China and the USA over (2) ___________________ China's technology giant Huawei. The USA accused Huawei of a (3) ___________________, including bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud, and (4) ___________________ secrets. The FBI explained: "The charges...are the result of years of investigative work.... [They] expose Huawei's... (5) ___________________ U.S. companies and financial institutions and to threaten the (6) ___________________ global marketplace."

China is angry over (7) ___________________ Huawei. It said the U.S. was trying to "kill" Chinese businesses. China said: "The United States has deployed (8) ___________________ to smear and crack down on targeted Chinese companies (9) ___________________ to kill their normal and legal business operations." (10) ___________________ US to, "stop its unreasonable (11) ___________________ Chinese companies objectively and fairly....China (12) ___________________...Chinese companies."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AfighthasbrokenoutbetweenChinaandtheUSAoverthetreatmentofC
hina'stechnologygiantHuawei.TheUSAaccusedHuaweiofalistofcri
mes,includingbankfraud,conspiracytodefraud,andtheftoftradesecre
ts.TheFBIexplained:"Thecharges...aretheresultofyearsofinvestigati
vework....[They]exposeHuawei's...actionstoexploitU.S.companies
andfinancialinstitutionsandtothreatenthefreeandfairglobalmarketpl
ace."ChinaisangryoverthetreatmentofHuawei.ItsaidtheU.S.wastryi
ngto"kill"Chinesebusinesses.Chinasaid:"TheUnitedStateshasdeplo
yeditsstatepowertosmearandcrackdownontargetedChinesecompan
iesinanattempttokilltheirnormalandlegalbusinessoperations."Iturg
edtheUSto,"stopitsunreasonablecrackdown...andtreatChinesecom
paniesobjectivelyandfairly....Chinawillfirmlysafeguard...Chineseco
mpanies."

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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