The Reading / Listening - Anti-Natalism - Level 0

A man in India is suing his parents. They did not ask him if he wanted to be born. Raphael Samuel, 27, believes in anti-natalism. Anti-natalists think that having children is wrong. They think the world is a better place with fewer children. China's one-child policy was a kind of anti-natalism.



Samuel posted a video on YouTube. He talked about suing his parents. He said: "I want everyone...to [know]...they are born without their consent....We should be paid by our parents to live....I love my parents...but they had me for their joy." Samuel's mother said her son could not have asked her not to be born.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Anti-Natalism - Level 1 Anti-Natalism - Level 2   or  Anti-Natalism - Level 3

Sources
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/love-sex/what-is-antinatalism-and-why-raphael-samuel-of-mumbai-is-suing-his-parents-for-giving-birth-to-him/articleshow/67882775.cms
  • https://www.asiaone.com/
  • https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/7/18215586/india-man-suing-parents-giving-birth-antinatalism-raphael-samuel


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 man in India is
  2. They did not
  3. Anti-natalists think
  4. having children is
  5. the world is a better
  6. with fewer
  7. China's one-
  8. a kind of anti-
  1. place
  2. natalism
  3. suing his parents
  4. children
  5. child policy
  6. that
  7. wrong
  8. ask him

Paragraph 2

  1. Samuel posted a video
  2. He talked about suing
  3. I want everyone to
  4. they are born
  5. paid by our parents
  6. I love my
  7. they had me for
  8. her son could not have
  1. their joy
  2. to live
  3. asked her
  4. his parents
  5. parents
  6. without their consent
  7. on YouTube
  8. know

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man in India (1) ___________________ parents. They did not (2) ___________________ he wanted to be born. Raphael Samuel, (3) ___________________ anti-natalism. Anti-natalists think that (4) ___________________ wrong. They think the world is a better (5) ___________________ children. China's one-child policy was a (6) ___________________-natalism.

Samuel (7) ___________________ on YouTube. He talked about (8) ___________________. He said: "I want everyone...to [know]... (9) ___________________ without their consent....We should be paid by our (10) ___________________....I love my parents...but they had me (11) ___________________." Samuel's mother said her son could not have asked her (12) ___________________ born.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmaninIndiaissuinghisparents.Theydidnotaskhimifhewantedtobeb
orn.RaphaelSamuel,27,believesinanti-natalism.Anti-nataliststhinkt
hathavingchildreniswrong.Theythinktheworldisabetterplacewithfe
werchildren.China'sone-childpolicywasakindofanti-natalism.Sam
uelpostedavideoonYouTube.Hetalkedaboutsuinghisparents.Hesaid
:"Iwanteveryone...to[know]...theyarebornwithouttheirconsent....
Weshouldbepaidbyourparentstolive....Ilovemyparents...buttheyha
dmefortheirjoy."Samuel'smothersaidhersoncouldnothaveaskedher
nottobeborn.

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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