The Reading / Listening - Citizenship - Level 0

Britain took away the citizenship of a woman who joined ISIS. Shamima Begum, 19, left London when she was 15. The U.K. said any ISIS member could not have a U.K. passport. Journalists found her in a Syrian refugee camp. She wants to go home to London with her new-born baby. She said she enjoyed life in the IS.

The U.K. said Begum is a citizen of Bangladesh because her mother was born there. Bangladesh said it will not let her into the country. Bangladesh is angry the U.K. called her Bangladeshi. Begum said she is British. She said: "I wasn't born in Bangladesh, I've never seen Bangladesh." Ms Begum's baby could still be British.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Citizenship - Level 1 Citizenship - Level 2   or  Citizenship - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8463591/isis-bride-shamima-begum-stripped-british-citizenship/
  • http://www.arabnews.com/node/1455196/world
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47312207


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. Britain took away the
  2. a woman who
  3. Begum, 19, left London
  4. Journalists found
  5. refugee
  6. She wants
  7. her new-
  8. She said she enjoyed life
  1. in the IS
  2. her
  3. camp
  4. citizenship
  5. born baby
  6. joined ISIS
  7. when she was 15
  8. to go home

Paragraph 2

  1. a citizen
  2. her mother was born
  3. Bangladesh said it
  4. it will not let her
  5. the U.K. called her
  6. I wasn't
  7. I've never seen
  8. Ms Begum's baby
  1. born in Bangladesh
  2. there
  3. could still be British
  4. of Bangladesh
  5. into the country
  6. Bangladesh
  7. will
  8. Bangladeshi

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Britain (1) ___________________ citizenship of a woman who joined ISIS. Shamima Begum, 19, (2) ___________________ she was 15. The U.K. said any ISIS (3) ___________________ have a U.K. passport. Journalists (4) ___________________ a Syrian refugee camp. She (5) ___________________ home to London with her new-born baby. She said (6) ___________________ in the IS.

The U.K. said Begum (7) ___________________ of Bangladesh because her mother (8) ___________________. Bangladesh said it will not let her (9) ___________________. Bangladesh is angry the U.K. called her Bangladeshi. Begum (10) ___________________ British. She said: "I (11) ___________________ Bangladesh, I've never seen Bangladesh." Ms Begum's baby (12) ___________________ British.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

BritaintookawaythecitizenshipofawomanwhojoinedISIS.ShamimaB
egum,19,leftLondonwhenshewas15.TheU.K.saidanyISISmemberc
ouldnothaveaU.K.passport.JournalistsfoundherinaSyrianrefugeeca
mp.ShewantstogohometoLondonwithhernew-bornbaby.Shesaids
heenjoyedlifeintheIS.TheU.K.saidBegumisacitizenofBangladeshbec
ausehermotherwasbornthere.Bangladeshsaiditwillnotletherintothe
country.BangladeshisangrytheU.K.calledherBangladeshi.Begumsai
dsheisBritish.Shesaid:"Iwasn'tborninBangladesh,I'veneverseenBa
ngladesh."MsBegum'sbabycouldstillbeBritish.

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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