The Reading / Listening - School Strike for Climate - Level 0

Children worldwide are going on strike. They are unhappy. Their countries are not fighting climate change. Students are not going to class. They are protesting in the streets and outside governments. The strikes began in August 2018. A Swedish student protested and photos of her went viral on social media. Students are now copying her.



In 2019, there have been strikes in Europe, America and Australia. Students held banners reading, "Why learn without a future?" There is a worldwide strike on March 15. Not everyone supports the students. Australia's leader called for "more learning in schools and less activism". A journalist told students to strike at the weekend.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    School Strike for Climate - Level 1 School Strike for Climate - Level 2   or  School Strike for Climate - Level 3

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/15/health/uk-climate-strike-students-greta-thunberg-intl/index.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/15/school-climate-strike-classroom-climate-change
  • https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/02/if-children-want-to-protest-against-climate-change-why-not-do-it-at-the-weekend/


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. fighting climate
  2. Students are not going
  3. They are
  4. in the streets and outside
  5. The strikes began
  6. photos of her went
  7. social
  8. Students are now
  1. in August 2018
  2. protesting
  3. to class
  4. media
  5. governments
  6. change
  7. copying her
  8. viral

Paragraph 2

  1. there have been
  2. Students held
  3. learn without
  4. There is a worldwide strike
  5. Not everyone
  6. Australia's
  7. more learning in schools and
  8. A journalist told students
  1. on March 15
  2. less activism
  3. banners
  4. to strike
  5. leader
  6. a future
  7. strikes in Europe
  8. supports the students

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Children worldwide (1) ___________________ strike. They are unhappy. Their countries (2) ___________________ climate change. (3) ___________________ going to class. They are protesting in the (4) ___________________ governments. The strikes began in August 2018. A Swedish (5) ___________________ photos of her went viral on social media. Students are (6) ___________________.

In 2019, there have (7) ___________________ Europe, America and Australia. Students (8) ___________________, "Why learn (9) ___________________?" There is a worldwide strike on March 15. Not (10) ___________________ students. Australia's leader called for "more learning in schools (11) ___________________ ". A journalist told students to strike (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Childrenworldwidearegoingonstrike.Theyareunhappy.Theircountrie
sarenotfightingclimatechange.Studentsarenotgoingtoclass.Theyar
eprotestinginthestreetsandoutsidegovernments.Thestrikesbeganin
August2018.ASwedishstudentprotestedandphotosofherwentviralo
nsocialmedia.Studentsarenowcopyingher.In2019,therehavebeenst
rikesinEurope,AmericaandAustralia.Studentsheldbannersreading,"
Whylearnwithoutafuture?"ThereisaworldwidestrikeonMarch15.Not
everyonesupportsthestudents.Australia'sleadercalledfor"morelear
ninginschoolsandlessactivism".Ajournalisttoldstudentstostrikeatth
eweekend.

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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