The Reading / Listening - Yemen Aid Appeal - Level 4

The UN has an appeal to raise $4.2 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen. It is the UN's largest ever appeal. Yemen has been ruined by years of war. The UN wants to help 19 million people in the war-torn nation. Nearly 250,000 Yemenis are malnourished and are close to starving. Around 80 per cent need urgent help and protection. A spokesperson said the suffering of people has reached a scale not seen in living memory.



The UN finally got access to food in warehouses in the port of Hudaydah. This can feed around 3.7 million people for a month. The port was cut off by heavy fighting. The UN worried the food was at risk of rotting. Government forces and Houthi rebels could leave the city soon. The UN said: "It has really been a horrific year for millions...who are literally balancing on the edge of famine and starvation. They need massive amounts of aid."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Yemen Aid Appeal - Level 5 or  Yemen Aid Appeal - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.voanews.com/a/un-pledging-conference-seeks-record-4-2-billion-for-yemen-crisis/4801876.html
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47365783
  • https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/uae-and-saudi-arabia-announce-1-billion-joint-humanitarian-aid-for-yemen-1.830500


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. It is the UN's largest
  2. Yemen has been ruined
  3. the war-
  4. 250,000 Yemenis
  5. close to
  6. Around 80 per cent need
  7. the suffering
  8. a scale not seen in
  1. starving
  2. of people
  3. by years of war
  4. living memory
  5. torn nation
  6. are malnourished
  7. ever appeal
  8. urgent help

Paragraph 2

  1. got access to food in
  2. This can feed
  3. The port was cut
  4. the food was
  5. rebels could
  6. It has really been
  7. balancing on
  8. They need massive
  1. at risk of rotting
  2. the edge
  3. around 3.7 million
  4. amounts of aid
  5. off by heavy fighting
  6. warehouses
  7. leave the city soon
  8. a horrific year

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UN has an (1) ___________________ $4.2 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen. It is the UN's (2) ___________________. Yemen has been ruined by years of war. The UN wants to help 19 million people in (3) ___________________. Nearly 250,000 Yemenis are malnourished and are (4) ___________________. Around 80 per cent need urgent help and protection. A spokesperson said the (5) ___________________ has reached a scale not seen (6) ___________________.

The UN (7) ___________________ to food in warehouses in the port of Hudaydah. This can feed around 3.7 million (8) ___________________ month. The port was cut off (9) ___________________. The UN worried the food was at (10) ___________________. Government forces and Houthi rebels could leave the city soon. The UN said: "It has really been (11) ___________________ for millions...who are literally balancing on the edge of famine and starvation. They need (12) ___________________ aid."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUNhasanappealtoraise$4.2billioninhumanitarianaidforYemen.It
istheUN'slargesteverappeal.Yemenhasbeenruinedbyyearsofwar.Th
eUNwantstohelp19millionpeopleinthewar-tornnation.Nearly250,0
00Yemenisaremalnourishedandareclosetostarving.Around80perce
ntneedurgenthelpandprotection.Aspokespersonsaidthesufferingofp
eoplehasreachedascalenotseeninlivingmemory.TheUNfinallygotacc
esstofoodinwarehousesintheportofHudaydah.Thiscanfeedaround3.
7millionpeopleforamonth.Theportwascutoffbyheavyfighting.TheUN
worriedthefoodwasatriskofrotting.GovernmentforcesandHouthireb
elscouldleavethecitysoon.TheUNsaid:"Ithasreallybeenahorrificyear
formillions...whoareliterallybalancingontheedgeoffamineandstarva
tion.Theyneedmassiveamountsofaid."

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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