The Reading / Listening - Kashmir - Level 0

There are tensions between India and Pakistan. People fear they will go to war. Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets and captured an Indian fighter pilot. This happened after Indian jets bombed Pakistan. India said it was bombing terrorists. It said the terrorists killed at least 40 Indian police officers in a car bombing.



Pakistan has closed its airspace. Airlines stopped flying over Pakistan and some parts of India. Airlines changed routes to avoid the region. Over 800 flights a day use the India-Pakistan air route. Most flights going to Bangkok and Singapore now have to fly over Iran. They might have to take a detour.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Kashmir - Level 1 Kashmir - Level 2   or  Kashmir - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/india-pakistan-crisis-disrupts-international-flights-190227150404910.html
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/27/asia/pakistan-india-flight-disruption-intl/index.html
  • https://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/uae-airlines-suspend-flights-to-pakistan-amid-military-escalation-1.830938


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. tensions between
  2. People fear they
  3. shot down two Indian fighter
  4. captured an Indian
  5. Indian jets
  6. India said it was bombing
  7. terrorists killed at
  8. in a car
  1. fighter pilot
  2. least 40
  3. will go to war
  4. terrorists
  5. bombing
  6. jets
  7. India and Pakistan
  8. bombed Pakistan

Paragraph 2

  1. Pakistan has closed its
  2. some parts of
  3. Airlines changed
  4. avoid
  5. Over 800 flights a
  6. use the India-Pakistan
  7. have to fly
  8. They might have to take
  1. day
  2. airspace
  3. a detour
  4. routes
  5. over Iran
  6. India
  7. air route
  8. the region

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ between India and Pakistan. People fear they will (2) ___________________. Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter (3) ___________________ an Indian fighter pilot. This happened (4) ___________________ bombed Pakistan. India said it was bombing terrorists. It said the terrorists (5) ___________________ 40 Indian police officers in (6) ___________________.

Pakistan (7) ___________________ airspace. Airlines stopped flying over Pakistan and (8) ___________________ India. Airlines changed (9) ___________________ the region. Over 800 flights a (10) ___________________ India-Pakistan air route. (11) ___________________ to Bangkok and Singapore now have to fly over Iran. They might (12) ___________________ a detour.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TherearetensionsbetweenIndiaandPakistan.Peoplefeartheywillgoto
war.PakistanshotdowntwoIndianfighterjetsandcapturedanIndianfig
hterpilot.ThishappenedafterIndianjetsbombedPakistan.Indiasaidit
wasbombingterrorists.Itsaidtheterroristskilledatleast40Indianpolic
eofficersinacarbombing.Pakistanhascloseditsairspace.Airlinesstopp
edflyingoverPakistanandsomepartsofIndia.Airlineschangedroutest
oavoidtheregion.Over800flightsadayusetheIndia-Pakistanairroute
.MostflightsgoingtoBangkokandSingaporenowhavetoflyoverIran.
Theymighthavetotakeadetour.

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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