The Reading / Listening - Christchurch - Level 0

People are angry. A video of the killings in Christchurch is still on social media. A terrorist killed 50 people at two mosques. He put a live-stream on Facebook. People say social media did stop the video spreading. They asked people to stop sharing it. One said: "That is what the terrorist wanted."

Facebook said it quickly removed the video and the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts. YouTube said it removes videos when people tell them to. The UK said sites must do more to stop the spread of "sick material". It said social media sites must not "do the terrorists' work for them" and must not spread their ideas.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Christchurch - Level 1 Christchurch - Level 2   or  Christchurch - Level 3

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/15/tech/new-zealand-shooting-video-facebook-youtube/index.html
  • https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/03/how-new-zealand-christchurch-shooter-hijacked-social-media-hellscape-facebook-youtube
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47583393


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. People are
  2. still on
  3. A terrorist
  4. at two
  5. He put a live-
  6. stop the video
  7. They asked people to
  8. That is what the terrorist
  1. spreading
  2. mosques
  3. stop sharing it
  4. social media
  5. wanted
  6. killed 50 people
  7. stream on Facebook
  8. angry

Paragraph 2

  1. it quickly
  2. Instagram
  3. YouTube said
  4. people tell
  5. The UK said sites must
  6. stop the spread
  7. do the terrorists' work
  8. spread their
  1. it removes videos
  2. for them
  3. of sick material
  4. ideas
  5. them to
  6. removed the video
  7. accounts
  8. do more

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ . A video of the killings in Christchurch is still (2) ___________________. A terrorist killed 50 people (3) ___________________. He put a live-stream on Facebook. People (4) ___________________ did stop the video spreading. They (5) ___________________ stop sharing it. One said: "That is (6) ___________________ wanted."

Facebook (7) ___________________ removed the video and the shooter's Facebook (8) ___________________. YouTube said it removes videos when people (9) ___________________. The UK said sites must do more to stop the spread (10) ___________________. It said social media sites (11) ___________________ the terrorists' work for them" and must not (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peopleareangry.AvideoofthekillingsinChristchurchisstillonsocialme
dia.Aterroristkilled50peopleattwomosques.Heputalive-streamonF
acebook.Peoplesaysocialmediadidstopthevideospreading.Theyaske
dpeopletostopsharingit.Onesaid:"Thatiswhattheterroristwanted."F
acebooksaiditquicklyremovedthevideoandtheshooter'sFacebookan
dInstagramaccounts.YouTubesaiditremovesvideoswhenpeopletellt
hemto.TheUKsaidsitesmustdomoretostopthespreadof"sickmaterial
".Itsaidsocialmediasitesmustnot"dotheterrorists'workforthem"and
mustnotspreadtheirideas.

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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(o) ________________

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Free writing

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

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Answers

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