The Reading / Listening - Christchurch - Level 2

People worldwide are angry because a video of the killings at a mosque in Christchurch is still on social media sites. On Friday, a terrorist shot and killed 50 worshippers at two mosques. The gunman live-streamed the shootings on Facebook. The video spread across social media. Many people think social media companies have not done enough to remove the video. Social media users posted messages asking people to stop sharing it. One user said: "That is what the terrorist wanted." Another said social media sites quickly take down music videos but not terror videos.

Facebook said it acted quickly to remove the video. It said: "New Zealand Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the live-stream commenced. We quickly removed both the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video." YouTube said it removes videos as soon as people highlight them. The UK's Home Secretary said social media sites must do more to stop the spread of "sick material" online. He said: "It is wrong and it is illegal." He said social media sites must not "do the terrorists' work for them". He said this terrorist wanted to spread his ideas.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Christchurch - Level 0 Christchurch - Level 1   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 worldwide are
  2. still on social media
  3. worshippers at
  4. The video spread
  5. enough to
  6. posted messages asking
  7. That is what the
  8. take down music videos but
  1. not terror videos
  2. people to stop
  3. sites
  4. terrorist wanted
  5. two mosques
  6. across social media
  7. angry
  8. remove the video

Paragraph 2

  1. it acted quickly to remove
  2. Police alerted
  3. shortly after the live-stream
  4. as soon as people highlight
  5. stop the spread
  6. It is wrong and
  7. do the terrorists'
  8. this terrorist wanted to
  1. of sick material
  2. work for them
  3. them
  4. spread his ideas
  5. us to a video
  6. the video
  7. commenced
  8. it is illegal

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People worldwide (1) ___________________ a video of the killings at a mosque in Christchurch (2) ___________________ social media sites. On Friday, a terrorist shot and killed 50 worshippers at two mosques. The gunman live-streamed (3) ___________________ Facebook. The video spread across social media. Many people think social media companies have (4) ___________________ to remove the video. Social media users posted messages asking people to stop sharing it. One user said: "(5) ___________________ the terrorist wanted." Another said social media sites quickly take down music videos (6) ___________________ videos.

Facebook said (7) ___________________ to remove the video. It said: "New Zealand Police (8) ___________________ a video on Facebook shortly after the live-stream commenced. We quickly (9) ___________________ shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video." YouTube said it removes videos as soon as (10) ___________________. The UK's Home Secretary said social media sites must do more to stop (11) ___________________ "sick material" online. He said: "It is wrong and (12) ___________________." He said social media sites must not "do the terrorists' work for them". He said this terrorist wanted to (13) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peopleworldwideareangrybecauseavideoofthekillingsatamosquein
Christchurchisstillonsocialmediasites.OnFriday,aterroristshotandkil
led50worshippersattwomosques.Thegunmanlive-streamedthesh
ootingsonFacebook.Thevideospreadacrosssocialmedia.Manypeople
thinksocialmediacompanieshavenotdoneenoughtoremovethevideo
.Socialmediauserspostedmessagesaskingpeopletostopsharingit.On
eusersaid:"Thatiswhattheterroristwanted."Anothersaidsocialmedia
sitesquicklytakedownmusicvideosbutnotterrorvideos.Facebooksaid
itactedquicklytoremovethevideo.Itsaid:"NewZealandPolicealertedu
stoavideoonFacebookshortlyafterthelive-streamcommenced.Wequ
icklyremovedboththeshooter'sFacebookandInstagramaccountsand
thevideo."YouTubesaiditremovesvideosassoonaspeoplehighlightth
em.TheUK'sHomeSecretarysaidsocialmediasitesmustdomoretosto
pthespreadof"sickmaterial"online.Hesaid:"Itiswronganditisillegal."
Hesaidsocialmediasitesmustnot"dotheterrorists'workforthem".Hes
aidthisterroristwantedtospreadhisideas.

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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