The Reading / Listening - Christchurch - Level 3

People all over the world are angry because the video of the massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand is still on social media sites. On Friday, a terrorist gunned down and killed 50 worshippers who were praying at two mosques. The gunman live-streamed a video of the shootings on Facebook. The video has spread across social media. Many people think social media companies have not done enough to take the video off their sites. As the video continued to spread, many social media users posted messages asking people to stop sharing it. One user said: "That is what the terrorist wanted." Another user said social media sites quickly take down music videos but not terror videos.

Facebook said it acted quickly to take the video down. A spokeswoman 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 "shocking, violent and graphic content" as soon as people tell them about it. The UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said social media sites must do more to stop the spread of "sick material" online. Mr Javid said: "It is wrong and it is illegal. Online platforms have a responsibility not to do the terrorists' work for them. This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention of spreading his ideology."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Christchurch - Level 0 Christchurch - Level 1   or  Christchurch - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

WARM-UPS 1 -4

1. SOCIAL MEDIA SITES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about social media sites. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       angry / mosque / New Zealand / worshippers / social media / video / sharing / terror /
       Facebook / live-stream / shocking / violent / graphic / online / responsibility / ideology
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. TERRORISM: Students A strongly believe terrorism will end one day; Students B strongly believe it won't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. LOVE AND RESPECT: Share your ideas about how we can love and respect each other more? Will these ways work? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Ideas

Will They Work?

Prayer gatherings

 

 

Place of worship visits

 

 

More religious education

 

 

Shared meals

 

 

Sport

 

 

Charity work

 

 

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5. MOSQUE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "mosque". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. WEBSITES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best websites at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Weather
  • News
  • Studying English
  • Games
  • Social media
  • YouTube
  • Google
  • Amazon

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. massacre a. A building where Muslims go to pray.
      2. mosque b. A person who uses or operates something, especially a computer or other machine.
      3. terrorist c. A person who uses violence, kills people and buildings, especially against civilians, for political reasons.
      4. spread d. The violent killing of many people.
      5. streamed e. Move over a large or increasing area.
      6. posted f. Sent or received video and audio material over the Internet as a steady, non-stop flow.
      7. user g. Put a piece of writing, an image, or other item online, usually on a blog or social media website.

    Paragraph 2

      8. alerted h. Having something unpleasant such as death, illness, or misfortune as its subject.
      9. shortly i. Giving a very clear picture with lots of detail (usually with bad images).
      10. commenced j. Using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
      11. violent k. Warned someone of a danger, threat, or problem, typically with the intention of having it avoided or dealt with.
      12. graphic l. A system of ideas, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.
      13. sick m. In a short time; soon.
      14. ideology n. Began, started.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The video of the terror attack is still online.     T / F
  2. The article said most people thought social media sites did enough.     T / F
  3. The article says websites asked people to stop sharing the video.    T / F
  4. Someone said social media sites do not take down music videos.     T / F
  5. Facebook said it acted quickly to remove the video.     T / F
  6. Facebook deleted the shooter's Instagram account.     T / F
  7. The UK's Home Secretary called the online content "sick".     T / F
  8. The UK's Home Secretary said the terrorist didn't want to share ideas.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. angry
  2. killed
  3. spread
  4. continued
  5. take down
  6. acted
  7. graphic
  8. stop
  9. illegal
  10. ideology
  1. circulated
  2. took steps
  3. remove
  4. unlawful
  5. murdered
  6. prevent
  7. ideas
  8. furious
  9. detailed
  10. carried on

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. People all over the world
  2. worshippers who were praying
  3. The video has spread across
  4. many social media users posted
  5. asking people to stop
  6. Facebook said it acted quickly to
  7. shortly after the live-
  8. shocking, violent and
  9. stop the spread of "sick material"
  10. the intention of
  1. messages
  2. spreading his ideology
  3. sharing it
  4. take the video down
  5. stream commenced
  6. at two mosques
  7. online
  8. are angry
  9. graphic content
  10. social media

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
messages
gunned
shootings
quickly
massacre
terrorist
enough
praying

People all over the world are angry because the video of the (1) ____________ at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand is still on social media sites. On Friday, a terrorist (2) ____________ down and killed 50 worshippers who were (3) ____________ at two mosques. The gunman live-streamed a video of the (4) ____________ on Facebook. The video has spread across social media. Many people think social media companies have not done (5) ____________ to take the video off their sites. As the video continued to spread, many social media users posted (6) ____________ asking people to stop sharing it. One user said: "That is what the (7) ____________ wanted." Another user said social media sites (8) ____________ take down music videos but not terror videos.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
alerted
sick
content
quickly
ideology
violent
platforms
commenced

Facebook said it acted (9) ____________ to take the video down. A spokeswoman said: "New Zealand Police (10) ____________ us to a video on Facebook shortly after the live-stream (11) ____________. We quickly removed both the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video." YouTube said it removes "shocking, (12) ____________ and graphic (13) ____________" as soon as people tell them about it. The UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said social media sites must do more to stop the spread of "(14) ____________ material" online. Mr Javid said: "It is wrong and it is illegal. Online (15) ____________ have a responsibility not to do the terrorists' work for them. This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention of spreading his (16) ____________."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  People all over the world are angry because the video ______
     a.  of the massacres
     b.  of the massacred
     c.  of the massacre
     d.  of the mass acres
2)  The video has spread across ______
     a.  socially media
     b.  social media
     c.  socially medium
     d.  social medium
3)  media companies have not done enough to take the video ______
     a.  of their site
     b.  off there site
     c.  off them sites
     d.  off their sites
4)  As the video continued to spread, many social media users ______
     a.  post it messages
     b.  posts it messages
     c.  posted messages
     d.  posted message
5)  Another user said social media sites quickly take down music videos but ______
     a.  no terror videos
     b.  not terror video
     c.  not terror videos
     d.  no terror videos

6)  A spokeswoman said: "New Zealand Police alerted us to a video on Facebook ______
     a.  shortly after
     b.  shorted after
     c.  shorter after
     d.  shorts after
7)  We quickly removed both the shooter's Facebook and ______
     a.  Instagram account
     b.  Instagram accounted
     c.  Instagram accounts
     d.  Instagram accounting
8)  YouTube said it removes "shocking, violent and ______"
     a.  graphically content
     b.  graphic content
     c.  graphics content
     d.  graph flick content
9)  social media sites must do more to stop the spread of "______"
     a.  sickly material
     b.  sicken material
     c.  thick material
     d.  sick material
10)  This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention of spreading ______
     a.  his idea eulogy
     b.  his ideal eulogy
     c.  his ide eulogy
     d.  his ideology

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People all over the world are angry because the video (1) ___________________ at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand is still on social media sites. On Friday, (2) ___________________ down and killed 50 worshippers who (3) ___________________ two mosques. The gunman live-streamed a video of the shootings on Facebook. The video has spread across social media. Many people think social media companies have not done (4) ___________________ the video off their sites. As the video continued to spread, many social media (5) ___________________ asking people to stop sharing it. One user said: "That is what the terrorist wanted." Another user said social media sites (6) ___________________ music videos but not terror videos.

Facebook said it (7) ___________________ take the video down. A spokeswoman said: "New Zealand Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the live-stream commenced. We (8) ___________________ the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video." YouTube said it removes "shocking, violent (9) ___________________" as soon as people tell them about it. The UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said social media sites must do more to (10) ___________________ of "sick material" online. Mr Javid said: "It is wrong and (11) ___________________. Online platforms have a responsibility not to do the terrorists' work for them. This terrorist filmed his shooting with (12) ___________________ spreading his ideology."

Comprehension questions

  1. Where did the article say people were angry?
  2. Where did the gunman put his video?
  3. What do many people think social media sites have not done?
  4. What did social media users ask people not to do?
  5. What did a social media user say sites take down?
  6. Who acted quickly to take the video down?
  7. Who alerted a social media site about the video?
  8. What did accounts did Facebook remove?
  9. What did the UK Home Secretary call the online content?
  10. What did the shooter want to spread?

Multiple choice quiz

1)  Where did the article say people were angry?
a) in their hearts
b) all over the world
c) online
d) in their heads
2)  Where did the gunman put his video?
a) on a flash drive
b) in an e-mail
c) on Facebook
d) on his computer
3)  What do many people think social media sites have not done?
a) anything bad
b) a bad thing
c) too much
d) enough
4)  What did social media users ask people not to do?
a) delete their account
b) share the video
c) go outside
d) use sites
5)  What did a social media user say sites take down?
a) music videos
b) steps
c) accounts
d) photographs

6)  Who acted quickly to take the video down?
a) Facebook
b) YouTube
c) Twitter
d) the police
7)  Who alerted a social media site about the video?
a) a Home Secretary
b) a Facebook user
c) the public
d) the police
8)  What did accounts did Facebook remove?
a) Twitter and Facebook
b) SnapChat and Twitter
c) Facebook and Instagram
d) Facebook and SnapChat
9)  What did the UK Home Secretary call the online content?
a) unwell
b) poorly
c) ill
d) sick
10)  What did the shooter want to spread?
a) lies
b) his ideology
c) hate
d) rumours

Role play

Role  A – Social Media
You think social media websites are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): video, news or games.

Role  B – Video
You think video websites are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): social media, news or games.

Role  C – News
You think news websites are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): video, social media or games.

Role  D – Games
You think games websites are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): video, news or social media.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'social'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'media'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • alerted
    • shortly
    • both
    • shocking
    • sick
    • filmed
    • all
    • 50
    • live
    • enough
    • messages
    • music

    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 - Anger over Christchurch video on social media

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'social media'?
    3. What do you know about Christchurch?
    4. How did you feel when you heard this news?
    5. How can people hate others so much?
    6. What can we do to help people affected by this tragedy?
    7. What can social media sites do to reduce hatred?
    8. How can we protect people against terrorists?
    9. Why is the video still being shared online?
    10. What advice do you have for social media sites?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'terrorist'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Is social media a good or bad thing?
    5. What should happen to people who upload such material?
    6. Why are people interested in "sick material"?
    7. What responsibilities do social media sites have?
    8. What message do you have for people in Christchurch?
    9. What will social media be like in 20 years from now?
    10. What questions would you like to ask social media sites?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________

    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    People all over the world are (1) ____ because the video of the massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand is still on social media sites. On Friday, a terrorist gunned (2) ____ and killed 50 worshippers who were praying at two mosques. The gunman (3) ____-streamed a video of the shootings on Facebook. The video has spread across social media. Many people think social media companies have not (4) ____ enough to take the video off their sites. As the video continued to spread, many social media users (5) ____ messages asking people to stop sharing it. One user said: "That is what the terrorist wanted." Another user said social media sites (6) ____ take down music videos but not terror videos.

    Facebook said it (7) ____ quickly to take the video down. A spokeswoman said: "New Zealand Police alerted us (8) ____ 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 "shocking, violent and (9) ____ content" as soon as people tell them about it. The UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said social media sites must do more to stop the spread of "(10) ____ material" online. Mr Javid said: "It is wrong and it is illegal. Online platforms have a responsibility not to do the terrorists' (11) ____ for them. This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention (12) ____ spreading his ideology."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     angrily     (b)     anger     (c)     angers     (d)     angry    
    2. (a)     over     (b)     on     (c)     up     (d)     down    
    3. (a)     full     (b)     live     (c)     press     (d)     load    
    4. (a)     do     (b)     does     (c)     done     (d)     doing    
    5. (a)     posted     (b)     parted     (c)     pasted     (d)     pestered    
    6. (a)     quickly     (b)     fast     (c)     speedy     (d)     hasten    
    7. (a)     reaction     (b)     compacted     (c)     impacted     (d)     acted    
    8. (a)     to     (b)     as     (c)     up     (d)     of    
    9. (a)     art     (b)     graphic     (c)     class     (d)     comic    
    10. (a)     ill     (b)     unwell     (c)     sick     (d)     poorly    
    11. (a)     task     (b)     to-do     (c)     work     (d)     labor    
    12. (a)     at     (b)     of     (c)     to     (d)     on

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  off their sites. As the video continued to spread, many social media users posted messages asking
    (...)  people to stop sharing it. One user said: "That is what the terrorist wanted." Another user said social media
    (...)  and it is illegal. Online platforms have a responsibility not to do the terrorists'
    (...)  Facebook said it acted quickly to take the video down. A spokeswoman said: "New Zealand Police
    (...)  at two mosques. The gunman live-streamed a video of the shootings on Facebook. The video has spread
    (...)  across social media. Many people think social media companies have not done enough to take the video
    (...)  sites quickly take down music videos but not terror videos.
    (...)  violent and graphic content" as soon as people tell them about it. The UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said social media sites
    (...)  both the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video." YouTube said it removes "shocking,
    (...)  on social media sites. On Friday, a terrorist gunned down and killed 50 worshippers who were praying
    1  ) People all over the world are angry because the video of the massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand is still
    (...)  alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the live-stream commenced. We quickly removed
    (...)  work for them. This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention of spreading his ideology."
    (...)  must do more to stop the spread of "sick material" online. Mr Javid said: "It is wrong

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. who   praying   Fifty   worshippers   two   mosques   .   at   were
    3. gunman   of   The   live-streamed   shootings   .   the   a   video
    4. video   across   has   social   spread   The   media   .
    5. sharing   people   it   .   Posted   stop   to   asking   messages
    6. down   .   video   the   take   to   It   quickly   acted
    7. to   video   .   Zealand   New   Police   a   us   alerted
    8. people   about   As   tell   soon   it   .   them   as
    9. more   must   the   to   Sites   spread   .   stop   do
    10. A   terrorists'   to   not   the   work   .   do   responsibility

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    People all over the world are angry / angrily because the video of the massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand is still in / on social media sites. On Friday, a terrorist gunned / guns down and killed 50 worshippers who were praying at / to two mosques. The gunman live-streamed a video of the shootings on Facebook. The video has / have spread across social media. Many people think social media companies have not done / taken enough to take the video on / off their sites. As the video continued to spread, many social media usage / users posted messages asking people to stop sharing it. One user said: "That is what the / a terrorist wanted." Another user said social media sites quickly take / rake down music videos but not terror videos.

    Facebook said it acted quickly / quick to take the video down. A spokeswoman said: "New Zealand Police alerted us as / to a video on Facebook shortly after the live-stream commencement / commenced. We quickly removed both / bother the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video." YouTube said it removal / removes "shocking, violent and graphic contain / content" as soon as people tell them about it. The UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said social media sites must doing / do more to stop the spread of "sick material" online / lining. Mr Javid said: "It is wrong and it is illegal. Online platforms have a responsible / responsibility not to do the terrorists' work for them. This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention to / of spreading his ideology."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    people all over the world are angry because the video of the massacre at a mosque in christchurch new zealand is still on social media sites on friday a terrorist gunned down and killed 50 worshippers who were praying at two mosques the gunman livestreamed a video of the shootings on facebook the video has spread across social media many people think social media companies have not done enough to take the video off their sites as the video continued to spread many social media users posted messages asking people to stop sharing it one user said that is what the terrorist wanted another user said social media sites quickly take down music videos but not terror videos

    facebook said it acted quickly to take the video down a spokeswoman said new zealand police alerted us to a video on facebook shortly after the livestream commenced we quickly removed both the shooters facebook and instagram accounts and the video youtube said it removes shocking violent and graphic content as soon as people tell them about it the uks home secretary sajid javid said social media sites must do more to stop the spread of sick material online mr javid said it is wrong and it is illegal online platforms have a responsibility not to do the terrorists work for them this terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention of spreading his ideology"

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    Peopleallovertheworldareangrybecausethevideoofthemassacreata
    mosqueinChristchurch,NewZealandisstillonsocialmediasites.OnFrid
    ay,aterroristgunneddownandkilled50worshipperswhowereprayinga
    ttwomosques.Thegunmanlive-streamedavideooftheshootingsonFa
    cebook.Thevideohasspreadacrosssocialmedia.Manypeoplethinksoc
    ialmediacompanieshavenotdoneenoughtotakethevideoofftheirsites
    .Asthevideocontinuedtospread,manysocialmediauserspostedmess
    agesaskingpeopletostopsharingit.Oneusersaid:"Thatiswhattheterr
    oristwanted."Anotherusersaidsocialmediasitesquicklytakedownmu
    sicvideosbutnotterrorvideos.Facebooksaiditactedquicklytotakethev
    ideodown.Aspokeswomansaid:"NewZealandPolicealertedustoavide
    oonFacebookshortlyafterthelive-streamcommenced.Wequicklyrem
    ovedboththeshooter'sFacebookandInstagramaccountsandthevideo
    ."YouTubesaiditremoves"shocking,violentandgraphiccontent"assoo
    naspeopletellthemaboutit.TheUK'sHomeSecretarySajidJavidsaidso
    cialmediasitesmustdomoretostopthespreadof"sickmaterial"online.
    MrJavidsaid:"Itiswronganditisillegal.Onlineplatformshavearesponsi
    bilitynottodotheterrorists'workforthem.Thisterroristfilmedhisshooti
    ngwiththeintentionofspreadinghisideology."

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    What three things must we do to end the hatred? Will these happen? Why (not)?

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. SOCIAL MEDIA SITES: Make a poster about social media sites. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. LOVE AND PEACE: Write a magazine article about students being taught about love and peace in schools. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on social media sites. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to keep social media safe. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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