The Reading / Listening - Hidden Cameras - Level 0

A family got a shock in a hotel. There was a hidden camera in their room. It was live-streaming them. The father knew about wifi networks. He scanned the hotel's network. He saw a strange device. He became worried. He said: "I could see the live-stream video of myself. I had this horrible feeling that we were being watched."



The camera was in a smoke detector in the ceiling. He complained to the hotel company. It said the hidden camera was not a problem. Later, the company said this was a mistake. It said sorry to the man. It said it does not allow hidden cameras in its hotels. Last year, men were arrested for filming guests in hotels in Korea.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hidden Cameras - Level 1 Hidden Cameras - Level 2   or  Hidden Cameras - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/couple-says-they-found-camera-hidden-smoke-detector-airbnb-ireland-n991671
  • https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3005000/shocking-family-holiday-finds-hidden-camera-smoke-detector-their
  • https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12220091


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. A family got a shock
  2. The father knew about
  3. He scanned the hotel's
  4. He saw a strange
  5. He became
  6. I could see the live-
  7. I had this horrible
  8. we were being
  1. device
  2. feeling
  3. in a hotel
  4. watched
  5. network
  6. worried
  7. wifi networks
  8. stream video

Paragraph 2

  1. a smoke
  2. He complained
  3. the hidden camera
  4. this was a
  5. It said
  6. it does not allow
  7. men were
  8. guests
  1. sorry to the man
  2. arrested
  3. detector
  4. in hotels
  5. hidden cameras
  6. was not a problem
  7. to the hotel
  8. mistake

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A family (1) ___________________ in a hotel. There was a hidden camera (2) ___________________. It was live-streaming them. The (3) ___________________ wifi networks. He scanned the hotel's network. He (4) ___________________ device. He became worried. He said: "I could see the live-stream (5) ___________________. I had this horrible feeling that we (6) ___________________."

The camera was in (7) ___________________ in the ceiling. He (8) ___________________ hotel company. It said the hidden camera was (9) ___________________. Later, the company said this was a mistake. IT said (10) ___________________ man. It said it does not (11) ___________________ in its hotels. Last year, men were arrested for filming (12) ___________________ in Korea.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Afamilygotashockinahotel.Therewasahiddencameraintheirroom.It
waslive-streamingthem.Thefatherknewaboutwifinetworks.Hescan
nedthehotel'snetwork.Hesawastrangedevice.Hebecameworried.He
said:"Icouldseethelive-streamvideoofmyself.Ihadthishorriblefeelin
gthatwewerebeingwatched."Thecamerawasinasmokedetectorinthe
ceiling.Hecomplainedtothehotelcompany.Itsaidthehiddencameraw
asnotaproblem.Later,thecompanysaidthiswasamistake.Itsaidsorry
totheman.ItsaiditdoesnotallowhiddencamerasinitshotelsLastyear,
menwerearrestedforfilmingguestsinhotelsinKorea.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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