The Reading / Listening - Libraries - Level 0

Garbage collectors in Turkey are recycling books. They started a mobile library. It has over 9,000 books. There are books on politics, romance, history, literature and economics. The library is in a truck. It tours schools in Ankara. The library wants to make children passionate about paper books.



More people know about the library. They want it to grow. The library said: "Each day we have guests coming here to borrow books." It has books for younger and older children. Turkey has one public library for every 70,000 people; the European Union has one public library for every 6,200 people.

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Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/15/europe/garbage-collectors-open-library-with-abandoned-books/index.html
  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/turkish-garbage-collectors-pick-out-their-own-library-180968015/
  • http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/09/c_137595537.htm


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Garbage collectors in Turkey are
  2. They started a mobile
  3. There are books on
  4. literature and
  5. The library is in
  6. It tours schools
  7. make children
  8. paper
  1. passionate
  2. economics
  3. library
  4. books
  5. in Ankara
  6. politics
  7. recycling book
  8. a truck

Paragraph 2

  1. More people know
  2. They want it
  3. Each
  4. we have guests
  5. borrow
  6. for younger and
  7. Turkey has one public
  8. the European Union
  1. has one
  2. older children
  3. to grow
  4. library
  5. about the library
  6. coming
  7. day
  8. books

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Garbage (1) ___________________ are recycling books. They started (2) ___________________. It has over 9,000 books. There (3) ___________________ politics, romance, history, literature and economics. The (4) ___________________ a truck. It tours schools in Ankara. The (5) ___________________ make children passionate (6) ___________________.

More (7) ___________________ the library. They want it to grow. The library said: "(8) ___________________ have guests coming (9) ___________________ books." It has books (10) ___________________ older children. Turkey has one public (11) ___________________ 70,000 people; the European Union (12) ___________________ library for every 6,200 people.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

GarbagecollectorsinTurkeyarerecyclingbooks.Theystartedamobileli
brary.Ithasover9,000books.Therearebooksonpolitics,romance,hist
ory,literatureandeconomics.Thelibraryisinatruck.IttoursschoolsinA
nkara.Thelibrarywantstomakechildrenpassionateaboutpaperbooks.
Morepeopleknowaboutthelibrary.Theywantittogrow.Thelibrarysaid
:"Eachdaywehaveguestscomingheretoborrowbooks."Ithasbooksfor
youngerandolderchildren.Turkeyhasonepubliclibraryforevery70,00
0people;theEuropeanUnionhasonepubliclibraryforevery6,200peopl
e.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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