The Reading / Listening - 5G Network - Level 4

Huawei will set up Russia's 5G network. A deal was signed after a meeting between China's leader Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Huawei will develop, pilot and launch the latest next-generation 5G network in Russia over the next year. This will bring cutting-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman said he was "very happy" with the agreement, which is "in an area of strategic importance".



The deal is a relief for Huawei. It has had a tough time recently. The USA called it a national security risk and blocked it; Google denied key services to Huawei; and a key supplier of Huawei's semi-conductors cut ties with it. Huawei gets half the chips it uses from the US. The US ban of Huawei could be the start of the biggest trade war ever. Australia, Japan and New Zealand also banned Huawei from government contracts over security reasons.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    5G Network - Level 5 or  5G Network - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jun/06/chinas-huawei-signs-deal-to-develop-5g-network-in-russia
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48537643
  • https://sputniknews.com/business/201906061075676429-huawei-mts-5g-russia/


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. Huawei will set
  2. A deal was signed
  3. launch the latest next-
  4. over the
  5. cutting-
  6. high-
  7. he was very happy with
  8. in an area of strategic
  1. the agreement
  2. edge technology
  3. importance
  4. speed Internet
  5. next year
  6. up Russia's 5G
  7. after a meeting
  8. generation 5G

Paragraph 2

  1. The deal is a relief
  2. It has had a tough
  3. Google denied key services
  4. a key
  5. Huawei gets half the chips it
  6. the start of the biggest trade
  7. banned Huawei from
  8. security
  1. government contracts
  2. to Huawei
  3. war ever
  4. reasons
  5. time recently
  6. supplier
  7. uses from the US
  8. for Huawei

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Huawei (1) ___________________ Russia's 5G network. A deal was (2) ___________________ meeting between China's leader Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Huawei will develop, (3) ___________________ the latest next-generation 5G network in Russia (4) ___________________ year. This (5) ___________________-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman said he was "very happy" with the agreement, which is "in an (6) ___________________ importance".

The deal (7) ___________________ for Huawei. It has had a tough time recently. The USA called it a national security risk (8) __________________; Google denied key services to Huawei; and (9) ___________________ of Huawei's semi-conductors (10) ___________________ it. Huawei gets half the chips it uses from the US. The US ban of Huawei could be the start of the biggest (11) ___________________. Australia, Japan and New Zealand also banned Huawei from government (12) ___________________ reasons.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

HuaweiwillsetupRussia's5Gnetwork.Adealwassignedafterameeting
betweenChina'sleaderXiJinpingandRussia'sVladimirPutin.Huaweiwi
lldevelop,pilotandlaunchthelatestnext-generation5GnetworkinRu
ssiaoverthenextyear.Thiswillbringcutting-edgetechnologyandhigh-
speedInternettoRussia.Huawei'schairmansaidhewas"veryhappy"wi
ththeagreement,whichis"inanareaofstrategicimportance".Thedeali
sareliefforHuawei.Ithashadatoughtimerecently.TheUSAcalleditanat
ionalsecurityriskandblockedit;GoogledeniedkeyservicestoHuawei;a
ndakeysupplierofHuawei'ssemi-conductorscuttieswithit.Huaweig
etshalfthechipsitusesfromtheUS.TheUSbanofHuaweicouldbethestart
ofthebiggesttradewarever.Australia,JapanandNewZealandalsoban
nedHuaweifromgovernmentcontractsoversecurityreasons.

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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