The Reading / Listening - 5G Network - Level 5

The company Huawei will set up Russia's 5G network. A deal was signed on Wednesday following a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Huawei will develop the latest next-generation 5G network in Russia over the next year. Huawei will pilot the fifth generation networks in 2019 and 2020. This will bring cutting-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the agreement "in an area of strategic importance like 5G".



The deal comes as a relief for Huawei. It has had a tough time in recent months. The USA blocked it, calling it a national security risk. This led to Google denying key services to Huawei. The company gets half the chips it uses from the US. The US banning of Huawei could be the start of the biggest trade war ever. Also, the UK-based technology company ARM cut ties with Huawei. ARM was a key supplier of Huawei's semi-conductors. Australia, Japan and New Zealand followed the US and banned Huawei from participating in government contracts over security reasons.

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    5G Network - Level 4 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. The company Huawei will set
  2. A deal was
  3. develop the latest next-
  4. over the
  5. pilot the fifth
  6. cutting-
  7. he was very happy
  8. in an area of strategic
  1. edge technology
  2. next year
  3. with the agreement
  4. up Russia's 5G
  5. importance
  6. signed on Wednesday
  7. generation 5G
  8. generation networks

Paragraph 2

  1. It has had a tough time
  2. This led to Google denying
  3. the start of the biggest
  4. cut
  5. a key supplier of Huawei's
  6. New Zealand followed the US
  7. participating in government
  8. security
  1. semi-conductors
  2. contracts
  3. key services
  4. reasons
  5. trade war ever
  6. ties with Huawei
  7. in recent months
  8. and banned Huawei

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The company Huawei (1) ___________________ Russia's 5G network. A deal (2) ___________________ Wednesday following a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Huawei will (3) ___________________ next-generation 5G network in Russia over the next year. Huawei will (4) ___________________ generation networks in 2019 and 2020. This (5) ___________________-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the agreement "in an (6) ___________________ importance like 5G".

The deal comes (7) ___________________ for Huawei. It has had a tough time in recent months. The USA blocked it, calling it a (8) ___________________. This led to Google denying key services to Huawei. The company gets (9) ___________________ it uses from the US. The US banning of Huawei could be the start of the biggest (10) ___________________. Also, the UK-based technology company ARM cut ties with Huawei. ARM was a (11) ___________________ Huawei's semi-conductors. Australia, Japan and New Zealand followed the US and banned Huawei from participating in government (12) ___________________ reasons.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThecompanyHuaweiwillsetupRussia's5Gnetwork.Adealwassignedo
nWednesdayfollowingameetingbetweenChineseleaderXiJinpingand
RussianpresidentVladimirPutininMoscow.Huaweiwilldevelopthelate
stnext-generation5GnetworkinRussiaoverthenextyear.Huaweiwil
lpilotthefifthgenerationnetworksin2019and2020.Thiswillbringcuttin
g-edgetechnologyandhigh-speedInternettoRussia.Huawei'schairm
anGuoPingsaidhewas"veryhappy"withtheagreement"inanareaofstr
ategicimportancelike5G".ThedealcomesasareliefforHuawei.Ithasha
datoughtimeinrecentmonths.TheUSAblockedit,callingitanationalse
curityrisk.ThisledtoGoogledenyingkeyservicestoHuawei.Thecompa
nygetshalfthechipsitusesfromtheUS.TheUSbanningofHuaweicouldb
ethestartofthebiggesttradewarever.Also,theUK-basedtechnolog
ycompanyARMcuttieswithHuawei.ARMwasakeysupplierofHuawei'ss
emi-conductors.Australia,JapanandNewZealandfollowedtheUSan
dbannedHuaweifromparticipatingingovernmentcontractsoversecuri
tyreasons.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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