The Reading / Listening - Salmon - Level 0

Rescuers are moving thousands of salmon to safety. The salmon got trapped in a river in Canada after a landslide. They cannot swim upriver to lay their eggs. Rescuers decided to fly the fish to the other side of the landslide by helicopter. The fish can then swim upriver. Rescuers are "working around the clock" to help.



If the salmon do not lay their eggs, their future will be in danger. This will affect the way of life of Canada's First Nations people. They need the salmon for food. Salmon has been important in their culture and traditions for hundreds of years. Three million salmon want to swim north. The rescuers need many ways to help the fish.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Salmon - Level 1 Salmon - Level 2   or  Salmon - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49066718
  • https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/holding-pen-helicopter-big-bar-salmon-1.5219433
  • https://bc.ctvnews.ca/salmon-to-be-transported-past-fraser-river-rock-slide-by-helicopter-1.4517537


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. Rescuers are moving thousands
  2. The salmon got
  3. in a river
  4. lay their
  5. Rescuers decided
  6. the other side
  7. The fish can then
  8. Rescuers are working
  1. swim upriver
  2. eggs
  3. around the clock
  4. of salmon
  5. trapped
  6. to fly the fish
  7. in Canada
  8. of the landslide

Paragraph 2

  1. If the salmon do not lay
  2. their future will be
  3. This will affect the way
  4. Canada's First Nations
  5. their culture and
  6. for hundreds
  7. swim
  8. many ways to
  1. of life
  2. traditions
  3. help the fish
  4. their eggs
  5. of years
  6. north
  7. in danger
  8. people

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Rescuers (1) ___________________ of salmon to safety. The salmon (2) ___________________ a river in Canada after a landslide. They cannot swim upriver to (3) ___________________. Rescuers decided to fly the fish to (4) ___________________ of the landslide by helicopter. The (5) ___________________ swim upriver. Rescuers are "working (6) ___________________" to help.

If the salmon do not lay their eggs, their future will (7) ___________________. This will affect the (8) ___________________ of Canada's First Nations people. They (9) ___________________ for food. Salmon has been important in their (10) ___________________ for hundreds of years. Three million salmon want (11) ___________________. The rescuers need many (12) ___________________ the fish.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Rescuersaremovingthousandsofsalmontosafety.Thesalmongottrap
pedinariverinCanadaafteralandslide.Theycannotswimuprivertolayt
heireggs.Rescuersdecidedtoflythefishtotheothersideofthelandslide
byhelicopter.Thefishcanthenswimupriver.Rescuersare"workingaro
undtheclock"tohelp.Ifthesalmondonotlaytheireggs,theirfuturewillb
eindanger.ThiswillaffectthewayoflifeofCanada'sFirstNationspeople.
Theyneedthesalmonforfood.Salmonhasbeenimportantintheircultur
eandtraditionsforhundredsofyears.Threemillionsalmonwanttoswim
north.Therescuersneedmanywaystohelpthefish.

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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