The Reading / Listening - Saudi Arabia - Level 0

Saudi Arabia is a new tourist destination. It opened its doors to tourists from 49 different countries. They can get online visas. Saudi says it can be a top tourism destination. It has natural attractions, famous sites, beaches and unique cultures. It wants 10 per cent of its money to come from tourism by 2030.



Tourists can stay in Saudi for 90 days a year. Non-Muslims cannot go to the holy sites of Mecca and Medina. A spokesman explained how important tourism is. He said: "Opening Saudi Arabia to...tourists is a historic moment....Its unique attractions, culture and natural beauty [will] become more widely [loved]."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Saudi Arabia - Level 1 Saudi Arabia - Level 2   or  Saudi Arabia - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-opens-kingdom-to-foreign-tourists-11569586198
  • https://www.arabnews.com/node/1560631/saudi-arabia
  • http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/578331


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 new
  2. It opened
  3. tourists from 49
  4. They can get online
  5. it can be a top tourism
  6. It has natural
  7. beaches
  8. 10 per cent
  1. different countries
  2. of its money
  3. destination
  4. its doors
  5. and unique cultures
  6. tourist destination
  7. attractions
  8. visas

Paragraph 2

  1. Tourists can
  2. for 90 days
  3. holy
  4. A spokesman
  5. how important
  6. a historic
  7. natural
  8. become more widely
  1. moment
  2. beauty
  3. tourism is
  4. loved
  5. sites
  6. stay
  7. explained
  8. a year

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Saudi Arabia (1) ___________________ tourist destination. It opened its (2) ___________________ from 49 different countries. They (3) ___________________ visas. Saudi says it can (4) ___________________ tourism destination. It has natural attractions, (5) ___________________ and unique cultures. It wants 10 per cent of its money (6) ___________________ tourism by 2030.

Tourists (7) ___________________ Saudi for 90 days a year. Non-Muslims cannot (8) ___________________ holy sites of Mecca and Medina. A spokesman (9) ___________________ tourism is. He said: "Opening Saudi Arabia (10) ___________________ a historic moment.... (11) ___________________, culture and natural beauty [will] become (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

SaudiArabiaisanewtouristdestination.Itopeneditsdoorstotouristsfro
m49differentcountries.Theycangetonlinevisas.Saudisaysitcanbeat
optourismdestination.Ithasnaturalattractions,famoussites,beaches
anduniquecultures.Itwants10percentofitsmoneytocomefromtouris
mby2030.TouristscanstayinSaudifor90daysayear.Non-Muslimscan
notgototheholysitesofMeccaandMedina.Aspokesmanexplainedhowi
mportanttourismis.Hesaid:"OpeningSaudiArabiato...touristsisahist
oricmoment....Itsuniqueattractions,cultureandnaturalbeauty[will]b
ecomemorewidely[loved]."

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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