The Reading / Listening - Abiy Ahmed - Level 4

Ethiopia's leader Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He won for "his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation" and for his role in resolving the conflict with neighboring Eritrea. He became leader in April 2018 and repaired relations with Eritrea. He played a key role in the crisis between Sudan and South Sudan. The UN called him "a wonderful example for others in and beyond Africa looking to overcome resistance from the past and put people first".



Many people see Mr Ahmed as a leader who brings hope to his region. He implemented the peace treaty signed with Eritrea in 2000, which brought peace between the two countries after two decades of war. Ethiopia and Eritrea spent hundreds of millions of dollars on their war, which killed tens of thousands of people. The UN said Mr Ahmed was a visionary. It said: "His vision helped Ethiopia and Eritrea achieve a historic reconciliation".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Abiy Ahmed - Level 5 or  Abiy Ahmed - Level 6

Sources
  • https://news.sky.com/story/nobel-peace-prize-winner-abiy-ahmed-offers-beacon-of-hope-for-africa-11832848
  • https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/Ethiopian-PM-Abiy-Ahmed-wins-Nobel-Peace-Prize/4552902-5307256-view-asAMP-1b5x68/index.html
  • https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/10/1049071


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. his efforts to achieve
  2. resolving the
  3. repaired relations with
  4. He played a key
  5. a wonderful
  6. for others in and
  7. overcome resistance from
  8. put people
  1. the past
  2. Eritrea
  3. beyond Africa
  4. peace
  5. first
  6. conflict
  7. role in the crisis
  8. example

Paragraph 2

  1. a leader who brings hope
  2. peace
  3. brought peace between
  4. after two
  5. spent hundreds of
  6. The UN said Mr Ahmed was
  7. His vision
  8. achieve a historic
  1. helped Ethiopia
  2. decades of war
  3. reconciliation
  4. treaty
  5. a visionary
  6. to his region
  7. the two countries
  8. millions of dollars

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Ethiopia's leader Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He won for "his (1) ___________________ peace and international cooperation" and for his (2) ___________________ the conflict with neighboring Eritrea. He became leader in April 2018 and (3) ___________________ Eritrea. He played a key role in (4) ___________________ Sudan and South Sudan. The UN called him "a wonderful example for others (5) ___________________ Africa looking to overcome resistance from the past and (6) _________________".

Many people see Mr Ahmed as a leader (7) ___________________ to his region. He implemented the (8) ___________________ with Eritrea in 2000, which brought peace between the two countries (9) ___________________ of war. Ethiopia and Eritrea spent (10) ___________________ of dollars on their war, which killed tens of thousands of people. The UN said Mr Ahmed (11) ___________________. It said: "His vision helped Ethiopia and Eritrea (12) ___________________ reconciliation".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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hiseffortstoachievepeaceandinternationalcooperation"andforhisrol
einresolvingtheconflictwithneighboringEritrea.HebecameleaderinA
pril2018andrepairedrelationswithEritrea.Heplayedakeyroleinthecri
sisbetweenSudanandSouthSudan.TheUNcalledhim"awonderfulexa
mpleforothersinandbeyondAfricalookingtoovercomeresistancefrom
thepastandputpeoplefirst".ManypeopleseeMrAhmedasaleaderwhob
ringshopetohisregion.Heimplementedthepeacetreatysigne
dwithEritreain2000,whichbroughtpeacebetweenthetwocountriesaft
ertwodecadesofwar.EthiopiaandEritreaspenthundredsofmillionsofd
ollarsontheirwar,whichkilledtensofthousandsofpeople.TheUNsaidM
rAhmedwasavisionary.Itsaid:"HisvisionhelpedEthiopiaandEritreaac
hieveahistoricreconciliation".

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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