The Reading / Listening - Carlos Ghosn - Level 0

Japan will make its borders stronger. Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escaped to Lebanon last week, even though the police had his passports. He was waiting to go on trial. Japan will strengthen its border checks. It has already acted actions to stop anyone on bail from leaving the country.



It is unclear how Mr Ghosn escaped. Cameras monitored his home 24 hours a day. News sources say he escaped in the case of a double bass. He then flew from Osaka to Lebanon. Lebanon said he entered the country with a French passport on Monday. He has not been seen since. Interpol made a "wanted" notice for him.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Carlos Ghosn - Level 1 Carlos Ghosn - Level 2   or  Carlos Ghosn - Level 3

Sources
  • https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200106/p2g/00m/0na/044000c
  • https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/01/72017fd203e7-tokyo-prosecutors-to-probe-ghosns-escape-plot-senior-official.html
  • https://www.ft.com/content/c2721ad2-2f77-11ea-a329-0bcf87a328f2


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. Japan will make its
  2. Ex-Nissan
  3. Ghosn escaped to Lebanon
  4. the police had
  5. He was waiting to
  6. Japan will strengthen its border
  7. It has already
  8. stop anyone on bail from
  1. leaving
  2. last week
  3. boss
  4. go on trial
  5. borders stronger
  6. acted
  7. his passports
  8. checks

Paragraph 2

  1. It is unclear how Mr Ghosn
  2. Cameras monitored
  3. 24 hours
  4. News sources say
  5. in the case of a
  6. entered the country with
  7. He has not been
  8. Interpol made a "wanted"
  1. his home
  2. seen since
  3. he escaped
  4. escaped
  5. a French passport
  6. notice for him
  7. double bass
  8. a day

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Japan will make (1) ___________________. Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escaped to Lebanon last week, even though the police (2) ___________________. He was waiting to (3) ___________________. Japan will strengthen (4) ___________________. It has already (5) __________________ anyone on bail from (6) ___________________.

It (7) ___________________ Mr Ghosn escaped. Cameras (8) ___________________ 24 hours a day. News sources say he escaped in (9) ___________________ a double bass. He (10) ___________________ Osaka to Lebanon. Lebanon said he entered the (11) ___________________ French passport on Monday. He has not been seen since. Interpol made (12) ___________________ for him.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Japanwillmakeitsbordersstronger.Ex-NissanbossCarlosGhosnescap
edtoLebanonlastweek,eventhoughthepolicehadhispassports.Hewa
swaitingtogoontrial.Japanwillstrengthenitsborderchecks.Ithasalrea
dyactedtostopanyoneonbailfromleavingthecountry.Itisuncle
arhowMrGhosnescaped.Camerasmonitoredhishome24hoursaday.N
ewssourcessayheescapedinthecaseofadoublebass.Hethenflewfrom
OsakatoLebanon.LebanonsaidheenteredthecountrywithaFrenchpas
sportonMonday.Hehasnotbeenseensince.Interpolmadea"wanted"n
oticeforhim.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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