The Reading / Listening - Carlos Ghosn - Level 1

Japan will make its borders stronger because someone on bail escaped the country. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon last week. He was waiting to go on trial for fraud. He escaped even though the police had his passports. Japan said it would strengthen its border checks. It will also review its bail system. Japan has already taken actions to stop anyone on bail leaving the country. Immigration will be stricter.



It is still unclear how Mr Ghosn escaped. Cameras monitored his home 24 hours a day. News sources say he hid in the case of a double bass. He chose an airport where security was not so tight. He then flew from Osaka to Lebanon. Lebanon said he entered the country legally with a French passport on Monday. He has not been seen since. Interpol created a "wanted" notice for him. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return him.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Carlos Ghosn - Level 0 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. Carlos Ghosn fled
  2. He was waiting to go on
  3. even though the police had
  4. Japan said it would strengthen
  5. It will also review its
  6. Japan has already
  7. stop anyone on bail
  8. Immigration will be
  1. taken actions
  2. his passports
  3. stricter
  4. trial for fraud
  5. leaving the country
  6. Japan to Lebanon
  7. bail system
  8. its border checks

Paragraph 2

  1. It is still unclear how
  2. Cameras monitored
  3. 24 hours
  4. news
  5. he hid in the case
  6. security was not
  7. he entered the country
  8. He has not been
  1. sources
  2. so tight
  3. his home
  4. seen since
  5. Mr Ghosn escaped
  6. legally
  7. a day
  8. of a double bass

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Japan will make (1) ___________________ because someone on bail (2) ___________________. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon last week. He was waiting to go on (3) ___________________. He escaped even though the police had his passports. Japan said it would strengthen (4) ___________________. It will also review its bail system. Japan has already taken actions (5) ___________________ on bail leaving the country. Immigration (6) ___________________.

It is (7) ___________________ Mr Ghosn escaped. Cameras (8) ___________________ 24 hours a day. News sources say he hid in the case of a double bass. He chose an airport where security was (9) ___________________. He then flew from Osaka to Lebanon. Lebanon said he entered the country (10) ___________________ French passport on Monday. He has not been seen since. Interpol created (11) ___________________ for him. Japan cannot ask Lebanon (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Japanwillmakeitsbordersstrongerbecausesomeoneonbailescapedth
ecountry.Ex-NissanCEOCarlosGhosnfledJapantoLebanonlastweek
.Hewaswaitingtogoontrialforfraud.Heescapedeventhoughthepolice
hadhispassports.Japansaiditwouldstrengthenitsborderchecks.Itwill
alsoreviewitsbailsystem.Japanhasalreadytakenactionstostopanyon
eonbailleavingthecountry.Immigrationwillbestricter.Itisstillunclear
howMrGhosnescaped.Camerasmonitoredhishome24hoursaday.Ne
wssourcessayhehidinthecaseofadoublebass.Hechoseanairportwher
esecuritywasnotsotight.HethenflewfromOsakatoLebanon.Lebanons
aidheenteredthecountrylegallywithaFrenchpassportonMonday.Heh
asnotbeenseensince.Interpolcreateda"wanted"noticeforhim.Japan
cannotaskLebanontoreturnhim.

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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