The Reading / Listening - Carlos Ghosn - Level 2

Japan promised to make its borders stronger. This is because someone on bail easily 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 three passports. Japan's justice minister said Japan would strengthen its border departure checks. She will also review bail conditions. She told reporters she has already taken actions to prevent anyone on bail leaving the country. She said: "I have instructed the immigration agency to further tighten the departure process."



It is still unclear how Mr Ghosn escaped. Security cameras monitored his home 24 hours a day. News sources say he took a bullet train to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of a double bass. He chose an airport where security was not so tight. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then to Lebanon. Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon legally on Monday with a French passport. He has not been seen since. The international crime agency Interpol created a "wanted" notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return him because they have no extradition treaty.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Carlos Ghosn - Level 0 Carlos Ghosn - Level 1   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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Japan promised to make its
  2. someone on bail easily
  3. Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon
  4. He was waiting to go on
  5. the police had his
  6. she has already taken
  7. prevent anyone on bail
  8. further tighten the departure
  1. three passports
  2. trial for fraud
  3. leaving the country
  4. escaped the country
  5. process
  6. borders stronger
  7. actions
  8. last week

Paragraph 2

  1. It is still unclear how
  2. he took a bullet
  3. He then hid in the case
  4. security was not so
  5. he entered Lebanon
  6. He has not been
  7. Interpol created a "wanted"
  8. they have no extradition
  1. notice
  2. Mr Ghosn escaped
  3. legally
  4. treaty
  5. of a double bass
  6. tight
  7. train
  8. seen since

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Japan promised to (1) ___________________ stronger. This is because someone on bail (2) ___________________ country. 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 three passports. Japan's justice minister said Japan would (4) ___________________ departure checks. She will also review bail conditions. She told reporters she has already taken (5) ___________________ anyone on bail leaving the country. She said: "I have instructed the immigration agency to further tighten (6) ___________________."

It is (7) ___________________ Mr Ghosn escaped. Security cameras monitored his home 24 hours a day. (8) ___________________ he took a bullet train to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of a double bass. He (9) ___________________ where security was not so tight. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then to Lebanon. Lebanese officials (10) ___________________ Lebanon legally on Monday with a French passport. He has not (11) ___________________. The international crime agency Interpol created a "wanted" notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon (12) ___________________ because they have no extradition treaty.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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nbaileasilyescapedthecountry.Ex-NissanCEOCarlosGhosnfledJapa
ntoLebanonlastweek.Hewaswaitingtogoontrialforfraud.Heescapede
venthoughthepolicehadhisthreepassports.Japan'sjusticeministersa
idJapanwouldstrengthenitsborderdeparturechecks.Shewillalsorevie
wbailconditions.Shetoldreportersshehasalreadytakenactionstoprev
entanyoneonbailleavingthecountry.Shesaid:"Ihaveinstructedtheim
migrationagencytofurthertightenthedepartureprocess."Itisstilluncl
earhowMrGhosnescaped.Securitycamerasmonitoredhishome24ho
ursaday.Newssourcessayhetookabullettraintogettotheairport.Heth
enhidinthecaseofadoublebass.Hechoseanairportwheresecuritywas
notsotight.HethenflewfromOsakatoTurkeyandthentoLebanon.Leba
neseofficialssaidheenteredLebanonlegallyonMondaywithaFrenchpa
ssport.Hehasnotbeenseensince.TheinternationalcrimeagencyInter
polcreateda"wanted"noticeforMrGhosn.JapancannotaskLebanontor
eturnhimbecausetheyhavenoextraditiontreaty.

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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Answers

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