The Reading / Listening - Carlos Ghosn - Level 3

The Japanese government promised to make its border controls stronger. This is because of how easy it was for someone on bail to escape the country. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon on December the 30th. Courts in Tokyo were waiting to put Mr Ghosn on trial for fraud. Ghosn escaped from Japan even though the police had his three passports. Japan's justice minister, Masako Mori, said Japan would strengthen its border departure checks. She also said she would review bail conditions. Ms Mori told reporters that she has already taken actions to prevent anyone else 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 from Japan. There were security cameras at his home that operated for 24 hours a day. News sources say he took a bullet train from Tokyo to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of a double bass. He chose a regional airport where security was not so tight. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then on to Lebanon, apparently without a passport. However, Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon legally on Monday with a French passport. He has not been seen since. The international crime agency Interpol has created a "wanted" notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is no extradition treaty.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Carlos Ghosn - Level 0 Carlos Ghosn - Level 1   or  Carlos Ghosn - Level 2

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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Warm-ups

1. JAPAN: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Japan. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       Japan / government / promise / bail / escape / on trial / fraud / border / justice /
       unclear / security cameras / bullet train / airport / passport / officials / extradition
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. RETURN: Students A strongly believe Carols Ghosn should be returned to Japan; Students B strongly believe he shouldn't. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. ESCAPE: How could these things help someone escape from somewhere? How effective are they? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How?

Effectiveness

A double bass case

 

 

A wig

 

 

A fake passport

 

 

A big drone

 

 

Money

 

 

The Internet

 

 

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5. BORDER: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "border". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. CEO: Rank these with your partner. Put the best company to be CEO of at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Nissan
  • Amazon
  • Disney
  • Apple
  • Starbucks
  • Chanel
  • Wikipedia
  • Sony

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. promised a. The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.
      2. border b. The short-term release of someone who is waiting to go to court, sometimes with money paid for that release.
      3. bail c. Acting illegally to get money.
      4. escape d. Said you would 100% do something or that something would happen.
      5. fraud e. The action of leaving somewhere, especially to start a journey.
      6. departure f. A line in between two countries or areas.
      7. immigration g. Get away or get free from somewhere or someone.

    Paragraph 2

      8. operated h. As what someone knows or can see, but maybe not true.
      9. source i. In a way that is OK within the law.
      10. regional j. A signed agreement or deal between countries.
      11. apparently k. A person who provides information.
      12. legally l. Something that tells people about something or warns them about something.
      13. notice m. About a particular area of a country or the world.
      14. treaty n. Worked.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Japan said it would make its border controls stronger.     T / F
  2. Carlos Ghosn fled to Lebanon at the beginning of this year.     T / F
  3. The Japanese police had three of Carlos Ghosn's passports.     T / F
  4. Japan's justice minister has taken no action yet about people on bail.   T / F
  5. People are angry there were no security cameras at Mr Ghosn's home.    T / F
  6. News sources say Mr Ghosn escaped in a double bass case.     T / F
  7. Mr Ghosn entered Lebanon using his Lebanese passport.     T / F
  8. Japan and Lebanon signed an extradition treaty.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. promised
  2. easy
  3. fraud
  4. review
  5. instructed
  6. unclear
  7. chose
  8. apparently
  9. legally
  10. treaty
  1. agreement
  2. change
  3. uncertain
  4. selected
  5. simple
  6. lawfully
  7. vowed
  8. directed
  9. seemingly
  10. cheating

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. promised to make its border
  2. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled
  3. the police had his
  4. she has already
  5. immigration
  6. It is still unclear how
  7. cameras at his home that operated
  8. He then hid in the case
  9. The international crime
  10. there is no extradition
  1. three passports
  2. agency Interpol
  3. agency
  4. Mr Ghosn escaped
  5. of a double bass
  6. controls stronger
  7. taken actions
  8. treaty
  9. Japan to Lebanon
  10. for 24 hours a day

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
trial
review
bail
tighten
fled
prevent
border
strengthen

The Japanese government promised to make its (1) ____________ controls stronger. This is because of how easy it was for someone on (2) ____________ to escape the country. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn (3) ____________ Japan to Lebanon on December the 30th. Courts in Tokyo were waiting to put Mr Ghosn on (4) ____________ for fraud. Ghosn escaped from Japan even though the police had his three passports. Japan's justice minister, Masako Mori, said Japan would (5) ____________ its border departure checks. She also said she would (6) ____________ bail conditions. Ms Mori told reporters that she has already taken actions to (7) ____________ anyone else on bail leaving the country. She said: "I have instructed the immigration agency to further (8) ____________ the departure process."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
bass
agency
operated
tight
unclear
treaty
bullet
legally

It is still (9) ____________ how Mr Ghosn escaped from Japan. There were security cameras at his home that (10) ____________ for 24 hours a day. News sources say he took a (11) ____________ train from Tokyo to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of a double (12) ____________. He chose a regional airport where security was not so (13) ____________. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then on to Lebanon, apparently without a passport. However, Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon (14) ____________ on Monday with a French passport. He has not been seen since. The international crime (15) ____________ Interpol has created a "wanted" notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is no extradition (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The Japanese government promised to make its border ______
     a.  controls strengthen
     b.  controls strongly
     c.  controls stronger
     d.  control strong
2)  This is because of how easy it was for someone on bail ______ country
     a.  too escape the
     b.  to escape the
     c.  two escape the
     d.  to escape them
3)  Masako Mori said Japan would strengthen its border ______
     a.  departed check
     b.  departure cheeks
     c.  departure checks
     d.  depart your checks
4)  she has already taken actions to prevent anyone else on ______ country
     a.  ball leaving the
     b.  bale leaving the
     c.  bail leaving the
     d.  boil leaving the
5)  instructed the immigration agency to further tighten the ______
     a.  departure progress
     b.  departure pro case
     c.  departure protest
     d.  departure process

6)  There were security cameras at his home that ______ 24 hours
     a.  operate it for
     b.  operated for
     c.  operated four
     d.  operate therefore
7)  He then hid in the case of ______
     a.  a single bass
     b.  a double bass
     c.  a triple bass
     d.  a quadruple bass
8)  However, Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon ______
     a.  legalese on Monday
     b.  legal lion Monday
     c.  league ally on Monday
     d.  legally on Monday
9)  The international crime agency Interpol has created ______
     a.  a want it noticed
     b.  a want ad notice
     c.  a wanted noticed
     d.  a wanted notice
10)  ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is no ______
     a.  extraditing treaty
     b.  extra dishing treaty
     c.  extradition treaty
     d.  extra diction treaty

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Japanese government promised to make (1) ___________________ stronger. This is because of how easy it was for someone on bail to (2) ___________________. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon on December the 30th. Courts in Tokyo were waiting to put Mr Ghosn on (3) ___________________. Ghosn escaped from Japan even though the police had his three passports. Japan's justice minister, Masako Mori, said Japan would (4) ___________________ departure checks. She also said she would review bail conditions. Ms Mori told reporters that she has already taken (5) ___________________ anyone else on bail leaving the country. She said: "I have instructed the immigration agency (6) ___________________ the departure process."

It is (7) ___________________ Mr Ghosn escaped from Japan. There were security cameras at his home (8) ___________________ 24 hours a day. News sources say he took a bullet train from Tokyo to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of (9) ___________________. He chose a regional airport where security was (10) ___________________. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then on to Lebanon, apparently without a passport. However, Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon legally on Monday with a French passport. He has not (11) ___________________. The international crime agency Interpol has created a "wanted" notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is (12) ___________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. What did the Japanese government promise to make stronger?
  2. On what date did Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan?
  3. How many of Mr Ghosn's passports do Japanese police have?
  4. Who is Masako Mori?
  5. What was the immigration agency instructed to do?
  6. For how long did security cameras operate in Carlos Ghosn's home?
  7. Where did news sources say Carlos Ghosn hid?
  8. What passport did Carlos Ghosn use to enter Lebanon?
  9. What is the name of the international crime agency?
  10. What kind of treaty have Japan and Lebanon not signed?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What did the Japanese government promise to make stronger?
a) its police officers
b) its passports
c) its border controls
d) its rules
2) On what date did Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan?
a) December the 30th
b) December the 31st
c) January the 2nd
d) January the 1st
3) How many of Mr Ghosn's passports do Japanese police have?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5
4) Who is Masako Mori?
a) a top police official
b) the boss of the airport
c) a Japanese passport officer
d) Japan's justice minister
5) What was the immigration agency instructed to do?
a) think about the departure process
b) loosen the departure process
c) tighten the departure process
d) highlight the departure process

6) For how long did security cameras operate in Carlos Ghosn's home?
a) a few days
b) 24 hours a day
c) two weeks
d) a month
7) Where did news sources say Carlos Ghosn hid?
a) behind a curtain
b) under a seat
c) in a toilet
d) in a double bass case
8) What passport did Carlos Ghosn use to enter Lebanon?
a) a Brazilian passport
b) a French passport
c) a Lebanese passport
d) a Japanese passport
9) What is the name of the international crime agency?
a) Crime Worldwide
b) Interpol
c) Intercrime
d) World Crime Agency
10) What kind of treaty have Japan and Lebanon not signed?
a) an extradition treaty
b) a trade treaty
c) a defence treaty
d) an arms treaty

Role play

Role  A – Nissan
You think Nissan would be the best company to be CEO of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Disney, Apple or Chanel.

Role  B – Disney
You think Disney would be the best company to be CEO of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Nissan, Apple or Chanel.

Role  C – Apple
You think Apple would be the best company to be CEO of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Disney, Nissan or Chanel.

Role  D – Chanel
You think Chanel would be the best company to be CEO of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Disney, Apple or Nissan.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'border'

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  • and 'control'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • easy
    • waiting
    • three
    • review
    • prevent
    • further
    • security
    • bullet
    • hid
    • flew
    • legally
    • treaty




    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 - Carlos Ghosn

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'border'?
    3. What do you know about Carlos Ghosn?
    4. What are your country's borders like?
    5. How important are borders?
    6. How can someone escape from a country?
    7. How many passports would you like?
    8. How can borders be more secure?
    9. What are your experiences of immigration?
    10. Why do you think Carlos Ghosn fled Japan?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'escape'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How embarrassing is Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan?
    5. What would you like to escape from in life?
    6. What should Interpol do if they catch Carlos Ghosn?
    7. How did the airport let Carlos Ghosn escape in a double bass case?
    8. Would you be good at escaping from somewhere?
    9. Do you think Lebanon should send Mr Ghosn back to Japan?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Carlos Ghosn?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The Japanese government promised to make its border controls (1) ____. This is because of how easy it was for someone on (2) ____ to escape the country. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon on December the 30th. Courts in Tokyo were waiting to put Mr Ghosn on (3) ____ for fraud. Ghosn escaped from Japan even though the police had his three passports. Japan's justice minister, Masako Mori, said Japan would strengthen its border (4) ____ checks. She also said she would review bail conditions. Ms Mori told reporters that she has already taken actions to prevent anyone (5) ____ on bail leaving the country. She said: "I have instructed the immigration agency to (6) ____ tighten the departure process."

    It is still unclear how Mr Ghosn escaped from Japan. There were security cameras at his home that (7) ____ for 24 hours a day. News sources say he took a bullet train from Tokyo to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of a (8) ____ bass. He chose a regional airport where security was not so tight. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then (9) ____ to Lebanon, apparently without a passport. However, Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon legally on Monday with a French passport. He has not been seen (10) ____. The international crime agency Interpol has created a "wanted" (11) ____ for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is no extradition (12) ____.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     strengthen     (b)     stronger     (c)     strongly     (d)     strengthening    
    2. (a)     bale     (b)     bail     (c)     bile     (d)     boil    
    3. (a)     thrill     (b)     trail     (c)     trill     (d)     trial    
    4. (a)     departed     (b)     departure     (c)     dependent     (d)     deep art    
    5. (a)     ease     (b)     else     (c)     less     (d)     ails    
    6. (a)     farther     (b)     father     (c)     further     (d)     future    
    7. (a)     operations     (b)     operational     (c)     operated     (d)     operating    
    8. (a)     quadruple     (b)     single     (c)     double     (d)     triple    
    9. (a)     real     (b)     through     (c)     as     (d)     on    
    10. (a)     since     (b)     then     (c)     that     (d)     over    
    11. (a)     notice     (b)     aware     (c)     highlight     (d)     money    
    12. (a)     sweetie     (b)     meaty     (c)     treaty     (d)     sweaty

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. make its redrob controls stronger
    2. on trial for afdru
    3. Japan's ecusijt minister
    4. she would wierve bail conditions
    5. the immigration egcnya
    6. tighten the deprurtae process

    Paragraph 2

    1. sycreiut cameras
    2. news usorces
    3. he took a ulblet train from Tokyo
    4. He chose a arnlogei airport
    5. The international crime cgnyea Interpol
    6. there is no extradition reytat

    Put the text back together

    1  ) The Japanese government promised to make its border controls stronger. This is because of how
    (...)  from Osaka to Turkey and then on to Lebanon, apparently without a passport. However, Lebanese
    (...)  easy it was for someone on bail to escape the country. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan to
    (...)  officials said he entered Lebanon legally on Monday with a French passport. He has not been seen
    (...)  fraud. Ghosn escaped from Japan even though the police had his three passports. Japan's justice
    (...)  ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is no extradition treaty.
    (...)  Lebanon on December the 30th. Courts in Tokyo were waiting to put Mr Ghosn on trial for
    (...)  minister, Masako Mori, said Japan would strengthen its border departure checks. She also said she would review bail conditions. Ms Mori
    (...)  told reporters that she has already taken actions to prevent anyone else on bail leaving the
    (...)  24 hours a day. News sources say he took a bullet train from Tokyo to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of a double
    (...)  since. The international crime agency Interpol has created a "wanted" notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot
    (...)  bass. He chose a regional airport where security was not so tight. He then flew
    (...)  It is still unclear how Mr Ghosn escaped from Japan. There were security cameras at his home that operated for
    (...)  country. She said: "I have instructed the immigration agency to further tighten the departure process."

    Put the words in the right order

    1. Japan   promised   its   to   controls   make   border   stronger   .
    2. to   for   bail   escape   .   Easy   someone   on
    3. trial   Waiting   on    to   put   fraud   .   for   Mr Ghosn
    4. would   she   said   review   bail   conditions   .   She   also
    5. anyone   else   the   on   bail   leaving   country   .   Prevent
    6. is   still   escaped   .   It   Mr Ghosn   how   unclear
    7. a   Tokyo   train   bullet   took   He   from   .
    8. so   regional   security   A   tight   .   where   wasn't   airport
    9. said   entered   legally   .   Lebanon   officials   he   Lebanese
    10. wanted  Interpol   crime   a   agency   notice   .   International   created

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The Japanese government promise / promised to make its border controls stronger. This is because of how easy / easily it was for someone on bail to escape the country. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled / flea Japan to Lebanon on December the 30th. Courts in Tokyo were waiting to put Mr Ghosn in / on trial for fraud. Ghosn escaped from Japan ever / even though the police had his free / three passports. Japan's justice minister, Masako Mori, said Japan would stronger / strengthen its border departure checks. She also said she would review bail conditions. Ms Mori told reporters that she has already taking / taken actions to prevent anyone else on bail leaving / leave the country. She said: "I have instructed the immigration agency to further tighten / tight the departure process."

    It is still clearly / unclear how Mr Ghosn escaped from Japan. There were security cameras at his home that operations / operated for 24 hours a day. News sources / sauces say he took a bullet train from Tokyo to get to the airport. He then hid / hidden in the case of a double base / bass. He chose a regional airport where security was not so tight / tightly. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then on to Lebanon, apparent / apparently without a passport. However, Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon legally on / in Monday with a French passport. He has not been seen since. The international crime agency Interpol has created a "wanted / unwanted" notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is no exhibition / extradition treaty.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the japanese government promised to make its border controls stronger this is because of how easy it was for someone on bail to escape the country exnissan ceo carlos ghosn fled japan to lebanon on december the 30th courts in tokyo were waiting to put mr ghosn on trial for fraud ghosn escaped from japan even though the police had his three passports japans justice minister masako mori said japan would strengthen its border departure checks she also said she would review bail conditions ms mori told reporters that she has already taken actions to prevent anyone else 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 from japan there were security cameras at his home that operated for 24 hours a day news sources say he took a bullet train from tokyo to get to the airport he then hid in the case of a double bass he chose a regional airport where security was not so tight he then flew from osaka to turkey and then on to lebanon apparently without a passport however lebanese officials said he entered lebanon legally on monday with a french passport he has not been seen since the international crime agency interpol has created a wanted notice for mr ghosn japan cannot ask lebanon to return mr ghosn because there is no extradition treaty

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    TheJapanesegovernmentpromisedtomakeitsbordercontrolsstronge
    r.Thisisbecauseofhoweasyitwasforsomeoneonbailtoescapethecoun
    try.Ex-NissanCEOCarlosGhosnfledJapantoLebanononDecemberth
    e30th.CourtsinTokyowerewaitingtoputMrGhosnontrialforfraud.Gho
    snescapedfromJapaneventhoughthepolicehadhisthreepassports.Ja
    pan'sjusticeminister,MasakoMori,saidJapanwouldstrengthenitsbor
    derdeparturechecks.Shealsosaidshewouldreviewbailconditions.Ms
    Moritoldreportersthatshehasalreadytakenactionstopreventanyonee
    lseonbailleavingthecountry.Shesaid:"Ihaveinstructedtheimmigrati
    onagencytofurthertightenthedepartureprocess."Itisstillunclearhow
    MrGhosnescapedfromJapan.Thereweresecuritycamerasathishomet
    hatoperatedfor24hoursaday.Newssourcessayhetookabullettrainfro
    mTokyotogettotheairport.Hethenhidinthecaseofadoublebass.Hech
    osearegionalairportwheresecuritywasnotsotight.HethenflewfromO
    sakatoTurkeyandthenontoLebanon,apparentlywithoutapassport.H
    owever,LebaneseofficialssaidheenteredLebanonlegallyonMondaywi
    thaFrenchpassport.Hehasnotbeenseensince.Theinternationalcrime
    agencyInterpolhascreateda"wanted"noticeforMrGhosn.Japancanno
    taskLebanontoreturnMrGhosnbecausethereisnoextraditiontreaty.

    Free writing

    Write about Carlos Ghosn for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Lebanon should hand Carlos Ghosn over to Japan for trial. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. JAPAN: Make a poster about Japan. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. LEBANON: Write a magazine article about Lebanon having to hand over Carlos Ghosn to Japan for trial. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on Japan. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on Japan. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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