The Reading / Listening - Tourism - Level 0

The coronavirus could cut 50 million tourism jobs. The tourism industry could become 25% smaller. People are not travelling. More countries are closing borders and asking people to self-quarantine. A tourism expert said the pandemic is a big threat to the tourism industry and to those who work in it.



Tourism provides 10% of the world's jobs. It is one of the hardest hit industries. Korean Air is worried about its survival. Qantas cut international flights by 25%. World-famous sites are deserted, so restaurants and cafes could go out of business. Many hotel rooms will be empty for months. Tourism could take 10 months to recover.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tourism - Level 1 Tourism - Level 2   or  Tourism - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.ibtimes.com/coronavirus-could-wipe-out-50-million-tourism-jobs-across-world-2939909
  • https://www.arabnews.com/node/1641211/business-economy
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51852505


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. cut 50 million
  2. The tourism
  3. become 25%
  4. People are not
  5. More countries are closing
  6. asking people to self-
  7. A tourism
  8. a big threat to the
  1. travelling
  2. expert
  3. tourism industry
  4. quarantine
  5. industry
  6. borders
  7. tourism jobs
  8. smaller

Paragraph 2

  1. Tourism provides 10%
  2. one of the hardest
  3. worried about its
  4. Qantas cut international
  5. World-famous sites
  6. go out of
  7. Many hotel rooms will
  8. take 10 months
  1. be empty
  2. survival
  3. to recover
  4. hit industries
  5. business
  6. flights
  7. of the world's jobs
  8. are deserted

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The coronavirus (1) ___________________ million tourism jobs. The tourism (2) ___________________ 25% smaller. People (3) ___________________. More countries are (4) ___________________ asking people to self-quarantine. A (5) ___________________ the pandemic is a big threat to the tourism industry and to those who (6) ___________________.

Tourism (7) ___________________ the world's jobs. It is one of the (8) ___________________. Korean Air is worried (9) ___________________. Qantas cut international flights by 25%. World-famous (10) ___________________, so restaurants and cafes could go (11) ___________________. Many hotel rooms will be empty for months. Tourism could take 10 (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thecoronaviruscouldcut50milliontourismjobs.Thetourismindustryc
ouldbecome25%smaller.Peoplearenottravelling.Morecountriesarec
losingbordersandaskingpeopletoself-quarantine.Atourismexpertsa
idthepandemicisabigthreattothetourismindustryandtothosewhowor
kinit.Tourismprovides10%oftheworld'sjobs.Itisoneofthehardesthiti
ndustries.KoreanAirisworriedaboutitssurvival.Qantascutinternation
alflightsby25%.World-famoussitesaredeserted,sorestaurantsand
cafescouldgooutofbusiness.Manyhotelroomswillbeemptyformonths
.Tourismcouldtake10monthstorecover.

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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