The Reading / Listening - Tourism - Level 1

The coronavirus could cut 50 million tourism jobs worldwide. The World Travel and Tourism Council said the industry could become 25 per cent smaller. People are not travelling. More countries are taking action to fight COVID-19. This includes closing borders, requiring people self-quarantine for 14 days, and banning flights. A tourism expert said the pandemic is, "a significant threat to the industry as a whole, to those employed within it".



Ten per cent of the world's jobs is from tourism. It is one of the hardest hit industries. Airlines have big losses. Korean Air is worried about its survival. Qantas reduced international flights by 25 per cent. World-famous sites are deserted. This could cause restaurants and cafes to go out of business. Experts say over half of Hawaii's hotel rooms will be empty for the next few months. Tourism could take 10 months to recover after the virus has gone.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tourism - Level 0 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 industry could become
  3. People are not
  4. taking action to
  5. This includes closing
  6. people self-quarantine
  7. A tourism
  8. a significant threat
  1. for 14 days
  2. fight COVID-19
  3. to the industry
  4. 25 per cent smaller
  5. expert
  6. travelling
  7. borders
  8. tourism jobs

Paragraph 2

  1. one of the hardest
  2. Korean Air is worried
  3. Qantas reduced international
  4. World-famous sites
  5. cause restaurants and cafes to go
  6. hotel rooms will
  7. Tourism could take 10
  8. after the virus
  1. months to recover
  2. are deserted
  3. has gone
  4. about its survival
  5. be empty
  6. hit industries
  7. out of business
  8. flights

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The coronavirus (1) ___________________ million tourism jobs worldwide. The World Travel and Tourism Council said the (2) ___________________ 25 per cent smaller. People are not travelling. More countries (3) ___________________ to fight COVID-19. This (4) ___________________, requiring people self-quarantine for 14 days, and banning flights. A (5) ___________________ the pandemic is, "a significant threat to the industry as a whole, (6) ___________________ within it".

Ten per cent of the world's jobs (7) ___________________. It is one of the hardest hit industries. Airlines (8) ___________________. Korean Air is worried about its survival. Qantas reduced (9) ___________________ 25 per cent. World-famous sites are deserted. (10) ___________________ restaurants and cafes to go out of business. Experts (11) ___________________ of Hawaii's hotel rooms will be empty for the next few months. Tourism could take 10 months to recover after the (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thecoronaviruscouldcut50milliontourismjobsworldwide.TheWorldT
ravelandTourismCouncilsaidtheindustrycouldbecome25percentsm
aller.Peoplearenottravelling.MorecountriesaretakingactiontofightC
OVID-19.Thisincludesclosingborders,requiringpeopleself-quaran
tinefor14days,andbanningflights.Atourismexpertsaidthepandemici
s,"asignificantthreattotheindustryasawhole,tothoseemployedwithi
nit".Tenpercentoftheworld'sjobsisfromtourism.Itisoneofthehardest
hitindustries.Airlineshavebiglosses.KoreanAirisworriedaboutitssurv
ival.Qantasreducedinternationalflightsby25percent.World-famous
sitesaredeserted.Thiscouldcauserestaurantsandcafestogooutofbusi
ness.ExpertssayoverhalfofHawaii'shotelroomswillbeemptyforthene
xtfewmonths.Tourismcouldtake10monthstorecoverafterthevirusha
sgone.

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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