The Reading / Listening - Caremongering - Level 4

The coronavirus has started a new trend called "caremongering". It started with acts of kindness in Canada. It is not known if the word will stay around long enough to get in future dictionaries. "Caremongering" started after Canadians found new ways to help vulnerable people. Social media is spreading the concept across Canada. Within 72 hours of the word trending, 35 Facebook groups had more than 30,000 members.



A caremongering group founder spoke about the name. She said: "We wanted to...get people to connect on a positive level, to connect with each other." She added: "Caremongering has spread the opposite of panic in people, brought out community and [friendship], and allowed us to tackle the needs of those who are at risk." She said: "This virtual community...is really showing people there is still hope for humanity. We haven't lost our hope."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Caremongering - Level 5 or  Caremongering - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/coronavirus-kind-canadians-start-caremongering-trend-a4390076.html
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51915723
  • https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/you-re-not-alone-in-this-canadians-are-caremongering-through-the-covid-19-pandemic-1.4859369


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. The coronavirus has started a
  2. It started with acts
  3. It is not
  4. the word will stay around
  5. ways to help vulnerable
  6. Social media is spreading
  7. Within 72 hours of the
  8. 35 Facebook groups had more
  1. the concept
  2. known
  3. than 30,000 members
  4. new trend
  5. of kindness
  6. word trending
  7. people
  8. long enough

Paragraph 2

  1. A caremongering group
  2. get people to connect
  3. connect with
  4. spread the opposite of panic
  5. the needs of those who
  6. virtual
  7. there is still hope
  8. We haven't lost
  1. are at risk
  2. for humanity
  3. on a positive level
  4. our hope
  5. each other
  6. in people
  7. founder
  8. community

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The coronavirus has started (1) ___________________ called "caremongering". It started with (2) ___________________ in Canada. It is not known if the word will (3) ___________________ enough to get in future dictionaries. "Caremongering" started after Canadians (4) ___________________ to help vulnerable people. Social media is spreading the concept across Canada. (5) ___________________ of the word trending, 35 Facebook groups (6) ___________________ 30,000 members.

A caremongering group (7) ___________________ the name. She said: "We wanted to...get people (8) ___________________ a positive level, to connect with each other." She added: "Caremongering has (9) ___________________ of panic in people, brought (10) ___________________ [friendship], and allowed us to tackle the needs of those who (11) ___________________." She said: "This virtual community...is really showing people there is still hope for humanity. We haven't (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thecoronavirushasstartedanewtrendcalled"caremongering".Itstart
edwithactsofkindnessinCanada.Itisnotknownifthewordwillstayarou
ndlongenoughtogetinfuturedictionaries."Caremongering"startedaft
erCanadiansfoundnewwaystohelpvulnerablepeople.Socialmediaiss
preadingtheconceptacrossCanada.Within72hoursofthewordtrendin
g,35Facebookgroupshadmorethan30,000members.Acaremongerin
ggroupfounderspokeaboutthename.Shesaid:"Wewantedto...getpe
opletoconnectonapositivelevel,toconnectwitheachother."Sheadded
:"Caremongeringhasspreadtheoppositeofpanicinpeople,broughtout
communityand[friendship],andallowedustotackletheneedsofthose
whoareatrisk."Shesaid:"Thisvirtualcommunity...isreallyshowingpe
oplethereisstillhopeforhumanity.Wehaven'tlostourhope."

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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