The Reading / Listening - The WHO - Level 0

The WHO told young people they are at risk from COVID-19. Young people can catch the virus. Not just older people catch it. Many young people are getting ill or dying. They are also spreading the disease to grandparents. The White House told young people to not meet in large groups. This will help slow the spread of the virus.



Coronavirus can put young people in hospital for weeks. Many patients in hospital are under 50. It can also kill them. The choices young people make about where they go could kill someone else. New York's leader said young people must practice social distancing so they do not risk other peoples' health.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    The WHO - Level 1 The WHO - Level 2   or  The WHO - Level 3

Sources
  • https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/488692-who-warns-young-people-they-are-not-invincible
  • https://www.ft.com/content/65f8e41a-6add-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-young-people-not-invincible-world-health-organisation-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus-a9415651.html


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. they are at risk
  2. Young people can catch
  3. Not just older people
  4. getting ill or
  5. spreading the
  6. The White House told
  7. meet in large
  8. help slow the spread
  1. of the virus
  2. disease
  3. from COVID-19
  4. groups
  5. dying
  6. catch it
  7. young people
  8. the virus

Paragraph 2

  1. Coronavirus can put young
  2. Many patients
  3. It can also
  4. The choices young people
  5. where they
  6. New York's
  7. social
  8. risk other
  1. leader
  2. kill them
  3. peoples' health
  4. in hospital
  5. distancing
  6. go
  7. people in hospital
  8. make

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The WHO told young people they (1) ___________________ from COVID-19. Young people (2) ___________________ virus. Not just older (3) ___________________. Many young people are getting ill or dying. They (4) ___________________ the disease to grandparents. The White House (5) ___________________ to not meet in large groups. This will help (6) ___________________ of the virus.

Coronavirus (7) ___________________ people in hospital for weeks. Many (8) ___________________ are under 50. It can kill also them. (9) ___________________ people make about where they (10) ___________________ someone else. New York's leader said young (11) ___________________ social distancing so they do (12) ___________________ peoples' health.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheWHOtoldyoungpeopletheyareatriskfromCOVID-19.Youngpeop
lecancatchthevirus.Notjustolderpeoplecatchit.Manyyoungpeoplear
egettingillordying.Theyarealsospreadingthediseasetograndparents
.TheWhiteHousetoldyoungpeopletonotmeetinlargegroups.Thiswillh
elpslowthespreadofthevirus.Coronaviruscanputyoungpeopleinhosp
italforweeks.Manypatientsinhospitalareunder50.Itcankillalsothem.
Thechoicesyoungpeoplemakeaboutwheretheygocouldkillsomeonee
lse.NewYork'sleadersaidyoungpeoplemustpracticesocial-distanc
ingsotheydonotriskotherpeoples'health.

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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