The Reading / Listening - The WHO - Level 1

The WHO warned young people they are at risk from COVID-19. Many young people believe they cannot catch the virus because of their age. They think only older people catch it. The WHO said this is a mistake. Many young people are getting ill or dying. They are also spreading the disease to their parents and grandparents. The White House told young people to follow the rules and not gather in large groups. This will help slow the spread of the virus.



The WHO told young people they can get COVID-19. Coronavirus can put young people in hospital for weeks, or even kill them. The choices they make about where they go could mean someone else dies. Many COVID-19 patients in hospital are under 50 years old. New York's governor said many young people are not following social-distancing rules. He told them: "This is a public health issue and you cannot be endangering other peoples' health."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    The WHO - Level 0 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
  2. believe they cannot catch
  3. The WHO said this is a
  4. people are getting ill
  5. spreading the disease
  6. follow the
  7. gather in
  8. help slow the spread
  1. rules
  2. mistake
  3. of the virus
  4. risk from COVID-19
  5. large groups
  6. or dying
  7. the virus
  8. to their parents

Paragraph 2

  1. Coronavirus can put young
  2. choices they make about
  3. someone
  4. Many COVID-19 patients
  5. under
  6. following social-
  7. a public health
  8. endangering other
  1. issue
  2. 50 years old
  3. peoples' health
  4. where they go
  5. distancing rules
  6. else dies
  7. people in hospital
  8. in hospital

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The WHO (1) ___________________ they are at risk from COVID-19. Many young people (2) ___________________ catch the virus because (3) ___________________. They think only older people catch it. The WHO said this is a mistake. Many young people are getting (4) ___________________. They are also spreading the disease to their parents and grandparents. The White House told young (5) ___________________ the rules and not gather in large groups. This will help (6) ___________________ of the virus.

The WHO (7) ___________________ they can get COVID-19. Coronavirus can put young people (8) ___________________ weeks, or even kill them. The choices they make about where they go (9) ___________________ else dies. Many COVID-19 patients in (10) ___________________ 50 years old. New York's governor said many young people are not following social-distancing rules. He told them: "This is (11) ___________________ issue and you cannot (12) ___________________ peoples' health."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheWHOwarnedyoungpeopletheyareatriskfromCOVID-19.Manyyo
ungpeoplebelievetheycannotcatchthevirusbecauseoftheirage.They
thinkonlyolderpeoplecatchit.TheWHOsaidthisisamistake.Manyyoun
gpeoplearegettingillordying.Theyarealsospreadingthediseasetothei
rparentsandgrandparents.TheWhiteHousetoldyoungpeopletofollow
therulesandnotgatherinlargegroups.Thiswillhelpslowthespreadofth
evirus.TheWHOtoldyoungpeopletheycangetCOVID-19.Coronavir
uscanputyoungpeopleinhospitalforweeks,orevenkillthem.Thechoic
estheymakeaboutwheretheygocouldmeansomeoneelsedies.ManyC
OVID-19patientsinhospitalareunder50yearsold.NewYork'sgoverno
rsaidmanyyoungpeoplearenotfollowingsocial-distancingrules.Hetol
dthem:"Thisisapublichealthissueandyoucannotbeendangeringother
peoples'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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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