The Reading / Listening - The WHO - Level 2

The WHO is warning young people worldwide that they are at risk from COVID-19. Many young people mistakenly believe they cannot catch the virus because of their age. They think it is a disease that only older people catch. The WHO said the truth is that many young people are catching the coronavirus. Many young people are becoming ill or dying from it. It added that young people are also spreading the disease to their parents and grandparents. The White House also told young people to follow advice and not gather in large groups. This will help prevent the spread of the virus.



The WHO boss said: "Today, I have a message for young people: You are not invincible." He added: "This coronavirus could put you in hospital for weeks, or even kill you. Even if you don't get sick, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else." The WHO said many COVID-19 patients in hospital are aged under 50. New York's governor said many young people are not following social-distancing rules. He told young people that: "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 1   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. people mistakenly
  3. a disease that only
  4. becoming ill or
  5. spreading
  6. follow
  7. gather in
  8. help prevent the spread
  1. older people catch
  2. advice
  3. the disease
  4. of the virus
  5. risk from COVID-19
  6. large groups
  7. dying from it
  8. believe they cannot

Paragraph 2

  1. I have a message
  2. This coronavirus could put
  3. Even if you don't
  4. the difference between life
  5. aged
  6. not following social-
  7. This is a public health
  8. endangering other
  1. distancing rules
  2. issue
  3. and death
  4. you in hospital
  5. peoples' health
  6. get sick
  7. under 50
  8. for young people

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The WHO (1) ___________________ people worldwide that they are at risk from COVID-19. Many young people (2) ___________________ cannot catch the virus because of their age. They think it is a disease that (3) ___________________ catch. The WHO said the truth is that many young people are catching the coronavirus. Many young people are becoming (4) ___________________ from it. It added that young people are also spreading the disease to their parents and grandparents. The White House also told young people (5) ___________________ and not gather in large groups. This will help (6) ___________________ of the virus.

The WHO boss said: "Today, I have (7) ___________________ young people: You (8) ___________________." He added: "This coronavirus could put you in hospital for weeks, or even kill you. Even if you (9) ___________________, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between (10) ___________________ for someone else." The WHO said many COVID-19 patients in hospital are (11) ___________________. New York's governor said many young people are not following social-distancing rules. He told young people that: "This is a (12) ___________________ and you cannot be endangering other peoples' health."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheWHOiswarningyoungpeopleworldwidethattheyareatriskfromCO
VID-19.Manyyoungpeoplemistakenlybelievetheycannotcatchthevir
usbecauseoftheirage.Theythinkitisadiseasethatonlyolderpeoplecat
ch.TheWHOsaidthetruthisthatmanyyoungpeoplearecatchingthecor
onavirus.Manyyoungpeoplearebecomingillordyingfromit.Itaddedth
atyoungpeoplearealsospreadingthediseasetotheirparentsandgrand
parents.TheWhiteHousealsotoldyoungpeopletofollowadviceandnot
gatherinlargegroups.Thiswillhelppreventthespreadofthevirus.TheW
HObosssaid:"Today,Ihaveamessageforyoungpeople:Youarenotinvi
ncible."Headded:"Thiscoronaviruscouldputyouinhospitalforweeks,o
revenkillyou.Evenifyoudon'tgetsick,thechoicesyoumakeaboutwher
eyougocouldbethedifferencebetweenlifeanddeathforsomeoneelse."
TheWHOsaidmanyCOVID-19patientsinhospitalareagedunder50.Ne
wYork'sgovernorsaidmanyyoungpeoplearenotfollowingsocial-dist
ancingrules.Hetoldyoungpeoplethat:"Thisisapublichealthissueandy
oucannotbeendangeringotherpeoples'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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Free writing

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Answers

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