The Reading / Listening - Lockdown - Level 0

Mayors in Italy are making sure people follow lockdowns. Italy is one of the countries worst affected by COVID-19. It has 8,215 deaths - the most of any country in the world. Not everyone in Italy is following the rules. There are videos online of mayors in the streets telling people to go home.



Angry mayors posted messages online. One said he was tired of people walking dogs many times a day. He said: "Where are you going?...You need to stay home. People are dying." Italy's Prime Minister said: "Everyone's efforts are needed." Italians started a trend of singing from their balcony to cheer people up.

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Sources
  • https://www.huffpost.com/entry/italian-mayors-coronavirus-lockdown-videos_n_5e798776c5b6f5b7c54a03c4
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/23/world/italian-mayors-scolding-residents-coronavirus-lockdown-trnd/index.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/this-is-not-a-film-italian-mayors-rage-coronavirus-lockdown-dodgers


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. making sure
  2. one of the countries worst
  3. the most of
  4. in the
  5. Not everyone in Italy is following
  6. There are videos
  7. mayors in the
  8. telling people
  1. affected
  2. to go home
  3. the rules
  4. streets
  5. world
  6. people follow
  7. online
  8. any country

Paragraph 2

  1. Angry mayors posted
  2. One said he was
  3. people walking
  4. many times
  5. Everyone's efforts
  6. Italians started a
  7. singing from
  8. cheer
  1. their balcony
  2. a day
  3. people up
  4. messages
  5. trend
  6. tired
  7. are needed
  8. dogs

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Mayors in Italy (1) ___________________ people follow lockdowns. Italy (2) ___________________ the countries (3) ___________________ COVID-19. It has 8,215 deaths - the most (4) ___________________ in the world. Not everyone in Italy is (5) ___________________. There are videos online of mayors in the streets telling people (6) ___________________.

Angry mayors (7) ___________________. One said he was tired of people walking dogs (8) ___________________ day. He said: "Where are you going?...You (9) ___________________ home. (10) ___________________." Italy's Prime Minister said: "Everyone's efforts are needed." Italians started a (11) ___________________ from their balcony to (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

MayorsinItalyaremakingsurepeoplefollowlockdowns.Italyisoneofth
ecountriesworstaffectedbyCOVID-19.Ithas8,215deaths-themos
tofanycountryintheworld.NoteveryoneinItalyisfollowingtherules.Th
erearevideosonlineofmayorsinthestreetstellingpeopletogohome.An
grymayorspostedmessagesonline.Onesaidhewastiredofpeoplewalki
ngdogsmanytimesaday.Hesaid:"Whereareyougoing?...Youneedtos
tayhome.Peoplearedying."Italy'sPrimeMinistersaid:"Everyone'seff
ortsareneeded."Italiansstartedatrendofsingingfromtheirbalconytoc
heerpeopleup.

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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Free writing

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