The Reading / Listening - Lockdown - Level 0

A survey company asked 4,343 people about life after lockdown. The answers were surprising. Only nine per cent of people want life to return to "normal". Over half of people (54%) want to change how they live. A researcher said: "There is a real [desire] for change, and for the nation to learn from this crisis."



Most people said life has changed. Just over half noticed cleaner air, and 27 per cent have seen more animals. People may use cars less and work from home after the lockdown. More people are cooking and not buying ready-made food. People are trying new things at home, in their work and with other people.

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Sources
  • https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-only-9-of-britons-want-life-to-return-to-normal-once-lockdown-is-over-11974459
  • https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/just-9-want-things-go-21877899
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-uk-lockdown-end-poll-environment-food-health-fitness-social-community-a9469736.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. A survey company
  2. The answers were
  3. Only nine per cent of
  4. return
  5. Over half
  6. change how they
  7. There is a real desire
  8. learn from
  1. live
  2. people
  3. this crisis
  4. surprising
  5. for change
  6. to normal
  7. of people
  8. asked 4,343 people

Paragraph 2

  1. Most people said life
  2. Just over
  3. cleaner
  4. People may use cars
  5. More people are
  6. ready-made
  7. People are trying new things
  8. with other
  1. half
  2. people
  3. less
  4. cooking
  5. at home
  6. has changed
  7. food
  8. air

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A (1) ___________________ 4,343 people about life after lockdown. The (2) ___________________. Only nine per cent of people want life to (3) ___________________. Over half of people (54%) (4) ___________________ how they live. A researcher said: "There (5) ___________________ [desire] for change, and for the nation to learn (6) ___________________."

Most people said (7) ___________________. Just over half noticed cleaner air, and 27 per cent (8) ___________________ animals. People may (9) ___________________ and work from home after the lockdown. More (10) ___________________ and not buying (11) ___________________. People are trying new things at home, in their work (12) ___________________ people.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Asurveycompanyasked4,343peopleaboutlifeafterlockdown.Theans
wersweresurprising.Onlyninepercentofpeoplewantlifetoreturnto"no
rmal".Overhalfofpeople(54%)wanttochangehowtheylive.Aresearch
ersaid:"Thereisareal[desire]forchange,andforthenationtolearnfrom
thiscrisis."Mostpeoplesaidlifehaschanged.Justoverhalfnoticedclean
erair,and27percenthaveseenmoreanimals.Peoplemayusecarslessa
ndworkfromhomeafterthelockdown.Morepeoplearecookingandnotb
uyingready-madefood.Peoplearetryingnewthingsathome,intheirw
orkandwithotherpeople.

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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