The Reading / Listening - Lockdown - Level 1

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



Most people noticed big changes because of the lockdown. Just over half (51%) noticed cleaner air, and 27 per cent have seen more wildlife. People may use cars less after the lockdown and more people may work from home. Many people now value food more and are cooking and not buying ready-made meals. The researcher said: "People are trying new things and noticing differences at home, in their work and in communities."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Lockdown - Level 0 Lockdown - Level 2   or  Lockdown - Level 3

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. There is a survey about life
  2. A market research
  3. The answers were
  4. people want life to
  5. after the pandemic is
  6. Over half of
  7. they want to change how
  8. learn from this
  1. they live
  2. crisis
  3. return to normal
  4. company
  5. people
  6. after lockdown
  7. over
  8. surprising

Paragraph 2

  1. Most people noticed big
  2. cleaner
  3. more people may work
  4. people now
  5. not buying ready-
  6. People are trying
  7. noticing differences
  8. in their work and in
  1. new things
  2. value food more
  3. communities
  4. from home
  5. at home
  6. changes
  7. made meals
  8. air

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is (1) ___________________ life after lockdown. A market research company asked 4,343 (2) ___________________. The answers were surprising. Nine per cent (3) ___________________ life to return to "normal" after the (4) ___________________. Over half of people (54%) said they want to change how they live. The lead researcher said: "This (5) ___________________ is a real [desire] for change, and for the nation to learn (6) ___________________."

Most people (7) ___________________ because of the lockdown. Just over half (51%) (8) ___________________, and 27 per cent have seen more wildlife. People may (9) ___________________ after the lockdown and more people may work from home. Many people (10) ___________________ more and are cooking and not buying (11) ___________________. The researcher said: "People are trying new things and noticing differences at home, in their work (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thereisasurveyaboutlifeafterlockdown.Amarketresearchcompanya
sked4,343peopleaboutthis.Theanswersweresurprising.Ninepercent
ofpeoplewantlifetoreturnto"normal"afterthepandemicisover.Overh
alfofpeople(54%)saidtheywanttochangehowtheylive.Theleadresea
rchersaid:"Thisdatashowsthereisareal[desire]forchange,andforthe
nationtolearnfromthiscrisis."Mostpeoplenoticedbigchangesbecause
ofthelockdown.Justoverhalf(51%)noticedcleanerair,and27percent
haveseenmorewildlife.Peoplemayusecarslessafterthelockdownand
morepeoplemayworkfromhome.Manypeoplenowvaluefoodmorean
darecookingandnotbuyingready-mademeals.Theresearchersaid:"
Peoplearetryingnewthingsandnoticingdifferencesathome,intheirwo
rkandincommunities."

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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