The Reading / Listening - Netflix - Level 0

The number of new Netflix subscribers doubled in the past three months. It said 15.77 million new subscribers signed up. This is because of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people are watching films and TV shows. Netflix is now one of the world's most valuable companies.



Netflix said the increase is temporary and would go down after lockdown. It said membership growth would slow down. It added: "The coronavirus has reached every corner of the world and...no one knows how or when this terrible crisis will end." Netflix will produce more new shows in the future.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Netflix - Level 1 Netflix - Level 2   or  Netflix - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/apr/21/netflix-new-subscribers-covid-19-lockdown
  • https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/netflix-gains-158-million-customers-amid-coronavirus-lockdowns-a4420526.html
  • https://www.ft.com/content/f9bf15cd-12fe-4b99-9640-4ff94c1af905


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. The number of new Netflix
  2. doubled in the
  3. new subscribers signed
  4. because of the coronavirus
  5. Millions
  6. watching films
  7. Netflix is now
  8. the world's most valuable
  1. and TV shows
  2. up
  3. companies
  4. past three months
  5. one
  6. subscribers
  7. of people
  8. pandemic

Paragraph 2

  1. Netflix said the increase
  2. go down after
  3. membership
  4. slow
  5. reached every
  6. when this terrible
  7. Netflix will produce more
  8. in the
  1. new shows
  2. growth
  3. corner of the world
  4. future
  5. lockdown
  6. down
  7. is temporary
  8. crisis will end

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ Netflix subscribers (2) ___________________ past three months. It said 15.77 million new (3) ___________________. This is because of (4) ___________________. Millions of people are (5) ___________________ TV shows. Netflix is now one of the (6) ___________________ companies.

Netflix said (7) ___________________ temporary and would go (8) ___________________. It said membership (9) ___________________ down. It added: "The coronavirus has reached (10) ___________________ the world and...no one knows how or when (11) ___________________ will end." Netflix will produce more new shows (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThenumberofnewNetflixsubscribersdoubledinthepastthreemonths.
Itsaid15.77millionnewsubscriberssignedup.Thisisbecauseofthecoro
naviruspandemic.MillionsofpeoplearewatchingfilmsandTVshows.Ne
tflixisnowoneoftheworld'smostvaluablecompanies.Netflixsaidtheinc
reaseistemporaryandwouldgodownafterlockdown.Itsaidmembershi
pgrowthwouldslowdown.Itadded:"Thecoronavirushasreachedevery
corneroftheworldand...nooneknowshoworwhenthisterriblecrisiswill
end."Netflixwillproducemorenewshowsinthefuture.

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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