The Reading / Listening - Google Meet - Level 0

Google made its Meet video conferencing better. Users can now see 16 people on their screen and not four. More people around the world are using video chat. People are speaking to family and friends during lockdown; companies are having online meetings; and schools changed from classroom teaching to online teaching.



Meet will help millions of people in lockdown. Google wrote: "Remote work has become increasingly necessary for public safety." Google says Meet lets people "share and be productive". New features will come soon. People can block out the background noise from typing. Users can also make the video quality better.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Google Meet - Level 1 Google Meet - Level 2   or  Google Meet - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/google-meet-update-takes-the-fight-to-zoom
  • https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/21231294/google-meet-gallery-tiled-view-roll-out-globally-zoom
  • https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/productivity-collaboration/introducing-tiled-view-and-other-top-requested-features-in-google-meet


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. video
  2. see 16 people
  3. More people around
  4. video
  5. speaking to family
  6. companies are having
  7. schools changed from
  8. online
  1. and friends
  2. the world
  3. teaching
  4. classroom teaching
  5. on their screen
  6. chat
  7. conferencing
  8. online meetings

Paragraph 2

  1. help millions of people in
  2. Remote work has become increasingly
  3. public
  4. Google says Meet lets
  5. be
  6. New features will
  7. background noise
  8. make the video
  1. from typing
  2. safety
  3. come soon
  4. necessary
  5. quality better
  6. people share
  7. lockdown
  8. productive

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Google made its Meet (1) ___________________. Users can now see 16 people on their screen (2) ___________________. More people around the world are (3) ___________________. People are (4) ___________________ and friends during lockdown; (5) ___________________ online meetings; and schools changed from classroom teaching (6) ___________________.

Meet will help (7) ___________________ in lockdown. Google wrote: "(8) ___________________ become increasingly necessary (9) ___________________." Google says Meet lets people "share and be productive". New features (10) ___________________. People can (11) ___________________ background noise from typing. Users can also make the (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

GooglemadeitsMeetvideoconferencingbetter.Userscannowsee16pe
opleontheirscreenandnotfour.Morepeoplearoundtheworldareusingv
ideochat.Peoplearespeakingtofamilyandfriendsduringlockdown;co
mpaniesarehavingonlinemeetings;andschoolschangedfromclassro
omteachingtoonlineteaching.Meetwillhelpmillionsofpeopleinlockdo
wn.Googlewrote:"Remoteworkhasbecomeincreasinglynecessaryfor
publicsafety."GooglesaysMeetletspeople"shareandbeproductive".N
ewfeatureswillcomesoon.Peoplecanblockoutthebackgroundnoisefro
mtyping.Userscanalsomakethevideoqualitybetter.

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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(m) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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