The Reading / Listening - Working At Home - Level 0

Twitter has told employees they can work from home forever. Workers can work from home even after the pandemic ends. Twitter will decide when to open its offices. That will not be before September. Workers will decide when to go back. When offices open, it will be "careful" and "office by office".



Twitter is in a good position for workers to work at home. Workers can use Zoom to have meetings. Twitter can help workers at home very quickly. Its workers can work from anywhere. Workers have successfully worked at home for a few months. Twitter said, "if they want to continue to do so forever," they can.

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Sources
  • https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-employees-can-work-home-forever-ceo-says-n1205346
  • https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/12/twitter-tells-employees-they-can-work-from-home-forever.html
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52628119


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. they can work
  2. even after the pandemic
  3. Twitter will decide
  4. open
  5. That will not be before
  6. Workers will decide
  7. it will be
  8. office by
  1. September
  2. careful
  3. from home forever
  4. office
  5. its offices
  6. ends
  7. when to go back
  8. when

Paragraph 2

  1. workers to work at
  2. Twitter is in a good
  3. have
  4. help workers at home very
  5. work from
  6. worked at home
  7. if they
  8. continue to do
  1. for a few months
  2. quickly
  3. want to
  4. position
  5. so forever
  6. home
  7. anywhere
  8. meetings

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Twitter (1) ___________________ they can work from home forever. Workers (2) ___________________ home even after (3) ___________________. Twitter will decide when (4) ___________________ offices. That will not be before September. Workers (5) ___________________ to go back. When offices open, it will (6) ___________________ "office by office".

Twitter is in (7) ___________________ for workers to work at home. Workers can use Zoom (8) ___________________. Twitter can help workers (9) ___________________ quickly. Its workers can (10) ___________________. Workers have successfully worked at home (11) ___________________ months. Twitter said, "if they want to continue (12) ___________________ forever," they can.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Twitterhastoldemployeestheycanworkfromhomeforever.Workersca
nworkfromhomeevenafterthepandemicends.Twitterwilldecidewhen
toopenitsoffices.ThatwillnotbebeforeSeptember.Workerswilldecide
whentogoback.Whenofficesopen,itwillbe"careful"and"officebyoffice
".Twitterisinagoodpositionforworkerstoworkathome.Workerscanus
eZoomtohavemeetings.Twittercanhelpworkersathomeveryquickly.
Itsworkerscanworkfromanywhere.Workershavesuccessfullyworked
athomeforafewmonths.Twittersaid,"iftheywanttocontinuetodosofor
ever,"theycan.

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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