The Reading / Listening - Black Lives Matter - Level 0

Black Lives Matter protests have spread worldwide. People held "Black Lives Matter" signs. They wore T-shirts with words like "I can't breathe" and "Silence is violence". Canada's leader joined an anti-racism protest. He took the knee. Similar protests took place in many other countries to support equality.



People explained why they protested. One person said: "I have come down in support of black people who have been ill-treated for many, many, many, many, years." Another said: "We are all human beings. There should be fairness for all of us." Another marcher said we need to talk about race if we want an equal society.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Black Lives Matter - Level 1 Black Lives Matter - Level 2   or  Black Lives Matter - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-global/your-pain-is-my-pain-global-anti-racism-protests-rage-idUSKBN23C289
  • https://www.dw.com/en/germany-thousands-attend-anti-racism-protests-honoring-george-floyd/a-53700909
  • https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200607_05/


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. protests have spread
  2. People held "Black Lives Matter"
  3. They wore
  4. words like
  5. joined an anti-racism
  6. He took the
  7. Similar protests took
  8. to support
  1. knee
  2. "I can't breathe"
  3. equality
  4. signs
  5. place
  6. worldwide
  7. protest
  8. T-shirts

Paragraph 2

  1. People explained
  2. I have come down in support
  3. people who have been ill-
  4. many, many, many,
  5. We are all human
  6. There should be fairness
  7. we need to talk
  8. we want an
  1. of black people
  2. about race
  3. beings
  4. equal society
  5. treated
  6. years
  7. for all of us
  8. why they protested

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Black Lives Matter (1) ___________________ worldwide. People held "Black Lives Matter" signs. (2) ___________________ with words like "(3) ___________________" and "Silence is violence". Canada's (4) ___________________ anti-racism protest. He         (5) ___________________. Similar protests took place in many other countries (6) ___________________.

People explained (7) ___________________. One person said: "I have (8) ___________________ support of black people who have (9) ___________________ for many, many, many, many, years." Another said: "We are (10) ___________________. There should be fairness for (11) ___________________." Another marcher said we need to talk about race if we want (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

BlackLivesMatterprotestshavespreadworldwide.Peopleheld"BlackLi
vesMatter"signs.TheyworeT-shirtswithwordslike"Ican'tbreathe"and
"Silenceisviolence".Canada'sleaderjoinedananti-racismprotest.Het
ooktheknee.Similarproteststookplaceinmanyothercountriestosupp
ortequality.Peopleexplainedwhytheyprotested.Onepersonsaid:"Iha
vecomedowninsupportofblackpeoplewhohavebeenill-treatedform
any,many,many,many,years."Anothersaid:"Weareallhumanbeings
.Thereshouldbefairnessforallofus."Anothermarchersaidweneedtota
lkaboutraceifwewantanequalsociety.

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) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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