The Reading / Listening - Border Dispute - Level 4

China and India resolved a tense border dispute. There were weeks of tit-for-tat attacks between the world's two most populous nations. The attacks between the nuclear powers took place along their Himalaya border. Chinese and Indian officials met in an area next to the border. They agreed to "peacefully resolve" their dispute in a "cordial" meeting. Both sides agreed to peacefully resolve the situation and follow "various bilateral agreements".



The disputed area is called the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It was created in 1993 and is one of the world's longest borders. Conflicts have taken place since a China-India war in 1962. The icy terrain along the LAC means the border keeps moving. It is difficult to know what areas belong to which country. Both sides agreed that an early resolution would contribute to the further development of their relationship.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Border Dispute - Level 5 or  Border Dispute - Level 6

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/07/asia/china-india-intl-hnk/index.html
  • https://www.arabnews.com/node/1686386/world
  • https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/india-and-china-agree-to-peacefully-resolve-border-tensions.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. resolved a tense
  2. the world's two most
  3. took place along their
  4. officials met in an area
  5. peacefully resolve
  6. Both sides
  7. peacefully
  8. follow various bilateral
  1. next to the border
  2. resolve the situation
  3. populous nations
  4. agreements
  5. Himalaya border
  6. their dispute
  7. agreed
  8. border dispute

Paragraph 2

  1. The disputed
  2. One of the world's
  3. Conflicts have taken place since
  4. The icy terrain
  5. the border keeps
  6. difficult to know what areas belong
  7. an early
  8. the further development
  1. to which country
  2. a China-India war
  3. of their relationship
  4. longest borders
  5. resolution
  6. area
  7. moving
  8. along the LAC

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

China and India (1) ___________________ border dispute. There were weeks (2) ___________________ between the world's two most populous nations. The attacks between the nuclear powers (3) ___________________ their Himalaya border. Chinese and Indian officials met (4) ___________________ next to the border. They agreed to "peacefully resolve" (5) ___________________ a "cordial" meeting. Both sides agreed to peacefully (6) ___________________ and follow "various bilateral agreements".

The (7) ___________________ called the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It was created in 1993 and is one of the (8) ___________________. Conflicts have taken place since a China-India war in 1962. The (9) ___________________ the LAC means the (10) ___________________. It is difficult to know what areas belong to which country. Both (11) ___________________ an early resolution would contribute to the further development (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ChinaandIndiaresolvedatenseborderdispute.Therewereweeksoftit-
for-tatattacksbetweentheworld'stwomostpopulousnations.Theatta
cksbetweenthenuclearpowerstookplacealongtheirHimalayaborder.
ChineseandIndianofficialsmetinanareanexttotheborder.Theyagree
dto"peacefullyresolve"theirdisputeina"cordial"meeting.Bothsidesa
greedtopeacefullyresolvethesituationandfollow"variousbilateralagr
eements".ThedisputedareaiscalledtheLineofActualControl(LAC).Itw
ascreatedin1993andisoneoftheworld'slongestborders.Conflictshav
etakenplacesinceaChina-Indiawarin1962.TheicyterrainalongtheLA
Cmeanstheborderkeepsmoving.Itisdifficulttoknowwhatareasbelon
gtowhichcountry.Bothsidesagreedthatanearlyresolutionwouldcontr
ibutetothefurtherdevelopmentoftheirrelationship.

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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