The Reading / Listening - Air Bridges - Level 0

The word "air bridge" has a new meaning. It means a way for people to travel safely between countries in the coronavirus pandemic. Countries that feel safe in the coronavirus are making air bridges. The U.K. wants to have them. People travelling to the UK using an air bridge would not need to quarantine.



Travellers to the UK must tell the government their phone number and their address. Anyone who does not quarantine for 14 days will get a fine. The UK wants to open to people from France, Greece, Portugal and Spain. A newspaper said this would be good for the UK economy. The UK also wants an air bridge with Australia.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Air Bridges - Level 1 Air Bridges - Level 2   or  Air Bridges - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-bridges/uk-pm-to-announce-deals-for-air-bridges-with-few-countries-on-june-29-telegraph-idUSKBN23P3MO
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/20/spain-to-freely-welcome-britons-without-14-day-covid-19-quarantine
  • https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/06/what-is-an-air-bridge-and-why-are


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 word "air bridge" has
  2. a way for people
  3. in the coronavirus
  4. Countries that feel
  5. The U.K. wants
  6. People travelling
  7. using an
  8. need to
  1. air bridge
  2. safe
  3. quarantine
  4. to the UK
  5. pandemic
  6. a new meaning
  7. to travel safely
  8. to have them

Paragraph 2

  1. Travellers to
  2. tell the
  3. phone
  4. Anyone who does not quarantine
  5. get a
  6. The UK wants to
  7. this would be good
  8. The UK also wants
  1. fine
  2. the UK
  3. an air bridge
  4. number
  5. for the UK economy
  6. government
  7. open
  8. for 14 days

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The word "air bridge" (1) ___________________ meaning. It means a (2) ___________________ to travel safely (3) ___________________ the coronavirus pandemic. Countries that (4) ___________________ the coronavirus are making air bridges. The U.K. wants (5) ___________________. People travelling to the UK using an air bridge would (6) ___________________ quarantine.

Travellers to the UK (7) ___________________ government their phone (8) ___________________ address. Anyone who does not quarantine for 14 days will (9) __________________. The UK wants to (10) ___________________ from France, Greece, Portugal and Spain. A newspaper said (11) ___________________ good for the UK economy. The UK (12) ___________________ air bridge with Australia.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theword"airbridge"hasanewmeaning.Itmeansawayforpeopletotrav
elsafelybetweencountriesinthecoronaviruspandemic.Countriesthatf
eelsafeinthecoronavirusaremakingairbridges.TheU.K.wantstohavet
hem.PeopletravellingtotheUKusinganairbridgewouldnotneedtoquar
antine.TravellerstotheUKmusttellthegovernmenttheirphonenumbe
randtheiraddress.Anyonewhodoesnotquarantinefor14dayswillgetaf
ine.TheUKwantstoopentopeoplefromFrance,Greece,PortugalandSp
ain.AnewspapersaidthiswouldbegoodfortheUKeconomy.TheUKalso
wantsanairbridgewithAustralia.

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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