The Reading / Listening - Belly Dancing - Level 0

A belly dancer is in prison in Egypt. Police arrested Sama el-Masry and a court gave her three years. She posted belly dancing videos on the website TikTok. Police called the videos "immoral". They said Sama was damaging Egypt's morals. This is because the videos were "sexy".



Sama el-Masry is 42 years old. She is also an actress. She starred in a movie about the bad treatment of female workers. Many people talked about women in the workplace. A lawyer in Egypt said it was difficult for the country to keep society safe. She said changes in technology brought many problems.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Belly Dancing - Level 1 Belly Dancing - Level 2   or  Belly Dancing - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.arabnews.com/node/1696436/middle-east
  • https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/89022/Sama-el-Masry-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison-on
  • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/egypt-court-jails-belly-dancer-debauchery-tiktok-post-200628004134084.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. A belly dancer is in
  2. olice arrested
  3. a court gave her
  4. She posted
  5. on the website
  6. Police called the
  7. damaging Egypt's
  8. the videos were
  1. belly dancing videos
  2. three years
  3. videos "immoral"
  4. "sexy"
  5. Sama el-Masry
  6. TikTok
  7. prison
  8. morals

Paragraph 2

  1. Sama el-Masry is
  2. She is also an
  3. She starred in a
  4. the bad treatment of
  5. Many people talked about women
  6. A lawyer in Egypt said
  7. keep society
  8. changes in
  1. technology
  2. female workers
  3. it was difficult
  4. movie
  5. 42 years old
  6. safe
  7. actress
  8. in the workplace

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A belly dancer (1) ___________________ in Egypt. Police arrested Sama el-Masry and (2) ___________________ her three years. (3) ___________________ dancing videos on the website TikTok. Police (4) ___________________ "immoral". They said Sama was (5) ___________________. This is because the (6) ___________________.

Sama el-Masry is 42 years old. (7) ___________________ an actress. She (8) ___________________ movie about the bad treatment (9) __________________. Many people talked about women (10) ___________________. A lawyer in Egypt said it was (11) ___________________ country to keep society safe. She said changes in technology (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AbellydancerisinprisoninEgypt.PolicearrestedSamael-Masryandac
ourtgaveherthreeyears.Shepostedbellydancingvideosonthewebsite
TikTok.Policecalledthevideos"immoral".TheysaidSamawasdamagin
gEgypt'smorals.Thisisbecausethevideoswere"sexy".Samael-Masryi
s42yearsold.Sheisalsoanactress.Shestarredinamovieaboutthebadt
reatmentoffemaleworkers.Manypeopletalkedaboutwomeninthewor
kplace.AlawyerinEgyptsaiditwasdifficultforthecountrytokeepsociety
safe.Shesaidchangesintechnologybroughtmanyproblems.

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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