The Reading / Listening - the Arts - Level 0

The UK will give $2 billion to help its arts industry. This will help theatres, concert halls, galleries, museums and other venues. It will help actors, writers, composers, make-up artists and staff with no jobs because of the coronavirus. The money will help important cultural organisations "hit hard by the pandemic".



The UK is world famous for arts. Millions of tourists go to see the UK's plays, musicals, exhibitions and concerts. The arts are "the beating heart" of the UK. The UK said: "Our arts and culture are the soul of our nation. They make our country great. They are the centre of our world-beating and fast growing creative industries."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    the Arts - Level 1 the Arts - Level 2   or  the Arts - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.gov.uk/government/news/157-billion-investment-to-protect-britains-world-class-cultural-arts-and-heritage-institutions
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/05/boris-johnson-uk-lifeline-arts-heritage-sector-afloat
  • https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/05/boris-unveils-1570000000-rescue-fund-theatres-museums-galleries-12949483/


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. give $2 billion to help
  2. galleries, museums and
  3. It will help
  4. make-up
  5. no jobs because
  6. The money will
  7. important cultural
  8. hit hard by
  1. help
  2. artists
  3. the pandemic
  4. other venues
  5. organisations
  6. its arts industry
  7. of the coronavirus
  8. actors

Paragraph 2

  1. The UK is world famous
  2. Millions of tourists
  3. exhibitions and
  4. the beating
  5. Our arts
  6. the soul of our
  7. They make our country
  8. fast growing
  1. heart
  2. great
  3. for arts
  4. creative industries
  5. concerts
  6. and culture
  7. nation
  8. go

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK will give $2 billion (1) ___________________ arts industry. This (2) ___________________, concert halls, galleries, museums (3) ___________________. It will help actors, writers, composers, make-up artists and staff (4) ___________________ because of the coronavirus. The (5) ___________________ important cultural organisations "(6) ___________________ the pandemic".

The UK is world (7) ___________________. Millions of tourists go (8) ___________________ UK's plays, musicals, exhibitions and concerts. The arts are "(9) ___________________" of the UK. The UK said: "Our (10) ___________________ are the soul of our nation. They make (11) ___________________. They are the centre of our world-beating (12) ___________________ creative industries."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKwillgive$2billiontohelpitsartsindustry.Thiswillhelptheatres,co
ncerthalls,galleries,museumsandothervenues.Itwillhelpactors,writ
ers,composers,make-upartistsandstaffwithnojobsbecauseofthec
oronavirus.Themoneywillhelpimportantculturalorganisations"hitha
rdbythepandemic".TheUKisworldfamousforarts.Millionsoftouristsgo
toseetheUK'splays,musicals,exhibitionsandconcerts.Theartsare"th
ebeatingheart"oftheUK.TheUKsaid:"Ourartsandculturearethesoulof
ournation.Theymakeourcountrygreat.Theyarethecentreofourworld
-beatingandfastgrowingcreativeindustries."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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