The Reading / Listening - Health Workers - Level 0

France agreed a pay rise of $9 billion for its health workers. Workers will get $208 more in pay each month. The pay rise was to thank workers for their work in the coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister called it "a historic moment" Millions of French people clapped nurses and doctors during the pandemic.



Monday's announcement was on the day before France's national day. Health workers were at a ceremony in Paris. Unions asked them to stay away as a protest. The unions want the government to protect staff more. The government said it would do more. It said the pay rise was a "way of catching up for years of delay".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Health Workers - Level 1 Health Workers - Level 2   or  Health Workers - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.france24.com/en/20200713-france-raises-pay-for-health-care-workers-by-more-than-%E2%82%AC8-billion
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/coronavirus-france-pay-rise-health-workers-jean-castex-a9617221.html
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53398208


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. France agreed
  2. $9 billion
  3. Workers will
  4. The pay rise was to
  5. their work in the coronavirus
  6. a historic
  7. people clapped
  8. during the
  1. get $208 more
  2. thank workers
  3. pandemic
  4. pandemic
  5. nurses and doctors
  6. for its health workers
  7. a pay rise
  8. moment

Paragraph 2

  1. Monday's announcement was on
  2. France's national
  3. at a
  4. stay away as
  5. protect staff
  6. The government said it
  7. a way of catching
  8. years of
  1. ceremony
  2. up
  3. more
  4. delay
  5. day
  6. a protest
  7. the day before
  8. would do more

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France agreed a (1) ___________________ $9 billion for its health workers. Workers will get $208 (2) ___________________ each month. The pay rise (3) ___________________ workers for their work in (4) ___________________. The Prime Minister called it "(5) ___________________" Millions of French people (6) ___________________ doctors during the pandemic.

Monday's announcement was on (7) ___________________ France's national day. Health workers were at (8) ___________________ Paris. Unions asked (9) ___________________ away as a protest. The unions want the government (10) ___________________ more. The government said it (11) ___________________. It said the pay rise was a "way of catching up for (12) ___________________".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Franceagreedapayriseof$9billionforitshealthworkers.Workerswillge
t$208moreinpayeachmonth.Thepayrisewastothankworkersfortheir
workinthecoronaviruspandemic.ThePrimeMinistercalledit"ahistoric
moment"MillionsofFrenchpeopleclappednursesanddoctorsduringth
epandemic.Monday'sannouncementwasonthedaybeforeFrance'sna
tionalday.HealthworkerswereataceremonyinParis.Unionsaskedthe
mtostayawayasaprotest.Theunionswantthegovernmenttoprotectst
affmore.Thegovernmentsaiditwoulddomore.Itsaidthepayrisewasa"
wayofcatchingupforyearsofdelay".

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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Answers

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