The Reading / Listening - Digital Nomads - Level 0

Caribbean islands are famous for luxury, not work. However the nation of Antigua and Barbuda wants people to work there for two years. It has a two-year work visa for "digital nomads". These are people who can work anywhere on their computer. The visa is for anyone who has an income of at least $50,000 per year.



Other countries have set up similar programmes. They want people to experience a different way of life. Antigua and Barbuda has many attractions, like high-speed Internet. Antigua has many activities. It has great accommodation, amazing restaurants, beaches, historic sites, beautiful scenery and deep sea diving.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Digital Nomads - Level 1 Digital Nomads - Level 2   or  Digital Nomads - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/antigua-barbuda-digital-nomad-visa
  • https://www.insider.com/remote-work-caribbean-antigua-and-barbuda-2020-10
  • https://www.loopcayman.com/content/now-you-can-work-antigua-and-barbuda-digital-nomad-0


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. Caribbean islands are famous
  2. work there
  3. It has a two-year
  4. digital
  5. people who can
  6. on their
  7. anyone who has
  8. at least $50,000
  1. an income
  2. work visa
  3. nomads
  4. per year
  5. computer
  6. for luxury
  7. work anywhere
  8. for two years

Paragraph 2

  1. set up similar
  2. experience a different
  3. Antigua and Barbuda has
  4. high-speed
  5. amazing
  6. historic
  7. beautiful
  8. deep sea
  1. diving
  2. Internet
  3. way of life
  4. scenery
  5. many attractions
  6. restaurants
  7. programmes
  8. sites

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Caribbean (1) ___________________ for luxury, not work. However (2) ___________________ Antigua and Barbuda wants people (3) ___________________ for two years. It has a two-year (4) ___________________ "digital nomads". These are people who can (5) ___________________ their computer. The visa is for anyone who has (6) ___________________ at least $50,000 per year.

Other countries (7) ___________________ similar programmes. They (8) ___________________ experience a different way of life. Antigua and Barbuda (9) ___________________, like high-speed Internet. Antigua (10) ___________________. It has great accommodation, amazing restaurants, (11) __________________, beautiful scenery and (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Caribbeanislandsarefamousforluxury,notwork.Howeverthenationof
AntiguaandBarbudawantspeopletoworktherefortwoyears.Ithasatw
o-yearworkvisafor"digitalnomads".Thesearepeoplewhocanworkan
ywhereontheircomputer.Thevisaisforanyonewhohasanincomeofatl
east$50,000peryear.Othercountrieshavesetupsimilarprogrammes.
Theywantpeopletoexperienceadifferentwayoflife.AntiguaandBarbu
dahasmanyactivities,likehigh-speedInternet.Antiguahasmanyat
tractions.Ithasgreataccommodation,amazingrestaurants,beaches,
historicsites,beautifulsceneryanddeepseadiving.

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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