The Reading / Listening - Digital Nomads - Level 1

Caribbean islands are famous for luxury, not for work. However the nation of Antigua and Barbuda wants people to work there for two years. It is offering a two-year work visa for "digital nomads" - people who can work anywhere on their computer. The new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" is available for anyone who has an income of at least $50,000 per year. They must also be able to look after any family members for two years.



Other countries like Barbados and Estonia have set up similar programmes recently. They want to give people the chance to experience a different way of life. Antigua and Barbuda has many attractions, like high-speed Internet. This means you can work anywhere in the world from Antigua as if you were at home. The country 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 0 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. famous for
  2. people to work there
  3. It is offering a two-year
  4. digital
  5. work anywhere
  6. available for anyone who
  7. at least
  8. family
  1. work visa
  2. members
  3. on their computer
  4. for two years
  5. $50,000 per year
  6. luxury
  7. nomads
  8. has an income

Paragraph 2

  1. set up similar
  2. chance to experience a different
  3. high-
  4. you can work anywhere
  5. as if you were at
  6. The country has great
  7. beautiful
  8. deep sea
  1. home
  2. in the world
  3. way of life
  4. diving
  5. scenery
  6. programmes
  7. accommodation
  8. speed Internet

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Caribbean islands (1) ___________________ luxury, not for work. However (2) ___________________ Antigua and Barbuda wants people to work there for two years. It (3) ___________________ two-year work visa for "digital nomads" - people who can work (4) ___________________ computer. The new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" is available for anyone who has an income (5) ___________________ $50,000 per year. They must also be able to look after any family members (6) ___________________.

Other countries like Barbados and Estonia have (7) ___________________ programmes recently. They want to give people the chance to experience (8) ___________________ of life. Antigua and Barbuda (9) ___________________, like high-speed Internet. This means you can work (10) ___________________ world from Antigua as if you (11) ___________________. The country has great accommodation, amazing restaurants, beaches, historic sites, beautiful (12) ___________________ sea diving.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Caribbeanislandsarefamousforluxury,notforwork.Howeverthenatio
nofAntiguaandBarbudawantspeopletoworktherefortwoyears.Itisoff
eringatwo-yearworkvisafor"digitalnomads"-peoplewhocanworkan
ywhereontheircomputer.Thenew"NomadDigitalResidenceProgram
me"isavailableforanyonewhohasanincomeofatleast$50,000peryear
.Theymustalsobeabletolookafteranyfamilymembersfortwoyears.Ot
hercountrieslikeBarbadosandEstoniahavesetupsimilarprogrammes
recently.Theywanttogivepeoplethechancetoexperienceadifferentw
ayoflife.AntiguaandBarbudahasmanyattractions,likehigh-speedInt
ernet.ThismeansyoucanworkanywhereintheworldfromAntiguaasify
ouwereathome.Thecountryhasgreataccommodation,amazingresta
urants,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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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