The Reading / Listening - Digital Nomads - Level 2

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



Antigua and Barbuda joins a list of other nations offering people the chance to experience a different way of life. Countries like Barbados and Estonia have set up similar programmes recently. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country had many attractions. It has high-speed Internet and world-class telecommunications. This means you can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office or home. The country has great accommodation, amazing restaurants, beaches, historic sites, beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and deep sea diving.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Digital Nomads - Level 0 Digital Nomads - Level 1   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. places
  3. people will come and
  4. offering a two-year
  5. people who can work anywhere
  6. available for anyone who
  7. To be eligible
  8. n income of at least
  1. for the visa
  2. work there
  3. in the world
  4. wants to work
  5. of work
  6. $50,000 per year
  7. luxury
  8. work visa

Paragraph 2

  1. a list of
  2. offering people
  3. experience a different
  4. set up similar
  5. his country had many
  6. It has high-
  7. you can work in any part
  8. beautiful
  1. speed Internet
  2. way of life
  3. attractions
  4. scenery
  5. other nations
  6. of the world
  7. the chance
  8. programmes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Islands in the Caribbean are (1) ___________________, not for being places of work. However the nation of Antigua and Barbuda is hoping people will (2) ___________________ there for two years. It is offering a two-year work visa for "digital nomads" - people who can (3) ___________________ the world on their computer. The new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" (4) ___________________ anyone who wants to work in paradise. To be eligible for the visa, workers must have (5) ___________________ at least $50,000 per year. They must also be able to look after any (6) ___________________ the programme for two years.

Antigua and Barbuda (7) ___________________ of other nations offering people the chance to experience a (8) ___________________ life. Countries like Barbados and Estonia have (9) ___________________ programmes recently. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country (10) ___________________. It has high-speed Internet and world-class telecommunications. This means you can work (11) ___________________ of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office or home. The country has great accommodation, amazing restaurants, beaches, historic sites, (12) ___________________, water sports, fishing and deep sea diving.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

IslandsintheCaribbeanarefamousforluxury,notforbeingplacesofwor
k.HoweverthenationofAntiguaandBarbudaishopingpeoplewillcomea
ndworktherefortwoyears.Itisofferingatwo-yearworkvisafor"digita
lnomads"-peoplewhocanworkanywhereintheworldontheircompu
ter.Thenew"NomadDigitalResidenceProgramme"isavailableforanyo
newhowantstoworkinparadise.Tobeeligibleforthevisa,workersmust
haveanincomeofatleast$50,000peryear.Theymustalsobeabletolook
afteranyfamilymembersontheprogrammefortwoyears.AntiguaandB
arbudajoinsalistofothernationsofferingpeoplethechancetoexperienc
eadifferentwayoflife.CountrieslikeBarbadosandEstoniahavesetupsi
milarprogrammesrecently.AntiguaandBarbuda'sPrimeMinistersaid
hiscountryhadmanyattractions.Ithashigh-speedInternetandworld-
classtelecommunications.Thismeansyoucanworkinanypartofthewo
rldfromAntiguaasifyouwereinyourofficeorhome.Thecountryhasgrea
taccommodation,amazingrestaurants,beaches,historicsites,beautif
ulscenery,gyms,watersports,fishinganddeepseadiving.

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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