The Reading / Listening - Digital Nomads - Level 3

Islands in the Caribbean Sea are famous for luxury holidays, not for being places of work. However the two-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is hoping people will come and live and work there for two years. Its government is offering a two-year work visa for "digital nomads". These are people who can work anywhere in the world via their laptop computer. The nation's new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" is now available for anyone who wants to work in paradise. To be eligible for the visa (and the sun-drenched beaches), workers must have an income of at least $50,000 per year. They must also show they can look after any family members on the programme for two years.



Antigua and Barbuda joins a list of other nations offering remote workers the chance to experience a different way of life. Countries like Georgia, Barbados, Estonia and Bermuda have all set up similar programmes in the past year. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country boasted many attractions for workers. He said it has high-speed Internet and a world-class telecommunications system. He said: "This means that you can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office or home." He also said his country has quality accommodation, fantastic restaurants, 365 beaches, historic sites, beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and deep sea diving.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Digital Nomads - Level 0 Digital Nomads - Level 1   or  Digital Nomads - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. DIGITAL NOMADS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about digital nomads. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       islands / luxury / hoping / government / laptop / computer / paradise / income / year
       list / nations / experience / programmes / attractions / office / home / accommodation
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. GLOBAL VISA: Students A strongly believe there should be a global visa to work anywhere in the world; Students B strongly believe the opposite. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. HOLIDAYS: What is good and bad about holidays in these places? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good Things

Bad Things

The beach

 

 

The desert

 

 

The mountains

 

 

A big city

 

 

The countryside

 

 

An island

 

 

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5. LIVE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "live". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. PLACES OF WORK: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • A beach
  • A coffee shop
  • Home
  • An office
  • A park
  • A library
  • An airport
  • A train

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. luxury a. A country.
      2. nation b. The fact of living in a particular place.
      3. visa c. By way of; through.
      4. via d. A piece of paper of stamp in your passport that lets you travel to, work or live in a another country.
      5. residence e. Very, very comfortable and expensive living.
      6. eligible f. Money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments.
      7. income g. Having the right to do or obtain something; satisfying the appropriate conditions.

    Paragraph 2

      8. list h. Extraordinarily good or attractive.
      9. remote i. A number of connected items or names written or printed one after the other, usually one below the other.
      10. set up j. Hotel, guesthouse, etc. where people stay.
      11. attraction k. The natural features of a landscape considered in terms of their appearance, especially when picturesque.
      12. accommodation l. Started.
      13. fantastic m. A place which draws visitors by providing something of interest or pleasure.
      14. scenery n. Is in a place far from the main centers of population; distant.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Caribbean islands are famous for being great places to work.     T / F
  2. There are many islands that form the nation on Antigua and Barbuda.     T / F
  3. A visa called a "digital traveller" visa allows people to live in Antigua.     T / F
  4. People must earn over $50,000 to be able to get the new visa.     T / F
  5. Antigua and Barbuda is not the only nation with such a visa.     T / F
  6. Antigua and Barbuda's leader said his country lacked attractions.     T / F
  7. Antigua and Barbuda has a beach for every day of the year.     T / F
  8. One of the attractions of Antigua and Barbuda is deep sea diving.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. famous
  2. hoping
  3. offering
  4. paradise
  5. income
  6. remote
  7. set up
  8. boasted
  9. accommodation
  10. scenery
  1. providing
  2. start
  3. distant
  4. anticipating
  5. landscapes
  6. earnings
  7. well known
  8. lodging
  9. heaven
  10. possessed

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. famous for luxury
  2. Its government is offering a two-year
  3. work anywhere in the world via
  4. sun-drenched
  5. show they can look after any
  6. offering remote
  7. his country boasted many
  8. a world-class telecommunications
  9. historic
  10. deep sea
  1. work visa
  2. system
  3. family members
  4. workers the chance
  5. sites
  6. their laptop computer
  7. beaches
  8. diving
  9. attractions
  10. holidays

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
via
hoping
after
available
income
visa
luxury
eligible

Islands in the Caribbean Sea are famous for (1) ____________________ holidays, not for being places of work. However the two-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is (2) _____________________ people will come and live and work there for two years. Its government is offering a two-year work (3) _____________________ for "digital nomads". These are people who can work anywhere in the world (4) _____________________ their laptop computer. The nation's new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" is now (5) _____________________ for anyone who wants to work in paradise. To be (6) _____________________ for the visa (and the sun-drenched beaches), workers must have an (7) _____________________ of at least $50,000 per year. They must also show they can look (8) _____________________ any family members on the programme for two years.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
class
list
deep
part
set
quality
boasted
way

Antigua and Barbuda joins a (9) _____________________ of other nations offering remote workers the chance to experience a different (10) _____________________ of life. Countries like Georgia, Barbados, Estonia and Bermuda have all (11) _____________________ up similar programmes in the past year. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country (12) _____________________ many attractions for workers. He said it has high-speed Internet and a world-(13) _____________________ telecommunications system. He said: "This means that you can work in any (14) _____________________ of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office or home." He also said his country has (15) _____________________ accommodation, fantastic restaurants, 365 beaches, historic sites, beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and (16) _____________________ sea diving.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) Islands in the Caribbean Sea are famous for ______
     a.  lacking holidays
     b.  luxury holidays
     c.  laxative holidays
     d.  lacks real holidays
2)  These are people who can work anywhere in the world ______
     a.  vial their laptop
     b.  vile their laptop
     c.  via their laptop
     d.  fire their laptop
3)  now available for anyone who wants to ______
     a.  work by paradise
     b.  work at paradise
     c.  work on paradise
     d.  work in paradise
4)  To be eligible for the visa and the sun-______
     a.  drenched beaches
     b.  clenched beaches
     c.  benched beaches
     d.  trench beaches
5)  They must also show they can look after any family ______ programme
     a.  members on the
     b.  membership on the
     c.  memberships on the
     d.  member son the

6)  Antigua and Barbuda joins a list of other nations offering ______
     a.  remotes workers
     b.  remote control workers
     c.  remotely workers
     d.  remote workers
7) Georgia, Barbados, Estonia and Bermuda have all ______ programmes
     a.  sat up similar
     b.  set up similar
     c.  sit up similar
     d.  soot up similar
8) you can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you ______ office
     a.  be in your
     b.  were in your
     c.  here in your
     d.  there in your
9)  quality accommodation, fantastic restaurants, 365 beaches, ______
     a.  historic styles
     b.  historic stiles
     c.  historic sites
     d.  historic sties
10)  beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and ______
     a.  deep seat diving
     b.  deep sea diving
     c.  deep sear diving
     d.  deep seas diving

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Islands in the Caribbean Sea are (1) ____________________ holidays, not for being places of work. However the two-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is hoping people will come and (2) ____________________ there for two years. Its government is (3) ____________________-year work visa for "digital nomads". These are people who can work anywhere in the world via their laptop computer. The nation's new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" is (4) ____________________ anyone who wants to work in paradise. To be eligible for the visa (and the sun-drenched beaches), workers must (5) ____________________ of at least $50,000 per year. They must also show they can look after any (6) ____________________ the programme for two years.

Antigua and Barbuda joins a (7) ____________________ nations offering remote workers the chance to experience a different way of life. Countries like Georgia, Barbados, Estonia and Bermuda have all (8) ____________________ programmes in the past year. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country (9) ____________________ for workers. He said it has high-speed Internet and (10) ____________________ telecommunications system. He said: "This means that you can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you were in your (11) ____________________." He also said his country has quality accommodation, fantastic restaurants, 365 beaches, historic sites, beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and (12) ____________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. What are Caribbean islands famous for?
  2. How long is the new visa?
  3. Who did the government say the visa is for?
  4. What salary must people earn to get the visa?
  5. Who must people on the visa be able to look after?
  6. What kind of life did the article say remote workers could experience?
  7. What kind of Internet did the Prime Minister mention?
  8. What kind of accommodation does Antigua and Barbuda have?
  9. How many beaches are there in Antigua and Barbuda?
  10. What kind of diving did the article say people could do in Antigua?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What are Caribbean islands famous for?
a) adventure holidays
b) luxury holidays
c) backpacking holidays
d) sightseeing holidays
2) How long is the new visa?
a) five years
b) 18 months
c) a year
d) two years
3) Who did the government say the visa is for?
a) anyone
b) Americans
c) digital nomads
d) people with computers
4) What salary must people earn to get the visa?
a) at least $50,000
b) around $50,000
c) no more than $50,000
d) exactly $50,000
5) Who must people on the visa be able to look after?
a) each other
b) family members
c) the nation's leaders
d) the nation's people

6) What kind of life did the article say remote workers could experience?
a) a different way of life
b) a quiet life
c) an action-packed life
d) a normal life
7) What kind of Internet did the Prime Minister mention?
a) a safe Internet
b) a secure Internet
c) high-speed Internet
d) a normal Internet
8) What kind of accommodation does Antigua and Barbuda have?
a) quality accommodation
b) backpacker accommodation
c) 5-star accommodation
d) dormitory accommodation
9) How many beaches are there in Antigua and Barbuda?
a) 356
b) 635
c) 563
d) 365
10) What kind of diving did the article say people could do in Antigua?
a) pearl diving
b) reef diving
c) deep sea diving
d) offshore diving

Role play

Role  A – A Beach
You think a beach is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): a coffee shop, home or a library.

Role  B – A Coffee Shop
You think a coffee shop is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): a beach, home or a library.

Role  C – Home
You think home is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): a coffee shop, a beach or a library.

Role  D – A Library
You think a library is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): a coffee shop, home or a beach.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'digital'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'nomad'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • luxury
    • hoping
    • offering
    • now
    • eligible
    • family
    • list
    • set
    • attractions
    • class
    • home
    • deep




    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 - Digital Nomads

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'digital'?
    3. What do you know about Caribbean islands?
    4. What would be a luxury holiday for you?
    5. Where in the world would you like to work?
    6. What are the good and bad things about visas?
    7. What are the benefits of being a 'digital nomad'?
    8. Where is paradise for you?
    9. What do you think of 'sun-drenched' beaches?
    10. Are there any negatives to working in paradise?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'nomad'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Would you like to lead a nomadic lifestyle?
    5. What is your country like to work in?
    6. Would you like to experience a different way of life?
    7. How important is high-speed Internet?
    8. Should we always keep the office and home separate?
    9. Which is more important, fantastic restaurants or beautiful scenery?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a digital nomad?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Islands in the Caribbean Sea are (1) ____ for luxury holidays, not for being places of work. However the two-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is (2) ____ people will come and live and work there for two years. Its government is (3) ____ a two-year work visa for "digital nomads". These are people who can work anywhere in the world via their laptop computer. The nation's new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" is now available (4) ____ anyone who wants to work in paradise. To be eligible (5) ____ the visa (and the sun-drenched beaches), workers must have an income of at least $50,000 per year. They must also show they can (6) ____ after any family members on the programme for two years.

    Antigua and Barbuda joins a (7) ____ of other nations offering remote workers the chance to experience a different (8) ____ of life. Countries like Georgia, Barbados, Estonia and Bermuda have all set up similar programmes in the past year. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country (9) ____ many attractions for workers. He said it has high-speed Internet and a world-class telecommunications system. He said: "This means that you can work in any part of the world from Antigua (10) ____ if you were in your office or home." He also said his country has (11) ____ accommodation, fantastic restaurants, 365 beaches, historic sites, beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and (12) ____ sea diving.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     famous     (b)     fame     (c)     famously     (d)     flames    
    2. (a)     hooping     (b)     hopping     (c)     hoping     (d)     hoped    
    3. (a)     offer     (b)     offered     (c)     offering     (d)     offers    
    4. (a)     by     (b)     of     (c)     for     (d)     at    
    5. (a)     by     (b)     of     (c)     for     (d)     at    
    6. (a)     see     (b)     look     (c)     view     (d)     glance    
    7. (a)     folder     (b)     list     (c)     page     (d)     sheet    
    8. (a)     close     (b)     way     (c)     avenue     (d)     boulevard    
    9. (a)     bested     (b)     basted     (c)     boasted     (d)     pasted    
    10. (a)     where     (b)     that     (c)     what     (d)     as    
    11. (a)     cancel     (b)     plan     (c)     website     (d)     quality    
    12. (a)     long     (b)     shallow     (c)     wide     (d)     deep

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    5. rhiciost sites
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    Put the text back together

    (...)  people who can work anywhere in the world via their laptop computer. The nation's new "Nomad Digital Residence Programme" is now
    (...)  work. However the two-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is hoping people will come and live
    (...)  show they can look after any family members on the programme for two years.
    (...)  or home." He also said his country has quality accommodation, fantastic restaurants, 365 beaches, historic
    (...)  and work there for two years. Its government is offering a two-year work visa for "digital nomads". These are
    (...)  year. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country boasted many attractions
    (...)  Antigua and Barbuda joins a list of other nations offering remote workers the chance to experience a different
    (...)  that you can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office
    (...)  for workers. He said it has high-speed Internet and a world-class telecommunications system. He said: "This means
    (...)  way of life. Countries like Georgia, Barbados, Estonia and Bermuda have all set up similar programmes in the past
    1  ) Islands in the Caribbean Sea are famous for luxury holidays, not for being places of
    (...)  drenched beaches), workers must have an income of at least $50,000 per year. They must also
    (...)  sites, beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and deep sea diving.
    (...)  available for anyone who wants to work in paradise. To be eligible for the visa (and the sun-

    Put the words in the right order

    1. are   in   Islands   famous   .   Caribbean   the   Sea
    2. work   and   People   live   and   come   will   there   .
    3. nomads   .   Offering   digital   visa   for   two-year   work   a
    4. the   work   can   world   .   in   who   People   anywhere
    5. can   look   members   .   Show   family   they   after   any
    6. remote   offering   workers   the   chance   .   Other   nations
    7. past   up   year   .   similar   the   programmes   Set   in
    8. many   boasted   His   workers   .   country   for   attractions
    9. in   work   of   any   part   You   the   world   .
    10. country   has   his   quality   He   also   said   accommodation   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    Antigua and Barbuda joins a list / last of other nations offering remote workers the chance for / to experience a different way of live / life. Countries like Georgia, Barbados, Estonia and Bermuda have all set down / up similar programmes in the post / past year. Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said his country boasted / basted many attractions for workers. He said it has high-speed Internet and a / around world-class telecommunications system. He said: "This means that you can work in many / any part of the world from Antigua as if you were / be in your office or home." He also said his country has quality accommodation, fantastic restaurants, 365 beaches, historic sites, beautiful scenery, gyms, water sports, fishing and deep / deeply sea diving.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    islands in the caribbean sea are famous for luxury holidays not for being places of work however the twoisland nation of antigua and barbuda is hoping people will come and live and work there for two years its government is offering a twoyear work visa for digital nomads these are people who can work anywhere in the world via their laptop computer the nations new nomad digital residence programme is now available for anyone who wants to work in paradise to be eligible for the visa and the sundrenched beaches workers must have an income of at least 50000 per year they must also show they can look after any family members on the programme for two years

    antigua and barbuda joins a list of other nations offering remote workers the chance to experience a different way of life countries like georgia barbados estonia and bermuda have all set up similar programmes in the past year antigua and barbudas prime minister said his country boasted many attractions for workers he said it has highspeed internet and a worldclass telecommunications system he said this means that you can work in any part of the world from antigua as if you were in your office or home he also said his country has quality accommodation fantastic restaurants 365 beaches historic sites beautiful scenery gyms water sports fishing and deep sea diving

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    IslandsintheCaribbeanSeaarefamousforluxuryholidays,notforbeing
    placesofwork.Howeverthetwo-islandnationofAntiguaandBarbuda
    ishopingpeoplewillcomeandliveandworktherefortwoyears.Itsgover
    nmentisofferingatwo-yearworkvisafor"digitalnomads".Theseare
    peoplewhocanworkanywhereintheworldviatheirlaptopcomputer.Th
    enation'snew"NomadDigitalResidenceProgramme"isnowavailablefo
    ranyonewhowantstoworkinparadise.Tobeeligibleforthevisa(andthe
    sun-drenchedbeaches),workersmusthaveanincomeofatleast$50
    ,000peryear.Theymustalsoshowtheycanlookafteranyfamilymembe
    rsontheprogrammefortwoyears.AntiguaandBarbudajoinsalistofoth
    ernationsofferingremoteworkersthechancetoexperienceadifferentw
    ayoflife.CountrieslikeGeorgia,Barbados,EstoniaandBermudahaveal
    lsetupsimilarprogrammesinthepastyear.AntiguaandBarbuda'sPrim
    eMinistersaidhiscountryboastedmanyattractionsforworkers.Hesaidi
    thashigh-speedInternetandaworld-classtelecommunicationssyste
    m.Hesaid:"ThismeansthatyoucanworkinanypartoftheworldfromAnt
    iguaasifyouwereinyourofficeorhome."Healsosaidhiscountryhasqual
    ityaccommodation,fantasticrestaurants,365beaches,historicsites,b
    eautifulscenery,gyms,watersports,fishinganddeepseadiving.

    Free writing

    Write about digital nomad for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    The ability to work in other countries should not depend on money. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. DIGITAL NOMADS: Make a poster about digital nomads. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. WORK VISAS: Write a magazine article about every country making work visas available for anyone and everyone. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on digital nomads. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on being able to work anywhere in the world. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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