The Reading / Listening - Free Trade Deal - Level 0

Fifteen countries signed the world's biggest free trade deal. There are 10 Southeast Asian nations, plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. They make up 30 per cent of the world economy. China said the deal was to help countries during the coronavirus pandemic.



The free trade deal will help the Asia-Pacific region. China said it would bring hope. It said the deal is "the right way" for the world economy and for people. South Korea said the deal is an important step forward for global trade. It said there was a good mix of strong and weak economies.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Free Trade Deal - Level 1 Free Trade Deal - Level 2   or  Free Trade Deal - Level 3

Sources
  • https://news.yahoo.com/huge-asian-trade-pact-signed-002503549.html
  • http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20201115000235&np=1&mp=1
  • http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-11/15/c_139517711.htm


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. Fifteen countries
  2. the world's biggest free
  3. There are 10 Southeast
  4. Australia
  5. They make up
  6. the world
  7. the deal was to
  8. during the coronavirus
  1. and New Zealand
  2. help countries
  3. 30 per cent
  4. signed
  5. pandemic
  6. Asian nations
  7. economy
  8. trade deal

Paragraph 2

  1. The free trade deal
  2. the Asia-
  3. China said
  4. the right way" for the world
  5. an important step
  6. global
  7. It said there was a good
  8. strong and
  1. it would bring hope
  2. mix
  3. will help
  4. weak economies
  5. economy
  6. forward
  7. trade
  8. Pacific region

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Fifteen countries (1) ___________________ biggest free trade deal. There are 10 Southeast (2) ___________________ China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. (3) ___________________ 30 per cent of (4) ___________________. China said (5) ___________________ to help countries during (6) ___________________.

The free trade (7) ___________________ the Asia-Pacific region. China said it (8) ___________________. It said the deal is "(9) ___________________" for the world economy and for people. South Korea (10) ___________________ is an important step (11) ___________________ global trade. It said there was a good mix of strong (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Fifteencountriessignedtheworld'sbiggestfreetradedeal.Thereare10
SoutheastAsiannations,plusChina,Japan,SouthKorea,Australiaand
NewZealand.Theymakeup30percentoftheworldeconomy.Chinasaid
thedealwastohelpcountriesduringthecoronaviruspandemic.Thefree
tradedealwillhelptheAsia-Pacificregion.Chinasaiditwouldbringhope
.Itsaidthedealis"therightway"fortheworldeconomyandforpeople.So
uthKoreasaidthedealisanimportantstepforwardtowardforglobaltrad
e.Itsaidtherewasagoodmixofstrongandweakeconomies.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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