The Reading / Listening - Lantern Festival - Level 0

UNESCO gave a festival an award. It put South Korea's Lotus Lantern Festival on its list of intangible cultural heritage. If something is intangible, we cannot touch it. Events like South Korea's Lotus Lantern Festival, a dance or a method for weaving baskets are examples of intangible heritage.



The lotus festival celebrates Buddha's birthday. It symbolizes light. The festival is over 2,000 years old. People visited a temple in 57BC to see lotus lanterns. Today, people decorate temples with paper and bamboo lanterns. Towns hold parades. People carry lanterns through the streets. The festival is loved by people worldwide.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Lantern Festival - Level 1 Lantern Festival - Level 2   or  Lantern Festival - Level 3

Sources
  • http://koreabizwire.com/s-koreas-lantern-lighting-fest-listed-as-unesco-intangible-cultural-heritage/177167
  • http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20201216000210
  • http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=158327


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. UNESCO gave a festival
  2. on its
  3. If something is
  4. we
  5. South Korea's Lotus
  6. a dance
  7. a method for
  8. examples of intangible
  1. intangible
  2. or a method
  3. weaving baskets
  4. Lantern Festival
  5. heritage
  6. list
  7. an award
  8. cannot touch it

Paragraph 2

  1. The lotus festival celebrates
  2. It symbolizes
  3. The festival is over
  4. People visited a temple in
  5. people decorate
  6. paper and bamboo
  7. People carry lanterns
  8. The festival is loved
  1. lanterns
  2. 57BC
  3. by people worldwide
  4. light
  5. through the streets
  6. Buddha's birthday
  7. temples
  8. 2,000 years old

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

UNESCO gave (1) _____________________ award. It put South Korea's Lotus Lantern Festival (2) _____________________ of intangible cultural heritage. (3) _____________________ intangible, we (4) _____________________. Events like South Korea's Lotus Lantern Festival, (5) _____________________ a method for weaving baskets (6) _____________________ intangible heritage.

The (7) _____________________ Buddha's birthday. It symbolizes light. The (8) _____________________ 2,000 years old. People visited a temple in 57BC to (9) _____________________. Today, people decorate temples with (10) _____________________ lanterns. Towns hold parades. People (11) _____________________ the streets. The festival is loved (12) _____________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

UNESCOgaveafestivalanaward.ItputSouthKorea'sLotusLanternF
estivalonitslistofintangibleculturalheritage.Ifsomethingisintangible,
wecannottouchit.EventslikeSouthKorea'sLotusLanternFestival,ada
nceoramethodforweavingbasketsareexamplesofintangibleheritage.
ThelotusfestivalcelebratesBuddha'sbirthday.Itsymbolizeslight.Thef
estivalisover2,000yearsold.Peoplevisitedatemplein57BCtoseelotusl
anterns.Today,peopledecoratetempleswithpaperandbamboolanter
ns.Townsholdparades.Peoplecarrylanternsthroughthestreets.Thefe
stivalislovedbypeopleworldwide.

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)

(a) ________________

(b) ________________

(c) ________________

(d) ________________

(e) ________________

(f) ________________

(g) ________________

(h) ________________

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

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Answers

(Please check your answers against the article above.

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You