The Reading / Listening - Citizenship - Level 4

The UAE will give citizenship to foreign residents who "add value" to the nation. It is a bold change of the UAE's immigration policy. The UAE Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed wants people with "specialised talents" to "contribute to our development journey". Artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, inventors and scientists could be eligible for a UAE passport. Successful people and their families would be allowed to hold dual nationality.



The citizenship procedure depends on recommendations from members of the UAE royal family or government officials. The UAE cabinet will then approve or reject these. There are "clear criteria" in the selection process. Doctors must be specialised in high-priority fields and have done significant research. Scientists must be active researchers and have an international award or research grant. Inventors need patented inventions.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Citizenship - Level 5 or  Citizenship - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-55869674
  • https://gulfbusiness.com/uae-opens-citizenship-for-investors-professionals-special-talents/
  • https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/uae-to-grant-emirati-citizenship-to-talented-and-innovative-people-1.1156264


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. The UAE will give citizenship
  2. It is a bold
  3. the UAE's immigration
  4. people with specialised
  5. contribute to our development
  6. scientists could
  7. Successful people
  8. allowed to hold dual
  1. policy
  2. journey
  3. nationality
  4. change
  5. and their families
  6. to foreign residents
  7. be eligible
  8. talents

Paragraph 2

  1. The citizenship procedure depends
  2. approve or
  3. There are clear
  4. in the selection
  5. specialised in high-
  6. Scientists must be active
  7. have an international
  8. Inventors need patented
  1. process
  2. award
  3. on recommendations
  4. inventions
  5. criteria
  6. priority fields
  7. reject these
  8. researchers

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UAE will give citizenship (1) ___________________ who "add value" to the nation. It is (2) ___________________ of the UAE's immigration policy. The UAE Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed wants people with (3) ___________________ "contribute to our development journey". Artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, (4) __________________ could be (5) ___________________ UAE passport. Successful people and their families would be allowed to (6) ___________________.

The citizenship (7) ___________________ recommendations from members of the UAE (8) ___________________ government officials. The UAE cabinet will then (9) ___________________ these. There are "clear criteria" in (10) ___________________. Doctors must be specialised in high-(11) ___________________ have done significant research. Scientists must be active researchers and have an international award or research grant. Inventors (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUAEwillgivecitizenshiptoforeignresidentswho"addvalue"tothena
tion.ItisaboldchangeoftheUAE'simmigrationpolicy.TheUAEVice-
PresidentSheikhMohammedwantspeoplewith"specialisedtalents"to
"contributetoourdevelopmentjourney".Artists,engineers,entrepren
eurs,intellectuals,inventorsandscientistscouldbeeligibleforaUAEpas
sport.Successfulpeopleandtheirfamilieswouldbeallowedtoholddualn
ationality.Thecitizenshipproceduredependsonrecommendationsfro
mmembersoftheUAEroyalfamilyorgovernmentofficials.TheUAEcabi
netwillthenapproveorrejectthese.Thereare"clearcriteria"intheselect
ionprocess.Doctorsmustbespecialisedinhigh-priorityfieldsandhav
edonesignificantresearch.Scientistsmustbeactiveresearchersandha
veaninternationalawardorresearchgrant.Inventorsneedpatentedin
ventions.

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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