The Reading / Listening - Vaccine Passport - Level 0

Many governments want "vaccine passports". They will show if you have had the COVID-19 vaccine. They might help society to open up. Restaurants might ask people for their passport. Passports would make overseas travel easier. The WHO is looking at a possible international passport.

Opponents of the passports say they are unfair. Many people do not want the vaccine. They say it goes against their religion. Israel's health minister said those who do not get the jab will be "left behind" in life. Not everyone in the world can get the vaccine. Most people in poorer countries will not be vaccinated for many years.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Vaccine Passport - Level 1 Vaccine Passport - Level 2   or  Vaccine Passport - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56198552
  • https://www.ft.com/content/0c399709-9de5-4302-b9fd-849d1b0e522c
  • https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-vaccination-passports-7a8ce11ce37c309d97969ab71df26e62


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Many
  2. if you have had the
  3. They might help society
  4. Restaurants might
  5. Passports would make overseas
  6. vaccine
  7. The WHO is
  8. a possible international
  1. passports
  2. to open up
  3. ask people
  4. passport
  5. COVID-19 vaccine
  6. looking
  7. travel easier
  8. governments

Paragraph 2

  1. Opponents of the
  2. Many people do
  3. They say it goes against
  4. those who do not get
  5. be left
  6. Not everyone in the world can
  7. Most people in poorer
  8. will not be vaccinated
  1. behind in life
  2. countries
  3. not want the vaccine
  4. for many years
  5. the jab
  6. passports
  7. get the vaccine
  8. their religion

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Many governments want "vaccine passports". (1) ___________________ if you (2) ___________________ COVID-19 vaccine. They (3) ___________________ to open up. Restaurants might (4) ___________________ their passport. (5) ___________________ overseas travel easier. (6) ___________________ looking at a possible international passport.

(7) ___________________ passports say (8) ___________________. Many people do not want the vaccine. They say it (9) ___________________ religion. Israel's health minister said those who do not (10) ___________________ will be "left behind" in life. (11) ___________________ the world can get the vaccine. Most people in poorer countries will not be vaccinated (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Manygovernmentswant"vaccinepassports".Theywillshowifyouhave
hadtheCOVID-19vaccine.Theymighthelpsocietytoopenup.Restaur
antsmightaskpeoplefortheirpassport.Passportswouldmakeoversea
straveleasier.TheWHOislookingatapossibleinternationalpassport.O
pponentsofthepassportssaytheyareunfair.Manypeopledonotwantth
evaccine.Theysayitgoesagainsttheirreligion.Israel'shealthministers
aidthosewhodonotgetthejabwillbe"leftbehind"inlife.Noteveryoneint
heworldcangetthevaccine.Mostpeopleinpoorercountrieswillnotbeva
ccinatedformanyyears.

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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