The Reading / Listening - Vaccine Passport - Level 1

Governments may create "vaccine passports" to open up society. The passport will show if you have had the COVID-19 vaccine. Businesses such as restaurants might ask people to show their passport. Supporters of the passports say they would make overseas travel easier. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international passport. Countries will have to agree on what kind is necessary.



Opponents of vaccine passports say they are unfair. They say the passports will create inequality. Many people do not want the vaccine. They say it goes against their religion, or it is unsafe. Israel's health minister said those who do not get the jab will be "left behind" in life. Also, not everyone in the world can get the vaccine. A human rights professor said: "For many low-income countries, most people won't be vaccinated for many years."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Vaccine Passport - Level 0 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, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. if you have had the
  2. Businesses such
  3. Supporters
  4. they would make overseas
  5. The World Health
  6. a possible international
  7. Countries will have
  8. what kind is
  1. travel easier
  2. necessary
  3. as restaurants
  4. passport
  5. of the passports
  6. to agree
  7. COVID-19 vaccine
  8. Organization

Paragraph 2

  1. Opponents
  2. they are
  3. the passports will
  4. Many people do not want
  5. They say it goes
  6. those who do not
  7. be "left behind"
  8. people won't be vaccinated
  1. get the jab
  2. create inequality
  3. against their religion
  4. unfair
  5. for many years
  6. of vaccine passports
  7. the vaccine
  8. in life

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Governments (1) ___________________ passports" to open up society. The passport (2) ___________________ you have had the COVID-19 vaccine. Businesses such as restaurants (3) ___________________ to show their passport. Supporters of the passports (4) ___________________ make overseas travel easier. The World Health Organization (5) ___________________ a possible international passport. Countries will have to agree on (6) ___________________ necessary.

Opponents of vaccine passports say (7) ___________________. They say the passports (8) ___________________. Many people do not want the vaccine. They say (9) ___________________ their religion, or it is unsafe. Israel's health minister said those who do not get (10) ___________________ be "left behind" in life. Also, not everyone in the (11) ___________________ the vaccine. A human rights professor said: "For many low-income countries, most people won't be vaccinated (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Governmentsmaycreate"vaccinepassports"toopenupsociety.Thepa
ssportwillshowifyouhavehadtheCOVID-19vaccine.Businessessuch
asrestaurantsmightaskpeopletoshowtheirpassport.Supportersofth
epassportssaytheywouldmakeoverseastraveleasier.TheWorldHealt
hOrganizationislookingatapossibleinternationalpassport.Countries
willhavetoagreeonwhatkindisnecessary.Opponentsofvaccinepassp
ortssaytheyareunfair.Theysaythepassportswillcreateinequality.Ma
nypeopledonotwantthevaccine.Theysayitgoesagainsttheirreligion,o
ritisunsafe.Israel'shealthministersaidthosewhodonotgetthejabwillb
e"leftbehind"inlife.Also,noteveryoneintheworldcangetthevaccine.A
humanrightsprofessorsaid:"Formanylow-incomecountries,mostp
eoplewon'tbevaccinatedformanyyears."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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