The Reading / Listening - Vaccine Passport - Level 2

Governments may create "vaccine passports" to open up society. The passport will show the holder has had the COVID-19 vaccine. It could be put on a smartphone or in the microchip of identity cards. Businesses such as restaurants and theatres might ask people to show their passport. We may need one to watch sporting events. Supporters of the passports say they would let people travel overseas more easily. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international passport. This would require countries to agree on what kind is necessary.

Opponents of vaccine passports say they are unfair and will create inequality. Many people do not want the vaccine. Some say it goes against their religion. Other people say it has not been tested and is unsafe. Some people worry about the security of their health data. Israel's health minister said those who do not get the jab will be "left behind" in life. In addition, the vaccine is not available to everyone in the world. 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 1   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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. open
  2. show the holder has had
  3. in the microchip
  4. Businesses such
  5. ask people to
  6. We may need one to watch
  7. Supporters
  8. let people travel
  1. of identity cards
  2. overseas
  3. show their passport
  4. sporting events
  5. up society
  6. of the passports
  7. the COVID-19 vaccine
  8. as restaurants

Paragraph 2

  1. Opponents
  2. they are
  3. create
  4. Many people do
  5. the security of
  6. those who do not
  7. the vaccine is not available
  8. people won't be vaccinated
  1. not want the vaccine
  2. inequality
  3. for many years
  4. of vaccine passports
  5. to everyone
  6. their health data
  7. unfair
  8. get the jab

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Governments may create "vaccine passports" to (1) ___________________. The passport will show the holder has had the COVID-19 vaccine. It could (2) ___________________ a smartphone or in the microchip of identity cards. Businesses such as restaurants and theatres (3) ___________________ to show their passport. We may need (4) ___________________ sporting events. Supporters of the passports say they (5) ___________________ travel overseas more easily. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international passport. This would require countries to (6) ___________________ kind is necessary.

Opponents of vaccine passports say (7) ___________________ and will create inequality. Many people do not want the vaccine. Some say it (8) ___________________ religion. Other people say it has not been tested (9) ___________________. Some people worry about the security of their health data. Israel's health minister said those who do not (10) ___________________ will be "left behind" in life. In addition, the vaccine is (11) ___________________ everyone in the world. 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
ssportwillshowtheholderhashadtheCOVID-19vaccine.Itcouldbepu
tonasmartphoneorinthemicrochipofidentitycards.Businessessuchas
restaurantsandtheatresmightaskpeopletoshowtheirpassport.Wem
ayneedonetowatchsportingevents.Supportersofthepassportssayth
eywouldletpeopletraveloverseasmoreeasily.TheWorldHealthOrgani
zationislookingatapossibleinternationalpassport.Thiswouldrequirec
ountriestoagreeonwhatkindisnecessary.Opponentsofvaccinepassp
ortssaytheyareunfairandwillcreateinequality.Manypeopledonotwan
tthevaccine.Somesayitgoesagainsttheirreligion.Otherpeoplesayith
asnotbeentestedandisunsafe.Somepeopleworryaboutthesecurityof
theirhealthdata.Israel'shealthministersaidthosewhodonotgetthejab
willbe"leftbehind"inlife.Inaddition,thevaccineisnotavailabletoevery
oneintheworld.Ahumanrightsprofessorsaid:"Formanylow-incom
ecountries,mostpeoplewon'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)

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Free writing

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Answers

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