The Reading / Listening - Vaccine Passport - Level 3

Governments around the world may create "vaccine passports" to help open up societies. The passport would be a record of the holder having had the COVID-19 vaccine. It could be downloaded on a smartphone or it could be added to the microchip in identity cards. Businesses such as restaurants and theatres might require people to show their passport before they enter. People may also need one to enter venues to watch sporting events. Supporters of the passports say it would also allow people to travel overseas more easily. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international scheme. This would require countries to agree on what kind of passport is necessary.



Opponents of vaccine passports say they are unfair and could create inequality in society. Many people do not want the vaccine. Some people say it goes against their religion. Other people do not trust the vaccine and say it has not been tested enough and is therefore unsafe. Some people worry about the security of their health data. These people may not be able to go to restaurants or get on airplanes. Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said anyone unwilling or unable to 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 easier levels:

    Vaccine Passport - Level 0 Vaccine Passport - Level 1   or  Vaccine Passport - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. VACCINE PASSPORTS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about vaccine passports. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       vaccine / societies / passport / smartphone / microchip / restaurants / sporting events
       unfair / inequality / religion / unsafe / health / data / airplanes / human rights / years
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. VACCINE: Students A strongly believe everyone should be vaccinated; Students B strongly believe the opposite. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. PROBLEMS: What problems does COVID-19 pose for these things? How can we deal with them? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Problems

Solutions

Restaurants

 

 

Schools

 

 

Airlines

 

 

Pubs

 

 

Cinemas

 

 

Sports venues

 

 

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5. SOCIETY: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "society". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. PRIORITY: Rank these with your partner. Put the people who should get the vaccine first at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Old people
  • Children
  • Teachers
  • Politicians
  • Police officers
  • Nurses
  • Shop workers
  • Bus drivers

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. society a. Need to be able to do something.
      2. record b. A large-scale plan.
      3. identity c. All of the people living together as a community (in a country).
      4. require d. The fact of being who or what a person or thing is.
      5. venue e. Information to show an action has happened.
      6. supporter f. The place where something happens, like a sports event of concert.
      7. scheme g. A person who approves of and encourages someone or something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. opponent h. Unfairness that exists between different groups of people.
      9. inequality i. The belief in a personal God or gods.
      10. religion j. Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.
      11. trust k. A person who disagrees with an idea.
      12. security l. Money received from working or other things.
      13. data m. The state of being free from danger or threat.
      14. income n. Belief in the truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Governments want to open up societies with vaccine passports.     T / F
  2. The passport will only be put on smartphones.     T / F
  3. People will not need a vaccine passport to go into a restaurant.     T / F
  4. The WHO already has a vaccine passport that countries can use.     T / F
  5. Some people say a vaccine passport will create inequality.     T / F
  6. Some people do not want the vaccine on religious grounds.     T / F
  7. Israel's health minister said those without avaccine will be left behind.     T / F
  8. The vaccine is available to everyone in the world.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. record
  2. enter
  3. overseas
  4. scheme
  5. necessary
  6. inequality
  7. trust
  8. security
  9. unwilling
  10. available
  1. abroad
  2. hesitant
  3. required
  4. believe in
  5. documentation
  6. safety
  7. plan
  8. go in
  9. at hand
  10. imbalance

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. create "vaccine passports" to help
  2. a record of the holder having had
  3. it could be added to the microchip
  4. People may also need one to enter
  5. agree on what kind
  6. they are unfair and could create
  7. Some people say it goes against
  8. it has not been tested enough and
  9. unwilling or unable
  10. the vaccine is not available
  1. their religion
  2. venues
  3. of passport is necessary
  4. the COVID-19 vaccine
  5. to get the jab
  6. is therefore unsafe
  7. in identity cards
  8. inequality in society
  9. to everyone
  10. open up societies

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
overseas
necessary
open
scheme
require
having
venues
identity

Governments around the world may create "vaccine passports" to help (1) _____________________ up societies. The passport would be a record of the holder (2) _____________________ had the COVID-19 vaccine. It could be downloaded on a smartphone or it could be added to the microchip in (3) _____________________ cards. Businesses such as restaurants and theatres might (4) _____________________ people to show their passport before they enter. People may also need one to enter (5) _____________________ to watch sporting events. Supporters of the passports say it would also allow people to travel (6) _____________________ more easily. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international (7) _____________________. This would require countries to agree on what kind of passport is (8) _____________________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
religion
data
vaccinated
tested
unwilling
unfair
airplanes
available

Opponents of vaccine passports say they are (9) _____________________ and could create inequality in society. Many people do not want the vaccine. Some people say it goes against their (10) _____________________. Other people do not trust the vaccine and say it has not been (11) _____________________ enough and is therefore unsafe. Some people worry about the security of their health (12) _____________________. These people may not be able to go to restaurants or get on (13) _____________________. Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said anyone (14) _____________________ or unable to get the jab will be "left behind" in life. In addition, the vaccine is not (15) _____________________ to everyone in the world. A human rights professor said: "For many low-income countries, most people won't be (16) _____________________ for many years."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) the world may create "vaccine passports" to help ______
     a.  opens up societies
     b.  open up societies
     c.  open sup societies
     d.  opens sup societies
2)  People may also need one to enter venues to ______
     a.  watch sport in events
     b.  watch sporting event
     c.  watch sporting events
     d.  watch sporty events
3)  Supporters of the passports say it would also allow people to travel ______
     a.  overseas more easily
     b.  overseas more easy
     c.  overseas more ease ally
     d.  overseas more easel
4)  The World Health Organization is looking at a possible ______
     a.  international scream
     b.  international seem
     c.  international scheme
     d.  international schism
5)  This would require countries to agree on what kind of ______
     a.  passport is necessarily
     b.  passport is necessaries
     c.  passport is necessary
     d.  passport is necessitate

6)  Opponents of vaccine passports say they are unfair and ______
     a.  could creating equality
     b.  could create in equity
     c.  could create inner quality
     d.  could create inequality
7)  Some people say it goes ______
     a.  against their religion
     b.  against their religious
     c.  against their real legion
     d.  against their religiously
8)  Some people worry about the security of ______
     a.  their healthy data
     b.  their health day ta
     c.  their healthy date a
     d.  their health data
9)  Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said anyone unwilling or unable to ______
     a.  get the jib
     b.  get the job
     c.  get the jab
     d.  get the Jeb
10)  For many low-income countries, most people won't be vaccinated ______
     a.  form many years
     b.  form any years
     c.  for many years
     d.  four many years

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Governments around the world may create "vaccine passports" to help (1) ____________________. The passport would be a record of the holder having had the COVID-19 vaccine. It (2) ____________________ on a smartphone or it could be added to the microchip in identity cards. Businesses such as restaurants (3) ____________________ require people to show their passport before they enter. People may also need one to enter (4) ____________________ sporting events. Supporters of the passports say it would also allow people to travel (5) ____________________. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international scheme. This would require countries to agree on (6) ____________________ passport is necessary.

Opponents of vaccine passports say (7) ____________________ and could create inequality in society. Many people do not want the vaccine. Some people say (8) ____________________ their religion. Other people do not trust the vaccine and say it has not been tested enough and is therefore unsafe. Some people worry (9) ____________________ of their health data. These people may not be (10) ____________________ to restaurants or get on airplanes. Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said anyone unwilling or unable to get the jab will be (11) ____________________ life. In addition, the vaccine is not available to everyone in the world. A human rights professor said: "For many (12) ____________________, most people won't be vaccinated for many years."

Comprehension questions

  1. What do world governments want to open up?
  2. What does the article say the vaccine passport could be added to?
  3. What kinds of events might people need vaccine passports for?
  4. What does the article say vaccine passports would make it easier to do?
  5. Who is looking into an international scheme?
  6. What do opponents say vaccine passports would create in society?
  7. What do vaccine passports go against with some people?
  8. What are some people worried about the security of?
  9. Who said not getting the jab might leave people behind?
  10. Who talked about vaccines and people in poorer countries?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What do world governments want to open up?
a) stores
b) societies
c) restaurants
d) passports
2) What does the article say the vaccine passport could be added to?
a) government files
b) databases
c) a CV
d) identity cards
3) What kinds of events might people need vaccine passports for?
a) sports events
b) school graduations
c) weddings
d) music concerts
4) What does the article say vaccine passports would make it easier to do?
a) get a real passport
b) go to a restaurant
c) travel overseas
d) go to the cinema
5) Who is looking into an international scheme?
a) the UN
b) the WHO
c) the IMF
d) UNICEF

6) What do opponents say vaccine passports would create in society?
a) freedom
b) happiness
c) inequality
d) better health
7) What do vaccine passports go against with some people?
a) their logic
b) their beliefs
c) the grain
d) their religion
8) What are some people worried about the security of?
a) health data
b) governments
c) passports
d) their money
9) Who said not getting the jab might leave people behind?
a) Israel's health minister
b) Israel's vaccine minister
c) Israel's pandemic minister
d) Israel's passport minister
10) Who talked about vaccines and people in poorer countries?
a) a journalist
b) a human rights professor
c) the US President
d) a doctor

Role play

Role  A – Old people
You think old people should get the vaccine first. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people should not get the vaccine first. Also, tell the others which of these should be last (and why): children, teachers or politicians.

Role  B – Children
You think children should get the vaccine first. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people should not get the vaccine first. Also, tell the others which of these should be last (and why): old people, teachers or politicians.

Role  C – Teachers
You think teachers should get the vaccine first. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people should not get the vaccine first. Also, tell the others which of these should be last (and why): children, old people or politicians.

Role  D – Politicians
You think politicians should get the vaccine first. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people should not get the vaccine first. Also, tell the others which of these should be last (and why): children, teachers or old people.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'vaccine'

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  • and 'passport'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • open
    • record
    • added
    • show
    • enter
    • agree
    • opponents
    • trust
    • data
    • unwilling
    • addition
    • income




    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 - Vaccine Passport

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'vaccine'?
    3. What do you know about vaccines?
    4. What do you think of the COVID-19 vaccine?
    5. Would you have the vaccine?
    6. Should everyone in the world be given the vaccine?
    7. What do you think of a vaccine passport?
    8. How might a vaccine passport open up societies?
    9. When do you think international travel will be normal again?
    10. What things can you not do because of COVID-19?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'passport'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about vaccine passports?
    5. What are the arguments for vaccine passports?
    6. What are the arguments against vaccine passports?
    7. Why might vaccine passports create inequality in society?
    8. Why are many people worried about having the vaccine?
    9. How unfair are vaccine passports to poorer countries?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a vaccine maker?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Governments around the world (1) ____ create "vaccine passports" to help open up societies. The passport would be a record of the holder (2) ____ had the COVID-19 vaccine. It could be downloaded on a smartphone or it could be (3) ____ to the microchip in identity cards. Businesses such as restaurants and theatres might require people to show their passport before they (4) ____. People may also need one to enter venues to watch sporting events. Supporters of the passports say it would also allow people to travel overseas more (5) ____. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international scheme. This would require countries to agree (6) ____ what kind of passport is necessary.

    Opponents of vaccine passports say they are unfair and could (7) ____ inequality in society. Many people do not want the vaccine. Some people say it (8) ____ against their religion. Other people do not trust the vaccine and say it has not been tested (9) ____ and is therefore unsafe. Some people worry about the security of their health data. These people may not be able to go to restaurants or get on airplanes. Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said anyone (10) ____ or unable to get the jab will be "(11) ____ 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 (12) ____ for many years."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     be     (b)     have     (c)     may     (d)     do    
    2. (a)     having     (b)     doing     (c)     being     (d)     taking    
    3. (a)     added     (b)     add     (c)     addition     (d)     adds    
    4. (a)     enter     (b)     entry     (c)     entrance     (d)     enters    
    5. (a)     easiest     (b)     easier     (c)     easy     (d)     easily    
    6. (a)     of     (b)     at     (c)     in     (d)     on    
    7. (a)     create     (b)     creation     (c)     creation     (d)     creating    
    8. (a)     does     (b)     takes     (c)     comes     (d)     goes    
    9. (a)     enough     (b)     suffice     (c)     plenty     (d)     ok    
    10. (a)     unwanted     (b)     unwilling     (c)     unknown     (d)     unfair    
    11. (a)     come     (b)     left     (c)     go     (d)     up    
    12. (a)     vaccinated     (b)     vaccines     (c)     vaccine     (d)     vaccination

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    2. it goes against their elnogiri
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    Put the text back together

    1  ) Governments around the world may create "vaccine passports" to help open up societies. The passport would
    (...)  been tested enough and is therefore unsafe. Some people worry about the security of their health
    (...)  show their passport before they enter. People may also need one to enter venues to watch sporting
    (...)  events. Supporters of the passports say it would also allow people to travel overseas more
    (...)  the vaccine. Some people say it goes against their religion. Other people do not trust the vaccine and say it has not
    (...)  be a record of the holder having had the COVID-19 vaccine. It could be downloaded on a smartphone
    (...)  "For many low-income countries, most people won't be vaccinated for many years."
    (...)  Yuli Edelstein said anyone unwilling or unable to get the jab will be "left behind" in
    (...)  or it could be added to the microchip in identity cards. Businesses such as restaurants and theatres might require people to
    (...)  easily. The World Health Organization is looking at a possible international scheme. This would
    (...)  data. These people may not be able to go to restaurants or get on airplanes. Israel's Health Minister
    (...)  Opponents of vaccine passports say they are unfair and could create inequality in society. Many people do not want
    (...)  life. In addition, the vaccine is not available to everyone in the world. A human rights professor said:
    (...)  require countries to agree on what kind of passport is necessary.

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. of   the   holder   having   record   vaccine   .   A   the
    3. to   It's   added   microchip   cards   .   the   identity   in
    4. one   People   to   enter   venues   .   need   also   may
    5. necessary   .   what   Agree   of   kind   on   is   passport
    6. vaccine   they   say   passports   of   are   unfair   .   Opponents
    7. say   religion   .   goes   their   against   people   Some   it
    8. about   the   health   data   .   Worry   security   of   their
    9. visit   able   not   may   People   restaurants   .   to   be
    10. won't   be   for   vaccinated   people   years   .   many   Most

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Governments around the world may creative / create "vaccine passports" to help open up societies. The passport would be a record of the holding / holder having had the COVID-19 vaccine. It could be downloaded on a smartphone or it could be / have added to the microchip in identity cards. Businesses such was / as restaurants and theatres might require person / people to show their passport before they entry / enter. People may also need one to enter venues to watch sporting events / event. Supporters of the passports say it would also allow people for / to travel overseas more easily. The World Health Organization is looking at / as a possible international scheme. This would require countries to agree in / on what kind of passport is necessary.

    Opponents off / of vaccine passports say they are unfair and could create inequality in social / society. Many people do not want the vaccine. Some people say it goes for / against their religion. Other people do not faith / trust the vaccine and say it has not been tested plenty / enough and is therefore unsafe. Some people worry about the security of their health data. These people may not be able / ability to go to restaurants or get on airplanes. Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said anyone unwilling or unable to get the jab / job will be "left behind" in live / life. In addition, the vaccine is not available to everyone in the world. A humane / human rights professor said: "For many low-income countries, most people won't be vaccinated / vaccine for many years."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    governments around the world may create vaccine passports to help open up societies the passport would be a record of the holder having had the covid19 vaccine it could be downloaded on a smartphone or it could be added to the microchip in identity cards businesses such as restaurants and theatres might require people to show their passport before they enter people may also need one to enter venues to watch sporting events supporters of the passports say it would also allow people to travel overseas more easily the world health organization is looking at a possible international scheme this would require countries to agree on what kind of passport is necessary

    opponents of vaccine passports say they are unfair and could create inequality in society many people do not want the vaccine some people say it goes against their religion other people do not trust the vaccine and say it has not been tested enough and is therefore unsafe some people worry about the security of their health data these people may not be able to go to restaurants or get on airplanes israels health minister yuli edelstein said anyone unwilling or unable to 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 lowincome countries most people wont be vaccinated for many years

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    Governmentsaroundtheworldmaycreate"vaccinepassports"tohelpo
    penupsocieties.Thepassportwouldbearecordoftheholderhavinghadt
    heCOVID-19vaccine.Itcouldbedownloadedonasmartphoneoritcoul
    dbeaddedtothemicrochipinidentitycards.Businessessuchasrestaura
    ntsandtheatresmightrequirepeopletoshowtheirpassportbeforethey
    enter.Peoplemayalsoneedonetoentervenuestowatchsportingevents
    .Supportersofthepassportssayitwouldalsoallowpeopletotravelovers
    easmoreeasily.TheWorldHealthOrganizationislookingatapossibleint
    ernationalscheme.Thiswouldrequirecountriestoagreeonwhatkindof
    passportisnecessary.Opponentsofvaccinepassportssaytheyareunfa
    irandcouldcreateinequalityinsociety.Manypeopledonotwantthevacc
    ine.Somepeoplesayitgoesagainsttheirreligion.Otherpeopledonottru
    stthevaccineandsayithasnotbeentestedenoughandisthereforeunsaf
    e.Somepeopleworryaboutthesecurityoftheirhealthdata.Thesepeopl
    emaynotbeabletogotorestaurantsorgetonairplanes.Israel'sHealthM
    inisterYuliEdelsteinsaidanyoneunwillingorunabletogetthejabwillbe"l
    eftbehind"inlife.Inaddition,thevaccineisnotavailabletoeveryoneinth
    eworld.Ahumanrightsprofessorsaid:"Formanylow-incomecount
    ries,mostpeoplewon'tbevaccinatedformanyyears."

    Free writing

    Write about vaccine passport for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Everyone should have a vaccine passport. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. VACCINE PASSPORTS: Make a poster about vaccine passports. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. VACCINE: Write a magazine article about making the vaccine compulsory. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on vaccine passports. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on them. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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