The Reading / Listening - Yemen Aid - Level 0

The UK is cutting aid to Yemen. It will cut humanitarian aid by over 50 per cent. Yemen is one of the world's least developed countries. The UN says Yemen is the country with the most people needing help. There are about 24 million people who need help. This is about 85 per cent of its people.

There could be a big crisis in Yemen. Millions of people have no food. Famine could make this worse. It could be the world's worst famine since the 1980s. The UN said: "More than 50,000 people are starving...and 16 million will go hungry this year." It said the UK cut in aid is very sad.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Yemen Aid - Level 1 Yemen Aid - Level 2   or  Yemen Aid - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/mar/02/weve-cut-aid-to-yemen-and-children-will-starve-is-this-what-global-britain-means
  • https://www.arabnews.com/node/1818566/
  • world
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The UK is cutting
  2. cut humanitarian aid by
  3. the world's least
  4. The UN says Yemen is the
  5. most people needing
  6. There are about
  7. people who
  8. about 85 per cent
  1. 24 million
  2. aid to Yemen
  3. of its people
  4. over 50 per cent
  5. country
  6. need help
  7. help
  8. developed countries

Paragraph 2

  1. There could be a big
  2. Millions of
  3. have
  4. Famine could make
  5. the world's worst
  6. 50,000 people
  7. 16 million will go hungry
  8. the UK cut in aid is very
  1. famine
  2. this year
  3. this worse
  4. sad
  5. crisis in Yemen
  6. no food
  7. are starving
  8. people

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK is (1) ___________________ Yemen. It will cut humanitarian (2) ___________________ 50 per cent. Yemen is (3) ___________________ world's least developed countries. The UN says Yemen (4) ___________________ with the most people needing help. There are about 24 million people (5) ___________________. This is about 85 per cent (6) ___________________.

There could be a (7) ___________________ Yemen. Millions of people have no food. Famine could (8) ___________________. It could be the world's worst (9) ___________________ 1980s. The UN said: "More than 50,000 (10) ___________________...and 16 million (11) ___________________ this year." It said the UK (12) ___________________ is very sad.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKiscuttingaidtoYemen.Itwillcuthumanitarianaidbyover50perc
ent.Yemenisoneoftheworld'sleastdevelopedcountries.TheUNsaysYe
menisthecountrywiththemostpeopleneedinghelp.Thereareabout24
millionpeoplewhoneedhelp.Thisisabout85percentofitspeople.There
couldbeabigcrisisinYemen.Millionsofpeoplehavenofood.Faminecoul
dmakethisworse.Itcouldbetheworld'sworstfaminesincethe1980s.T
heUNsaid:"Morethan50,000peoplearestarving...and16millionwillgo
hungrythisyear."ItsaidtheUKcutinaidisverysad.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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