The Reading / Listening - Yemen Aid - Level 1

The UK is being attacked for cutting aid to Yemen. It will cut humanitarian aid by more than 50 per cent. Three weeks ago, The UK said Yemen was a "priority country". Yemen is one of the world's least developed countries. The UN reports that Yemen is the country with the most people in need of aid. There are about 24 million people who need help. This is about 85 per cent of its population. It ranks second worst in the Global Hunger Index.



There could be a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Millions of people have no food. Famine could make the crisis worse. A refugee expert said: "We are seeing a...possible famine that the world hasn't seen since...the 1980s." The UN said: "More than 50,000 people are starving to death and 16 million will go hungry this year." It added that the UK cut in aid is very sad. A UK newspaper said: "Yemenis aren't starving, they are being starved."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Yemen Aid - Level 0 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


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. The UK is being
  2. cutting aid
  3. cut humanitarian aid by
  4. Yemen was a priority
  5. one of the world's least
  6. 24 million people
  7. This is about 85 per cent
  8. It ranks second
  1. who need help
  2. more than 50 per cent
  3. developed countries
  4. of its population
  5. to Yemen
  6. country
  7. worst
  8. attacked

Paragraph 2

  1. a humanitarian
  2. Millions of people have
  3. Famine could make the crisis
  4. A refugee
  5. We are seeing
  6. starving
  7. the UK cut in aid
  8. they are being
  1. worse
  2. starved
  3. crisis
  4. a possible famine
  5. is very sad
  6. no food
  7. expert
  8. to death

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK is being (1) ___________________ aid to Yemen. It will cut humanitarian (2) ___________________ than 50 per cent. Three weeks ago, The UK said Yemen was (3) ___________________. Yemen is one of the world's least developed countries. The UN reports that Yemen (4) ___________________ with the most people (5) ___________________ aid. There are about 24 million people who need help. This is about 85 per cent of its population. It (6) ___________________ in the Global Hunger Index.

There could (7) ___________________ crisis in Yemen. Millions of people have no food. Famine could (8) ___________________ worse. A (9) ___________________: "We are seeing a...possible famine that the world hasn't seen since...the 1980s." The UN said: "More than 50,000 people are (10) ___________________ and 16 million will (11) ___________________ year." It added that the UK cut in aid is very sad. A UK newspaper said: "Yemenis aren't starving, they (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKisbeingattackedforcuttingaidtoYemen.Itwillcuthumanitarian
aidbymorethan50percent.Threeweeksago,theUKsaidYemenwasa"prio
ritycountry".Yemenisoneoftheworld'sleastdevelopedcountries.The
UNreportsthatYemenisthecountrywiththemostpeopleinneedofaid.T
hereareabout24millionpeoplewhoneedhelp.Thisisabout85percentof
itspopulation.ItrankssecondworstintheGlobalHungerIndex.Thereco
uldbeahumanitariancrisisinYemen.Millionsofpeoplehavenofood.Fa
minecouldmakethecrisisworse.Arefugeeexpertsaid:"Weareseeinga
...possiblefaminethattheworldhasn'tseensince...the1980s."TheUNs
aid:"Morethan50,000peoplearestarvingtodeathand16millionwillgo
hungrythisyear."ItaddedthattheUKcutinaidisverysad.AUKnewspap
ersaid:"Yemenisaren'tstarving,theyarebeingstarved."

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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