The Reading / Listening - Oxygen Aid - Level 0

Many countries are sending oxygen to India. India has 1.3 billion people. There are over 300,000 new COVID-19 cases every day in India. Its hospitals are in trouble. They are turning people with the virus away. There are not enough beds and oxygen. Singapore sent oxygen to India. Amazon will deliver 100 ventilators to India.



Singapore said it was urgent to help India. The pandemic is a global threat. It does not care what country, nationality or race you are from. The WHO said the situation in India was "beyond heartbreaking". It is sending equipment and supplies. It said: "The growth...in case numbers is really, truly astonishing."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Oxygen Aid - Level 1 Oxygen Aid - Level 2   or  Oxygen Aid - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/singapore-sends-oxygen-aid-to-help-india-fight-covid-19-pandemic-14709168
  • https://www.siasat.com/amazon-to-airlift-100-icu-ventilator-units-from-us-to-india-2129701/
  • https://news.yahoo.com/situation-india-beyond-heartbreaking-chief-155946559.html


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. countries are sending
  2. India has
  3. 300,000 new COVID-19 cases
  4. Its hospitals are
  5. They are turning people with
  6. There are not enough beds
  7. Singapore sent
  8. Amazon will
  1. the virus away
  2. oxygen to India
  3. 1.3 billion people
  4. deliver 100 ventilators
  5. oxygen to India
  6. in trouble
  7. and oxygen
  8. every day

Paragraph 2

  1. Singapore said it was urgent
  2. The pandemic is a global
  3. It does not
  4. what country, nationality or race
  5. the situation in India was beyond
  6. It is sending equipment
  7. The growth in case
  8. really, truly
  1. heartbreaking
  2. numbers
  3. threat
  4. astonishing
  5. to help India
  6. you are from
  7. and supplies
  8. care

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Many countries (1) ___________________ to India. India has 1.3 billion people. (2) ___________________ 300,000 new COVID-19 cases (3) ___________________ India. Its hospitals are in trouble. They (4) ___________________ with the virus away. There are not enough (5) ___________________. Singapore sent oxygen to India. Amazon (6) ___________________ ventilators to India.

Singapore said (7) ___________________ to help India. The pandemic (8) ___________________ threat. It does not care what country, nationality (9) ___________________ are from. The WHO said the (10) ___________________ was "beyond heartbreaking". It is sending (11) ___________________. It said: "The growth...in case numbers (12) ___________________ astonishing."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ManycountriesaresendingoxygentoIndia.Indiahas1.3billionpeople.
Thereareover300,000newCOVID-19caseseverydayinIndia.Itsho
spitalsareintrouble.Theyareturningpeoplewiththevirusaway.Therea
renotenoughbedsandoxygen.SingaporesentoxygentoIndia.Amazon
willdeliver100ventilatorstoIndia.SingaporesaiditwasurgenttohelpIn
dia.Thepandemicisaglobalthreat.Itdoesnotcarewhatcountry,nation
alityorraceyouarefrom.TheWHOsaidthesituationinIndiawas"beyond
heartbreaking".Itissendingequipmentandsupplies.Itsaid:"Thegrow
th...incasenumbersisreally,trulyastonishing."

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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