The Reading / Listening - Oxygen Aid - Level 1

Many countries are sending oxygen to India. India is the world's second largest country, with 1.3 billion people. It is experiencing a big increase in COVID-19 cases. There are over 300,000 new cases every day. India's hospitals are in trouble. They are turning people with the virus away. There are not enough beds. Many hospitals have no oxygen. Singapore and the UK have sent oxygen to India. India has arranged for Amazon to deliver 100 ventilators.



A spokesperson from Singapore explained how urgent it was to help India. He said this pandemic is a global threat. It does not care what country, nationality or race you are from. He said people must support each other. The WHO said the situation in India was "beyond heartbreaking". It is doing everything it can to provide equipment and supplies. It said: "The growth that we have seen in case numbers is really, truly astonishing."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Oxygen Aid - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Many countries are sending
  2. India is the world's second
  3. a big increase
  4. There are over 300,000 new
  5. India's hospitals are
  6. They are turning people with
  7. There are not enough
  8. Many hospitals
  1. have no oxygen
  2. in COVID-19 cases
  3. in trouble
  4. the virus away
  5. oxygen to India
  6. beds
  7. largest country
  8. cases every day

Paragraph 2

  1. explained how
  2. He said this pandemic
  3. It does not care
  4. He said people must support
  5. the situation in India was beyond
  6. It is doing everything
  7. provide equipment
  8. The growth that we have seen
  1. what country
  2. in case numbers
  3. it can
  4. urgent it was
  5. each other
  6. and supplies
  7. is a global threat
  8. heartbreaking

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Many countries are (1) ___________________ India. India is the world's second largest country, with 1.3 billion people. It is experiencing (2) ___________________ in COVID-19 cases. There are over 300,000 new () ___________________. India's hospitals are in trouble. They are turning people with (4) ___________________. There are not enough beds. Many hospitals have no oxygen. Singapore and the UK (5) ___________________ to India. India has arranged for Amazon (6) ___________________ ventilators.

A spokesperson from Singapore explained (7) ________________ was to help India. He said this pandemic is (8) ___________________. It does not care what country, nationality (9) ___________________ are from. He said people must support each other. The WHO said (10) ___________________ India was "beyond heartbreaking". It is doing everything it (11) ___________________ equipment and supplies. It said: "The growth that we have seen (12) ___________________ is really, truly astonishing."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ManycountriesaresendingoxygentoIndia.Indiaistheworld'ssecondla
rgestcountry,with1.3billionpeople.ItisexperiencingabigincreaseinC
OVID-19cases.Thereareover300,000newcaseseveryday.India'sh
ospitalsareintrouble.Theyareturningpeoplewiththevirusaway.There
arenotenoughbeds.Manyhospitalshavenooxygen.Singaporeandthe
UKhavesentoxygentoIndia.IndiahasarrangedforAmazontodeliver1
00ventilators.AspokespersonfromSingaporeexplainedhowurgentit
wastohelpIndia.Hesaidthispandemicisaglobalthreat.Itdoesnotcare
whatcountry,nationalityorraceyouarefrom.Hesaidpeoplemustsupp
orteachother.TheWHOsaidthesituationinIndiawas"beyondheartbre
aking".Itisdoingeverythingitcantoprovideequipmentandsupplies.Its
aid:"Thegrowththatwehaveseenincasenumbersisreally,trulyastonis
hing."

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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