The Reading / Listening - Dawn Raids - Level 3

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has apologized to Pacific Islanders for an immigration policy in the early 1970s. The policy was known as the Dawn Raids. These involved police with dogs waking up Pacific Islanders in the early hours of the morning to deport them. Pacific Islanders are from islands in the South Pacific such as Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Over 65,000 Pacific Islanders relocated to New Zealand for work to help fill a shortage of workers. The Dawn Raids focused on those who allegedly overstayed their visas. Police deported them and put their children in government care homes. Most over-stayers at that time were from the UK, South Africa and Australia.

Ms Ardern expressed her government's "sorrow, remorse and regret" over the raids. She took part in a traditional Samoan forgiveness ceremony as part of her apology. She was covered with a large white mat to show forgiveness. Ardern said people still suffered from the memories of the raids, and that "they live on [today] in the disruption of trust and faith in authorities". She told Islanders: "The treatment of your ancestors was wrong." Ardern said Islanders in New Zealand today still "suffer the scars" from the discriminatory policy. A Tongan princess thanked Ardern for apologizing for the "inhumane and unjust" treatment of her people. She said the apology was "a new dawn for my community".

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Dawn Raids - Level 0 , Dawn Raids - Level 1 or  Dawn Raids - Level 2

Sources
  • https://www.npr.org/2021/08/01/1023462928/new-zealand-apologizes-for-1970s-immigration-raids-that-targeted-pacific-islande
  • https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/125938982/governments-apology-for-dawn-raids-just-the-beginning-pasifika-youth-say
  • https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/government-makes-unreserved-apology-dawn-raids


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Warm-ups

1. NEW ZEALAND: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about New Zealand. 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?
       New Zealand / apology / Pacific / islanders / dawn / deport / visas / children / care /
       sorrow / regret / traditional / ceremony / memories / faith / scars / discriminatory
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. CITIZENSHIP: Students A strongly believe anyone who works in another country should be able to get citizenship in that country; Students B strongly believe the opposite. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. ISLANDS: What do you know about these islands? Would you like to live on them? Why (not)?  Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What I Know

Living There

Tahiti

 

 

Bali

 

 

Falklands

 

 

Jamaica

 

 

Malta

 

 

Madagascar

 

 

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5. IMMIGRATION: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "immigration". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. RELOCATING: Rank these with your partner. Put the best places to relocate to at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • South Africa
  • Bhutan
  • Antarctica

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. immigration a. A course action followed or proposed by an organization or individual.
      2. policy b. Moved to a new place and started one's home or business there.
      3. involved c. Send a foreigner out of a country because their visa ended or they committed a crime.
      4. deport d. Had or included as a necessary or integral part or result.
      5. relocated e. The action of coming to live in a foreign country forever.
      6. allegedly f. The group of people who controls a country or region.
      7. government g. Something is said to be true but there is no proof.

    Paragraph 2

      8. expressed h. A firm belief in the truth, or ability of someone or something.
      9. sorrow i. Say something in words or by gestures and conduct.
      10. regret j. A formal public occasion that celebrates a particular event, achievement, or anniversary.
      11. traditional k. A group of people living in the same place or sharing similar characteristics.
      12. ceremony l. Feel sad or disappointed because of something you did or didn't do.
      13. trust m. Existing as part of a long-established custom or habit.
      14. community n. A feeling of great sadness caused by someone dying, a disappointment, or another bad thing.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. New Zealand's leader apologized for a 1980s immigration policy.     T / F
  2. A few decades ago, police woke up and deported some Pacific Islanders.  T / F
  3. The police deported over 65,000 Pacific Islanders.     T / F
  4. All children of over-stayers were also deported.     T / F
  5. Jacinda Ardern participated in a traditional Fijian forgiveness ceremony.   T / F
  6. Jacinda Ardern said people have forgotten about the police raids today.   T / F
  7. A princess from Tonga thanked New Zealand's leader for the apology.     T / F
  8. The princess said the apology was a new dusk for her community.     T / F

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

  1. apologized
  2. policy
  3. deport
  4. relocated
  5. allegedly
  6. expressed
  7. took part
  8. trust
  9. inhumane
  10. dawn
  1. voiced
  2. moved
  3. beginning
  4. said sorry
  5. confidence
  6. strategy
  7. cruel
  8. throw out
  9. participated
  10. reportedly

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

  1. an immigration
  2. in the early hours
  3. help fill a shortage
  4. put their children in government
  5. Most over-stayers at
  6. expressed her government's sorrow,
  7. people still suffered
  8. trust and faith
  9. apologizing for the inhumane
  10. a new dawn
  1. in authorities
  2. of workers
  3. that time
  4. and unjust treatment
  5. remorse and regret
  6. policy
  7. for my community
  8. from the memories
  9. of the morning
  10. care homes

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
such
shortage
time
involved
policy
care
deport
visas

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has apologized to Pacific Islanders for an immigration (1) _____________________ in the early 1970s. The policy was known as the Dawn Raids. These (2) _____________________ police with dogs waking up Pacific Islanders in the early hours of the morning to (3) _____________________ them. Pacific Islanders are from islands in the South Pacific (4) _____________________ as Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Over 65,000 Pacific Islanders relocated to New Zealand for work to help fill a (5) _____________________ of workers. The Dawn Raids focused on those who allegedly overstayed their (6) _____________________. Police deported them and put their children in government (7) _____________________ homes. Most over-stayers at that (8) _____________________ were from the UK, South Africa and Australia.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
memories
community
ceremony
discriminatory
mat
treatment
regret
ancestors

Ms Ardern expressed her government's "sorrow, remorse and (9) _____________________" over the raids. She took part in a traditional Samoan forgiveness (10) _____________________ as part of her apology. She was covered with a large white (11) _____________________ to show forgiveness. Ardern said people still suffered from the (12) _____________________ of the raids, and that "they live on [today] in the disruption of trust and faith in authorities". She told Islanders: "The treatment of your (13) _____________________ was wrong." Ardern said Islanders in New Zealand today still "suffer the scars" from the (14) _____________________ policy. A Tongan princess thanked Ardern for apologizing for the "inhumane and unjust" (15) _____________________ of her people. She said the apology was "a new dawn for my (16) _____________________".

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) Jacinda Ardern has apologized to Pacific Islanders for ______
     a.  an immigration policing
     b.  an immigrated policy
     c.  an emigration policing
     d.  an immigration policy
2)  These involved police with dogs waking up Pacific Islanders in ______
     a.  the burly hour
     b.  the early hours
     c.  the early hour
     d.  the yearly hours
3) Pacific Islanders relocated to New Zealand for work to help fill a ______
     a.  short age of workers
     b.  shore stage of workers
     c.  short edge of workers
     d.  shortage of workers
4)  Police deported them and put their children in ______
     a.  government cared homes
     b.  government cares homes
     c.  government care homes
     d.  government carer homes
5)  Most over-stayers ______
     a.  at what time
     b.  at tat time
     c.  at stat time
     d.  at that time

6)  Ms Ardern expressed her government's sorrow, ______
     a.  rim Morse and egret
     b.  rem mores and regret
     c.  remorse and regret
     d.  ream horse and regrets
7)  they live on today in the disruption of trust and ______
     a.  faith thin authorities
     b.  faith in authorities
     c.  faith in authority
     d.  faith thin authorize
8)  She was covered with a large white mat ______
     a.  two show forgiveness
     b.  to show forgiveness
     c.  two shown forgiveness
     d.  too show forgiveness
9)  Ardern said people still suffered from the memories ______
     a.  off the raids
     b.  of a raid
     c.  of the reeds
     d.  of the raids
10)  A Tongan princess thanked Ardern for apologizing for the inhumane ______
     a.  end unjust treatment
     b.  end an just treatment
     c.  and unjust treatment
     d.  and an just treatment

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern (1) ____________________ Pacific Islanders for an immigration policy in the early 1970s. The (2) ____________________ as the Dawn Raids. These involved police with (3) ____________________ Pacific Islanders in the early hours of the morning (4) ____________________. Pacific Islanders are from islands in the South Pacific such as Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Over 65,000 Pacific Islanders relocated to New Zealand for work to help fill a (5) ____________________. The Dawn Raids focused on those who allegedly overstayed their visas. Police deported them and put their children in government care homes. Most over-stayers (6) ____________________ were from the UK, South Africa and Australia.

Ms Ardern expressed her government's "sorrow, (7) ____________________ " over the raids. She took part in a traditional Samoan forgiveness ceremony as part of her apology. She (8) ____________________ a large white mat to show forgiveness. Ardern said people still suffered from (9) ____________________ the raids, and that "they live on [today] in the disruption of trust and faith in authorities". She told Islanders: "The treatment of your (10) ____________________." Ardern said Islanders in New Zealand today still "(11) ____________________" from the discriminatory policy. A Tongan princess thanked Ardern for apologizing for the "inhumane and (12) ____________________ her people. She said the apology was "a new dawn for my community".

Comprehension questions

  1. When did the Dawn Raids happen?
  2. What did police take them on the Dawn Raids visits?
  3. How many Pacific Islanders went to work in New Zealand?
  4. Where did the police put the children of people who were deported?
  5. Where were most people from who overstayed their visas?
  6. Where was the forgiveness ceremony from that Ms Ardern took part in?
  7. What was Ms Ardern covered in?
  8. Who do people not have faith in today?
  9. Who thanked Ms Ardern?
  10. For whom is the apology a new dawn?




Multiple choice quiz

1) When did the Dawn Raids happen?
a) in the early-mid 1970s
b) in the late 1970s
c) in the early 1970s
d) in the mid-1970s
2) What did police take them on the Dawn Raids visits?
a) dogs
b) batons
c) water cannon
d) food
3) How many Pacific Islanders went to work in New Zealand?
a) over 65,000
b) exactly 65,000
c) around 65,000
d) just fewer than 65,000
4) Where did the police put the children of people who were deported?
a) in schools
b) in care homes
c) in parks
d) on planes home
5) Where were most people from who overstayed their visas?
a) the UK, Australia and Fiji
b) Tonga, Samoa and Tahiti
c) Samoa, South Africa and Australia
d) the UK, South Africa and Australia

6) Where was the forgiveness ceremony from that Ms Ardern took part in?
a) Fifi
b) Samoa
c) Tonga
d) Tahiti
7) What was Ms Ardern covered in?
a) a large white mat
b) praise
c) glory
d) guilt
8) Who do people not have faith in today?
a) world leaders
b) everyone
c) the authorities
d) themselves
9) Who thanked Ms Ardern?
a) a Fijian princess
b) a Tahitian princess
c) a Samoan princess
d) a Tongan princess
10) For whom is the apology a new dawn?
a) the princess' community
b) everyone
c) the whole world
d) children

Role play

Role  A – New Zealand
You think New Zealand is the best country to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the least appealing of these (and why): Singapore, Bhutan or Antarctica.

Role  B – Singapore
You think Singapore is the best country to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the least appealing of these (and why): New Zealand, Bhutan or Antarctica.

Role  C – Bhutan
You think Bhutan is the best country to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the least appealing of these (and why): Singapore, New Zealand or Antarctica.

Role  D – Antarctica
You think Antarctica is the best country to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their countries. Also, tell the others which is the least appealing of these (and why): Singapore, Bhutan or New Zealand.

After reading / listening

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

'dawn'

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  • and 'raid'.

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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:

    • 1970s
    • waking
    • such
    • fill
    • care
    • time
    • regret
    • part
    • large
    • trust
    • scars
    • community

    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 - Dawn Raids

    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 'immigration'?
    3. Why do people migrate?
    4. What do you know about New Zealand?
    5. What immigration policy does your country have?
    6. What are the good things about migration?
    7. Are there any bad things about immigration?
    8. Would you like to live and work in another country?
    9. Should migrants have more rights in the countries they move to?
    10. What should happen to people who overstay their visas?

    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 'apology'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about the Pacific Islands?
    5. What do you know about New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern?
    6. When was the last time you apologized to someone?
    7. What do you think of Jacinda Ardern's apology?
    8. Is an apology to the Pacific Islanders enough?
    9. What advice do you have for the Pacific Islanders?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Jacinda Ardern?

    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)

    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has apologized to Pacific Islanders for an immigration (1) ____ in the early 1970s. The policy was known (2) ____ the Dawn Raids. These involved police with dogs waking up Pacific Islanders in the early hours of the morning to (3) ____ them. Pacific Islanders are from islands in the South Pacific such as Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Over 65,000 Pacific Islanders relocated (4) ____ New Zealand for work to help fill a shortage of workers. The Dawn Raids focused (5) ____ those who allegedly overstayed their visas. Police deported them and put their children in government care homes. Most over-stayers at (6) ____ time were from the UK, South Africa and Australia.

    Ms Ardern expressed her government's "sorrow, remorse and (7) ____" over the raids. She took part in a traditional Samoan forgiveness ceremony as part of her apology. She was covered (8) ____ a large white mat to show forgiveness. Ardern said people still suffered from the memories of the (9) ____, and that "they live on [today] in the disruption of trust and faith in authorities". She told Islanders: "The treatment of your ancestors was (10) ____." Ardern said Islanders in New Zealand today still "suffer the scars" from the discriminatory policy. A Tongan princess (11) ____ Ardern for apologizing for the "inhumane and unjust" treatment of her people. She said the apology was "a new dawn (12) ____ my community".

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     police     (b)     policing     (c)     policy     (d)     policed    
    2. (a)     as     (b)     has     (c)     was     (d)     is    
    3. (a)     deport     (b)     depose     (c)     depart     (d)     depot    
    4. (a)     to     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     up    
    5. (a)     up     (b)     on     (c)     in     (d)     of    
    6. (a)     a     (b)     as     (c)     what     (d)     that    
    7. (a)     painful     (b)     shamed     (c)     regret     (d)     sadly    
    8. (a)     of     (b)     as     (c)     up     (d)     with    
    9. (a)     raids     (b)     radios     (c)     roads     (d)     reeds    
    10. (a)     badly     (b)     wrong     (c)     error     (d)     crime    
    11. (a)     pleased     (b)     thanked     (c)     politely     (d)     mannered    
    12. (a)     of     (b)     by     (c)     for     (d)     as

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. an itgmoarnimi policy in the early 1970s
    2. These inodlvve police with dogs
    3. Islanders reoecltad to New Zealand for work
    4. help fill a asgtehro of workers
    5. focused on those who alyeleldg overstayed
    6. Police ptededor them

    Paragraph 2

    1. a traditional Samoan forgiveness eecnymor
    2. soieemrm of the raids
    3. The treatment of your tnesarcso was wrong
    4. the yostiidrcirnam policy
    5. nehnmiau and unjust
    6. a new dawn for my imcuyotnm

    Put the text back together

    (...)  policy in the early 1970s. The policy was known as the Dawn Raids. These involved police with dogs waking
    (...)  in a traditional Samoan forgiveness ceremony as part of her apology. She was covered
    (...)  on those who allegedly overstayed their visas. Police deported them and put their children in
    (...)  up Pacific Islanders in the early hours of the morning to deport them. Pacific Islanders are from islands
    (...)  New Zealand for work to help fill a shortage of workers. The Dawn Raids focused
    (...)  Ms Ardern expressed her government's "sorrow, remorse and regret" over the raids. She took part
    (...)  of the raids, and that "they live on [today] in the disruption of trust and faith
    (...)  government care homes. Most over-stayers at that time were from the UK, South Africa and Australia.
    1  ) The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has apologized to Pacific Islanders for an immigration
    (...)  in authorities". She told Islanders: "The treatment of your ancestors was wrong." Ardern said Islanders in New Zealand today still
    (...)  for apologizing for the "inhumane and unjust" treatment of her people. She said the apology was "a new dawn for my community".
    (...)  "suffer the scars" from the discriminatory policy. A Tongan princess thanked Ardern
    (...)  in the South Pacific such as Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Over 65,000 Pacific Islanders relocated to
    (...)  with a large white mat to show forgiveness. Ardern said people still suffered from the memories

    Put the words in the right order

    1. the   immigration   in   An   1970s   .   early   policy
    2. in   hours   .   up   Islanders   Waking   the   early   Pacific
    3. to   a   shortage   of   Help   fill   workers   .
    4. those   visas   .   allegedly   on   overstayed   who   their   Focused
    5. over-stayers   were   at   that   Most   Britain   .   time   from
    6. part   traditional   a   in   She   forgiveness   took   ceremony   .
    7. was   mat   .   with   white   large   She   covered   a
    8. the   the   People   of   suffered   from   memories   raids   .
    9. wrong   .   was   your   ancestors   treatment   of   The
    10. new   apology   the   dawn   .   a   said   She   was

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has apologies / apologized to Pacific Islanders for an immigration policy on / in the early 1970s. The policy was known as the Dawn Raids. These involved police with dogs waking / walking up Pacific Islanders in the early hours of the morning to depart / deport them. Pacific Islanders are from islands in / on the South Pacific such has / as Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Over 65,000 Pacific Islanders relocated to New Zealand for / from work to help fill a shortage of workers. The Dawn Raids focused on / in those who allegedly overstayed their visas. Police deported them and puts / put their children in government care homes. Most over-stayers at that / what time were from the UK, South Africa and Australia.

    Ms Ardern expressed / supposed her government's "sorrow, remorse and regret" over the raids. She took / gave part in a traditional Samoan forgiveness ceremony as part off / of her apology. She was covered with a large white mat to show / shown forgiveness. Ardern said people still suffered from the memories off / of the raids, and that "they live on [today] in the disruption of trust and faith on / in authorities". She told Islanders: "The treatment of your ancestors was / were wrong." Ardern said Islanders in New Zealand today still "suffer the scars / stars" from the discriminatory policy. A Tongan princess thanked / pleased Ardern for apologizing for the "inhumane and unjust" treatment of her people. She said the apology was "a new dusk / dawn for my community".

    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)

    Th_  Pr_m_  M_n_st_r  _f  N_w  Z__l_nd  J_c_nd_  _rd_rn  h_s  _p_l_g_z_d  t_  P_c_f_c  _sl_nd_rs  f_r  _n  _mm_gr_t__n  p_l_cy  _n  th_  __rly  1970s.  Th_  p_l_cy  w_s  kn_wn  _s  th_  D_wn  R__ds.  Th_s_  _nv_lv_d  p_l_c_  w_th  d_gs  w_k_ng  _p  P_c_f_c  _sl_nd_rs  _n  th_  __rly  h__rs  _f  th_  m_rn_ng  t_  d_p_rt  th_m.  P_c_f_c  _sl_nd_rs  _r_  fr_m  _sl_nds  _n  th_  S__th  P_c_f_c  s_ch  _s  T_h_t_,  T_ng_,  S_m__  _nd  F_j_.  _v_r  65,000  P_c_f_c  _sl_nd_rs  r_l_c_t_d  t_  N_w  Z__l_nd  f_r  w_rk  t_  h_lp  f_ll  _  sh_rt_g_  _f  w_rk_rs.  Th_  D_wn  R__ds  f_c_s_d  _n  th_s_  wh_  _ll_g_dly  _v_rst_y_d  th__r  v_s_s.  P_l_c_  d_p_rt_d  th_m  _nd  p_t  th__r  ch_ldr_n  _n  g_v_rnm_nt  c_r_  h_m_s.  M_st  _v_r-st_y_rs  _t  th_t  t_m_  w_r_  fr_m  th_  _K,  S__th  _fr_c_  _nd  __str_l__.

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the prime minister of new zealand jacinda ardern has apologized to pacific islanders for an immigration policy in the early 1970s the policy was known as the dawn raids these involved police with dogs waking up pacific islanders in the early hours of the morning to deport them pacific islanders are from islands in the south pacific such as tahiti tonga samoa and Fiji over 65000 pacific islanders relocated to new zealand for work to help fill a shortage of workers the dawn raids focused on those who allegedly overstayed their visas police deported them and put their children in government care homes most overstayers at that time were from the uk south africa and australia

    ms ardern expressed her governments sorrow remorse and regret over the raids she took part in a traditional samoan forgiveness ceremony as part of her apology she was covered with a large white mat to show forgiveness ardern said people still suffered from the memories of the raids and that they live on today in the disruption of trust and faith in authorities she told islanders the treatment of your ancestors was wrong ardern said islanders in new zealand today still suffer the scars from the discriminatory policy a tongan princess thanked ardern for apologizing for the inhumane and unjust treatment of her people she said the apology was a new dawn for my community

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    ThePrimeMinisterofNewZealandJacindaArdernhasapologizedtoPacif
    icIslandersforanimmigrationpolicyintheearly1970s.Thepolicywaskn
    ownastheDawnRaids.TheseinvolvedpolicewithdogswakingupPacific
    Islandersintheearlyhoursofthemorningtodeportthem.PacificIslande
    rsarefromislandsintheSouthPacificsuchasTahiti,Tonga,SamoaandFi
    ji.Over65,000PacificIslandersrelocatedtoNewZealandforworktohel
    pfillashortageofworkers.TheDawnRaidsfocusedonthosewhoallegedl
    yoverstayedtheirvisas.Policedeportedthemandputtheirchildreningo
    vernmentcarehomes.Mostover-stayersatthattimewerefromtheUK,
    SouthAfricaandAustralia.MsArdernexpressedhergovernment's"sorr
    ow,remorseandregret"overtheraids.ShetookpartinatraditionalSam
    oanforgivenessceremonyaspartofherapology.Shewascoveredwithal
    argewhitemattoshowforgiveness.Ardernsaidpeoplestillsufferedfro
    mthememoriesoftheraids,andthat"theyliveon[today]inthedisruptio
    noftrustandfaithinauthorities".ShetoldIslanders:"Thetreatmentofy
    ourancestorswaswrong."ArdernsaidIslandersinNewZealandtodayst
    ill"sufferthescars"fromthediscriminatorypolicy.ATonganprincesstha
    nkedArdernforapologizingforthe"inhumaneandunjust"treatmentofh
    erpeople.Shesaidtheapologywas"anewdawnformycommunity".

    Free writing

    Write about Dawn Raids for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Immigrants who work in another country should get citizenship in that country. 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. NEW ZEALAND: Make a poster about New Zealand. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. IMMIGRATION: Write a magazine article about giving immigrants the right to apply for citizenship in their country of work. 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 New Zealand. Ask him/her three questions about the country. Give him/her three of your opinions on the nation. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.





    A Few Additional Activities for Students

    Ask your students what they have read, seen or heard about this news in their own language. Students are likely to / may have have encountered this news in their L1 and therefore bring a background knowledge to the classroom.

    Get students to role play different characters from this news story.

    Ask students to keep track of this news and revisit it to discuss in your next class.

    Ask students to male predictions of how this news might develop in the next few days or weeks, and then revisit and discuss in a future class.

    Ask students to write a follow-up story to this news.

    Students role play a journalist and someone who witnessed or was a part of this news. Perhaps they could make a video of the interview.

    Ask students to keep a news journal in English and add this story to their thoughts.

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