The Reading / Listening - Afghan Refugees - Level 0

Malala Yousafzai wants countries to open their borders to Afghan refugees. She is worried about their safety. Malala is from Pakistan. The Taliban shot her in the head in 2012 for supporting girls' education. She is worried that girls in Afghanistan will not be able to go to school and that women will not have freedom.

Ms Yousafzai is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. She called events in Afghanistan "shocking". She said there is an "urgent humanitarian crisis". She does not want to see Afghanistan "going decades and centuries back". She called for the protection of women and minority groups. She also called for peace.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Afghan Refugees - Level 1 Afghan Refugees - Level 2   or  Afghan Refugees - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.cbsnews.com/news/malala-yousafzai-afghanistan-refugees-taliban-open-borders/
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58237871
  • https://www.insideedition.com/malala-yousafzai-advocates-for-countries-to-open-their-borders-for-afghan-refugees-69182


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 :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. open their
  2. Afghan
  3. She is worried
  4. The Taliban
  5. supporting girls'
  6. She is
  7. be able to go
  8. women will not
  1. refugees
  2. education
  3. have freedom
  4. borders
  5. shot her
  6. to school
  7. about their safety
  8. worried

Paragraph 2

  1. the youngest ever Nobel
  2. She called events in Afghanistan
  3. an urgent humanitarian
  4. She does not want to
  5. going decades and centuries
  6. the protection of
  7. minority
  8. She also called
  1. women
  2. see Afghanistan
  3. for peace
  4. Peace Prize winner
  5. crisis
  6. groups
  7. back
  8. shocking

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Malala Yousafzai (1) ___________________ open their borders to Afghan refugees. She is worried (2) ___________________. Malala is from Pakistan. The Taliban (3) ___________________ the head in 2012 for (4) ___________________. She is worried that girls in Afghanistan (5) ___________________ able to go to school and that women will (6) ___________________.

Ms Yousafzai is (7) ___________________ Nobel Peace Prize winner. She (8) ___________________ Afghanistan "shocking". She said there (9) ___________________ humanitarian crisis". She does not (10) ___________________ Afghanistan "going decades (11) ___________________". She called for the protection of women and minority groups. She (12) ___________________ peace.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

MalalaYousafzaiwantscountriestoopentheirborderstoAfghanrefuge
es.Sheisworriedabouttheirsafety.MalalaisfromPakistan.TheTaliban
shotherintheheadin2012forsupportinggirls'education.Sheisworried
thatgirlsinAfghanistanwillnotbeabletogotoschoolandthatwomenwill
nothavefreedom.MsYousafzaiistheyoungesteverNobelPeacePrizewi
nner.ShecalledeventsinAfghanistan"shocking".Shesaidthereisan"u
rgenthumanitariancrisis".ShedoesnotwanttoseeAfghanistan"going
decadesandcenturiesback".Shecalledfortheprotectionofwomenand
minoritygroups.Shealsocalledforpeace.

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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Answers

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