5-speed listening (2020 Dubai Expo - Level 4)

2020 Dubai Expo opens to 'astonish the world'






Try  2020 Dubai Expo - Level 5  |  2020 Dubai Expo - Level 6

ESL resource book with copiable worksheets and handouts - 1,000 Ideas and Activities for Language Teachers / English teachers
See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

20 Questions  |  Spelling  |  Dictation


The 2020 Dubai Expo finally opened. It will run until March 2022. Famous singers took part in an amazing opening ceremony. These included the opera singer Andrea Bocelli, the pianist Lang Lang and Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu. CNN was impressed. It said: "Dubai doesn't do anything by half. The city always goes big." Reuters wrote about "lavish" fireworks, music, and messages about the power of global collaboration and a sustainable future.

Expo takes place every five years. It showcases solutions to challenges faced by humanity. The Dubai Expo theme is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future". It will also focus on sustainability, mobility and opportunity. It is the first Expo to be held in the Middle East. Around 25 million visitors will see exhibits from almost 200 countries. Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum promised it would "astonish the world".

Higher Levels

Try higher levels. The listening is a little longer, with more vocabulary.

2020 Dubai Expo - Level 5  |  2020 Dubai Expo - Level 6

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the 2020 Dubai Expo  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You