5-speed listening (Factor X - Level 0)

Diseases in 'Factor X' could be next global threat






Try  Factor X - Level 1  |  Factor X - Level 2  |   Factor X - Level 3

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


There could be many deadly diseases underground in permafrost. Permafrost is in mountains and near the North and South Poles. Climate change is melting it. This could release unknown, harmful viruses. Scientists are calling these 'Factor X'. An infectious diseases professor said we know little about Factor X.

There are viruses in permafrost that are a million years old. A scientist said these "ancient viruses" could be terrifying. We have never seen them before. The scientist said deadly diseases like smallpox could be released. Factor X could be an even bigger problem. We need to learn more about Factor X.

Other Levels

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

Factor X - Level 1  |   Factor X - Level 2  |   Factor X - Level 3

All Levels

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

← Back to the Factor X  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You