The Reading / Listening - Pearl Harbor - Level 0

Japan's leader Shinzo Abe visited Pearl Harbor. Japan's attack there in 1941 led to the USA joining World War II. Mr Abe did not apologize for the attack. He offered his thoughts to those who died. He said: "We must never repeat the horrors of war again. This is the [promise] the people of Japan have taken."



Many Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 people. The attack also damaged or destroyed warships. Mr Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit a special memorial. He said after WWII, Japan was destroyed and people were poor. The USA sent food and clothes. He said the two countries were now great friends.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Pearl Harbor - Level 1 Pearl Harbor - Level 2   or  Pearl Harbor - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38438714
  • https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-27/abe-to-answer-obama-s-hiroshima-visit-with-trip-to-pearl-harbor
  • http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Japan-s-Abe-offers-condolences-at-Pearl-Harbor-for-victims-of-war


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Japan's
  2. Japan's attack there
  3. led to the USA
  4. Mr Abe did not apologize
  5. He offered his
  6. those who
  7. We must never repeat the horrors
  8. the promise the people of Japan
  1. joining World War II
  2. have made
  3. for the attack
  4. thoughts
  5. of war again
  6. leader Shinzo Abe
  7. died
  8. in 1941

Paragraph 2

  1. Many Japanese planes
  2. killing
  3. damaged or
  4. the first Japanese leader to visit
  5. after WWII, Japan
  6. people were
  7. The USA sent food
  8. great
  1. a special memorial
  2. friends
  3. poor
  4. was destroyed
  5. attacked Pearl Harbor
  6. destroyed warships
  7. 2,403 people
  8. and clothes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ Shinzo Abe visited Pearl Harbor. Japan's attack there in 1941 (2) ___________________ USA joining World War II. Mr Abe (3) ___________________ for the attack. He offered (4) ___________________ those who died. He said: "We must (5) ___________________ the horrors of war again. This is (6) ___________________ people of Japan have [made]."

Many Japanese (7) ___________________ Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 people. (8) ___________________ damaged or destroyed warships. Mr Abe (9) ___________________ Japanese leader to visit a (10) ___________________. He said after WWII, Japan was destroyed and (11) ___________________. The USA sent food and clothes. He said the two countries (12) ___________________ friends.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Japan'sleaderShinzoAbevisitedPearlHarbor.Japan'sattacktherein19
41ledtotheUSAjoiningWorldWarII.MrAbedidnotapologizefortheatta
ck.Heofferedhisthoughtstothosewhodied.Hesaid:"Wemustneverrep
eatthehorrorsofwaragain.Thisisthe[promise]thepeopleofJapanhave
[made]."ManyJapaneseplanesattackedPearlHarbor,killing2,403peo
ple.Theattackalsodamagedordestroyedwarships.MrAbeisthefirstJa
paneseleadertovisitaspecialmemorial.HesaidafterWWII,Japanwasd
estroyedandpeoplewerepoor.TheUSAsentfoodandclothes.Hesaidth
etwocountrieswerenowgreatfriends.

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

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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