The Reading / Listening - Refugees - Level 0

Starbucks will give jobs to 10,000 refugees over five years. Starbucks is unhappy with President Trump's ban on people from seven Muslim countries. Starbucks will welcome people escaping from war. It said: "There are more than 65 million…refugees, and we [will] hire 10,000 of them…in 75 countries around the world."



Many Trump supporters are angry. They want people to stay away from Starbucks and any company who says bad things about Mr Trump. They want Starbucks to help war veterans in the US and not refugees. Other people started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet. They want people to stay away from companies that support Mr Trump.

Try the same news story at these levels:

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

Sources
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/news/does-starbucks-ignore-vets-while-helping-refugees/
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38793248
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-is-hiring-10000-refugees-2017-1


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. give jobs to 10,000 refugees
  2. Starbucks is
  3. President Trump's ban
  4. people escaping from
  5. There are more than
  6. we will hire 10,000
  7. in 75
  8. around the
  1. of them
  2. war
  3. world
  4. unhappy
  5. over five years
  6. countries
  7. on people
  8. 65 million refugees

Paragraph 2

  1. Many Trump
  2. They want people to stay away
  3. any company who
  4. They want Starbucks to
  5. war
  6. people started the hashtag
  7. They want people to stay
  8. companies that support
  1. help
  2. says bad things
  3. away
  4. veterans
  5. supporters
  6. Mr Trump
  7. #GrabYourWallet
  8. from Starbucks

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Starbucks (1) ___________________ to 10,000 refugees over five years. Starbucks (2) ___________________ with President Trump's (3) ___________________ from seven Muslim countries. Starbucks will welcome people escaping (4) ___________________. It said: "There are more than 65 (5) ___________________, and we [will] hire 10,000 of them…in 75 countries (6) ___________________."

Many Trump supporters (7) ___________________. They want people to (8) ___________________ Starbucks and any company who says (9) ___________________ about Mr Trump. They want Starbucks (10) ___________________ veterans in the US and not refugees. Other people started (11) ___________________ #GrabYourWallet. They want people to stay away from companies (12) ___________________ Mr Trump.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Starbuckswillgivejobsto10,000refugeesoverfiveyears.Starbucksisu
nhappywithPresidentTrump'sbanonpeoplefromsevenMuslimcountri
es.Starbuckswillwelcomepeopleescapingfromwar.Itsaid:"Thereare
morethan65million…refugees,andwe[will]hire10,000ofthem…in75c
ountriesaroundtheworld."ManyTrumpsupportersareangry.Theywa
ntpeopletostayawayfromStarbucksandanycompanywhosaysbadthi
ngsaboutMrTrump.TheywantStarbuckstohelpwarveteransintheUSa
ndnotrefugees.Otherpeoplestartedthehashtag#GrabYourWallet.Th
eywantpeopletostayawayfromcompaniesthatsupportMrTrump.

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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