The Reading / Listening - Refugees - Level 1

Starbucks has said it would employ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The boss of the international chain is unhappy with President Donald Trump's ban on people from seven Muslim countries. The boss promised to welcome people escaping from war, violence and discrimination. He said: "There are more than 65 million…refugees, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them…in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business."



Many Trump supporters are angry with Starbucks and want a boycott of the coffee shops. They want Starbucks to help the unemployed war veterans in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks has hired 8,800 veterans since 2013. Mr Trump's supporters want people to boycott companies who are negative about the President. Opponents of Mr. Trump started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet to get people to avoid companies linked to Mr Trump.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Refugees - Level 0 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. ban on people from
  2. The boss promised to welcome
  3. escaping from
  4. There are more than
  5. we are developing plans to
  6. in the 75
  7. around the
  8. where Starbucks does
  1. hire 10,000 of them
  2. world
  3. people
  4. business
  5. war
  6. 65 million refugees
  7. seven Muslim countries
  8. countries

Paragraph 2

  1. Many Trump supporters are
  2. a boycott
  3. They want Starbucks to
  4. war
  5. Starbucks has hired 8,800 veterans
  6. companies who are negative
  7. the hashtag
  8. avoid companies linked
  1. help the unemployed
  2. about the President
  3. since 2013
  4. #GrabYourWallet
  5. angry
  6. to Mr Trump
  7. of the coffee shops
  8. veterans

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Starbucks (1) ___________________ would employ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The boss of the international (2) ___________________ with President Donald Trump's ban on people from seven (3) ___________________. The boss promised to welcome people (4) ___________________, violence and discrimination. He said: "There are more than 65 million…refugees, (5) ___________________ developing plans to hire 10,000 of them…in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks (6) ___________________."

Many Trump supporters (7) ___________________ Starbucks and want (8) ___________________ the coffee shops. They want Starbucks (9) ___________________ unemployed war veterans in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks has hired 8,800 veterans since 2013. Mr Trump's supporters (10) ___________________ boycott companies who are (11) ___________________ the President. Opponents of Mr. Trump started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet to get (12) ___________________ companies linked to Mr Trump.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Starbuckshassaiditwouldemploy10,000refugeesoverthenextfiveye
ars.ThebossoftheinternationalchainisunhappywithPresidentDonald
Trump'sbanonpeoplefromsevenMuslimcountries.Thebosspromisedt
owelcomepeopleescapingfromwar,violenceanddiscrimination.Hesai
d:"Therearemorethan65million…refugees,andwearedevelopingpla
nstohire10,000ofthem…inthe75countriesaroundtheworldwhereSta
rbucksdoesbusiness."ManyTrumpsupportersareangrywithStarbuck
sandwantaboycottofthecoffeeshops.TheywantStarbuckstohelptheu
nemployedwarveteransintheUSAinsteadofrefugees.Starbuckshashi
red8,800veteranssince2013.MrTrump'ssupporterswantpeopletobo
ycottcompanieswhoarenegativeaboutthePresident.OpponentsofMr.
Trumpstartedthehashtag#GrabYourWallettogetpeopletoavoidcom
panieslinkedtoMrTrump.

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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