The Reading / Listening - Refugees - Level 3

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company would employ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. Mr Schultz is the CEO of the international coffee shop chain. He is very unhappy with President Donald Trump's new ban on the citizens of seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. Schultz said his promise was, "a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination". He added: "There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business."



Many people are angry at Mr Schultz's plans. Trump supporters have asked people to boycott Starbucks coffee shops. They say that Mr Schultz should be doing more to help the 40,000 unemployed military veterans in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks said it has already hired 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it promised to hire in 2013 by 2018. Trump supporters have also asked consumers to quit doing business with other companies who are critical of the President, like Macy’s and Amazon. On the opposite side, opponents of Mr. Trump have started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet. This encourages consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business links to him.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Refugees - Level 0 Refugees - Level 1   or  Refugees - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. REFUGEES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about refugees. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       Starbucks / boss / employ / international / coffee shop / chain / refugees / business /
       angry / supporters / boycott / unemployed / veterans / consumers / opponents / links

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. STARBUCKS: Students A strongly believe it is right for Starbucks to employ the refugees; Students B strongly believe Starbucks should help U.S. war veterans instead. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. SEVEN COUNTRIES: What do you know about the seven countries whose citizens are banned from the USA for 90 days? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What I know

What I want to know

Syria

 

 

Iraq

 

 

Iran

 

 

Yemen

 

 

Somalia

 

 

Sudan

 

 

Libya

 

 

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5. BUSINESS: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "business". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. PROBLEMS: Rank these with your partner. Put the biggest problems for refugees at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • no food
  • bad people
  • no hope
  • trafficking
  • stress
  • lack of money
  • nowhere to go
  • illness

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Starbucks will employ 10,000 refugees by the end of this year.     T / F
  2. Starbucks' CEO will welcome people who are fleeing from war.     T / F
  3. The U.N. says there are 65 million refugees in the world.     T / F
  4. Starbucks operates in 75 countries worldwide.     T / F
  5. Many Trump supporters want people not to go to Starbucks.     T / F
  6. The Starbucks CEO said he would help 40,000 military veterans.     T / F
  7. Starbucks hired 10,000 U.S. military veterans in 2013.     T / F
  8. The hashtag #GrabYourWallet gets people to boycott Starbucks.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. employ
  2. next
  3. seek
  4. developing
  5. countries
  6. boycott
  7. veterans
  8. quit
  9. consumers
  10. links
  1. stay away from
  2. forming
  3. stop
  4. retired soldiers
  5. coming
  6. connections
  7. hire
  8. customers
  9. look for
  10. nations

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. the CEO of the international
  2. for those fleeing
  3. recognized as refugees
  4. hire 10,000 of them
  5. where Starbucks
  6. asked people to
  7. the 40,000 unemployed military
  8. Starbucks said it has already hired
  9. other companies who are critical
  10. avoid doing
  1. by the United Nations
  2. veterans
  3. boycott Starbucks
  4. war
  5. of the President
  6. over five years
  7. coffee shop chain
  8. business
  9. does business
  10. 8,800

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
effort
citizens
chain
business
employ
hire
ban
war

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company would (1) ____________ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. Mr Schultz is the CEO of the international coffee shop (2) ____________. He is very unhappy with President Donald Trump's new (3) ____________ on the citizens of seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. Schultz said his promise was, "a concerted (4) ____________ to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing (5) ____________, violence, persecution and discrimination". He added: "There are more than 65 million (6) ____________ of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to (7) ____________ 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does (8) ____________."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
veterans
quit
boycott
links
promised
hashtag
angry
opponents

Many people are (9) ____________ at Mr Schultz's plans. Trump supporters have asked people to (10) ____________ Starbucks coffee shops. They say that Mr Schultz should be doing more to help the 40,000 unemployed military (11) ____________ in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks said it has already hired 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it (12) ____________ to hire in 2013 by 2018. Trump supporters have also asked consumers to (13) ____________ doing business with other companies who are critical of the President, like Macy’s and Amazon. On the opposite side, (14) ____________ of Mr. Trump have started the (15) ____________ #GrabYourWallet. This encourages consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business (16) ____________ to him.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  his company would employ 10,000 refugees over ______ years
     a.  the next fives
     b.  a next fiver
     c.  the next five
     d.  a next five

2)  Mr Schultz is the CEO of the international coffee ______
     a.  shopping chained
     b.  shop chains
     c.  shopping chain
     d.  shop chain

3)  his promise was a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for ______
     a.  them fleeing war
     b. those fleeing wore
     c.  those fleeing war
     d.  throws flea in war

4)  …and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 ______
     a.  off them
     b.  off they
     c.  of that
     d.  of them

5)  in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks ______
     a.  does business
     b.  doing business
     c.  doesn't business
     d.  dozen business

6)  Trump supporters have asked people ______ Starbucks
     a.  too boycott
     b.  two-boy cot
     c.  to boy coat
     d.  to boycott

7)  They say that Mr Schultz should be doing more ______
     a.  to helping
     b.  to help
     c.  to helped
     d.  to helps

8)  Starbucks said it has already hired 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it ______
     a.  promise it to fire
     b.  promised to hire
     c.  promised too hire
     d.  promised to fire

9)  quit doing business with other companies who are ______ President
     a.  critic call of the
     b.  critical off the
     c.  critical of a
     d.  critical of the

10)  doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business _____
     a.  lynx to him
     b.  links to him
     c.  rinks to him
     d.  clinks to him

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company (1) ___________________ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. Mr Schultz is the CEO of the international coffee shop chain. He is very unhappy with President Donald Trump's (2) ___________________ the citizens of seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. Schultz said his promise was, "a (3) ___________________ welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and (4) ___________________". He added: "There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized (5) ___________________ the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks (6) ___________________."

Many people are angry at Mr Schultz's plans. Trump supporters have asked (7) ___________________ Starbucks coffee shops. They say that Mr Schultz should be doing (8) ___________________ 40,000 unemployed military veterans in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks said it has already hired 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it (9) ___________________ in 2013 by 2018. Trump supporters have also asked consumers (10) ___________________ business with other companies who are critical of the President, like Macy’s and Amazon. On (11) ___________________, opponents of Mr. Trump have started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet. This encourages consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business (12) ___________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. How long will it take for Starbucks to hire the 10,000 refugees?
  2. Who is Mr Schultz?
  3. What was the first thing mentioned that refugees were fleeing from?
  4. How many refugees are there in the world, according to the UN?
  5. In how many countries does Starbucks operate?
  6. What do some Trump supporters want people to boycott?
  7. What does the number 40,000 refer to?
  8. How many veterans has Starbucks already hired?
  9. What other store critical of the President was names besides Macy's?
  10. What is GrabYourWallet?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  How long will it take for Starbucks to hire the 10,000 refugees?
a) 4 years
b) 5 years
c) 6 years
d) 7years

2)  Who is Mr Schultz?
a) a Middle Eastern businessman
b) a friend of Donald Trump's
c) the CEO of Starbucks
d) a United Nations worker

3)  What was the first thing mentioned that refugees were fleeing from?
a) efforts
b) opportunities
c) promises
d) war

4)  How many refugees are there in the world, according to the UN?
a) 6.5 billion
b) over 65 million
c) 6.5 million
d) 650,000

5)  In how many countries does Starbucks operate?
a) 75
b) 57
c) 65
d) 56

6)  What do some Trump supporters want people to boycott?
a) Starbucks
b) refugees
c) veterans
d) consumers

7)  What does the number 40,000 refer to?
a) the cost of a refugee camp
b) the number of refugees
c) the number of Starbucks workers
d) unemployed military veterans

8)  How many veterans has Starbucks already hired?
a) 2,013
b) 10,000
c) 8,800
d) 40,000

9)  What other store critical of the President was names besides Macy's?
a) Harrod's
b) Walmart
c) ToysRUs
d) Amazon

10)  What is GrabYourWallet?
a) an ampersand
b) a hashtag
c) an asterisk
d) an exclamation mark

Role play

Role A — Stress

You think stress is the biggest problem for refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what refugees can do about the other problems. Also, tell the others which of these is the easiest to stay away from (and why): bad people, having nowhere to go or trafficking.

Role B — Bad People

You think bad people is the biggest problem for refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what refugees can do about the other problems. Also, tell the others which of these is the easiest to stay away from (and why): stress, having nowhere to go or trafficking.

Role C — Having Nowhere To Go

You think having nowhere to go is the biggest problem for refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what refugees can do about the other problems. Also, tell the others which of these is the easiest to stay away from (and why): bad people, stress or trafficking.

Role D — Trafficking

You think trafficking is the biggest problem for refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what refugees can do about the other problems. Also, tell the others which of these is the easiest to stay away from (and why): bad people, having nowhere to go or stress.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'employee'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'refugee'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • angry
    • 40,000
    • 8,800
    • quit
    • side
    • links
    • boss
    • unhappy
    • welcome
    • war
    • 65
    • 75




    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 - Starbucks plans to employ 10,000 refugees

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'Starbucks'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of Starbucks' action?
    5. What do you think of President Trump's immigration ban?
    6. What does your country do to help refugees?
    7. Who is responsible for helping the refugees?
    8. What benefits do refugees bring to a country?
    9. What would happen if no countries took refugees?
    10. Has America's image changed because of President Trump?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'refugee'?
    3. What do you think of the call to boycott Starbucks?
    4. Should Starbucks spend more time helping U.S. war veterans?
    5. Why are so many war veterans unemployed?
    6. What should governments do to help war veterans?
    7. Will boycotts of U.S. companies hurt jobs and the economy?
    8. Why do people want to avoid businesses linked to President Trump?
    9. What questions would you like to ask President Trump?
    10. How do you think President Trump would answer those questions?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company would (1) ____ 10,000 refugees over the next five years. Mr Schultz is the (2) ____ of the international coffee shop chain. He is very (3) ____ with President Donald Trump's new ban on the citizens of seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. Schultz said his promise was, "a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for (4) ____ fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination". He added: "There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized (5) ____ refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks (6) ____ business."

    Many people are angry at Mr Schultz's plans. Trump supporters have asked people to (7) ____ Starbucks coffee shops. They say that Mr Schultz should be doing more to help the 40,000 unemployed military veterans in the USA instead (8) ____ refugees. Starbucks said it has already (9) ____ 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it promised to hire in 2013 by 2018. Trump supporters have also asked consumers to (10) ____ doing business with other companies who are critical of the President, like Macy’s and Amazon. On the opposite (11) ____, opponents of Mr. Trump have started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet. This encourages consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or (12) ____ business links to him.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     employer     (b)     employed     (c)     employ     (d)     employs    
    2. (a)     CEO     (b)     WHO     (c)     ABC     (d)     COD    
    3. (a)     unhappy     (b)     unhappily     (c)     happiness     (d)     happily    
    4. (a)     those     (b)     we     (c)     that     (d)     them    
    5. (a)     has     (b)     as     (c)     is     (d)     was    
    6. (a)     didn't     (b)     done     (c)     doing     (d)     does    
    7. (a)     escort     (b)     coyote     (c)     boycott     (d)     buoy    
    8. (a)     by     (b)     to     (c)     as     (d)     of    
    9. (a)     hired     (b)     hires     (c)     hire     (d)     hiring    
    10. (a)     quite     (b)     quit     (c)     quiet     (d)     quilt    
    11. (a)     rim     (b)     side     (c)     border     (d)     edge    
    12. (a)     link     (b)     do     (c)     have     (d)     be

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     to hire in 2013 by 2018. Trump supporters have also asked consumers to quit doing

    (    )     with President Donald Trump's new ban on the citizens of seven Middle Eastern and

    (    )     boycott Starbucks coffee shops. They say that Mr Schultz should be doing more to help the 40,000 unemployed military

    (    )     opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination". He added: "There are more

    1  )     Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company would employ 10,000 refugees over the next

    (    )     side, opponents of Mr. Trump have started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet. This encourages consumers to avoid

    (    )     five years. Mr Schultz is the CEO of the international coffee shop chain. He is very unhappy

    (    )     veterans in the USA instead of refugees. Starbucks said it has already hired 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it promised

    (    )     business with other companies who are critical of the President, like Macy’s and Amazon. On the opposite

    (    )     developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business."

    (    )     Many people are angry at Mr Schultz's plans. Trump supporters have asked people to

    (    )     North African countries. Schultz said his promise was, "a concerted effort to welcome and seek

    (    )     doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business links to him.

    (    )     than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are

    Put the words in the right order

    1. 10,000   refugees   next   Employ   the   years   ,   over   five   .
    2. seek   opportunities   for   those   fleeing   war   Welcome   and   .
    3. the   as   the   of   recognized   by   Citizens   world   refugees   UN   .
    4. We  of  to  years  10,000  plans   5,  developing  over  are  them  hire  .
    5. Starbucks   where   world   the   around   Countries   business   does   .
    6. have   people   boycott   Supporters   asked   to   Starbucks   .
    7. veterans   help   ,   military   to   40,000   unemployed   More   the   .
    8. already   veterans   10,000   hired   It   of   8,000   has   the   .
    9. critical   other   Quit   companies   doing   who   business   are   with   .
    10. that  Doing  have  business   supported  with   Mr  companies  Trump   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company would employer / employ 10,000 refugees over the next / past five years. Mr Schultz is the CEO of the international coffee shop drain / chain. He is very unhappy with President Donald Trump's new ban / bin on the citizens of seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. Schultz said his promise was, "a concerted / concerto effort to welcome and sleek / seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence / violent, persecution and discrimination". He added: "There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognition / recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them / they over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does / doing business."

    Many people are angrily / angry at Mr Schultz's plans. Trump supporters have asked people to coyote / boycott Starbucks coffee shops. They say that Mr Schultz should be doing / done more to help the 40,000 unemployed military / militarily veterans in the USA instead as / of refugees. Starbucks said it has already hired 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it promising / promised to hire in 2013 by 2018. Trump supporters have also asked consumers to quit / quite doing business with other companies who are critical / critic of the President, like Macy’s and Amazon. On the oppose / opposite side, opponents of Mr. Trump have started the hashtag / asterisk #GrabYourWallet. This encourages consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business links to / of him.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    starbucks boss howard schultz has said his company would employ 10000 refugees over the next five years mr schultz is the ceo of the international coffee shop chain he is very unhappy with president donald trump's new ban on the citizens of seven middle eastern and north african countries schultz said his promise was "a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war violence persecution and discrimination" he added "there are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the united nations and we are developing plans to hire 10000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where starbucks does business"

    many people are angry at mr schultz's plans trump supporters have asked people to boycott starbucks coffee shops they say that mr schultz should be doing more to help the 40000 unemployed military veterans in the usa instead of refugees starbucks said it has already hired 8800 of the 10000 veterans it promised to hire in 2013 by 2018 trump supporters have also asked consumers to quit doing business with other companies who are critical of the president like macy’s and amazon on the opposite side opponents of mr trump have started the hashtag #grabyourwallet this encourages consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported mr trump or have business links to him

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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

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    Academic writing

    People should only help other people from the same country. What do you think?

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. REFUGEES: Make a poster about refugees. What is the world doing to help them? What more could the world do?. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. STARBUCKS: Write a magazine article about Starbucks employing refugees. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on refugees. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can help refugees more. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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