The Reading / Listening - North Korea - Level 1

The US Vice President Mike Pence said US-North Korea relations have changed. He said the USA has been patient with North Korea to try and end its nuclear weapons testing. Donald Trump promised he would stop North Korea's nuclear weapons. He said since 1992, the US has worked hard to keep North Korea free of nuclear weapons. He hopes to do this peacefully, but said, "all options are on the table". This includes attacking North Korea's missiles.



Mr Pence's warning came a day after North Korea tested another missile. Pence said North Korea's missiles are a danger to the USA because they will soon be able to reach America. North Korea said it would continue to test missiles. It said: "We'll be [doing] more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis." It added that an "all-out war" would happen if the US attacked. It also said the US was "disturbing global peace" and was like a "gangster".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    North Korea - Level 0 North Korea - Level 2   or  North Korea - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/17/524316419/pence-tells-north-korea-the-era-of-strategic-patience-is-over
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39623882
  • http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/04/356_227711.html


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. US-North Korea relations
  2. the USA has been patient
  3. rump promised he would
  4. the US has worked
  5. keep North Korea free
  6. He hopes to do this
  7. all options are on the
  8. This includes attacking
  1. of nuclear weapons
  2. stop
  3. North Korea's missiles
  4. have changed
  5. table
  6. hard
  7. with North Korea
  8. peacefully

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Pence's warning came a
  2. North Korea tested
  3. North Korea's missiles are a
  4. they will soon be able to reach
  5. North Korea said it would continue
  6. We'll be doing
  7. on a weekly, monthly and
  8. global
  1. danger to the USA
  2. more missile tests
  3. to test missiles
  4. another missile
  5. yearly basis
  6. day after
  7. peace
  8. America

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The US Vice President Mike Pence said US-North Korea relations have changed. He said the USA (1) ___________________ with North Korea (2) ___________________ its nuclear weapons testing. Donald Trump promised he would stop North Korea's nuclear weapons. He said since 1992, the US (3) ___________________ to keep North Korea free of nuclear weapons. He hopes to (4) ___________________, but said, "(5) ___________________ are on the table". This (6) ___________________ North Korea's missiles.

Mr Pence's warning (7) ___________________ after North Korea tested another missile. Pence said North Korea's missiles (8) ___________________ to the USA because they will soon be able to reach America. North Korea said it would (9) ___________________ missiles. It said: "We'll be [doing] more missile tests (10) ___________________, monthly and yearly basis." It added that an "(11) ___________________" would happen if the US attacked. It also said the US was "disturbing global peace" and was (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUSVicePresidentMikePencesaidUS-NorthKorearelationshavech
anged.HesaidtheUSAhasbeenpatientwithNorthKoreatotryandendits
nuclearweaponstesting.DonaldTrumppromisedhewouldstopNorthK
orea'snuclearweapons.Hesaidsince1992,theUShasworkedhardtoke
epNorthKoreafreeofnuclearweapons.Hehopestodothispeacefully,bu
tsaid,"alloptionsareonthetable".ThisincludesattackingNorthKorea's
missiles.MrPence'swarningcameadayafterNorthKoreatestedanothe
rmissile.PencesaidNorthKorea'smissilesareadangertotheUSAbecau
setheywillsoonbeabletoreachAmerica.NorthKoreasaiditwouldcontin
uetotestmissiles.Itsaid:"We'llbe[doing]moremissiletestsonaweekly
,monthlyandyearlybasis."Itaddedthatan"all-outwar"wouldhappeni
ftheUSattacked.ItalsosaidtheUSwas"disturbingglobalpeace"andwa
slikea"gangster".

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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