The Reading / Listening - World Peace - Level 0

The world is 0.28% more peaceful today than a year ago. An organization called the IEP said this. The IEP writes about world peace every year. It gives a peace score to 163 countries. It also tells countries how to be peaceful. Iceland is the most peaceful country. It has been number one since 2008.



The report says that 93 countries are more peaceful and 68 are less peaceful. Researchers looked at murder rates, the number of weapons, and terrorism in each country. Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen are the least peaceful countries. There are too many problems in the Middle East and the USA.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World Peace - Level 1 World Peace - Level 2   or  World Peace - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-40118188
  • http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2017/06/GPI-2017-Report-1.pdf
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/01/us-plummets-global-peace-ranking-due-political-instability/


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. more peaceful today
  2. An organization called
  3. The IEP writes about world
  4. It gives a peace score
  5. It also tells countries how
  6. Iceland is the most
  7. It has been number
  8. since
  1. peaceful country
  2. peace every year
  3. to 163 countries
  4. to be peaceful
  5. one
  6. than a year ago
  7. 2008
  8. the IEP said this

Paragraph 2

  1. 93 countries
  2. 68 are less
  3. murder
  4. the number
  5. terrorism in each
  6. the least
  7. There are too many
  8. in the Middle
  1. peaceful countries
  2. rates
  3. East
  4. peaceful
  5. problems
  6. are more peaceful
  7. country
  8. of weapons

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ more peaceful today than a year ago. An organization called the (2) ___________________. The IEP (3) ___________________ world peace every year. It gives a peace (4) ___________________ countries. It also tells countries (5) ___________________ peaceful. Iceland is the most peaceful country. It has been number (6) ___________________.

The report (7) ___________________ countries are more peaceful and (8) ___________________ peaceful. Researchers looked at murder rates, (9) ___________________ weapons, and terrorism (10) ___________________. Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen (11) ___________________ peaceful countries. There (12) ___________________ problems in the Middle East and the USA.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theworldis0.28%morepeacefultodaythanayearago.Anorganization
calledtheIEPsaidthis.TheIEPwritesaboutworldpeaceeveryyear.Itgiv
esapeacescoreto163countries.Italsotellscountrieshowtobepeaceful
.Icelandisthemostpeacefulcountry.Ithasbeennumberonesince2008
.Thereportsaysthat93countriesaremorepeacefuland68arelesspeac
eful.Researcherslookedatmurderrates,thenumberofweapons,andte
rrorismineachcountry.Syria,Afghanistan,Iraq,SouthSudanandYem
enaretheleastpeacefulcountries.TherearetoomanyproblemsintheMi
ddleEastandtheUSA.

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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