The Reading / Listening - YouTube - Level 0

YouTube will "fight online terror". It will find and delete dangerous videos. YouTube will do four things about this problem. One thing is to delete videos that help terrorists. YouTube will also delete videos that could get people to become terrorists. Finally, YouTube will show "anti-terrorism" adverts.



There are many problems with these four things. It is a big job to look at so many videos. Over one hour of video is uploaded on YouTube every second, or one hundred years' of video every 10 days. Terrorists could use news video in the wrong way. YouTube will use software to find videos that help terrorists.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    YouTube - Level 1 YouTube - Level 2   or  YouTube - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/19/youtubes-announces-plan-to-fight-online-terror-including-making-incendiary-videos-difficult-to-find/?utm_term=.91ee3fd1e22b
  • https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/youtube-plans-for-tackling-extremist-conten/
  • https://www.cnet.com/au/news/youtube-new-plan-fight-extremist-terrorist-videos/


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. YouTube will fight
  2. It will find and delete
  3. YouTube will do four
  4. about this
  5. delete videos that
  6. YouTube will also
  7. get people to become
  8. show "anti-
  1. help terrorists
  2. terrorists
  3. online terror
  4. terrorism" adverts
  5. things
  6. problem
  7. dangerous videos
  8. delete videos

Paragraph 2

  1. There are many problems with these
  2. It is a big job to look
  3. one hour
  4. hundred years' of video every
  5. Terrorists could
  6. in the wrong
  7. YouTube will use
  8. videos that help
  1. software
  2. four things
  3. terrorists
  4. at so many videos
  5. way
  6. 10 days
  7. use news video
  8. of video

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

YouTube will "fight online terror". It (1) ___________________ delete dangerous videos. YouTube (2) ___________________ things about this problem. One thing (3) ___________________ videos that help terrorists. YouTube (4) ___________________ videos that could (5) ___________________ become terrorists. Finally, YouTube will show "(6) ___________________" adverts.

There are many problems (7) ___________________ things. It is a big job to (8) ___________________ many videos. Over one hour of video is uploaded on YouTube (9) ___________________ one hundred years' (10) ___________________ 10 days. Terrorists could use news video (11) ___________________ way. YouTube will use software to find (12) _________________ terrorists.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

YouTubewill"fightonlineterror".Itwillfindanddeletedangerousvideos
.YouTubewilldofourthingsaboutthisproblem.Onethingistodeletevide
osthathelpterrorists.YouTubewillalsodeletevideosthatcouldgetpeop
letobecometerrorists.Finally,YouTubewillshow"anti-terrorism"adv
erts.Therearemanyproblemswiththesefourthings.Itisabigjobtolook
atsomanyvideos.OveronehourofvideoisuploadedonYouTubeeverys
econd,oronehundredyears'ofvideoevery10days.Terroristscoulduse
newsvideointhewrongway.YouTubewillusesoftwaretofindvideosthat
helpterrorists.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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