The Reading / Listening - YouTube - Level 3

YouTube has announced a plan "to fight online terror". One of the things YouTube says it will do is to find dangerous videos and delete them. This includes videos on how to make fire-bombs and other deadly devices. Google, which owns YouTube, announced four things it would do to tackle the problem of dangerous videos. Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president, called these things: "Four steps we're taking today to fight online terror." The first step is to ask users to identify or flag videos that might help terrorists. The second step is to remove the videos. The third step is to focus on videos that could make people become terrorists. Finally, step four is to show "anti-terrorism" adverts.



There are many problems with making the four steps work. Perhaps the biggest problem is that it is a huge task to monitor so many videos on YouTube. Over one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube each second. The advertising company AdWeek said one hundred years' of video is uploaded every 10 days. Another problem is that many of the videos Google wants to target are not illegal. Mr Walker said even a BBC news video could be used by terrorists in the wrong way. Walker said Google would use software that will learn what content breaks its guidelines. A further problem is how to delete videos that do not break YouTube's guidelines but still have content that could turn people towards terrorism.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    YouTube - Level 0 YouTube - Level 1   or  YouTube - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. YOUTUBE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about YouTube. 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?

       plan / online / terror / videos / devices / first step / vice president / fight / adverts /
       problems / huge task / monitor / uploaded / one hundred years / software / guidelines

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

3. INTERNET: Students A strongly believe the Internet is important in winning the war on terror; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. WAR ON TERROR: How can these things help to win the war on terror? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What happens now

What can happen

The Internet

 

 

The UN

 

 

The USA

 

 

Your country

 

 

Religious leaders

 

 

Normal people

 

 

MY e-BOOK
ESL resource book with copiable worksheets and handouts - 1,000 Ideas and Activities for Language Teachers / English teachers
See a sample

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

6. WEBSITES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best websites at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • eBay
  • Facebook
  • BBC.com
  • Breaking News English
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Amazon
  • Google

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. YouTube wants to delete how-to-make-fire-bomb videos.     T / F
  2. YouTube is owned by Google.     T / F
  3. Google has six steps to fight online terror.     T / F
  4. Google wants YouTube to show "anti-terrorism" videos.     T / F
  5. It is not a problem to check so many videos.     T / F
  6. One hundred years' of video is uploaded to Google every hour.     T / F
  7. Many of the videos YouTube are targeting are not illegal.     T / F
  8. It is not a problem to delete videos that follow YouTube's guidelines.     T / F

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

  1. announced
  2. delete
  3. deadly
  4. step
  5. adverts
  6. huge
  7. each
  8. target
  9. guidelines
  10. content
  1. lethal
  2. commercials
  3. rules
  4. very big
  5. reported
  6. pick out
  7. material
  8. remove
  9. action
  10. every

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

  1. fire-bombs and other deadly
  2. tackle the problem
  3. identify or flag videos that might
  4. focus on videos that could make people
  5. step four is to show "anti-terrorism"
  6. it is a huge task to monitor so
  7. one hundred years' of video is
  8. used by terrorists in the
  9. breaks its
  10. content that could turn people
  1. become terrorists
  2. wrong way
  3. many videos
  4. devices
  5. uploaded every 10 days
  6. help terrorists
  7. guidelines
  8. adverts
  9. towards terrorism
  10. of dangerous videos

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
deadly
steps
focus
announced
adverts
dangerous
tackle
flag

YouTube has (1) ____________ a plan "to fight online terror". One of the things YouTube says it will do is to find (2) ____________ videos and delete them. This includes videos on how to make fire-bombs and other (3) ____________ devices. Google, which owns YouTube, announced four things it would do to (4) ____________ the problem of dangerous videos. Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president, called these things: "Four (5) ____________ we're taking today to fight online terror." The first step is to ask users to identify or (6) ____________ videos that might help terrorists. The second step is to remove the videos. The third step is to (7) ____________ on videos that could make people become terrorists. Finally, step four is to show "anti-terrorism" (8) ____________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
target
content
huge
towards
wrong
second
further
uploaded

There are many problems with making the four steps work. Perhaps the biggest problem is that it is a (9) ____________ task to monitor so many videos on YouTube. Over one hour of video is (10) ____________ to YouTube each (11) ____________. The advertising company AdWeek said one hundred years' of video is uploaded every 10 days. Another problem is that many of the videos Google wants to (12) ____________ are not illegal. Mr Walker said even a BBC news video could be used by terrorists in the (13) ____________ way. Walker said Google would use software that will learn what (14) ____________ breaks its guidelines. A (15) ____________ problem is how to delete videos that do not break YouTube's guidelines but still have content that could turn people (16) ____________ terrorism.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  One of the things YouTube says it will do is to find dangerous videos ______
     a.  and delete then
     b.  and delete them
     c.  and delete these
     d.  and delete those

2)  This includes videos on how to make fire-bombs and ______
     a.  another deadly devices
     b.  other deadliest devices
     c.  other deadly devices
     d.  other deadly device

3)  Four steps we're taking today to fight ______
     a.  online terror
     b.  inline terror
     c.  online terrors
     d.  inline terrors

4)  The third step is to focus on videos that could make people ______
     a.  became terrorists
     b.  become terrorists
     c.  becoming terrorists
     d.  becomes terrorists

5)  Finally, step four is to show "anti-______
     a.  terrorism" advantages
     b.  terrorism" advents
     c.  terrorism" adverse
     d.  terrorism" adverts

6)  Perhaps the biggest problem is that it is ______
     a.  a hugely task
     b.  a huge tusk
     c.  a huge takes
     d.  a huge task

7)  Over one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube ______
     a.  each seconds
     b.  each second
     c.  each secondly
     d.  each seconded

8)  Another problem is that many of the videos Google wants to target ______
     a.  are not illegally
     b.  are not ill eagle
     c.  are not illegal
     d.  are not illegals

9)  Google would use software that will learn what content breaks ______
     a.  its guidelines
     b.  this guidelines
     c.  that's guidelines
     d.  what's guidelines

10)  do not break YouTube's guidelines but still have content that could turn people ______
     a.  inwards terrorism
     b.  outwards terrorism
     c.  towards terrorism
     d.  untoward terrorism

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

YouTube has announced a plan "to fight online terror". (1) ___________________ YouTube says it will do is to find dangerous videos and delete them. This includes videos (2) ___________________ fire-bombs and other deadly devices. Google, which owns YouTube, announced four (3) ___________________ to tackle the problem of dangerous videos. Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president, (4) ___________________: "Four steps we're taking today to fight online terror." The first step is to ask users to identify or flag videos (5) ___________________ terrorists. The second step is to remove the videos. The third step is to focus on videos that could make people become terrorists. Finally, step (6) ___________________ "anti-terrorism" adverts.

There are many problems with making (7) ___________________. Perhaps the biggest problem is that it is a huge task to monitor so many videos on YouTube. Over (8) ___________________ video is uploaded to YouTube each second. The advertising company AdWeek said one hundred years' of video is uploaded every 10 days. Another problem (9) ___________________ the videos Google wants to target are not illegal. Mr Walker said even a BBC news video (10) ___________________ terrorists in the wrong way. Walker said Google would use software that (11) ___________________ content breaks its guidelines. A further problem is how to delete videos that do not break YouTube's guidelines but still have content (12) ___________________ people towards terrorism.

Comprehension questions

  1. What does YouTube want to find?
  2. Which company owns YouTube?
  3. How many steps are in YouTube's plan to fight online terror?
  4. What is the second step of YouTube's plan?
  5. What kind of adverts does YouTube want to show?
  6. What kind of task is it to monitor so many videos?
  7. How often is one hour of video uploaded to YouTube?
  8. How much video is uploaded every 10 days?
  9. What could be used in the wrong way by terrorists?
  10. What might some video content break?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What does YouTube want to find?
a) deadly devices
b) dangerous videos
c) plans
d) fire-bombs

2) Which company owns YouTube?
a) Facebook
b) Amazon
c) Apple
d) Google

3) How many steps are in YouTube's plan to fight online terror?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5

4) What is the second step of YouTube's plan?
a) remove the videos
b) go to the police
c) find the people
d) ban the YouTube user

5) What kind of adverts does YouTube want to show?
a) shopping adverts
b) anti-terrorism adverts
c) religious adverts
d) Google ads

6) What kind of task is it to monitor so many videos?
a) a huge task
b) a necessary task
c) an important task
d) an easy task

7) How often is one hour of video uploaded to YouTube?
a) every hour
b) every minute
c) every second
d) every 3 seconds

8) How much video is uploaded every 10 days?
a) one hundred years' of video
b) a thousand years' of video
c) twenty-five years' of video
d) three years' of video

9) What could be used in the wrong way by terrorists?
a) software
b) problems
c) the wrong way
d) BBC news video

10) What might some video content break?
a) barriers
b) laws
c) YouTube guidelines
d) problems

Role play

Role  A – YouTube

You think YouTube is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Google, Facebook or Twitter.

Role  B – Google

You think Google is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.

Role  C – Facebook

You think Facebook is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Google, YouTube or Twitter.

Role  D – Twitter

You think Twitter is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their websites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why):  Google, Facebook or YouTube.

After reading / listening

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

'online'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'terror'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • 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:

    • problems
    • huge
    • hour
    • 10
    • wrong
    • turn
    • plan
    • other
    • owns
    • tackle
    • today
    • third




    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 - YouTube has plan to fight online terror

    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 'terrorism'?
    3. How well will YouTube's plan work?
    4. How can you fight online terror?
    5. What's the best way to keep bad videos off YouTube?
    6. What steps is YouTube taking to fight online terror?
    7. How useful is the Internet to terrorists?
    8. What should happen to people who upload terrorist videos?
    9. What difficulties are there finding dangerous videos?
    10. How well will 'anti-terrorism' adverts work?

    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 'video'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How important is YouTube to you?
    5. How can people fight against terrorism online?
    6. What do you think of the number of videos on YouTube?
    7. How could terrorists use BBC news videos?
    8. Do you think the software will find terrorist videos?
    9. What's the best way to fight terrorism?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the boss of YouTube?

    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)

    YouTube has announced a plan "to fight online terror". One of the (1) ____ YouTube says it will (2) ____ is to find dangerous videos and delete them. This includes videos (3) ____ how to make fire-bombs and other deadly devices. Google, which owns YouTube, announced four things it would do to (4) ____ the problem of dangerous videos. Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president, called these things: "Four steps we're taking today to fight online terror." The first step is to ask users to identify or (5) ____ videos that might help terrorists. The second step is to remove the videos. The third step is to focus on videos that could make people become terrorists. Finally, step four (6) ____ to show "anti-terrorism" adverts.

    There are many problems with making the four steps (7) ____. Perhaps the biggest problem is that it is a huge (8) ____ to monitor so many videos on YouTube. Over one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube each second. The advertising company AdWeek said one hundred years' of video (9) ____ uploaded every 10 days. Another problem is that many of the videos Google wants to target are not illegal. Mr Walker said (10) ____ a BBC news video could be used by terrorists in the wrong way. Walker said Google would use software that will learn what content breaks (11) ____ guidelines. A further problem is how to delete videos that do not break YouTube's guidelines but still have content that could (12) ____ people towards terrorism.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     thinks     (b)     thing     (c)     things     (d)     think    
    2. (a)     do     (b)     have     (c)     take     (d)     get    
    3. (a)     on     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     in    
    4. (a)     tackle     (b)     drop     (c)     scrum     (d)     save    
    5. (a)     poster     (b)     flag     (c)     banner     (d)     flier    
    6. (a)     being     (b)     are     (c)     be     (d)     is    
    7. (a)     give     (b)     try     (c)     work     (d)     have    
    8. (a)     ticks     (b)     tsk     (c)     tusk     (d)     task    
    9. (a)     is     (b)     being     (c)     are     (d)     be    
    10. (a)     eventually     (b)     even     (c)     ever     (d)     every    
    11. (a)     it     (b)     its     (c)     it's     (d)     ifs    
    12. (a)     twist     (b)     swerve     (c)     turn     (d)     lever

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. YouTube has nnduecona a plan
    2. find sdangeuor videos
    3. other deadly veiscde
    4. iidnyeft or flag videos
    5. ermevo the videos
    6. show "anti-terrorism" trsadve

    Paragraph 2

    1. a huge task to ntooirm
    2. one hour of video is dopadlue
    3. videos Google wants to target are not glliael
    4. what content breaks its disginelue
    5. A uertrhf problem
    6. turn people dtoasrw terrorism

    Put the text back together

    1  )     YouTube has announced a plan "to fight online terror". One of the things YouTube says it will do is to find dangerous

    (    )     help terrorists. The second step is to remove the videos. The third step is to focus

    (    )     of dangerous videos. Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president, called these things: "Four steps we're taking

    (    )     task to monitor so many videos on YouTube. Over one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube each

    (    )     There are many problems with making the four steps work. Perhaps the biggest problem is that it is a huge

    (    )     today to fight online terror." The first step is to ask users to identify or flag videos that might

    (    )     way. Walker said Google would use software that will learn what content breaks its guidelines. A further problem is how

    (    )     on videos that could make people become terrorists. Finally, step four is to show "anti-terrorism" adverts.

    (    )     10 days. Another problem is that many of the videos Google wants to target are not

    (    )     to delete videos that do not break YouTube's guidelines but still have content that could turn people towards terrorism.

    (    )     deadly devices. Google, which owns YouTube, announced four things it would do to tackle the problem

    (    )     illegal. Mr Walker said even a BBC news video could be used by terrorists in the wrong

    (    )     second. The advertising company AdWeek said one hundred years' of video is uploaded every

    (    )     videos and delete them. This includes videos on how to make fire-bombs and other

    Put the words in the right order

    1. of   it   the   will   things   do   YouTube   One   says   .
    2. fire-   This   on   make   bombs   videos   to   includes   how   .
    3. terror   today   Four   to   steps   fight   we're   online   taking   .
    4. people   terrorists   that   make   become   Videos   could   .
    5. is   terrorism'   to   adverts   show   step   'anti-   four   Finally   ,   .
    6. making   steps   are  with   four   There  problems   the   work   many  .
    7. so   monitor  to   task   huge   a   is   It  YouTube   on   videos   many  .
    8. wants   to   target   are   Google   illegal   of  videos   not   Many   the  .
    9. content   that   breaks   will   its   learn   guidelines   what   Software   .
    10. guidelines   YouTube's   break   not   do   that   videos   Delete   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    YouTube has announced a plan "to fight online terror". One of the / them things YouTube says it will do is to / too find dangerous videos and delete them. This includes videos in / on how to make fire-bombs and other deadly / dead devices. Google, which owns YouTube, announced four things it would do to trickle / tackle the problem of dangerous videos. Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president, called / calling these things: "Four steps we're taking today to fight online terror." The first step is to ask / question users to identify or flag / fade videos that might help terrorists. The second step is to remove / removal the videos. The third step is to focus on videos that could make people become terrorists. Finally, step four is to shown / show "anti-terrorism" adverts.

    There are many problems with / within making the four steps work. Perhaps the biggest problem is what / that it is a huge task to monitor such / so many videos on YouTube. Over one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube each seconds / second. The advertising company AdWeek said one hundred years' of video is uploaded every / all 10 days. Another problem is that many / much of the videos Google wants to target are not legally / illegal. Mr Walker said even a BBC news video could be / been used by terrorists in the wrong way. Walker said Google would use software that will learn what content breaks / broken its guidelines. A further problem is how to delete videos that do not break YouTube's guidelines but still have content that could turn / twist people towards terrorism.

    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)

    Y__T_b_ h_s _nn__nc_d _ pl_n "t_ f_ght _nl_n_ t_rr_r". _n_ _f th_ th_ngs Y__T_b_ s_ys _t w_ll d_ _s t_ f_nd d_ng_r__s v_d__s _nd d_l_t_ th_m. Th_s _ncl_d_s v_d__s _n h_w t_ m_k_ f_r_-b_mbs _nd _th_r d__dly d_v_c_s. G__gl_, wh_ch _wns Y__T_b_, _nn__nc_d f__r th_ngs _t w__ld d_ t_ t_ckl_ th_ pr_bl_m _f d_ng_r__s v_d__s. K_nt W_lk_r, G__gl_'s s_n__r v_c_ pr_s_d_nt, c_ll_d th_s_ th_ngs: "F__r st_ps w_'r_ t_k_ng t_d_y t_ f_ght _nl_n_ t_rr_r." Th_ f_rst st_p _s t_ _sk _s_rs t_ _d_nt_fy _r fl_g v_d__s th_t m_ght h_lp t_rr_r_sts. Th_ s_c_nd st_p _s t_ r_m_v_ th_ v_d__s. Th_ th_rd st_p _s t_ f_c_s _n v_d__s th_t c__ld m_k_ p__pl_ b_c_m_ t_rr_r_sts. F_n_lly, st_p f__r _s t_ sh_w "_nt_-t_rr_r_sm" _dv_rts.

    Th_r_ _r_ m_ny pr_bl_ms w_th m_k_ng th_ f__r st_ps w_rk. P_rh_ps th_ b_gg_st pr_bl_m _s th_t _t _s _ h_g_ t_sk t_ m_n_t_r s_ m_ny v_d__s _n Y__T_b_. _v_r _n_ h__r _f v_d__ _s _pl__d_d t_ Y__T_b_ __ch s_c_nd. Th_ _dv_rt_s_ng c_mp_ny _dW__k s__d _n_ h_ndr_d y__rs' _f v_d__ _s _pl__d_d _v_ry 10 d_ys. _n_th_r pr_bl_m _s th_t m_ny _f th_ v_d__s G__gl_ w_nts t_ t_rg_t _r_ n_t _ll_g_l. Mr W_lk_r s__d _v_n _ BBC n_ws v_d__ c__ld b_ _s_d by t_rr_r_sts _n th_ wr_ng w_y. W_lk_r s__d G__gl_ w__ld _s_ s_ftw_r_ th_t w_ll l__rn wh_t c_nt_nt br__ks _ts g__d_l_n_s. _ f_rth_r pr_bl_m _s h_w t_ d_l_t_ v_d__s th_t d_ n_t br__k Y__T_b_'s g__d_l_n_s b_t st_ll h_v_ c_nt_nt th_t c__ld t_rn p__pl_ t_w_rds t_rr_r_sm.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    youtube has announced a plan "to fight online terror" one of the things youtube says it will do is to find dangerous videos and delete them this includes videos on how to make fire-bombs and other deadly devices google which owns youtube announced four things it would do to tackle the problem of dangerous videos kent walker google's senior vice president called these things "four steps we're taking today to fight online terror" the first step is to ask users to identify or flag videos that might help terrorists the second step is to remove the videos the third step is to focus on videos that could make people become terrorists finally step four is to show "anti-terrorism" adverts

    there are many problems with making the four steps work perhaps the biggest problem is that it is a huge task to monitor so many videos on youtube over one hour of video is uploaded to youtube each second the advertising company adweek said one hundred years' of video is uploaded every 10 days another problem is that many of the videos google wants to target are not illegal mr walker said even a bbc news video could be used by terrorists in the wrong way walker said google would use software that will learn what content breaks its guidelines a further problem is how to delete videos that do not break youtube's guidelines but still have content that could turn people towards terrorism

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    YouTubehasannouncedaplan"tofightonlineterror".OneofthethingsY
    ouTubesaysitwilldoistofinddangerousvideosanddeletethem.Thisincl
    udesvideosonhowtomakefire-bombsandotherdeadlydevices.Goog
    le,whichownsYouTube,announcedfourthingsitwoulddototacklethep
    roblemofdangerousvideos.KentWalker,Google'sseniorvicepresiden
    t,calledthesethings:"Fourstepswe'retakingtodaytofightonlineterror
    ."Thefirststepistoaskuserstoidentifyorflagvideosthatmighthelpterro
    rists.Thesecondstepistoremovethevideos.Thethirdstepistofocusonv
    ideosthatcouldmakepeoplebecometerrorists.Finally,stepfouristosh
    ow"anti-terrorism"adverts.Therearemanyproblemswithmakingth
    efourstepswork.Perhapsthebiggestproblemisthatitisahugetasktom
    onitorsomanyvideosonYouTube.OveronehourofvideoisuploadedtoY
    ouTubeeachsecond.TheadvertisingcompanyAdWeeksaidonehundre
    dyears'ofvideoisuploadedevery10days.Anotherproblemisthatmany
    ofthevideosGooglewantstotargetarenotillegal.MrWalkersaidevenaB
    BCnewsvideocouldbeusedbyterroristsinthewrongway.WalkersaidG
    ooglewouldusesoftwarethatwilllearnwhatcontentbreaksitsguideline
    s.AfurtherproblemishowtodeletevideosthatdonotbreakYouTube'sgu
    idelinesbutstillhavecontentthatcouldturnpeopletowardsterrorism.

    Free writing

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

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

     

    Academic writing

    The Internet can help win the war on terror. Discuss.

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

     

    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. YOUTUBE: Make a poster about YouTube. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. FIGHTING ONLINE TERROR: Write a magazine article about YouTube fighting online terror. Can YouTube stop dangerous videos being uploaded? Include imaginary interviews with people who think they can be stopped and with people who don't think they can be stopped.

    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 online terror. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to stop online terror. 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.)

    Help Support This Web Site

    • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

    Sean Banville's Book

    Thank You