The Reading / Listening - Acid Attacks - Level 0

Police in London have 1,000 kits to help with acid attacks. The number of attacks is increasing. Two weeks ago, there were five on one night. The number of attacks doubled in London in three years. A plastic surgeon said the number of attacks is at "epidemic" levels. He said the number has exploded.



The acid attack kits have special clothing and bottles of water. The rise in attacks could be because knives are more difficult to get. Gangs are using acid instead. Acid is easy to buy and hide. The police said acid attacks cause "life-changing injuries". The police are working hard to fight this crime.

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Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/24/london-acid-attacks-police-given-1000-emergency-response-kits
  • http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/plastic-surgeons-facing-epidemic-of-acid-attacks-in-london-expert-says-a3594856.html
  • https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/police-given-kits-to-tackle-acid-attacks-0wtrjmhn5


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. kits to help
  2. The number of attacks is
  3. there were five
  4. The number of
  5. doubled in London
  6. plastic
  7. the number of attacks is at
  8. He said the number has
  1. surgeon
  2. on one night
  3. exploded
  4. increasing
  5. with acid attacks
  6. epidemic levels
  7. in three years
  8. attacks

Paragraph 2

  1. The acid attack kits
  2. bottles of
  3. knives are more
  4. Gangs are using
  5. Acid is easy to buy
  6. life-
  7. The police are working
  8. fight this
  1. changing injuries
  2. have special clothing
  3. crime
  4. difficult to get
  5. hard
  6. acid instead
  7. water
  8. and hide

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Police in London have 1,000 (1) ___________________ with acid attacks. The (2) ___________________ is increasing. Two weeks ago, there were (3) ___________________ night. The number of attacks (4) ___________________ London in three years. A plastic surgeon said the number of (5) ___________________ "epidemic" levels. He said (6) ___________________ exploded.

(7) ___________________ kits have special clothing and bottles of water. (8) ___________________ attacks could be because (9) ___________________ difficult to get. Gangs are using acid instead. (10) ___________________ to buy and hide. The police said acid (11) ___________________ "life-changing injuries". The police are working (12) ___________________ this crime.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PoliceinLondonhave1,000kitstohelpwithacidattacks.Thenumberofa
ttacksisincreasing.Twoweeksago,therewerefiveononenight.Thenu
mberofattacksdoubledinLondoninthreeyears.Aplasticsurgeonsaidth
enumberofattacksisat"epidemic"levels.Hesaidthenumberhasexplod
ed.Theacidattackkitshavespecialclothingandbottlesofwater.Therise
inattackscouldbebecauseknivesaremoredifficulttoget.Gangsareusi
ngacidinstead.Acidiseasytobuyandhide.Thepolicesaidacidattacksca
use"life-changinginjuries".Thepoliceareworkinghardtofightthiscr
ime.

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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