The Reading / Listening - Acid Attacks - Level 2

Police in London now have 1,000 special kits to deal with acid attacks. The number of acid attacks in London is increasing. Two weeks ago, criminals sprayed acid in the faces of people to take their motorbikes. There were five different attacks on one night. The number of crimes involving acid has more than doubled in London in three years. A plastic surgeon said the number of patients he treats for acid attacks has reached "epidemic" levels. He said there had been an "explosion" of cases involving acid since the start of last year.



Police cars will now carry the acid attack response kits. The kits have protective clothing and five-litre bottles of water. Police officers can give immediate treatment to victims. The rise in acid attacks could be because of a crackdown on knives and guns. Street gangs are now using acid instead because it is easy to buy and easy to hide. A police spokesman spoke about the acid attacks. He said: "These are life-changing injuries." He added: "We are stepping up our response to this crime and we are looking for a safer way to identify some of the substances on the streets."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Acid Attacks - Level 0 Acid Attacks - Level 1   or  Acid Attacks - Level 3

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. deal
  2. five different attacks
  3. more than
  4. the number of patients he
  5. acid attacks has reached
  6. He said there had
  7. cases involving
  8. since the start
  1. doubled
  2. acid
  3. "epidemic" levels
  4. of last year
  5. on one night
  6. treats
  7. with acid attacks
  8. been an "explosion"

Paragraph 2

  1. protective
  2. Police officers can give immediate
  3. a crackdown
  4. it is easy to buy
  5. These are life-
  6. We are stepping up our response
  7. we are looking for
  8. identify some
  1. and easy to hide
  2. a safer way
  3. treatment to victims
  4. of the substances
  5. to this crime
  6. clothing
  7. changing injuries
  8. on knives and guns

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Police in London now have 1,000 (1) ___________________ deal with acid attacks. The (2) ___________________ attacks in London is increasing. Two weeks ago, criminals sprayed acid in the faces of people (3) ___________________ motorbikes. There were five different attacks on one night. The number of crimes involving acid has more (4) ___________________ London in three years. A (5) ___________________ said the number of patients he treats for acid attacks has reached "epidemic" levels. He said there had been an (6) ___________________ involving acid since the start of last year.

Police cars will now (7) ___________________ attack response kits. The kits have (8) ___________________ and five-litre bottles of water. Police officers can give immediate treatment to victims. The rise in acid attacks could be (9) ___________________ crackdown on knives and guns. Street gangs are now using acid instead because it is easy to (10) ___________________ to hide. A police spokesman spoke about the acid attacks. He said: "These are life-changing injuries." He added: "We (11) ___________________ our response to this crime and we are looking for a safer way (12) ___________________ of the substances on the streets."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PoliceinLondonnowhave1,000specialkitstodealwithacidattacks.The
numberofacidattacksinLondonisincreasing.Twoweeksago,criminals
sprayedacidinthefacesofpeopletotaketheirmotorbikes.Therewerefiv
edifferentattacksononenight.Thenumberofcrimesinvolvingacidhas
morethandoubledinLondoninthreeyears.Aplasticsurgeonsaidthenu
mberofpatientshetreatsforacidattackshasreached"epidemic"levels.
Hesaidtherehadbeenan"explosion"ofcasesinvolvingacidsincethesta
rtoflastyear.Policecarswillnowcarrytheacidattackresponsekits.Thek
itshaveprotectiveclothingandfive-litrebottlesofwater.Policeofficers
cangiveimmediatetreatmenttovictims.Theriseinacidattackscouldbe
becauseofacrackdownonknivesandguns.Streetgangsarenowusinga
cidinsteadbecauseitiseasytobuyandeasytohide.Apolicespokesmans
pokeabouttheacidattacks.Hesaid:"Thesearelife-changinginjurie
s."Headded:"Wearesteppingupourresponsetothiscrimeandwearelo
okingforasaferwaytoidentifysomeofthesubstancesonthestreets."

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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