The Reading / Listening - Fire and Fury - Level 0

The war of words between Donald Trump and North Korea is getting worse. People are worried there could be a real war. North Korea said it had nuclear missiles. Trump then warned that North Korea would, "be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen". North Korea now plans to fire missiles near Guam.



Mr Trump said North Korea should "be very, very nervous". North Korea said Trump's words were "nonsense". The Arms Control Association said Mr Trump's words were dangerous. It said Trump's words would not stop North Korea becoming a nuclear power. It added that a war would not help the USA.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Fire and Fury - Level 1 Fire and Fury - Level 2   or  Fire and Fury - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40894529
  • http://time.com/4894701/north-korea-donald-trump-fire-fury-load-of-nonsense/
  • http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/08/103_234561.html


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. war of
  2. getting
  3. People are
  4. there could be a real
  5. North Korea said it
  6. be met with fire
  7. like the world has never
  8. North Korea now plans to fire
  1. had nuclear missiles
  2. words
  3. missiles near Guam
  4. worried
  5. seen
  6. war
  7. worse
  8. and fury

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Trump said North Korea
  2. be very, very
  3. Trump's words were
  4. The Arms Control
  5. rump's words were
  6. It said Trump's words would not stop
  7. becoming a nuclear
  8. a war would not
  1. Association
  2. power
  3. nervous
  4. help the USA
  5. North Korea
  6. "nonsense"
  7. dangerous
  8. should

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ between Donald Trump and North Korea is getting worse. (2) ___________________ there could be a real war. North Korea (3) ___________________ nuclear missiles. Trump (4) ___________________ North Korea would, "be met with (5) ___________________ like the world has never seen". North Korea now (6) ___________________ missiles near Guam.

Mr Trump said North Korea (7) ___________________, very nervous". North Korea said Trump's words (8) ___________________. The Arms Control Association said Mr Trump's (9) ___________________. It said Trump's words (10) ___________________ stop North Korea (11) ___________________ nuclear power. It added (12) ___________________ not help the USA.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThewarofwordsbetweenDonaldTrumpandNorthKoreaisgettingwors
e.Peopleareworriedtherecouldbearealwar.NorthKoreasaidithadnucl
earmissiles.TrumpthenwarnedthatNorthKoreawould,"bemetwithfir
eandfuryliketheworldhasneverseen".NorthKoreanowplanstofiremis
silesnearGuam.MrTrumpsaidNorthKoreashould"bevery,verynervou
s".NorthKoreasaidTrump'swordswere"nonsense".TheArmsControlA
ssociationsaidMrTrump'swordsweredangerous.ItsaidTrump'swords
wouldnotstopNorthKoreabecominganuclearpower.Itaddedthatawar
wouldnothelptheUSA.

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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