The Reading / Listening - Hate Crimes - Level 0

A third of Jews in Britain want to leave because of a rise in anti-Semitism. This is discrimination against Jews. A study of 10,000 British Jews showed that only 59 per cent of them feel welcome in the UK. Around 40 per cent of them were afraid. They hide their religion in public.



Most British Jews think a political party's negative opinions on Israel increase bad feeling towards Jews. In addition, fewer than 24 anti-Semitic crimes go to court each year. A charity said Jews would leave if things did not change. The UK government said: "There can never be an excuse for hatred towards the Jewish community."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hate Crimes - Level 1 Hate Crimes - Level 2   or  Hate Crimes - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4806578/One-British-Jews-considered-quitting-UK.html
  • http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Poll-1-in-3-British-Jews-have-considered-emigrating-due-to-antiSemitism-502920
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4281039/jews-leaving-uk-poll-hate-crime/


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. A third of
  2. leave because of a rise
  3. This is discrimination
  4. A study of
  5. feel welcome
  6. Around 40 per cent
  7. They hide
  8. in
  1. in anti-Semitism
  2. of them
  3. Jews in Britain
  4. public
  5. against Jews
  6. their religion
  7. in the UK
  8. 10,000 British Jews

Paragraph 2

  1. a political party's negative
  2. increase bad feeling
  3. fewer
  4. anti-Semitic crimes go
  5. Jews would leave if things
  6. There can never be an excuse
  7. The UK
  8. towards the Jewish
  1. did not change
  2. towards Jews
  3. community
  4. government
  5. for hatred
  6. than 24
  7. opinions on Israel
  8. to court each year

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A (1) ___________________ Britain want to leave because of a rise in anti-Semitism. This (2) ___________________ against Jews. (3) ___________________ 10,000 British Jews showed that only 59 per (4) ___________________ feel welcome in the UK. Around 40 per cent of them (5) ___________________. They hide their (6) ___________________ public.

Most British Jews (7) ___________________ party's negative opinions on Israel increase (8) ___________________ towards Jews. In addition, (9) ___________________ anti-Semitic crimes go to court each year. A charity said Jews (10) ___________________ things did not change. The UK government said: "There can never (11) ___________________ for hatred towards the (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AthirdofJewsinBritainwanttoleavebecauseofariseinanti-Semitism.T
hisisdiscriminationagainstJews.Astudyof10,000BritishJewsshow
edthatonly59percentofthemfeelwelcomeintheUK.Around40percent
ofthemwereafraid.Theyhidetheirreligioninpublic.MostBritishJewsthi
nkapoliticalparty'snegativeopinionsonIsraelincreasebadfeelingtow
ardsJews.Inaddition,fewerthan24anti-Semiticcrimesgotocourtea
chyear.AcharitysaidJewswouldleaveifthingsdidnotchange.TheUKgo
vernmentsaid:"TherecanneverbeanexcuseforhatredtowardstheJew
ishcommunity."

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

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Free writing

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

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Answers

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