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Car Bomb Explodes In Pakistan

In Pakistan, a car bomb exploded in a city called Peshawar. More than ten people died and there were over 75 injured. It was a very powerful explosion. It went off outside a cinema on Friday evening. There were many people in the area who were enjoying the weekend. The blast damaged nearby shops, hotels and parked cars. People heard it from several kilometres away. Eye-witnesses said many people were sitting on the road covered in blood. They said it was like a scene from hell. Ambulances rushed the injured to local hospitals.

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In the past, Afghanistan was the deadliest country. Then it was Iraq, and now it’s Pakistan. It’s sad that some people in Pakistan want to kill other people. Almost every day I read the paper and there is another bomb. There are lots of wars and lots of fighting around the world. I don’t understand why Pakistan has lots of violence. The Pakistani people I know are very friendly. They wouldn’t even hurt a fly. They also don’t understand why there is so much violence in their country. They told me they want to cry.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

a car bomb

a.

the weekend

2

a very powerful

b.

from hell

3.

enjoying

c.

witnesses

4.

The blast damaged

d.

exploded

5.

Eye-

e.

explosion

6.

like a scene

f.

nearby shops

 

Paragraph 2

1.

In

a.

fighting

2

the deadliest

b.

violence

3.

lots of

c.

the past

4.

They wouldn’t even

d.

country

5.

there is so much

e.

to cry

6.

they want

f.

hurt a fly


LISTENING GAP FILL

In Pakistan, a car bomb ________________ city called Peshawar. More than ten people died and there were over 75 injured. It was ________________ explosion. It went off outside a cinema on Friday evening. There were many people ________________ were enjoying the weekend. The ________________ nearby shops, hotels and parked cars. People heard it from several kilometres away. ________________ many people were sitting on the road covered in blood. They said it was like a scene from hell. Ambulances ________________ to local hospitals.

________________, Afghanistan was the deadliest country. Then it was Iraq, and now it’s Pakistan. It’s ________________ people in Pakistan want to kill other people. Almost every day I read the paper and there is another bomb. There ________________ and lots of fighting around the world. I don’t understand why Pakistan has ________________. The Pakistani people I know are very friendly. They wouldn’t ________________. They also don’t understand why there is so much violence in their country. They told me ________________.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

In Pakistan, a car bomb (1) ____ in a city called Peshawar. More than ten people died and there were over 75 (2) ____. It was a very powerful explosion. It went off outside a cinema on Friday evening. There were many people in the area who were (3) ____ the weekend. The blast damaged nearby shops, hotels and parked cars. People (4) ____ it from several kilometres away. Eye-witnesses said many people were sitting on the road covered (5) ____ blood. They said it was like a scene from hell. Ambulances rushed the injured to local hospitals.

In the (6) ____, Afghanistan was the deadliest country. Then it was Iraq, and now it’s Pakistan. It’s (7) ____ that some people in Pakistan want to kill other people. Almost every day I read the paper and there is (8) ____ bomb. There are lots of wars and lots of fighting around the world. I don’t understand why Pakistan has lots of violence. The Pakistani people I know are (9) ____ friendly. They wouldn’t even hurt a (10) ____. They also don’t understand why there is so much violence in their country. They told me they want to cry.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

exploded

(b)

explosion

(c)

explode

2.

(a)

injury

(b)

injured

(c)

injures

3.

(a)

enjoy

(b)

enjoyable

(c)

enjoying

4.

(a)

listened

(b)

sounded

(c)

heard

5.

(a)

in

(b)

on

(c)

at

6.

(a)

past

(b)

passed

(c)

psst

7.

(a)

sadness

(b)

sad

(c)

sadly

8.

(a)

others

(b)

other

(c)

another

9.

(a)

too

(b)

very

(c)

lots

10.

(a)

fly

(b)

flyer

(c)

flies


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

a car bomb opdledex

2.

75 rujenid

3.

The blast dagmeda nearby shops

4.

rcodeve in blood

5.

like a ecsne from hell

6.

hudrse the injured to local hospitals

 

Paragraph 2

7.

the ladsdteei country

8.

tolsAm every day

9.

lots of tihgifgn

10.

I don’t nddsteuarn

11.

lots of venelcio

12.

tuhr a fly


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

why there is so much violence in their country. They told me they want to cry.

1  )

In Pakistan, a car bomb exploded in a city called Peshawar. More than ten people died and there were over 75

(    )

injured. It was a very powerful explosion. It went off outside a cinema on Friday evening. There were many people in

(    )

people I know are very friendly. They wouldn’t even hurt a fly. They also don’t understand

(    )

wars and lots of fighting around the world. I don’t understand why Pakistan has lots of violence. The Pakistani

(    )

In the past, Afghanistan was the deadliest country. Then it was Iraq, and now it’s Pakistan. It’s sad that some

(    )

the area who were enjoying the weekend. The blast damaged nearby shops, hotels and parked

(    )

in blood. They said it was like a scene from hell. Ambulances rushed the injured to local hospitals.

(    )

people in Pakistan want to kill other people. Almost every day I read the paper and there is another bomb. There are lots of

(    )

cars. People heard it from several kilometres away. Eye-witnesses said many people were sitting on the road covered


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

car     in     called     A     exploded     city     bomb     a     Peshawar.    

2.

was     very     explosion     It     a     powerful.    

3.

area     the     in     people     many     were     There.    

4.

away     kilometres     several     from     it     heard     People.    

5.

it     a     hell     said     like     from     They     was     scene.    

6.

country     the     Afghanistan     deadliest     In   ,   the     past     was.    

7.

is     the     there     bomb     read     and     another     I     paper.    

8.

friendly     I     know     The     are     Pakistani     very     people.    

9.

hurt     fly     They     even     a     wouldn’t.    

10.

cry     to     want     they     me     told     They.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


WRITING

Write about terrorism for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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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 more information about terrorism. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about terrorism. Include imaginary interviews with people who experienced it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. 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.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to a world leader. Ask him/her three questions about terrorism. Give him/her three of your opinions on terrorism. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

 

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