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THE ARTICLE, From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html. The United Nations has warned that the Central African Republic CAR. needs urgent help The UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said it. was descending into complete chaos before our eyes The landlocked. nation has been slowly moving towards a state of total anarchy since. rebels seized power in March Mr Eliasson called for the strengthening of. the African Union s military presence in the country He suggested. turning it into an official UN peacekeeping operation Mr Eliasson warned. If this situation is left to fester it may develop into a religious and ethnic. conflict with long standing consequences even a civil war that could. spread into neighbouring countries, Rebels known as the Seleka replaced former President Bozize with their. own commander Michel Djotodia Mr Djotodia later disbanded the rebels. but they regrouped and formed armed gangs which now control most of. the impoverished country Mr Eliasson said The population is enduring. suffering beyond imagination As we see far too often women and. children are bearing the brunt Human rights violations are mounting. The use of child soldiers is rising Sexual violence is growing There are. widespread reports of looting illegal checkpoints extortion illegal arrests. and detentions torture and summary executions He warned that The. CAR is becoming a breeding ground for extremists, Sources http www bbc co uk news world africa 25095471. http allafrica com stories 201311260201 html viewall 1. http www voanews com content un considers options in central african republic 1797673 html. Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013. More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 2. 1 CHAOS Students walk around the class and talk to other students about chaos. Change partners often and share your findings, 2 CHAT In pairs groups decide which of these topics or words from the article are. most interesting and which are most boring, urgent help chaos anarchy rebels peacekeeping force ethnic conflict civil war.
armed gangs impoverished suffering human rights sexual violence torture. Have a chat about the topics you liked Change topics and partners frequently. 3 THE CAR How can the world help the Central African Republic Complete this table. with your partner s Change partners often and share what you wrote. UN Peacekeeping,Arm the government,Regional conference. Refugee camps,Invest heavily in the CAR,Military invasion. 4 NORMALITY Students A strongly believe normality will return to the CAR. Students B strongly believe chaos will prevail Change partners again and talk about your. conversations, 5 ANARCHY Rank these and share your rankings with your partner Put the worst. at the top Change partners often and share your rankings. no laws no schools,corrupt government no shops,violence armed gangs. looting extremism, 6 CONFLICT Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you.
associate with the word conflict Share your words with your partner s and talk about. them Together put the words into different categories. Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013. More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 3. BEFORE READING LISTENING, From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html. 1 TRUE FALSE Read the headline Guess if a h below are true T or false F. a The UN says the CAR is now beyond help T F, b Rebels took control of the country in September T F. c The UN wants the African Union to serve as peacekeepers in the CAR T F. d The UN is worried the CAR s internal strife may spill over its borders T F. e Armed gangs are in control of most of the CAR T F. f The UN said the middle class is bearing the brunt of the suffering T F. g There have been very few reports of looting in the country T F. h The UN warned the country is being used by extremists T F. 2 SYNONYM MATCH Match the following synonyms from the article. 1 urgent a deteriorate,2 descending b broke up,3 anarchy c poor. 4 presence d sliding,5 fester e leader,6 commander f desperate. 7 disbanded g blackmail,8 impoverished h existence.
9 brunt i lawlessness,10 extortion j full force, 3 PHRASE MATCH Sometimes more than one choice is possible. 1 descending into complete chaos a operation,2 moving towards a state of b reports of looting. 3 an official UN peacekeeping c neighbouring countries. 4 develop into a religious d but they regrouped, 5 a civil war that could spread into e total anarchy. 6 Mr Djotodia later disbanded the rebels f impoverished country. 7 control most of the g ground for extremists, 8 women and children are bearing h and ethnic conflict. 9 There are widespread i before our eyes,10 becoming a breeding j the brunt.
Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013. More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 4. From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html. The United Nations has warned that the Central African Republic presence. CAR needs 1 help The UN Deputy Secretary neighbouring. General Jan Eliasson said it was descending into complete chaos. before our 2 The landlocked nation has been,slowly moving towards a state of 3 anarchy. since rebels seized power in March Mr Eliasson called for the fester. strengthening of the African Union s military 4 eyes. in the country He suggested turning it into an official UN. consequences,peacekeeping 5 Mr Eliasson warned If this. situation is left to 6 it may develop into a,religious and ethnic conflict with long standing. 7 even a civil war that could spread into,8 countries. Rebels known as the Seleka replaced 9 looting, President Bozize with their own commander Michel Djotodia Mr suffering.
Djotodia later 10 the rebels but they regrouped, and formed armed gangs which now control most of the. impoverished country Mr Eliasson said The population is. enduring 11 beyond imagination As we see far breeding. too often women and children are bearing the disbanded. 12 Human rights violations are,detentions,13 The use of child soldiers is rising Sexual. violence is growing There are widespread reports of. 14 illegal checkpoints extortion illegal arrests,and 15 torture and summary executions He. warned that The CAR is becoming a 16,ground for extremists. Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013. More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 5. LISTENING Guess the answers Listen to check, From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html.
1 The United Nations has warned that the Central African Republic CAR. a needs urgently help,b needs urgent help,c needs urgency help. d needs emergent help,2 it was descending into complete chaos. a before our whys,b before our rise,c before our eyes. d before our ayes, 3 The landlocked nation has been slowly moving towards a state. a of totally anarchy,b of total anarchic,c of totally anarchic.
d of total anarchy, 4 Mr Eliasson called for the strengthening of the African Union s military country. a presents in the,b presence in the,c presenters in the. d presentations in the, 5 develop into a religious and ethnic conflict with long. a stand in consequences,b stand on consequences,c standard consequences. d standing consequences,6 Mr Djotodia later disbanded the rebels.
a but they regrouped,b but they regroup,c but they regroups. d but they regrouping,7 armed gangs which now control most of the. a undernourished country,b improvised country,c impoverished country. d empowered country,8 As we see far too often women and children are. a barring the brunt,b bearing the brunt,c bearing the branch.
d barring the branch, 9 illegal checkpoints extortion illegal arrests and detentions torture and. a summary executioners,b summary executions,c summarised executions. d summarily executions,10 He warned that The CAR is becoming a breeding. a grounds for extremists,b grounding for extremists. c grounded for extremists,d ground for extremists, Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013.
More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 6. LISTENING Listen and fill in the gaps, From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html. The United Nations has warned that the 1 Central, African Republic CAR needs urgent help The UN Deputy Secretary General. Jan Eliasson said it was descending into complete,2 The landlocked nation has been slowly moving. towards a state 3 rebels seized power in March, Mr Eliasson called for the strengthening of the African Union s military. presence in the country He suggested 4 official, UN peacekeeping operation Mr Eliasson warned If this situation is left to.
fester it may 5 and ethnic conflict with long,standing consequences 6 could spread into. neighbouring countries, Rebels known as the Seleka replaced former President Bozize with their own. commander Michel Djotodia Mr Djotodia later 7,but they 8 armed gangs which now control most. of the impoverished country Mr Eliasson said The population is enduring. 9 As we see far too often women and children,are 10 Human rights violations are mounting The. use of child soldiers is rising Sexual violence is growing There are. widespread reports of 11 extortion illegal arrests. and detentions torture and summary executions He warned that The. CAR is becoming 12 extremists, Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013.
More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 7. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS, From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html. 1 What kind of help did the UN say the CAR needed, 2 How did the article describe the geography of the CAR. 3 When did rebels in the CAR seize power, 4 Who does Jan Eliasson want to keep the peace in the CAR. 5 What could spread into neighbouring countries,6 Who is Michel Djotodia. 7 What happened to rebel groups that were broken up. 8 How did Mr Eliasson say the population was suffering. 9 Who is bearing the brunt of the suffering,10 Who is the CAR becoming a breeding ground for.
Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013. More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 8. MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ, From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html. 1 What kind of help did the UN say the 6 Who is Michel Djotodia. CAR needed,a technical help a a rebel commander,b urgent help b an African Union leader. c military help c the former CAR president,d logistical help d a UN spokesman. 2 How did the article describe the 7 What happened to rebel groups that. geography of the CAR were broken up,a topography a they joined the CAR army. b coastal b they fled the country,c longitude c they reformed.
d landlocked d they went back to their old jobs, 3 When did rebels in the CAR seize 8 How did Mr Eliasson say the population. power was suffering,a March a beyond our imagination. b April b a lot,c May c endurance,d June d patiently. 4 Who does Jan Eliasson want to keep 9 Who is bearing the brunt of the. the peace in the CAR suffering,a NATO a women and children. b the United Nations b the poor, c the African Union c members of the old government.
d France d rebel soldiers, 5 What could spread into neighbouring 10 Who is the CAR becoming a breeding. countries ground for,a refugees a scientists,b war b cattle owners. c disease c farmers,d revolution d extremists, Level 6 Central African Republic in chaos says UN 28th November 2013. More free lessons at www BreakingNewsEnglish com Copyright Sean Banville 2013 9. From http www BreakingNewsEnglish com 1311 131128 central african republic html. Role A African Union peacekeeping force, You think an African Union peacekeeping force is best for the. CAR Tell the others three reasons why Tell them things that. are wrong with their solutions Also tell the others which is the. least effective of these and why a regional conference. military intervention or letting the CAR sort out its own. Role B A regional conference, You think a regional conference is best for the CAR Tell the.
others three reasons why Tell them things that are wrong with. their solutions Also tell the others which is the least effective. of these and why an African Union peacekeeping force. military intervention or letting the CAR sort out its own. Role C Military intervention, You think military intervention is best for the CAR Tell the. others three reasons why Tell them things that are wrong with. their solutions Also tell the others which is the least effective. of these and why a regional conference an African Union. peacekeeping force or letting the CAR sort out its own. Role D Let the CAR sort its problems out, You think letting the CAR sort out its own problems is best for. the CAR Tell the others three reasons why Tell them things. 2 CHAT In pairs groups decide which of these topics or words from the article are most interesting and which are most boring urgent help chaos anarchy rebels peacekeeping force ethnic conflict civil war armed gangs impoverished suffering human rights sexual violence torture Have a chat about the topics you liked

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