Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Youtube Videos Authentic Listening: Floating Away

(Youtube Videos Authentic Listening)



I used this video as a lead-in to a lesson from the Life Upper Intermediate Textbook--1C Bloodlines p.14-15

Slideshow (slides, pub)
transcript (docs, pub)



bribes

bustling

deemed

ethnic

evacuate

expelled

justifications

sentiment

to judge or consider something in a particular way

money that you give to a government official so that they will help you.  This is illegal.

a reason or explanation for something

to force someone to leave

to move people from a place

relating to a particular race of people

a thought, opinion, or idea based on a feeling about a situation, or a way of thinking about something

full of people and activity


Match the vocabulary to the sentences


This is all that remains of what was just a month ago a (1)_____________ floating fishing community on the banks of the Mekong River.  The ethnically Vietnamese residents of Arek Sat village were told on the 5th of June that they were considered illegal immigrants, and just had 3 weeks to (2)_____________.


Boy Yang Doc is the district director of the Vietnamese Association.  He has buried family and friends here, and can’t understand why his community has suddenly been (3)_____________ illegal aliens.  


Subtitled: “Seven or eight families came here in 1979 to find land to use as a cemetery.  The Cambodian people sold this land to the Vietnamese. They kick us out by calling us illegal immigrants.  So how does that make us illegal?  We have been here since around 1980.  The authorities gave my family the yellow family record book residency documents.  We have been allowed to vote, so how can we be accused of being illegal?”


So far this year, the Cambodian government has (4)_____________ more than 1,000 (5)_____________Vietnamese from the country.  This deportation offensive is widely seen as a government strategy to defuse one of the opposition’s oldest political draw cards: anti-Vietnamese (6)_____________.  


The (7)_____________ given to the residents of Arek Sat are varied depending on who you talk to, but make no mention of politics.


Subtitled: “The authorities told us that living on the water is not clean, and it needs to be done another way.  They asked us to leave, and they didn’t allow us to say anything.  They didn’t inform us a year ago.  They just gave us a couple of weeks to get out.”  


Subtitled: “They have been living here since 1979.  They initially were a fishing community who fed the Vietnamese soldiers.  The community has increased in numbers as the families have grown, and former residents who were born here have returned to live here.  The last group came from Chroy Changvar.  Vietnamese from Chroy Changvar have been living here about more than five years.”


For those who, unlike Boy Yang Doc, don’t possess residency documents, the evictions look just like another case of local authorities preying on them for (8)_____________.  


Subtitled: “They should keep us in one place.  Everywhere we go they ask for money, but we don’t have money to give.  We can’t earn enough money because they chase us out and say we need to pay them $100. Sometimes we have fish to sell, but sometimes we don’t.  So this makes it hard to make money to pay them.  To be honest, they can chase us anywhere.  I don’t care if they say I need to pay them $100.  I don’t have money to pay them.  If they ask us to leave, we will have to go.  we don’t know what to do.  We will just keep floating wherever.”
Answers:
This is all that remains of what was just a month ago a (1)bustling floating fishing community on the banks of the Mekong River.  The ethnically Vietnamese residents of Arek Sat village were told on the 5th of June that they were considered illegal immigrants, and just had 3 weeks to (2)evacuate.


Boy Yang Doc is the district director of the Vietnamese Association.  He has buried family and friends here, and can’t understand why his community has suddenly been (3)deemed illegal aliens.  


Subtitled: “Seven or eight families came here in 1979 to find land to use as a cemetery.  The Cambodian people sold this land to the Vietnamese. They kick us out by calling us illegal immigrants.  So how does that make us illegal?  We have been here since around 1980.  The authorities gave my family the yellow family record book residency documents.  We have been allowed to vote, so how can we be accused of being illegal?”


So far this year, the Cambodian government has (4)expelled more than 1,000 (5)ethnic Vietnamese from the country.  This deportation offensive is widely seen as a government strategy to defuse one of the opposition’s oldest political draw cards: anti-Vietnamese (6)sentiment.  


The (7)justifications given to the residents of Arek Sat are varied depending on who you talk to, but make no mention of politics.


Subtitled: “The authorities told us that living on the water is not clean, and it needs to be done another way.  They asked us to leave, and they didn’t allow us to say anything.  They didn’t inform us a year ago.  They just gave us a couple of weeks to get out.”  


Subtitled: “They have been living here since 1979.  They initially were a fishing community who fed the Vietnamese soldiers.  The community has increased in numbers as the families have grown, and former residents who were born here have returned to live here.  The last group came from Chroy Changvar.  Vietnamese from Chroy Changvar have been living here about more than five years.”


For those who, unlike Boy Yang Doc, don’t possess residency documents, the evictions look just like another case of local authorities preying on them for (8)bribes.  

Subtitled: “They should keep us in one place.  Everywhere we go they ask for money, but we don’t have money to give.  We can’t earn enough money because they chase us out and say we need to pay them $100. Sometimes we have fish to sell, but sometimes we don’t.  So this makes it hard to make money to pay them.  To be honest, they can chase us anywhere.  I don’t care if they say I need to pay them $100.  I don’t have money to pay them.  If they ask us to leave, we will have to go.  we don’t know what to do.  We will just keep floating wherever.”



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