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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Threaten A. Not allowed.
 2. Rule B. Make
 3. Difficult C. Try to scare.
 4. Operating D. Hard
 5. Create E. Control


  1. Threaten = C. Try to scare.
  2. Rule = A. Not allowed.
  3. Difficult = D. Hard
  4. Operating = E. Control
  5. Create = B. Make

True or False?

1. Facebook has said they might leave Australia. False

2. Google is angry at the Australian government. True

3. Google and Facebook do not show news stories from other websites. False

4. Google pays the news websites to use their stories. False

5. Other countries might create the same law as Australia. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Google has threatened to leave Australia.

2. This is because they are angry.

3. They want Google to pay.

4. Google says it is too difficult.

5. People think Google is scared.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Website
  2. News
  3. Stories
  4. Places
  5. Law
  6. Operating

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Threaten A. Place for communication.
 2. Platform B. Act
 3. Complaint C. Group
 4. Organisations  D. Try to scare.
 5. React E. Say you don’t like something.


  1. Threaten = D. Try to scare.
  2. Platform = A. Place for communication.
  3. Complaint = E. Say you don’t like.
  4. Organisations = C. Group
  5. React = B. Act

True or False?

1. Google says it may stop operating in Australia. T / F

2. The Australian government want Google to pay for the news it uses. T / F

3. Websites like Google and Facebook alway pay for the news stories they use. T / F

4. Facebook is the most used website in the world. T / F

5. Other countries may make the same law as Australia. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. Google has threatened to stop operating.

2. The company says they will leave Australia.

3. The Australian government wants to stop this.

4. Google is the most used website in the world.

5. People think Google are scared of laws.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Services
  2. Pay
  3. Websites
  4. Remove
  5. Everywhere
  6. Threat

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. CeaseA. Submit
2. FruitionB. Payment
3. Tech GiantC. Involve
4. RoyaltiesD. Stop
5. IntimidateE. Consequence
6. CowF. Threaten
7. RamificationG. Realisation
8. EntailH. Frighten
9. BlackmailI. Technology company.


  1. Cease = D. Stop
  2. Fruition = G. Realisation
  3. Tech Giant = I. Technology company.
  4. Royalties = B. Payment
  5. Intimidate = H. Frighten
  6. Cow = A. Submit
  7. Ramification = E. Consequence
  8. Entail = C. Involve
  9. Blackmail = F. Threaten

True or False?

1. Google has threatened to withdraw its services from Australia. True

2. Currently, Facebook and Google do not pay royalties to display news articles on their websites. True

3. Australia created its new law against tech companies in January 2021. False

4. News organisations do not receive any ad revenue from their news stories on Google. True

5.  The proposed law would require news agencies to pay Google. False

6. If tech companies and news agencies can’t agree on a royalties amount, a court will decide. True

7.  Google said that the current law proposal is workable. False

8. Google claims they drive a high amount of traffic to the news organisations. True

9. Analysts believe that Google does not fear other countries will create a similar law. False

10. News services are a huge percentage of business for Google. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Currently, Google and Facebook show and link to news.

2. This means that news organisations cannot profit.

3. They would be forced to come to an arrangement.

4. Google has said the current proposal is unworkable.

5. The company said they would cease operating their search engine.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1.  Giant
  2. Itself
  3. Proposed
  4. Access
  5. Linking
  6. Percentage
  7. Threats
  8. Emptiness
  9. Regardless