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ESL English Lesson: The Migrant Crisis at Calais
D.J. Robinson

Today, let’s talk about the crisis in Calais and the reasons why it is happening. The French port is suffering from a deluge of migrants who are all trying to get to England.

Why? Because they seek a better life from the one they have escaped from. The French authorities practically encourage the migrants, who are trying to get onto lorries and coaches bound for England either through the Channel Tunnel or via the lorries that use the cross channel ferries.

Writing/Speaking: In pairs – Write down three reasons why the migrants are congregating at Calais. Writing/Speaking: In pairs – A month in the life of two migrants who have each got to Calais separately. Each of you jots down some notes of your journey. Discuss together your last month as migrants. Roleplay. Sentence Starters. Gap fill: Listening. Etc.

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