The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Pope Francis has OK'd three showers in the Vatican so the homeless can wash. The showers will be in St Peter's Square. Millions of people go there each year. The idea was from Archbishop Krajewski. He met a homeless man and invited him to dinner to celebrate his 50th birthday. The man said no because he smelled bad. The man explained to the archbishop that finding food in Rome was easy. He said Rome needs places to wash.



Construction of the showers will start soon. There are plans to make another ten showers across Rome. Krajewski asked for volunteers and donations. He needs soap, towels and clean underwear. He told reporters: "It is easier to prepare sandwiches than to run a shower service. Journalists asked him if he thought visitors might be offended by the showers for the homeless. The archbishop said it is the church's duty to serve the poor and needy.

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Sources
  • http://www.thelocal.it/20141113/italys-homeless-to-get-showers-at-the-vatican
  • http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1404717.htm
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/13/vatican-krajewski-showers-homeless_n_6153540.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The showers will

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in Rome was easy

2.

Millions of people go

b.

50th birthday

3.

He met a homeless man and

c.

places to wash

4.

celebrate his

d.

be in St Peter's Square

5.

The man said no

e.

there each year

6.

The man explained

f.

because he smelled bad

7.

finding food

g.

invited him to dinner

8.

Rome needs

h.

to the archbishop



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Construction of the showers

a.

and clean underwear

2.

There are plans to make

b.

by the showers

3.

Krajewski asked for volunteers

c.

to prepare sandwiches

4.

He needs soap, towels

d.

shower service

5.

It is easier

e.

will start soon

6.

run a

f.

and needy

7.

visitors might be offended

g.

and donations

8.

serve the poor

h.

another ten

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Pope Francis has (1) ___________________ in the Vatican so the homeless can wash. The (2) ___________________ in St Peter's Square. Millions of people go there each year. (3) ___________________ Archbishop Krajewski. He met a homeless man and (4) ___________________ dinner to celebrate his 50th birthday. The man (5) ___________________ smelled bad. The archbishop man explained to the archbishop that finding food in Rome was easy. He said Rome (6) ___________________.

Construction of the showers (7) ___________________. There are plans to make (8) ___________________ across Rome. Krajewski asked for volunteers and donations. (9) ___________________, towels and clean underwear. He told reporters: "It is (10) ___________________ sandwiches than to run a shower service. Journalists (11) ___________________ thought visitors might be offended by the showers for the homeless.  The archbishop said it is the church's (12) ___________________ poor and needy.





HOMELESSNESS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about homelessness in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about homelessness for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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