The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Pope Francis has OK'd the installation of three showers in the Vatican so the homeless have a place to wash. The new showers will be in St Peter's Square. Millions of pilgrims flock here each year. The inspiration was from Archbishop Krajewski. He met a man who was homeless for a decade. The archbishop invited him to dinner to celebrate his 50th birthday. The man declined the invitation because he smelled bad. The archbishop said: “I took him to dinner [and] he explained to me that you can always find some food in Rome. What is missing is a place to wash."



Construction of the showers will start soon. City planners already have plans to erect another ten showers across Rome. Archbishop Krajewski asked for volunteers and donations to help maintain the showers. He said soap, towels and clean underwear were needed. He told reporters: "It is easier to prepare sandwiches than to run a shower service. You need volunteers." Journalists asked him if he thought visitors might be offended by the showers for the homeless. The archbishop said it is the duty of the church 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.

OK'd the installation

a.

the invitation

2.

the homeless have

b.

flock here

3.

The new showers will be

c.

for a decade

4.

Millions of pilgrims

d.

50th birthday

5.

a man who was homeless

e.

a place to wash

6.

celebrate his

f.

some food

7.

The man declined

g.

of three showers

8.

you can always find

h.

in St Peter's Square



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Construction of the showers

a.

donations

2.

erect another

b.

of the church

3.

volunteers and

c.

prepare sandwiches

4.

help maintain

d.

ten showers

5.

It is easier to

e.

and needy

6.

visitors might

f.

will start soon

7.

it is the duty

g.

be offended

8.

serve the poor

h.

the showers

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Pope Francis has (1) ___________________ of three showers in the Vatican so the homeless have a place to wash. The new showers will be in St Peter's Square. Millions of (2) ___________________ each year. The inspiration was from Archbishop Krajewski. He met a man (3) ___________________ for a decade. The archbishop invited him to (4) ___________________ his 50th birthday. The man declined the invitation because he smelled bad. The archbishop said: "I took him to dinner [and] (5) ___________________ that you can always find some food in Rome. (6) ___________________ a place to wash."

Construction of the showers will start soon. City planners already have plans to (7) ___________________ showers across Rome. Archbishop Krajewski asked for (8) ___________________ to help maintain the showers. He said soap, towels and clean (9) ___________________. He told reporters: "It is easier to prepare sandwiches than to (10) ___________________. You need volunteers." Journalists asked him if he thought (11) ___________________ by the showers for the homeless.  The archbishop said it is the duty of the church to (12) ___________________ 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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Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

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).

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b)

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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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