The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has started perhaps the world's largest book club. His New Year's resolution was to read a book every other week. He invited his 30 million followers to do the same. He will announce his latest read on a special Facebook page and ask people to discuss the book with him. He explained that: "Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today."



Zuckerberg already has his first book, 'The End of Power' by Moises Naim. He explained: "It's a book that explores how the world is shifting to give individual people more power that was traditionally only held by large governments….The trend towards giving people more power is one I believe in deeply." Zuckerberg starts a new challenge every year to broaden his way of thinking. An earlier task was to learn to speak Mandarin, which he did.

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Sources
  • http://time.com/3652919/mark-zuckerberg-book-club-facebook/
  • http://www.techtimes.com/articles/24435/20150104/mark-zuckerberg-s-2015-personal-challenge-a-year-of-books.htm
  • http://mashable.com/2015/01/04/mark-zuckerbergs-new-years-resolution/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Facebook

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other week

2.

the world's

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in a deeper way

3.

New Year's

c.

largest book club

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read a book every

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book with him

5.

30 million

e.

boss Mark Zuckerberg

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discuss the

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a topic

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fully explore

g.

resolution

8.

immerse yourself

h.

followers



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Zuckerberg already has

a.

by large governments

2.

explores how the world

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speak Mandarin

3.

give individual people

c.

is shifting

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traditionally only held

d.

towards giving people more

5.

The trend

e.

his first book

6.

a new

f.

of thinking

7.

broaden his way

g.

challenge

8.

learn to

h.

more power

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has (1) ___________________ world's largest book club. His New Year's resolution (2) ___________________ every other week. He invited his (3) ___________________ to do the same. He will announce (4) ___________________ on a special Facebook page and ask people to discuss (5) ___________________. He explained that: "Books allow you to fully explore a topic (6) ___________________ in a deeper way than most media today."

Zuckerberg (7) ___________________ book, 'The End of Power' by Moises Naim. He explained: "It's a book that (8) ___________________ world is shifting to give (9) ___________________ more power that was traditionally only held by large governments….The (10) ___________________ people more power is one (11) ___________________." Zuckerberg starts a new challenge every year to broaden (12) ___________________. An earlier task was to learn to speak Mandarin, which he did.





READING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about reading 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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  • 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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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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FREE WRITING

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

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