The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has launched what could be the world's largest book club. Zuckerberg said last week that his New Year's resolution was to read a book every other week. He invited his 30 million followers to join him in this pursuit. He created a Facebook page called A Year of Books, on which he will announce his latest read is and ask people to discuss the book with him. He explained: "I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling. 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, militaries and other organizations. The trend towards giving people more power is one I believe in deeply." Zuckerberg takes on a challenge every year as a way to broaden his way of thinking and learn more about the world, different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. 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.

the world's largest

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followers

2.

New Year's

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explore a topic

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read a book every

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book club

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30 million

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resolution

5.

he will announce what his

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in a deeper way

6.

I've found reading books very intellectually

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latest read is

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Books allow you to fully

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other week

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immerse yourself

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fulfilling



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Zuckerberg already has

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of thinking

2.

It's a book that explores how the

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more power

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give individual people

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towards giving people more

4.

large

d.

cultures

5.

The trend

e.

his first book

6.

broaden his way

f.

to speak Mandarin

7.

different

g.

governments

8.

An earlier task was to learn

h.

world is shifting

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg (1) ___________________ could be the world's largest book club. Zuckerberg said last week that his New Year's resolution was to read a book (2) ___________________. He invited his 30 million followers to join (3) ___________________. He created a Facebook page called A Year of Books, on (4) ___________________ what his latest read is and ask people to discuss the book with him. He explained: "I've found reading books very (5) ___________________. Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself (6) ___________________ than most media today."

Zuckerberg (7) ___________________ book, 'The End of Power' by Moises Naim. He explained: "It's a book that (8) ___________________ is shifting to give individual people more power that was (9) ___________________ by large governments, militaries and other organizations. The trend towards giving people more power is one (10) ___________________." Zuckerberg takes on a challenge every year as a way (11) ___________________ of thinking and learn more about the world, different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. An (12) ___________________ 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.

 

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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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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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