The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The USA and Cuba may soon be friends. The leaders of the two countries shook hands at a meeting. The handshake is very important. Leaders from the two countries have not spoken to each other for over 50 years. America stopped its citizens from going to Cuba. The USA said Cuba supported terrorism.



The leaders will discuss a better future together. It will be the highest-level talks since 1959. President Obama thinks the idea to cut Cuba off did not work. He said the Cuban people are "extraordinary" and have "huge potential". He said Cubans now want to move forward. Cuba and the USA are just 151 km apart.

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Sources
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/10/politics/obama-raul-castro-panama-cuba/index.html
  • http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article18102170.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The USA and Cuba may soon

a.

to each other

2.

leaders of

b.

very important

3.

shook

c.

the two countries

4.

The handshake is

d.

50 years

5.

the two countries have not spoken

e.

be friends

6.

for over

f.

terrorism

7.

America stopped its citizens

g.

hands

8.

The USA said Cuba supported

h.

from going to Cuba



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

discuss a better

a.

potential

2.

the highest-

b.

off did not work

3.

since

c.

move forward

4.

the idea to cut Cuba

d.

future together

5.

the Cuban people are

e.

apart

6.

huge

f.

level talks

7.

Cubans now want to

g.

"extraordinary"

8.

just 151 km

h.

1959

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The USA and Cuba (1) ___________________. The leaders of the two countries (2) ___________________ a meeting. The handshake (3) ___________________. Leaders from two countries have not spoken (4) ___________________ over 50 years. America stopped (5) ___________________ going to Cuba. The USA said Cuba (6) ___________________.

The leaders (7) ___________________ better future together. It will be the highest-(8) ___________________ 1959. President Obama thinks (9) ___________________ Cuba off did not work. He said the Cuban people (10) ___________________ and have "huge potential". He said Cubans (11) ___________________ move forward. Cuba and the USA are (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheUSAandCubamaysoonbefriends.Theleadersofthetwocountriess
hookhandsatameeting.Thehandshakeisveryimportant.Leadersfrom
thetwocountrieshavenotspokentoeachotherforover50years.Americ
astoppeditscitizensfromgoingtoCuba.TheUSAsaidCubasupportedte
rrorism.Theleaderswilldiscussabetterfuturetogether.Itwillbethehig
hest-leveltalkssince1959.PresidentObamathinkstheideatocutCub
aoffdidnotwork.HesaidtheCubanpeopleare"extraordinary"andhave
"hugepotential".HesaidCubansnowwanttomoveforward.Cubaandth
eUSAarejust151kmapart.

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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WRITING

Write about Cuba for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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