The Reading / Listening - Level 1

New Zealand's leader John Key is in trouble because he pulled a waitress' hair in a café. He apologised after Amanda Bailey posted this online. He pulled her hair many times in the café. She said it started last year during an election campaign. She told him to stop many times, but he didn't listen. She could take him to court for "hostile touching". A legal expert said Mr Key was "an older white male with a lot of power," and Ms Bailey was powerless.

Mr Key apologised and said he was just joking with the waitress. People think the apology is not enough. A women's rights campaigner said Mr Key had broken the law and what he did was illegal. New Zealand's deputy leader said it was unacceptable behaviour. She said Mr Key should know where people's personal boundaries lie. An equal rights group said: "It's never OK to touch someone without their permission."

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Sources
  • http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11436981
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/22/asia/john-key-new-zealand-hair-pulling/index.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

New Zealand's leader John Key is

a.

expert

2.

he pulled a waitress'

b.

white male

3.

during an election

c.

him to court

4.

She could take

d.

in trouble

5.

A legal

e.

power

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an older

f.

hair

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a lot of

g.

was powerless

8.

Ms Bailey

h.

campaign



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

he was just

a.

campaigner

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People think the apology

b.

illegal

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A women's rights

c.

permission

4.

broken the

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is not enough

5.

what he did was

e.

law

6.

unacceptable

f.

joking

7.

It's never

g.

behaviour

8.

without their

h.

OK

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

New Zealand's leader John Key (1) ___________________ because he pulled a waitress' hair in a café. He apologised after Amanda Bailey (2) ___________________. He pulled her hair many times in the café. She said it started (3) ___________________ an election campaign. She told him to stop many times, but he didn't listen. She (4) ___________________ court for "hostile touching". A legal expert said Mr Key was "(5) ___________________ male with a lot of power," and Ms Bailey (6) ___________________.

Mr Key apologised (7) ___________________ just joking with the waitress. People think (8) ___________________ enough. A women's rights campaigner said Mr Key (9) ___________________ law and what he did was illegal. New Zealand's deputy leader said (10) ___________________ behaviour. She said Mr Key (11) ___________________ people's personal boundaries lie. An equal rights group said: "It's never OK to touch someone (12) ___________________."

PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

NewZealand'sleaderJohnKeyisintroublebecausehepulledawaitress'
hairinacafé.HeapologisedafterAmandaBaileypostedthisonline.Hepu
lledherhairmanytimesinthecafé.Shesaiditstartedlastyearduringanel
ectioncampaign.Shetoldhimtostopmanytimes,buthedidn'tlisten.Sh
ecouldtakehimtocourtfor"hostiletouching".AlegalexpertsaidMrKey
was"anolderwhitemalewithalotofpower,"andMsBaileywaspowerless
.MrKeyapologisedandsaidhewasjustjokingwiththewaitress.Peoplet
hinktheapologyisnotenough.Awomen'srightscampaignersaidMrKey
hadbrokenthelawandwhathedidwasillegal.NewZealand'sdeputylea
dersaiditwasunacceptablebehaviour.ShesaidMrKeyshouldknowwhe
repeople'spersonalboundarieslie.Anequalrightsgroupsaid:"It'sneve
rOKtotouchsomeonewithouttheirpermission."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

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