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Saudi Arabian women will vote for the first time ever. They will vote in elections later this year. Safinaz Al-Shamat was the first woman to arrive at the centre to register. She said it was her national duty. Another woman said becoming a voter, "was a dream for us". She said: "We are just at the beginning of the road."



Letting women vote was a plan of King Abdullah, who died earlier this year. More than 70 women want to run for office and more than 80 want to be campaign managers. Ms Haifa al-Hababi, 36, wants to campaign for change. She said: "Change is life. The government has given us this tool and I [will] use it."

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Sources
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1538353/saudi-women-register-to-vote-for-first-time
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-women-are-registering-to-vote-in-elections-across-the-country-for-the-first-time-ever-10461020.html
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/saudi-women-register-to-vote_55d75fb2e4b04ae497031659


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Saudi Arabian women will

a.

us

2.

for the first time

b.

the centre

3.

They will vote

c.

ever

4.

later this

d.

of the road

5.

arrive at

e.

duty

6.

it was her national

f.

vote

7.

a dream for

g.

in elections

8.

at the beginning

h.

year



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Letting women

a.

for office

2.

earlier

b.

it

3.

run

c.

this year

4.

campaign

d.

change

5.

campaign for

e.

vote

6.

Change is

f.

us this tool

7.

The government has given

g.

life

8.

I will use

h.

managers

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Saudi Arabian women will vote for the (1) __________________. They will vote in elections (2) ___________________. Safinaz Al-Shamat was the first woman to (3) ___________________ centre to register. She said it was her (4) __________________. Another woman said becoming a voter, "was (5) ___________________". She said: "We are just (6) ___________________ of the road."

Letting (7) ___________________ a plan of King Abdullah, who died (8) ___________________. More than 70 women want to run (9) ___________________ more than 80 want to be campaign managers. Ms Haifa al-Hababi, 36, (10) ___________________ for change. She said: "(11) ___________________. The government has given us this tool (12) ___________________ it."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

SaudiArabianwomenwillvoteforthefirsttimeever.Theywillvoteinelec
tionslaterthisyear.SafinazAl-Shamatwasthefirstwomantoarriv
eatthecentretoregister.Shesaiditwashernationalduty.Anotherwoma
nsaidbecomingavoter,"wasadreamforus".Shesaid:"Wearejustatthe
beginningoftheroad."LettingwomenvotewasaplanofKingAbdullah,w
hodiedearlierthisyear.Morethan70womenwanttorunforofficeandmo
rethan80wanttobecampaignmanagers.MsHaifaal-Hababi,36,wa
ntstocampaignforchange.Shesaid:"Changeislife.Thegovernmentha
sgivenusthistoolandI[will]useit."

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).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about voting for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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