The Reading / Listening - Level 4

A university and a political party in Scotland have taken away titles they gave to Donald Trump. The billionaire businessman is leading the race to become the Republican Party's leader. His mother is Scottish and he has invested a lot of money in Scotland. However, he recently said all Muslims should be barred from entering the USA and this has created problems. The political party took away his ambassador's title, and the university took away his degree.



Donald Trump is angry about this. He said the political party should thank him for helping Scotland and not try to be politically correct. The party said Mr Trump's "recent remarks have shown he is no longer fit to be [an] ambassador for Scotland". The university said Mr Trump's comments about Muslims did not fit with the values of the university. It therefore took away the degree it gave him in 2010.

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Sources
  • http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/10/donald-trump-blasts-ungrateful-scottish-politicians.html
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-35060868
  • http://telegraphtimes.com/2015/12/11/ban-donald-trump-from-united-kingdom-say-more-than-250000/


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.

a political

a.

leader

2.

titles they gave

b.

businessman

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billionaire

c.

problems

4.

leading the

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of money

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become the Republican Party's

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party

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invested a lot

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title

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this has created

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to Donald Trump

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his ambassador's

h.

race



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Donald Trump is angry

a.

of the university

2.

He said the political party

b.

remarks

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politically

c.

should thank him

4.

recent

d.

about this

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no longer fit to

e.

correct

6.

Trump's comments

f.

it gave him

7.

fit with the values

g.

be an ambassador

8.

took away the degree

h.

about Muslims

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A university and (1) ___________________ in Scotland have taken away (2) ___________________ to Donald Trump. The billionaire businessman is leading (3) ___________________ become the Republican Party's leader. His mother is Scottish and he has invested (4) ___________________ Scotland. However, he recently said all Muslims should be barred from entering the USA (5) ___________________ created problems. The political party took away his ambassador's title, and the university (6) ___________________ degree.

Donald Trump (7) ___________________ this. He said the political party should (8) ___________________ helping Scotland and not try to be politically correct. The party said Mr Trump's "(9) ___________________ shown he is no (10) ___________________ [an] ambassador for Scotland". The university said Mr Trump's comments about Muslims (11) ___________________ the values of the university. It therefore took away the degree (12) ___________________ 2010.





DONALD TRUMP SURVEY

From  http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1512/151213-donald-trump-4.html

Write five GOOD questions about Donald Trump 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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  • 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 Donald Trump for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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