The Reading / Listening - Level 5

A university and a political party in Scotland have stripped Donald Trump of titles they gave him. Billionaire businessman Mr Trump is currently leading the race to become the Republican Party's contender to be USA president in November 2016. Trump's mother is Scottish and Trump has invested a lot in golf and tourism in Scotland. However, his recent call for all Muslims to be barred from entering the USA has created a lot of problems. The Scottish National Party (SNP) took away his "Global Scot" ambassador's title, and the Robert Gordon University took away an honorary degree.



Donald Trump is angry that his titles were taken away. He said SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon didn't understand his "greatness". He said politicians should thank him for helping Scotland instead of trying to be politically correct. Ms Sturgeon said Mr Trump's "recent remarks have shown he is no longer fit to be [an] ambassador for Scotland". The Robert Gordon University said: "In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible 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/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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a political

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and tourism

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currently leading

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degree

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contender to be

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party

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invested a lot in golf

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taken away

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barred from

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the race

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created a lot of

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entering the USA

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an honorary

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problems

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angry that his titles were

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USA president



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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SNP leader

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thank him

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politicians should

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ambassador

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trying to be politically

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fit

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Mr Trump's recent

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campaign

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he is no longer

e.

values of the university

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be an

f.

Nicola Sturgeon

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the current US election

g.

correct

8.

wholly incompatible with the

h.

remarks

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A university and (1) ___________________ Scotland have stripped Donald Trump of titles they gave him. Billionaire businessman Mr Trump is currently (2) ___________________ to become the Republican Party's contender to be USA president in November 2016. Trump's mother is Scottish and Trump has (3) ___________________ golf and tourism in Scotland. However, his recent call for all Muslims (4) ___________________ entering the USA has created (5) ___________________. The Scottish National Party (SNP) took away his "Global Scot" ambassador's title, and the Robert Gordon University took away (6) ___________________.

Donald Trump (7) ___________________ his titles being taken away. He said SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon didn't understand (8) ___________________. He said politicians should thank him for helping Scotland instead (9) ___________________ politically correct. Ms Sturgeon said Mr Trump's "recent remarks have shown he is (10) ___________________ be [an] ambassador for Scotland". The Robert Gordon University said: "In the course (11) ___________________ US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the…values of the university." It therefore took away the degree (12) ___________________ 2010.





DONALD TRUMP SURVEY

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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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR 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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