The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Donald Trump as US president is one of the top ten risks in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) warned that he could create global economic and political tensions and insecurity. The EIU says Mr Trump is as risky as, "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism". He is thought to be risky because his plans are not clear. The EIU said: "Thus far, Mr Trump has given very few details of his policies, and these tend to be prone to constant revision."



The EIU rated Mr Trump as being riskier than the U.K. leaving the E.U. He was seen as less dangerous than a Chinese economic slowdown. People are worried by Trump's speeches. His actions could cause a trade war. He has called for a "big, big wall" to be built on the US-Mexican border to keep out "illegal immigrants" and "drug dealers". He wants Mexico to pay for it. He also wants a temporary ban on Muslims entering the USA.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35828747
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-global-threat-economy_us_56eac656e4b0b25c91849874
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/17/the-economist-dubs-trump-a-global-risk-factor-but-not-for-the-reasons-you-might-think/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

one of the top

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terrorism

2.

political

b.

of his policies

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The EIU says Mr Trump

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ten risks

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the rising threat of jihadi

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revision

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his plans are

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is as risky

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Thus

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not clear

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very few details

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far

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prone to constant

h.

tensions



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

a Chinese economic

a.

speeches

2.

People are worried by Trump's

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ban

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cause a trade

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dealers

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the US-Mexican

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the USA

5.

drug

e.

slowdown

6.

He wants Mexico to

f.

border

7.

He also wants a temporary

g.

pay for it

8.

Muslims entering

h.

war

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Donald Trump as US president (1) ___________________ top ten risks in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) (2) ___________________ create global economic (3) ___________________ and insecurity. The EIU says Mr Trump is as risky as, "(4) ___________________ of jihadi terrorism". He is thought (5) ___________________ his plans are not clear. The EIU said: "Thus far, Mr Trump has given very few details of his policies, and these tend (6) ___________________ constant revision."

The EIU rated Mr Trump (7) ___________________ than the U.K. leaving the E.U. He was seen as (8) ___________________ a Chinese economic slowdown. People are worried by Trump's speeches.                                 (9) ___________________ cause a trade war. He has called for a "big, big wall" (10) ___________________ US-Mexican border to keep out "illegal immigrants" (11) ___________________. He wants Mexico to pay for it. He also wants (12) ___________________ on Muslims entering the USA.





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.

 

STUDENT 1

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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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