The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Researchers have said that Donald Trump as US president is one of the top ten risks in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) warned that Mr Trump could create economic and political tensions worldwide. It said a president Trump could also lead to global insecurity. The EIU says Mr Trump is as risky as, "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilising the global economy". A reason for his high ranking is a lack of information about his plans. 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 United Kingdom leaving the European Union or an armed conflict in the South China Sea. He was seen as less dangerous than a Chinese economic slowdown and the possibility of a new cold war. Mr Trump has got people worried by his speeches on Mexico and China. 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 even asked Mexico to pay for it. He has also called for 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:

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one of the top ten

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ranking

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lead to global

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risks in the world

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the rising threat of

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details of his policies

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destabilising the global

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insecurity

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A reason for his high

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economy

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a lack of information

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to constant revision

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Trump has given very few

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jihadi terrorism

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these tend to be prone

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about his plans



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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armed conflict

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border

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economic

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immigrants

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cause a trade

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ban

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the US-Mexican

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slowdown

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illegal

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the USA

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drug

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war

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called for a temporary

g.

in the South China Sea

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Muslims entering

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dealers

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Researchers have said that Donald Trump (1) ___________________ one of the (2) ___________________ the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) warned that Mr Trump (3) ___________________ and political tensions worldwide. It said a president Trump could also lead to global insecurity. The EIU says Mr Trump (4) ___________________, "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilising the global economy". A reason (5) ___________________ is a lack of information about his plans. 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 United Kingdom leaving the European Union (8) ___________________ in the South China Sea. He was seen as less dangerous than a Chinese economic slowdown and the possibility (9) ___________________ war. Mr Trump has got people worried by his speeches on Mexico and China. His (10) ___________________ trade war. He has called for a "big, big wall" (11) ___________________ the US-Mexican border to keep out "illegal immigrants" and "drug dealers". He even asked Mexico to pay for it. He   (12) ___________________ a temporary ban 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.

 

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: 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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