The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Aung San Suu Kyi will be Myanmar's new foreign minister. She led her NLD party to a big win in the general election in November. This was after decades of military rule. Suu Kyi cannot become president. The constitution blocks people with foreign family links from the post. Her two sons are British. There are rumours that Ms Suu Kyi could also have other roles. She could become the minister for education and the energy minister.



Suu Kyi was the only woman among 15 ministers. The NLD said: "She will be the foreign minister, mainly. If she wants to share the duties she has in other ministries with qualified people, she can." She will have international influence and a seat at Myanmar's security council. She tried to remove the barrier to her becoming president, but had no success. A former ambassador to Myanmar said: "She wants to be at the heart of government."

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Sources
  • http://www.thedailystar.net/world/suu-kyi-run-foreign-ministry-1198318
  • http://www.straitstimes.com/world/aung-san-suu-kyi-may-take-up-multiple-roles-in-new-myanmar-government
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/12200741/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-Cabinet-nominated-Burma.html


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.

She led her NLD party

a.

rule

2.

the general

b.

sons are British

3.

This was after decades of military

c.

for education

4.

The constitution

d.

to a big win

5.

Her two

e.

minister

6.

Ms Suu Kyi could also have

f.

blocks people

7.

She could become the minister

g.

other roles

8.

energy

h.

election



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the only woman

a.

becoming president

2.

She will be

b.

influence

3.

qualified

c.

to Myanmar

4.

She will have international

d.

of government

5.

a seat at Myanmar's security

e.

the foreign minister

6.

She tried to remove the barrier to her

f.

among 15 ministers

7.

A former ambassador

g.

people

8.

at the heart

h.

council

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Aung San Suu Kyi will be Myanmar's new foreign minister. She led her NLD (1) ___________________ win in the general election in November. This was (2) ___________________ military rule. Suu Kyi cannot become president. The constitution (3) ___________________ foreign family links from the post. Her (4) ___________________ British. There are rumours that Ms Suu Kyi could also (5) ___________________. She could become the minister for education and (6) ___________________.

Suu Kyi was (7) ___________________ among 15 ministers. The NLD said: "She will be the foreign minister, mainly. If (8) ___________________ share the duties she has in other ministries with (9) __________________, she can." She will have international (10) ___________________ seat at Myanmar's security council. She tried to (11) ___________________ to her becoming president, but had no success. A former ambassador to Myanmar said: "She wants to (12) ___________________ of government."





AUNG SAN SUU KYI SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Aung San Suu Kyi 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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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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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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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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FREE WRITING

Write about Aung San Suu Kyi for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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