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Iceland's leader Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson quit on Tuesday. His name was in the 11.5 million leaked documents from a Panama law company. They have information about the world's rich and powerful people not paying tax. They include many present and past world leaders. The company is called Mossack Fonseca.



Many people are now worried. The new FIFA president is in the documents. Newspapers say Mossack Fonseca also worked with people who many countries disliked. One was a cousin of Syria's leader. Newspapers also say it worked with companies in North Korea. There is up to $32 trillion in untaxed money.

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Sources
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/06/world/europe/panama-papers-iceland.html?_r=0
  • http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/05/473115334/fallout-from-panama-papers-echoes-around-the-world
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1673379/fifa-boss-dismayed-over-panama-files-claims


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Iceland's

a.

tax

2.

Gunnlaugsson quit

b.

leaked documents

3.

His name was in the 11.5 million

c.

world leaders

4.

a Panama law

d.

powerful people

5.

the world's rich and

e.

called Mossack Fonseca

6.

not paying

f.

on Tuesday

7.

present and past

g.

company

8.

The company is

h.

leader



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Many people are

a.

president

2.

The new FIFA

b.

many countries disliked

3.

in the

c.

to $32 trillion

4.

worked with people who

d.

now worried

5.

One was a cousin

e.

money

6.

it worked with companies

f.

documents

7.

There is up

g.

of Syria's leader

8.

untaxed

h.

in North Korea

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Iceland's leader Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson (1) _______________. His name was in the (2) ___________________ leaked documents from a Panama law company. They (3) ___________________ about the world's rich and (4) ___________________ not paying tax. They include many (5) ___________________ world leaders. The company is called Mossack Fonseca.

Many people (6) ___________________. The new FIFA president is (7) ___________________. Newspapers say Mossack Fonseca also worked (8) ___________________ many countries disliked. One (9) ___________________ of Syria's leader. Newspapers also say it worked with companies in North Korea. There is up to $32 trillion (10) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Iceland'sleaderSigmundurGunnlaugssonquitonTuesday.Hisnamew
asinthe11.5millionleakeddocumentsfromaPanamalawcompany.Th
eyhaveinformationabouttheworld'srichandpowerfulpeoplenotpayin
gtax.Theyincludemanypresentandpastworldleaders.Thecompanyis
calledMossackFonseca.Manypeoplearenowworried.ThenewFIFApre
sidentisinthedocuments.NewspaperssayMossackFonsecaalsoworke
dwithpeoplewhomanycountriesdisliked.OnewasacousinofSyria'slea
der.NewspapersalsosayitworkedwithcompaniesinNorthKorea.Ther
eisupto$32trillioninuntaxedmoney.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about tax for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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