The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died aged 74. He was in hospital with breathing problems. People say he is the best boxer ever. He was world heavyweight champion three times. His nickname is 'The Greatest'. He was a civil rights and anti-war hero. He also worked for world peace for 50 years.



World leaders and famous people talked about Ali. One said Ali changed the world and that his work, "will be part of our history for all time." The U.N. Secretary-General said Ali fought for a better world. Ali said: "I would like to be remembered as a man…who treated everyone right [and] tried to unite all humankind."

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Sources
  • http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/15939933/muhammad-ali-dies-74
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-16011175
  • http://abcnews.go.com/US/muhammad-ali-dies-greatest-boxer-dead-74/story?id=18391211


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. boxing
  2. He was in
  3. breathing
  4. People say he is the best boxer
  5. He was world heavyweight champion
  6. civil
  7. anti-
  8. He also worked
  1. ever
  2. war hero
  3. three times
  4. problems
  5. legend
  6. for world peace
  7. hospital
  8. rights

Paragraph 2

  1. World
  2. famous people
  3. Ali changed
  4. part of our history
  5. The U.N. Secretary-
  6. Ali fought for a better
  7. who treated everyone
  8. tried to unite all
  1. world
  2. General
  3. right
  4. leaders
  5. the world
  6. humankind
  7. talked about Ali
  8. for all time

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ Muhammad Ali has died aged 74. He was in hospital with (2) ___________________. People say he is the (3) ___________________. He was world heavyweight champion three times. (4) ___________________ 'The Greatest'. He was a (5) ___________________ and ant-war hero. He also worked for world (6) ___________________ years.

World leaders and famous people (7) ___________________ Ali. One said Ali changed the world and (8) ___________________, "will be part (9) ___________________ for all time." The U.N. Secretary-General said Ali (10) ___________________ better world. Ali said: "I would (11) ___________________ remembered as a man…who treated everyone right [and] (12) ___________________ all humankind "

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheboxinglegendMuhammadAlihasdiedaged74.Hewasinhospitalwit
hbreathingproblems.Peoplesayheisthebestboxerever.Hewasworldh
eavyweightchampionthreetimes.Hisnicknameis'TheGreatest'.Hewa
sacivilrightsandant-warhero.Healsoworkedforworldpeacefor50yea
rs.WorldleadersandfamouspeopletalkedaboutAli.OnesaidAlichange
dtheworldandthathiswork,"willbepartofourhistoryforalltime."TheU.
N.Secretary-GeneralsaidAlifoughtforabetterworld.Alisaid:"Iwouldl
iketoberememberedasaman…whotreatedeveryoneright[and]triedt
ouniteallhumankind"

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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