The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Nigeria's President Buhari is in trouble over sexist remarks he made about his wife. He said in a news conference: "I don't know which party my wife belongs to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room." Mr Buhari was standing next to Germany's chancellor at the time, but she made no comment. She gave him a shocked look. Mr Buhari went on to add fuel to the fire. He said he could "claim superior knowledge" over his wife.



Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari warned her husband that she might not support his re-election bid. She has a master's degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies. She is a successful businesswoman and has published a book on the essentials of beauty therapy. In addition to her businesses, she is a human rights activist. She campaigned for the release of the 250 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.

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    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/14/africa/nigeria-president-buhari-wife/
  • https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/10/14/nigerias-president-buhari-owes-apology
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37659863


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Buhari is in trouble over sexist
  2. in a news
  3. I don't know which party
  4. standing next to Germany's chancellor
  5. she made no
  6. She gave him a shocked
  7. add fuel to
  8. superior
  1. the fire
  2. my wife belongs to
  3. look
  4. conference
  5. knowledge
  6. remarks
  7. at the time
  8. comment

Paragraph 2

  1. Aisha Buhari warned
  2. she might not support his re-election
  3. She has a master's
  4. a book on the essentials
  5. In addition to
  6. she is a human
  7. She campaigned for the release
  8. the militant
  1. her businesses
  2. of the 250 girls
  3. bid
  4. group Boko Haram
  5. her husband
  6. of beauty therapy
  7. rights activist
  8. degree

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Nigeria's President Buhari (1) ___________________ over sexist remarks he made about his wife. He said in a news conference: "I don't know which party (2) ___________________ to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and (3) ___________________." Mr Buhari was standing next to Germany's chancellor (4) ___________________, but she made no comment. She gave him (5) ___________________. Mr Buhari went on to add fuel to the fire. He said he could (6) ___________________ knowledge" over his wife.

Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari warned her husband that she might not (7) ___________________ bid. She has a (8) ___________________ in International Affairs and Strategic Studies. (9) ___________________ businesswoman and has published (10) ___________________ essentials of beauty therapy. In (11) ___________________ businesses, she is a human rights activist. She campaigned (12) ___________________ of the 250 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Nigeria'sPresidentBuhariisintroubleoversexistremarkshemadeabou
thiswife.Hesaidinanewsconference:"Idon'tknowwhichpartymywifeb
elongstobutshebelongstomykitchenandmylivingroomandtheotherr
oom."MrBuhariwasstandingnexttoGermany'schancelloratthetime,b
utshemadenocomment.Shegavehimashockedlook.MrBuhariwenton
toaddfueltothefire.Hesaidhecould"claimsuperiorknowledge"overhis
wife.Nigeria’sfirstladyAishaBuhariwarnedherhusbandthatshemight
notsupporthisre-electionbid.Shehasamaster'sdegreeinInternationa
lAffairsandStrategicStudies.Sheisasuccessfulbusinesswomanandha
spublishedabookontheessentialsofbeautytherapy.Inadditiont
oherbusinesses,sheisahumanrightsactivist.Shecampaignedforther
eleaseofthe250girlskidnappedbythemilitantgroupBokoHaram.

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

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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