The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Nigeria's President Buhari is in hot water over sexist remarks he made about his wife. She had said she might not support his bid to be re-elected. He replied to that in a news conference, saying: "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 German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the time, but she did not comment. She just 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 after running for president three times.



Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari warned her husband that she would not campaign with him unless he reformed his leadership. She said her husband's government had been hijacked. Mrs Buhari has a master's degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies. She is a successful entrepreneur, opening a well-known beauty parlour. She also 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 in 2014.

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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. President Buhari is in
  2. sexist
  3. support his bid to
  4. in a news
  5. I don't know which party my
  6. She just gave him a shocked
  7. add fuel
  8. running for
  1. look
  2. be re-elected
  3. wife belongs to
  4. president
  5. hot water
  6. to the fire
  7. conference
  8. remarks

Paragraph 2

  1. Aisha Buhari warned
  2. she would not campaign
  3. he reformed his
  4. her husband's government had been
  5. She is a successful
  6. the essentials of beauty
  7. she is a human rights
  8. kidnapped by the militant
  1. activist
  2. hijacked
  3. entrepreneur
  4. with him
  5. therapy
  6. group
  7. her husband
  8. leadership

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Nigeria's President Buhari (1) ___________________ over sexist remarks he made about his wife. She had said she (2) ___________________ his bid to be re-elected. He replied to that in a news conference, saying: "I don't know which party (3) ___________________ to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and (4) ___________________." Mr Buhari was standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the time, but she did not comment. She just gave him (5) ___________________. Mr Buhari went on to add fuel to the fire. He said he could "(6) ___________________ knowledge" over his wife after running for president three times.

Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari warned her husband that she would not (7) ___________________ unless he reformed his leadership. She said her husband's government (8) ___________________. Mrs Buhari has a master's degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies. She is a successful entrepreneur, opening (9) ___________________ beauty parlour. She also published a book (10) ___________________ of beauty therapy. In addition to her businesses, she is (11) ___________________ activist. She campaigned for the release of the 250 girls kidnapped (12) ___________________ Boko Haram in 2014.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Nigeria'sPresidentBuhariisinhotwateroversexistremarkshemadeab
outhiswife.Shehadsaidshemightnotsupporthisbidtobere-elected.H
erepliedtothatinanewsconference,saying:"Idon'tknowwhichpartym
ywifebelongstobutshebelongstomykitchenandmylivingroomandthe
otherroom."MrBuhariwasstandingnexttoGermanChancellorAngela
Merkelatthetime,butshedidnotcomment.Shejustgavehimashockedl
ook.MrBuhariwentontoaddfueltothefire.Hesaidhecould"claimsuperi
orknowledge"overhiswifeafterrunningforpresidentthreetimes.Niger
ia’sfirstladyAishaBuhariwarnedherhusbandthatshewouldnotcampai
gnwithhimunlesshereformedhisleadership.Shesaidherhusband'sgo
vernmenthadbeenhijacked.MrsBuharihasamaster'sdegreeinIntern
ationalAffairsandStrategicStudies.Sheisasuccessfulentrepreneur,o
peningawell-knownbeautyparlour.Shealsopublishedabookonthees
sentialsofbeautytherapy.Inadditiontoherbusinesses,sheisahuma
nrightsactivist.Shecampaignedforthereleaseofthe250girlskidn
appedbythemilitantgroupBokoHaramin2014.

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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Free writing

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