The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Donald Trump won the US election. World leaders congratulated him. He beat Hillary Clinton. He will be the USA's 45th President in January. He will be the oldest person to be President. Mr Trump wants to make America strong again. He wants the American dream to come back. He also wants to be friends with other countries.



The leaders of Russia and China congratulated Mr Trump. They want to work with the US in a helpful way, without fights. Mexico's president said the USA was a friend and partner. France's leader was not sure about the future. Germany's Justice Minister said: "The world won't end, but things will get more crazy."

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Sources
  • http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world-leaders-react-trump-victory-apprehension-applause/
  • http://www.france24.com/en/20161109-world-leaders-uneasy-trump-stages-election-upset-usa
  • http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/world-leaders-react-donald-trump-triumph-161109083310076.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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Donald Trump won
  2. World leaders
  3. He beat
  4. the oldest person
  5. Trump wants to make
  6. the American
  7. come
  8. be friends
  1. back
  2. Hillary Clinton
  3. dream
  4. America strong
  5. with other countries
  6. the US election
  7. to be President
  8. congratulated him

Paragraph 2

  1. The leaders
  2. They want to work
  3. in a helpful
  4. a friend
  5. France's
  6. not sure
  7. The world
  8. things will get
  1. and partner
  2. way
  3. won't end
  4. with the US
  5. of Russia and China
  6. more crazy
  7. about the future
  8. leader

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Donald Trump (1) ___________________ election. World leaders (2) ___________________. He beat Hillary Clinton. He will be the USA's 45th President in January. He (3) ___________________ person to be President. Mr Trump (4) ___________________ America (5) ___________________. He wants the American dream to come back. He also (6) ___________________ friends with other countries.

The (7) ___________________ and China congratulated Mr Trump. They want (8) ___________________ the US in a helpful way, (9) ___________________. Mexico's president said the USA (10) ___________________ partner. France's leader was not sure (11) ___________________. Germany's Justice Minister said: "The world won't end, but things will (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

DonaldTrumpwontheUSelection.Worldleaderscongratulatedhim.He
beatHillaryClinton.HewillbetheUSA's45thPresidentinJanuary.Hewill
betheoldestpersontobePresident.MrTrumpwantstomakeAmericastr
ongagain.HewantstheAmericandreamtocomeback.Healsowantstob
efriendswithothercountries.TheleadersofRussiaandChinacongratul
atedMrTrump.TheywanttoworkwiththeUSinahelpfulway,withoutfig
hts.Mexico'spresidentsaidtheUSAwasafriendandpartner.France'sl
eaderwasnotsureaboutthefuture.Germany'sJusticeMinistersaid:"Th
eworldwon'tend,butthingswillgetmorecrazy."

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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