The Reading / Listening - Level 1

World leaders congratulated Donald Trump on his election win. Mr Trump beat his rival Hillary Clinton. He will become the USA's 45th President on January 20, 2017. He will be 70 years, 7 months and 6 days old - the oldest person to be President. Mr Trump said he would begin the "urgent task" of rebuilding the USA and the American dream. He wants the USA to be the strongest economy in the world. He also wants to get along with all other nations.



Russia was among the first to congratulate Mr Trump. Its president said he wanted to work with the USA. China said it wanted to work with the US in a helpful way without arguments. The Mexican President said the USA was a friend and partner. France's President said he was not sure about the future. Germany's Justice Minister said: "The world won't end, but things will get more crazy." Japan's leader said he would try and work with Mr Trump.

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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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. World leaders congratulated
  2. his election
  3. Mr Trump beat
  4. the oldest person to
  5. the urgent
  6. the American
  7. the strongest economy
  8. get along with all
  1. win
  2. task
  3. in the world
  4. his rival
  5. other nations
  6. be President
  7. Donald Trump
  8. dream

Paragraph 2

  1. Russia was among the first to
  2. he wanted to work
  3. work with the US in
  4. the USA was a friend
  5. he was not sure
  6. The world won't
  7. things will get more
  8. he would try and
  1. about the future
  2. and partner
  3. crazy
  4. with the USA
  5. end
  6. congratulate Mr Trump
  7. work with Mr Trump
  8. a helpful way

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

World leaders congratulated Donald Trump (1) ___________________. Mr Trump beat his rival Hillary Clinton. He will become the USA's 45th President on January 20, 2017. He will be 70 years, (2) ___________________ days old - the oldest (3) ___________________ President. Mr Trump said he would begin the (4) ___________________ rebuilding the USA and the American dream. He wants the USA (5) ___________________ strongest economy in the world. He also wants to get along with (6) ___________________.

Russia was (7) ___________________ to congratulate Mr Trump. Its president said he wanted (8) ___________________ the USA. China said it wanted to work with the US (9) ___________________ without arguments. The Mexican President said the USA (10) ___________________ partner. France's President said he was (11) ___________________ the future. Germany's Justice Minister said: "The world won't end, but things will (12) ___________________." Japan's leader said he would try and work with Mr Trump.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

WorldleaderscongratulatedDonaldTrumponhiselectionwin.MrTrum
pbeathisrivalHillaryClinton.HewillbecometheUSA's45thPresidenton
January20,2017.Hewillbe70years,7monthsand6daysold-theoldes
tpersontobePresident.MrTrumpsaidhewouldbeginthe"urgenttask"o
frebuildingtheUSAandtheAmericandream.HewantstheUSAtobethes
trongesteconomyintheworld.Healsowantstogetalongwithallotherna
tions.RussiawasamongthefirsttocongratulateMrTrump.Itspresident
saidhewantedtoworkwiththeUSA.Chinasaiditwantedtoworkwiththe
USinahelpfulwaywithoutarguments.TheMexicanPresidentsaidtheU
SAwasafriendandpartner.France'sPresidentsaidhewasnotsureabout
thefuture.Germany'sJusticeMinistersaid:"Theworldwon'tend,butthi
ngswillgetmorecrazy."Japan'sleadersaidhewouldtryandworkwithMr
Trump.

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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