The Reading / Listening - Level 2

World leaders congratulated Donald Trump on his win in the U.S. election on Tuesday. Mr Trump beat his rival Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He will become President on January 20, 2017. He will be 70 years, 7 months and 6 days old - the oldest person to become President. In his victory speech, Mr Trump said: "Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. [We will] have the strongest economy anywhere in the world….We will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us."



Russia's Vladimir Putin was among the first to congratulate Mr Trump. He said he wanted to develop Russian-American relations. China said it looked forward to working, "in a constructive way that avoided conflict". The Mexican President said Mexico and the USA were friends and partners and they should keep working together. France's President said the election result, "opens a period of uncertainty". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more crazy." Japan's Prime Minister said: "Hand in hand with Mr Trump, we will try to work together."

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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. Mr Trump beat
  3. In his victory
  4. we will begin the urgent
  5. rebuilding our
  6. renewing the
  7. the strongest economy
  8. nations willing to get
  1. American dream
  2. anywhere in the world
  3. task
  4. along with us
  5. his rival
  6. speech
  7. Donald Trump
  8. nation

Paragraph 2

  1. Putin was among the first to
  2. develop Russian-American
  3. working in a constructive
  4. avoided
  5. they should keep
  6. a period
  7. things will get
  8. we will try to
  1. working together
  2. way
  3. relations
  4. more crazy
  5. congratulate Mr Trump
  6. work together
  7. conflict
  8. of uncertainty

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

World leaders congratulated Donald Trump (1) ________________ the U.S. election on Tuesday. Mr Trump (2) ___________________ Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He will become President on January 20, 2017. He will be 70 years, 7 months (3) ___________________ - the oldest person to become President. In his victory speech, Mr Trump said: "Working together, we will begin (4) ___________________ of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. [We will] have the strongest economy (5) ___________________ world….We will get along with all other nations willing (6) ___________________ us."

Russia's Vladimir Putin was (7) ___________________ congratulate Mr Trump. He said he (8) ___________________ Russian-American relations. China said it (9) ___________________ working, "in a constructive way that avoided conflict". The Mexican President said Mexico and the USA were friends (10) ___________________ they should keep working together. France's President said the election result, "opens (11) ___________________ uncertainty". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more crazy." Japan's Prime Minister said: "Hand in hand with Mr Trump, (12) ___________________ work together."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

WorldleaderscongratulatedDonaldTrumponhiswinintheU.S.election
onTuesday.MrTrumpbeathisrivalHillaryClintontobecometheUSA's4
5thPresident.HewillbecomePresidentonJanuary20,2017.Hewillbe7
0years,7monthsand6daysold-theoldestpersontobecomePresident.I
nhisvictoryspeech,MrTrumpsaid:"Workingtogether,wewillbeginthe
urgenttaskofrebuildingournationandrenewingtheAmericandream.[
Wewill]havethestrongesteconomyanywhereintheworld….Wewillget
alongwithallothernationswillingtogetalongwithus."Russia'sVladimir
PutinwasamongthefirsttocongratulateMrTrump.Hesaidhewantedto
developRussian-Americanrelations.Chinasaiditlookedforwardtowor
king,"inaconstructivewaythatavoidedconflict".TheMexicanPresiden
tsaidMexicoandtheUSAwerefriendsandpartnersandtheyshouldkeep
workingtogether.France'sPresidentsaidtheelectionresult,"opensape
riodofuncertainty".Germany'sJusticeMinistertweeted:"Theworldwo
n'tend,butthingswillgetmorecrazy."Japan'sPrimeMinistersaid:"Han
dinhandwithMrTrump,wewilltrytoworktogether."

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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Answers

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