The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A father invited his family and friends to his daughter Rubi's 15th birthday party. His Facebook post went viral and 1.2 million people said they would come. He said they could all come. Everybody was invited. Many people might go to the party so there will be a lot of police officers.



A 15th birthday is important for a girl in Mexico. She has a party with many guests. She wears a beautiful dress and make-up. At Rubi's party, there will be music bands and a horse race. There is a joke online. It shows Donald Trump and Mexico's president saying Mexican migrants in the USA can go to Rubi's party.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38235093
  • http://q13fox.com/2016/12/06/more-than-1m-guests-rsvp-to-girls-quinceanera-after-dads-invite-goes-viral/
  • http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article119262218.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. A father invited
  2. his daughter Rubi's
  3. His Facebook post
  4. 1.2 million people said
  5. He said they could
  6. Everybody
  7. Many people might
  8. there will be a
  1. all come
  2. went viral
  3. they would come
  4. go to the party
  5. his family
  6. lot of police
  7. was invited
  8. 15th birthday party

Paragraph 2

  1. A 15th birthday is important
  2. She has a party with
  3. She wears a beautiful dress
  4. At Rubi's party, there will
  5. a horse
  6. There is a joke
  7. Mexican migrants
  8. can go to
  1. in the USA
  2. and make-up
  3. race
  4. online
  5. for a girl
  6. Rubi's party
  7. many guests
  8. be music bands

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A father (1) ___________________ and friends to his daughter Rubi's 15th birthday party. His Facebook (2) ________________ and 1.2 million people (3) _________________ come. He said they (4) ___________________. Everybody was invited. Many people (5) ___________________ the party so there will be a lot of (6) ___________________.

A 15th birthday (7) ___________________ for a girl in Mexico. She has a party (8) ___________________. She wears a beautiful dress (9) ___________________. At Rubi's party, there will be music bands and a (10) ___________________. There is a (11) ___________________. It shows Donald Trump and Mexico's president saying Mexican migrants in the USA (12) ___________________ Rubi's party.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AfatherinvitedhisfamilyandfriendstohisdaughterRubi's15thbirthday
party.HisFacebookpostwentviraland1.2millionpeoplesaidtheywould
come.Hesaidtheycouldallcome.Everybodywasinvited.Manypeople
mightgotothepartysotherewillbealotofpoliceofficers.A15thbirthdayi
simportantforagirlinMexico.Shehasapartywithmanyguests.Shewea
rsabeautifuldressandmake-up.AtRubi'sparty,therewillbemusicba
ndsandahorserace.Thereisajokeonline.ItshowsDonaldTrumpandMe
xico'spresidentsayingMexicanmigrantsintheUSAcangotoRubi'spart
y.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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