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European leaders rapped to win votes. They want young people to listen to their raps and vote for them. Many young people don't like to vote. Ten years ago, 87% of young people voted, but last time, just 65% voted. Younger politicians made a group called EU40. They joined the "Battle For Your Vote" freestyle hip-hop contest.



In the battle, politicians had the mic for a minute to get some support. One party told young people: "If you like money, vote for [us]". There were raps on many topics, including unemployment. Each rapper gave their answers to these problems. They used short, rhyming sentences. They did not make long speeches.

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Sources
  • http://www.unric.org/en/latest-un-buzz/29149-battle-for-the-youth-vote
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-eu-26978726
  • http://www.eu40.eu/freestyle-hip-hop-battle-your-vote/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

European leaders rapped

a.

just 65% voted

2.

They want young people

b.

for them

3.

vote

c.

like to vote

4.

Many young people don't

d.

contest

5.

87%

e.

to win votes

6.

last time,

f.

called EU40

7.

politicians made a group

g.

of young people voted

8.

freestyle hip-hop

h.

to listen



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

politicians had the mic

a.

to these problems

2.

get some

b.

young people

3.

One party told

c.

support

4.

If you like money,

d.

speeches

5.

There were raps

e.

for a minute

6.

answers

f.

sentences

7.

short, rhyming

g.

vote for us

8.

make long

h.

on many topics

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

European leaders (1) ___________________ votes. They want young people to listen to their raps (2) ___________________ them. Many young people (3) ___________________ vote. Ten years ago, 87% of young people voted, (4) ___________________, just 65% voted. Younger politicians made (5) ___________________ EU40. They joined the "Battle For Your Vote" (6) ___________________.

In the battle, politicians had the mic (7) ___________________ get some support. One party (8) ___________________: "If you like money, vote for [us]". There (9) ___________________ many topics, including unemployment. Each (10) _________________________________ answers (11) ________________________. They used short, rhyming sentences. They did not (12) ________________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Europeanleadersrappedtowinvotes.Theywantyoungpeopletoliste
ntotheirrapsandvoteforthem.Manyyoungpeopledon'tliketovote.T
enyearsago,87%ofyoungpeoplevoted,butlasttime,just65%voted
.YoungerpoliticiansmadeagroupcalledEU40.Theyjoinedthe"Battle
ForYourVote"freestylehip-hopcontest.Inthebattle,politicians
hadthemicforaminutetogetsomesupport.Onepartytoldyoungpeop
le:"Ifyoulikemoney,votefor[us]".Therewererapsonmanytopics,in
cludingunemployment.Eachrappergavetheiranswerstotheseprobl
ems.Theyusedshort,rhymingsentences.Theydidnotmakelongspe
eches.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about Rap for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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