The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Most people have to be 18 to drive a car. Max Verstappen is 16. He will be the youngest ever Formula 1 driver. He will be 17 in his first race. He will race drivers like Fernando Alonso. His debut will be at the Australian Grand Prix. When he was seven years old, he wanted to be an F1 driver. His dream has come true."



Max's boss was very happy. He thinks Max is a skilled young driver. He also thinks Max has the "mental strength" to be successful. The team will give Max a good car. That is important to start his Formula 1 career with. Max's father was a racing driver. His father helped Max "day and night, year after year". Max thanked him.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 1 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115435
  • http://www.sportinglife.com/formula1/news/article/669/9429101/toro-rosso-sign-teenager
  • http://www1.skysports.com/f1/news/12471/9428944/max-verstappen-will-replace-jean-eric-vergne-at-toro-rosso-in-2015


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 :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Most people have to be 18

a.

driver

2.

He will be the

b.

Australian Grand Prix

3.

Formula 1

c.

to drive a car

4.

He will be 17 in

d.

come true

5.

His debut will be at the

e.

be an F1 driver

6.

When he was

f.

youngest ever

7.

he wanted to

g.

his first race

8.

His dream has

h.

seven years old



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Max's boss was

a.

racing driver

2.

He thinks Max is a skilled

b.

Max a good car

3.

mental

c.

young driver

4.

The team will give

d.

year after year

5.

start his Formula 1

e.

him

6.

Max's father was a

f.

very happy

7.

day and night,

g.

career

8.

Max thanked

h.

strength

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Most people have to be 18 (1) ___________________. Max Verstappen is 16. He will be (2) ___________________ Formula 1 driver. He will be 17 (3) ___________________. He will race drivers like Fernando Alonso. His (4) ___________________ the Australian Grand Prix. (5) ___________________ years old, he wanted to be an F1 driver. His (6) ___________________."

Max's boss (7) ___________________. He thinks Max is a skilled young driver. He also thinks Max has (8) ___________________ to be successful. The (9) ___________________ Max a good car. That is (10) ___________________ his Formula 1 career with. Max's (11) ___________________ racing driver. His father helped Max "day and night, (12) ___________________". Max thanked him.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Mostpeoplehavetobe18todriveacar.MaxVerstappenis16.Hewillb
etheyoungesteverFormula1driver.Hewillbe17inhisfirstrace.Hewi
llracedriverslikeFernandoAlonso.HisdebutwillbeattheAustralian
GrandPrix.Whenhewassevenyearsold,hewantedtobeanF1driver.
Hisdreamhascometrue."Max'sbosswasveryhappy.HethinksMaxi
saskilledyoungdriver.HealsothinksMaxhasthe"mentalstrength"t
obesuccessful.TheteamwillgiveMaxagoodcar.Thatisimportantto
starthisFormula1careerwith.Max'sfatherwasaracingdriver.Hisfat
herhelpedMax"dayandnight,yearafteryear".Maxthankedhim.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about Formula 1 for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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Answers

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