The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Priscilla Sitienei, 90, is the world's oldest elementary school student. She is from Kenya. She worked as a midwife, helping to deliver babies. She wants to write about her job and medicine. She also wants to read the Bible. She didn't go to school when she was younger. She wants the village children to study.



Everybody is happy that Ms Sitienei is at school. The head teacher is proud of her. The students love her and want to learn and play with her. She has a special message for all children in the world, especially girls. She said education is very important. She added: "With education, you can be whatever you want."

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Sources
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/kenya/11364682/Kenyan-grandmother-90-worlds-oldest-primary-school-pupil.html
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30935874
  • http://www.inquisitr.com/1786062/90-year-old-kenyan-grandmother-is-worlds-oldest-school-pupil


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

She is from

a.

was younger

2.

She worked

b.

the Bible

3.

helping to deliver

c.

Kenya

4.

She wants to write

d.

children to study

5.

She also wants to read

e.

as a midwife

6.

She didn't go

f.

about her job

7.

when she

g.

to school

8.

She wants the village

h.

babies



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Everybody is happy that

a.

whatever you want

2.

The head teacher is proud

b.

her

3.

The students love

c.

message

4.

learn and

d.

very important

5.

She has a special

e.

Ms Sitienei is at school

6.

for all children

f.

play with her

7.

She said education is

g.

of her

8.

With education, you can be

h.

in the world





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

She is from

a.

was younger

2.

She worked

b.

the Bible

3.

helping to deliver

c.

Kenya

4.

She wants to write

d.

children to study

5.

She also wants to read

e.

as a midwife

6.

She didn't go

f.

about her job

7.

when she

g.

to school

8.

She wants the village

h.

babies



MY e-BOOK
ESL resource book with copiable worksheets and handouts - 1,000 Ideas and Activities for Language Teachers / English teachers
See a sample

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Everybody is happy that

a.

whatever you want

2.

The head teacher is proud

b.

her

3.

The students love

c.

message

4.

learn and

d.

very important

5.

She has a special

e.

Ms Sitienei is at school

6.

for all children

f.

play with her

7.

She said education is

g.

of her

8.

With education, you can be

h.

in the world


LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Priscilla Sitienei, 90, (1) ___________________ elementary school student. (2) ___________________. She worked as a midwife, (3) ___________________ babies. She wants to write about her (4) ___________________. She also wants to read the Bible. She didn't go to school when (5) ___________________. She wants the village (6) ___________________.

Everybody (7) ___________________ Ms Sitienei is at school. The head teacher (8) ___________________. The students love her and want to (9) ___________________ with her. She has a (10) ___________________ all children in the world, especially girls. She said education (11) ___________________. She added: "With education, you (12) ___________________ you want."





WRITING

PriscillaSitienei,90,istheworld'soldestelementaryschoolstudent.She
isfromKenya.Sheworkedasamidwife,helpingtodeliverbabies.Shewa
ntstowriteaboutherjobandmedicine.ShealsowantstoreadtheBible.S
hedidn'tgotoschoolwhenshewasyounger.Shewantsthevillagechildre
ntostudy.EverybodyishappythatMsSitieneiisatschool.Theheadteach
erisproudofher.Thestudentsloveherandwanttolearnandplaywithher
.Shehasaspecialmessageforallchildrenintheworld,especiallygirls.Sh
esaideducationisveryimportant.Sheadded:"Witheducation,youcanb
ewhateveryouwant."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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