5-speed listening (Level 1)

Trump employee apologises for plagiarising Michelle Obama speech






Try  Level 0  |  Level 2  |   Level 3

See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

20 Questions  |  Spelling  |  Dictation


A speech writer for Melania Trump said she copied parts of a speech from Michelle Obama. Mrs Trump gave a speech to support her husband Donald. He wants to be the next US president. Mrs Trump's speech was about how great she thought Mr Trump was. Journalists said several lines from the speech were the same as a speech from Mrs Obama about Barack Obama. Newspapers wrote about how Mrs Trump could make a speech that was plagiarised.

Plagiarism is copying the work of other people without saying you are copying it. It is stealing. Students who copy get an F-grade. Schools often expel the students. An exam expert said: "Melania's speech offers us a [clear] example of plagiarism in action, from the highest levels of American politics." A writing expert said people will not trust Melania Trump from now. Donald Trump said the speech was "good news" because it got a lot of publicity.

Other Levels

Try other levels.

Level 0  |  Level 2   |   Level 3

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the plagiarism  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You