The Reading / Listening - Robert Mugabe - Level 0

Thousands of people in Zimbabwe want President Robert Mugabe to quit. The army removed him from power after he fired his deputy. Mr Mugabe wanted his wife to be the next president. Members of Mr Mugabe's party asked him to quit. People who fought in Zimbabwe's war for independence also asked him to quit.



Robert Mugabe is 93 years old. He is the oldest world leader. Mr Mugabe fought for independence from British rule. Zimbabwe was called Rhodesia. In 1980, Mugabe won Zimbabwe's elections and became leader. A 34-year-old Zimbabwean man said: "I've been waiting all my life for this day….We are free at last."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Robert Mugabe - Level 1 Robert Mugabe - Level 2   or  Robert Mugabe - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42035981
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-harare/party-set-to-sack-mugabe-zimbabweans-celebrate-expected-downfall-idUSKBN1DI08B
  • https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/18/565050178/thousands-march-through-zimbabwes-capital-to-urge-mugabe-to-step-down


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. Thousands of
  2. The army removed him
  3. he fired his
  4. Mugabe wanted his wife to be the
  5. Members of Mr Mugabe's
  6. People who
  7. Zimbabwe's war for
  8. asked him to
  1. next president
  2. fought
  3. quit
  4. people
  5. independence
  6. deputy
  7. party
  8. from power

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Mugabe fought
  2. independence from
  3. Zimbabwe was
  4. Mugabe won Zimbabwe's
  5. became
  6. A 34-year-old
  7. I've been waiting all my
  8. We are free at
  1. life for this day
  2. called Rhodesia
  3. leader
  4. last
  5. for independence
  6. elections
  7. British rule
  8. Zimbabwean man

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Thousands (1) ___________________ Zimbabwe want President Robert Mugabe to quit. The army (2) ___________________ power (3) ___________________ his deputy. Mr Mugabe wanted (4) ___________________ be the next president. Members of Mr Mugabe's party (5) ___________________ quit. People who fought in Zimbabwe's war for independence (6) ___________________ to quit.

Robert Mugabe is 93 years old. He (7) ___________________ world leader. Mr Mugabe (8) ___________________ from British rule. Zimbabwe (9) ___________________ Rhodesia. In 1980, Mugabe won Zimbabwe's (10) ___________________ became leader. (11) ___________________ Zimbabwean man said: "I've been waiting all my life for this day….We are (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThousandsofpeopleinZimbabwewantPresidentRobertMugabetoquit.
Thearmyremovedhimfrompowerafterhefiredhisdeputy.MrMugabew
antedhiswifetobethenextpresident.MembersofMrMugabe'spartyask
edhimtoquit.PeoplewhofoughtinZimbabwe'swarforindependenceal
soaskedhimtoquit.RobertMugabeis93yearsold.Heistheoldestworldl
eader.MrMugabefoughtforindependencefromBritishrule.Zimbabwe
wascalledRhodesia.In1980,MugabewonZimbabwe'selectionsandbe
cameleader.A34-year-oldZimbabweanmansaid:"I'vebeenwaitingal
lmylifeforthisday….Wearefreeatlast."

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)

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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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