The Reading / Listening - Domestic Violence - Level 3

French President Emmanuel Macron has started a new project to try and bring an end to violence against women. The project aims to educate the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women. It will also improve police support for victims of domestic violence. President Macron spoke about the project on Saturday, which was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The new project has many aims. One aim is to teach school children about pornography. A second goal is to make it easier for rape and assault victims to go to the police. Another plan is to introduce stronger laws against harassing people in the street.



President Macron has made reducing violence against women one of his main projects. During his speech, he observed a minute's silence for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016. One woman is killed in France every three days. Mr Macron said: "France should no longer be one of those countries where women live in fear." Fewer than one woman in five goes to the police to report violence against them. Macron said: "Criminals who harass, insult, touch, or attack women must be identified and brought to justice." Macron's speech comes at a time when a growing number of powerful men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media face charges of sexual assault.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Domestic Violence - Level 0 Domestic Violence - Level 1   or  Domestic Violence - Level 2

Sources
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-violence-macron/frances-macron-unveils-plan-to-curb-violence-against-women-idUSKBN1DP0H9
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42121407
  • http://thehill.com/policy/international/361810-france-launches-plan-to-combat-violence-against-women


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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about domestic violence. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       project / violence / educate / victims / aims / pornography / assault / police / laws /
       speech / a minute's silence / living in fear / criminals / harass / justice / powerful men

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. EDUCATION: Students A strongly believe educating children about violence against women will help end domestic violence; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. VIOLENCE: What do you know about these forms of violence? How can we stop them? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What I know

How we can stop them

Self-harm

 

 

Bullying

 

 

Child abuse

 

 

Domestic violence

 

 

Shootings

 

 

War

 

 

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5. PROJECT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "project". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. SOLUTIONS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best ways to end domestic violence at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • counseling
  • Internet campaigns
  • more laws
  • family support
  • educate schoolchildren
  • improve police support
  • longer prison sentences
  • public information

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. project a. Doing things to hurt people or damage things.
      2. educate b. Pictures or movies of sexual activity or of the naked body that people watch or look at for excitement.
      3. violence c. A plan that people make to reach an aim.
      4. improve d. Teach people something.
      5. aim e. Make something better.
      6. pornography f. Goal; something you want to get done.
      7. harass g. Keep doing unwanted (usually bad an harmful) things to someone who does not want this.

    Paragraph 2

      8. silence h. Making sure someone who did something bad gets their punishment.
      9. fear i. No sound.
      10. criminals j. Speak to or act towards with bad words or actions.
      11. insult k. Statements that say you did something bad.
      12. justice l. The bad feeling that something dangerous will happen.
      13. charges m. A physical or spoken attack on someone.
      14. assault n. People who break the law.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The project will educate schoolchildren about violence against women.    T / F
  2. The French president said he would increase police support.     T / F
  3. President Macron wants to educate schoolchildren about pornography.     T / F
  4. The president does not want to change harassment laws.     T / F
  5. In 2016, 123 women were killed by husbands or ex-husbands in France.  T / F
  6. A woman is killed in France every day in France.     T / F
  7. The French president said women in France should live in fear.     T / F
  8. The article said no men in Hollywood are facing sexual assault charges.   T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. started
  2. educate
  3. improve
  4. aims
  5. plan
  6. reducing
  7. main
  8. harass
  9. identified
  10. charges
  1. upgrade
  2. allegations
  3. strategy
  4. decreasing
  5. teach
  6. bother
  7. began / begun
  8. most important
  9. goals
  10. recognized

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. bring an end to violence
  2. improve police
  3. victims of domestic
  4. One aim is to
  5. introduce stronger laws against
  6. he observed a minute's
  7. killed by their husband
  8. one of those countries where
  9. brought to
  10. a growing number
  1. or ex-husband
  2. teach school children
  3. justice
  4. against women
  5. women live in fear
  6. violence
  7. of powerful men
  8. harassing people
  9. silence
  10. support

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
sexism
second
stronger
domestic
end
victims
support
aim

French President Emmanuel Macron has started a new project to try and bring an (1) ____________ to violence against women. The project aims to educate the public and schoolchildren about (2) ____________ and violence against women. It will also improve police (3) ____________ for victims of (4) ____________ violence. President Macron spoke about the project on Saturday, which was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The new project has many aims. One                 (5) ____________ is to teach school children about pornography. A (6) ____________ goal is to make it easier for rape and assault (7) ____________ to go to the police. Another plan is to introduce (8) ____________ laws against harassing people in the street.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
silence
time
reducing
fear
charges
speech
attack
longer

President Macron has made (9) ____________ violence against women one of his main projects. During his (10) ____________, he observed a minute's (11) ____________ for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016. One woman is killed in France every three days. Mr Macron said: "France should no (12) ____________ be one of those countries where women live in (13) ____________." Fewer than one woman in five goes to the police to report violence against them. Macron said: "Criminals who harass, insult, touch, or (14) ____________ women must be identified and brought to justice." Macron's speech comes at a (15) ____________ when a growing number of powerful men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media face (16) ____________ of sexual assault.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) President Emmanuel Macron has started a new project to try and bring ______ violence
     a.  an ends to
     b.  an ending to
     c.  an end to
     d.  an ended to

2)  educate the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence ______
     a.  again women
     b.  a gain women
     c.  aghast women
     d.  against women

3)  President Macron spoke about the ______ Saturday
     a.  projects on
     b.  project on
     c.  projected on
     d.  projection on

4)  A second goal is to make it easier for rape ______ victims
     a.  an assault
     b.  and assaults
     c.  an assaults
     d.  and assault

5)  Another plan is to introduce stronger laws against ______
     a.  harass in people
     b.  harass sing people
     c.  harass sin people
     d.  harassing people

6)  During his speech, he observed a minute's ______ 123 women
     a.  silent for the
     b.  silence for the
     c.  silencer for the
     d.  silences for the

7) Macron said: "France should no longer be one of those countries where women ______."
     a.  live in fear
     b.  live on fear
     c.  live no fear
     d.  live at fear

8)  Fewer than one woman in five goes to the police ______ violence
     a.  to report
     b.  too report
     c.  two report
     d.  tour report

9)  Criminals who harass, insult, touch, or attack women must ______
     a.  be identify
     b.  been identified
     c.  be identified
     d.  being identified

10) men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media face ______ assault
     a.  changes of sexual
     b.  charges of sexual
     c.  charge of sexual
     d.  change of sexual

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

French President Emmanuel Macron has (1) ___________________ project to try and bring an (2) ___________________ against women. The project aims to educate the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women. It will also improve police (3) ___________________ of domestic violence. President Macron spoke (4) ___________________ on Saturday, which was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The new (5) ___________________ aims. One aim is to teach school children about pornography. A second goal is to make it easier for rape and assault victims to go to the police. Another plan is to introduce stronger laws against harassing people (6) ___________________.

President Macron has made reducing violence (7) ___________________ of his main projects. During his speech, he observed (8) __________________ for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016. One woman is killed in France (9) ___________________. Mr Macron said: "France should no longer be one of those countries where women live in fear." Fewer than one woman (10) ___________________ to the police to report violence against them. Macron said: "Criminals who harass, insult, touch, or attack women must be identified and (11) ___________________." Macron's speech comes at a time when a growing number of powerful men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media (12) ___________________ sexual assault.

Comprehension questions

  1. What does the French President want to bring an end to?
  2. Who will the new project educate?
  3. What kind of support does the French president aim to improve?
  4. Where will the project make it easier for assault victims to go?
  5. Where will the plan aim to stop harassment?
  6. How many women did husbands and ex-husbands kill in France in 2016?
  7. How often is a woman killed in France?
  8. How many women did the article say reported violence to the police?
  9. Where did President Macron say criminals should be brought to?
  10. What are many powerful men facing charges of?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What does the French President want to bring an end to?
a) projects
b) violence against women
c) support for victims
d) educating the public

2)  Who will the new project educate?
a) victims
b) the police
c) the public and schoolchildren
d) the president

3)  What kind of support does the French president aim to improve?
a) school support
b) financial support
c) public support
d) police support

4)  Where will the project make it easier for assault victims to go?
a) parks
b) the police
c) school
d) prison

5)  Where will the plan aim to stop harassment?
a) in the street
b) schools
c) shopping malls
d) prisons

6)  How many women did husbands and ex-husbands kill in France in 2016?
a) 123
b) 213
c) 321
d) 132

7)  How often is a woman killed in France?
a) every two days
b) every five days
c) every four days
d) every three days

8)  How many women did the article say reported violence to the police?
a) fewer than one in six
b) fewer than one in 50
c) fewer than one in five
d) fewer than one in 15

9)  Where did President Macron say criminals should be brought to?
a) schools
b) police stations
c) Paris
d) justice

10)  What are many powerful men facing charges of?
a) criminal damage
b) sexual assault
c) harassment
d) fraud

Role play

Role  A – Educate Schoolchildren

You think educating schoolchildren is the best way to reduce domestic violence. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): public information, better police support or having more laws.

Role  B – Public Information

You think public information is the best way to reduce domestic violence. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): educating schoolchildren, better police support or having more laws.

Role  C – Better Police Support

You think better police support is the best way to reduce domestic violence. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): public information, educating schoolchildren or having more laws.

Role  D – More Laws

You think having more laws is the best way to reduce domestic violence. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why):  public information, better police support or educating schoolchildren.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'domestic'

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  • and 'violence'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • main
    • silence
    • 2016
    • fear
    • touch
    • face
    • new
    • public
    • spoke
    • many
    • second
    • street




    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 - France to try and end violence against women

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'domestic'?
    3. How much domestic violence is there in your country?
    4. How can we stop domestic violence?
    5. Why is there so much domestic violence?
    6. How does domestic violence harm society?
    7. What should we teach children about violence against women?
    8. Why don't women go to the police?
    9. What should happen to people who are violent?
    10. Will Emmanuel Macron's plans work?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'violence'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What does your country do to reduce violence against women?
    5. Are laws strong enough to protect women?
    6. Is society becoming safer for women?
    7. What can women do to keep safe?
    8. What do you know about recent harassment stories?
    9. Do television and movies encourage violence against women?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Emmanuel Macron?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    French President Emmanuel Macron has started a new (1) ____ to try and bring an (2) ____ to violence against women. The project aims to educate the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women. It will (3) ____ improve police support for victims of domestic violence. President Macron spoke about the project on Saturday, (4) ____ was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The new project has many aims. One aim is to teach school children about pornography. A (5) ____ goal is to make it easier for rape and assault victims to go to the police. Another plan is to (6) ____ stronger laws against harassing people in the street.

    President Macron has made (7) ____ violence against women one of his main projects. During his speech, he (8) ____ a minute's silence for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016. One woman is killed in France every three days. Mr Macron said: "France should no (9) ____ be one of those countries where women live (10) ____ fear." Fewer than one woman in five goes to the police to report violence against them. Macron said: "Criminals who harass, insult, touch, or attack women must be identified and brought (11) ____ justice." Macron's speech comes at a time when a growing number of powerful men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media (12) ____ charges of sexual assault.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     projection     (b)     projectile     (c)     projector     (d)     project    
    2. (a)     aim     (b)     stop     (c)     finish     (d)     end    
    3. (a)     and     (b)     also     (c)     too     (d)     plus    
    4. (a)     when     (b)     that     (c)     which     (d)     but    
    5. (a)     second     (b)     seconded     (c)     seconds     (d)     secondly    
    6. (a)     introduce     (b)     intros     (c)     intro     (d)     introducing    
    7. (a)     reduction     (b)     reduces     (c)     reduce     (d)     reducing    
    8. (a)     observed     (b)     conserved     (c)     preserved     (d)     reserved    
    9. (a)     lengthier     (b)     longer     (c)     linger     (d)     longing    
    10. (a)     at     (b)     to     (c)     in     (d)     by    
    11. (a)     on     (b)     in     (c)     to     (d)     as    
    12. (a)     head     (b)     face     (c)     body     (d)     stomach

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    1  )     French President Emmanuel Macron has started a new project to try and bring an end to violence

    (    )     about the project on Saturday, which was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The new

    (    )     killed in France every three days. Mr Macron said: "France should no longer be one of those countries where women

    (    )     goal is to make it easier for rape and assault victims to go to the police. Another plan is to

    (    )     against women. The project aims to educate the public and schoolchildren about sexism

    (    )     introduce stronger laws against harassing people in the street.

    (    )     President Macron has made reducing violence against women one of his main projects. During his speech, he observed

    (    )     project has many aims. One aim is to teach school children about pornography. A second

    (    )     justice." Macron's speech comes at a time when a growing number of powerful

    (    )     men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media face charges of sexual assault.

    (    )     them. Macron said: "Criminals who harass, insult, touch, or attack women must be identified and brought to

    (    )     and violence against women. It will also improve police support for victims of domestic violence. President Macron spoke

    (    )     live in fear." Fewer than one woman in five goes to the police to report violence against

    (    )     a minute's silence for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016. One woman is

    Put the words in the right order

    1. to   to   new   and   end   A   try   an   violence   project   bring   .
    2. public   schoolchildren   sexism   the   and   about   Educate   .
    3. support   victims   domestic   Police   for   of   violence   .
    4. about   to   pornography   teach   One   school   aim   children   is   .
    5. street   the   in   people   harassing   against   laws   Stronger   .
    6. the   a   123   minute's   women   silence   He   for   observed   .
    7. France   woman   every   is   three   killed   days   in   One   .
    8. where   One   women   of   live   those   in   countries   fear   .
    9. five   the   than   in   to   Fewer   woman   goes   police   one   .
    10. number   growing   A   Hollywood   in   men   powerful   of   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    French President Emmanuel Macron has started a new project to try and bring an end / finish to violence against women. The project aims to education / educate the public and schoolchildren about sexist / sexism and violence against women. It will also improve police support by / for victims of domestic violent / violence. President Macron spoke about the project on / in Saturday, which was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The new project has much / many aims. One aim is to teach school children about pornography / photography. A second goal is to make it easier for rape and assault victim / victims to go to the police. Another plan is to introduce stranger / stronger laws against harassing people in the street.

    President Macron has made reducing / reduction violence against women one of his mainly / main projects. During his speech, he reserved / observed a minute's silence from / for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016. One woman is killed in France all / every three days. Mr Macron said: "France should no longer / lengthier be one of those countries where women live in fear." Fewer / Less than one woman in five goes to the police to report violence against then / them. Macron said: "Criminals who harass, insult, touch, or attack women must be identified and brought to justice." Macron's speech comes at a time / timing when a growing number of powerful men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media head / face charges of sexual assault.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Pr_s_d_nt M_cr_n h_s m_d_ r_d_c_ng v__l_nc_ _g__nst w_m_n _n_ _f h_s m__n pr_j_cts. D_r_ng h_s sp__ch, h_ _bs_rv_d _ m_n_t_'s s_l_nc_ f_r th_ 123 w_m_n k_ll_d by th__r h_sb_nd _r _x-h_sb_nd _n 2016. _n_ w_m_n _s k_ll_d _n Fr_nc_ _v_ry thr__ d_ys. Mr M_cr_n s__d: "Fr_nc_ sh__ld n_ l_ng_r b_ _n_ _f th_s_ c__ntr__s wh_r_ w_m_n l_v_ _n f__r." F_w_r th_n _n_ w_m_n _n f_v_ g__s t_ th_ p_l_c_ t_ r_p_rt v__l_nc_ _g__nst th_m. M_cr_n s__d: "Cr_m_n_ls wh_ h_r_ss, _ns_lt, t__ch, _r _tt_ck w_m_n m_st b_ _d_nt_f__d _nd br__ght t_ j_st_c_." M_cr_n's sp__ch c_m_s _t _ t_m_ wh_n _ gr_w_ng n_mb_r _f p_w_rf_l m_n _n H_llyw__d, b_s_n_ss, p_l_t_cs _nd th_ m_d__ f_c_ ch_rg_s _f s_x__l _ss__lt.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    french president emmanuel macron has started a new project to try and bring an end to violence against women the project aims to educate the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women it will also improve police support for victims of domestic violence president macron spoke about the project on saturday which was the international day for the elimination of violence against women the new project has many aims one aim is to teach school children about pornography a second goal is to make it easier for rape and assault victims to go to the police another plan is to introduce stronger laws against harassing people in the street

    president macron has made reducing violence against women one of his main projects during his speech he observed a minute's silence for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016 one woman is killed in france every three days mr macron said "france should no longer be one of those countries where women live in fear" fewer than one woman in five goes to the police to report violence against them macron said "criminals who harass insult touch or attack women must be identified and brought to justice" macron's speech comes at a time when a growing number of powerful men in hollywood business politics and the media face charges of sexual assault

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    blicandschoolchildrenaboutsexismandviolenceagainstwomen.Itwill
    alsoimprovepolicesupportforvictimsofdomesticviolence.PresidentM
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    DayfortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomen.Thenewprojecthas
    manyaims.Oneaimistoteachschoolchildrenaboutpornography.Asec
    ondgoalistomakeiteasierforrapeandassaultvictimstogotothepolice.
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    street.PresidentMacronhasmadereducingviolenceagainstwomenon
    eofhismainprojects.Duringhisspeech,heobservedaminute'ssilencef
    orthe123womenkilledbytheirhusbandorex-husbandin2016.Onewo
    maniskilledinFranceeverythreedays.MrMacronsaid:"Franceshouldn
    olongerbeoneofthosecountrieswherewomenliveinfear."Fewerthano
    newomaninfivegoestothepolicetoreportviolenceagainstthem.Macro
    nsaid:"Criminalswhoharass,insult,touch,orattackwomenmustbeide
    ntifiedandbroughttojustice."Macron'sspeechcomesatatimewhenagr
    owingnumberofpowerfulmeninHollywood,business,politicsandthem
    ediafacechargesofsexualassault.

    Free writing

    Write about domestic violence for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    What three things can your country do to reduce domestic violence? Would they work?

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Make a poster about domestic violence. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. EQUALITY: Write a magazine article about lessons in equality becoming a major part of school subjects. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on domestic violence. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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