The Reading / Listening - Vulgar Language - Level 4

Donald Trump has reportedly made racial comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. In an immigration meeting, he asked why the US let people from "sh*thole countries" in. He also reportedly said: "We need more people from Norway." A Republican described Trump's words as "hate filled…and racist". The White House did not deny that Trump made the remarks. It said: "President Trump will always fight for the American people."



People worldwide are angry at President Trump's alleged comments. Republican Mia Love said he had to apologize. The UN called the comments "shocking" and "racist". Haiti's ambassador to the US stated: "The President was either misinformed or mis-educated about Haiti." President Trump denied making the comments. He tweeted: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians….I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Vulgar Language - Level 5 or  Vulgar Language - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/11/trump-shithole-immigration-remark-337070
  • http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/11/trump-laments-immigration-from-s-hole-countries-in-oval-office-negotiations.html
  • http://www.newsweek.com/shithole-donald-trump-new-york-times-african-immigation-779041


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. Trump has reportedly made
  2. In an immigration
  3. he asked
  4. reportedly
  5. We need more
  6. hate filled
  7. did not deny that Trump
  8. fight for
  1. and racist
  2. said
  3. the American people
  4. why
  5. made the remarks
  6. meeting
  7. people from Norway
  8. racial comments

Paragraph 2

  1. People worldwide are
  2. Trump's alleged
  3. he had to
  4. The UN called the comments
  5. Haiti's ambassador
  6. mis-educated
  7. Trump denied making
  8. I have a wonderful relationship
  1. about Haiti
  2. angry
  3. with Haitians
  4. apologize
  5. "shocking"
  6. the comments
  7. to the US
  8. comments

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Donald Trump has reportedly (1) ___________________ about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. In (2) ___________________ meeting, he asked why the US let people from "sh*thole countries" in. (3) ___________________ said: "We need more people from Norway." A Republican described Trump's words (4) ___________________…and racist". The White House did (5) ___________________ Trump made the remarks. It said: "President Trump will (6) ___________________ the American people."

People (7) ___________________ at President Trump's alleged comments. Republican Mia Love said he (8) ___________________. The UN called the comments (9) ___________________. Haiti's ambassador to the US stated: "The President (10) ___________________ or mis-educated about Haiti." President Trump (11) ___________________ comments. He tweeted: "Never said anything (12) ___________________ Haitians….I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

DonaldTrumphasreportedlymaderacialcommentsaboutHaiti,ElSalv
adorandAfricancountries.Inanimmigrationmeeting,heaskedwhythe
USletpeoplefrom"sh*tholecountries"in.Healsoreportedlysaid:"Wen
eedmorepeoplefromNorway."ARepublicandescribedTrump'swordsa
s"hatefilled…andracist".TheWhiteHousedidnotdenythatTrumpmade
theremarks.Itsaid:"PresidentTrumpwillalwaysfightfortheAmerican
people."PeopleworldwideareangryatPresidentTrump'sallegedcom
ments.RepublicanMiaLovesaidhehadtoapologize.TheUNcalledtheco
mments"shocking"and"racist".Haiti'sambassadortotheUSstated:"T
hePresidentwaseithermisinformedormis-educatedaboutHaiti."Presi
dentTrumpdeniedmakingthecomments.Hetweeted:"Neversaidanyt
hingderogatoryaboutHaitians….IhaveawonderfulrelationshipwithH
aitians."

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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Free writing

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Answers

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