The Reading / Listening - Vulgar Language - Level 5

Donald Trump has caused outrage after he reportedly made racial slurs about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting on immigration when he asked why the US let people from "sh*thole countries" in. He also reportedly said: "We need more people from Norway." Senator Dick Durbin described Trump's words as "hate filled, vile and racist". The White House did not deny that Trump made the remarks. It said: "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."



There has been worldwide condemnation of Mr Trump's alleged comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said he had to apologize "to both the American people and to the nations he so wantonly maligned". The UN said the comments were "shocking" and "racist". Haiti's ambassador to the US stated: "If [the statements] were made, 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 4 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. Donald Trump has caused
  2. he reportedly made racial
  3. He was in a meeting on
  4. We need more people
  5. described Trump's words as
  6. deny that Trump made
  7. politicians choose to fight
  8. Trump will always fight for
  1. immigration
  2. for foreign countries
  3. the American people
  4. slurs
  5. from Norway
  6. outrage
  7. "hate filled"
  8. the remarks

Paragraph 2

  1. There has been worldwide
  2. Mr Trump's alleged
  3. Mia Love said he had to
  4. Haiti's ambassador
  5. mis-educated
  6. Trump denied making
  7. Never said anything
  8. I have a wonderful relationship
  1. apologize
  2. the comments
  3. derogatory
  4. comments
  5. to the US
  6. with Haitians
  7. condemnation
  8. about Haiti

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Donald Trump (1) ___________________ after he reportedly made racial slurs about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting (2) ___________________ he asked why the US let people from "sh*thole countries" in. He also reportedly said: "We (3) ___________________ from Norway." Senator Dick Durbin described Trump's words as "(4) ___________________ and racist". The White House did not deny that Trump (5) ___________________. It said: "Certain Washington politicians (6) ___________________ for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."

There has been worldwide (7) ___________________ Mr Trump's alleged comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said he (8) ___________________ "to both the American people and to (9) ___________________ so wantonly maligned". The UN said the comments were (10) ___________________. Haiti's ambassador to the US stated: "If [the statements] were made, the President was (11) ___________________ or mis-educated about Haiti." President Trump denied making the comments. He tweeted: "Never said (12) ___________________ about Haitians….I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

DonaldTrumphascausedoutrageafterhereportedlymaderacialslursa
boutHaiti,ElSalvadorandAfricancountries.Hewasinameetingonimmi
grationwhenheaskedwhytheUSletpeoplefrom"sh*tholecountries"in
.Healsoreportedlysaid:"WeneedmorepeoplefromNorway."Senator
DickDurbindescribedTrump'swordsas"hatefilled,vileandracist".T
heWhiteHousedidnotdenythatTrumpmadetheremarks.Itsaid:"Cert
ainWashingtonpoliticianschoosetofightforforeigncountries,butPresi
dentTrumpwillalwaysfightfortheAmericanpeople."Therehasbeenwo
rldwidecondemnationofMrTrump'sallegedcomments.RepublicanSe
natorMiaLovesaidhehadtoapologize"toboththeAmericanpeopleandt
othenationshesowantonlymaligned".TheUNsaidthecommentswere"
shocking"and"racist".Haiti'sambassadortotheUSstated:"If[thestate
ments]weremade,thePresidentwaseithermisinformedormis-educ
atedaboutHaiti."PresidentTrumpdeniedmakingthecomments.Hetw
eeted:"NeversaidanythingderogatoryaboutHaitians….Ihaveawonde
rfulrelationshipwithHaitians."

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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