The Reading / Listening - Vulgar Language - Level 6

US President Donald Trump has caused outrage worldwide after he reportedly made racially charged comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting on immigration with lawmakers on Thursday when he asked why the US allowed people from "sh*thole countries" into the country. He was also reported as saying: "We need more people from Norway." Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting, described Trump's words as "hate filled, vile and racist". The White House did not deny that Trump made the remarks. A spokesman said: "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."



There has been a lot of condemnation of Mr Trump's alleged comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said: "The President must apologize to…the nations he so wantonly maligned." The United Nations has condemned the reported description of African nations and Haiti as "shocking and shameful", and "racist". Haiti's ambassador to the United States stated: "If [the statements] were made, the President was either misinformed or mis-educated about Haiti and its people." President Trump denied making the comments in a tweet. He wrote: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously a very poor and troubled country….I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Vulgar Language - Level 4  or  Vulgar Language - Level 5

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


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Warm-ups

1. VULGAR LANGUAGE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about vulgar language. 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?
       outrage / comments / immigration / lawmakers / hate / remarks / politicians / fight /
       condemnation / apologize / shocking / shameful / racist / tweet / derogatory / poor
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. DONALD TRUMP: Students A strongly believe Donald Trump is a good president; Students B strongly believe he isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. COUNTRIES: What do you know about these countries? Complete this table and share what you wrote with your partner(s). Change partners often.

 

What I know

Reasons for visiting

Haiti

 

 

USA

 

 

Kenya

 

 

El Salvador

 

 

Australia

 

 

Japan

 

 

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5. COMMENT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "comment". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. RELATIONSHIPS: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important relationships at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • political
  • security
  • royalty
  • military
  • trade
  • sporting
  • economic
  • cultural

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. outrage a. The expression of very strong disapproval.
      2. charged b. A very, very strong reaction of anger and shock.
      3. immigration c. State that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of something.
      4. vile d. Filled with excitement, tension, or emotion.
      5. deny e. Very, very, very unpleasant.
      6. remarks f. The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.
      7. condemnation g. Say something as a comment; mention.

    Paragraph 2

      8. alleged h. Something said that is without proof.
      9. wantonly i. In a way that is easily understood; clearly.
      10. maligned j. In a reckless, careless way.
      11. ambassador k. Showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
      12. misinformed l. Speak about someone in a spitefully critical manner.
      13. derogatory m. A diplomat / official sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country.
      14. obviously n. Give someone false or inaccurate information.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. President Trump reportedly made comments about El Salvador.     T / F
  2. The article says Mr Trump was in a meeting with foreign ministers.     T / F
  3. Mr Trump reportedly wanted more Norwegians to go to the USA.     T / F
  4. The White House said Mr Trump was fighting for the American people.     T / F
  5. A Republican senator said Mr Trump should say sorry.     T / F
  6. Haiti's ambassador to the USA said the comments were definitely made.  T / F
  7. President Trump has not yet denied making the alleged remarks.     T / F
  8. President Trump said Haiti was a wonderful country.     T / F

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

  1. outrage
  2. comments
  3. allowed
  4. vile
  5. choose
  6. condemnation
  7. wantonly
  8. misinformed
  9. derogatory
  10. troubled
  1. let
  2. deceived
  3. opt
  4. remarks
  5. deliberately
  6. offensive
  7. anger
  8. problematic
  9. criticism
  10. nasty

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

  1. he reportedly made racially
  2. He was in a meeting on immigration
  3. The White House did not deny that
  4. politicians choose to
  5. Trump will always fight for
  6. a lot of condemnation of Mr Trump's
  7. apologize to…the nations he so
  8. President Trump denied
  9. Never said anything derogatory
  10. I have a wonderful
  1. the American people
  2. fight for foreign countries
  3. relationship with Haitians
  4. charged comments
  5. making the comments
  6. wantonly maligned
  7. about Haitians
  8. Trump made the remarks
  9. alleged comments
  10. with lawmakers

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
vile
reported
comments
politicians
outrage
deny
immigration
attended

US President Donald Trump has caused (1) ____________ worldwide after he reportedly made racially charged (2) ____________ about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting on (3) ____________ with lawmakers on Thursday when he asked why the US allowed people from "sh*thole countries" into the country. He was also (4) ____________ as saying: "We need more people from Norway." Senator Dick Durbin, who (5) ____________ the meeting, described Trump's words as "hate filled, (6) ____________ and racist". The White House did not (7) ____________ that Trump made the remarks. A spokesman said: "Certain Washington (8) ____________ choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
denied
alleged
shameful
nations
relationship
either
condemned
derogatory

There has been a lot of condemnation of Mr Trump's (9) ____________ comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said: "The President must apologize to…the (10) ____________ he so wantonly maligned." The United Nations has (11) ____________ the reported description of African nations and Haiti as "shocking and (12) ____________ ", and "racist". Haiti's ambassador to the United States stated: "If [the statements] were made, the President was (13) ____________ misinformed or mis-educated about Haiti and its people." President Trump (14) ____________ making the comments in a tweet. He wrote: "Never said anything (15) ____________ about Haitians other than Haiti is obviously a very poor and troubled country….I have a wonderful (16) ____________ with Haitians."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  caused outrage worldwide after he reportedly made racially ______
     a.  charger comments
     b.  charged comments
     c.  charge comments
     d.  chargeing comments
2)  He was in a meeting on immigration ______
     a.  with laws makers
     b.  with lawn markers
     c.  with lawmakers
     d.  with lawn makers
3) Durbin, who attended the meeting, described Trump's words as "hate filled, ______"
     a.  vile and racist
     b.  bile and racist
     c.  file and racist
     d.  while and racist
4)  The White House did not deny that Trump ______
     a.  make the rim marks
     b.  maid the rim arks
     c.  made there marks
     d.  made the remarks
5)  Certain Washington politicians choose to ______ countries
     a.  fight four foreign
     b.  fight of foreign
     c.  fight for foreign
     d.  fight from foreign

6)  There has been a lot of condemnation of Mr Trump's ______
     a.  all edged comments
     b.  alleged comments
     c.  a ledged comments
     d.  ail edged comments
7)  Mia Love said: "The President must apologize to…the nations he so ______."
     a.  wantonly maligned
     b.  want only mall ironed
     c.  want only maligned
     d.  want only ma lined
8)  condemned the reported description of African nations and Haiti as "______"
     a.  shocking and shamefully
     b.  shockingly and shameful
     c.  shockingly and shamefully
     d.  shocking and shameful
9)  He wrote: "Never said anything ______ Haitians"
     a.  derogatory about
     b.  derogatorily about
     c.  derogatory abut
     d.  derogatorily abut
10)  obviously a very poor and troubled country….I have a wonderful ______ Haitians
     a.  relationship with
     b.  relations hip with
     c.  relation ship with
     d.  relations ship with

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

US President Donald Trump (1) ___________________ worldwide after he reportedly made (2) ___________________ about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting (3) ___________________ lawmakers on Thursday when he asked why the US allowed people from "sh*thole countries" into the country. He was also (4) ___________________: "We need more people from Norway." Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting, described Trump's words (5) ___________________, vile and racist". The White House did not deny that Trump made the remarks. A spokesman said: "Certain Washington politicians (6) ___________________ for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."

There has been a (7) ___________________ of Mr Trump's alleged comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said: "The President must apologize to…the nations (8) ___________________ maligned." The United Nations has condemned the reported description of African nations and Haiti as "(9) ___________________", and "racist". Haiti's ambassador to the United States stated: "If [the statements] were made, the President was either misinformed or (10) ___________________ Haiti and its people." President Trump (11) ___________________ comments in a tweet. He wrote: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is obviously a very (12) ___________________ country….I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians."

Comprehension questions

  1. Where did the article say President Trump caused outrage?
  2. What was the meeting on that President Trump attended?
  3. From what country did Mr Trump allegedly want more people from?
  4. What is the job of Dick Durbin?
  5. Who did the White House say Mr Trump would always fight for?
  6. What is the name of the Republican senator who was mentioned?
  7. Which international organization condemned the reported description?
  8. What country's ambassador said the statements might be misinformed?
  9. What did President Trump deny in a tweet?
  10. How did Mr Trump describe his relationship with Haitians as being?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  Where did the article say President Trump caused outrage?
a) in the White House
b) worldwide
c) in El Salvador
d) in the USA
2)  What was the meeting on that President Trump attended?
a) homeland security
b) foreign policy
c) immigration
d) the economy
3)  What country did Mr Trump allegedly want more people from?
a) South Korea
b) Kenya
c) Haiti
d) Norway
4)  What is the job of Dick Durbin?
a) journalist
b) senator
c) police officer
d) professor
5)  Who did the White House say Mr Trump would always fight for?
a) the American people
b) Haitians
c) poor people
d) himself

6)  What is the name of the Republican senator who was mentioned?
a) Mia Love
b) Donald Trump
c) Barack Obama
d) Joe Public
7)  Which international organization condemned the reported description?
a) the WWF
b) the IMF
c) the WHO
d) the UN
8)  What country's ambassador said the statements might be misinformed?
a) Norway's
b) El Salvador's
c) Haiti's
d) Tunisia's
9)  What did President Trump deny in a tweet?
a) taking a day off
b) passing a law
c) talking to journalists
d) making comments
10)  How did Mr Trump describe his relationship with Haitians as being?
a) good
b) wonderful
c) getting better
d) developing

Role play

Role  A – Trade
You think trade relations are the most important between countries. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their relations. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): sporting, cultural or military.

Role  B – Sporting
You think sporting relations are the most important between countries. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their relations. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): trade, cultural or military.

Role  C – Cultural
You think cultural relations are the most important between countries. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their relations. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): sporting, trade or military.

Role  D – Military
You think military relations are the most important between countries. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their relations. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  sporting, cultural or trade.

After reading / listening

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

'immigrant'

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  • and 'nation'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • lot
    • must
    • description
    • if
    • tweet
    • wonderful
    • caused
    • meeting
    • allowed
    • need
    • deny
    • always




    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 - Trump calls immigrant nations 'sh*thole' countries

    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 'vulgar'?
    3. What do you think of Donald Trump?
    4. What have you heard or seen in the news about this?
    5. What do you think of the alleged comments?
    6. What is immigration like in your country?
    7. What do you know about Trump's views on immigration?
    8. What role does Trump have in increasing tolerance?
    9. How can world leaders reduce racism?
    10. How is Mr Trump fighting for the American people?

    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 'language'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Should a world leader ever use vulgar language?
    5. How would you feel if your leader used vulgar language?
    6. Does vulgar language have a place in society?
    7. Would anything change if there was proof Trump made the comments?
    8. Has Donald Trump ever said anything derogatory about anyone?
    9. How would life be different without vulgar language?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Donald Trump?

    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)

    US President Donald Trump has caused (1) ____ worldwide after he reportedly made racially charged comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting (2) ____ immigration with lawmakers on Thursday when he asked why the US allowed people from "sh*thole countries" into (3) ____ country. He was also reported as saying: "We need more people from Norway." Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting, described Trump's words as "hate (4) ____, vile and racist". The White House did not (5) ____ that Trump made the remarks. A spokesman said: "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, (6) ____ President Trump will always fight for the American people."

    There has been a lot of condemnation of Mr Trump's (7) ____ comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said: "The President must apologize to…the nations he so wantonly (8) ____." The United Nations has condemned the reported description of African nations and Haiti (9) ____ "shocking and shameful", and "racist". Haiti's (10) ____ to the United States stated: "If [the statements] were made, the President was either misinformed or mis-educated about Haiti and its people." President Trump denied (11) ____ the comments in a tweet. He wrote: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is (12) ____ a very poor and troubled country….I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     outgo     (b)     outrage     (c)     outed     (d)     outage    
    2. (a)     at     (b)     on     (c)     of     (d)     in    
    3. (a)     our     (b)     a     (c)     this     (d)     the    
    4. (a)     filler     (b)     filled     (c)     filling     (d)     fill    
    5. (a)     denies     (b)     denied     (c)     denial     (d)     deny    
    6. (a)     as     (b)     just     (c)     but     (d)     so    
    7. (a)     alleged     (b)     ledge     (c)     ledged     (d)     allergic    
    8. (a)     aligned     (b)     realigned     (c)     maligned     (d)     reassigned    
    9. (a)     has     (b)     was     (c)     is     (d)     as    
    10. (a)     ambassador     (b)     embassy     (c)     emboss     (d)     ambiances    
    11. (a)     making     (b)     taking     (c)     faking     (d)     raking    
    12. (a)     obviously     (b)     obvious     (c)     oblivions     (d)     obliviously

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. Trump has caused egtuora worldwide
    2. he reportedly made lycaarli charged comments
    3. a meeting on iiitmanmrog
    4. Republican seartno Dick Durbin
    5. did not deny that Trump made the rmsarek
    6. Washington cionpisatli choose to fight

    Paragraph 2

    1. Mr Trump's lgdleea comments
    2. The President must lzopaegoi
    3. The UN has mnodeencd the reported description
    4. Haiti's aabssmoard to the United States
    5. Never said anything trryodeoag
    6. byiuvsool a very poor and troubled country

    Put the text back together

    (...)  making the comments in a tweet. He wrote: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other
    (..1 .) US President Donald Trump has caused outrage worldwide after he reportedly made racially
    (...)  charged comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting on immigration with
    (...)  attended the meeting, described Trump's words as "hate filled, vile and racist". The White House did
    (...)  choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."
    (...)  reported as saying: "We need more people from Norway." Senator Dick Durbin, who
    (...)  not deny that Trump made the remarks. A spokesman said: "Certain Washington politicians
    (...)  There has been a lot of condemnation of Mr Trump's alleged comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said: "The President
    (...)  misinformed or mis-educated about Haiti and its people." President Trump denied
    (...)  must apologize to…the nations he so wantonly maligned." The United Nations has condemned the reported
    (...)  to the United States stated: "If [the statements] were made, the President was either
    (...)  than Haiti is obviously a very poor and troubled country….I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians."
    (...)  lawmakers on Thursday when he asked why the US allowed people from "sh*thole countries" into the country. He was also
    (...)  description of African nations and Haiti as "shocking and shameful", and "racist". Haiti's ambassador

    Put the words in the right order

    1. made   He   Haiti.   reportedly   about   comments   charged   racially
    2. was   lawmakers.   meeting   a   He   on   in   with   immigration
    3. words   described   Durbin   as   filled.   hate   Trump's
    4. not   the   remarks.   made   It   deny   Trump   did   that
    5. to   foreign   fight   politicians   Washington   countries.   for   choose
    6. The   must   the   nations.   apologize   to   President
    7. Nations   the   has   The   description.   United   reported   condemned
    8. about   people.   mis-educated   Misinformed   Haiti   and   or   its
    9. obviously   and   troubled   a   very   poor   country.   Haiti   is
    10. derogatory   said   I   never   about   anything   Haitians.

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    US President Donald Trump has caused outage / outrage worldwide after he reportedly made racially charged / changed comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. He was in a meeting on / in immigration with lawmakers on Thursday when he asked which / why the US allowed people from "sh*thole countries" onto / into the country. He was also reported as saying: "We need more people from Norway." Senate / Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting, description / described Trump's words as "hate filled, file / vile and racist". The White House did not deny / denial that Trump made the remarks. A spokesman said: "Certain Washington politicians choose / choice to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."

    There has been a lot / loads of condemnation of Mr Trump's alleges / alleged comments. Republican Senator Mia Love said: "The President must apologies / apologize to…the nations he so wantonly aligned / maligned." The United Nations has condemned the reported description of African nations and Haiti as "shocking and shamed / shameful", and "racist". Haiti's ambassador to the United States stated: "If [the statements] were made, the President was either / neither misinformed or mis-educated about Haiti and its people." President Trump denied marking / making the comments in a tweet. He wrote: "Never said anything derogatory / degrade about Haitians other than Haiti is obvious / obviously a very poor and troubled country….I have a wonderful / wonderfully relationship with Haitians."

    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)

    U S   P r _ s _ d _ n t   D _ n _ l d   T r _ m p   h _ s   c _ _ s _ d   _ _ t r _ g _   w _ r l d w _ d _   _ f t _ r   h _   r _ p _ r t _ d l y   m _ d _   r _ c _ _ l l y   c h _ r g _ d   c _ m m _ n t s   _ b _ _ t   H _ _ t _ ,   E l   S _ l v _ d _ r   _ n d   A f r _ c _ n   c _ _ n t r _ _ s .   H _   w _ s   _ n   _   m _ _ t _ n g   _ n   _ m m _ g r _ t _ _ n   w _ t h   l _ w m _ k _ r s   _ n   T h _ r s d _ y   w h _ n   h _   _ s k _ d   w h y   t h _   U S   _ l l _ w _ d   p _ _ p l _   f r _ m   " s h * t h _ l _   c _ _ n t r _ _ s "   _ n t _   t h _   c _ _ n t r y .   H _   w _ s   _ l s _   r _ p _ r t _ d   _ s   s _ y _ n g :   " W _   n _ _ d   m _ r _   p _ _ p l _   f r _ m   N _ r w _ y . "   S _ n _ t _ r   D _ c k   D _ r b _ n ,   w h _   _ t t _ n d _ d   t h _   m _ _ t _ n g ,   d _ s c r _ b _ d   T r _ m p ' s   w _ r d s   _ s   " h _ t _   f _ l l _ d ,   v _ l _   _ n d   r _ c _ s t " .   T h _   W h _ t _   H _ _ s _   d _ d   n _ t   d _ n y   t h _ t   T r _ m p   m _ d _   t h _   r _ m _ r k s .   A   s p _ k _ s m _ n   s _ _ d :   " C _ r t _ _ n   W _ s h _ n g t _ n   p _ l _ t _ c _ _ n s   c h _ _ s _   t _   f _ g h t   f _ r   f _ r _ _ g n   c _ _ n t r _ _ s ,   b _ t   P r _ s _ d _ n t   T r _ m p   w _ l l   _ l w _ y s   f _ g h t   f _ r   t h _   A m _ r _ c _ n   p _ _ p l _ . "
    T h _ r _   h _ s   b _ _ n   _   l _ t   _ f   c _ n d _ m n _ t _ _ n   _ f   M r   T r _ m p ' s   _ l l _ g _ d   c _ m m _ n t s .   R _ p _ b l _ c _ n   S _ n _ t _ r   M _ _   L _ v _   s _ _ d :   " T h _   P r _ s _ d _ n t   m _ s t   _ p _ l _ g _ z _   t _ … t h _   n _ t _ _ n s   h _   s _   w _ n t _ n l y   m _ l _ g n _ d . "   T h _   U n _ t _ d   N _ t _ _ n s   h _ s   c _ n d _ m n _ d   t h _   r _ p _ r t _ d   d _ s c r _ p t _ _ n   _ f   A f r _ c _ n   n _ t _ _ n s   _ n d   H _ _ t _   _ s   " s h _ c k _ n g   _ n d   s h _ m _ f _ l " ,   _ n d   " r _ c _ s t " .   H _ _ t _ ' s   _ m b _ s s _ d _ r   t _   t h _   U n _ t _ d   S t _ t _ s   s t _ t _ d :   " I f   [ t h _   s t _ t _ m _ n t s ]   w _ r _   m _ d _ ,   t h _   P r _ s _ d _ n t   w _ s   _ _ t h _ r   m _ s _ n f _ r m _ d   _ r   m _ s - _ d _ c _ t _ d   _ b _ _ t   H _ _ t _   _ n d   _ t s   p _ _ p l _ . "   P r _ s _ d _ n t   T r _ m p   d _ n _ _ d   m _ k _ n g   t h _   c _ m m _ n t s   _ n   _   t w _ _ t .   H _   w r _ t _ :   " N _ v _ r   s _ _ d   _ n y t h _ n g   d _ r _ g _ t _ r y   _ b _ _ t   H _ _ t _ _ n s   _ t h _ r   t h _ n   H _ _ t _   _ s   _ b v _ _ _ s l y   _   v _ r y   p _ _ r   _ n d   t r _ _ b l _ d   c _ _ n t r y … . I   h _ v _   _   w _ n d _ r f _ l   r _ l _ t _ _ n s h _ p   w _ t h   H _ _ t _ _ n s . "

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    us president donald trump has caused outrage worldwide after he reportedly made racially charged comments about haiti el salvador and african countries he was in a meeting on immigration with lawmakers on thursday when he asked why the us allowed people from shthole countries into the country he was also reported as saying we need more people from norway senator Dick durbin who attended the meeting described trumps words as hate filled vile and racist the white house did not deny that trump made the remarks a spokesman said certain washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries but president trump will always fight for the american people
    there has been a lot of condemnation of mr trumps alleged comments republican senator mia love said the president must apologize tothe nations he so wantonly maligned the united nations has condemned the reported description of african nations and haiti as shocking and shameful and racist haitis ambassador to the united states stated if the statements were made the president was either misinformed or miseducated about haiti and its people president trump denied making the comments in a tweet he wrote never said anything derogatory about haitians other than haiti is obviously a very poor and troubled countryi have a wonderful relationship with haitians"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    USPresidentDonaldTrumphascausedoutrageworldwideafterherepor
    tedlymaderaciallychargedcommentsaboutHaiti,ElSalvadorandAfric
    ancountries.HewasinameetingonimmigrationwithlawmakersonThu
    rsdaywhenheaskedwhytheUSallowedpeoplefrom"sh*tholecountrie
    s"intothecountry.Hewasalsoreportedassaying:"Weneedmorepeopl
    efromNorway."senatorDickDurbin,whoattendedthemeet
    ing,describedTrump'swordsas"hatefilled,vileandracist".TheWhiteH
    ousedidnotdenythatTrumpmadetheremarks.Aspokesmansaid:"Cer
    tainWashingtonpoliticianschoosetofightforforeigncountries,butPres
    identTrumpwillalwaysfightfortheAmericanpeople."Therehasbeenal
    otofcondemnationofMrTrump'sallegedcomments.RepublicanSenat
    orMiaLovesaid:"ThePresidentmustapologizeto…thenationshesowan
    tonlymaligned."TheUnitedNationshascondemnedthereporteddescri
    ptionofAfricannationsandHaitias"shockingandshameful",and"racist
    ".Haiti'sambassadortotheUnitedStatesstated:"If[thestatements]w
    eremade,thePresidentwaseithermisinformedormis-educatedabou
    tHaitianditspeople."PresidentTrumpdeniedmakingthecommentsina
    tweet.Hewrote:"NeversaidanythingderogatoryaboutHaitiansothert
    hanHaitiis,obviouslyaverypoorandtroubledcountry….Ihaveawonder
    fulrelationshipwithHaitians."

    Free writing

    Write about vulgar language for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    World leaders should never use vulgar language. Discuss.

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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. VULGAR LANGUAGE: Make a poster about vulgar language. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. WORLD-LEADER SPEECH: Write a magazine article about world leaders never using vulgar language. 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 vulgar language. Ask him/her three questions about world leaders using 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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