The Reading / Listening - Black Panther - Level 0

The superhero movie Black Panther is breaking records. It made $361 million in its first three days. The movie got great reviews. A website gave it a 97 per cent rating. The LA Times said "Black Panther fever" is all over Los Angeles. It added that this excitement usually only happens with Star Wars movies.



Black Panther has an African-American in the title role. It also has a mostly black cast and a black director. African-Americans wore traditional African clothes to cinemas. CNN said the movie would, "lift the self-esteem of black children...around the world". A student said: "It shows us that we can get through any obstacles."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Black Panther - Level 1 Black Panther - Level 2   or  Black Panther - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/18/586935542/black-panther-breaks-records-and-barriers-in-debut-weekend
  • http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-black-panther-reactions-20180218-story.html
  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-18/-black-panther-posts-record-debut-for-disney-superhero-movie


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. breaking
  2. It made $361 million in
  3. The movie got great
  4. it a 97 per cent
  5. Black Panther
  6. all over
  7. this excitement usually
  8. Star Wars
  1. Los Angeles
  2. reviews
  3. movies
  4. its first three days
  5. only happens
  6. rating
  7. fever
  8. records

Paragraph 2

  1. Black Panther has an
  2. the title
  3. a mostly
  4. a black
  5. wore traditional
  6. lift the self-
  7. It shows us that
  8. get through any
  1. esteem of black children
  2. we can
  3. African-American
  4. obstacles
  5. black cast
  6. director
  7. African clothes
  8. role

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The superhero movie Black Panther (1) ___________________. It made $361 million in its (2) ___________________. The movie got great reviews. A (3) ___________________ a 97 per cent rating. The LA Times said "Black Panther (4) _________________ over Los Angeles. It (5) ___________________ excitement usually only (6) ___________________ Star Wars movies.

Black Panther has an African-American in (7) ________________. It also has a (8) ________________ and (9) __________________. African-Americans wore traditional African clothes to cinemas. CNN said the (10) ___________________ the self-esteem of black children... (11) ___________________". A student said: "It shows us that we can get (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThesuperheromovieBlackPantherisbreakingrecords.Itmade$361mil
lioninitsfirstthreedays.Themoviegotgreatreviews.Awebsitegaveita9
7percentrating.TheLATimessaid"BlackPantherfever"isalloverLosAn
geles.ItaddedthatthisexcitementusuallyonlyhappenswithStarWars
movies.BlackPantherhasanAfrican-Americaninthetitlerole.Italsoha
samostlyblackcastandablackdirector.African-Americansworetradi
tionalAfricanclothestocinemas.CNNsaidthemoviewould,"lifttheself-
esteemofblackchildren...aroundtheworld".Astudentsaid:"Itshowsu
sthatwecangetthroughanyobstacles."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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