The Reading / Listening - Black Panther - Level 1

The movie Black Panther is breaking records. It is the highest moneymaking debut for a February film. It made over $361 million in its first three days. The movie got great reviews from critics. One website gave it a very high 97 per cent score. The LA Times said "Black Panther fever" is all over Los Angeles. It added: "The film opened to the kind of [passion] typically reserved for the latest offering in the Star Wars franchise."



Black Panther is the first superhero movie with an African-American in the title role. It has a mostly black cast and a black director. African-Americans showed their pride by wearing traditional African clothes to cinemas. CNN said: "This film is a godsend that will lift the self-esteem of black children...around the world." A student who watched the film said: "For people of color, it shows us that we can get through any obstacles that are thrown at us."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Black Panther - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The movie Black Panther is
  2. the highest moneymaking
  3. The movie got great
  4. a very high
  5. Black Panther
  6. all over
  7. typically reserved for
  8. in the Star Wars
  1. reviews from critics
  2. fever
  3. the latest offering
  4. debut
  5. franchise
  6. 97 per cent score
  7. breaking records
  8. Los Angeles

Paragraph 2

  1. in the title
  2. a mostly black
  3. Americans showed
  4. lift the self-esteem
  5. A student who watched
  6. people
  7. it shows us that we
  8. obstacles that are
  1. can get through
  2. their pride
  3. thrown at us
  4. role
  5. of color
  6. of black children
  7. the film
  8. cast

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The movie Black Panther (1) ___________________. It is the highest moneymaking debut for a February film. It made over $361 million in its (2) ___________________. The movie got great (3) ___________________. One website gave it a very high 97 per cent score. The LA Times said "Black Panther (4) ___________________ over Los Angeles. It added: "The film opened to the (5) ___________________ typically reserved for the (6) ___________________ the Star Wars franchise."

Black Panther is the (7) ___________________ with an African-American in the title role. It has a (8) ___________________ and a black director. African-Americans (9) ___________________ by wearing traditional African clothes to cinemas. CNN said: "This film is a godsend that will lift (10) ___________________ of black children...around the world." A student who watched the film said: "For (11) ___________________, it shows us that we can get through any (12) ___________________ thrown at us."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThemovieBlackPantherisbreakingrecords.Itisthehighestmoneymak
ingdebutforaFebruaryfilm.Itmadeover$361millioninitsfirstthreeday
s.Themoviegotgreatreviewsfromcritics.Onewebsitegaveitaveryhigh
97percentscore.TheLATimessaid"BlackPantherfever"isalloverLosAn
geles.Itadded:"Thefilmopenedtothekindof[passion]typicallyreserv
edforthelatestofferingintheStarWarsfranchise."BlackPantheristhefi
rstsuperheromoviewithanAfrican-Americaninthetitlerole.Ithasamo
stlyblackcastandablackdirector.African-Americansshowedtheirpri
debywearingtraditionalAfricanclothestocinemas.CNNsaid:"Thisfilmi
sagodsendthatwilllifttheself-esteemofblackchildren...aroundthew
orld."Astudentwhowatchedthefilmsaid:"Forpeopleofcolor,itshowsu
sthatwecangetthroughanyobstaclesthatarethrownatus."

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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