The Reading / Listening - Black Panther - Level 2

The movie Black Panther is breaking box office records. It is the highest moneymaking debut for a February film. Disney guessed the film made over $361 million in its first three days. The movie has got great reviews from critics. The site Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 97 per cent rating. This high score is very rare. The Los Angeles Times newspaper compared Black Panther to Star Wars movies. It 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 also has a mostly black cast and a black director. People of African descent have been showing their pride in the movie by wearing traditional African clothes to cinemas. CNN said: "This film is a godsend that will lift the self-esteem of black children in the US and around the world for a long time." 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 if we work together. We can also help the world by sharing."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Black Panther - Level 0 Black Panther - Level 1   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. the highest moneymaking
  2. the film made
  3. in its first
  4. The movie has got great reviews
  5. This high score is
  6. Black Panther
  7. all over
  8. the latest offering in
  1. very rare
  2. three days
  3. the Star Wars franchise
  4. Los Angeles
  5. debut
  6. from critics
  7. over $361 million
  8. fever

Paragraph 2

  1. Black Panther is the first
  2. an African-American
  3. It also has a mostly
  4. People of African
  5. showing their pride
  6. people of
  7. it shows us that we can get
  8. help the world
  1. descent
  2. through any obstacles
  3. in the movie
  4. by sharing
  5. color
  6. black cast
  7. superhero movie
  8. in the title role

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The movie Black Panther is (1) ___________________ office records. It is the highest (2) ___________________ for a February film. Disney guessed the (3) ___________________ $361 million in its first three days. The movie has got great reviews from critics. The site Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 97 per cent rating. This high score (4) ___________________. The Los Angeles Times newspaper compared Black Panther to Star Wars movies. It said "Black Panther fever" is all over Los Angeles. It added: "The (5) ___________________ the kind of [passion] typically reserved for the (6) ___________________ the Star Wars franchise."

Black Panther is the (1) ___________________ with an African-American in the title role. It also has a (2) ___________________ and a black director. People of African descent have been showing their pride in the movie (3) ___________________ African clothes to cinemas. CNN said: "This film is a godsend that will (4) ___________________ of black children in the US and around the world for a long time." A student who watched the film said: "For (5) ___________________, it shows us that we can get through any obstacles that are thrown at us if we work together. We can also help the (6) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThemovieBlackPantherisbreakingboxofficerecords.Itisthehighestm
oneymakingdebutforaFebruaryfilm.Disneyguessedthefilmmadeove
r$361millioninitsfirstthreedays.Themoviehasgotgreatreviewsfromc
ritics.ThesiteRottenTomatoesgaveita97percentrating.Thishighscor
eisveryrare.TheLosAngelesTimesnewspapercomparedBlackPanther
toStarWarsmovies.Itsaid"BlackPantherfever"isalloverLosAngeles.It
added:"Thefilmopenedtothekindof[passion]typicallyreservedforthe
latestofferingintheStarWarsfranchise."BlackPantheristhefirstsuper
heromoviewithanAfrican-Americaninthetitlerole.Italsohasamostlyb
lackcastandablackdirector.PeopleofAfricandescenthavebeenshowin
gtheirprideinthemoviebywearingtraditionalAfricanclothestocinema
s.CNNsaid:"Thisfilmisagodsendthatwilllifttheself-esteemofblackchi
ldrenintheUSandaroundtheworldforalongtime."Astudentwhowatch
edthefilmsaid:"Forpeopleofcolor,itshowsusthatwecangetthroughan
yobstaclesthatarethrownatusifweworktogether.Wecanalsohelpthe
worldbysharing."

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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