The Reading / Listening - Charity Shops - Level 0

Iceland's first lady Eliza Reid surprised people. She wore a black jacket at a movie awards show. The jacket was not expensive. She bought it in a Red Cross charity store. Iceland's Red Cross was happy with this news. It said the first lady looked, "awesome in a gorgeous jacket from the Red Cross".



Eliza Reid is from Canada. She met her husband, Iceland's president, at Oxford University. She didn't know she would become Iceland's first lady. She is popular in Iceland. She has a normal life. She goes shopping and eats out in the city with her children. The Red Cross hopes people will buy clothes from its charity shops.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Charity Shops - Level 1 Charity Shops - Level 2   or  Charity Shops - Level 3

Sources
  • https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/culture_and_living/2018/02/27/
  • first_lady_wears_thrift_store_jacket_to_the_edda_aw/
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-43228332
  • http://www.hiticeland.com


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. She wore
  2. a movie
  3. The jacket was not
  4. She bought
  5. a Red Cross
  6. happy with
  7. the first lady looked
  8. a gorgeous
  1. it
  2. awesome
  3. awards show
  4. jacket
  5. this news
  6. expensive
  7. charity store
  8. a black jacket

Paragraph 2

  1. She met her
  2. She didn't
  3. she would become Iceland's
  4. She is popular
  5. She has a normal
  6. eats out
  7. people will buy
  8. charity
  1. in the city
  2. in Iceland
  3. shops
  4. know
  5. clothes
  6. husband
  7. life
  8. first lady

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Iceland's (1) ___________________ Eliza Reid surprised people. She wore a black jacket (2) ___________________ awards show. The jacket (3) ___________________. She bought it in a Red Cross (4) ___________________. Iceland's Red Cross was happy (5) ___________________. It said the first lady looked, "awesome (6) ___________________ from the Red Cross".

Eliza Reid is from Canada. She (7) ___________________, Iceland's president, at Oxford University. (8) ___________________ she would become Iceland's first lady. (9) ___________________ in Iceland. She has (10) ___________________. She goes shopping and eats out in the (11) ___________________ children. The Red Cross hopes people will buy (12) ___________________ charity shops.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Iceland'sfirstladyElizaReidsurprisedpeople.Sheworeablackjacketat
amovieawardsshow.Thejacketwasnotexpensive.SheboughtitinaRe
dCrosscharitystore.Iceland'sRedCrosswashappywithnews.Itsaidthe
firstladylooked,"awesomeinagorgeousjacketfromtheRedCross".Eliz
aReidisfromCanada.Shemetherhusband,Iceland'spresident,atOxfo
rdUniversity.Shedidn'tknowshewouldbecomeIceland'sfirstlady.She
ispopularinIceland.Shehasanormallife.Shegoesshoppingandeatsou
tinthecitywithherchildren.TheRedCrosshopespeoplewillbuyclothesf
romitscharityshops.

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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