The Reading / Listening - Charity Shops - Level 1

Iceland's first lady Eliza Reid surprised people with her fashion at a movie awards ceremony. She wore a black jacket to show her support for the #metoo movement. However, Ms Reid's jacket was not expensive. She said she bought it in a local Red Cross charity store. Iceland's Red Cross was happy about this news. It tweeted that 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 "won" a blind date with him at a university rowing club event. She had no idea she would one day be Iceland's first lady. They are very popular in Iceland. They both lead a normal life. They go shopping and eat out in the city with their children. The Red Cross hopes more people will like Ms Reid's fashion sense and buy clothes from its charity shops.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Charity Shops - Level 0 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. movie
  2. to show her
  3. the #metoo
  4. Ms Reid's jacket
  5. She said she bought
  6. in a local Red Cross
  7. happy about
  8. the first lady looked
  1. this news
  2. awards
  3. charity store
  4. awesome
  5. support
  6. was not expensive
  7. movement
  8. it

Paragraph 2

  1. She met
  2. blind
  3. She had no idea
  4. They are very
  5. They both lead
  6. eat out
  7. Ms Reid's fashion
  8. buy clothes from
  1. popular in Iceland
  2. sense
  3. her husband
  4. its charity shops
  5. she would
  6. date
  7. a normal life
  8. in the city

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Iceland's first lady Eliza Reid (1) ___________________ with her fashion at a movie awards ceremony. She (2) ___________________ jacket to show her support for the #metoo movement. However, Ms Reid's (3) ___________________ expensive. She said she bought it in a local Red Cross (4) ___________________. Iceland's Red Cross was happy (5) ___________________. It tweeted that the first lady looked, "awesome (6) ___________________ jacket from the Red Cross".

Eliza Reid is from Canada. She (7) ___________________, Iceland's president, at Oxford University. She (8) ___________________ date with him at a university rowing club event. She (9) ___________________ she would one day be Iceland's first lady. They are (10) ___________________ Iceland. They both lead a normal life. They go shopping and (11) ___________________ the city with their children. The Red Cross hopes more people will like Ms Reid's (12) ___________________ buy clothes from its charity shops.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Iceland'sfirstladyElizaReidsurprisedpeoplewithherfashionatamovie
awardsceremony.Sheworeablackjackettoshowhersupportforthe#m
etoomovement.However,MsReid'sjacketwasnotexpensive.Shesaid
sheboughtitinalocalRedCrosscharitystore.Iceland'sRedCrosswasha
ppyaboutthisnews.Ittweetedthatthefirstladylooked,"awesomeinag
orgeousjacketfromtheRedCross".ElizaReidisfromCanada.Shemethe
rhusband,Iceland'spresident,atOxfordUniversity.She"won"ablindd
atewithhimatauniversityrowingclubevent.Shehadnoideashewouldo
nedaybeIceland'sfirstlady.TheyareverypopularinIceland.Theybothl
eadanormallife.Theygoshoppingandeatoutinthecitywiththeirchildre
n.TheRedCrosshopesmorepeoplewilllikeMsReid'sfashionsenseandb
uyclothesfromitscharityshops.

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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