The Reading / Listening - Charity Shops - Level 2

The First Lady of Iceland surprised people with her fashion at a movie awards ceremony. Eliza Reid wore a black jacket to the Edda Awards. Ms Reid's jacket was black to show her support for the #metoo movement. However, unlike most people who go to glamorous awards shows, Ms Reid's jacket was not expensive. When reporters asked her where she bought her jacket, she said she got it in a local Red Cross charity store. The Icelandic 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 and works as a journalist. She met her husband, Iceland's president, when she was studying at Oxford University. She "won" a blind date with the future president at a university rowing club event. She had no idea she would one day be Iceland's first lady. Both she and her husband are very popular in Iceland for being normal. They both lead a simple life. They often go shopping and eat out in the city with their four children. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It hopes more people will like her fashion sense and buy clothes from its charity shops.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Charity Shops - Level 0 Charity Shops - Level 1   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. surprised people
  2. a movie awards
  3. to show
  4. people who go to glamorous
  5. Ms Reid's jacket
  6. reporters asked her where she
  7. she got it in a local Red Cross
  8. the first lady looked
  1. charity store
  2. was not expensive
  3. awesome
  4. with her fashion
  5. awards shows
  6. ceremony
  7. her support
  8. bought her jacket

Paragraph 2

  1. works
  2. blind
  3. She had no idea
  4. Both she and her husband
  5. They both lead
  6. eat out
  7. people will like her fashion
  8. buy clothes from
  1. are very popular
  2. sense
  3. in the city
  4. its charity shops
  5. date
  6. she would
  7. as a journalist
  8. a simple life

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The First Lady of Iceland (1) ___________________ with her fashion at a (2) ___________________ ceremony. Eliza Reid wore a black jacket to the Edda Awards. Ms Reid's jacket was black to show (3) ___________________ the #metoo movement. However, unlike most people who go to glamorous awards shows, Ms Reid's jacket (4) ___________________. When reporters asked her where she bought her jacket, she said she got it in a local Red Cross charity store. The Icelandic Red Cross was happy (5) ___________________. It tweeted that the first lady looked, "awesome in (6) ___________________ from the Red Cross".

Eliza Reid is from Canada and works (7) ___________________. She met her husband, Iceland's president, when she was studying at Oxford University. She "won" (8) ___________________ with the future president at a university (9) ___________________. She had no idea she would one day be Iceland's first lady. Both she and her husband are very popular in Iceland (10) ___________________. They both lead a simple life. They often go shopping and eat out in the city with (11) ___________________. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It hopes more people will like her fashion sense and buy clothes from (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheFirstLadyofIcelandsurprisedpeoplewithherfashionatamovieawa
rdsceremony.ElizaReidworeablackjackettotheEddaAwards.MsReid'
sjacketwasblack,toshowhersupportforthe#metoomovement.Howe
ver,unlikemostpeoplewhogotoglamorousawardsshows,MsReid'sjac
ketwasnotexpensive.Whenreportersaskedherwheresheboughtherj
acket,shesaidshegotitinalocalRedCrosscharitystore.TheIcelandicRe
dCrosswashappyaboutthisnews.Ittweetedthatthefirstladylooked,"a
wesomeinagorgeousjacketfromtheRedCross".ElizaReidisfromCana
daandworksasajournalist.Shemetherhusband,Iceland'spresident,w
henshewasstudyingatOxfordUniversity.She"won"ablinddatewithth
efuturepresidentatauniversityrowingclubevent.Shehadnoideashew
ouldonedaybeIceland'sfirstlady.Bothsheandherhusbandareverypop
ularinIcelandforbeingnormal.Theybothleadasimplelife.Theyoftengo
shoppingandeatoutinthecitywiththeirfourchildren.TheRedCrossalso
likesMsReid.Ithopesmorepeoplewilllikeherfashionsenseandbuyclot
hesfromitscharityshops.

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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