The Reading / Listening - Charity Shops - Level 3

The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, has turned heads at a movie awards ceremony. Fashion reporters said Ms Reid wore a "stunning" black jacket to the Edda Awards - Iceland's version of Hollywood's Academy Awards. Ms Reid wore black to show her support for the #metoo movement. However, unlike most people who attend glamorous awards shows, Ms Reid did not spend a fortune on her clothes. When reporters asked her where she had purchased her jacket, she said she bought it in a local Red Cross charity store in Iceland's capital city. The Icelandic Red Cross was very happy about this news. It told its followers on Twitter that the first lady looked, "awesome in a gorgeous jacket from the Red Cross".



Eliza Reid is originally from Canada and works as a journalist. She met her husband, President Gudni Johannesson, when she was studying at Oxford University. Ms Reid told the Hit Iceland website in 2017 that she "won" a blind date with the future president at a rowing club event. She had no idea she would one day become First Lady of Iceland. Both she and her husband are very popular in Iceland for being just like normal people. They both have a very down-to-earth attitude and can often be seen in the city shopping with their four children and going to restaurants. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It hopes more people will follow her fashion sense and buy clothes from its charity shops.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Charity Shops - Level 0 Charity Shops - Level 1   or  Charity Shops - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. CHARITY SHOPS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about charity shops. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       first lady / heads / movie awards / ceremony / jacket / charity / clothes / Hollywood /
       Canada / Iceland / husband / blind date / website / idea / rowing / normal / attitude
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. CLOTHES: Students A strongly believe we should buy most of our clothes from charity shops; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. A FORTUNE: How easy is it to spend a fortune on these things? What can we do to spend less? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How easy it is to spend a fortune

How to spend less

Clothes

 

 

Food

 

 

English

 

 

Internet

 

 

Going out

 

 

Coffee

 

 

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5. MOVIE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "movie". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. MEETING A PARTNER: Rank these with your partner. Put the best ways to meet a future partner at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • At school
  • At work
  • At a hobby club
  • Online
  • Blind date
  • Arranged marriage
  • In a bar
  • Dating app

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. ceremony a. So great people admire it a lot.
      2. stunning b. A particular form of something that is different from an earlier form or other forms of the same type of thing.
      3. version c. A large amount of money.
      4. movement d. A formal religious or public event, usually one celebrating a particular event or anniversary.
      5. fortune e. The most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center.
      6. capital f. Very, very wonderful, impressive or attractive.
      7. awesome g. A group of people working together to share their political, social, or artistic ideas.

    Paragraph 2

      8. originally h. Usual; typical.
      9. blind date i. Simple, practical and realistic.
      10. popular j. Feeling
      11. normal k. A romantic first meeting with a person one has never met.
      12. down-to-earth l. A way of thinking or feeling about someone or something.
      13. attitude m. Liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group.
      14. sense n. From or in the beginning; at first.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Iceland's first lady turned her head a lot at an awards ceremony.     T / F
  2. The first lady wore a very dark purple jacket to the ceremony.     T / F
  3. The jacket was from a charity shop but was very expensive.     T / F
  4. Iceland's Red Cross charity was happy the first lady wore the jacket.     T / F
  5. Iceland's first lady is not from Iceland.     T / F
  6. Iceland's first lady first met her husband at Cambridge University.     T / F
  7. Iceland's president and his wife are well liked in Iceland.     T / F
  8. Iceland's first lady has four children.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. award
  2. version
  3. a fortune
  4. local
  5. awesome
  6. husband
  7. idea
  8. down-to-earth
  9. often
  10. sense
  1. a lot of money
  2. frequently
  3. neighbourhood
  4. practical
  5. feeling
  6. prize
  7. breathtaking
  8. spouse
  9. variety
  10. clue

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. a movie awards
  2. a "stunning black
  3. show her support for the
  4. spend a
  5. the first lady looked
  6. works
  7. blind
  8. Both she and her husband
  9. both have a very down-to-
  10. fashion
  1. jacket
  2. fortune
  3. awesome
  4. sense
  5. as a journalist
  6. are very popular
  7. ceremony
  8. earth attitude
  9. date
  10. #metoo movement

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
show
purchased
ceremony
awesome
glamorous
capital
turned
fortune

The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, has (1) ____________ heads at a movie awards (2) ____________. Fashion reporters said Ms Reid wore a "stunning" black jacket to the Edda Awards - Iceland's version of Hollywood's Academy Awards. Ms Reid wore black to (3) ____________ her support for the #metoo movement. However, unlike most people who attend (4) ____________ awards shows, Ms Reid did not spend a (5) ____________ on her clothes. When reporters asked her where she had (6) ____________ her jacket, she said she bought it in a local Red Cross charity store in Iceland's (7) ____________ city. The Icelandic Red Cross was very happy about this news. It told its followers on Twitter that the first lady looked, "(8) ____________ in a gorgeous jacket from the Red Cross".

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
event
originally
sense
blind
popular
hopes
studying
attitude

Eliza Reid is (9) ____________ from Canada and works as a journalist. She met her husband, President Gudni Johannesson, when she was (10) ____________ at Oxford University. Ms Reid told the Hit Iceland website in 2017 that she "won" a (11) ____________ date with the future president at a rowing club (12) ____________. She had no idea she would one day become First Lady of Iceland. Both she and her husband are very (13) ____________ in Iceland for being just like normal people. They both have a very down-to-earth (14) ____________ and can often be seen in the city shopping with their four children and going to restaurants. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It (15) ____________ more people will follow her fashion (16) ____________ and buy clothes from its charity shops.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, has ______
     a.  turnip heads
     b.  churned heads
     c.  turned heads
     d.  stern heads
2)  Fashion reporters said Ms Reid wore a ______ jacket
     a.  stun in black
     b.  stunning in black
     c.  stunned in black
     d.  stunning black
3)  When reporters asked her where she had ______ jacket
     a.  purr chased her
     b.  poor chased her
     c.  perch chased her
     d.  purchased her
4)  she said she bought it in a local Red Cross charity store in Iceland's ______
     a.  cap it all city
     b.  cap a tall city
     c.  kappa tail city
     d.  capital city
5)  It told its followers on Twitter that the first lady ______
     a.  looked awesome
     b.  looked or some
     c.  looked ore some
     d.  looked all some

6)  Eliza Reid is originally from Canada and works ______
     a.  was a journalist
     b.  as a journalist
     c.  has a journalist
     d.  is a journalist
7)  Ms Reid told the Hit Iceland website in 2017 that she won ______
     a.  a blinding date
     b.  a blinded date
     c.  a blindly date
     d.  a blind date
8)  Both she and her husband are very popular in Iceland for being just ______
     a.  like normal people
     b.  like normally people
     c.  like norm all people
     d.  like nor mall people
9)  They both have a very down-to-______
     a.  earth altitude
     b.  earth attitude
     c.  earth aptitude
     d.  earth amplitude
10)  It hopes more people will follow her ______
     a.  fashion cents
     b.  fashion scents
     c.  fashion sense
     d.  fashion scenes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, (1) ___________________ at a movie awards ceremony. Fashion reporters said Ms Reid wore a "stunning" black jacket to the Edda Awards - (2) ___________________ Hollywood's Academy Awards. Ms Reid wore black to (3) ___________________ for the #metoo movement. However, unlike most people who attend glamorous awards shows, Ms Reid did not (4) ___________________ on her clothes. When reporters asked her where she had purchased her jacket, she said she bought it in a local Red Cross charity store in (5) ___________________. The Icelandic Red Cross was very happy about this news. It told its followers on Twitter that the first lady looked, "(6) ___________________ gorgeous jacket from the Red Cross".

Eliza Reid is originally from Canada and works (7) ___________________. She met her husband, President Gudni Johannesson, when she was studying at Oxford University. Ms Reid told the Hit Iceland website in 2017 that she "won" (8) ___________________ with the future president at a rowing club event. She had no idea she would (9) ___________________ First Lady of Iceland. Both she and her husband are (10) ___________________ Iceland for being just like normal people. They both have a very down-to-earth attitude and can (11) ___________________ in the city shopping with their four children and going to restaurants. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It hopes more people will follow her (12) ___________________ buy clothes from its charity shops.

Comprehension questions

  1. What did Eliza Reid turn at an awards ceremony?
  2. What colour jacket did Ms Reid wear?
  3. What movement did Ms Reid want to show support for?
  4. Who asked Ms Reid where she bought her jacket?
  5. In which city did Ms Reid buy the jacket?
  6. Where is Ms Reid from originally?
  7. Where did Ms Reid meet her husband for the first time?
  8. What kind of club event did Ms Reid meet her husband at?
  9. What kind of attitude to Ms Reid and her husband have?
  10. What does the Red Cross hope people will follow?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What did Eliza Reid turn at an awards ceremony?
a) heads
b) an award
c) a tap
d) a wheel
2) What colour jacket did Ms Reid wear?
a) pink
b) red
c) black
d) white
3) What movement did Ms Reid want to show support for?
a) #charityshopfashion
b) #metoo
c) #goIceland
d) #hashtag
4) Who asked Ms Reid where she bought her jacket?
a) her daughter
b) people in the street
c) actors
d) reporters
5)  In which city did Ms Reid buy the jacket?
a) Iceland's capital city
b) New York
c) London
d) Hong Kong

6) Where is Ms Reid from originally?
a) New Zealand
b) South Africa
c) Scotland
d) Canada
7) Where did Ms Reid meet her husband for the first time?
a) a Paris fashion show
b) Oxford University
c) the Sahara Desert
d) Taj Mahal
8) What club's event did Ms Reid meet her husband at?
a) badminton
b) origami
c) debating
d) rowing
9) What kind of attitude to Ms Reid and her husband have?
a) out of this world
b) to hell and back
c) down to earth
d) over the moon
10) What does the Red Cross hope people will follow?
a) the awards show
b) Ms Reid's fashion sense
c) Twitter
d) a yellow brick road

Role play

Role  A – Blind Date
You think a blind date is the best way to meet a future partner. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): dating app, a bar or arranged marriage.

Role  B – Dating App
You think a dating app is the best way to meet a future partner. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): blind date, a bar or arranged marriage.

Role  C – In a Bar
You think in a bar is the best way to meet a future partner. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): dating app, blind date or arranged marriage.

Role  D – Arranged Marriage
You think an arranged marriage is the best way to meet a future partner. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why):  dating app, a bar or blind date.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'first'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'lady'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • originally
    • met
    • won
    • popular
    • seen
    • sense
    • heads
    • version
    • support
    • unlike
    • city
    • followers




    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 - Iceland's First Lady wears charity-shop jacket

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'first'?
    3. How important is a First Lady?
    4. Why don't all countries have a First Lady?
    5. What do you know about Iceland?
    6. What do you think about charity shops?
    7. What would you wear to an awards show?
    8. Should more famous people wear clothes from charity shops?
    9. Why do people want to look glamorous?
    10. Would you buy clothes from a charity shop?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'lady'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What does a First Lady do all day?
    5. What do you think of Iceland's First Lady?
    6. What would it be like to me married to the President?
    7. What do you think of the idea of blind dates?
    8. How down-to-earth are you?
    9. What is your favourite charity?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Iceland's First Lady?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, has (1) ____ heads at a movie awards ceremony. Fashion reporters said Ms Reid (2) ____ a "stunning" black jacket to the Edda Awards - Iceland's version of Hollywood's Academy Awards. Ms Reid wore black to show her support for the #metoo (3) ____. However, unlike most people who attend glamorous awards shows, Ms Reid did not spend a (4) ____ on her clothes. When reporters asked her where she had purchased her jacket, she said she bought it in a (5) ____ Red Cross charity store in Iceland's capital city. The Icelandic Red Cross was very happy about this news. It told its followers on Twitter that the first lady looked, "(6) ____ in a gorgeous jacket from the Red Cross".

    Eliza Reid is originally from Canada and works (7) ____ a journalist. She met her husband, President Gudni Johannesson, when she was studying at Oxford University. Ms Reid told the Hit Iceland website in 2017 that she "won" a (8) ____ date with the future president at a (9) ____ club event. She had no idea she would one day become First Lady of Iceland. Both she and her husband are very popular in Iceland for being just like normal people. They both have a very (10) ____-to-earth (11) ____ and can often be seen in the city shopping with their four children and going to restaurants. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It hopes more people will follow her fashion (12) ____ and buy clothes from its charity shops.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     tuning     (b)     turn     (c)     tuned     (d)     turned    
    2. (a)     wearing     (b)     wear     (c)     worn     (d)     wore    
    3. (a)     motion     (b)     movement     (c)     signal     (d)     swing    
    4. (a)     fortunate     (b)     fortunately     (c)     fortune     (d)     fort    
    5. (a)     region     (b)     neighbour     (c)     local     (d)     door    
    6. (a)     awesome     (b)     awed     (c)     awe     (d)     ore    
    7. (a)     was     (b)     as     (c)     has     (d)     is    
    8. (a)     blind     (b)     deaf     (c)     speechless     (d)     still    
    9. (a)     arguing     (b)     rowing     (c)     quarrelling     (d)     bickering    
    10. (a)     up     (b)     in     (c)     down     (d)     along    
    11. (a)     aptitude     (b)     altitude     (c)     attitude     (d)     intrude    
    12. (a)     sent     (b)     cents     (c)     scents     (d)     sense

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. at a movie awards orcneeym
    2. show her srtoppu for the #metoo movement
    3. spend a ntuoefr on her clothes
    4. where she had ecrsdupah her jacket
    5. the first lady looked waemseo
    6. a uogsroge jacket

    Paragraph 2

    1. Eliza Reid is igianolyrl from Canada
    2. works as a aurnsjtoli
    3. very oalppru
    4. down-to-earth uatttdie
    5. going to satunerrsta
    6. follow her snhifao sense

    Put the text back together

    (...)  day become First Lady of Iceland. Both she and her husband are very popular in Iceland for being just like normal
    (...)  people. They both have a very down-to-earth attitude and can often be seen in the city
    (...)  to show her support for the #metoo movement. However, unlike most people who attend
    (...)  2017 that she "won" a blind date with the future president at a rowing club event. She had no idea she would one
    (...)  followers on Twitter that the first lady looked, "awesome in a gorgeous jacket from the Red Cross".
    (...)  store in Iceland's capital city. The Icelandic Red Cross was very happy about this news. It told its
    1  ) The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, has turned heads at a movie awards ceremony. Fashion reporters said Ms Reid wore a "stunning" black
    (...)  Gudni Johannesson, when she was studying at Oxford University. Ms Reid told the Hit Iceland website in
    (...)  her where she had purchased her jacket, she said she bought it in a local Red Cross charity
    (...)  Eliza Reid is originally from Canada and works as a journalist. She met her husband, President
    (...)  jacket to the Edda Awards - Iceland's version of Hollywood's Academy Awards. Ms Reid wore black
    (...)  shopping with their four children and going to restaurants. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It hopes
    (...)  glamorous awards shows, Ms Reid did not spend a fortune on her clothes. When reporters asked
    (...)  more people will follow her fashion sense and buy clothes from its charity shops.

    Put the words in the right order

    1. heads   movie   a   at   Reid   ceremony   .   turned   awards
    2. people   who   most   glamorous   shows   .   awards   Unlike   attend
    3. spend   a   fortune   did   Reid   her   on   not   clothes   .
    4. local   store   .   in   She   a   it   charity   bought
    5. awesome   lady   looked   first   The   in   a   jacket   .
    6. when   studying   .   she   her   She   husband   was   met
    7. date   a   won   blind   the   with   president   .   She
    8. her   husband   very   she   Both   are   and   popular   .
    9. both   down-to-earth   a   They   attitude   .   have
    10. follow   her   It   people   fashion   .   hopes   will   more

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, has tuned / turned heads at a movie awards ceremony. Fashion reporters said Ms Reid wore / worn a "stunning" black jacket to the Edda Awards - Iceland's verse / version of Hollywood's Academy Awards. Ms Reid wore black to / for show her support for the #metoo movement / moving. However, unlike most people who attend glamorous awards showings / shows, Ms Reid did not spend a fortune / fortunate on her clothes. When reporters asked her where she had purchased her jacket, she said she brought / bought it in a local Red Cross charity store in Iceland's capital city. The Icelandic Red Cross was very happily / happy about this news. It told its followers on Twitter that the first lady looked, "awesome / awe in a gorgeous jacket from the Red Cross".

    Eliza Reid is origins / originally from Canada and works as a journalist. She met / meets her husband, President Gudni Johannesson, when she was studying at Oxford University. Ms Reid said / told the Hit Iceland website in 2017 that she "won" a blinded / blind date with the future president at a rowing club event. She had no ideal / idea she would one day become First Lady of Iceland. Both she and her husband are very popular / populate in Iceland for being just like normal / normally people. They both have a very down-to-earth altitude / attitude and can often be seen in the city shopping with their four children and going / gone to restaurants. The Red Cross also likes Ms Reid. It hopes more people will chase / follow her fashion sense and buy clothes from its charity shops.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    T h_  F_r s t   L_d y  _f   I c_l_n d ,   E l_z_  R__ d ,   h_s   t_r n_d   h__ d s  _t  _  m_v__  _w_r d s   c_r_m_n y .   F_s h__ n   r_p_r t_r s   s__ d   M s   R__ d   w_r_ _  " s t_n n_n g "   b l_c k   j_c k_t   t_  t h_  E d d_  A w_r d s   -   I c_l_n d ' s   v_r s__ n  _f   H_l l y w__ d ' s   A c_d_m y   A w_r d s .   M s   R__ d   w_r_  b l_c k   t_  s h_w   h_r   s_p p_r t   f_r   t h_  # m_t__   m_v_m_n t .   H_w_v_r ,  _n l_k_  m_s t   p__ p l_  w h_ _t t_n d   g l_m_r__ s  _w_r d s   s h_w s ,   M s   R__ d   d_d   n_t   s p_n d  _  f_r t_n_ _n   h_r   c l_t h_s .   W h_n   r_p_r t_r s  _s k_d   h_r   w h_r_  s h_  h_d   p_r c h_s_d   h_r   j_c k_t ,   s h_  s__ d   s h_  b__ g h t  _t  _n  _  l_c_l   R_d   C r_s s   c h_r_t y   s t_r_ _n   I c_l_n d ' s   c_p_t_l   c_t y .   T h_  I c_l_n d_c   R_d   C r_s s   w_s   v_r y   h_p p y  _b__ t   t h_s   n_w s .   I t   t_l d  _t s   f_l l_w_r s  _n   T w_t t_r   t h_t   t h_  f_r s t   l_d y   l__ k_d ,   "_w_s_m_ _n  _  g_r g___s   j_c k_t   f r_m   t h_  R_d   C r_s s " .

    E l_z_  R__ d  _s  _r_g_n_l l y   f r_m   C_n_d_ _n d   w_r k s  _s  _  j__ r n_l_s t .   S h_  m_t   h_r   h_s b_n d ,   P r_s_d_n t   G_d n_  J_h_n n_s s_n ,   w h_n   s h_  w_s   s t_d y_n g  _t   O x f_r d   U n_v_r s_t y .   M s   R__ d   t_l d   t h_  H_t   I c_l_n d   w_b s_t_ _n   2 0 1 7   t h_t   s h_  " w_n "  _  b l_n d   d_t_  w_t h   t h_  f_t_r_  p r_s_d_n t  _t  _  r_w_n g   c l_b  _v_n t .   S h_  h_d   n_ _d__   s h_  w__ l d  _n_  d_y   b_c_m_  F_r s t   L_d y  _f   I c_l_n d .   B_t h   s h_ _n d   h_r   h_s b_n d  _r_  v_r y   p_p_l_r  _n   I c_l_n d   f_r   b__ n g   j_s t   l_k_  n_r m_l   p__ p l_.   T h_y   b_t h   h_v_ _  v_r y   d_w n - t_-__ r t h  _t t_t_d_ _n d   c_n  _f t_n   b_  s__ n  _n   t h_  c_t y   s h_p p_n g   w_t h   t h__ r   f__ r   c h_l d r_n  _n d   g__ n g   t_  r_s t__ r_n t s .   T h_  R_d   C r_s s  _l s_  l_k_s   M s   R__ d .   I t   h_p_s   m_r_  p__ p l_  w_l l   f_l l_w   h_r   f_s h__ n   s_n s_ _n d   b_y   c l_t h_s   f r_m  _t s   c h_r_t y   s h_p s .

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the first lady of iceland eliza reid has turned heads at a movie awards ceremony fashion reporters said ms reid wore a stunning black jacket to the edda awards  icelands version of hollywoods academy awards ms reid wore black to show her support for the metoo movement however unlike most people who attend glamorous awards shows ms reid did not spend a fortune on her clothes when reporters asked her where she had purchased her jacket she said she bought it in a local red cross charity store in icelands capital city the icelandic red cross was very happy about this news it told its followers on twitter that the first lady looked awesome in a gorgeous jacket from the red cross

    eliza reid is originally from canada and works as a journalist she met her husband president gudni johannesson when she was studying at oxford university ms reid told the hit iceland website in 2017 that she won a blind date with the future president at a rowing club event she had no idea she would one day become first lady of iceland both she and her husband are very popular in iceland for being just like normal people they both have a very downtoearth attitude and can often be seen in the city shopping with their four children and going to restaurants the red cross also likes ms reid it hopes more people will follow her fashion sense and buy clothes from its charity shops

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    TheFirstLadyofIceland,ElizaReid,hasturnedheadsatamovieawardsc
    eremony.FashionreporterssaidMsReidworea"stunning"blackjackett
    otheEddaAwards-Iceland'sversionofHollywood'sAcademyAwards.M
    sReidworeblacktoshowhersupportforthe#metoomovement.Howev
    er,unlikemostpeoplewhoattendglamorousawardsshows,MsReiddid
    notspendafortuneonherclothes.Whenreportersaskedherwheresheh
    adpurchasedherjacket,shesaidsheboughtitinalocalRedCrosscharity
    storeinIceland'scapitalcity.TheIcelandicRedCrosswasveryhappyabo
    utthisnews.IttolditsfollowersonTwitterthatthefirstladylooked,"awes
    omeinagorgeousjacketfromtheRedCross".ElizaReidisoriginallyfrom
    Canadaandworksasajournalist.Shemetherhusband,PresidentGudni
    Johannesson,whenshewasstudyingatOxfordUniversity.MsReidtoldt
    heHitIcelandwebsitein2017thatshe"won"ablinddatewiththefuturepr
    esidentatarowingclubevent.Shehadnoideashewouldonedaybecome
    FirstLadyofIceland.BothsheandherhusbandareverypopularinIcelan
    dforbeingjustlikenormalpeople.Theybothhaveaverydown-to-eartha
    ttitudeandcanoftenbeseeninthecityshoppingwiththeirfourchildrena
    ndgoingtorestaurants.TheRedCrossalsolikesMsReid.Ithopesmorep
    eoplewillfollowherfashionsenseandbuyclothesfromitscharityshops.

    Free writing

    Write about charity shop for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    We should buy most of our clothes from charity shops. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. CHARITY SHOPS: Make a poster about charity shops. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. CLOTHES: Write a magazine article about people switching habits to buy most of their clothes from charity shops. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on charity shops. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can make charity shops more popular. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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