The Reading / Listening - Nobel Peace Prize - Level 3

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders have a chance of winning the award after their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. Betting companies have cut their odds on one or both of them getting the prestigious prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone or as part of a team. North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping its "war games" with South Korea would definitely make the world a safer place. Asle Sveen, a Nobel Prize historian, said: "If [there was] real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult to not award them the prize."



The historic meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim will go down in history as a key event of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever that a sitting U.S. President and a North Korean leader have met. The two men shook hands, met in private, had lunch together, and signed an agreement that promised a better future together. Some people say the two leaders do not deserve the prize. They say that the world is less secure because President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and destabilized the Iran nuclear deal. The critics also point to human rights issues in North Korea. Other people say South Korean President Moon Jae-in deserves the prize.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Nobel Peace Prize - Level 0 Nobel Peace Prize - Level 1   or  Nobel Peace Prize - Level 2

Sources
  • https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/06/nobel-offing-trump-kim-jong-un/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/12/donald-trump-now-2-1-win-nobel-peace-prize-historic-summit-kim-jong-un-7623593/?ito=cbshare
  • http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2150470/nobel-peace-prize-donald-trump-and-kim-jong-un-maybe-its-still


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Warm-ups

1. NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Nobel Peace Prize. 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?
       leader / chance / award / betting / team / weapons / war games / historian / real /
       historic / key / twenty-first century / shake hands / secure / climate / Iran / rights
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. PEACE: Students A strongly believe Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un should get the Nobel Peace Prize; Students B strongly believe they shouldn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. NOBEL PRIZES: Who could get an award for these newly-created awards, and why? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Who?

Why?

Business

 

 

Technology

 

 

Kindness

 

 

Creativity

 

 

Religion

 

 

Education

 

 

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5. BETTING: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "betting". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. WORLD LEADERS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best world leaders at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • King Abdullah II
  • Nicolas Maduro
  • Angela Merkel
  • King Mswati III
  • Donald Trump
  • Kim Jong-un
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Xi Jinping

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. be in line for a. The act of gambling money on a race, game, or other unpredictable event.
      2. chance b. A prize or other thing given for someone who has done something great.
      3. award c. The possibility of something happening.
      4. historic d. Without doubt; 100% sure to happen.
      5. betting e. Likely or very possible to get/receive something.
      6. prestigious f. Famous or important in history, or soon to be famous.
      7. definitely g. Having very high status.

    Paragraph 2

      8. key h. Safe.
      9. agreement i. Caused something to be upset.
      10. deserve j. Pulled out of a place, agreement or situation.
      11. secure k. A deal that was negotiated and is a legal act.
      12. withdrew l. People who have a negative opinion of something or someone.
      13. destabilized m. Very, very, very important.
      14. critics n. Do something or have or show qualities worthy of something.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are on a Nobel Peace Prize shortlist.     T / F
  2. Kim Jing-un is 2/1 with betting companies of winning the Nobel Prize.     T / F
  3. Betting companies have stopped taking bets on the Nobel Peace Prize.     T / F
  4. A historian said peace would mean the two leaders must get the prize.    T / F
  5. A U.S. President and North Korean leader had never met before.     T / F
  6. Critics say Donald Trump has made the world less safe.     T / F
  7. Critics said human rights might make it difficult for Kim Jong-un to win.   T / F
  8. Kim Jong-un said he wants South Korea's leader to win the prize.     T / F

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

  1. chance
  2. historic
  3. prestigious
  4. definitely
  5. award
  6. event
  7. agreement
  8. deserve
  9. secure
  10. issues
  1. surely
  2. safe
  3. give
  4. important
  5. deal
  6. merit
  7. opportunity
  8. matters
  9. respected
  10. happening

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

  1. be in
  2. The two leaders have a chance
  3. after their historic
  4. getting the prestigious
  5. real disarmament on the Korean
  6. go down in
  7. a sitting
  8. The two men shook
  9. the world is less
  10. The critics also point to human
  1. meeting in Singapore
  2. hands
  3. prize
  4. history as a key event
  5. rights issues
  6. line for a Nobel Peace Prize
  7. secure
  8. peninsula
  9. of winning
  10. U.S. President

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
alone
historian
chance
difficult
odds
real
line
definitely

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could be in (1) ____________ for a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders have a (2) ____________ of winning the award after their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. Betting companies have cut their (3) ____________ on one or both of them getting the prestigious prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either (4) ____________ or as part of a team. North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping its "war games" with South Korea would (5) ____________ make the world a safer place. Asle Sveen, a Nobel Prize (6) ____________, said: "If [there was] (7) ____________ disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very (8) ____________ to not award them the prize."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
secure
shook
down
issues
deal
historic
ever
promised

The (9) ____________ meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim will go (10) ____________ in history as a key event of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time (11) ____________ that a sitting U.S. President and a North Korean leader have met. The two men (12) ____________ hands, met in private, had lunch together, and signed an agreement that (13) ____________ a better future together. Some people say the two leaders do not deserve the prize. They say that the world is less (14) ____________ because President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and destabilized the Iran nuclear (15) ____________. The critics also point to human rights (16) ____________ in North Korea. Other people say South Korean President Moon Jae-in deserves the prize.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could be ______ Nobel Peace Prize
     a.  in lines for a
     b.  in lined for a
     c.  in line for a
     d.  inline for a
2)  The two leaders have a chance of winning the award ______ meeting
     a.  after their history
     b.  after their historian
     c.  after their historian's
     d.  after their historic
3)  companies have cut their odds on one or both of them getting the ______
     a.  prestigious prize
     b.  press ticklish prize
     c.  press stage as prize
     d.  particulars prize
4)  North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping ______
     a.  this war games
     b.  its swore games
     c.  it swore games
     d.  its war games
5)  If there was real disarmament on the ______
     a.  Korean particular
     b.  Korean pen insular
     c.  Korean penning solar
     d.  Korean peninsula

6)  go down in history as a key event ______ twenty-first century
     a.  of the late
     b.  of the early
     c.  of the fast
     d.  of the morn
7)  The two men shook hands, met in private, had lunch together, ______ agreement
     a.  and sign dead
     b.  and signed and
     c.  and signed an
     d.  and sign Dan
8)  They say that the world ______
     a.  is lesser secure
     b.  is lest secure
     c.  is let's secure
     d.  is less secure
9) Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and destabilized ______
     a.  the Iran nuclear dealt
     b.  the Iran nuclear deal
     c.  the Iran nuclear dealer
     d.  the Iran nuclear dealing
10)  Other people say South Korean President Moon Jae-in ______
     a.  deserves the prize
     b.  deserves a prize
     c.  deserves appraise
     d.  deserves a price

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could (1) ___________________ for a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders have a (2) ___________________ the award after their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. Betting companies have (3) ___________________ on one or both of them getting the prestigious prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone or (4) ___________________ a team. North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping its "war games" with South Korea would definitely make the (5) ___________________ place. Asle Sveen, a Nobel Prize historian, said: "If [there was] real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult (6) ___________________ them the prize."

The historic meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim will go (7) ___________________ as a key event of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever (8) ___________________ U.S. President and a North Korean leader have met. The two men shook hands, met in private, had lunch together, and (9) ___________________ that promised a better future together. Some people say the two leaders do not deserve the prize. They say that the world (10) ___________________ because President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and destabilized the Iran nuclear deal. The (11) ___________________ to human rights issues in North Korea. Other people say South Korean President Moon Jae-in (12) ___________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. What could Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un be in line for?
  2. What historic thing happened on Tuesday?
  3. What are the odds of Donald Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize?
  4. What does North Korea want the USA to stop?
  5. Who is Asle Sveen?
  6. What kind of event did the article call the meeting?
  7. What did the two men shake?
  8. What did the two men promise together?
  9. What did President Donald Trump withdraw from?
  10. Who do some people say should win the Nobel Peace Prize?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What could Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un be in line for?
a) the soccer World Cup
b) some tickets
c) a meal
d) the Nobel Peace Prize
2) What historic thing happened on Tuesday?
a) a big hug
b) a meeting
c) a peace treaty
d) the end of a war
3) What are the odds of Donald Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize?
a) 25/1
b) 1/2
c) 3/1
d) 2/1
4) What does North Korea want the USA to stop?
a) pretending
b) Donald Trump
c) war games
d) talking
5) Who is Asle Sveen?
a) a North Korean defector
b) the Nobel chairperson
c) a negotiator
d) a historian

6) What kind of event did the article call the meeting?
a) a keynote event
b) a keyed event
c) a key event
d) a low-key
7) What did the two men shake?
a) hands
b) a leg
c) a peace branch
d) a pole
8) What did the two men promise together?
a) to cook together
b) to build hotels
c) a better future
d) to have a coffee
9) What did President Donald Trump withdraw from?
a) an agriculture agreement
b) a climate agreement
c) an arms agreement
d) a trade agreement
10) Who do some people say should win the Nobel Peace Prize?
a) South Korea's leader
b) Angela Merkel
c) World Food Programme
d) European Court of Human Rights

Role play

Role  A – Donald Trump
You think Donald Trump is the best world leader. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their leaders. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel or King Mswati III.

Role  B – Kim Jong-un
You think Kim Jong-un is the best world leader. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their leaders. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Donald Trump, Angela Merkel or King Mswati III.

Role  C – Angela Merkel
You think Angela Merkel is the best world leader. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their leaders. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump or King Mswati III.

Role  D – King Mswati III
You think King Mswati III is the best world leader. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their leaders. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel or Donald Trump.

After reading / listening

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

'peace'

  • ________________
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  • and 'prize'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • key
    • sitting
    • hands
    • less
    • issues
    • say
    • line
    • meeting
    • cut
    • alone
    • games
    • difficult




    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 - Trump and Kim Jong-un could get the Nobel Peace Prize

    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 'peace'?
    3. Should the two leaders win the Nobel Peace Prize?
    4. How would you feel if they won the prize?
    5. How great would it be if North Korea denuclearized?
    6. What do you think of the two leaders?
    7. Should the "war games" on the Korean Peninsular end?
    8. How will US-North Korea relations go from here?
    9. Who would you give the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to?
    10. Has Donald Trump made the world a safer place?

    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 'prize'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What advice do you have for President Trump?
    5. What advice do you have for Chairman Kim?
    6. How important will the two leaders' meeting be in history?
    7. How similar and different are President Trump and Chairman Kim?
    8. What did you think of the meeting in Singapore?
    9. Should South Korean President Moon Jae-in get the prize
    10. What questions would you like to ask the two leaders?

    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)

    U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could be in (1) ____ for a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders have a (2) ____ of winning the award after their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. Betting companies have cut their (3) ____ on one or both of them getting the prestigious prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone or (4) ____ part of a team. North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping its "war games" with South Korea would (5) ____ make the world a safer place. Asle Sveen, a Nobel Prize historian, said: "If [there was] real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult to not (6) ____ them the prize."

    The historic meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim will go (7) ____ in history as a key event of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever that a (8) ____ U.S. President and a North Korean leader have met. The two men shook hands, met (9) ____ private, had lunch together, and signed an agreement that promised a better future together. Some people say the two leaders do not (10) ____ the prize. They say that the world is less secure because President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and destabilized the Iran nuclear deal. The critics also (11) ____ to human rights issues in North Korea. Other people say South Korean President Moon Jae-in deserves (12) ____ prize.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     lime     (b)     line     (c)     rhyme     (d)     rein    
    2. (a)     course     (b)     charts     (c)     choice     (d)     chance    
    3. (a)     evens     (b)     odds     (c)     strangers     (d)     numbers    
    4. (a)     was     (b)     has     (c)     as     (d)     is    
    5. (a)     definitely     (b)     definite     (c)     define     (d)     definition    
    6. (a)     award     (b)     ward     (c)     forward     (d)     reward    
    7. (a)     under     (b)     over     (c)     up     (d)     down    
    8. (a)     sitting     (b)     standing     (c)     kneeling     (d)     lying    
    9. (a)     at     (b)     in     (c)     as     (d)     on    
    10. (a)     reserve     (b)     conserve     (c)     deserve     (d)     preserve    
    11. (a)     pant     (b)     paint     (c)     point     (d)     pint    
    12. (a)     them     (b)     the     (c)     then     (d)     their

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  agreement that promised a better future together. Some people say the two leaders do not deserve
    (...)  games" with South Korea would definitely make the world a safer place. Asle Sveen, a Nobel Prize historian, said: "If [there was]
    (...)  meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. Betting companies have cut their odds on one or both
    (...)  The historic meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim will go down in history as a key
    (...)  rights issues in North Korea. Other people say South Korean President Moon Jae-in deserves the prize.
    (...)  the prize. They say that the world is less secure because President Trump withdrew
    (...)  of them getting the prestigious prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone or as part of a
    (...)  for a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders have a chance of winning the award after their historic
    1  ) U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could be in line
    (...)  team. North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping its "war
    (...)  from the Paris Climate Agreement and destabilized the Iran nuclear deal. The critics also point to human
    (...)  real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult to not award them the prize."
    (...)  event of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever that a sitting U.S. President and a North Korean
    (...)  leader have met. The two men shook hands, met in private, had lunch together, and signed an

    Put the words in the right order

    1. Prize   .   in   a   Peace   line   for   Be   Nobel
    2. the   Winning   meeting   .   after   their   award   historic
    3. prize   .   getting   the   them   Both   prestigious   of
    4. a   make   the   safer   Definitely   world   place   .
    5. prize   .   difficult   them   Very   to   award   the   not
    6. A   the   event   of   twenty-first   century   .   early   key
    7. agreement   that   a   An   promised   future   .   better
    8. The   the   not   deserve   leaders   do   two   prize   .
    9. secure   .   say   that   is   world   the   less   They
    10. point   to   human   rights   The   issues   .   also   critics

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could be in line / rein for a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders have a chance of winning / winner the award after their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. Betting companies have out / cut their odds on one or both of them getting / get the prestigious prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone / lonely or as part of a team. North Korea giving down / up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping its "war games" with South Korea would definite / definitely make the world a safer place. Asle Sveen, a Nobel Prize historian, said: "If [there was] really / real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficulty / difficult to not award them the prize / prized."

    The historic / history meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim will go / gone down in history as a key event of the late / early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever that a sitting / sat U.S. President and a North Korean leader have met. The two men shaken / shook hands, met in private, had lunch together, and signed an agreement that promised a better future / past together. Some people say the two leaders do not deserve / reserve the prize. They say that the world is less secure because President Trump withdrew from a / the Paris Climate Agreement and destabilized the Iran nuclear deal. The critics / criticism also point to human rights issues in North Korea. Other / Another people say South Korean President Moon Jae-in deserves the prize.

    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)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    us president donald trump and north korean supreme leader kim jongun could be in line for a nobel peace prize the two leaders have a chance of winning the award after their historic meeting in singapore on tuesday betting companies have cut their odds on one or both of them getting the prestigious prize president trump is now 21 to get it either alone or as part of a team north korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the usa stopping its war games with south korea would definitely make the world a safer place asle sveen a nobel prize historian said if there was real disarmament on the korean peninsula it would be very difficult to not award them the prize

    the historic meeting between president trump and chairman kim will go down in history as a key event of the early twentyfirst century it was the first time ever that a sitting us president and a north korean leader have met the two men shook hands met in private had lunch together and signed an agreement that promised a better future together some people say the two leaders do not deserve the prize they say that the world is less secure because president trump withdrew from the paris climate agreement and destabilized the iran nuclear deal the critics also point to human rights issues in north korea other people say south korean president moon jaein deserves the prize

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    U.S.PresidentDonaldTrumpandNorthKoreanSupremeLeaderKimJon
    g-uncouldbeinlineforaNobelPeacePrize.Thetwoleadershaveachance
    ofwinningtheawardaftertheirhistoricmeetinginSingaporeonTuesday
    .Bettingcompanieshavecuttheiroddsononeorbothofthemgettingthe
    prestigiousprize.PresidentTrumpisnow2/1togetit,eitheraloneorasp
    artofateam.NorthKoreagivingupitsnuclearweaponsandtheUSAstop
    pingits"wargames"withSouthKoreawoulddefinitelymaketheworldas
    aferplace.AsleSveen,aNobelPrizehistorian,said:"If[therewas]realdi
    sarmamentontheKoreanpeninsula,itwouldbeverydifficulttonotawar
    dthemtheprize."ThehistoricmeetingbetweenPresidentTrumpandCh
    airmanKimwillgodowninhistoryaskeyeventoftheearlytwenty-firstc
    entury.ItwasthefirsttimeeverthatasittingU.S.PresidentandaNorthK
    oreanleaderhavemet.Thetwomenshookhands,metinprivate,hadlun
    chtogether,andsignedanagreementthatpromisedabetterfuturetoge
    ther.Somepeoplesaythetwoleadersdonotdeservetheprize.Theysayt
    hattheworldislesssecurebecausePresidentTrumpwithdrewfromtheP
    arisClimateAgreementanddestabilizedtheIrannucleardeal.Thecritic
    salsopointtohumanrightsissuesinNorthKorea.OtherpeoplesaySouth
    KoreanPresidentMoonJae-indeservestheprize.

    Free writing

    Write about Nobel Peace Prize for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    What are the reasons for and against Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un getting a Nobel Peace Prize?

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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. NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: Make a poster about Nobel Peace Prize. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. TRUMP & KIM JONG-UN: Write a magazine article about Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un getting the Nobel Peace Prize. 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 Nobel Peace Prize. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on who should get this year's prize. 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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