The Reading / Listening - God - Level 0

The Philippines' President Duterte will resign if anyone can prove that God exists. He often upsets people. He made people angry by calling God stupid. He questioned why sin can only be removed from children by paying the Catholic Church. He wants a picture that a human was "able to talk to and see God".



His opponents called him evil. They said he lied and had no heart. Mr Duterte says he believes in God. He said: "There is a universal mind...which controls the universe." He is very popular in the Philippines. He is fighting a war on drugs. Hundreds of people died. He has agreed to meet religious leaders for talks.

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Sources
  • http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/07/07/philippines-duterte-vows-to-resign-if-anybody-can-prove-god-exists.html
  • http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/07/07/Rodrigo-Duterte-Christian-God-exists-resign.html
  • https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/07/07/1831416/duterte-show-me-proof-god-exists-and-ill-resign


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. resign if anyone can prove
  2. He often
  3. He made people
  4. He questioned
  5. sin can only be removed
  6. paying
  7. He wants a
  8. able to talk to and
  1. why
  2. picture
  3. upsets people
  4. see God
  5. angry
  6. that God exists
  7. from children
  8. the Catholic Church

Paragraph 2

  1. His opponents called
  2. Mr Duterte says he believes
  3. a universal mind which
  4. He is very popular
  5. He is fighting a
  6. Hundreds of people
  7. He has agreed to
  8. religious
  1. died
  2. in the Philippines
  3. leaders
  4. in God
  5. meet
  6. him evil
  7. war on drugs
  8. controls the universe

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Philippines' President Duterte (1) ___________________ anyone can prove (2) ___________________. He often upsets people. He made (3) ___________________ calling God stupid. He questioned (4) ___________________ only be removed from children (5) ___________________ Catholic Church. He wants a picture that a human was "able (6) ___________________ and see God".

His opponents (7) ___________________. They said he lied and had no heart. Mr Duterte (8) ___________________ in God. He said: "There is (9) ___________________...which controls the universe." He is (10) ___________________ the Philippines. He is fighting a (11) ___________________. Hundreds of people died. He has agreed to meet religious (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThePhilippines'PresidentDutertewillresignifanyonecanprovethatGo
dexists.Heoftenupsetspeople.HemadepeopleangrybycallingGodstu
pid.Hequestionedwhysincanonlyberemovedfromchildrenbypayingt
heCatholicChurch.Hewantsapicturethatahumanwas"abletotalktoan
dseeGod".Hisopponentscalledhimevil.Theysaidheliedandhadnohea
rt.MrDutertesayshebelievesinGod.Hesaid:"Thereisauniversalmind..
.whichcontrolstheuniverse."HeisverypopularinthePhilippines.Heisfi
ghtingawarondrugs.Hundredsofpeopledied.Hehasagreedtomeetreli
giousleadersfortalks.

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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