The Reading / Listening - Imran Khan - Level 0

Pakistan's new prime minister promised to change his country. Imran Khan wants to have better relations with neighbours India and Afghanistan. He also wants better relations with the United States. Mr Khan also promised to create millions of jobs, improve health and education, and fight corruption.



Imran Khan, 65, is very popular in Pakistan because of cricket. He captained Pakistan to win the 1992 Cricket World Cup final. In 1996, he started his political party. He won a seat in Pakistan's government in 2002. In 2013, his party won the second largest number of votes. His party won the most seats in July's election.

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Sources
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-politics-khan/new-pakistan-pm-khan-calls-for-austerity-wants-bullet-proof-cars-sold-idUSKCN1L40MZ
  • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/imran-khan-vows-cut-government-expenses-tackle-corruption-180819182720963.html
  • https://www.dawn.com/news/1427995


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Pakistan's new
  2. promised to change his
  3. Khan wants to have better
  4. neighbours India and
  5. better relations
  6. create millions
  7. improve health
  8. fight
  1. relations
  2. and education
  3. with the United States
  4. corruption
  5. prime minister
  6. Afghanistan
  7. country
  8. of jobs

Paragraph 2

  1. popular in Pakistan because
  2. He captained
  3. the 1992 Cricket World Cup
  4. he started his political
  5. He won a seat in
  6. won the second largest
  7. His party won the most
  8. in July's
  1. number of votes
  2. of cricket
  3. seats
  4. final
  5. election
  6. Pakistan
  7. Pakistan's government
  8. party

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Pakistan's new prime minister (1) ___________________ his country. Imran Khan wants to (2) ___________________ with neighbours India and Afghanistan. He (3) ___________________ relations with the United States. Mr Khan (4) ___________________ create (5) ___________________, improve health and education, (6) ___________________.

Imran Khan, 65, (7) ___________________ in Pakistan because of cricket. He captained Pakistan (8) ___________________ 1992 Cricket World Cup final. In 1996, (9) ___________________ political party. He (10) ___________________ in Pakistan's government in 2002. In 2013, (11) ___________________ the second largest number of votes. His party won (12) ___________________ in July's election.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Pakistan'snewprimeministerpromisedtochangehiscountry.ImranKh
anwantstohavebetterrelationswithneighboursIndiaandAfghanistan.
HealsowantsbetterrelationswiththeUnitedStates.MrKhanalsopromi
sedtocreatemillionsofjobs,improvehealthandeducation,andfightcor
ruption.ImranKhan,65,isverypopularinPakistanbecauseofcricket.H
ecaptainedPakistantowinthe1992CricketWorldCupfinal.In1996,hes
tartedhispoliticalparty.HewonaseatinPakistan'sgovernmentin2002.
In2013,hispartywonthesecondlargestnumberofvotes.Hispartywont
shemostseatsinJuly'selection.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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