The Reading / Listening - Imran Khan - Level 1

Pakistan's new prime minister promised to change his country. Imran Khan gave a speech a day after becoming the new leader. He said he would improve his country's image by improving relations with neighbours India and Afghanistan, and with the United States. Relations between Pakistan and the USA have worsened because of terrorism. Khan promised to create millions of jobs, improve health and education, and fight corruption.



Imran Khan, 65, is very popular in Pakistan. He is one of Pakistan's greatest ever cricketers. He made his international debut aged 18. He later captained Pakistan to Cricket World Cup glory in 1992. In 1996, he founded his political party. He won a seat in Pakistan's government in October 2002. In 2013, his party won the second largest number of votes. This made Khan a powerful politician. 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. promised to change
  2. Khan gave a
  3. improving relations
  4. Relations between
  5. worsened because
  6. create millions
  7. improve health
  8. fight
  1. and education
  2. with neighbours
  3. corruption
  4. speech
  5. of jobs
  6. Pakistan and the USA
  7. of terrorism
  8. his country

Paragraph 2

  1. He is one of Pakistan's greatest
  2. He made his international
  3. Cricket World Cup
  4. he founded his political
  5. He won a seat in Pakistan's
  6. the second largest
  7. This made Khan a powerful
  8. His party won the
  1. glory
  2. politician
  3. party
  4. most seats
  5. number of votes
  6. debut
  7. government
  8. ever cricketers

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Pakistan's new prime minister (1) ___________________ his country. Imran Khan (2) ___________________ a day after becoming the new leader. He said (3) ___________________ his country's image by improving relations with neighbours India and Afghanistan, (4) ___________________ United States. Relations between Pakistan and the USA (5) ___________________ of terrorism. Khan promised to create millions of jobs, improve health and education, (6) ___________________.

Imran Khan, 65, (7) ___________________ in Pakistan. He is one of Pakistan's greatest ever cricketers. (8) ___________________ international debut aged 18. He later captained Pakistan to Cricket World Cup (9) ___________________. In 1996, he founded his political party. He (10) ___________________ in Pakistan's government in October 2002. In 2013, his party won the second largest (11) ___________________. This made Khan a powerful politician. His party (12) ___________________ seats in July's election.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Pakistan'snewprimeministerpromisedtochangehiscountry.ImranKh
angaveaspeechadayafterbecomingthenewleader.Hesaidhewouldim
provehiscountry'simagebyimprovingrelationswithneighboursIndiaa
ndAfghanistan,andwiththeUnitedStates.RelationsbetweenPakistan
andtheUSAhaveworsenedbecauseofterrorism.Khanpromisedtocrea
temillionsofjobs,improvehealthandeducation,andfightcorruption.I
mranKhan,65,isverypopularinPakistan.HeisoneofPakistan'sgreates
tevercricketers.Hemadehisinternationaldebutaged18.Helatercaptai
nedPakistantoCricketWorldCupgloryin1992.In1996,hefoundedhisp
oliticalparty.HewonaseatinPakistan'sgovernmentinOctober2002.In
2013,hispartywonthesecondlargestnumberofvotes.ThismadeKhan
apowerfulpolitician.HispartywonthemostseatsinJuly'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

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Free writing

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