The Reading / Listening - Imran Khan - Level 3

The new prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has made many promises to change his country. Mr Khan gave a speech on television on Sunday just one day after being sworn in as Pakistan's new leader. He spoke about improving his country's international image. In his speech, Khan vowed to improve relations with Pakistan's neighbours India and Afghanistan. He also said he would work on repairing ties with the United States. Relations between Pakistan and the USA have worsened in the past few years because the USA accused Pakistan of helping terrorists. Khan also promised to create millions of jobs, reform health and education, help the poor, develop opportunities for young people and fight corruption.



Imran Khan, 65, is a hugely popular figure in Pakistan. He is greatly loved for being one of his country's greatest ever cricketers. He made his international debut at the age of 18 and went on to captain Pakistan to the country's only Cricket World Cup victory, in 1992. Khan retired from cricket that same year. In April 1996, he entered politics and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. This is the Pakistan Movement for Justice. He won a seat in Pakistan's National Assembly in October 2002. In the 2013 elections, his party won the second largest number of votes, making Khan a powerful politician and possible future leader. His party won the largest number of seats in last month's election.

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    Imran Khan - Level 0 Imran Khan - Level 1   or  Imran Khan - Level 2

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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Warm-ups

1. PAKISTAN POLITICS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Pakistan politics. 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?
       prime minister / promises / change / international image / relations / education / fight
       popular / debut / captain / victory / politics / justice / elections / powerful / seats
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. HONEST: Students A strongly believe national leaders are honest; Students B strongly believe they aren't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. RELATIONS: What are your country's relations with these countries like? Complete this table and share what you wrote with your partner(s). Change partners often.

 

Relations

History

The USA

 

 

China

 

 

India

 

 

Japan

 

 

Iran

 

 

Your neighbours

 

 

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5. PROMISES: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "promises". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. CHANGES: Rank these with your partner. Put the biggest things to change in your country at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • army
  • policing
  • energy
  • international relations
  • education
  • taxes
  • health
  • environment

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. speech a. Said that someone has done something wrong.
      2. sworn in b. The action of someone taking a position in government or in another important position by making a formal promise.
      3. improve c. The way in which two or more people, countries, or organizations feel about and behave toward each other.
      4. relations d. A formal talk to people about something important.
      5. ties e. Dishonest or illegal conduct by people in power, usually involving bribery.
      6. accused f. Make or become better.
      7. corruption g. Things that unite, link or join people together.

    Paragraph 2

      8. hugely h. The first public appearance of a new product or presentation of a show in the theatre.
      9. popular i. A person who is important or famous in some way.
      10. figure j. The choices made when choosing a new leader.
      11. debut k. Very much; to a great extent.
      12. politics l. Liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group.
      13. votes m. A place in an elected government or other body.
      14. seats n. The activities linked with how a country or other area, especially the debates or arguments between people or parties having (or hoping to achieve) power.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The article said Imran Khan made 27 promises to Pakistani people.     T / F
  2. Imran Khan gave a speech online to tell people about his promises.     T / F
  3. Imran Khan wants to improve ties with Afghanistan, India and the USA.  T / F
  4. Mr Khan said he wanted to create over 10 million new jobs.     T / F
  5. Mr Khan first played cricket for Pakistan when he was 18 years old.     T / F
  6. Imran Khan stopped playing cricket in 1992.     T / F
  7. Imran Khan won a local election in 2002 to become an elected politician. T / F
  8. Khan's party won the second largest number of seats in July's election.    T / F

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

  1. promises
  2. speech
  3. improving
  4. ties
  5. opportunities
  6. hugely
  7. victory
  8. retired
  9. powerful
  10. largest
  1. making better
  2. biggest
  3. links
  4. win
  5. stopped working
  6. pledges
  7. chances
  8. strong
  9. address
  10. enormously

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

  1. made many promises to
  2. being sworn
  3. in the past
  4. develop opportunities
  5. fight
  6. a hugely popular
  7. He made his international
  8. Khan retired
  9. In the 2013
  10. His party won the largest
  1. debut
  2. corruption
  3. figure
  4. number of seats
  5. change his country
  6. from cricket
  7. for young people
  8. elections
  9. in
  10. few years

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
relations
accused
sworn
fight
speech
millions
image
ties

The new prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has made many promises to change his country. Mr Khan gave a (1) ____________ on television on Sunday just one day after being (2) ____________ in as Pakistan's new leader. He spoke about improving his country's international (3) ____________. In his speech, Khan vowed to improve (4) ____________ with Pakistan's neighbours India and Afghanistan. He also said he would work on repairing (5) ____________ with the United States. Relations between Pakistan and the USA have worsened in the past few years because the USA (6) ____________ Pakistan of helping terrorists. Khan also promised to create (7) ____________ of jobs, reform health and education, help the poor, develop opportunities for young people and (8) ____________ corruption.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
retired
seat
hugely
won
debut
number
ever
politics

Imran Khan, 65, is a (9) ____________ popular figure in Pakistan. He is greatly loved for being one of his country's greatest (10) ____________ cricketers. He made his international (11) ____________ at the age of 18 and went on to captain Pakistan to the country's only Cricket World Cup victory, in 1992. Khan (12) ____________ from cricket that same year. In April 1996, he entered (13) ____________ and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. This is the Pakistan Movement for Justice. He won a (14) ____________ in Pakistan's National Assembly in October 2002. In the 2013 elections, his party (15) ____________ the second largest number of votes, making Khan a powerful politician and possible future leader. His party won the largest (16) ____________ of seats in last month's election.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Mr Khan gave a speech on television on Sunday just one day ______ in
     a.  after being swore
     b.  after being swarm
     c.  after being swore
     d.  after being sworn
2)  He also said he would work on repairing ______ United States
     a.  times with the
     b.  tiers with the
     c.  ties with the
     d.  tiles with the
3)  ... the USA have worsened in the past few years because ______ Pakistan
     a.  the USA accused
     b.  the USA accosted
     c.  the USA accused
     d.  the USA accuse
4)  Khan also promised to create millions of jobs, reform ______
     a.  health end education
     b.  health and education
     c.  healthy and education
     d.  hell and education
5)  help the poor, develop opportunities for young people ______
     a.  and fight corruption
     b.  and flight corruption
     c.  and fright corruption
     d.  and fit corruption

6)  Imran Khan, 65, is a hugely popular ______
     a.  figuring Pakistan
     b.  figure in Pakistan
     c.  figure on Pakistan
     d.  figured in Pakistan
7)  He is greatly loved for being one of his country's ______ cricketers
     a.  great its ever
     b.  greatest ever
     c.  greatest even
     d.  grey test ever
8)  This is the Pakistan Movement ______
     a.  for Justice
     b.  four Justice
     c.  form Justice
     d.  from Justice
9)  In the 2013 elections, his party won the second largest ______
     a.  number of votes
     b.  numeral of votes
     c.  numb bar of votes
     d.  numbered of votes
10)  His party won the largest number of seats in ______
     a.  last month's elation
     b.  last month's selection
     c.  last month's election
     d.  last month selection

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The new prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has made many promises to change his country. Mr Khan (1) ___________________ on television on Sunday just one day after (2) ___________________ as Pakistan's new leader. He spoke about improving his country's international image. In his speech, Khan (3) ___________________ relations with Pakistan's neighbours India and Afghanistan. He also said he would work (4) ___________________ with the United States. Relations between Pakistan and the USA have worsened in the (5) ___________________ because the USA accused Pakistan of helping terrorists. Khan also promised to create millions of jobs, reform health and education, (6) ___________________, develop opportunities for young people and fight corruption.

Imran Khan, 65, is a (7) ___________________ in Pakistan. He is greatly loved for being one of his country's greatest ever cricketers. He made his international (8) ___________________ age of 18 and went on to captain Pakistan to the country's only Cricket World Cup victory, in 1992. Khan retired from cricket (9) ___________________. In April 1996, he entered politics and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. This is the Pakistan Movement for Justice. He (10) ___________________ in Pakistan's National Assembly in October 2002. In the 2013 elections, (11) ___________________ the second largest number of votes, making Khan a powerful politician and possible future leader. His party won (12) ___________________ of seats in last month's election.

Comprehension questions

  1. How many promises did Imran Khan make?
  2. How long after becoming prime minister did Khan make his speech?
  3. Who does Imran Khan want to improve ties with?
  4. What did the article say the USA accused Pakistan of doing?
  5. What did Imran Khan say he wanted to fight?
  6. How old is Imran Khan?
  7. When did Imran Khan make his international cricketing debut?
  8. When did Imran Khan enter politics?
  9. When did Imran Khan win a seat in Pakistan's National Assembly?
  10. When did Imran Khan's party win the second largest number of votes?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How many promises did Imran Khan make?
a) 7
b) 18
c) a lot
d) 256
2) How long after becoming prime minister did Khan make his speech?
a) one day
b) two days
c) three days
d) four days
3) Who does Imran Khan want to improve ties with?
a) Angola
b) the USA
c) Japan
d) Chile
4) What did the article say the USA accused Pakistan of doing?
a) corruption
b) fighting wars
c) rigging elections
d) helping terrorists
5) What did Imran Khan say he wanted to fight?
a) pollution
b) terrorism
c) corruption
d) cricket

6) How old is Imran Khan?
a) 56
b) 65
c) 76
d) 67
7) When did Imran Khan make his international cricketing debut?
a) after he became famous
b) aged 32
c) in junior high school
d) at the age of 18
8) When did Imran Khan enter politics?
a) 1992
b) 1996
c) 2002
d) 2006
9) When did Imran Khan win a seat in Pakistan's National Assembly?
a) 1996
b) 2002
c) 2006
d) 2010
10) When did Imran Khan's party win the second largest number of votes?
a) 2013
b) 2010
c) 2006
d) 2002

Role play

Role  A – Taxation
You think taxation is the most important thing to change in your country. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which one of these does not need changing: healthcare, policing or international relations.

Role  B – Healthcare
You think healthcare is the most important thing to change in your country. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which one of these does not need changing: taxation, policing or international relations.

Role  C – Policing
You think policing is the most important thing to change in your country. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which one of these does not need changing: healthcare, taxation or international relations.

Role  D – International Relations
You think international relations is the most important thing to change in your country. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which one of these does not need changing: healthcare, policing or taxation.

After reading / listening

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

'prime'

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  • and 'minister'.

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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:

    • greatly
    • age
    • same
    • seat
    • largest
    • number
    • change
    • as
    • vowed
    • ties
    • past
    • create




    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 - New Pakistan prime minister makes many promises

    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 'election'?
    3. What are the most important issues when people vote?
    4. What do you know about Imran Khan?
    5. What problems is Imran Khan facing?
    6. Would you be a good leader?
    7. What would you do if you were leader of your country?
    8. How are your country's relations with its neighbours?
    9. Do you think Imran Khan will keep his promises?
    10. What advice do you have for Imran Khan?

    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 'prime minister'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of your leader?
    5. How can a leader create millions of jobs?
    6. Who is the most popular figure in your country?
    7. What do you think of politics in your country?
    8. Who is the world's greatest leader in power today?
    9. Who is the world's greatest ever leader in history?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Imran Khan?

    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 new prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has made (1) ____ promises to change his country. Mr Khan gave a speech (2) ____ television on Sunday just one day after being sworn in as Pakistan's new leader. He spoke about improving his country's international (3) ____. In his speech, Khan vowed to improve relations with Pakistan's neighbours India and Afghanistan. He also said he would work (4) ____ repairing ties with the United States. Relations between Pakistan and the USA have worsened in the (5) ____ few years because the USA accused Pakistan of helping terrorists. Khan also promised to create millions of jobs, reform health and education, help (6) ____ poor, develop opportunities for young people and fight corruption.

    Imran Khan, 65, is a hugely (7) ____ figure in Pakistan. He is greatly loved for being one of his country's greatest ever cricketers. He made his international debut (8) ____ the age of 18 and went on to captain Pakistan to the country's only Cricket World Cup victory, in 1992. Khan (9) ____ from cricket that same year. In April 1996, he entered politics and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. This is the Pakistan Movement for Justice. He won a (10) ____ in Pakistan's National Assembly in October 2002. In the 2013 elections, his party won the second (11) ____ number of votes, making Khan a powerful politician and possible future leader. His party won the largest number of seats (12) ____ last month's election.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     much     (b)     many     (c)     most     (d)     any    
    2. (a)     at     (b)     in     (c)     of     (d)     on    
    3. (a)     imagine     (b)     image     (c)     imagination     (d)     imagining    
    4. (a)     of     (b)     as     (c)     on     (d)     to    
    5. (a)     past     (b)     parsed     (c)     pasted     (d)     passed    
    6. (a)     the     (b)     an     (c)     a     (d)     them    
    7. (a)     poplar     (b)     popularity     (c)     popularize     (d)     popular    
    8. (a)     at     (b)     on     (c)     of     (d)     as    
    9. (a)     retard     (b)     retired     (c)     retread     (d)     retried    
    10. (a)     chair     (b)     stool     (c)     seat     (d)     sofa    
    11. (a)     largesse     (b)     large     (c)     largest     (d)     lagers    
    12. (a)     on     (b)     in     (c)     as     (d)     to

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  country. Mr Khan gave a speech on television on Sunday just one day after being sworn in
    (...)  as Pakistan's new leader. He spoke about improving his country's international image. In his speech, Khan vowed
    (...)  to improve relations with Pakistan's neighbours India and Afghanistan. He also said he would work
    (...)  won the second largest number of votes, making Khan a powerful politician and possible future
    (...)  on repairing ties with the United States. Relations between Pakistan and the USA have worsened in the past few
    (...)  Imran Khan, 65, is a hugely popular figure in Pakistan. He is greatly loved for being one of his country's greatest
    (...)  ever cricketers. He made his international debut at the age of 18 and went on to captain Pakistan to the country's
    (...)  leader. His party won the largest number of seats in last month's election.
    (...)  of jobs, reform health and education, help the poor, develop opportunities for young people and fight corruption.
    (...)  years because the USA accused Pakistan of helping terrorists. Khan also promised to create millions
    (...)  only Cricket World Cup victory, in 1992. Khan retired from cricket that same year. In April 1996, he entered politics
    1  ) The new prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has made many promises to change his
    (...)  and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. This is the Pakistan Movement for Justice. He won a
    (...)  seat in Pakistan's National Assembly in October 2002. In the 2013 elections, his party

    Put the words in the right order

    1. made   promises   to   his   country   .   Khan   has   change
    2. Pakistan's   After   new   leader   .   in   sworn   being   as
    3. relations   .   improve   Khan   vowed   to   speech,   his   In
    4. also   of   promised   create   jobs   .   millions   to   Khan
    5. opportunities   corruption   .   fight   people   Develop   for   young   and
    6. popular   is   Pakistan   .   a   Khan   figure   in   hugely
    7. country's   of   greatest   ever   Being   cricketers   .   his   one
    8. cricket   same   retired   year   .   Khan   from   that
    9. Pakistan's   National   a   in   seat   won   He   Assembly   .
    10. number   won   the   seats   .   largest   party   His   of

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The new prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has made many / much promises to change his country. Mr Khan gave / give a speech on television on Sunday just one day after being sworn on / in as Pakistan's new leader. He spoke about improving his country's international picture / image. In his speech, Khan vowed to improve relations at / with Pakistan's neighbours India and Afghanistan. He also said he would work on repairing ties / times with the United States. Relations among / between Pakistan and the USA have worsened in the past few years because the USA accosted / accused Pakistan of helping terrorists. Khan also promised to create / grate millions of jobs, reform health and education, help the poor, develop opportunities for young people and fight corruption / contraption.

    Imran Khan, 65, is a hugely popularity / popular figure in Pakistan. He is greatly loved / loves for being one of his country's greatest ever / even cricketers. He made his international debutante / debut at the age of 18 and went on to captain Pakistan to the country's only Cricket World Cup winner / victory, in 1992. Khan retired from cricket that same year. In April 1996, he entered politics and floundered / founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. This is the Pakistan Movement for Justice. He won a seat / chair in Pakistan's National Assembly in October 2002. On / In the 2013 elections, his party won the second largest number of votes, making Khan a powerful politician but / and possible future leader. His party won the largest number of seats in last month's election / electorate.

    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

    the new prime minister of pakistan imran khan has made many promises to change his country mr khan gave a speech on television on sunday just one day after being sworn in as pakistans new leader he spoke about improving his countrys international image in his speech khan vowed to improve relations with pakistans neighbours india and afghanistan he also said he would work on repairing ties with the united states relations between pakistan and the usa have worsened in the past few years because the usa accused pakistan of helping terrorists khan also promised to create millions of jobs reform health and education help the poor develop opportunities for young people and fight corruption

    imran khan 65 is a hugely popular figure in pakistan he is greatly loved for being one of his countrys greatest ever cricketers he made his international debut at the age of 18 and went on to captain pakistan to the countrys only cricket world cup victory in 1992 khan retired from cricket that same year in april 1996 he entered politics and founded the pakistan tehreekeinsaf party this is the pakistan movement for justice he won a seat in pakistans national assembly in october 2002 in the 2013 elections his party won the second largest number of votes making khan a powerful politician and possible future leader his party won the largest number of seats in last months election.

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    ThenewprimeministerofPakistan,ImranKhan,hasmademanypromis
    estochangehiscountry.MrKhangaveaspeechontelevisiononSundayj
    ustonedayafterbeingsworninasPakistan'snewleader.Hespokeabouti
    mprovinghiscountry'sinternationalimage.Inhisspeech,Khanvowedt
    oimproverelationswithPakistan'sneighboursIndiaandAfghanistan.H
    ealsosaidhewouldworkonrepairingtieswiththeUnitedStates.Relation
    sbetweenPakistanandtheUSAhaveworsenedinthepastfewyearsbeca
    usetheUSAaccusedPakistanofhelpingterrorists.Khanalsopromisedt
    ocreatemillionsofjobs,reformhealthandeducation,helpthepoor,deve
    lopopportunitiesforyoungpeopleandfightcorruption.ImranKhan,65,
    isahugelypopularfigureinPakistan.Heisgreatlylovedforbeingoneofhi
    scountry'sgreatestevercricketers.Hemadehisinternationaldebutatt
    heageof18andwentontocaptainPakistantothecountry'sonlyCricket
    WorldCupvictory,in1992.Khanretiredfromcricketthatsameyear.InA
    pril1996,heenteredpoliticsandfoundedthePakistanTehreek-e-Insaf
    party.ThisisthePakistanMovementforJustice.HewonaseatinPakistan
    'sNationalAssemblyinOctober2002.Inthe2013elections,hispartywo
    nthesecondlargestnumberofvotes,makingKhanapowerfulpoliticiana
    ndpossiblefutureleader.Hispartywonthelargestnumberofseatsinlast
    month'selection.

    Free writing

    Write about Imran Khan for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    It is impossible for a country's leader to keep his/her promises. 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. PAKISTAN POLITICS: Make a poster about Pakistan politics. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. IMRAN KHAN'S PROMISES: Write a magazine article about Imran Khan's promises. Include imaginary interviews with people who think he can keep his promises and with people who think he can't.
    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 Pakistan politics. Ask him/her three questions about Pakistan. Give him/her three of your ideas on how Imran Khan can keep his promises. 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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