The Reading / Listening - Star Wars - Level 0

Good news. There will be a new Star Wars movie. It is called "The Rise of Skywalker". There is a trailer of it on YouTube. The trailer starts with the words: "Every generation has a legend." The new film has famous actors. One is Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016. Filmmakers used scenes of Ms Fisher from an older movie.



Star Wars is one of the most successful films ever. The first one was made in 1977. The company Lucasfilm made the first six movies. Disney bought it in 2012 for $4 billion. Now its value is about $65 billion. The first Star Wars movie changed how movies are made. Now many films use a lot of special effects.

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Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47915206
  • https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/official-title-new-star-wars-rise-skywalker-171431869.html
  • https://io9.gizmodo.com/in-the-jawdropping-first-trailer-for-star-wars-the-ris-1832561630


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. There will be a new Star
  2. It is called "
  3. There is a trailer of it
  4. The trailer starts
  5. Every generation has
  6. The new film has famous
  7. One is Carrie Fisher,
  8. from an older
  1. a legend
  2. with the words
  3. movie
  4. actors
  5. Wars movie
  6. who died in 2016
  7. The Rise of Skywalker"
  8. on YouTube

Paragraph 2

  1. one of the most
  2. The first one was made
  3. Lucasfilm made the
  4. Disney bought it in 2012
  5. Now its value is about
  6. The first Star Wars
  7. changed how movies are
  8. special
  1. for $4 billion
  2. made
  3. movie
  4. effects
  5. in 1977
  6. successful films ever
  7. $65 billion
  8. first six movies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Good news. There will (1) ___________________ Star Wars movie. (2) ___________________ "The Rise of Skywalker". There is a trailer (3) ___________________ YouTube. The trailer starts with the words: "Every generation (4) ___________________." The new film (5) ___________________. One is Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016. Filmmakers used scenes of Ms Fisher (6) ___________________ movie.

Star Wars is one (7) ___________________ successful films ever. The first one (8) ___________________ 1977. The company Lucasfilm made (9) ___________________ movies. Disney bought it in 2012 for $4 billion. Now (10) ___________________ about $65 billion. The first Star Wars movie changed (11) ___________________ made. Now many films use a lot (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Goodnews.TherewillbeanewStarWarsmovie.Itiscalled"TheRiseofSk
ywalker".ThereisatrailerofitonYouTube.Thetrailerstartswiththewor
ds:"Everygenerationhasalegend."Thenewfilmhasfamousactors.On
eisCarrieFisher,whodiedin2016.FilmmakersusedscenesofMsFisherf
romanoldermovie.StarWarsisoneofthemostsuccessfulfilmsever.The
firstonewasmadein1977.ThecompanyLucasfilmmadethefirstsixmov
ies.Disneyboughtitin2012for$4billion.Nowitsvalueisabout$65billion
.ThefirstStarWarsmoviechangedhowmoviesaremade.Nowmanyfilm
susealotofspecialeffects.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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