The Reading / Listening - Star Wars - Level 1

There is good news for Star Wars fans. There will be a new movie, called "The Rise of Skywalker". There is a two-minute trailer of the movie on YouTube. It gives people an idea of what it will be like. The trailer starts with the words: "Every generation has a legend." The new film has famous actors. One is the late Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016. She will play Princess Leia. Filmmakers used scenes of Ms Fisher from an older movie.



Star Wars is one of the most successful films ever. The first one was released in 1977. The movies are still very popular today. The company Lucasfilm made the first six movies. Disney bought it in 2012 for $4 billion. Now its value is around $65 billion. The first Star Wars movie changed how movies are made. New films started to use a lot of special effects. They also had more and more action scenes.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Star Wars - Level 0 Star Wars - Level 2   or  Star Wars - Level 3

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 is good news
  2. There will be
  3. a two-minute
  4. It gives people an
  5. what it will
  6. The trailer starts
  7. Every generation
  8. from an older
  1. movie
  2. be like
  3. has a legend
  4. trailer
  5. with the words
  6. for Star Wars fans
  7. a new movie
  8. idea

Paragraph 2

  1. one of the most successful films
  2. The first one was released
  3. The movies are still very
  4. Lucasfilm made the first six
  5. Disney bought it in 2012
  6. changed how movies
  7. a lot of special
  8. more and
  1. popular today
  2. for $4 billion
  3. effects
  4. are made
  5. ever
  6. more action scenes
  7. movies
  8. in 1977

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is (1) ___________________ Star Wars fans. There will be (2) ___________________, called "The Rise of Skywalker". There is a two-minute trailer of (3) ___________________ YouTube. It gives people an idea of what it (4) ___________________. The trailer starts with the words: "Every generation has a legend." The new film has famous actors. One (5) ___________________ Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016. She will play Princess Leia. Filmmakers used scenes of Ms Fisher (6) ___________________ movie.

Star Wars is one of (7) ___________________ films ever. The first one was released in 1977. The movies are (8) ___________________ today. The company Lucasfilm made the first six movies. Disney (9) ___________________ 2012 for $4 billion. Now its (10) ___________________ $65 billion. The first Star Wars movie changed (11) ___________________ made. New films started to use a lot (12) ___________________. They also had more and more action scenes.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThereisgoodnewsforStarWarsfans.Therewillbeanewmovie,called"T
heRiseofSkywalker".Thereisatwo-minutetrailerofthemovieonYouTu
be.Itgivespeopleanideaofwhatitwillbelike.Thetrailerstartswiththew
ords:"Everygenerationhasalegend."Thenewfilmhasfamousactors.O
neisthelateCarrieFisher,whodiedin2016.ShewillplayPrincessLeia.Fil
mmakersusedscenesofMsFisherfromanoldermovie.StarWarsisoneo
fthemostsuccessfulfilmsever.Thefirstonewasreleasedin1977.Them
oviesarestillverypopulartoday.ThecompanyLucasfilmmadethefirstsi
xmovies.Disneyboughtitin2012for$4billion.Nowitsvalueisaround$6
5billion.ThefirstStarWarsmoviechangedhowmoviesaremade.Newfil
msstartedtousealotofspecialeffects.Theyalsohadmoreandmoreact
ionscenes.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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