The Reading / Listening - Star Wars - Level 2

There is good news for Star Wars fans. There will be a new movie. It will be the ninth film. The name of the new movie was announced in Chicago. It is called "The Rise of Skywalker". There is a two-minute trailer of the movie for people to watch on YouTube. It gives people an idea of what the movie will be like. The trailer starts with the words: "Every generation has a legend." The new film has famous actors. Mark Hamill will play Luke Skywalker, and the late Carrie Fisher (who died in 2016) will play Princess Leia. Filmmakers used old footage of Ms Fisher from the movie "The Force Awakens".



Star Wars is among the most successful films ever made. The first one was released in 1977. Over forty years later, the movies are still very popular. The company Lucasfilm made the first six movies. Disney bought the company in 2012 for $4 billion. In 2018, its value was around $65 billion. A film critic said the first Star Wars movie changed Hollywood. It changed how movies were made for many years after. The original Star Wars movie created a new generation of films that used a lot of special effects and a lot of fast and exciting action scenes.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Star Wars - Level 0 Star Wars - Level 1   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 a
  3. It will
  4. The name of the new movie
  5. There is a two-minute trailer
  6. It gives people
  7. what the movie will
  8. the late Carrie Fisher
  1. an idea
  2. was announced
  3. of the movie
  4. be like
  5. be the ninth film
  6. for Star Wars fans
  7. (who died in 2016)
  8. new movie

Paragraph 2

  1. among the most successful films
  2. The first one was released
  3. the movies are still very
  4. Lucasfilm made the
  5. its value was
  6. a new generation
  7. special
  8. exciting action
  1. popular
  2. effects
  3. around $65 billion
  4. in 1977
  5. scenes
  6. ever made
  7. of films
  8. first six movies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ news for Star Wars fans. There will be a new movie. It will be (2) ___________________. The name of the new movie was announced in Chicago. It is called "The Rise of Skywalker". There is a two-minute trailer of the (3) ___________________ to watch on YouTube. It gives people an idea of what the movie will be like. The trailer starts (4) ___________________: "Every generation has a legend." The new film (5) ___________________. Mark Hamill will play Luke Skywalker, and the late Carrie Fisher (who died in 2016) will play Princess Leia. Filmmakers (6) ___________________ of Ms Fisher from the movie "The Force Awakens".

Star Wars (7) ___________________ most successful films ever made. The first one (8) ___________________ 1977. Over forty years later, the movies are still very popular. The company Lucasfilm (9) ___________________ six movies. Disney bought the company in 2012 for $4 billion. In 2018, its (10) ___________________ $65 billion. A film critic said the first Star Wars movie changed Hollywood. It changed (11) ___________________ made for many years after. The original Star Wars movie created a new generation of films that used a lot of special effects and a lot of (12) ___________________ action scenes.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThereisgoodnewsforStarWarsfans.Therewillbeanewmovie.Itwillbet
heninthfilm.ThenameofthenewmoviewasannouncedinChicago.Itisc
alled"TheRiseofSkywalker".Thereisatwo-minutetrailerofthemovie
forpeopletowatchonYouTube.Itgivespeopleanideaofwhatthemovie
willbelike.Thetrailerstartswiththewords:"Everygenerationhasalege
nd."Thenewfilmhasfamousactors.MarkHamillwillplayLukeSkywalke
r,andthelateCarrieFisher(whodiedin2016)willplayPrincessLeia.Film
makersusedoldfootageofMsFisherfromthemovie"TheForceAwakens
".StarWarsisamongthemostsuccessfulfilmsevermade.Thefirstonew
asreleasedin1977.Overfortyyearslater,themoviesarestillverypopul
ar.ThecompanyLucasfilmmadethefirstsixmovies.Disneyboughtthec
ompanyin2012for$4billion.In2018,itsvaluewasaround$65billion.Afi
lmcriticsaidthefirstStarWarsmoviechangedHollywood.Itchangedho
wmoviesweremadeformanyyearsafter.TheoriginalStarWarsmoviec
reatedanewgenerationoffilmsthatusedalotofspecialeffectsandalotof
fastandexcitingactionscenes.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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