The Reading / Listening - Boris Johnson - Level 4

The UK has a new leader. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson became Prime Minister yesterday following Theresa May resigning in June. Mr Johnson, known as Boris, realized a childhood dream of becoming the UK's leader. As a child, he wanted to be king of the world. Prime Minister is a lesser role but he has a tough task ahead. The most important thing is to deliver Brexit and get the UK out of the European Union. Johnson vowed to do this by October 31st.



Boris Johnson went to Buckingham Palace to become the UK's 77th Prime Minister. Traditionally, the Queen asks a new appointee to form a government. Johnson then drove to 10 Downing Street - his official residence. His first job is to put people in top posts in his team. Johnson will take responsibility for the changes he wants. In his first speech to the nation as Prime Minister, he promised to spend more money on the police, education and social welfare.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Boris Johnson - Level 5 or  Boris Johnson - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49102466
  • https://www.foxnews.com/world/boris-johnson-queen-officially-prime-minister-britain-brexit-theresa-may
  • https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/24/boris-johnson-no-ifs-buts-europe-october-31-10452137/


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. The UK has a
  2. following Theresa May
  3. Boris realized a childhood
  4. he wanted to be king
  5. he has a tough task
  6. The most important thing is to
  7. get the UK out of
  8. Johnson vowed
  1. the European Union
  2. of the world
  3. to do this
  4. dream
  5. new leader
  6. resigning in June
  7. deliver Brexit
  8. ahead

Paragraph 2

  1. Boris Johnson went to
  2. become the UK's
  3. form a
  4. his official
  5. Johnson will take responsibility
  6. In his first speech
  7. spend more money
  8. education and social
  1. to the nation
  2. residence
  3. welfare
  4. on the police
  5. government
  6. Buckingham Palace
  7. for the changes
  8. 77th Prime Minister

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK has (1) ___________________. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson became Prime Minister yesterday following Theresa May                              (2) ___________________. Mr Johnson, known as Boris, realized a childhood (3) ___________________ the UK's leader. As a child, he wanted to be king of the world. Prime Minister is (4) ___________________ but he has a tough task ahead. The most important thing (5) ___________________ Brexit and get the UK out of the European Union. Johnson (6) ___________________ this by October 31st.

Boris Johnson went to Buckingham Palace (7) ___________________ UK's 77th Prime Minister. Traditionally, the Queen asks (8) ___________________ to form a government. Johnson then drove to 10 Downing Street - (9) ___________________. His first job is to put people in top posts in his team. Johnson (10) ___________________ for the changes he wants. In his first speech to (11) ___________________ Prime Minister, he promised to spend more money on the police, education (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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eMinisteryesterdayfollowingTheresaMayresigninginJune.MrJohnso
n,knownasBoris,realizedachildhooddreamofbecomingtheUK'sleade
r.Asachild,hewantedtobekingoftheworld.PrimeMinisterisalesserrole
buthehasatoughtaskahead.ThemostimportantthingistodeliverBrexi
tandgettheUKoutoftheEuropeanUnion.JohnsonvowedtodothisbyOct
ober31st.BorisJohnsonwenttoBuckinghamPalacetobecometheUK's
77thPrimeMinister.Traditionally,theQueenasksanewappointeetofor
magovernment.Johnsonthendroveto10DowningStreet-hisofficialr
esidence.Hisfirstjobistoputpeopleintoppostsinhisteam.Johnsonwillt
akeresponsibilityforthechangeshewants.Inhisfirstspeechtothenatio
nasPrimeMinister,hepromisedtospendmoremoneyonthepolice,educ
ationandsocialwelfare.

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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Free writing

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