The Reading / Listening - Greenland - Level 0

Donald Trump is interested in buying Greenland. He said it would be, "a large real estate deal". He added: "They've got a lot of valuable minerals." Mr Trump said: "Certainly I'd be [interested].' He said buying Greenland was not his top priority. He said: "It's not number one on the burner."



Greenland is a territory of Denmark. Denmark's leader said: "Greenland is not for sale....Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously." Greenland's leader also made it clear that Greenland is not for sale. In 1946, the USA offered Denmark $100 million for the island but Denmark said no.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Greenland - Level 1 Greenland - Level 2   or  Greenland - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world/middle_east
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/18/politics/us-buy-greenland-danish-prime-minister/index.html
  • https://www.thelocal.dk/20190816/does-donald-trump-really-want-to-buy-greenland-from-denmark


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. Donald Trump is interested in
  2. He said it would
  3. a large real
  4. They've got a lot of valuable
  5. Certainly I'd be
  6. buying
  7. not his top
  8. It's not number one
  1. Greenland
  2. estate deal
  3. be
  4. interested
  5. on the burner
  6. priority
  7. buying Greenland
  8. minerals

Paragraph 2

  1. Greenland is a territory
  2. Denmark's
  3. Greenland belongs
  4. this is not meant
  5. Greenland's leader also
  6. Greenland is not
  7. the USA offered Denmark
  8. Denmark
  1. to Greenland
  2. $100 million
  3. leader
  4. said no
  5. for sale
  6. seriously
  7. of Denmark
  8. made it clear

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Donald Trump (1) ___________________ buying Greenland. He said (2) ___________________, "a large real estate deal". He added: "They've (3) ___________________ of valuable minerals." Mr Trump said: "(4) ___________________ [interested].' He said buying Greenland (5) ___________________ top priority. He said: "It's not number (6) ___________________ burner."

Greenland (7) ___________________ of Denmark. Denmark's leader said: "Greenland is (8) ___________________....Greenland belongs to Greenland. I (9) ___________________ this is not meant seriously." Greenland's leader also (10) _________________ that Greenland is not for sale. In 1946, (11) ___________________ Denmark $100 million for (12) ___________________ Denmark said no.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

DonaldTrumpisinterestedinbuyingGreenland.Hesaiditwouldbe,"alar
gerealestatedeal".Headded:"They'vegotalotofvaluableminerals."Mr
Trumpsaid:"CertainlyI'dbe[interested].'HesaidbuyingGreenlandwa
snothistoppriority.Hesaid:"It'snotnumberoneontheburner."Greenla
ndisaterritoryofDenmark.Denmark'sleadersaid:"Greenlandisnotfor
sale....GreenlandbelongstoGreenland.Istronglyhopethatthisisnotm
eantseriously."Greenland'sleaderalsomadeitclearthatGreenlandisn
otforsale.In1946,theUSAofferedDenmark$100millionfortheislandb
utDenmarksaidno.

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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