The Reading / Listening - Bolivia - Level 4

Bolivia has a new leader after the resignation of former-president Evo Morales. She is opposition senator Jeanine Áñez. She said she was next in line to be president and vowed to hold elections soon, and "to pacify the country". Lawmakers from Mr Morales' socialist party boycotted the vote. His party branded Ms Áñez "a coup-mongering right-wing senator". Mr Morales said the takeover was the, "sneakiest, most [evil] coup in history".



Mr Morales feared for his life and fled to Mexico by private jet to seek asylum. He released a photo of himself sleeping on a concrete floor. He said he was forced to stand down but had done so willingly, "to ensure there would be no more bloodshed". Weeks of social turmoil and violent protests took place after election fraud. Mr Morales tweeted: "It pains me to leave Bolivia for political reasons....I'll return soon, with more strength and energy."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bolivia - Level 5 or  Bolivia - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50399640
  • https://www.foxnews.com/world/bolivia-evo-morales-asylum-president-resignation
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/12/world/americas/evo-morales-mexico-bolivia.html


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. Bolivia has
  2. former-
  3. after the
  4. vowed to
  5. pacify the
  6. socialist
  7. boycotted the
  8. the sneakiest, most evil
  1. hold elections
  2. coup in history
  3. country
  4. a new leader
  5. vote
  6. president Evo Morales
  7. party
  8. resignation

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Morales feared
  2. fled to Mexico
  3. seek
  4. he was forced to stand
  5. violent protests took place after
  6. It pains
  7. leave Bolivia for political
  8. more strength
  1. me to
  2. asylum
  3. and energy
  4. by private jet
  5. for his life
  6. reasons
  7. election fraud
  8. down

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Bolivia has a new leader (1) ___________________ of former-president Evo Morales. She (2) ___________________ Jeanine Áñez. She said she was (3) ___________________ to be president and vowed to hold elections soon, and "to (4) ___________________ ". Lawmakers from Mr Morales' socialist party boycotted the vote. (5) ___________________ Ms Áñez "a coup-mongering right-wing senator". Mr Morales said the takeover was the, "sneakiest, (6) ___________________ in history".

Mr Morales feared for his (7) ___________________ to Mexico by private jet (8) ___________________. He released a photo of himself sleeping on a concrete floor. He said he was (9) ___________________ down but had done so willingly, "to ensure there would be (10) ___________________". Weeks of social turmoil and (11) ___________________ place after election fraud. Mr Morales tweeted: "It pains me to leave Bolivia (12) ___________________....I'll return soon, with more strength and energy."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Boliviahasanewleaderaftertheresignationofformer-presidentEvoM
orales.SheisoppositionsenatorJeanineÁñez.Shesaidshewasnextinli
netobepresidentandvowedtoholdelectionssoon,and"topacifythecou
ntry".LawmakersfromMrMorales'socialistpartyboycottedthevote.Hi
spartybrandedMsÁñez"acoup-mongeringright-wingsenator".MrMo
ralessaidthetakeoverwasthe,"sneakiest,most[evil]coupinhistory".
MrMoralesfearedforhislifeandfledtoMexicobyprivatejettoseekasylu
m.Hereleasedaphotoofhimselfsleepingonaconcretefloor.Hesaidhew
asforcedtostanddownbuthaddonesowillingly,"toensuretherewouldb
enomorebloodshed".Weeksofsocialturmoilandviolentproteststookpl
aceafterelectionfraud.MrMoralestweeted:"ItpainsmetoleaveBoliviaf
orpoliticalreasons....I'llreturnsoon,withmorestrengthandenergy."

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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