The Reading / Listening - Prime Minister - Level 0

A 34-year-old will be the world's youngest prime minister. Her name is Sanna Marin. She won an election on Sunday. She got 32 of the 61 votes to be her party's leader. Ms Marin was the minister of transport and communications. She is taking over as Finland's prime minister from the ex-prime minister. He quit last week.



Marin is excited about her new job. She said: "There's a lot of work to be done." She will review the government's program. She will also increase the popularity of her party. She wants people's trust. Marin is a new kind of leader. She shares photos of her private, social and political life on her Instagram page.

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Sources
  • https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/politics/17078-social-democrats-selects-marin-as-its-candidate-to-succeed-rinne.html
  • https://www.rt.com/news/475359-finland-youngest-prime-minister/
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-finland-government-pm/finlands-social-democrats-name-marin-to-be-youngest-ever-prime-minister-idUSKBN1YC0JO


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A 34-year-old will
  2. She won an
  3. She got 32 of the 61
  4. be her party's
  5. Ms Marin was the
  6. transport and
  7. She is taking
  8. He quit
  1. votes
  2. minister
  3. election on Sunday
  4. last week
  5. over
  6. communications
  7. leader
  8. be

Paragraph 2

  1. Marin is excited
  2. There's a lot of work
  3. She will review the
  4. increase the popularity
  5. She wants people's
  6. She shares
  7. her private, social
  8. on her Instagram
  1. to be done
  2. page
  3. trust
  4. photos
  5. and political life
  6. about her new job
  7. of her party
  8. government's program

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A 34-year-old (1) ___________________ world's youngest prime minister. Her name is Sanna Marin. She won (2) ___________________ Sunday. She got 32 of the 61 votes to be (3) ___________________. Ms Marin was the (4) ___________________ and communications. She (5) ___________________ as Finland's prime minister from the ex-prime minister. He (6) ___________________.

Marin (7) ___________________ her new job. She said: "There's a (8) ___________________ to be done." She (9) ___________________ government's program. She will also increase (10) ___________________ her party. She wants people's trust. Marin is a new (11) ___________________. She shares photos of her private, social (12) ___________________ on her Instagram page.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

A34-year-oldwillbetheworld'syoungestprimeminister.HernameisS
annaMarin.ShewonanelectiononSunday.Shegot32ofthe61votestob
eherparty'sleader.MsMarinwastheministeroftransportandcommuni
cations.SheistakingoverasFinland'sprimeministerfromtheex-prim
eminister.Hequitlastweek.Marinisexcitedabouthernewjob.Shesaid:
"There'salotofworktobedone."Shewillreviewthegovernment'sprogr
am.Shewillalsoincreasethepopularityofherparty.Shewantspeople'st
rust.Marinisanewkindofleader.Shesharesphotosofherprivate,social
andpoliticallifeonherInstagrampage.

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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