The Reading / Listening - Greta Thunberg - Level 0

Greta Thunberg is TIME magazine's Person of the Year. She said: "Wow, this is unbelievable!" The 16-year-old beat the Hong Kong democracy protestors. She became famous after her climate strike outside Sweden's parliament. Schoolchildren worldwide followed her example. She then spoke to the United Nations.



Greta is the youngest winner of the award. TIME said she changed people's minds. She got people to join a "worldwide movement calling for urgent change". It added that Greta shamed people who would not act. Donald Trump Jr said Greta's award was a "gimmick". Hillary Clinton said: "I am grateful for all she's done."

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Sources
  • https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/16-greta-thunberg-youngest-time-173215953.html
  • https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/greta-thunberg-time-s-2019-person-year-n1099396
  • https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/12/11/donald-trump-jr-slams-time-for-choosing-greta-thunberg-as-person-of-the-year/23879064/


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. this is
  2. The 16-year-
  3. Hong Kong democracy
  4. She became
  5. after her climate
  6. outside Sweden's
  7. Schoolchildren worldwide
  8. She then spoke to
  1. followed her example
  2. famous
  3. the United Nations
  4. old
  5. parliament
  6. unbelievable
  7. strike
  8. protestors

Paragraph 2

  1. Greta is the youngest winner
  2. she changed people's
  3. She got people
  4. a worldwide
  5. calling for urgent
  6. Greta shamed people
  7. Greta's award was a
  8. I am grateful for
  1. to join
  2. all she's done
  3. who would not act
  4. minds
  5. "gimmick"
  6. change
  7. of the award
  8. movement

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Greta Thunberg (1) ___________________ Person of the Year. She said: "Wow, (2) ___________________!" The 16-year-old beat the Hong Kong democracy protestors. She (3) ___________________ her climate (4) ___________________ parliament. Schoolchildren worldwide (5) ___________________. She then (6) ___________________ United Nations.

Greta is (7) ___________________ of the award. TIME said she (8) ___________________. She got people to join a "worldwide movement calling (9) ___________________". It added that Greta shamed people who (10) ___________________. Donald Trump Jr said Greta's award (11) ___________________. Hillary Clinton said: "I am (12) ___________________ she's done."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

GretaThunbergisTIMEmagazine'sPersonoftheYear.Shesaid:"Wow,t
hisisunbelievable!"The16-year-oldbeattheHongKongdemocracypro
testors.ShebecamefamousafterherclimatestrikeoutsideSweden'spa
rliament.Schoolchildrenworldwidefollowedherexample.Shethenspo
ketotheUnitedNations.Gretaistheyoungestwinneroftheaward.TIME
saidshechangedpeople'sminds.Shegotpeopletojoina"worldwidemo
vementcallingforurgentchange".ItaddedthatGretashamedpeoplew
howouldnotact.DonaldTrumpJrsaidGreta'sawardwasa"gimmick".Hil
laryClintonsaid:"Iamgratefulforallshe'sdone."

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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