The Reading / Listening - Greta Thunberg - Level 3

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old from Sweden beat New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong democracy protestors to win the award. Ms Thunberg shot to fame in 2018 for raising people's awareness of the threat to the planet from climate change. She started a global movement when she decided to go on a climate strike outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018. Schoolchildren around the world then followed her example. She has since addressed the United Nations in New York and has met the Pope. After hearing about the award, she tweeted: "Wow, this is unbelievable! I will share this great honour."



Greta Thunberg is the youngest person ever to receive the award. TIME magazine wrote about why it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift" in getting millions of people to join a "worldwide movement calling for urgent change". It added: "Greta has offered a moral call to those who are willing to act, and put shame on those who are not." Not everyone is happy with Ms Thunberg receiving the award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a teenager "as a marketing gimmick". In contrast, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's done to raise awareness of the climate crisis, and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Greta Thunberg - Level 0 Greta Thunberg - Level 1   or  Greta Thunberg - Level 2

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/


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Warm-ups

1. GRETA THUNBERG: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Greta Thunberg. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       climate / activist / time / democracy / protestor / threat / strike / example / wow /
       award / global / millions / change / teenager / gimmick / awareness / crisis / truth
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. WINNER: Students A strongly believe it is great that Greta Thunberg is the winner; Students B strongly believe it isn't great.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. WINNERS FOR 2019: Who should win prizes in these categories for Person of the Year 2019? Why? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Who?

Why?

Environment

 

 

Politics

 

 

Business

 

 

Sport

 

 

Social Media

 

 

Music

 

 

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5. PERSON: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "person". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. PERSON OF THE YEAR: Rank these with your partner. Put the best person of the year at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Greta Thunberg
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Donald Trump
  • Simone Biles
  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Elon Musk
  • Stormzy
  • Nancy Pelosi

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. activist a. Knowledge or understanding about something.
      2. democracy b. A person who goes into the street to tell the government, a company or other organization that they disagree with something.
      3. protestor c. A system of government where the people vote for their leaders.
      4. shot d. Spoke to a person or group of people, usually in a speech or in a formal way.
      5. awareness e. A person who campaigns to bring about political or social change.
      6. strike f. Moved suddenly and quickly.
      7. addressed g. Stop working (or going to school) to complain about something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. award h. Seriously needing immediate action or attention.
      9. shift i. A silly trick to attract attention, publicity, or business.
      10. movement j. A loss of respect or esteem; dishonor.
      11. urgent k. A change in position or thinking.
      12. shame l. A time of great difficulty, trouble, or danger.
      13. gimmick m. A prize given for an achievement.
      14. crisis n. A group of people working together for their shared political, social, or artistic ideas.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Greta Thunberg beat New Zealand's Prime Minister to get the prize.     T / F
  2. Greta Thunberg became famous in 2017.     T / F
  3. Greta Thunberg became famous after going on strike outside her school. T / F
  4. The Pope has met Greta Thunberg.     T / F
  5. Greta is the second youngest person to receive the TIME award.     T / F
  6. TIME said Ms Thunberg changed millions of people's minds.     T / F
  7. Donald Trump's son said giving Greta the prize was a gimmick.     T / F
  8. Greta Thunberg said she is grateful to Hillary Clinton.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. activist
  2. beat
  3. shot
  4. movement
  5. unbelievable
  6. receive
  7. shift
  8. urgent
  9. gimmick
  10. motivating
  1. get
  2. campaign
  3. inspiring
  4. serious
  5. defeated
  6. publicity stunt
  7. incredible
  8. campaigner
  9. change
  10. rose

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. Thunberg shot to
  2. raising people's awareness
  3. she decided to go on a climate
  4. She has since addressed
  5. I will share this great
  6. the youngest person ever
  7. a worldwide movement calling
  8. a marketing
  9. I am grateful for all
  10. her willingness to tell hard, motivating
  1. strike
  2. she's done
  3. to receive the award
  4. of the threat
  5. gimmick
  6. the United Nations
  7. fame in 2018
  8. truths
  9. honour
  10. for urgent change

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
beat
movement
addressed
activist
fame
share
award
strike

Climate (1) ____________ Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old from Sweden (2) ____________ New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong democracy protestors to win the (3) ____________. Ms Thunberg shot to (4) ____________ in 2018 for raising people's awareness of the threat to the planet from climate change. She started a global (5) ____________ when she decided to go on a climate (6) ____________ outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018. Schoolchildren around the world then followed her example. She has since (7) ____________ the United Nations in New York and has met the Pope. After hearing about the award, she tweeted: "Wow, this is unbelievable! I will (8) ____________ this great honour."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
millions
happy
crisis
creating
contrast
act
teenager
worldwide

Greta Thunberg is the youngest person ever to receive the award. TIME magazine wrote about why it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded in (9) ____________ a global attitudinal shift" in getting (10) ____________ of people to join a "(11) ____________ movement calling for urgent change". It added: "Greta has offered a moral call to those who are willing to (12) ____________, and put shame on those who are not." Not everyone is (13) ____________ with Ms Thunberg receiving the award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a (14) ____________ "as a marketing gimmick". In (15) ____________, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's done to raise awareness of the climate (16) ____________, and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine's Person of the ______
     a.  Year from 2019
     b.  Year for 2019
     c.  Year far 2019
     d.  Year per 2019
2)  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong ______
     a.  democracies protestors
     b.  democracy pro testers
     c.  democracy pre-testors
     d.  democracy protestors
3)  to win the award. Ms Thunberg shot to ______
     a.  fame in 2018
     b.  famed in 2018
     c.  flame in 2018
     d.  foam in 2018
4) the world then followed her example. She has since ______ United Nations
     a.  address the
     b.  addressing the
     c.  addresses the
     d.  addressed the
5)  Wow, this is unbelievable! I will share ______
     a.  this greet honour
     b.  this grant honour
     c.  this glade honour
     d.  this great honour

6)  Greta Thunberg is the youngest person ever to ______
     a.  receive the reward
     b.  receive the ward
     c.  receive a ward
     d.  receive the award
7)  It said she has, "succeeded in creating a global ______"
     a.  attitudinal shift
     b.  attitude in all shift
     c.  at the tune in all shift
     d.  a title tune in shift
8)  in getting millions of people to join a "worldwide movement calling ______"
     a.  for urgent chance
     b.  for urgent change
     c.  for urgent charge
     d.  for urgent chase
9)  Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a teenager "as a ______"
     a.  marketing grim ick
     b.  marketing clinic
     c.  marketing gimmick
     d.  marketing gimme
10)  I am grateful for all she's done to raise awareness of the ______
     a.  climate cry sis
     b.  climate cries is
     c.  climate crisis
     d.  climate cries sis

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Climate activist Greta Thunberg (1) ___________________ TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old from Sweden beat New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong democracy (2) ___________________ the award. Ms Thunberg shot to fame in 2018 for raising people's awareness of the threat (3) ___________________ from climate change. She started a global movement when she decided to go on a climate (4) ___________________ Swedish parliament in August 2018. Schoolchildren around the world then (5) ___________________. She has since addressed the United Nations in New York and has met the Pope. After hearing about the award, she tweeted: "Wow, this is unbelievable! I will share (6) ___________________."

Greta Thunberg is (7) ___________________ ever to receive the award. TIME magazine wrote about why it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded in (8) ___________________ attitudinal shift" in getting millions of people to join a "worldwide movement calling for urgent change". It added: "Greta has (9) ___________________ call to those who are willing to act, and put (10) ___________________ who are not." Not everyone is happy with Ms Thunberg receiving the award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a teenager "as (11) ___________________". In contrast, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's (12) ___________________ awareness of the climate crisis, and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths."

Comprehension questions

  1. Which Prime Minister did Greta Thunberg beat to win the TIME prize?
  2. In what year did Greta become famous?
  3. Outside what building did Greta go on strike?
  4. Who did Ms Thunberg talk to in New York?
  5. What did Ms Thunberg say she would do with her prize?
  6. How many people younger than Greta have won the prize?
  7. How many people did Greta get to join the climate change movement?
  8. What did TIME say Greta put on people who would not act?
  9. Who said Greta's prize was a "marketing gimmick"?
  10. What did Hillary Clinton say Greta was willing to tell?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Which Prime Minister did Greta Thunberg beat to win the TIME prize?
a) the UK's prime minister
b) New Zealand's prime minister
c) Japan's prime minister
d) Canada's prime minister
2) In what year did Greta become famous?
a) 2015
b) 2016
c) 2017
d) 2018
3) Outside what building did Greta go on strike?
a) the U.N. HQ
b) her school
c) Sweden's parliament
d) the World Education Centre
4) Who did Ms Thunberg talk to in New York?
a) the United Nations
b) activists
c) Donald Trump
d) Greenpeace
5) What did Ms Thunberg say she would do with her prize?
a) reject it
b) share it
c) give it away
d) sell it

6) How many people younger than Greta have won the prize?
a) none
b) one
c) two
d) three
7) How many people did Greta get to join the climate change movement?
a) thousands
b) hundreds of thousands
c) millions
d) tens of thousands
8) What did TIME say Greta put on people who would not act?
a) shame
b) a spell
c) bad karma
d) a cap
9) Who said Greta's prize was a "marketing gimmick"?
a) Donald Trump's son-in-law
b) Donald Trump
c) Donald Trump's wife
d) Donald Trump's son

10) What did Hillary Clinton say Greta was willing to tell?
a) facts about climate change
b) a long, long story
c) hard, motivating truths
d) easy-to-understand stories

Role play

Role  A – Greta Thunberg
You think Greta Thunberg is the person of the year. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their people. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these people (and why): Donald Trump, Simone Biles or Stormzy.

Role  B – Donald Trump
You think Donald Trump is the person of the year. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their people. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these people (and why): Greta Thunberg, Simone Biles or Stormzy.

Role  C – Simone Biles
You think Simone Biles is the person of the year. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their people. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these people (and why): Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg or Stormzy.

Role  D – Stormzy
You think Stormzy is the person of the year. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their people. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these people (and why): Donald Trump, Simone Biles or Greta Thunberg.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'climate'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • and 'crisis'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • named
    • beat
    • shot
    • planet
    • example
    • great
    • youngest
    • shift
    • moral
    • happy
    • marketing
    • hard




    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 - Greta Thunberg

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'climate'?
    3. What do you know about Greta Thunberg?
    4. What do you think of Greta Thunberg?
    5. How did Greta become so famous?
    6. Should Greta have won this award?
    7. What do you know about climate change?
    8. How worried are you about climate change?
    9. Should schoolchildren strike to support the environment?
    10. What advice do you have for Greta Thunberg?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'planet'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about other winners of the TIME magazine award?
    5. What effect has Greta Thunberg had on the world?
    6. Should Greta Thunberg get the Nobel Peace Prize?
    7. What urgent change is needed on climate change?
    8. Why do men like Donald Trump and his son dislike Greta Thunberg?
    9. What do you think of Greta's speeches?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Greta Thunberg?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Climate (1) ____ Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old from Sweden (2) ____ New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong democracy protestors to win the award. Ms Thunberg (3) ____ to fame in 2018 for raising people's awareness of the threat to the planet from climate change. She started a global (4) ____ when she decided to go on a climate strike outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018. Schoolchildren around the world then followed her example. She has since (5) ____ the United Nations in New York and has met the Pope. After hearing about the award, she tweeted: "Wow, (6) ____ is unbelievable! I will share this great honour."

    Greta Thunberg is the youngest person (7) ____ to receive the award. TIME magazine wrote about why it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded (8) ____ creating a global attitudinal shift" in getting millions of people to join a "worldwide movement calling for (9) ____ change". It added: "Greta has offered a moral call to those who are willing to act, and put shame (10) ____ those who are not." Not everyone is happy with Ms Thunberg receiving the award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a teenager "(11) ____ a marketing gimmick". In contrast, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's done to raise awareness of the climate crisis, and her willingness to (12) ____ hard, motivating truths."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     action     (b)     acting     (c)     activism     (d)     activist    
    2. (a)     victory     (b)     defeat     (c)     won     (d)     beat    
    3. (a)     dropped     (b)     shot     (c)     found     (d)     reached    
    4. (a)     move     (b)     moved     (c)     movement     (d)     mover    
    5. (a)     stamped     (b)     posted     (c)     addressed     (d)     envelope    
    6. (a)     this     (b)     how     (c)     such     (d)     so    
    7. (a)     every     (b)     ever     (c)     even     (d)     eventually    
    8. (a)     in     (b)     on     (c)     of     (d)     as    
    9. (a)     urge     (b)     urgent     (c)     urgency     (d)     urgently    
    10. (a)     to     (b)     of     (c)     on     (d)     at    
    11. (a)     was     (b)     has     (c)     as     (d)     'twas    
    12. (a)     say     (b)     speak     (c)     converse     (d)     tell

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    3. raising people's aerwnases
    4. the hretat to the planet from climate change
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    6. Wow, this is veeliunablbe

    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  who are willing to act, and put shame on those who are not." Not everyone is happy with Ms Thunberg receiving the
    (...)  Greta Thunberg is the youngest person ever to receive the award. TIME magazine wrote
    (...)  award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a teenager "as a marketing
    (...)  her example. She has since addressed the United Nations in New York and has met the Pope. After hearing
    1  ) Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-
    (...)  about the award, she tweeted: "Wow, this is unbelievable! I will share this great honour."
    (...)  to the planet from climate change. She started a global movement when she decided to go on a climate
    (...)  awareness of the climate crisis, and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths."
    (...)  old from Sweden beat New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong democracy
    (...)  gimmick". In contrast, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's done to raise
    (...)  about why it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift" in getting millions
    (...)  strike outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018. Schoolchildren around the world then followed
    (...)  protestors to win the award. Ms Thunberg shot to fame in 2018 for raising people's awareness of the threat
    (...)  of people to join a "worldwide movement calling for urgent change". It added: "Greta has offered a moral call to those

    Put the words in the right order

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    3. fame   Ms   to   shot   in   2018   .   Thunberg
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    10. I   she's   done   .   all   am   grateful   for

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    Greta Thunberg is the youngest person ever to receive / receipt the award. TIME magazine wrote about what / why it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded in creation / creating a global attitudinal shift" in / on getting millions of people to joint / join a "worldwide movement calling for urgent change". It added: "Greta has offered a moral call to them / those who are willing to act, and put shame / sham on those who are not." Not everyone are / is happy with Ms Thunberg receiving the award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a teenager "as a marketing gimmick". In contrast / contrasted, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's done to raise awareness of the climate crisis / critical, and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths."

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    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    climate activist greta thunberg has been named time magazines person of the year for 2019 the 16yearold from sweden beat new zealands prime minister jacinda ardern and the hong kong democracy protestors to win the award ms thunberg shot to fame in 2018 for raising peoples awareness of the threat to the planet from climate change she started a global movement when she decided to go on a climate strike outside the swedish parliament in august 2018 schoolchildren around the world then followed her example she has since addressed the united nations in new york and has met the pope after hearing about the award she tweeted wow this is unbelievable i will share this great honour

    greta thunberg is the youngest person ever to receive the award time magazine wrote about why it gave the prize to ms thunberg it said she has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift in getting millions of people to join a worldwide movement calling for urgent change it added greta has offered a moral call to those who are willing to act and put shame on those who are not not everyone is happy with ms thunberg receiving the award donald trump jr said time was using a teenager as a marketing gimmick in contrast hillary clinton tweeted i am grateful for all shes done to raise awareness of the climate crisis and her willingness to tell hard motivating truths"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    ClimateactivistGretaThunberghasbeennamedTIMEmagazine'sPers
    onoftheYearfor2019.The16-year-oldfromSwedenbeatNewZealan
    d'sPrimeMinisterJacindaArdernandtheHongKongdemocracyprotest
    orstowintheaward.MsThunbergshottofamein2018forraisingpeople'
    sawarenessofthethreattotheplanetfromclimatechange.Shestarteda
    globalmovementwhenshedecidedtogoonaclimatestrikeoutsidetheS
    wedishparliamentinAugust2018.Schoolchildrenaroundtheworldthe
    nfollowedherexample.ShehassinceaddressedtheUnitedNationsinNe
    wYorkandhasmetthePope.Afterhearingabouttheaward,shetweeted:
    "Wow,thisisunbelievable!Iwillsharethisgreathonour."GretaThunber
    gistheyoungestpersonevertoreceivetheaward.TIMEmagazinewrote
    aboutwhyitgavetheprizetoMsThunberg.Itsaidshehas,"succeededinc
    reatingaglobalattitudinalshift"ingettingmillionsofpeopletojoina"wor
    ldwidemovementcallingforurgentchange".Itadded:"Gretahasoffere
    damoralcalltothosewhoarewillingtoact,andputshameonthosewhoar
    enot."NoteveryoneishappywithMsThunbergreceivingtheaward.Don
    aldTrumpJrsaidTIMEwasusingateenager"asamarketinggimmick".In
    contrast,HillaryClintontweeted:"Iamgratefulforallshe'sdonetoraise
    awarenessoftheclimatecrisis,andherwillingnesstotellhard,motivatin
    gtruths."

    Free writing

    Write about Greta Thunberg for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Greta Thunberg deserves the TIME magazine award. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. GRETA THUNBERG: Make a poster about Greta Thunberg. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. PERSON OF THE YEAR: Write a magazine article about Greta Thunberg deserving the award. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on Greta Thunberg. Ask him/her three questions about her. Give him/her three of your opinions of Greta Thunberg. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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