The Reading / Listening - Donald Trump - Level 4

US President Donald Trump has been impeached. It is the third time for a US president to be impeached. Mr Trump is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. These are "high crimes and misdemeanors" and could lead to his removal from power. However, the US Congress is Republican-controlled. Removal needs a two-thirds majority. Democrat Nancy Pelosi said: "It is tragic that the President's [unwise] actions make impeachment necessary."



The impeachment comes after a three-month investigation into allegations that President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. Mr Trump said it was the greatest witch-hunt in history. Republicans reacted angrily. A Republican compared the impeachment to how Pontius Pilate tried Jesus, but said Pilate was kinder. Mr Trump said: "The Democrats...look like a bunch of fools." He tweeted: "They are not after me; they are after you."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Donald Trump - Level 5 or  Donald Trump - Level 6

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/18/politics/house-impeachment-vote/index.html
  • https://www.foxnews.com/media/house-impeaches-trump-part-history-part-reality-show
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50840934


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. It is the third
  2. charged with abuse
  3. obstruction of
  4. high crimes and
  5. lead to his removal
  6. Removal needs a two-thirds
  7. the President's unwise
  8. make impeachment
  1. Congress
  2. majority
  3. necessary
  4. of power
  5. actions
  6. from power
  7. time
  8. misdemeanors

Paragraph 2

  1. after a three-month
  2. allegations that President Trump
  3. investigate his political
  4. the greatest witch-
  5. Republicans reacted
  6. Pilate was
  7. look like a bunch
  8. They are not after me;
  1. of fools
  2. rivals
  3. they are after you
  4. pressured Ukraine
  5. kinder
  6. hunt in history
  7. angrily
  8. investigation

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

US President Donald Trump (1) ___________________. It is the third time for a US president to be impeached. Mr Trump is (2) ___________________ of power and obstruction of Congress. (3) ___________________ crimes and misdemeanors" and could lead (4) ___________________ from power. However, the US Congress is Republican-controlled. Removal needs a two-thirds majority. Democrat Nancy Pelosi said: "It (5) ___________________ the President's (6) ___________________ impeachment necessary."

The impeachment (7) ___________________ three-month investigation into allegations that President Trump pressured Ukraine (8) ___________________ political rivals. Mr Trump said it was the greatest (9) ___________________. Republicans reacted angrily. A Republican (10) ___________________ to how Pontius Pilate tried Jesus, but said Pilate was kinder. Mr Trump said: "The Democrats...look like a (11) ___________________." He tweeted: "They are not after me; they (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

USPresidentDonaldTrumphasbeenimpeached.ItisthethirdtimeforaU
Spresidenttobeimpeached.MrTrumpischargedwithabuseofpoweran
dobstructionofCongress.Theseare"highcrimesandmisdemeanors"a
ndcouldleadtohisremovalfrompower.However,theUSCongressisRep
ublican-controlled.Removalneedsatwo-thirdsmajority.DemocratNa
ncyPelosisaid:"ItistragicthatthePresident's[unwise]actionsmakeim
peachmentnecessary."Theimpeachmentcomesafterathree-monthi
nvestigationintoallegationsthatPresidentTrumppressuredUkraineto
investigatehispoliticalrivals.MrTrumpsaiditwasthegreatestwitch-h
untinhistory.Republicansreactedangrily.ARepublicancomparedthei
mpeachmenttohowPontiusPilatetriedJesus,butsaidPilatewaskinder.
MrTrumpsaid:"TheDemocrats...looklikeabunchoffools."Hetweeted:
"Theyarenotafterme;theyareafteryou."

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) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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