The Reading / Listening - Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 0

Ford is bringing back its Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic sports car is one of the most famous cars ever. It has been in many movies and American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a high-performance engine. Ford said: "Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history. It will deliver great looks and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."



In 1964, Ford thought it would sell 100,000 Mach 1s. It became the biggest-selling car since 1927. Ford sold over one million of them in two years. People called it a "muscle car". Other car companies copied it. A journalist said the history of the Mach 1 gives us a sense of speed. Ford hopes it will stay in people's hearts.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 1 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 2   or  Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/06/01/ford-mustang-brings-back-iconic-mach-1/5307847002/
  • https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/ford/mustang/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang


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. The classic
  2. one of the most famous
  3. It has been in
  4. American TV
  5. a high-performance
  6. a special place
  7. It will deliver
  8. be the best racing
  1. engine
  2. great looks
  3. shows
  4. Mustang ever
  5. many movies
  6. cars ever
  7. in Mustang history
  8. sports car

Paragraph 2

  1. Ford thought it would
  2. It became the biggest-
  3. Ford sold over one million
  4. People called it
  5. Other car companies
  6. the history of
  7. gives us a sense
  8. it will stay in
  1. of them
  2. copied it
  3. selling car
  4. of speed
  5. sell 100,000
  6. people's hearts
  7. the Mach 1
  8. a "muscle car"

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Ford (1) ___________________ its Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic sports car is one of the (2) ___________________ ever. It has been in many movies and (3) ___________________. The new Mach 1 has a high-performance engine. Ford said: "Mach 1 has (4) ___________________ in Mustang history. It will (5) ___________________ and be (6) ___________________ Mustang ever."

In 1964, Ford (7) ___________________ sell 100,000 Mach 1s. It became the biggest-selling car since 1927. Ford (8) ___________________ million of them (9) ___________________. People called it (10) ___________________. Other car companies copied it. A journalist said (11) ___________________ the Mach 1 gives us a sense of speed. Ford hopes it will stay (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FordisbringingbackitsMustangMach1car.Theclassicsportscarisoneof
themostfamouscarsever.IthasbeeninmanymoviesandAmericanTVs
hows.ThenewMach1hasahigh-performanceengine.Fordsaid:"Mach
1hasaspecialplaceinMustanghistory.Itwilldelivergreatlooksand[bet
hebestracing]Mustangever."In1964,Fordthoughtitwouldsell100,00
0Mach1s.Itbecamethebiggest-sellingcarsince1927.Fordsoldove
ronemillionofthemintwoyears.Peoplecalledita"musclecar".Othercar
companiescopiedit.AjournalistsaidthehistoryoftheMach1givesusase
nseofspeed.Fordhopesitwillstayinpeople'shearts.

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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