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

Ford is bringing back its legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic sports car is one of the most famous cars ever made. It has starred in many movies and has also played a central role in American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a high-performance engine. A spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history. Like the original...it will deliver great looks and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."



The Mustang is a stylish, sporty convertible. In 1964, Ford thought it would sell 100,000. The Mach 1 became the most successful car since 1927. Ford sold over one million of them in two years. People called it a "muscle car". Other car companies copied it. Chevrolet made the Camaro and Pontiac made the Firebird. A journalist said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a sense of speed." Ford hopes the Mach 1 will stay in people's hearts.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 0 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. Ford is bringing back its
  2. one of the most famous
  3. It has starred
  4. played a central
  5. a high-performance
  6. a special place
  7. it will deliver great
  8. the best
  1. in many movies
  2. looks
  3. cars ever made
  4. racing Mustang ever
  5. role
  6. engine
  7. legendary Mustang
  8. in Mustang history

Paragraph 2

  1. a stylish, sporty
  2. Ford thought it
  3. The Mach 1 became the most
  4. Ford sold over
  5. People called it
  6. The heritage of
  7. invokes a sense
  8. stay in people's
  1. successful car
  2. the Mach 1
  3. convertible
  4. of speed
  5. would sell 100,000
  6. hearts
  7. a "muscle car"
  8. one million of them

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Ford is (1) ___________________ legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic (2) ___________________ one of the most famous (3) ___________________. It has starred in many movies and has also played (4) ___________________ in American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a high-performance engine. A spokesman said: "Mach 1 has (5) ___________________ in Mustang history. Like the original...it will (6) ___________________ and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."

The Mustang is (7) ___________________ convertible. In 1964, Ford thought it would sell 100,000. The Mach 1 (8) ___________________ successful car since 1927. Ford sold over one (9) ___________________ in two years. People called it a "muscle car". Other (10) ___________________ it. Chevrolet made the Camaro and Pontiac made the Firebird. A journalist said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a (11) ___________________." Ford hopes the Mach 1 will stay (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FordisbringingbackitslegendaryMustangMach1car.Theclassicsports
carisoneofthemostfamouscarsevermade.Ithasstarredinmanymovie
sandhasalsoplayedacentralroleinAmericanTVshows.ThenewMach1
hasahigh-performanceengine.Aspokesmansaid:"Mach1hasaspeci
alplaceinMustanghistory.Liketheoriginal...itwilldelivergreatlooksan
d[bethebestracing]Mustangever."TheMustangisastylish,sportycon
vertible.In1964,Fordthoughtitwouldsell100,000.TheMach1became
themostsuccessfulcarsince1927.Fordsoldoveronemillionofthemint
woyears.Peoplecalledita"musclecar".Othercarcompaniescopiedit.C
hevroletmadetheCamaroandPontiacmadetheFirebird.Ajournalistsai
d:"TheheritageoftheMach1invokesasenseofspeed."FordhopestheM
ach1willstayinpeople'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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(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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