The Reading / Listening - Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 2

The Ford Motor Company is bringing back its legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic sports car was first made in 1964. It is one of the most recognisable cars ever produced. It has starred in many movies, such as "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played a central role in American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a high-performance engine. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage. It will deliver great looks and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."



The Mustang is a stylish, sporty convertible. In 1964, Ford predicted it would sell 100,000 cars a year. However, the Mustang became the most successful car since the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford had sold over one million Mustangs by 1966. The car was very popular. People called it a "muscle car". Other car companies copied it. They made the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A journalist said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a sense of speed." Ford is hoping 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 1   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
  3. It has starred in many
  4. played a central
  5. a high-performance
  6. Mach 1 has a special place
  7. be true
  8. It will deliver great
  1. engine
  2. sports car
  3. to its heritage
  4. movies
  5. role
  6. looks
  7. recognisable cars
  8. in Mustang history

Paragraph 2

  1. a stylish, sporty
  2. Ford predicted it would
  3. the Mustang became the
  4. People called it
  5. Other car companies
  6. The heritage of
  7. a sense
  8. the Mach 1 will stay
  1. the Mach 1
  2. a "muscle car"
  3. in people's hearts
  4. sell 100,000
  5. of speed
  6. copied it
  7. convertible
  8. most successful car

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Ford Motor Company (1) ___________________ its legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic sports car (2) ___________________ in 1964. It is one of the most recognisable cars ever produced. It has starred (3) ___________________, such as "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played (4) ___________________ in American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a high-performance engine. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has (5) ___________________ in Mustang history. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage. It will (6) ___________________ and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."

The Mustang (7) ___________________, sporty convertible. In 1964, Ford predicted it would sell 100,000 cars a year. However, the Mustang became the (8) ___________________ since the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford had sold over one million Mustangs by 1966. The car (9) ___________________. People called it a "muscle car". Other car (10) ___________________. They made the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A journalist said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a (11) ___________________." Ford is hoping the Mach 1 will (12) ___________________ hearts.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheFordMotorCompanyisbringingbackitslegendaryMustangMach1c
ar.Theclassicsportscarwasfirstmadein1964.Itisoneofthemostrecog
nisablecarseverproduced.Ithasstarredinmanymovies,such"Fastand
Furious:TokyoDrift"in2006.IthasalsoplayedacentralroleinAmerican
TVshows.ThenewMach1hasahigh-performanceengine.AFordspo
kesmansaid:"Mach1hasaspecialplaceinMustanghistory.Liketheorigi
nal,theall-newMustangMach1willbetruetoitsheritage.Itwilldelivergr
eatlooksand[bethebestracing]Mustangever."TheMustangisastylish,
sportyconvertible.In1964,Fordpredicteditwouldsell100,000carsaye
ar.However,theMustangbecamethemostsuccessfulcarsincetheFord
ModelAin1927.FordhadsoldoveronemillionMustangsby1966.Thecar
wasverypopular.Peoplecalledita"musclecar".Othercarcompaniesco
piedit.TheymadetheChevroletCamaroandPontiacFirebird.Ajournalis
tsaid:"TheheritageoftheMach1invokesasenseofspeed."Fordishopin
gtheMach1willstayinpeople'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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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