The Reading / Listening - Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 3

The U.S. motor vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company is bringing back its legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic, high-power sports car was first produced in 1964. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars ever produced. It has starred in many movies, such as "Bullitt" in 1968 and "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played a central role in many American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a V-8, 5.0-litre high-performance engine. Prices will start from $36,725. 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 was developed as a stylish, sporty, open-top convertible in 1964. Managers at Ford originally predicted it would sell 100,000 of the cars a year. However, the Mustang became the most successful vehicle launch since the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford sold over 400,000 Mustangs in 1965 and recorded sales of over one million a year later. The car's sporty looks made it very popular. This led to other car makers producing what people called "muscle cars". These included the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A car analyst said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a sense of speed." Ford is hoping the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay in people's hearts and add to its long history.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 0 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 1   or  Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. SPORTS CARS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about sports cars. 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?
       motor / vehicle / legendary / sports car / movies / TV shows / performance / engine /
       stylish / predicted / launch / one million / muscle / heritage / sense / speed / heart
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. ENGINE SIZE: Students A strongly believe all sports cars should have small engines to protect the environment; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. CAR TYPES: What are the good and bad points about these cars? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good Points

Bad Points

Sports cars

 

 

4-door sedans

 

 

Station wagons

 

 

Convertibles

 

 

SUVs

 

 

Pickup trucks

 

 

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5. MOTOR: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "motor". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. FEATURES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best features a car should have at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Convertible roof
  • Big engine
  • Fuel economy
  • Alloy wheels
  • 4WD
  • TV
  • GPS
  • Green

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. vehicle a. A person or company that makes goods for sale.
      2. manufacturer b. An actor's part in a play, movie, etc.
      3. legendary c. Had one of the top parts in a movie, TV series or play.
      4. starred d. Amazing enough to be famous; very well known.
      5. role e. A thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart.
      6. original f. Great things that are passed down from generation to generation.
      7. heritage g. The first or earliest.

    Paragraph 2

      8. developed h. The tissue in our body that gives us strength and power.
      9. convertible i. Planned and started making something new.
      10. predicted j. Liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people.
      11. launch k. A feeling so our body can see, smell, hear, taste,  touch and be aware of something; a feeling that something is true.
      12. popular l. Say or guess that something will happen in the future.
      13. muscle m. An event at which a new product is started.
      14. sense n. A car with a folding roof that may be taken off.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The article described the Mustang Mach 1 as being legendary.     T / F
  2. The article said the Mach 1 is the most famous car ever made.     T / F
  3. The Mach 1 starred in a Fast and Furious movie in 1968.     T / F
  4. The new Mach one has a V-5, 8-litre engine.     T / F
  5. The Mustang Mach 1 was first made in 1964.     T / F
  6. Ford sold over a million Mustang Mach 1s in its first three years.     T / F
  7. The Mach 1 is one of a group of cars called "muscle cars".     T / F
  8. Ford said it hopes the Mach 1 will stay in people's brains.     T / F

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

  1. manufacturer
  2. legendary
  3. role
  4. spokesman
  5. heritage
  6. predicted
  7. recorded
  8. popular
  9. sense
  10. stay
  1. well-liked
  2. representative
  3. remain
  4. famous
  5. forecast
  6. achieved
  7. maker
  8. feeling
  9. part
  10. history

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

  1. The U.S. motor
  2. one of the most famous and
  3. It has starred
  4. It has also played a central role in
  5. be true to
  6. a stylish, sporty, open-
  7. the most successful vehicle launch
  8. recorded sales
  9. what people called
  10. the new Mustang Mach 1 will
  1. of over one million
  2. many American TV shows
  3. stay in people's hearts
  4. recognisable cars ever
  5. top convertible
  6. "muscle cars"
  7. vehicle manufacturer
  8. since the Ford Model A
  9. in many movies
  10. its heritage

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
looks
vehicle
performance
starred
history
legendary
role
first

The U.S. motor (1) ____________ manufacturer Ford Motor Company is bringing back its (2) ____________ Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic, high-power sports car was (3) ____________ produced in 1964. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars ever produced. It has (4) ____________ in many movies, such as "Bullitt" in 1968 and "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played a central (5) ____________ in many American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a V-8, 5.0-litre high-(6) ____________ engine. Prices will start from $36,725. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang (7) ____________. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage. It will deliver great (8) ____________ and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
analyst
later
predicted
hearts
sporty
speed
muscle
launch

The Mustang was developed as a stylish, (9) ____________, open-top convertible in 1964. Managers at Ford originally (10) ____________ it would sell 100,000 of the cars a year. However, the Mustang became the most successful vehicle (11) ____________ since the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford sold over 400,000 Mustangs in 1965 and recorded sales of over one million a year (12) ____________. The car's sporty looks made it very popular. This led to other car makers producing what people called "(13) ____________ cars". These included the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A car (14) ____________ said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a sense of (15) ____________." Ford is hoping the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay in people's (16) ____________ and add to its long history.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) The U.S. motor vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company is bringing back ______
     a.  its legend airy Mustang
     b.  its legion dairy Mustang
     c.  its legendary Mustang
     d.  its allegedly Mustang
2)  The classic, high-power sports car was first ______
     a.  produced on 1964
     b.  produced at 1964
     c.  produced of 1964
     d.  produced in 1964
3)  It has also played a central role in many ______
     a.  American TV shows
     b.  American TV showers
     c.  American TV shoes
     d.  American TV shoals
4)  Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history. ______
     a.  Like the originality
     b.  Like the original
     c.  Like the originally
     d.  Like the origin all
5)  It will deliver great looks and be the best ______
     a.  race in Mustang ever
     b.  ray sin Mustang ever
     c.  rays in Mustang ever
     d.  racing Mustang ever

6)  The Mustang was developed as a stylish, sporty, ______
     a.  open-stop convertible
     b.  open-top convertible
     c.  open-stop convertible
     d.  opened top convertible
7)  The car's sporty looks made ______.
     a.  it very popular
     b.  it very populate
     c.  it very poplar
     d.  it very pop you are
8)  This led to other car makers producing what people ______
     a.  called "muscle cars"
     b.  called "muscled car"
     c.  called "muscles cars"
     d.  called "muscle car"
9)  A car analyst said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a ______"
     a.  sense of speed
     b.  cents of speed
     c.  scents of speed
     d.  sensor speed
10)  Ford is hoping the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay ______
     a.  in people's charts
     b.  in people's heats
     c.  in people's hearths
     d.  in people's hearts

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The U.S. motor vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company (1) ___________________ its legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic, high-power sports car (2) ___________________ in 1964. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars ever produced. It has (3) ___________________ movies, such as "Bullitt" in 1968 and "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played (4) ___________________ in many American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a V-8, 5.0-litre high-performance engine. Prices will start from $36,725. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a (5) ___________________ Mustang history. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage. It (6) ___________________ looks and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."

The Mustang was developed (7) ___________________, sporty, open-top convertible in 1964. Managers at Ford originally (8) ___________________ sell 100,000 of the cars a year. However, the Mustang became the most successful vehicle (9) ___________________ Ford Model A in 1927. Ford sold over 400,000 Mustangs in 1965 and recorded sales of over one million a year later. The car's sporty looks made it very popular. This led to other car makers producing what people (10) ___________________. These included the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A car analyst said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a (11) ___________________." Ford is hoping the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay (12) ___________________ and add to its long history.

Comprehension questions

  1. When was the Mustang Mach 1 first produced?
  2. When did the car star in the movie "Bullitt"?
  3. In what has the car played a central role?
  4. What size is the engine in terms of litres?
  5. Where does the Mustang Mach 1 have a special place?
  6. Who predicted Ford would sell 100,000 Mustang Mach 1s a year?
  7. How many of the cars did Ford sell in 1965?
  8. What made the car very popular?
  9. What did people call cars like the Mustang, Camaro and Firebird?
  10. Where does Ford hope the Mustang will stay?




Multiple choice quiz

1) When was the Mustang Mach 1 first produced?
a) 1964
b) 1968
c) 1965
d) 2006
2) When did the car star in the movie "Bullitt"?
a) 1965
b) 2008
c) 1968
d) 1927
3) In what did the article say the car has played a central role?
a) motor shows
b) American TV shows
c) climate change
d) US society
4) What size is the engine in terms of litres?
a) one litre
b) six litres
c) eight litres
d) five litres
5)  Where did the article say the car has a special place?
a) in Mustang history
b) in Detroit
c) in garages
d) on race tracks

6) Who predicted Ford would sell 100,000 Mustang Mach 1s a year?
a) Mr Ford
b) car analysts
c) an investment company
d) Ford managers
7) How many of the cars did Ford sell in 1965?
a) over 500,000
b) over 400,000
c) 0ver 600,000
d) over one million
8) What made the car very popular?
a) its environmental friendliness
b) its fuel economy
c) the colours
d) its sporty looks
9) What did people call cars like the Mustang, Camaro and Firebird?
a) "freedom cars"
b) "brain cars"
c) "muscle cars"
d) "fun cars"
10) Where does Ford hope the Mustang will stay?
a) in museums
b) in people's hearts
c) on race tracks
d) in photographs

Role play

Role  A – Big Engine
You think a big engine is the most important feature for a car. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as bad. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a convertible roof, being green or fuel economy.

Role  B – Convertible Roof
You think a convertible roof is the most important feature for a car. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as bad. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a big engine, being green or fuel economy.

Role  C – Being Green
You think being green is the most important feature for a car. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as bad. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a convertible roof, a big engine or fuel economy.

Role  D – Fuel Economy
You think fuel economy is the most important feature for a car. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as bad. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a convertible roof, being green or a big engine.

After reading / listening

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

'sports'

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  • and 'car'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • back
    • famous
    • role
    • start
    • special
    • deliver
    • developed
    • 100,000
    • 1965
    • other
    • muscle
    • add




    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 - Ford Mustang Mach 1

    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 'sports'?
    3. What do you think of sports cars?
    4. What do you know about the Ford Mustang?
    5. Why do people like sports cars?
    6. Would you like a sports car?
    7. How important is a big engine in a car?
    8. What are the good things about sports cars?
    9. What do you think of the name "Mustang Mach 1"?
    10. What is your favourite car, and why?

    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 'car'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about Ford?
    5. Should sports cars have smaller engines to protect the environment?
    6. Do you like being in a fast car?
    7. What are the bad things about sports cars?
    8. Would you like to race a Mustang Mach 1?
    9. Are there any cars that are in your heart?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Ford?

    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)

    The U.S. motor vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company is bringing (1) ____ its legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The (2) ____, high-power sports car was first produced in 1964. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars ever produced. It has (3) ____ in many movies, such as "Bullitt" in 1968 and "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played a central role (4) ____ many American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a V-8, 5.0-litre high-performance engine. Prices will start from $36,725. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a (5) ____ place in Mustang history. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage. It will deliver great (6) ____ and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."

    The Mustang was developed as a stylish, (7) ____, open-top convertible in 1964. Managers at Ford originally predicted it would sell 100,000 of the cars a year. However, the Mustang became the most successful vehicle (8) ____ since the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford sold over 400,000 Mustangs in 1965 and recorded sales of over one million a year later. The car's sporty looks made it very (9) ____. This led to other car makers producing what people called "(10) ____ cars". These included the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A car (11) ____ said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a sense of speed." Ford is hoping the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay in people's hearts and (12) ____ to its long history.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     on     (b)     back     (c)     up     (d)     to    
    2. (a)     brassy     (b)     classic     (c)     bossy     (d)     messy    
    3. (a)     stored     (b)     stirred     (c)     starry     (d)     starred    
    4. (a)     of     (b)     in     (c)     by     (d)     to    
    5. (a)     full     (b)     slowly     (c)     terrible     (d)     special    
    6. (a)     visual     (b)     watches     (c)     looks     (d)     sees    
    7. (a)     sporty     (b)     sport     (c)     spotty     (d)     spots    
    8. (a)     take off     (b)     lift off     (c)     launch     (d)     increase    
    9. (a)     view     (b)     famously     (c)     liking     (d)     popular    
    10. (a)     muscle     (b)     brain     (c)     stomach     (d)     foot    
    11. (a)     analyst     (b)     dialysis     (c)     analogue     (d)     cyst    
    12. (a)     add     (b)     minus     (c)     plus     (d)     divide

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. The cisacls, high-power sports car
    3. played a alercnt role
    4. high-performance neigen
    5. Like the ogliiarn
    6. be true to its arhtieeg

    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  since the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford sold over 400,000 Mustangs in 1965 and recorded sales
    (...)  history. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its
    (...)  The Mustang was developed as a stylish, sporty, open-top convertible in 1964. Managers at Ford originally predicted it would sell
    (...)  the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay in people's hearts and add to its long history.
    (...)  power sports car was first produced in 1964. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars ever
    (...)  engine. Prices will start from $36,725. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang
    1  ) The U.S. motor vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company is bringing back its legendary Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic, high-
    (...)  of over one million a year later. The car's sporty looks made it very popular. This led to other car
    (...)  100,000 of the cars a year. However, the Mustang became the most successful vehicle launch
    (...)  heritage. It will deliver great looks and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."
    (...)  makers producing what people called "muscle cars". These included the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A car
    (...)  analyst said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a sense of speed." Ford is hoping
    (...)  role in many American TV shows. The new Mach 1 has a V-8, 5.0-litre high-performance
    (...)  produced. It has starred in many movies, such as "Bullitt" in 1968 and "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played a central

    Put the words in the right order

    1. Company   .   U.S.   Motor   manufacturer   Ford   motor   vehicle   The
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    3. most   the   of   cars   .   famous   and   One   recognisable
    4. in   a   role   central   shows   .   Played   TV   many
    5. place    a   Mach 1   has   in   Mustang   history   .   special
    6. sell   100,000   originally   it   would   predicted   cars   .   Ford
    7. most   successful   vehicle   launch   The   since   the   Ford   .
    8. popular   .   it   looks   sporty   made   The   very   car's
    9. makers   producing   people   what   called   cars   .   muscle   Car
    10. stay   new   in   hearts   .   people's   will   The   Mach 1

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The U.S. motor / motored vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company is bringing back its legendary / legion Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic, high-power sports car was fast / first produced in 1964. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars ever / never produced. It has starred in many movies, such as "Bullitt" in 1968 and "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played a centre / central role in many American TV shows. The new / newly Mach 1 has a V-8, 5.0-litre high-performance engine. Prices will start from / for $36,725. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a special place in / at Mustang history. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true / truth to its heritage. It will deliver great looking / looks and [be the best racing] Mustang ever."

    The Mustang was developed as a stylish sporty, open-top convertible in 1964. Managers at Ford origin / originally predicted it would sell 100,000 of the cars one / a year. However, the Mustang became the must / most successful vehicle launch for / since the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford sold over 400,000 Mustangs in 1965 and recorded sells / sales of over one million a year later. The car's sporty looks made it very popular / poplar. This led to other car makers producing what people called / calling "muscle cars". These included the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A car / care analyst said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a sense / scent of speed." Ford is hoping the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay in people's hearts and add / plus to its long history.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

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

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    T h_ M_s t_n g w_s d_v_l_p_d _s _ s t y l_s h s p_r t y , _p_n - t_p c_n v_r t_b l_ _n 1 9 6 4 . M_n_g_r s _t F_r d _r_g_n_l l y p r_d_c t_d _t w__ l d s_l l 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 _f t h_ c_r s _ y__ r . H_w_v_r , t h_ M_s t_n g b_c_m_ t h_ m_s t s_c c_s s f_l v_h_c l_ l__ n c h s_n c_ t h_ F_r d M_d_l A _n 1 9 2 7 . F_r d s_l d _v_r 4 0 0 , 0 0 0 M_s t_n g s _n 1 9 6 5 _n d r_c_r d_d s_l_s _f _v_r _n_ m_l l__ n _ y__ r l_t_r . T h_ c_r ' s s p_r t y l__ k s m_d_ _t v_r y p_p_l_r . T h_s l_d t_ _t h_r c_r m_k_r s p r_d_c_n g w h_t p__ p l_ c_l l_d " m_s c l_ c_r s " . T h_s_ _n c l_d_d t h_ C h_v r_l_t C_m_r_ _n d P_n t__ c F_r_b_r d . A c_r _n_l y s t s__ d : " T h_ h_r_t_g_ _f t h_ M_c h 1 _n v_k_s _ s_n s_ _f s p__ d . " F_r d _s h_p_n g t h_ n_w M_s t_n g M_c h 1 w_l l s t_y _n p__ p l_' s h__ r t s _n d _d d t_ _t s l_n g h_s t_r y .

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the us motor vehicle manufacturer ford motor company is bringing back its legendary mustang mach 1 car the classic highpower sports car was first produced in 1964 it is one of the most famous and recognisable cars ever produced it has starred in many movies such as bullitt in 1968 and fast and furious tokyo drift in 2006 it has also played a central role in many american tv shows the new mach 1 has a v8 50litre highperformance engine prices will start from 36725 a ford spokesman said mach 1 has a special place in mustang history like the original the allnew mustang mach 1 will be true to its heritage it will deliver great looks and be the best racing mustang ever

    the mustang was developed as a stylish, sporty opentop convertible in 1964 managers at ford originally predicted it would sell 100000 of the cars a year however the mustang became the most successful vehicle launch since the ford model a in 1927 ford sold over 400000 mustangs in 1965 and recorded sales of over one million a year later the cars sporty looks made it very popular this led to other car makers producing what people called muscle cars these included the chevrolet camaro and pontiac firebird a car analyst said the heritage of the mach 1 invokes a sense of speed ford is hoping the new mustang mach 1 will stay in peoples hearts and add to its long history

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    TheU.S.motorvehiclemanufacturerFordMotorCompanyisbringingba
    ckitslegendaryMustangMach1car.Theclassic,high-powersportscarw
    asfirstproducedin1964.Itisoneofthemostfamousandrecognisableca
    rseverproduced.Ithasstarredinmanymovies,suchas"Bullitt"in1968a
    nd"FastandFurious:TokyoDrift"in2006.Ithasalsoplayedacentralrolei
    nmanyAmericanTVshows.ThenewMach1hasaV-8,5.0-literhigh-per
    formanceengine.Priceswillstartfrom$36,725.AFordspokesmansaid:
    "Mach1hasaspecialplaceinMustanghistory.Liketheoriginal,theall-n
    ewMustangMach1willbetruetoitsheritage.Itwilldelivergreatlooksan
    d[bethebestracing]Mustangever."TheMustangwasdevelopedasasty
    lish,sporty,open-topconvertiblein1964.ManagersatFordoriginallypr
    edicteditwouldsell100,000ofthecarsayear.However,theMustangbec
    amethemostsuccessfulvehiclelaunchsincetheFordModelAin1927.Fo
    rdsoldover400,000Mustangsin1965andrecordedsalesofoveronemill
    ionayearlater.Thecar'ssportylooksmadeitverypopular.Thisledtooth
    ercarmakersproducingwhatpeoplecalled"musclecars".Theseinclude
    dtheChevroletCamaroandPontiacFirebird.Acaranalystsaid:"Theheri
    tageoftheMach1invokesasenseofspeed."FordishopingthenewMusta
    ngMach1willstayinpeople'sheartsandaddtoitslonghistory.

    Free writing

    Write about Mustang Mach 1 for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Sports cars are the best cars you can buy. 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. SPORTS CARS: Make a poster about sports cars. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. ENGINES: Write a magazine article about all sports cars having small engines to help protect the environment. 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 sports cars. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas. 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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