The Reading / Listening - Kamala Harris - Level 0

Kamala Harris is the U.S. Vice President-elect. Joe Biden won the 2020 election after he won 279 votes in the Electoral College. Ms Harris will be the first woman, the first black American and the first of South Asian descent to be Vice President. Harris, 56, tweeted: "We did it, Joe Biden." She added: "We have a lot of work ahead of us."



Kamala Harris was an attorney general before becoming a US senator. She was Joe Biden's running mate. She will be sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2021. The Atlantic magazine said her victory was, "a reflection of what's possible....She did something no other black woman has." It said she might one day be President.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Kamala Harris - Level 1 Kamala Harris - Level 2   or  Kamala Harris - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/the-americas/kamala-harris-america-s-first-woman-vice-president-1.1107375
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53728050
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/07/politics/kamala-harris-first-vice-president-female-black-south-asian/index.html


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 U.S. Vice
  2. Biden won the
  3. he won 279
  4. Ms Harris will be
  5. the first black
  6. of South Asian
  7. We did
  8. We have a lot of work
  1. it
  2. votes
  3. American
  4. ahead of us
  5. 2020 election
  6. President-elect
  7. descent
  8. the first woman

Paragraph 2

  1. attorney
  2. before becoming
  3. She was Joe Biden's running
  4. She will be sworn in
  5. her victory was
  6. what's
  7. She did something no other
  8. she might one
  1. possible
  2. as Vice President
  3. day be President
  4. general
  5. black woman has
  6. a US senator
  7. a reflection
  8. mate

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Kamala Harris is the U.S. (1) ___________________. Joe Biden won the 2020 election after he won 279 (2) ___________________ Electoral College. Ms Harris will (3) ___________________ woman, the first black American and the first of South Asian (4) ___________________ Vice President. Harris, 56, tweeted: "(5) ___________________, Joe Biden." She added: "We have a lot of (6) ___________________ us."

Kamala Harris was an attorney general (7) ___________________ US senator. She was Joe Biden's running mate. She (8) ___________________ in as Vice President on January 20, 2021. The Atlantic (9) ___________________ victory was, "(10) ___________________ what's possible....She did (11) ___________________ black woman has." It said she (12) ___________________ be President.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

KamalaHarrisistheU.S.VicePresident-elect.JoeBidenwonthe2020ele
ctionafterhewon279votesintheElectoralCollege.MsHarriswillbethefi
rstwoman,thefirstblackAmericanandthefirstofSouthAsiandescentto
beVicePresident.Harris,56,tweeted:"Wedidit,JoeBiden."Sheadded:
"Wehavealotofworkaheadofus."KamalaHarriswasanattorneygenera
lbeforebecomingaUSsenator.ShewasJoeBiden'srunningmate.Shewi
llbesworninasVicePresidentonJanuary20,2021.TheAtlanticmagazin
esaidhervictorywas,"areflectionofwhat'spossible....Shedidsomethi
ngnootherblackwomanhas."ItsaidshemightonedaybePresident.

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)

(a) ________________

(b) ________________

(c) ________________

(d) ________________

(e) ________________

(f) ________________

(g) ________________

(h) ________________

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Answers

(Please check your answers against the article above.

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You