The Reading / Listening - Kamala Harris - Level 1

Kamala Harris is the U.S. Vice President-elect. Television networks announced Joe Biden's victory in 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: "This election is...about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us."



Kamala Harris was California's attorney general before becoming a US senator. Joe Biden chose her as his running mate for this election. She will be sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2021. The Atlantic magazine said: "Harris' ascent to the vice-presidency is certainly a reflection of what's possible. She has accomplished something that no other black woman has." It said she might one day, "step one level up to the presidency".

Try the same news story at these levels:

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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 President-
  2. Television
  3. he won 279 votes in the
  4. the first of South Asian
  5. Harris, 56, tweeted:
  6. This election is about the
  7. our willingness to
  8. We have a lot of work
  1. Electoral College
  2. "We did it."
  3. fight for it
  4. elect
  5. ahead of us
  6. descent
  7. networks
  8. soul of America

Paragraph 2

  1. California's attorney
  2. becoming a US
  3. Biden chose her as his running
  4. She will be sworn
  5. Harris' ascent to the
  6. a reflection of what's
  7. It said she might one
  8. step one level up
  1. in
  2. day
  3. vice-presidency
  4. to the presidency
  5. mate
  6. general
  7. possible
  8. senator

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Kamala Harris is the U.S. Vice President-elect. Television networks announced Joe Biden's (1) ___________________ 2020 election after he (2) ___________________ in the Electoral College. Ms Harris will be the first woman, the first black American and (3) ___________________ South Asian descent to be Vice President. Harris, 56, tweeted: "We did it, Joe Biden." She added: "This election is...(4) ___________________ of America and our willingness (5) ___________________ it. We have a lot of work (6) ___________________."

Kamala Harris was California's (7) ___________________ becoming a US senator. Joe Biden chose her as (8) ___________________ for this election. She will (9) ___________________ as Vice President on January 20, 2021. The Atlantic magazine said: "Harris' (10) ___________________ vice-presidency is certainly (11) ___________________ what's possible. She has accomplished something that no other black woman has." It said she might one day, "(12) ___________________ up to the presidency".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

KamalaHarrisistheU.S.VicePresident-elect.Televisionnetworksan
nouncedJoeBiden'svictoryinthe2020electionafterhewon279votesin
theElectoralCollege.MsHarriswillbethefirstwoman,thefirstblackAme
ricanandthefirstofSouthAsiandescenttobeVicePresident.Harris,56,t
weeted:"Wedidit,JoeBiden."Sheadded:"Thiselectionis...abouttheso
ulofAmericaandourwillingnesstofightforit.Wehavealotofworkahead
ofus."KamalaHarriswasCalifornia'sattorneygeneralbeforebecoming
aUSsenator.JoeBidenchoseherashisrunningmateforthiselection.Sh
ewillbesworninasVicePresidentonJanuary20,2021.TheAtlanticmaga
zinesaid:"Harris'ascenttothevice-presidencyiscertainlyareflectio
nofwhat'spossible.Shehasaccomplishedsomethingthatnootherblac
kwomanhas."Itsaidshemightoneday,"steponeleveluptothepresiden
cy".

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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Free writing

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Answers

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