The Reading / Listening - Manny Pacquiao - Level 0

Philippines boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will run for president. He says the Philippines needs a new government. He thinks his boxing career will give him the skills he needs. Pacquiao said: "I will always be a fighter, inside and outside the ring." Many other sports heroes have become leaders of their country.

Pacquiao is one of the best boxers ever. He is the only boxer to be world champion at eight different weights. He won twelve world titles across four decades. Pacquiao has also been head coach and a player for a Philippine basketball team. He has also starred in movies, presented TV shows, and released best-selling songs.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Manny Pacquiao - Level 1 Manny Pacquiao - Level 2   or  Manny Pacquiao - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038905560/boxer-manny-pacquiao-running-for-president-the-philippines
  • https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/manny-pacquiao-says-hes-running-for-president-of-the-philippines-fighting-future-uncertain/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Pacquiao


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. boxing
  2. the Philippines needs a new
  3. his boxing
  4. give him the skills he
  5. I will always
  6. inside and
  7. sports
  8. become leaders of
  1. needs
  2. heroes
  3. government
  4. their country
  5. outside the ring
  6. superstar
  7. be a fighter
  8. career

Paragraph 2

  1. the only boxer to be world
  2. at eight different
  3. He won twelve world
  4. across four
  5. head
  6. He has also starred
  7. presented TV
  8. best-
  1. titles
  2. shows
  3. weights
  4. selling songs
  5. decades
  6. coach
  7. champion
  8. in movies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Philippines boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will run for president. (1) ___________________ Philippines needs a new government. He thinks (2) ___________________ will give him the (3) ___________________. Pacquiao said: "I will always (4) ___________________, inside and outside the ring." (5) ___________________ heroes have become leaders (6) ___________________.

Pacquiao is (7) ___________________ best boxers ever. He is the (8) ___________________ be world champion at eight different weights. He won twelve (9) ___________________ four decades. Pacquiao has also (10) ___________________ and a player for a Philippine basketball team. (11) ___________________ starred in movies, presented TV shows, and released (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PhilippinesboxingsuperstarMannyPacquiaowillrunforpresident.Hesa
ysthePhilippinesneedsanewgovernment.Hethinkshisboxingcareerw
illgivehimtheskillsheneeds.Pacquiaosaid:"Iwillalwaysbeafighter,ins
ideandoutsidethering."Manyothersportsheroeshavebecomeleaders
oftheircountry.Pacquiaoisoneofthebestboxersever.Heistheonlybox
ertobeworldchampionateightdifferentweights.Hewontwelveworldtit
lesacrossfourdecades.Pacquiaohasalsobeenheadcoachandaplayerf
oraPhilippinebasketballteam.Hehasalsostarredinmovies,presented
TVshows,andreleasedbest-sellingsongs.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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