The Reading / Listening - Manny Pacquiao - Level 1

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will run for president in 2022. He has been a Philippines senator since 2016. He said the Philippines needs a new government. He thinks his boxing career will give him the skills he needs to be president. Pacquiao said: "I will always be a fighter, inside and outside the ring." Other sporting heroes have become leaders of their country, like Pakistan's cricket hero Imran Khan and Liberia's soccer star George Weah.

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

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Manny Pacquiao - Level 0 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. He has been a Philippines
  2. his boxing
  3. give him the skills
  4. I will always be
  5. inside and
  6. sporting
  7. become leaders
  8. Pakistan's cricket
  1. heroes
  2. a fighter
  3. of their country
  4. career
  5. hero
  6. senator
  7. outside the ring
  8. he needs

Paragraph 2

  1. be world
  2. at eight different
  3. across four
  4. outside
  5. head
  6. He has also starred
  7. released best-
  8. YouTube
  1. decades
  2. personality
  3. coach
  4. weights
  5. selling songs
  6. of boxing
  7. champion
  8. in movies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will run for president in 2022. He has been a Philippines (1) ___________________. He said the Philippines (2) ___________________ government. He thinks (3) ___________________ will give him the skills he needs to be president. Pacquiao said: "I will always (4) __________________, inside and (5) ___________________." Other sporting heroes have become (6) ___________________ country, like Pakistan's cricket hero Imran Khan and Liberia's soccer star George Weah.

Pacquiao is one of the best boxers (7) ___________________. He is the only boxer to be world champion (8) ___________________ weights. He won twelve world titles (9) ___________________. Pacquiao has been successful (10) ___________________. He was head coach and a player for a Philippine basketball team. He has also (11) ___________________, presented TV shows, and released best-selling songs. He is (12) ___________________ and YouTube personality.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

BoxinglegendMannyPacquiaowillrunforpresidentin2022.Hehasbeen
aPhilippinessenatorsince2016.HesaidthePhilippinesneedsanewgov
ernment.Hethinkshisboxingcareerwillgivehimtheskillsheneedstobe
president.Pacquiaosaid:"Iwillalwaysbeafighter,insideandoutsideth
ering."Othersportingheroeshavebecomeleadersoftheircountry,like
Pakistan'scricketheroImranKhanandLiberia'ssoccerstarGeorgeWea
h.Pacquiaoisoneofthebestboxersofalltime.Heistheonlyboxertobewo
rldchampionateightdifferentweights.Hewontwelveworldtitlesacross
fourdecades.Pacquiaohasbeensuccessfuloutsideofboxing.Hewashe
adcoachandaplayerforaPhilippinebasketballteam.Hehasalsostarred
inmovies,presentedTVshows,andreleasedbest-sellingsongs.Heisals
oapreacherandYouTubepersonality.

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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