The Reading / Listening - Manny Pacquiao - Level 2

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Mr Pacquiao has been a senator in the Philippines since 2016. He said the Filipino people need a new government. He believes his boxing career has helped him in politics and will give him the skills he needs to be president. He said: "I'm a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring." He added: "We need government to serve our people." Other sporting heroes have become leaders of their country, like Pakistan's cricketing hero Imran Khan and Liberia's soccer icon George Weah.

Pacquiao is one of the best professional boxers of all time. He is the only boxer in history to be world champion at eight different levels. He won twelve world titles and is the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades. Pacquiao has been successful outside of his boxing and political careers. 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 albums and songs. He is also a preacher, philanthropist and YouTube personality.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Manny Pacquiao - Level 0 Manny Pacquiao - Level 1   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 will run for
  2. in the 2022
  3. give him the skills
  4. I will always
  5. inside and
  6. sporting
  7. leaders of their
  8. Pakistan's cricketing
  1. be a fighter
  2. hero
  3. outside the ring
  4. elections
  5. country
  6. he needs
  7. president
  8. heroes

Paragraph 2

  1. one of the best professional boxers
  2. world champion at eight different
  3. four
  4. his boxing and
  5. He was head coach
  6. He has also starred
  7. released best-selling albums
  8. YouTube
  1. and a player
  2. and songs
  3. personality
  4. decades
  5. of all time
  6. political careers
  7. levels
  8. in movies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Mr Pacquiao has (1) ___________________ in the Philippines since 2016. He said the Filipino people need a new government. He believes his boxing career has helped (2) ___________________ and will give him the (3) ___________________ to be president. He said: "I'm a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring." He added: "We need government to (4) ___________________." Other sporting heroes have become (5) ___________________ country, like Pakistan's cricketing hero Imran Khan and (6) ___________________ George Weah.

Pacquiao is one of the best professional (7) ___________________ time. He is the only boxer (8) ___________________ be world champion at eight different levels. He won twelve world titles and is the only boxer to hold world championships (9) ___________________. Pacquiao has been successful outside of his boxing and political careers. He was (10) ___________________ a player for a Philippine basketball team. He has also starred in movies, presented TV shows, (11) ___________________-selling albums and songs. He is (12) ___________________, philanthropist and YouTube personality.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

BoxinglegendMannyPacquiaosaidhewillrunforpresidentinthe2022el
ections.MrPacquiaohasbeenasenatorinthePhilippinessince2016.Hes
aidtheFilipinopeopleneedanewgovernment.Hebelieveshisboxingcar
eerhashelpedhiminpoliticsandwillgivehimtheskillsheneedstobepresi
dent.Hesaid:"I'mafighter,andIwillalwaysbeafighterinsideandoutsid
ethering."Headded:"Weneedgovernmenttoserveourpeople."Others
portingheroeshavebecomeleadersoftheircountry,likePakistan'scric
ketingheroImranKhanandLiberia'ssoccericonGeorgeWeah.Pacquia
oisoneofthebestprofessionalboxersofalltime.Heistheonlyboxerinhis
torytobeworldchampionateightdifferentlevels.Hewontwelveworldtit
lesandistheonlyboxertoholdworldchampionshipsacrossfourdecades
.Pacquiaohasbeensuccessfuloutsideofhisboxingandpoliticalcareers.
HewasheadcoachandaplayerforaPhilippinebasketballteam.Hehasal
sostarredinmovies,presentedTVshows,andreleasedbest-sellingal
bumsandsongs.Heisalsoapreacher,philanthropistandYouTubeperso
nality.

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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