The Reading / Listening - Level 3

World leaders have congratulated Donald Trump on his surprise win in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday. Other leaders were a little less warm. Mr Trump defeated his rival Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He will take office on January 20, 2017. He will then be aged 70 years, 7 months and 6 days. This means he will be the oldest person to become President. In his victory speech, Mr Trump told Americans: "Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. [We will] have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us."



Russia's president Vladimir Putin was among the first to congratulate Mr Trump. He said: "We are ready to do our part to return Russian-American relations to a stable path of development." China said it looked forward to working, "in a constructive way that avoided conflict and confrontation". Mexican President Pena Nieto said: "Mexico and the United States are friends, partners and allies and we should keep collaborating." France's President Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a period of uncertainty". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more crazy." Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "Hand in hand with Mr Trump, we will try to work together."

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Sources
  • http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world-leaders-react-trump-victory-apprehension-applause/
  • http://www.france24.com/en/20161109-world-leaders-uneasy-trump-stages-election-upset-usa
  • http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/world-leaders-react-donald-trump-triumph-161109083310076.html


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Warm-ups

1. DONALD TRUMP: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Donald Trump. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       world leaders / surprise / rival / take office / President / victory speech / dream /
       ready / relations / development / constructive / conflict / collaborating / crazy

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN: Students A strongly believe Donald Trump will make America great again; Students B strongly believe he won't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. WORLD LEADERS: What are the good and bad things about these world leaders? Talk about this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Barack Obama (USA)
  • Bashar al-Assad (Syria)
  • Vladimir Putin (Russia)
  • Xi Jinping (China)
  • Narendra Modi (India)
  • Angela Merkel (Germany)
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5. PRESIDENT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "president". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. AMERICA: Rank these with your partner. Put the best things about the USA at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • food
  • people
  • free speech
  • nature
  • democracy
  • freedom
  • Hollywood
  • sports

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says Donald Trump's win was no surprise.     T / F
  2. Donald Trump will become the USA's 45th President.     T / F
  3. Donald Trump will be the oldest person to become U.S. President.     T / F
  4. Mr Trump says he will make America the world's strongest economy.     T / F
  5. Vladimir Putin was the first person to congratulate Donald Trump.     T / F
  6. Mexico's president said the US and Mexico should stop collaborating.     T / F
  7. France's leader said he was happy the future is now more certain.     T / F
  8. Japan's leader said he would work hand in hand with Mr Trump.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. win
  2. a little
  3. defeated
  4. speech
  5. willing
  6. among
  7. stable
  8. avoid
  9. period
  10. crazy
  1. secure
  2. beat
  3. time
  4. slightly
  5. one of
  6. prepared
  7. victory
  8. mad
  9. stay away from
  10. talk

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. World leaders have
  2. take
  3. victory
  4. renewing the American
  5. nations willing to get
  6. Putin was among
  7. We are ready to do
  8. friends, partners
  9. a period of
  10. things will get
  1. speech
  2. uncertainty
  3. dream
  4. the first
  5. and allies
  6. office
  7. more crazy
  8. our part
  9. along with us
  10. congratulated Donald Trump

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
office
surprise
dream
victory
rival
willing
means
urgent

World leaders have congratulated Donald Trump on his (1) ____________ win in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday. Other leaders were a little less warm. Mr Trump defeated his (2) ____________ Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He will take (3) ____________ on January 20, 2017. He will then be aged 70 years, 7 months and 6 days. This (4) ____________ he will be the oldest person to become President. In his (5) ____________ speech, Mr Trump told Americans: "Working together, we will begin the (6) ____________ task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American (7) ____________. [We will] have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations (8) ____________ to get along with us."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
forward
among
together
partners
part
crazy
period
avoided

Russia's president Vladimir Putin was (9) ____________ the first to congratulate Mr Trump. He said: "We are ready to do our (10) ____________ to return Russian-American relations to a stable path of development." China said it looked (11) ____________ to working, "in a constructive way that (12) ____________ conflict and confrontation". Mexican President Pena Nieto said: "Mexico and the United States are friends, (13) ____________ and allies and we should keep collaborating." France's President Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a (14) ____________ of uncertainty". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more (15) ____________." Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "Hand in hand with Mr Trump, we will try to work (16) ____________."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Other leaders were a little ______
     a.  lesser warm
     b.  less warm
     c.  lest warm
     d.  less warmly

2)  …to become the USA's 45th President. He will ______ January 20
     a.  take office in
     b.  take official on
     c.  take office on
     d.  takes office on

3)  This means he will be the oldest person ______
     a.  too become President
     b.  to becomes President
     c.  to become President
     d.  to becoming President

4)  we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing ______
     a.  the America dream
     b.  the American dreamer
     c.  the America dreaming
     d.  the American dream

5)  we will get along with all other nations willing to get ______
     a.  a long with us
     b.  all long with us
     c.  a lone with us
     d.  along with us

6)  Russia's president Vladimir Putin was among the first ______ Mr Trump
     a.  too congratulates
     b.  to congratulate
     c.  two congratulate
     d.  to congratulates

7)  do our part to return Russian-American relations to a ______ development
     a.  stable path of
     b.  staple path of
     c.  stay bull path of
     d.  stray bull path of

8)  it looked forward to working in a constructive way that ______ confrontation
     a.  avoid it conflict and
     b.  avoided conflict and
     c.  avoided conflicts and
     d.  avoid conflict and

9)  Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a period ______"
     a.  of uncertainty
     b.  if uncertain tea
     c.  of a certain tea
     d.  of non-certain tea

10)  The world won't end, but things will ______
     a.  get more crazies
     b.  get more crazy
     c.  get more crazily
     d.  get more crazier

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

World leaders have congratulated Donald Trump (1) ___________________ win in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday. Other leaders were a little less warm. Mr Trump (2) ___________________ Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He (3) ___________________ January 20, 2017. He will then be aged 70 years, 7 months and 6 days. This means he will be the oldest person to become President. In (4) ___________________, Mr Trump told Americans: "Working together, we will begin (5) ___________________ rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. [We will] have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations (6) ___________________ along with us."

Russia's president Vladimir Putin was (7) ___________________ to congratulate Mr Trump. He said: "We are ready (8) ___________________ to return Russian-American relations to a stable path of development." China said it looked forward to working, "(9) ___________________ way that avoided conflict and confrontation". Mexican President Pena Nieto said: "Mexico and the United States are friends, (10) ___________________ and we should keep collaborating." France's President Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a period (11) ___________________". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more crazy." Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "Hand in hand with Mr Trump, we (12) ___________________ together."

Comprehension questions

  1. What did world leaders do to Donald Trump after his election win?
  2. How many U.S. Presidents were there before Donald Trump?
  3. How old will Donald Trump be when he takes office?
  4. What did Mr Trump say he would renew?
  5. What kind of economy does Mr Trump want to create for America?
  6. Who did the article say was one of the first to congratulate Mr Trump?
  7. What does China want to avoid?
  8. What did Mexico say the USA and Mexico should keep doing?
  9. What kind of period did France's president say the world was entering?
  10. Who said he would work hand in hand with Mr Trump?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What did world leaders do to Donald Trump after his election win?
a) congratulate him
b) applaud him
c) thank him
d) e-mail him

2) How many U.S. Presidents were there before Donald Trump?
a) 46
b) 45
c) 44
d) 43

3) How old will Donald Trump be when he takes office?
a) 60
b) 70
c) 65
d) 75

4) What did Mr Trump say he would renew?
a) his Washington Post subscription
b) his driving license
c) relations with Iran
d) the American dream

5) What kind of economy does Mr Trump want to create for America?
a) the world's strongest
b) an IT economy
c) a beautiful one
d) a green economy

6) Who did the article say was one of the first to congratulate Mr Trump?
a) Mexico's president
b) Barack Obama
c) his wife
d) Vladimir Putin

7) What does China want to avoid?
a) Russia
b) conflict
c) meetings
d) embarrassment

8) What did Mexico say the USA and Mexico should keep doing?
a) trading
b) building bridges
c) playing soccer
d) collaborating

9) What kind of period did France's president say the world was entering?
a) one filled with optimism
b) a happy one
c) an uncertain one
d) a more secure one

10) Who said he would work hand in hand with Mr Trump?
a) Germany's Justice Minister
b) Shinzo Abe
c) Pena Nieto
d) Francois Hollande

Role play

Role A — Democracy

You think democracy is the best thing about America. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as great. Also, tell the others which is the least great of these (and why): free speech, people or nature.

Role B — Free Speech

You think free speech is the best thing about America. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as great. Also, tell the others which is the least great of these (and why): democracy, people or nature.

Role C — The People

You think people are the best things about America. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as great. Also, tell the others which is the least great of these (and why): free speech, democracy or nature.

Role D — Nature

You think nature is the best thing about America. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as great. Also, tell the others which is the least great of these (and why): free speech, people or democracy.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'American'

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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • and 'dream'.

  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • first
    • path
    • way
    • friends
    • opens
    • hand
    • surprise
    • rival
    • office
    • speech
    • dream
    • willing




    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 - World leaders have mixed reactions to Trump victory

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'election'?
    3. What did you think of the US election result?
    4. What do you know about Donald Trump?
    5. Do you think Donald Trump will be a good president?
    6. What do you think of a country's leader being 70 years old?
    7. What is the American dream?
    8. What does Mr Trump need to do to make America great again?
    9. How does your country get along with America?
    10. What advice do you have for Donald Trump?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you know about Hillary Clinton?
    3. What did you think of the election campaign?
    4. What will Donald Trump do as president?
    5. How will the USA get along with other countries from now?
    6. How important is it to be friends with the USA?
    7. In what way might things 'get more crazy'?
    8. What do you think of Donald Trump?
    9. How will the USA be different in four years from now?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Donald Trump?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    World leaders have congratulated Donald Trump on his (1) ____ win in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday. Other leaders were a little (2) ____ warm. Mr Trump defeated his (3) ____ Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He will take office on January 20, 2017. He will then be (4) ____ 70 years, 7 months and 6 days. This means he will be the oldest person to become President. In his victory (5) ____, Mr Trump told Americans: "Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. [We will] have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations (6) ____ to get along with us."

    Russia's president Vladimir Putin was (7) ____ the first to congratulate Mr Trump. He said: "We are ready to do our part to return Russian-American relations to a (8) ____ path of development." China said it looked forward to working, "in a constructive way (9) ____ avoided conflict and confrontation". Mexican President Pena Nieto said: "Mexico and the United States are friends, partners and allies and we should (10) ____ collaborating." France's President Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a period of uncertainty". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more (11) ____." Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "Hand in (12) ____ with Mr Trump, we will try to work together."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     surprises     (b)     surprise     (c)     surprised     (d)     surprisingly    
    2. (a)     fewer     (b)     less     (c)     small     (d)     smaller    
    3. (a)     revel     (b)     rebel     (c)     libel     (d)     rival    
    4. (a)     old     (b)     aged     (c)     age     (d)     birthday    
    5. (a)     talking     (b)     speech     (c)     conversation     (d)     voice    
    6. (a)     wailing     (b)     welling     (c)     willing     (d)     walling    
    7. (a)     one     (b)     between     (c)     among     (d)     on    
    8. (a)     stability     (b)     staple     (c)     stable     (d)     stubble    
    9. (a)     so     (b)     just     (c)     what     (d)     that    
    10. (a)     have     (b)     do     (c)     make     (d)     keep    
    11. (a)     crazy     (b)     crazies     (c)     crazily     (d)     craze    
    12. (a)     arm     (b)     head     (c)     hand     (d)     foot

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    (    )     USA's 45th President. He will take office on January 20, 2017. He will then be aged 70 years, 7 months and

    (    )     forward to working, "in a constructive way that avoided conflict and confrontation". Mexican President Pena Nieto

    (    )     collaborating." France's President Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a period of uncertainty". Germany's

    (    )     Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more

    (    )     along with all other nations willing to get along with us."

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    (    )     part to return Russian-American relations to a stable path of development." China said it looked

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    Put the words in the right order

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    9. period   the   of   result   uncertainty   opens   Hollande   a   said   .
    10. get   more   crazy   The   world   won't   end   ,   but   things   will   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    World leaders have congratulated / congratulations Donald Trump on his surprise win / winning in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday. Other leaders were a little fewer / less warm. Mr Trump defeated his rival / rivalry Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He will take office on January 20, 2017. He will then be aged / old 70 years, 7 months and 6 days. This means he will be the oldest people / person to become President. In his victory speech, Mr Trump told Americans: "Working together, we will begin the urgent / urgency task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dreaming / dream. [We will] have the strongest economy / economical anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations wailing / willing to get along with us."

    Russia's president Vladimir Putin was among the first to / for congratulate Mr Trump. He said: "We are ready to do our part to return / returns Russian-American relations to a stable / stability path of development." China said it looked / watched forward to working, "in a constructive way that avoided conflict and confrontation". Mexican President Pena Nieto said: "Mexico and the United States are / be friends, partners and allies and we / he should keep collaborating." France's President Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a full stop / period of uncertainty". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more crazily / crazy." Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "Hand in hand / foot with Mr Trump, we will trial / try to work together."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    world leaders have congratulated donald trump on his surprise win in the us presidential election on tuesday other leaders were a little less warm mr trump defeated his rival hillary clinton to become the usa's 45th president he will take office on january 20 2017 he will then be aged 70 years 7 months and 6 days this means he will be the oldest person to become president in his victory speech mr trump told americans "working together we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the american dream [we will] have the strongest economy anywhere in the world at the same time we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us"

    russia's president vladimir putin was among the first to congratulate mr trump he said "we are ready to do our part to return russian-american relations to a stable path of development" china said it looked forward to working "in a constructive way that avoided conflict and confrontation" mexican president pena nieto said "mexico and the united states are friends partners and allies and we should keep collaborating" france's president francois hollande said the result "opens a period of uncertainty" germany's justice minister tweeted "the world won't end but things will get more crazy" japan's prime minister shinzo abe said "hand in hand with mr trump we will try to work together"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    iditlookedforwardtoworking,"inaconstructivewaythatavoidedconflic
    tandconfrontation".MexicanPresidentPenaNietosaid:"Mexicoandthe
    UnitedStatesarefriends,partnersandalliesandweshouldkeepcollabor
    ating."France'sPresidentFrancoisHollandesaidtheresult,"opensaper
    iodofuncertainty".Germany'sJusticeMinistertweeted:"Theworldwon
    'tend,butthingswillgetmorecrazy."Japan'sPrimeMinisterShinzoAbes
    aid:"HandinhandwithMrTrump,wewilltrytoworktogether."

    Free writing

    Write about President Donald Trump for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Donald Trump will be good for America and the world. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about Donald Trump. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Make a poster about three different U.S. Presidents. Show how they made America great (or better). Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN: Write a magazine article about Donald Trump and whether or not he will make America great again. Include imaginary interviews with people who think he will and with those who think he won't.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on Donald Trump. Ask him/her three questions about him. Give him/her three of your ideas on how he can make America great again. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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