The Reading / Listening - Nicki Minaj - Level 0

Nicki Minaj will pay the tuition fees for 30 of her Twitter fans, if they get A-grades. Ms Minaj will pay thousands of dollars. Minaj asked her fans to: "Show me straight A's that I can [check] with your school." She joked that she might not have any money after paying. One student asked her for $6,000 to pay for his books and food.



At first, Minaj wanted a fan to join her at a music show. Another fan asked her to pay for his college fees, so her tweets changed. Minaj has sold 20 million singles around the world as a solo singer. A newspaper called her the most important female rapper ever. A Twitter fan called her caring and generous.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Nicki Minaj - Level 1 Nicki Minaj - Level 2   or  Nicki Minaj - Level 3

Sources
  • http://news.sky.com/story/nicki-minaj-offers-to-pay-college-fees-for-fans-10868506
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/05/07/nicki-minaj-promises-to-pay-fan-college-tuition-twitter/101413018/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicki_Minaj


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. Minaj will pay the tuition
  2. 30 of
  3. if they get A-
  4. Ms Minaj will pay thousands
  5. Show me straight
  6. I can check
  7. she might not have any money
  8. $6,000 to pay
  1. A's
  2. grades
  3. after paying
  4. with your school
  5. fees
  6. of dollars
  7. for his books
  8. her Twitter fans

Paragraph 2

  1. At
  2. join her at a music
  3. Another fan asked her
  4. college
  5. Minaj has sold 20 million singles
  6. a solo
  7. the most important female
  8. caring and
  1. singer
  2. to pay
  3. generous
  4. first
  5. rapper ever
  6. fees
  7. show
  8. around the world

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Nicki Minaj will (1) ___________________ fees for 30 of her Twitter fans, (2) ___________________ A-grades. Ms Minaj will pay (3) ___________________ dollars. Minaj asked her fans to: "Show me straight A's (4) ___________________ [check] with your school." She joked that she might (5) __________________ money after paying. One student asked her for $6,000 to pay for (6) ___________________ food.

At first, Minaj (7) ___________________ to join her at a music show. Another fan (8) ___________________ pay for his college fees, so her tweets changed. Minaj (9) ___________________ million (10) ___________________ the world as a solo singer. A newspaper called (11) ___________________ important female rapper ever. A Twitter fan called (12) ___________________ generous.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

NickiMinajwillpaythetuitionfeesfor30ofherTwitterfans,iftheygetA-g
rades.MsMinajwillpaythousandsofdollars.Minajaskedherfansto:"Sh
owmestraightA'sthatIcan[check]withyourschool."Shejokedthatshe
mightnothaveanymoneyafterpaying.Onestudentaskedherfor$6,00
0topayforhisbooksandfood.Atfirst,Minajwantedafantojoinheratamu
sicshow.Anotherfanaskedhertopayforhiscollegefees,sohertweetsch
anged.Minajhassold20millionsinglesaroundtheworldasasolosinger.
Anewspapercalledherthemostimportantfemalerapperever.Atwitter
fancalledhercaringandgenerous.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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