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Malaysian Grand Prix

A Grand Prix was held in Malaysia. It was on April the 5th. It was very exciting because there was a lot of rain. In fact, there was really heavy rain. It was a monsoon. The racing car drivers couldn’t see anything. The rain was so strong, it was impossible to drive. They stopped the race half way through. Jenson Button was the winner. He is from England. World champion Louis Hamilton finished in seventh position. His car wasn’t very fast. Jenson Button’s car was fast but other teams said he cheated.

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If I was there in the racing car, I would crash in ten seconds. I would like to drive a red and white car. They look really nice when they go fast. They are very expensive. It is a real waste of money when they crash. I wonder what they do with a car that crashes. I want a Grand Prix to come to my town. I can only see a race on television. The real races are always in different countries. I heard poor people can’t go to the race track. I heard a ticket is really, really, really expensive. That’s not fair. Poor people like motor racing too.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

It was very exciting because

a.

heavy rain

2

there was really

b.

seventh position

3.

The rain was so strong,

c.

way through

4.

They stopped the race half

d.

there was a lot of rain

5.

Hamilton finished in

e.

he cheated

6.

other teams said

f.

it was impossible to drive

 

Paragraph 2

1.

I would crash in

a.

go fast

2

They look really nice when they

b.

on television

3.

It is a real waste

c.

motor racing too

4.

I can only see a race

d.

ten seconds

5.

I heard a ticket is really, really,

e.

of money

6.

Poor people like

f.

really expensive


LISTENING GAP FILL

A Grand Prix was held in Malaysia. It was on April the 5th. It was very exciting because __________________ rain. In fact, there __________________. It was a monsoon. The racing car drivers couldn’t see anything. The rain __________________, it was impossible to drive. They stopped the race __________________. Jenson Button was the winner. He is from England. World champion Louis Hamilton finished in seventh position. His car wasn’t very fast. Jenson Button’s car was fast but other teams __________________.

If __________________ racing car, I would crash in ten seconds. I would like to drive a red and white car. They look really nice __________________. They are very expensive. It is a real waste of money when they crash. I __________________ do with a car that crashes. I want a Grand Prix to come to my town. I __________________ on television. The real races are always in different countries. I heard poor people can’t go to the race track. __________________ really, really, really expensive. That’s not fair. Poor people like motor racing too.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

A Grand Prix was (1) ____ in Malaysia. It was on April the 5th. It was very exciting because there was a lot of rain. In fact, there was really (2) ____ rain. It was a monsoon. The racing car drivers couldn’t see anything. The rain was so (3) ____, it was impossible to drive. They stopped the race half way (4) ____. Jenson Button was the winner. He is from England. World champion Louis Hamilton finished in seventh position. His car wasn’t very fast. Jenson Button’s car was fast but other teams said he (5) ____.

If I was there in the racing car, I would (6) ____ in ten seconds. I would like to drive a red and white car. They look really nice when they go fast. They are very expensive. It is a (7) ____ waste of money when they crash. I (8) ____ what they do with a car that crashes. I want a Grand Prix to come to my town. I can only see a race on television. The real races are always in different countries. I (9) ____ poor people can’t go to the race track. I heard a ticket is really, really, really expensive. That’s not (10) ____. Poor people like motor racing too.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

hold

(b)

holds

(c)

held

2.

(a)

heavy

(b)

heaviest

(c)

weight

3.

(a)

strong

(b)

strength

(c)

stongly

4.

(a)

though

(b)

through

(c)

thought

5.

(a)

cheat

(b)

cheats

(c)

cheated

6.

(a)

crashed

(b)

crash

(c)

crashes

7.

(a)

really

(b)

realise

(c)

real

8.

(a)

wander

(b)

wanders

(c)

wonder

9.

(a)

listened

(b)

notice

(c)

heard

10.

(a)

fare

(b)

fair

(c)

fear


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

It was very xciignte

2.

really ahvey rain

3.

couldn’t see thngyian

4.

half way hogruth

5.

finished in seventh psiiotno

6.

other teams said he ehacdte

 

Paragraph 2

7.

crngia car

8.

ten sondecs

9.

a real satwe of money

10.

different tcuesnrio

11.

I ahrde poor people can’t go

12.

really eivesepxn


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

rain. In fact, there was really heavy rain. It was a monsoon. The racing car drivers couldn’t see anything. The rain was so

(    )

If I was there in the racing car, I would crash in ten seconds. I would like to

1  )

A Grand Prix was held in Malaysia. It was on April the 5th. It was very exciting because there was a lot of

(    )

very fast. Jenson Button’s car was fast but other teams said he cheated.

(    )

strong, it was impossible to drive. They stopped the race half way through. Jenson Button was the

(    )

go to the race track. I heard a ticket is really, really, really expensive. That’s not fair. Poor people like motor racing too.

(    )

money when they crash. I wonder what they do with a car that crashes. I want a Grand Prix to come to my

(    )

drive a red and white car. They look really nice when they go fast. They are very expensive. It is a real waste of

(    )

winner. He is from England. World champion Louis Hamilton finished in seventh position. His car wasn’t

(    )

town. I can only see a race on television. The real races are always in different countries. I heard poor people can’t


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

Prix     Grand     A     Malaysia     in     held     was.    

2.

rain     heavy     really     was     There.    

3.

was     it   ,   strong    so    was    rain    The    drive    to     impossible.

4.

Hamilton     in     position     Louis     finished     seventh.    

5.

cheated     he     said     teams     Other.    

6.

would     in     seconds     I     crash     ten.    

7.

look     go     really     fast     nice     when     They     they.    

8.

of     waste     real     a     is     It     money.    

9.

Grand I a Prix town to to come want my.    

10.

expensive     really,     really,     really     is     ticket     a     heard     I.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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WRITING

Write about motor racing for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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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 more information about motor racing. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about motor racing. Include imaginary interviews with two people who like and dislike it.Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. 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.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to a Formula One racer. Ask him/her three questions about motor racing. Write three of your opinions on motor racing.Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

 

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