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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il Is Back

North Korea’s leader suddenly came back to work. Many people around the world thought he was dead. All of the world’s TV stations said he had a heart attack. On April the 10th he showed everyone he was alive. He came back to work and everyone in North Korea clapped. He is not a young man. He is 68 years old. He did look a bit ill though. He was much thinner and he looked very tired. He came back to work in time to see North Korea’s rocket launch. America think North Korea is making a missile. North Korea said the rocket is for satellites.

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Do you know that English people say “Long time, no see”? They say this when they see someone after a long time. Maybe many people thought “Long time, no see” when they saw Kim Jong-il on TV. I did. Every time, I hear on the news that Kim Jong-il is a dangerous man. Many people in South Korea want him to go away. They want South Korea and North Korea to be one country again. Kim Jong-il doesn’t want this to happen. I think. Other countries don’t like Kim Jong-il. America keeps trying to talk to him, but he tells them to go away.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

North Korea’s leader suddenly came

a.

he was dead

2

Many people around the world thought

b.

in time

3.

He is not a

c.

ill

4.

He did look a bit

d.

back to work

5.

He came back to work

e.

is for satellites

6.

North Korea said the rocket

f.

young man

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Long time,

a.

a long time

2

see someone after

b.

country again

3.

hear on

c.

to talk to him

4.

be one

d.

no see

5.

America keeps trying

e.

go away

6.

he tells them to

f.

the news


LISTENING GAP FILL

North Korea’s leader suddenly ____________________. Many people around the world thought he was dead. All of the world’s TV stations said he ____________________. On April the 10th he showed everyone he was alive. He came back to work and everyone in North Korea clapped. He is not a young man. He is 68 years old. He ____________________ though. He was much thinner and he looked very tired. He came ____________________ to see North Korea’s rocket launch. America think North Korea is making a missile. North Korea ____________________ satellites.

Do you know that ____________________ “Long time, no see”? They say this when they see someone after a long time. Maybe ____________________ “Long time, no see” when they saw Kim Jong-il on TV. I did. Every time, I hear on the news that Kim Jong-il is a dangerous man. Many people in South Korea ____________________. They want South Korea and North Korea to be one country again. Kim Jong-il ____________________ to happen. I think. Other countries don’t like Kim Jong-il. America ____________________ to him, but he tells them to go away.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

North Korea’s leader (1) ____ came back to work. Many people around the world thought he was dead. All of the world’s TV stations said he had a heart (2) ____. On April the 10th he showed everyone he was (3) ____. He came back to work and everyone in North Korea clapped. He is not a young man. He is 68 years old. He did look a (4) ____ ill though. He was much thinner and he looked very tired. He came back to work in time to see North Korea’s rocket launch. America think North Korea is making a missile. North Korea said the rocket is (5) ____ satellites.

Do you know that English people say “Long time, no see”? They say this when they see (6) ____ after a long time. Maybe many people thought “Long time, no see” when they saw Kim Jong-il on TV. I did. Every time, I hear (7) ____ the news that Kim Jong-il is a dangerous man. Many people in South Korea want him to (8) ____ away. They want South Korea and North Korea to be one country again. Kim Jong-il doesn’t want (9) ____ to happen. I think. Other countries don’t like Kim Jong-il. America keeps (10) ____ to talk to him, but he tells them to go away.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

suddenly

(b)

sudden

(c)

suddenness

2.

(a)

fight

(b)

argue

(c)

attack

3.

(a)

life

(b)

alive

(c)

live

4.

(a)

bite

(b)

bit

(c)

bitten

5.

(a)

for

(b)

of

(c)

with

6.

(a)

somehow

(b)

someone

(c)

some

7.

(a)

on

(b)

in

(c)

at

8.

(a)

leave

(b)

depart

(c)

go

9.

(a)

these

(b)

them

(c)

this

10.

(a)

trying

(b)

tried

(c)

tries


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

ndslyedu came back

2.

TV ntatsios

3.

heart atkcat

4.

He was much thnienr

5.

rocket lnuhac

6.

the rocket is for slatitesel

 

Paragraph 2

7.

English lpepoe

8.

see msoeeon

9.

a ergusdnao man

10.

be one rntucoy again

11.

to appenh

12.

keeps ygtirn


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

happen. I think. Other countries don’t like Kim Jong-il. America keeps trying to talk to him, but he tells them to go away.

(    )

see North Korea’s rocket launch. America think North Korea is making a missile. North Korea said the rocket is for satellites.

(    )

on the news that Kim Jong-il is a dangerous man. Many people in South Korea want him to go

(    )

TV stations said he had a heart attack. On April the 10th he showed everyone he was

1  )

North Korea’s leader suddenly came back to work. Many people around the world thought he was dead. All of the world’s

(    )

time. Maybe many people thought “Long time, no see” when they saw Kim Jong-il on TV. I did. Every time I hear

(    )

years old. He did look a bit ill though. He was much thinner and he looked very tired. He came back to work in time to

(    )

Do you know that English people say “long time. no see”? They say this when they see someone after a long

(    )

away. They want South Korea and North Korea to be one country again. Kim Jong-il doesn’t want this to

(    )

alive. He came back to work and everyone in North Korea clapped. He is not a young man. He is 68


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

around     thought    dead    people    world     was     Many    the     he.

2.

said    he     had    a     heart    attack    The    world’s    TV     stations.

3.

was     showed     he     alive     He     everyone.    

4.

look     did     He     though     ill     bit     a.    

5.

is     Korea     for     said     satellites     the     rocket     North.    

6.

time     See     after     long     someone     a.    

7.

They     il     saw     on     Kim     TV     Jong     -.    

8.

people    in    South    Korea    want    him     to     go     away     Many.

9.

this     -     want     happen     Jong     doesn’t     to     Kim     il.    

10.

to     talk     to     trying     keeps     America     him.    


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 North Korea 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 North Korea. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about North Korea. Include imaginary interviews with two people, one who likes and the other who dislikes North Korea. 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 Kim Jong-il. Ask him three questions about North Korea. Write three of your opinions on North Korea. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

 

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