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Statue Of Liberty Opens Again

The Statue of Liberty in New York is open again. A lot of it has been closed since the terror attacks on New York on September the 11th, 2001. New York security experts decided no one could go up to the crown of the statue for security reasons. However, in the past eight years, Liberty has been made safer for tourists. There are two airport-style X-ray machines and only 30 visitors at a time can go inside. The 4th of July was a good time to reopen it. People had fun climbing the 364 stairs that take sightseers to the top.

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I want to go to the Statue of Liberty. It is one of the most famous places in the world. I think everyone should go there once in their life. It is a symbol of freedom in the world. I hope there isn’t another terrorist attack. The last one on 9/11 was too terrible for words. I don’t understand terrorists. They are dangerous people. How could they kill so many innocent people? I’m sure the Statue of Liberty will still be there after the terrorists have gone. Her flame will always shine to give people hope.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

the terror

a.

reasons

2

security

b.

a time

3.

for security

c.

ray machines

4.

airport-style X-

d.

to the top

5.

30 visitors at

e.

experts

6.

take sightseers

f.

attacks on New York

 

Paragraph 2

1.

famous

a.

for words

2

a symbol of

b.

always shine

3.

too terrible

c.

places

4.

innocent

d.

hope

5.

Her flame will

e.

freedom

6.

give people

f.

people


LISTENING GAP FILL

The Statue of Liberty in New York is open again. _____________ been closed _____________ attacks on New York on September the 11th, 2001. New York security experts decided no one could _____________ crown of the statue for security reasons. However, in the past eight years, Liberty has been _____________ tourists. There are two airport-style X-ray machines and only 30 visitors _____________ inside. The 4th of July was a good time to reopen it. People had fun climbing the 364 stairs that _____________ to the top.

I _____________ Statue of Liberty. It is one of the most famous places in the world. I think everyone should go there once _____________. It is a ________________ in the world. I hope there isn’t another terrorist attack. The last one on 9/11 was too ________________. I don’t understand terrorists. They are dangerous people. How could they kill so many _____________? I’m sure the Statue of Liberty will still be there after the terrorists have gone. Her flame will always _____________ people hope.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

The Statue of Liberty in New York is open again. A (1) ____ of it has been closed (2) ____ the terror attacks on New York on September the 11th, 2001. New York security experts decided no one could go up to the crown of the statue (3) ____ security reasons. However, in the past eight years, Liberty has been made safer for tourists. There are two airport-(4) ____ X-ray machines and only 30 visitors at a time can go inside. The 4th of July was a good time to reopen it. People had (5) ____ climbing the 364 stairs that take sightseers to the top.

I want to go to the Statue of Liberty. It is one of the most famous places in the world. I think everyone should go there once in their (6) ____. It is a symbol of (7) ____ in the world. I hope there isn’t another terrorist attack. The last one on 9/11 was too terrible for (8) ____. I don’t understand terrorists. They are dangerous people. How could they kill (9) ____ many innocent people? I’m sure the Statue of Liberty will still be there after the terrorists have gone. Her flame will always shine to (10) ____ people hope.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

lots

(b)

loads

(c)

lot

2.

(a)

since

(b)

for

(c)

by

3.

(a)

for

(b)

with

(c)

to

4.

(a)

stylish

(b)

style

(c)

styles

5.

(a)

funny

(b)

fun

(c)

funniest

6.

(a)

live

(b)

lively

(c)

life

7.

(a)

freed

(b)

free

(c)

freedom

8.

(a)

letters

(b)

words

(c)

sentences

9.

(a)

so

(b)

as

(c)

such

10.

(a)

have

(b)

do

(c)

give


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

closed since the oretrr attacks

2.

security etsexrp

3.

the cownr of the statue

4.

made safer for ostrsitu

5.

X-ray mhiecsna

6.

fun gnimlbic the 364 stairs

 

Paragraph 2

7.

fasoum places

8.

a symbol of eforedm

9.

too terrible for rowsd

10.

nuasgored people

11.

cnoniten people

12.

Her flame will always siehn


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

time to reopen it. People had fun climbing the 364 stairs that take sightseers to the top.

(    )

one on 9/11 was too terrible for words. I don’t understand terrorists. They are dangerous people. How could they

(    )

style X-ray machines and only 30 visitors at a time can go inside. The 4th of July was a good

1  )

The Statue of Liberty in New York is open again. A lot of it has been closed since the terror attacks on New York on

(    )

go there once in their life. It is a symbol of freedom in the world. I hope there isn’t another terrorist attack. The last

(    )

September the 11th, 2001. New York security experts decided no one could go up to the crown of the statue for security

(    )

the terrorists have gone. Her flame will always shine to give people hope.

(    )

I want to go to the Statue of Liberty. It is one of the most famous places in the world. I think everyone should

(    )

kill so many innocent people? I’m sure the Statue of Liberty will still be there after

(    )

reasons. However, in the past eight years, Liberty has been made safer for tourists. There are two airport-


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

Closed     on     since     New     the     York     terror     attacks.    

2.

one    No    statue     the     of     crown    the     to    up     go     could.

3.

style     X     -     ray     machines     There     are     two     airport     -.    

4.

can     visitors     time     inside     30     a     go     Only     at.    

5.

fun     had     People     stairs     364     the     climbing.    

6.

world     of     famous     the     One     most     in     the     places.    

7.

once     Everyone     in     should     their     go     life     there.    

8.

terrorist     another     isn’t     there     hope     I     attack.    

9.

people     kill     so     How     many     could     innocent     they?    

10.

always     give     will     to     hope     flame     shine     people     Her.    


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.

________________________________________________________

2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

________________________________________________________

6.

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WRITING

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about freedom. Include imaginary interviews with people who grew up without freedom. 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 visitor to the Statue of Liberty. Ask him/her three questions about the statue. Give him/her three of your opinions on the statue and freedom. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

 

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