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Shakira to Build a School in Haiti (12th April, 2010)

Pop star Shakira will help build a school in Haiti. The Colombian singer wants to help Haiti’s people recover from the terrible earthquake that hit them in January. She will call her school Barefoot Haiti. Shakira has already been to the place where they will build her school. She met around 100 of her future students. Many of them danced to her songs when she arrived. Shakira told Haitians: "We've come to make all the preparations to be able to start the building of a…school here in Haiti." She added: "We need to think about the future of this country.”

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Shakira helping the children of Haiti is great news. She is very popular all around the world, especially with young people. It’s a shame there are not more celebrities and famous people like her. Singers, actors, sports stars and successful business people are very rich. They have enough money to build one school each. Many celebs already do this, but all of them should do it. I think they should show more charity. They could really help their image and set a good example to others. The world needs them to do this.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

Shakira will help build

a.

to her songs

2

recover from the terrible

b.

build her school

3.

the place where they will

c.

a school in Haiti

4.

Many of them danced

d.

the preparations

5.

make all

e.

this country

6.

think about the future of

f.

earthquake

 

Paragraph 2

1.

helping the children of Haiti

a.

not more

2

very popular all

b.

example to others

3.

It’s a shame there are

c.

is great news

4.

They have enough

d.

more charity

5.

they should show

e.

around the world

6.

set a good

f.

money


LISTENING GAP FILL

Pop star Shakira ___________________ in Haiti. The Colombian singer wants to help Haiti’s people ___________________ terrible earthquake that hit them in January. She will call her school Barefoot Haiti. Shakira has already ___________________ where they will build her school. She met around 100 of her future students. Many of them danced to her songs ___________________. Shakira told Haitians: "We've come to make all the preparations ___________________ the building of a…school here in Haiti." She added: "We need to think about ___________________ country.”

Shakira helping the children of Haiti is great news. She is very ___________________ the world, especially with young people. It’s a shame ___________________ celebrities and famous people like her. Singers, actors, sports stars and successful business _____________________. They have enough money ___________________ each. Many celebs already do this, but all of them should do it. I _____________________ more charity. They could really help their image and set a good example to others. The world _____________________ this.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Pop star Shakira will help (1) ___ a school in Haiti. The Colombian singer wants to help Haiti’s people recover from the terrible earthquake that       (2) ___ them in January. She will call her school Barefoot Haiti. Shakira has already been to the place where they will build her school. She met (3) ___ 100 of her future students. Many of them danced to her songs when she arrived. Shakira told Haitians: "We've come to make all the preparations to be able (4) ___ start the building of a…school here in Haiti." She (5) ___: "We need to think about the future of this country.”

Shakira helping the children of Haiti is great news. She is very (6) ___ all around the world, especially with young people. It’s a (7) ___ there are not more celebrities and famous people (8) ___ her. Singers, actors, sports stars and successful business people are very rich. They have enough money to build one school (9) ___. Many celebs already do this, but all of them should do it. I think they should show more charity. They could really help their image and (10) ___ a good example to others. The world needs them to do this.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

built

(b)

build

(c)

builder

2.

(a)

hit

(b)

punched

(c)

attacked

3.

(a)

round

(b)

rounded

(c)

around

4.

(a)

to

(b)

for

(c)

at

5.

(a)

plus

(b)

added

(c)

divided

6.

(a)

common

(b)

likely

(c)

popular

7.

(a)

shame

(b)

shape

(c)

shade

8.

(a)

likely

(b)

like

(c)

liking

9.

(a)

per

(b)

between

(c)

each

10.

(a)

set

(b)

met

(c)

let


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

The Colombian eirsng

2.

the erleibrt earthquake

3.

ladeary been to the place

4.

She met odunar 100

5.

when she vairdre

6.

think about the uufert

 

Paragraph 2

7.

leinpgh the children

8.

She is very auloprp

9.

celebrities and aofmus people

10.

They have guohne money

11.

show more hrcatiy

12.

set a good xelmaep


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

the preparations to be able to start the building of a…school here in Haiti." She added: "We need to think about the future of this country.”

(    )

students. Many of them danced to her songs when she arrived. Shakira told Haitians: "We've come to make all

(    )

recover from the terrible earthquake that hit them in January. She will call her school Barefoot Haiti. Shakira

(    )

stars and successful business people are very rich. They have enough money to build one school each. Many celebs

(    )

Shakira helping the children of Haiti is great news. She is very popular all around the world, especially with

1  )

Pop star Shakira will help build a school in Haiti. The Colombian singer wants to help Haiti’s people

(    )

help their image and set a good example to others. The world needs them to do this.

(    )

young people. It’s a shame there are not more celebrities and famous people like her. Singers, actors, sports

(    )

has already been to the place where they will build her school. She met around 100 of her future

(    )

already do this, but all of them should do it. I think they should show more charity. They could really


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

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

1.

school     will     in     help     Haiti     build     a     Shakira.    

2.

Haiti’s     terrible    people    earthquake    recover    from    Help    the.    

3.

already     has     Shakira     place     the     to     been.    

4.

songs     her     to     danced     them     of     Many.    

5.

need     We     future     the     about     think     to.    

6.

all     She     around     is     the     very     world     popular.    

7.

are     there     shame     a     It’s     more     not.    

8.

enough    build    each    have     to    school     They     money     one.    

9.

charity     more     show     should     they     think     I.    

10.

others     Set     good     to     a     example.    


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 Shakira 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. SHAKIRA: Search the Internet and find more information about Shakira. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Shakira. Include imaginary an interview with Shakira and the children of her future school. 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 Shakira. Ask her three questions about her life. Give it three of your opinions on what else she can do to help people. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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