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Suu Kyi Arrives In Europe (14th June, 2012)

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Europe for the first time in 24 years. She had spent most of the past two decades under house arrest, unable to leave Myanmar. She landed in Geneva on Wednesday night and received a hero's welcome. She wore three white roses in her hair and smiled and waved to the crowd. Her 17-day tour will take in five countries - Switzerland, Norway, Britain, Ireland and France. She will also finally collect the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991.

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On Thursday, Myanmar's opposition leader will visit the U.N.'s European HQ in Switzerland. She will then fly to Oslo to accept her Nobel prize. After that, she will head for Ireland, where she will appear at a concert hosted by Amnesty International and meet Bono from U2. She will then return to England, where she lived and studied in the 1970s and where her husband came from. She will make a speech to the British government and accept an honorary doctorate at Oxford University.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

arrived in Europe for the first

a.

arrest

2

two decades under house

b.

welcome

3.

She landed

c.

she won in 1991

4.

received a hero's

d.

to the crowd

5.

smiled and waved

e.

time in 24 years

6.

the Nobel Peace Prize

f.

in Geneva

 

Paragraph 2

1.

opposition

a.

to England

2

visit the U.N.'s

b.

doctorate

3.

she will head

c.

British government

4.

She will then return

d.

leader

5.

make a speech to the

e.

for Ireland

6.

honorary

f.

European HQ


LISTENING GAP FILL

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Europe ____________________ in 24 years. She had spent most of the past two decades ____________________, unable to leave Myanmar. She landed in Geneva on Wednesday night and received a ____________________. She wore three white roses in her hair and ____________________ to the crowd. Her 17-day ____________________ five countries - Switzerland, Norway, Britain, Ireland and France. She will ____________________ the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991.

On Thursday, Myanmar's opposition ____________________ the U.N.'s European HQ in Switzerland. She will then fly to Oslo to accept her Nobel prize. After that, ____________________ Ireland, where she ____________________ concert hosted by Amnesty International and meet Bono from U2. She will then return to England, ____________________ and studied in the 1970s and where her husband came from. She will ____________________ to the British government and accept ____________________ at Oxford University.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Europe (1) ____ the first time in 24 years. She had spent most of the (2) ____ two decades under house arrest, unable to leave Myanmar. She (3) ____ in Geneva on Wednesday night and received a hero's (4) ____. She wore three white roses in her hair and smiled and (5) ____ to the crowd. Her 17-day tour will take in five countries - Switzerland, Norway, Britain, Ireland and France. She will also (6) ____ collect the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991.

On Thursday, Myanmar's opposition leader will visit the U.N.'s European    (7) ____ in Switzerland. She will then fly to Oslo to (8) ____ her Nobel prize. After that, she will (9) ____ for Ireland, where she will appear at a concert hosted (10) ____ Amnesty International and meet Bono from U2. She will then return to England, where she lived and studied in the         (11) ____ and where her husband came from. She will make a (12) ____ to the British government and accept an honorary doctorate at Oxford University.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

at

(b)

by

(c)

for

2.

(a)

past

(b)

passed

(c)

paste

3.

(a)

grounded

(b)

landed

(c)

earthed

4.

(a)

welcome

(b)

greet

(c)

hi

5.

(a)

waving

(b)

waves

(c)

waved

6.

(a)

finish

(b)

find

(c)

finally

7.

(a)

IQ

(b)

HQ

(c)

GQ

8.

(a)

accept

(b)

write

(c)

make

9.

(a)

back

(b)

head

(c)

foot

10.

(a)

as

(b)

up

(c)

by

11.

(a)

1970s

(b)

1970

(c)

1,970

12

(a)

talk

(b)

speech

(c)

speaking


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

Aung San Suu Kyi has radiver in Europe

2.

the past two sddeeac

3.

under house tsrrae

4.

received a hero's lweecom

5.

dseiml and waved to the crowd

6.

loectcl the Nobel Peace Prize

 

Paragraph 2

7.

Myanmar's opposition eaerdl

8.

papare at a concert

9.

sdehot by Amnesty International

10.

rtrenu to England

11.

make a spehec

12.

rohoyrna doctorate


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

On Thursday, Myanmar's opposition leader will visit the U.N.'s European HQ in Switzerland. She will then

1  )

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Europe for the first time

(    )

Ireland and France. She will also finally collect the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991.

(    )

then return to England, where she lived and studied in the 1970s and

(    )

welcome. She wore three white roses in her hair and smiled and waved to the crowd. Her 17-

(    )

in 24 years. She had spent most of the past two decades under house arrest, unable

(    )

at a concert hosted by Amnesty International and meet Bono from U2. She will

(    )

British government and accept an honorary doctorate at Oxford University.

(    )

to leave Myanmar. She landed in Geneva on Wednesday night and received a hero's

(    )

where her husband came from. She will make a speech to the

(    )

fly to Oslo to accept her Nobel prize. After that, she will head for Ireland, where she will appear

(    )

day tour will take in five countries - Switzerland, Norway, Britain,


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

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

1.

first     time     in     24     years     Arrived     in     Europe     for     the.    

2.

two     The     house     decades     past     arrest     under.    

3.

Geneva     in     landed     She     night     Wednesday     on.    

4.

roses     She     in     wore     her     three     hair     white.    

5.

also     the     Prize     will     collect     Peace     She     finally     Nobel.    

6.

the     Visit     Switzerland     in     HQ     European     UN's.    

7.

her    accept    to    Oslo    to     fly   then    will    She     prize    Nobel.    

8.

appear     concert     Amnesty     will     a     by     She     at     hosted.    

9.

in     she     the     lived     1970s     and     studied     Where.    

10.

to     government     will     speech     British     She     a    the     make.    


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.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


WRITING

Write about Aung San Suu Kyi 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. 14TH JUNE: Search the Internet and find more information about Aung San Suu Kyi. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Aung San Suu Kyi. Include an imaginary interview with her. 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 Aung San Suu Kyi. Ask her three questions about her trip to Europe and her life in Myanmar. Give her three of your opinions on her life. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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