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NELSON
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CONTENTS:
The Reading / Tapescript 2
Synonym Match and Phrase Match 3
Listening Gap Fill 4
Choose the Correct Word 5
Spelling 6
Put the Text Back Together 7
Scrambled Sentences 8
Discussion 9
Student Survey 10
Writing 11
Homework 12
Answers 13

He became famous around the world as an icon of the struggle for freedom in South Africa.com 2 . from being tortured to becoming president of the country he loves. he was elected to be his country’s first ever black president. A year later. It put him in prison for 27 years. which he later became the leader of. actors. He says he had a wonderful childhood. energy and enthusiasm won him the hearts of millions. Today. Nelson was born in 1918 into a South Africa that was divided along black and white racial lines. His never-ending hope. 240 words Flesch Kinkaid 8 Copyright © www.FamousPeopleLessons. He first learnt of the terrible apartheid system when he studied to become a lawyer. For countless reasons he is a huge hero. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 and the world rejoiced. he is still hard at work offering advice about global problems. Rock stars. This led to his involvement in the African National Congress (ANC). He retired in 1999 but continues to travel the world helping people. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. NELSON MANDELA THE READING / TAPESCRIPT Nelson Mandela is one of the most respected people in the world. He has seen almost everything in his nine decades. The South African government did its best to keep Mandela from spreading his message of equality for blacks and racial unity. He is a person all us can learn many lessons from. politicians and ordinary people campaigned to free him and end apartheid.

awful 3. of millions 8. 1. people in the world 7. NELSON MANDELA SYNONYM MATCH: Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. numerous 2 countless b. learn many lessons from 5. He has seen almost everything c. unity h. the terrible apartheid e. of the struggle for freedom 6. passion 11 enthusiasm k volunteering 12 offering l oneness PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article. Are your answers the same as other students’? Paragraphs 1 and 2 1. ordinary people h. released j. split 4. icon i. association 6. an icon g.FamousPeopleLessons. message g. in his nine decades 2 a person all us can b. respected a. terrible e. admired 5. tortured c. he is still hard j. abused Paragraphs 3 and 4 7. campaigned to free him Copyright © www. involvement f. at work offering advice 3. divided d. … won him the hearts i. idea 10. system 4. freed 8. racial lines 10. message of equality 9. one of the most respected a. symbol 9.com 3 . spreading his f. divided along black and white d.

It put him in prison for 27 years. He has seen almost everything in his nine decades.com 4 . he was elected to be his country’s first ever black president. from being tortured to becoming president of the country he loves. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 ___________________. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. NELSON MANDELA LISTENING GAP FILL: Nelson Mandela ___________________ most respected people in the world. He says he had a wonderful childhood. He is a person _________________ many lessons from. actors. Rock stars. Copyright © www. He retired in 1999 but ___________________ the world helping people. He became famous around the world ________________ struggle for freedom in South Africa. A year later. ___________________ the leader of. This led to his involvement in the African National Congress (ANC). Nelson was born in 1918 into a South Africa that ___________________ black and white racial lines. energy and enthusiasm ___________________ millions.FamousPeopleLessons. Today. His never-ending hope. politicians and ordinary people campaigned _________________ apartheid. He first ___________________ apartheid system when he studied to become a lawyer. The South African government ______________________ Mandela from spreading his message of equality for ___________________. he is still hard at work ___________________ global problems. For countless reasons he is a huge hero.

Nelson Mandela is one / ones of the most respected people in the world.FamousPeopleLessons. NELSON MANDELA CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD: Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.com 5 . he was elected to be his country’s first even / ever black president. He says he had a wonderful childhood. which he later became the leader of / for. He is a person all us can learn many lessons from. This led to his involvement in the African National Congress (ANC). For countless reasons he is a hug / huge hero. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 and the world rejoiced / rejoined. He became famous around the world as an icon / iron of the struggle for freedom in South Africa. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Today. Copyright © www. he is still hard at work offering advice / advise about global problems. The South African government made / did its best to keep Mandela from spreading his message of equality for blacks and racial unity / unify. He has seen almost everything in his nine / ninety decades. energy and enthusiasm won him the heart / hearts of millions. He retried / retired in 1999 but continues to travel the world helping people. from being tortured to becoming president of the country he loves. politicians and ordinary people campaigned to free / freed him and end apartheid. actors. His never-ending hope. He first learnt of the terrible apartheid system when he studies / studied to become a lawyer. A year later. It put him in prison for 27 years. Nelson was born in 1918 into / onto a South Africa that was divided along black and white racism / racial lines. Rock stars.

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( 1) Nelson Mandela is one of the most respected people in the world. He first learnt of the terrible apartheid ( ) elected to be his country’s first ever black president. actors. politicians and ordinary people campaigned to free ( ) him and end apartheid. from being ( ) The South African government did its best to keep Mandela from spreading his message of equality for ( ) Mandela was released from prison in 1990 and the world rejoiced. he was ( ) Nelson was born in 1918 into a South Africa that was divided ( ) blacks and racial unity. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He retired in 1999 but continues to travel the world helping people. He has seen almost everything in his nine decades. This led to his involvement in the African National Congress (ANC). He says he had a wonderful childhood. He became famous around the world as an icon of ( ) tortured to becoming president of the country he loves. ( ) along black and white racial lines. ( ) reasons he is a huge hero. A year later. It put him in prison for 27 years. NELSON MANDELA PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER Number these lines in the correct order. His never-ending hope. he is still hard at work ( ) system when he studied to become a lawyer. Copyright © www.FamousPeopleLessons. He is a person all us can learn many lessons from. ( ) which he later became the leader of. energy and enthusiasm won him the ( ) the struggle for freedom in South Africa. Today.com 7 . Rock stars. For countless ( ) hearts of millions. ( ) offering advice about global problems.

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FamousPeopleLessons. What would you like to know about Nelson Mandela and why? 4. ___________________________________________________ 8. ___________________________________________________ Copyright © www. What questions would you like to ask Nelson Mandela? 3. ___________________________________________________ 5. Would you like to meet Nelson Mandela? 3. ___________________________________________________ Copyright © www.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NELSON MANDELA DISCUSSION: STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A) 1. What do you know about Nelson Mandela? 2. ___________________________________________________ 7. NELSON MANDELA DISCUSSION: STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B) 1. ___________________________________________________ 6. ___________________________________________________ 8. ___________________________________________________ 6. What did you learn from this text about Nelson Mandela? 2. ___________________________________________________ 5.com 9 . What would his answers be to those questions? 4. ___________________________________________________ 7.FamousPeopleLessons.

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out. Copyright © www. Write down their answers. Q. STUDENT 1 STUDENT 2 STUDENT 3 _____________ _____________ _____________ Q.4.com 10 . Q. Do this in pairs/groups. Q.FamousPeopleLessons. Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings. NELSON MANDELA THE NELSON MANDELA SURVEY: Write five questions about Nelson Mandela in the table.1. Q.3. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.2. Without your partner. interview other students.5.

Show your partner your paper.com 11 . NELSON MANDELA WRITING: Write about Nelson Mandela for 10 minutes.FamousPeopleLessons. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Copyright © www. Correct each other’s work.

MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Nelson Mandela. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word. 3. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text.com 12 . Give him three suggestions on what he should do in his future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson.FamousPeopleLessons. Did you all find out similar things? 4. 2. Give each other feedback on your articles. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Nelson Mandela. Copyright © www. 5. Include an imaginary interview with him. NELSON MANDELA POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Nelson Mandela. Ask him three questions about his life. Your “Nelson Mandela expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions. Write about what he does every day and what he thinks about. LETTER: Write a letter to Nelson Mandela. NELSON MANDELA HOMEWORK 1.

split 5. message of equality 7. one of the most respected a. symbol 10. divided along black and white d. unity h. released j. at work offering advice ALL OTHER EXERCISES Look at the text on page 2. oneness 9.FamousPeopleLessons. Copyright © www.com 13 . message g. admired 2 countless b. in his nine decades 4. of the struggle for freedom 8. respected a. abused 4. the terrible apartheid e. racial lines 5. ordinary people h. icon i. an icon g. terrible e. association Paragraphs 3 and 4 7. NELSON MANDELA ANSWERS SYNONYM MATCH: Paragraphs 1 and 2 1. numerous 3. people in the world 2 a person all us can b. spreading his f. tortured c. involvement f. awful 6. system 6. He has seen almost everything c. of millions 10. learn many lessons from 3. freed 11 enthusiasm k passion 12 offering l volunteering PHRASE MATCH: 1. divided d. idea 8. … won him the hearts i. he is still hard j. campaigned to free him 9.