Week Starting 23rd December 2019

Donald Trump impeached

How does this headline make you feel?

Task 1

Copy and paste the link below to do the speed reading exercise at 200 words per minute.

https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1912/191221-donald-trump-impeachment-reading-200.htm

Task 2

Copy and paste the link below to do the listening at various speeds and also a bit of SHADOW READING.

https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1912/191221-donald-trump-impeachment-l.html

Task 3

Copy and paste the link below to do the TEXT JUMBLE exercise

https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1912/191221-donald-trump-impeachment-sq.htm

Task 4

Check the article for the TRUE/FALSE task below.

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The US Congress has impeached U.S. President Trump.     T / F
  2. It is the third time a U.S. president has been impeached.     T / F
  3. President Trump has been impeached for committing “low crimes”.     T / F
  4. Nancy Pelosi said her duty is to be derelict.     T / F
  5. The impeachment process has taken three years so far.     T / F
  6. President Trump has called his impeachment a “witch-hunt”.     T / F
  7. A Republican suggested Jesus Christ was treated better than Mr Trump.  T / F
  8. President Trump tweeted that Democrats were after the US people.   T / F

Songs with Lyrics

U2: Get out of your own way

Copy and paste the link below to do the exercise at the level of your choice. Plus, sing along/say the lyrics along the song as many times as possible.

https://es.lyricstraining.com/en/play/u2/get-out-of-your-own-way/HLkEvrcT4L

“Get Out Of Your Own Way”
(feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Get out of your own way, hey, hey
Get out of your own way, hey, hey

Love hurts
Now you’re the girl who’s left with no words
Your heart’s a balloon, but then it bursts
It doesn’t take a cannon, just a pin
Your skin’s not covering
And resistance
Love has got to fight for its existence
The enemy has armies for assistance
The amorist, the glamorous, the kiss
A fist, listen to this, oh

Get out of your own way, oh, I
Get out of your own way, oh, I

I could sing it to you all night, all night
If I could, I’d make it alright, alright
Nothing’s stopping you except what’s inside
I can help you, but it’s your fight, your fight

Fight back
Don’t take it lyin’ down, you got to bite back
The face of liberty’s starting to crack
She had a plan up until she got smacked in the mouth
And it all went south
Like freedom
The slaves are lookin’ for someone to lead them
The master’s lookin’ for someone to need him
The promised land is there for those who need it most
And Lincoln’s ghost said…

Get out of your own way, oh, I
Get out of your own way, oh, I

I could sing it to you all night, all night
If I could, I’d make it alright, alright
Nothing’s stopping you except what’s inside
I can help you, but it’s your fight, your fight

Get out of your own way
Get out of your own way

Get out of your own way
Get out of your own way
Get out of your own way

[Kendrick Lamar:]
Blessed are the arrogant
For there is the kingdom of their own company
Blessed are the superstars
For the magnificence in their light
We understand better our own insignificance
Blessed are the filthy rich
For you can only truly own what you give away
Like your pain

Task

What is the message of the song?

How many new words have you learnt?

Why should we never take things lying down? (accept bad treatment)

Should we bite back if we are attacked emotionally? (retaliate)

Talk about someone for whom everything when south. (go down)

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