Watch this funny car advertisement and
answer the questions below...
Put these events from the video in the correct order
a) the girl looks at the man
b) the elephant sits on the car
c) the man looks at the advertisement d) the man
sees the car e)
a man is riding a bike f) the man is driving the car
g) the man crashes the car
Which country does the action take place in?
Q3) True or False?
man likes the old car ???
b) The man likes the new car
c) The woman doesn't like the new car
The man doesn't like the woman
e) The man and the woman like Peugeot cars
Listen to and read this news story from the Chicago Tribune and
answer the questions.
Saudi women athletes to compete in London
Arabia will send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time with a
judoka and an 800m runner representing the kingdom in London later
this month in a milestone for the Games, the
International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, who
will compete in the +78kg category
in judo, and teenager Sarah Attar
will be the first Saudi women ever
to take part at a Games after talks
between IOC and the country paid
"This is very positive
news and we will be delighted to
welcome these two athletes in London
in a few weeks time," said IOC
President Jacques Rogge in a
"The IOC has been
working very closely with the Saudi
Arabian Olympic Committee and I am
pleased to see that our continued
come to fruition."
decision means that every single
country competing in the July
27-August 12 Olympics will be
represented by male and female
participation in sports has long
been a controversial issue in Saudi
Arabia, where powerful clerics
denounce women for exercising,
saying it goes
against their nature.
Women in Saudi Arabia are
regarded as minors and require the
permission of their guardian
- father, brother, or husband - to
leave the country and in some cases
even to work.
Attar, 17, said
she was honored
by the prospect of competing for her
country at London 2012.
inspiration for participating
in the Olympic Games is being one of
the first women for Saudi Arabia to
be going," said the 17-year-old at
her U.S. training base in San Diego,
"It's such a huge
honor and I hope that it can really
make some big
strides for women
over there to get more involved in
sport," she told the official
Q1) Find expressions
which are similar to:
a) is not natural for them
agreement from someone in charge
has produced positive results ??? d)
significant progress for females??? e)
strong reason for taking part
a very important, significant event ???
True or False?
Women in Saudi Arabia need permission to travel abroad.??? b)
Sarah Attar is a judo champion in her own country.
Saudi women must obey their husband, father or brother. ???
All competing countries will have female athletes.
e) Sarah Attar is embarrassed about being chosen to compete.
f) The Olympic president said the women were not welcome at the games in London.
??? g) Sarah is a middle-distance runner.
Grammar & Vocabulary Challenge:
a) Find words (one per paragraph) which are similar to:
sports people / were successful / very happy / official group / nation criticise
/ need / very pleased / motivation / interested
Find several future references in the article.
I've always loved this song: It's A Man's Man's Man's World
by James Brown, so it's great to have an
excuse to listen to it again!
Enjoy the track and see how much
you can you can understand.
Watch the video, listen to the song, and do the exercises below...
It's A Man's Man's Man's World
(by James Brown)
I've changed the order of the lines nouns: sorry!
Listen (and then sing!) the lines in the correct order...
(Click on the
??? to see if you're right!)
Man made the trains to carry the heavy load
This is a man's world, this is a man's world
Man made the boat for the water, like Noah made the ark
But it wouldn't be
nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl
Man made the electric light to take us out of the dark
You see, man made the
cars to take us over the road
You know that man makes money to buy from other man
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl
This is a man's, man's, man's world
And after man has made everything, everything he can
Man makes then happy 'cause man makes them toys
Man thinks about a little baby girls and a baby boys
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing, not one little thing without a woman or
a girl He's lost in bitterness