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 English Lesson on Donald J. Trump

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Donald John Trump is an American businessman and politician. He is also the 45th President of the United States of America. He was the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which looks after his real estate and other business interests. He has built office towers, hotels, casinos and golf courses all over the world. He has also hosted a reality TV show and owned beauty pageants.

Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946. He was raised in New York City, the second youngest child of five children. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1971 he was given control of his father's real estate and construction firm and later renamed it The Trump Organization. His success as a businessman made him a billionaire.

Donald Trump has had a very varied career. He owned the Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015. He has made cameo appearances in movies and television series and hosted a reality TV show from 2004 to 2015. In 2016, the wealth and business magazine Forbes listed him as the 324th wealthiest person in the world.

In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for President. He defeated his rivals to become the Republican Party candidate and promised to "make America great again". He won the presidential election on November 8, 2016, defeating the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He took office on January 20, 2017. At 70 years, 7 months and 6 days, he was the oldest person to do so.

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SYNONYM MATCH  

Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Are your answers the same as other students’?

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businessman

a.

shows

2

real estate

b.

building

3.

pageants

c.

brought up

4.

raised

d.

entrepreneur

5.

construction

e.

company

6.

firm

f.

property

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7.

varied

g.

ranked

8.

hosted

h.

diverse

9.

listed

i.

contender

10.

announced

j.

presented

11

candidate

k

beating

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defeating

l

declared

PHRASE MATCH  

Match the following phrases from the article.

1.

his real estate and

a.

career

2

He has also hosted a

b.

made him a billionaire

3.

He was raised

c.

candidate Hillary Clinton

4.

received a bachelor's

d.

reality TV show

5.

His success as a businessman

e.

other business interests

6.

Trump has had a very varied

f.

in New York City

7.

the 324th wealthiest

g.

do so

8.

the Republican Party candidate

h.

degree in economics

9.

defeating the Democratic

i.

to run for the Presidency

10.

he was the oldest person to

j.

person in the world

LISTENING GAP FILL

Donald John Trump is an American businessman (1) ___________________. He is also the 45th President of the United States of America. He was the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, (2) ___________________ his real estate and other business interests. He (3) ___________________ towers, hotels, casinos and golf courses all over the world. He (4) ___________________ a reality TV show and owned beauty pageants.

Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946. (5) ___________________ New York City, the second youngest (6) ___________________ children. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1971 he was given (7) ___________________ father's real estate and construction firm and later renamed it The Trump Organization. His (8) ___________________ businessman made him a billionaire.

Donald Trump has had (9) ___________________ career. He owned the Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015. He (10) ___________________ appearances in movies and television series and hosted (11) ___________________ show from 2004 to 2015. In 2016, the wealth and business magazine Forbes (12) ___________________ the 324th wealthiest person in the world.

In June 2015, Trump (13) ___________________ his candidacy for President. He defeated his (14) ___________________ to become the Republican Party candidate and promised to "make America great again". He won the presidential election on November 8, 2016, (15) ___________________ the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He (16) ___________________ office on January 20, 2017. At 70 years, 7 months and 6 days, he was the oldest person to do so.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

Donald John Trump is an American businessman and politics / politician. He is also the 45th President of the United States of America. He was the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which looking / looks after his real estate and other business interests. He has built / building office towers, hotels, casinos and golf courses all over the world. He has also hosted a reality TV show and owned / earned beauty pageants.

Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946. He was arisen / raised in New York City, the second youngest child of five children. He studied for / at the University of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1971 he was giving / given control of his father's real estate and construction firm and later renamed him / it The Trump Organization. His success as a businessman made him a billionaire.

Donald Trump has had a very varied / various career. He owned the Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015. He has made cameo appearances / appears in movies and television series and hosted a reality TV show from 2004 to 2015. In 2016, the wealth and business magazine Forbes lasted / listed him as the 324th wealthiest people / person in the world.

In June 2015, Trump announced / announcement his candidacy for President. He defeated his rivalry / rivals to become the Republican Party candidate and promised to "make America great again". He won the presidential election on November 8, 2016, defeating / defeated the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He took / had office on January 20, 2017. At 70 years, 7 months and 6 days, he was the oldest person to do so.

SPELLING

These jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

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businessman and aiiotcinlp

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real estate and other business srettsine

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He has also hosted a rteilay TV show

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He was riedsa in New York City

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a bachelor's dreege in economics

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his father's real estate and rocsonutncti firm

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His ucssces as a businessman

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Donald Trump has had a very radive career

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He has made cameo npepecrasaa

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business ezanaigm

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the 324th halewetist person in the world

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Trump cnaonnued his candidacy

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He won the presidential cotneeil

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defeating the Democratic necidatad

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He took foefci on January 20, 2017

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

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President of the United States of America. He was the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which looks

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after his real estate and other business interests. He has built office towers, hotels, casinos and golf courses

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Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946. He was raised in New York City, the second youngest

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to 2015. He has made cameo appearances in movies and television series and hosted a reality

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him as the 324th wealthiest person in the world.

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great again". He won the presidential election on November 8, 2016, defeating the Democratic candidate

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it The Trump Organization. His success as a businessman made him a billionaire.

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In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for President. He defeated his rivals to

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Hillary Clinton. He took office on January 20, 2017. At 70 years, 7 months and 6 days, he was the oldest person to do so.

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child of five children. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's

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TV show from 2004 to 2015. In 2016, the wealth and business magazine Forbes listed

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Donald Trump has had a very varied career. He owned the Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996

(    )

become the Republican Party candidate and promised to "make America

(    )

all over the world. He has also hosted a reality TV show and owned beauty pageants.

(    )

degree in economics. In 1971 he was given control of his father's real estate and construction firm and later renamed

1  )

Donald John Trump is an American businessman and politician. He is also the 45th

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

the  United  45th  States  President  He  of  is  the  also  . 

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after  estate  business  Looks  real  other  his  and  interests  . 

3.

beauty  Hosted  TV  owned  reality  and  pageants  a  show  . 

4.

In  real  of  was  1971,  estate  his  given  father's  control  he  . 

5.

made  billionaire  success  businessman  a  His  a  him  as  . 

6.

has  career  had  a  Donald  very  Trump  varied  . 

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appearances  cameo  made  has  He  movies  in  . 

8.

Forbes  324th  listed  wealthiest  him  person  as  the  . 

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his  2015,  for  President  Trump  In  announced  June  candidacy  .

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defeated   to  Republican   He  rivals  the   candidate  his   become  Party  . 

DISCUSSION (Write your questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

What do you know about Donald Trump?

2.

Would you like to meet Donald Trump?

3.

What would you like to know about Donald Trump and why?

4.

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DISCUSSION (Write your questions)

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

What did you learn from this text about Donald Trump?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Donald Trump?

3.

What would his answers be to those questions?

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THE DONALD TRUMP SURVEY

Write five questions about Donald Trump in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 3

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Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITING

Write about Donald Trump 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 other search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Donald Trump. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. DONALD TRUMP POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Donald Trump. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article Donald Trump. Include an imaginary interview with him. Write about what he does every day and what he thinks about.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to Donald Trump. Ask him three questions about his life. Give him three suggestions on what he should do in his future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Donald Trump expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.

ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

businessman

a.

entrepreneur

2

real estate

b.

property

3.

pageants

c.

shows

4.

raised

d.

brought up

5.

construction

e.

building

6.

firm

f.

company

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

varied

g.

diverse

8.

hosted

h.

presented

9.

listed

i.

ranked

10.

announced

j.

declared

11

candidate

k

contender

12

defeating

l

beating

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

his real estate and

a.

other business interests

2

He has also hosted a

b.

reality TV show

3.

He was raised

c.

in New York City

4.

received a bachelor's

d.

degree in economics

5.

His success as a businessman

e.

made him a billionaire

6.

Trump has had a very varied

f.

career

7.

the 324th wealthiest

g.

person in the world

8.

the Republican Party candidate

h.

to run for the Presidency

9.

defeating the Democratic

i.

candidate Hillary Clinton

10.

he was the oldest person to

j.

do so