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Lorena Ochoa was born in Mexico, in 1981. She plays on the LPGA Tour in the USA and is probably the best Mexican golfer of all time. She is Mexico’s only golfer to be ranked number one in the world. She is also one of Mexico’s highest earners and the perfect role model for Mexican girls hoping to make it big in sports.

It seems as though Ochoa was born to be a golfer. She grew up next door to the Guadalajara Country Club. She won her first national tournament when she was just seven. She won an impressive 44 national junior events. She showed the world she meant business by winning five Junior World Championships in a row.

Ochoa was on the up-and-up and she won award after award. In November 2001, Mexican President Vicente Fox presented her with Mexico's National Sports Award. She was the youngest person and first golfer to receive Mexico's highest sporting prize. She also bagged the 2003 Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented to the world's most outstanding female amateur golfer.

Ochoa turned professional and joined the LPGA Tour in 2003. She finished her rookie season ninth on the LPGA money list. A year later she won her first two LPGA titles. She claimed the title of golf’s top woman by winning six tournaments in 2007 and topping the money list. There is an LPGA tournament named after her – the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted biographies.


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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’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

probably

a.

consecutively

2

perfect

b.

appears

3.

make it big

c.

ideal

4.

seems

d.

spectacular

5.

impressive

e.

in all likelihood

6.

in a row

f.

be successful


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

on the up-and-up

g.

won

8.

receive

h.

heading

9.

bagged

i.

making progress

10.

titles

j.

in honour of

11

topping

k

get

12

after

l

championships

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article:

1.

She plays on the

a.

business

2

girls hoping to make it

b.

money list

3.

It seems as though Ochoa was born

c.

big in sports

4.

She won an impressive

d.

2003 Nancy Lopez Award

5.

She showed the world she meant

e.

after her

6.

Ochoa was on the up-and-up and

f.

44 national junior events

7.

She also bagged the

g.

LPGA Tour in the USA

8.

She finished her rookie season ninth

h.

to be a golfer

9.

topping the

i.

she won award after award

10.

There is an LPGA tournament named

j.

on the LPGA money list


LISTENING GAP FILL

Lorena Ochoa was born in Mexico, in 1981. She ____________ LPGA Tour in the USA and ____________ best Mexican golfer of all time. She is Mexico’s only golfer ____________ number one in the world. She ____________ Mexico’s highest earners and the perfect role model for Mexican girls hoping to ____________ sports.

It _______________ Ochoa was born to be a golfer. She grew up next door to the Guadalajara Country Club. She ____________ national tournament when she was just seven. She won an impressive 44 national junior events. She showed the world she ____________ by winning five Junior World Championships ____________.

Ochoa was on ____________ and she won award after award. In November 2001, Mexican President Vicente Fox ____________ with Mexico's National Sports Award. She was the youngest person ____________ to receive Mexico's highest sporting prize. She also bagged the 2003 Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented to the world's most outstanding ____________ golfer.

Ochoa turned professional ____________ LPGA Tour in 2003. She finished her ____________ ninth on the LPGA money list. A year later _______________ LPGA titles. She claimed the title of golf’s top woman by winning six tournaments in 2007 ____________ the money list. There is an LPGA tournament ____________ her – the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Lorena Ochoa was born in Mexico, in 1981. She plays on the LPGA Tour in / at the USA and is probably / probable the best Mexican golfer of all time. She is Mexico’s only golfer to be ranked number one in the world. She is also one of Mexico’s highest earners and the perfect roll /  role model for Mexican girls hoping to make it / them big in sports.

It seems as though Ochoa was / has born to be a golfer. She grew up next door to the Guadalajara Country Club. She beat / won her first national tournament when she was just seven. She won an impressive 44 national junior events. She showed the world she meant / meaning business by winning five Junior World Championships in a column / row.

Ochoa was on the up-and-up / up-and-up-and-up and she won award after award. In November 2001, Mexican President Vicente Fox presented / gifted her with Mexico's National Sports Award. She was the youngest person and first golfer to receive Mexico's highest sporting prize. She also bagged / bag the 2003 Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented to the world's most outstanding female amateur golf / golfer.

Ochoa turned / turning professional and joined the LPGA Tour in 2003. She finished her rookie / cookie season ninth on the LPGA money list. A year later she won her first two LPGA titles. She claimed the heading / title of golf’s top woman by winning six tournaments in 2007 and stopping / topping the money list. There is an LPGA tournament named after her – the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.


SPELLING

The underlined, jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1
 

1.

aoybrlbp the best

2.

dakrne number one in the world

3.

the rpeetfc role model

4.

girls pnhgio to make it big


Paragraph 2
 

5.

It seems as gthhou Ochoa was born to be a golfer

6.

laninaot tournament

7.

She won an irmesepivs 44 national junior events

8.

She showed the world she emant business


Paragraph 3
 

9.

Ochoa was on the p-dun-aup

10.

the euyosgnt person

11.

Mexico's highest otspirgn prize

12.

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Paragraph 4
 

13.

Ochoa ntderu professional

14.

two LPGA tselti

15.

She imlcdea the title of golf’s top woman

16.

There is an LPGA tournament denma after her


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

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world she meant business by winning five Junior World Championships in a row.

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It seems as though Ochoa was born to be a golfer. She grew up next door to the Guadalajara Country Club. She won

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ninth on the LPGA money list. A year later she won her first two LPGA titles. She claimed the title of golf’s top woman

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Ochoa was on the up-and-up and she won award after award. In November 2001, Mexican President Vicente Fox

(    )

 

outstanding female amateur golfer.

(    )

 

highest sporting prize. She also bagged the 2003 Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented to the world's most

(    )

 

her first national tournament when she was just seven. She won an impressive 44 national junior events. She showed the

(    )

 

presented her with Mexico's National Sports Award. She was the youngest person and first golfer to receive Mexico's

(    )

 

named after her – the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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by winning six tournaments in 2007 and topping the money list. There is an LPGA tournament

(    )

 

Ochoa turned professional and joined the LPGA Tour in 2003. She finished her rookie season

1  )

 

Lorena Ochoa was born in Mexico, in 1981. She plays on the LPGA Tour in the USA and is probably the best Mexican golfer of

(    )

 

all time. She is Mexico’s only golfer to be ranked number one in the world. She is also one of Mexico’s highest earners and

(    )

 

the perfect role model for Mexican girls hoping to make it big in sports.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

Tour   plays   in   on   the   the   USA   LPGA   She

2.

it   make   to   hoping   girls   sports   in   big

3.

seems   as   though   Ochoa   was   born   to   be   a   golfer   It

4.

44   impressive   an   won   She   events   junior   national

5.

She   the   she   business   showed   world   meant

6.

-   the   up   up   Ochoa   -   was   and   on

7.

world's   outstanding   amateur   the   most   female   golfer

8.

finished   She   ninth   season   rookie   her

9.

golf’s   of   title   the   claimed   She   woman   top

10.

There   her   after   named   tournament   LPGA   an   is


LORENA OCHOA DISCUSSION (Write your questions)

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

1.

What do you know about Lorena Ochoa?

2.

Would you like to meet Lorena Ochoa?

3.

What would you like to know about Lorena Ochoa and why?

4.

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5.

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6.

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8.

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

1.

What did you learn from this text about Lorena Ochoa?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Lorena Ochoa?

3.

What would her answers be to those questions?

4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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THE LORENA OCHOA SURVEY

Write five questions about Lorena Ochoa 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 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

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

3. LORENA OCHOA POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Lorena Ochoa. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Lorena Ochoa. Include an imaginary interview with her. Write about what she does every day and what she 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 Lorena Ochoa. Ask her three questions about her life. Give her three suggestions on what she should do in her future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Lorena Ochoa expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

probably

a.

in all likelihood

2

perfect

b.

ideal

3.

make it big

c.

be successful

4.

seems

d.

appears

5.

impressive

e.

spectacular

6.

in a row

f.

consecutively


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

on the up-and-up

g.

making progress

8.

receive

h.

get

9.

bagged

i.

won

10.

titles

j.

championships

11

topping

k

heading

12

after

l

in honour of

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

She plays on the

a.

LPGA Tour in the USA

2

girls hoping to make it

b.

big in sports

3.

It seems as though Ochoa was born

c.

to be a golfer

4.

She won an impressive

d.

44 national junior events

5.

She showed the world she meant

e.

business

6.

Ochoa was on the up-and-up and

f.

she won award after award

7.

She also bagged the

g.

2003 Nancy Lopez Award

8.

She finished her rookie season ninth

h.

on the LPGA money list

9.

topping the

i.

money list

10.

There is an LPGA tournament named

j.

after her

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