Do you agree with her? Why is education important?
BBC news report: Malala Yousafzai opens a new school for girls in Lebanon, 13 July 2015.
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Exercice 2 : Speaking up!
What are the two events happening on the same day in the news report?
Take notes when Malala speaks. What is her main goal?
Who does she address in her speech? Why?
Which children in particular is she concerned about?
Find out what Malala has been doing recently on her website.
From the heart
Our charity has been fighting for the rights of children across the globe for almost a hundred years. In particular, we have been ardently campaigning to reduce the number of children in forced labour and increase those in education. Education gives children the skills they need to thrive in their environment, whether it is a rural or an urban setting, by helping them make better business decisions when they reach adulthood.
We have been taking action by supporting families who send their children to school, or by funding free hot meals in schools to encourage children to come to class more often. We have set up many reading clubs and community education programmes where learning is fun. We also give out school supplies like free pens and paper, and pay for exciting new children’s books to keep children interested. In places hit by disasters like earthquakes and war, we act quickly to make sure that education is only disrupted for a short time. For example, we have established classrooms in refugee camps.
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Exercice 3 : Taking action
Pick out the charity’s actions in favour of children’s education.
How long has the charity been campaigning?
In what ways can you support the charity?
Think of three questions you would like to ask this charity.
community, education, fantastic, discussion
Shout it out loud
intimidation, generosity, peaceful.
Present HAVE + V-en + V‑ing
Observe: He has been working in a mine since his twelfth birthday.
Think: Find the two auxiliaries and the main verb. Name the tense and aspects.
Practise: He looks SO tired! He must work all day!
The name of the charity is...
Invent your own children's charity
Use Audacity and research a children’s charity or invent your own and answer questions in a press conference.
How far can you go?
A2 I can answer two or three simple questions. A2+ I can answer a lot of questions in a simple way. B1 I can react, give extra information and defend my charity.
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