1. Pupils around the world

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In this chapter we will get to know pupils from other countries. Let’s find out how they live and learn and how they talk.

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First step - just listen

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Listen to four different pupils around the world. Try to understand as much as possible. While listening, answer the questions below. 

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? Paula (Ghana) Chan (Hong Kong) Avi (India) Laura (Texas)
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Paula (Ghana) Chan (Hong Kong) Avi (India) Laura (Texas)

Förderfenster: Pupils around the world

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And now to your school

What is the name of your school?

What is your favorite subject?

What is your favourite hobby?

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Second step: Listen and read

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Rich or poor - find the answer in the texts below

  1. Pick one of the pupils.
  2. What do you think? Is this pupil and his/her family rich or poor in their country?
  3. Find reasons for your opinion in the text.
  4. Write down your answer.
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Paula (Ghana) Chan (Hong Kong) Avi (India) Laura (Texas)
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Paula (Ghana) Chan (Hong Kong) Avi (India) Laura (Texas)

Extra reading exercise - Record one of the texts

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Paula (Ghana) Laura (Texas) Chan (Hong Kong) Avi (India)

Paula is 15 years old. She lives in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Ghana is a country in West Africa and lies between Togo and the Ivory Coast.
Paula goes to ‘Ghana International School’. Her favourite subject at school is swimming. She has a pool at her school. This is possible because her school is an expensive private school. It costs over € 2,000 per year. The average annual wage in Ghana is only around € 1,200 per year. Paulas parents can afford the school because they earn a lot of money with their own computer business.
Her family lives directly next to the school at Forth Circular Road. In their garden, they have their own pool where Paula can swim with her friends in the afternoon. In the evening, she likes to play Ghanaian board games with her parents.

Laura is 14 years old. She lives in Austin, Texas. Texas is a southwestern state in the United States of America. Laura goes to ‘Dessau Middle School’. Her favourite subjects are mathematics and biology.
She lives with her mom at ‘River Ranch Trailer Park’. Her mother is a waitress at Whataburger and works very long hours every day. Most of the time, her mother is not at home because she has to work. In the evening, Laura plays videogames with her best friend Rosie. When they hang out together, they feel less alone. They take care of each other because Rosi's parents are rarely at home either.


Chan is 16 years old and he lives in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a city in China. He goes to ‘Shatin Public School’, a special school, because he has learning difficulties. He finds it difficult to concentrate in class. His favourite subject is music and he really enjoys playing his Chinese flute.
Chan lives with his grandparents in a very high apartment building in Mei Tin Road directly over the TAI WAI MARKET. The building is very close to the school and he can walk there. In his freetime he plays Go with his grandparents. Go is a very popular Chinese board game. Chan concentrates very well on this game which makes him a good player.

Avi is 15 years old. He lives in Bangalore, a city in the south of India. Avi goes to ‘Bishop Cotton Boys School’ and his favourite subject is programming. At his school all pupils use computers in every subject. This means he doesn't have to bring any books as all tasks are done on his computer. 

He lives with his parents at ‘2nd Cross Road’ in a detached house. His parents work at the ‘Microsoft Research Centre’ in ‘Lavelle Road’. Avis' favourite hobby is flying his drone. He likes to take pictures of the neighbourhood with his drone.


Paula (Ghana) Laura (Texas) Chan (Hong Kong) Avi (India)
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Practice your reading skills

1. Pick one of the texts above.

2. Press the red button to record your voice.

3. Scroll back to your text and read it out loud.

4. Scroll back to the recorder and press "Done" to finish your recording.

5. Play the recording to your partner. Ask him/her to give you feedback.

Challenge

All the places in the texts about Paula, Laura, Chan and Avi really exist. Use a map service such as Google Maps to explore the schools and homes of the pupils.

Write down your impressions of these places in short sentences.

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