Unit JUST SAY NO CRY FREEDOM Reading activities
Unit JUST SAY NO Watch this sequence …
page 108 Before reading activities Read the back cover and the story introduction on the first page of the book. Are theses statement TRUE or FALSE? 1. Steve Biko talked of peace and friendship. TRUE 2. The book is about SA in the 1970’s. TRUE 3. Steve Biko died of hunger. FALSE
4. Before 1994, SA had a white government. TRUE 5. The 50% of the people in SA are black. FALSE 6. SA is rich in gold and diamonds. TRUE 7. Donald Woods was a political leader. FALSE 8. Steve Biko was forbidden by the government to speak freely about his ideas. TRUE 9. This book is based on a film. TRUE
10. This is a story about people who are afraid to die. FALSE Which of these statements about SA today do you think are true? Page 108 activity 2 It’s one of the poorest countries in Africa FALSE There are many more black people than white people. TRUE
Mandela became the 1st black president. TRUE Most black people in SA are now rich. FALSE Most whites have left SA. FALSE Rugby, football and cricket are popular sports. TRUE
Main questions: Page 2. Lines 4 to 13. 1. Why did the police raid (= assaltar) Crossroads? 2. Why did Woods think about black people? Page 3. Lines 9 to 15. 3. Why did Mamphele want Woods to visit Biko? Page 5. final paragraph.
Chapter 1: question on pack of photocopies. 1. What’s an editor? An editor is a person who corrects or changes pieces of text or films before they are printed or shown, or a person who is in charge of a newspaper or magazine.
Chapter 1 2. What are the rights of black people so far?
Chapter 1 3. What kind of political sytem is described? Apartheid: Legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government of South Africa between 1948 and 1994. 4. banned? Verb = BAN to forbid (= refuse to allow), especially officially. The film was banned (= the government prevented it from being shown) in several countries. [+ from + -ing verb] = I was banned from driving for two years.
Chapter 1 4. What is Wood’s opinion on black people? He didn’tthinkthatblackpeopleshouldbeallowedto vote. He acceptedsegregationistlaws, too. (page 3) 5. How does he work against Apartheid? He doesn’t like police brutality, so he has accepted to publish one of the pictures on the newspaper.
Interesting vocabulary in chapter 1: • Appeal (n/v) • 2. Release (n/v) • 3. Refusal • 4. Raid (n/v) • 5. township • 6. Bulldozer • 7. Beat (n/v) demanda, apel·lació alliberament desestimació, rebuig Assalt, batuda, redada, atac ... A South African town where only black people lived during apartheid excavadora golpejar, pegar
Interesting vocabulary in chapter 1: • chase • 2. dare • 3. Prevent (from) • 4. Stare at • 5. expenses • 6. nod • 7. lawyer perseguir gosar evitar Mirar fixament, observar despeses Moure al cap per afirmar advocat
Interesting vocabulary in chapter 1: • Threat (on) • 2. hesitate • 3. confidence • 4. amazed • 5. Lose your temper • 6. sigh • 7. anger Amenaça(r) dubtar confiança / sorprès, impressionat Perdre els nervis sospirar /saɪ/ Enuig, ràbia
Summary: photograhs Ken Robertson has taken ____________ from the __________ in Crossroads, a township in Cape Town. Donald Woods, the _________ of the Daily Dispatch, decides to publish them. He also publishes an ___________ attacking Steve Biko, the leader of the movement “_______________”. Mamphela R. visits Woods to ______________ about his editorial about Biko and his political movement. She regrets (penedir-se, lamentar) that Woods writes without getting first hand information, and invites him to _________ Biko and talk to him in his ____________, in King William’s Town. police raid editor editorial Black Consciousness complain visit township