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Apple Boss Steve Jobs Dies Aged 56 (, 2011)

The chairman and co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs has died aged 56. Jobs became one of the most famous people in the world after making his technology company Apple into a household name. He gave us many amazing and beautifully designed products, including the iPod, iPad, iPhone and iTunes. A lot of the technology he pioneered changed our lives. In 2004, Jobs announced that he had pancreatic cancer. He stepped down as Apple CEO in January 2011 due to ill health.

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Tributes to Steve Jobs reflect how important he was. Apple said: “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve…and the world has lost an amazing human being". New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "America lost a genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will shape the world for generations to come." U.S. President Barack Obama said Mr Jobs was “bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it”.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

one of the most

a.

products

2

a household

b.

down as Apple CEO

3.

beautifully designed

c.

health

4.

the technology

d.

famous people

5.

He stepped

e.

he pioneered

6.

due to ill

f.

name

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Tributes to

a.

better

2

The world is immeasurably

b.

with Edison

3.

the world has lost an amazing

c.

Steve Jobs

4.

a genius who will be remembered

d.

the world

5.

shape the

e.

human being

6.

he could change

f.

world


LISTENING GAP FILL

The _____________________ of Apple Steve Jobs has died aged 56. Jobs became one _____________________ people in the world after making his technology company Apple into a household name. He gave _____________________ and beautifully _____________________, including the iPod, iPad, iPhone and iTunes. A lot of the technology _____________________ our lives. In 2004, Jobs announced that he had pancreatic cancer. He stepped down as Apple CEO in January 2011 _____________________.

Tributes to Steve Jobs _____________________ he was. Apple said: “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve…and the world has _____________________ human being". New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "America lost a _____________________ remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose _____________________ the world for generations to come." U.S. President Barack Obama said Mr Jobs was “bold enough to believe he _____________________, and talented _____________________”.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

The chairman and (1) ____-founder of Apple Steve Jobs has died aged 56. Jobs became one of the most famous people in the world (2) ____ making his technology company Apple into a (3) ____ name. He gave us many amazing and beautifully designed products, (4) ____ the iPod, iPad, iPhone and iTunes. A lot of the technology he pioneered changed our (5) ____. In 2004, Jobs announced that he had pancreatic cancer. He stepped down as Apple CEO in January 2011 (6) ____ to ill health.

Tributes to Steve Jobs reflect (7) ____ important he was. Apple said: “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve…and the world has (8) ____ an amazing human being". New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "America lost a genius who will be remembered (9) ____ Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will (10) ____ the world for generations to come." U.S. President Barack Obama said Mr Jobs was “(11) ____ enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to (12) ____ it”.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

pre-

(b)

co-

(c)

pro-

2.

(a)

after

(b)

later

(c)

finished

3.

(a)

home

(b)

housing

(c)

household

4.

(a)

plus

(b)

including

(c)

and

5.

(a)

lives

(b)

living

(c)

lively

6.

(a)

because

(b)

due

(c)

so

7.

(a)

who

(b)

which

(c)

how

8.

(a)

found

(b)

searched

(c)

lost

9.

(a)

to

(b)

with

(c)

by

10.

(a)

shape

(b)

sharp

(c)

ship

11.

(a)

told

(b)

gold

(c)

bold

12

(a)

do

(b)

have

(c)

be


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the nrhcmaai

2.

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3.

beautifully designed ucdstrpo

4.

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5.

He etpsdep down as Apple CEO

6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

reflect how tonipmtra he was

8.

an amazing mahnu being

9.

America lost a unseig

10.

ideas will hasep the world

11.

ebilvee he could change the world

12.

talented oenugh to do it


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

the iPod, iPad, iPhone and iTunes. A lot of the technology he pioneered changed our

(    )

down as Apple CEO in January 2011 due to ill health.

(    )

lives. In 2004, Jobs announced that he had pancreatic cancer. He stepped

(    )

immeasurably better because of Steve…and the world has lost an amazing

(    )

of the most famous people in the world after making his technology company Apple into a household

(    )

world for generations to come." U.S. President Barack Obama said Mr Jobs was “bold

(    )

who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will shape the

(    )

human being". New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "America lost a genius

(    )

enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it”.

1  )

The chairman and co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs has died aged 56. Jobs became one

(    )

name. He gave us many amazing and beautifully designed products, including

(    )

Tributes to Steve Jobs reflect how important he was. Apple said: “The world is


WORD JUMBLE

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

1.

founder     chairman     of     and     Apple     co     -     The.    

2.

the     people     world     of     famous     the     One     most     in.    

3.

Many     and     designed     amazing     beautifully     products.    

4.

of     lot     A     pioneered     he     technology     the.    

5.

down     CEO     2011     stepped     Apple     January     He     as     in.    

6.

was     to    reflect    he    Tributes     Jobs    important    Steve     how.

7.

world     of     is     Steve     immeasurably     better     The     because.    

8.

lost     be     a     remembered     genius     who     America     will.    

9.

will     Ideas     world     the     shape.    

10.

the     could     Bold     world     believe     enough    change     he     to.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

________________________________________________________

6.

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WRITING

Write about Steve Jobs 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. STEVE JOBS: Search the Internet and find more information about Steve Jobs. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Steve Jobs. Include imaginary interviews with someone he worked with and an Apple fan. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to ex Microsoft boss Bill Gates. Ask him three questions about Steve Jobs. Give him three of your opinions on Steve Jobs. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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