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Mouth Painting

Pre-Reading Activities

A: Vocabulary
Match these words and pictures: hands, feet, artist, mouth, school, family

B: What Can You Do?
Work in pairs or small groups. Answer these questions.
1. Do you write with your right hand or your left hand?  
2. Can you write with your right hand and your left hand? Show other students.
3. Can you draw a picture with your right hand hand and your left hand? Show other students.

Reading Activities

A: Finding Out Personal Information
Answer these questions about the girl in Part One of today's article.
1. What is her name?
2. How old is she?
3. Where is she from?
4. When did her paralysis start?

Part One:
Young Artist from Afghanistan
Aug 23 - (Reuters) - Robaba Mohammadi is a young artist.  She is 16 years old. She would like to hold an international art show one day. Mohammadi draws with her mouth.

Robaba Mohammadi comes from a poor family in Ghazni, Afghanistan. 

Her family now live in Kabul. When Mohammadi was born, she could not control her hands and feet. She has partial paralysis.

(Continued.../)

Article © 2016 Thomson Reuters Limited. Lesson © 2016 www.english-to-go.com
Words: paralysis - not able to move part or most of the body

B: Understanding The Main Idea
Here are some sentences about Part One of today's article. Put the words in the correct order.
1. an / Robaba Mohammadi / artist / is

2. can't / feet / She / her hands / control / and

3. hold / She / a pencil / can't / in / her hand

4. a pencil / She / with / holds / her mouth

5. She / pictures / with / her mouth / draws

 

C: Reading For Information
Find the right words from Part Two to fill the gaps in these sentences.
1. Robaba Mohammadi lives in , Afghanistan.
2. Her  and father wanted doctors to help her. 
3. Mohammadi's brothers and sisters go to .
4. Mohammadi was  because she couldn't go to school.
5. In 2014 she began to .
6. One day she would like to hold an art .

Part Two:

(Continued.../) Her family moved to Kabul when she was three. Her parents wanted medical help for her but they didn't get it. 

Mohammadi felt very sad when she saw her sisters and brothers going to school.  She said to herself, "I [can't] even write my own name."

2 years ago she started drawing.  She would like to hold an art show at Aga Khan museum in Canada. "My dream is to hold my art exhibition in Aga Khan Museum which is one of the biggest museums in Canada...." she said. (Continued.../)

Article © 2016 Thomson Reuters Limited. Lesson © 2016 www.english-to-go.com

D: Reading For Correct Information
These sentences are about Part Two. The sentences have errors. (There is one in each sentence.) Find the error and correct it.
1. Mohammadi, her mother and father and her brothers and sisters live in Ghazni.

2. Mohammadi was happy because she didn't go to school.

3. Her brothers and sisters also didn't go to school.

4. She began drawing pictures 12 years ago.

5. She wants to have a big art show at a museum in Afghanistan.


E: Reading For Understanding
1. Your teacher will give you one or two sentences from Part Three of today's article. Work with other students to understand your sentence. 
2. Which of these topics is your sentence about? (Your sentence can be about more than one topic.)



F: Tell Someone Else
1. Share your sentence with other students. Tell them what it means. (Do not look at the sentence when you are doing this.)
2. In small groups, answer these questions with information from your sentences from Part Three of the article. 

Post-Reading Activities
You may do one or more of these.

A: Crossword
Complete the crossword with these words from today's article.

Across:
3. a number between two and four (5)
5. your mother and father (7)
7. a country in North America (6)
9. you eat with this part of your body (5)
10. a girl who has the same parents as you (6)
11. capital of Afghanistan (5)
12. the opposite of happy (3)

Down:
1. a boy who has the same parents as you (7)
2. number between fifteen and seventeen (7)
4. between your fingers and your arms (5)
5. the opposite of rich (4)
6. a place where you learn to read, write and study with other students (6)
8. someone who draws or paints (6)


B: Talking About The Future
Answer these questions in pairs.
1. What does Robaba Mohammadi  hope to do in the future?
2. What does she hope her art will show about Afghanistan?
3. What do you hope to do in the future?
4. What would you like other people to know about your country?


C: Extra Reading

Read today's article.

Young Artist from Afghanistan

Aug 23 - (Reuters) - Robaba Mohammadi is a young artist.  She is 16 years old. She would like to hold an international art show one day. Mohammadi draws with her mouth.

Robaba Mohammadi comes from a poor family in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Her family now live in Kabul. When Mohammadi was born, she could not control her hands and feet. She has partial paralysis. 

Her family moved to Kabul when she was three. Her parents wanted medical help for her but they didn't get it.

Mohammadi felt very sad when she saw her sisters and brothers going to school. She said to herself, "I [can't] even write my own name." 

2 years ago she started drawing.  She would like to hold an art show at Aga Khan museum in Canada. "My dream is to hold my art exhibition in Aga Khan Museum which is one of the biggest museums in Canada...." she said.

"When you want to make any kind of art but you don't have hands or feet, you have nothing at all... Sometimes when I need something and I ask my sisters for help, they say 'we don't have time we are busy with writing or something else', then it really hurts me," said Mohammadi.

Mohammadi has three sisters and two brothers. She also dreams of going to school one day. 

"Robaba doesn't have hands for drawing but God has granted her the ability to draw with her mouth. She is doing a very impossible task and before, we didn't think she could do it...." said 13-year-old Shakila Mohammadi, Robaba's sister.

Robaba Mohammadi said she hopes her art will give a different picture of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has had decades of conflict and war. 

Article © 2016 Thomson Reuters Limited. Lesson © 2016 www.english-to-go.com




TEACHERS' NOTES AND ANSWER KEY

Reading Activities

A:  Finding Out Personal Information - Answers
1. Robaba Mohammadi, 2. 16, 3. Ghazni, Afghanistan, 4. She had it when she was born.

B: Understanding The Main Idea - Answers
1. Robaba Mohammadi is an artist.
2. She can't control her hands and feet.
3. She can't hold a pencil in her hand.
4. She holds a pencil with her mouth.
5. She draws pictures with her mouth. 


C: Reading For Information - Sample Answers
1. Robaba Mohammadi lives in Kabul, Afghanistan.
2. Her mother and father wanted doctors to help her. 
3. Mohammadi's brothers and sisters go to school.
4. Mohammadi was unhappy because she couldn't go to school.
5. In 2014 she began to draw pictures.
6. One day she would like to hold an art show.

D: Reading For Correct Information - Sample Answers
1. Mohammadi, her mother and father and her brothers and sisters live in Ghazni Kabul.
2. Mohammadi was happy sad because she didn't go to school.
3. Her brothers and sisters also didn't go to school.
4. She began drawing pictures 12  2 years ago.
5. She wants to have a big art show at a museum in Afghanistan Canada.


E: Reading For Understanding - Notes
Give individual or pairs of students one of the sentences below.  Students read and work together to understand it.  They can check their comprehension by matching it to one or more of the topics in question 2. Circulate while students are doing the activity and assist with vocabulary.  Some sentences are more challenging than others. 

E: Reading For Understanding - Sentences To Be Copied And Given To Students

"When you want to make any kind of art but you don't have hands or feet, you have nothing at all..." said Mohammadi.

"Sometimes when I need something and I ask my sisters for help, they say 'we don't have time we are busy with writing or something else', then it really hurts me,"  said Mohammadi.

Mohammadi has three sisters and two brothers. 

She also dreams of going to school one day.  

"Robaba doesn't have hands for drawing but God has granted her the ability to draw with her mouth. She is doing a very impossible task and before, we didn't think she could do it...." said 13-year-old Shakila Mohammadi, Robaba's sister.

Robaba Mohammadi said she hopes her art will give a different picture of Afghanistan.  

Afghanistan has had decades of conflict and war. 


F: Tell Someone Else - Notes
1. Students now share the information from their sentence with other students who had a different sentence. They should try to share the information in their own words, rather than just reading the sentence to other students.
2. Students work in small groups to answer the questions. The answers all come from Part 3 of today's article. Students can read a complete copy of the article in Post-Reading Activity C.

Post-Reading Activities

A: Crossword - Answers

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