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THE ARTICLE

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was the only president elected to more than two terms, serving from 1933 to 1945. He was born in 1882 into one of the oldest families in New York State. He had a privileged upbringing and attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick's Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt.

Following the example of his cousin, Roosevelt entered public service through politics. He won election to the New York Senate in 1910. President Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920, at the tender age of 34. The Democrats lost the election. In 1921, he was diagnosed as having polio and was paralyzed from the waist down.

Roosevelt was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms. By March there were 13,000,000 unemployed, and almost every bank was closed. In his first "hundred days," he proposed a sweeping program called the “New Deal” to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes.

By 1935 the nation’s economy was recovering and in 1936 FDR was re-elected by a huge margin. He tried to keep the U.S. out of WWII, but when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America joined the war. As WWII drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He is often ranked as one of the top three U.S. Presidents.

Article adapted from www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/franklindroosevelt

         
         From www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents


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LISTENING GAP FILL


 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly _______________________ FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was the only president elected to _______________________, serving from 1933 to 1945. He was born in 1882 into one of the oldest families in New York State. He had _______________________ and attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick's Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt.

_______________________ of his cousin, Roosevelt entered public service through politics. He won election to the New York Senate in 1910. President Wilson _______________________ Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920, at the tender age of 34. The Democrats lost the election. In 1921, he was diagnosed as having polio and was _______________________ down.

Roosevelt was elected President in November 1932, _______________________ terms. By March there were 13,000,000 unemployed, and almost every bank was closed. In his first "hundred days," he proposed _______________________ called the “New Deal” to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to _______________________ losing farms and homes.

By 1935 _______________________ was recovering and in 1936 FDR was re-elected _______________________. He tried to keep the U.S. out of WWII, but when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America joined the war. As WWII drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He is _______________________ of the top three U.S. Presidents.


  CORRECT THE SPELLING

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, olmnmyoc known by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was the only president edeclte to more than two terms, serving from 1933 to 1945. He was born in 1882 into one of the oldest families in New York State. He had a privileged upbringing and tdendeat Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick's Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt.

Following the eemlxap of his cousin, Roosevelt entered public service through politics. He won election to the New York Senate in 1910. President Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and he was the Democratic enonime for Vice President in 1920, at the tender age of 34. The Democrats lost the election. In 1921, he was diagnosed as having polio and was peyzdaral from the waist down.

Roosevelt was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms. By March there were 13,000,000 edunyoplem, and almost every bank was closed. In his first "hundred days," he proposed a sweeping ragrpmo called the “New Deal” to bring crveoeyr to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes.

By 1935 the nation’s mnoceoy was recovering and in 1936 FDR was re-elected by a huge margin. He tried to keep the U.S. out of WWII, but when Japan aetakctd Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America joined the war. As WWII drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He is often ankred as one of the top three U.S. Presidents.


  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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recovering 1935 nation’s was By the economy and in 1936 FDR was re-elected by a huge margin. He tried to keep the U.S. out of WWII, but Japan Pearl on when attacked Harbor December 7, 1941, America joined the war. As WWII drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. the He ranked of three often one top is as U.S. Presidents.


  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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  STUDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Franklin D. Roosevelt in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

  WRITING

Write about Franklin D. Roosevelt 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. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT POSTER Make a poster about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Franklin D. Roosevelt. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on Franklin D. Roosevelt. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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