Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 28, 2010

CLEFT SENTENCES – SPEAKING ACTIVITY

In pairs, correct the wrong information in each sentences as in the example below:

CLEFT SENTENCES (A)

  1. Cervantes wrote Romeo and Juliet. (Shakespeare) No,it wasn’t Cervantes that wrote Romeo and Juliet.  It was Shakespeare.
  2. Marconi discovered radium. (Marie Curie)
  3. Amy Winehouse sang Born in the USA. (Bruce Springsteen)
  4. Mozart composed The Ninth Symphony. (Beethoven)
  5. Angelina Jolie is married to Orlando Bloom. (Brad Pitt)
  6. John Boyne wrote The Old Man and the Sea. (Hemingway)
  7. Gwyneth Paltrow plays a role in Pretty Woman. (Julia Roberts)
  8. Winston Churchill was Prime Minister in 2009. (Gordon Brown)
  9. Frank Sinatra sanBohemian Rhaspsody. (Freddy Mercury)

10.  Cameron Diaz has been nominated for her role in Nine. (Penélope Cruz)

11.  Velázquez painted The Last Supper. (Leonardo da Vinci)

12. President Kennedy was assassinated in Houston in 1969. (Dallas)

13. James Cook discovered Brazil. (Australia)

14.  Hugh Laurie was born in the United States. (England)

15.  Nicole Kidman played the role of Miranda Priestley in The Devil wears Prada.. (Meryl Streep)

16. Marconi invented the telephone. (Graham Bell)

17. Hitler defeated Napoleon at Trafalgar. (Nelson)

18.  Avatar has won the 2010 Oscar for best film. (The Hurt locker)

19.  John Lennon was assassinated in Liverpool in 1980. (New York)

20.Las Meninas can be seen at the National gallery in London. (The Prado Museum)

21. Sarah Ferguson is the first female chancellor of Germany. (Angela Merkel)

CLEFT SENTENCES B

  1. Beethoven composed Bolero. (Ravel)
  2. George Clooney stars in Alice in Wonderland. (Johnny depp)
  3. Benazir Butho was assassinated at a political rally in Afghanistan in December 2007. (Pakistan)
  4. The Rosetta Stone can be seen at the Archaeological Museum in Madrid. (British Museum)
  5. The Twin Towers were destroyed on September, 12th, 2001. (September, 11th)
  6. Amundsen was the first man to climb Mount Everest. (Edmund Hillary)
  7. Hernán Cortés conquered Canada. (Mexico)
  8. Napoleon invaded England in the year 1066. (William the Conqueror)
  9. Michele Bachelet was President of Argentina. (Chile)
  10. A concert of the works of the Strauss family takes place every year on the 1st of January in Salzburg. (Vienna)
  11. You can visit the Leaning Tower in Naples. (Pisa)
  12. Stephen King wrote The Da Vinci Code. ( Dan Brown)
  13. Shakespeare was born in London. (Stratford-Upon-Avon)
  14. King Fernando VII abdicated on 15th February 1941. (Alfonso XIII)
  15. The Spanish Armada was defeated under the reign of Queen Victoria. (Elizabeth I))
  16. Louis Armstrong was the first man to ever set foot on the Moon. (Neil Armstrong)
  17. A volcano eruption devastated the city of Concepción, Chile, this month. (an earthquake)
  18. Rudy Giuliani won the Nobel Peace Prize last year. (Barack Obama)
  19. Einstein invented the light bulb. (Edison)
  20. Pope John XXIII was elected on the 19th April 2005. (Pope Benedict XVI)
  21. Stieg Larsson wrote The Shadow of the Wind in 2001. (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
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