READING TASKS ELIAS’ STORY Pre-reading activities Task I. What do you know about Nelson Mandela? Try to say something about him to your group members. You can refer to the following material.
Nelson Mandela was born in South Africa in 1918 and he joined the ANC in 1944. He led the black people in their fight for freedom and equality. As a result, he was put in prison for 27 years. In 1993, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions. In 1994, he was elected to be his country’s first ever black president. Unfortunately, he died of a lung infection (肺部感染) in 2013. Task II. Have you ever met with some difficulties? Who helped you solve that problem? Tell your experiences to your partners. Task III. Name one hero that you admire the most and explain your reasons to your group members. While-reading activities Task I. Read the text and fill in the blanks in the mind map. Task II. Discuss in your group how we should understand Mandela’s words “The last thirty years have seen the greatest number of laws stopping our rights and progress, until today we have reached a stage where we have almost no rights at all.” Explain the meaning in your own words. Task III. Paraphrase Mandela’s words “... we were put into a position in which we had either to accept we were less important, or fight the government. We chose to attack the laws. We first broke the law in a way which was peaceful; when this was not allowed … only then did we decide to answer violence with violence.” Task IV. Re