She'll go far

Everyone gets sick of hearing bad news all the time so for a change here is an uplifting story! This authentic read from the UK newspaper 'The Guardian' has a heart warming theme and can be used when teaching reported speech amongst other things. The language on the whole is quite simple which is rare for a broadsheet newspaper. The students can obtain a real sense of accomplishment from reading and understanding this piece



  • Teach or reinforce how we use reported speech when describing what someone said
  • Practise reading for gist and scan reading with an article from the English newspaper “The guardian”
  • Students will be able relay information on what a college, friend or family member has said in the past


  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-immediate


  • 50 minutes

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