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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Block  A. Not agree
 2. Silence  B. Website
 3. Disagree  C. Quiet
 4. Social Media  D. New products
 5. Technology  E. Stop


  1. Block = E. Stop
  2. Silence = C. Quiet
  3. Disagree = A. Not agree.
  4. Social Media = B. Website
  5. Tecnology = D. New products.

True or False?

1. A judge said President Trump cannot block people online. True

2. The judge was from California.  False

3. Other government workers can block people online. False

4. 10 people have complained President Trump blocked them. False

5. The First Amendment says people can speak their mind. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. President Donald Trump is not allowed to block people.

2. A judge in New York said he cannot do this.

3. The case was brought by seven people.

4. The First Amendment says that people in America have free speech.

5. This means laws need to change.

Listening and Vocabulary

Silence Match Allowed
Asking Online Speech
  1. Allowed
  2. Silence
  3. Online
  4. Speech
  5. Asking
  6. Match


Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Block A. Important event
 2. Landmark B. Think
 3.  Public C. Grow
 4. Imagine D. Stop
 5. Progressed E. People


  1. Block = D. Stop
  2. Landmark = A. Important event.
  3. Public = E. People
  4. Imagine = B. Think
  5. Progressed = C. Grow

True or False?

1. President Donald Trump can no longer block people on Twitter.   True

2. Judges in California said it is not allowed. False

3. Ten people have complained about being blocked by President Trump.  False

4. The First Amendment allows people to say what they want without punishment. True

5. Laws need to change with growing technology. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The landmark ruling was decided by judges in New York.

2. The case was brought by seven people.

3. The First Amendment says that people in America have free speech.

4. However, the judges disagreed.

5. The decision has created a new conversation.

Listening and Vocabulary

Allowed Punished Internet
Account Silence Blocked
  1. Allowed
  2. Silence
  3. Blocked
  4. Punished
  5. Account
  6. Internet


Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Unconstitutional A. Place to speak freely.
2. Public Forum B. Experience
3. Attorney C. Female Congressional Representative
4. Subjected D. Strengthen
5. In lieu E. Say someone’s actions are wrong.
6. Bolstering F. Against the constitution.
7. Congresswoman G. Promote
8. Call out H. Instead
9. Championed I. Lawyer


  1. Unconstitutional = F. Against the constitution.
  2. Public Forum = A. Place to speak freely.
  3. Attorney = I. Lawyer
  4. Subjected = B. Experience
  5. In lieu = H. Instead
  6. Bolstering = D. Strengthen
  7. Congresswoman = C. Female Congressional Representative
  8. Call out = E. Say someone’s actions are wrong.
  9. Championed = G. Promote

True or False?

1.  A court in Canada has said President Trump cannot block people on Twitter. False

2. The court ruled that blocking was unconstitutional. True

3. The judges think social media is not equivalent to a public forum.  False

4. President Trump only uses the official president’s Twitter account.  False

5. The judges ruled that this law applies to all government workers. True

6. Many people have now been unblocked by President Trump.  True

7. People are suing a Congresswoman for blocking them. True

8. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest senator to ever be elected.  True

9. The new ruling will only affect people in certain parties. False

10. People are arguing about whether social media is a public forum. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The court ruled that it was unconstitutional and in violation of the First Amendment.

2. They argued that social media is the equivalent to a public forum.

3. The court ruled that any government official should be subjected to the rules.

4. Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress.

5. The recent ruling will affect politicians and officials.

Listening and Vocabulary

Doubt Agreed Official
Celebrities Criticism Guarantees
Supporters Block Representing
  1. Block
  2. Guarantees
  3. Agreed
  4. Representing
  5. Official
  6. Celebrities
  7. Critisism
  8. Supporters
  9. Doubt