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Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3

Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Pioneer A. Country control.
 2. Court B. Allowed
 3. Government C. First person.
 4. Legal D. Voting
 5. Election E. Judges


  1. Pioneer = C. First person.
  2. Court = E. Judges
  3. Government = A. Country control.
  4. Legal = B. Allowed
  5. Election = D. Voting.

True or False?

  1. Ruth Bader Ginsberg died at more than 90 years old. False

2. Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a pioneer. True

3. There are 5 main parts of the US government. False

4.  There are 10 justices on the Supreme Court. False

5. The president is allowed to choose the Supreme Court justices. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. She died from problems with cancer.

2. She was a pioneer.

3. There are nine justices.

4. The President gets to choose.

5. Republicans and Democrats are arguing.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Died
  2. Expected
  3. Justices
  4. Decided
  5. Replaces
  6. Months

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. ActivistA. First person.
 2. PioneerB. Unreasonable dislike.
 3. OvercameC. Fight change.
 4. PrejudiceD. Allowed
 5. LegalE. Succeed


  1. Activist = C. Fight change.
  2. Pioneer = A. First person.
  3. Overcame = E. Succeed
  4. Prejudice = B. Unreasonable dislike.
  5. Legal = D. Allowed

True or False?

1. Ruth Bader Ginsberg died in an accident. False

2. Ginsberg was a very powerful male justice. False

3. Ruth Bader Ginsberg became a lawyer before she was a justice. True

4. There are 3 main parts of the US government. True

5. The President does not get to choose Supreme Court Justices. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. She died of issues from her cancer.

2. She was a prominent activist and a pioneer.

3. The Supreme Court is very important in the US.

4. There are nine justices on the Supreme Court.

5. It is one of the three main parts of government.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Justice
  2. Prominent
  3. Allowed
  4. Marriage
  5. Replaces
  6. Rules

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. DissentA. Used as an example.
2. ForemostB. Give role.
3. StrategicallyC. Intensely
4. PrecedentD. Prominent position.
5. PivotalE. Get rid of.
6. AppointF. Having a plan.
7. ImpeachG. Different opinion.
8. FerventH. Charge
9. AbolishI. Important


  1. Dissent = G. Different opinion.
  2. Foremost = D. Prominent position.
  3. Strategically = F. Having a plan.
  4. Precedent = A. Used as an example.
  5. Pivotal = I. Important
  6. Appoint = B. Give role.
  7. Impeach = H. Charge
  8. Fervent = C. Intensely
  9. Abolish = E. Get rid of.

True or False?

1. Ruth Bader Ginsberg was over 90 years old when she died. False

2. Ginsberg had been dealing with cancer for more than 20 years. True

3. Ginsberg was a strong activist for women’s rights. True

4.  She fought individual laws which discriminated against women. True

5. A film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life will release in 2021. False

6. Ginsberg’s Supreme Court position will definitely be filled after the 2020 US presidential election. False

7. Supreme Court Justices may stay in the position for up to a decade. False

8.  Only one justice has ever been impeached. True

9.  Ginsberg did not want to retire under Trump’s presidency. True

10. Republicans allowed President Obama to choose a Supreme Court Justice in 2016. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Ginsburg had been fighting her fifth cancer diagnosis.

2. Ginsburg was first diagnosed with cancer in 1999.

3. Ginsburg’s death has caused chaos in US politics.

4. Only one Supreme Court Justice has ever been impeached.

5. President Obama nominated a replacement for him.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Diagnosis
  2. Activists
  3. Suffered
  4. Chaos
  5. Split
  6. Political
  7. Statement
  8. Nomination
  9. Illegal