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Monday, 26 February 2018

Current Events

Walt: read and write about a current event

Title of Story : Nico Porteous and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott
react to their bronze medal wins Date of Article : 22/02/18   
* MAKE A COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT   **  CHOOSE A CURRENT EVENT NEWS STORY  ***  
COMPLETE THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES.
Do Now : Term that you don’t understand (choose 4)
Term
Definition

Sentiment
A view or opinion that is held or expressed
Surreal
Having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre
Rapt
Completely fascinated or absorbed by
what one is seeing or hearing


STUDENT ACTIVITY
Read the story and answer the questions below
Topic / Subject of the Story ;
New Zealand skier’s
Nico and Zoi getting bronze medals
Where is this story based ?

(local, regional, national, international )
The story is about two 16 year-old
New Zealanders getting bronze medals for
skiing. The event is based on the Olympics.
Why is this story in the news?


 Eg is it a story of conflict ? Natural disaster ?
Interesting or Unusual ? Shocking ? Tragedy ?
Controversy ? Humour ? Overcoming ? Victory ?
etc    (Give a reason why ) The news is about
their victory in the olympics and their big
achievements at a young age.

Who are the individuals or groups
involved in the story ?
.Bronze medalist in the men's halfpipe Nico Porteous, of New Zealand, smiles during the medals ceremony. Photo / APBronze medalist in the women's Big Air snowboard Zoi Sadowski-Synnott. Photo / AP
Write down 4 facts from the story

  • Nico Porteous vomited multiple times before his run at skiing.
  • Zoi Sadowski-Synnott & Nico were the youngest medal receivers.
  • Both of these athletes represent New Zealand in the Olympics
  • Nico and Zoi’s scores were around the same digit’s with Nico at 94.8 and Zoi’s at 92


Give two points of views
mentioned in the story ?

For Nico’s run he was really shocked at his score and he described his experience as “insane” and “crazy”.

Zoi’s coach said that it was an exceptional day for New Zealand and was really rapt with how everything went.