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Martin Luther King´s Dream




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1) Listen and complete the speech 

(I say to you today, my friends,) so even though we the difficulties of   and , I still have a dream. It is a dream rooted in the  dream.

I have a dream that one day this will and live out the meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all are created ."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of the sons of former and the sons of former slave will be able to together at the of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of , a state sweltering with the heat of , sweltering with the heat of , will be into an oasis of and justice.

I have a dream that my little will one day live in a nation where they will not be by the of their but by the content of their  character.

I have a dream today.

2) Listen and read the rest of the speech.
 
 I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

 And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
 
a. What words are repeated several times? Find them in the wordsearch (click on the letters)

 

 b. Pick out the words related to religion 
 c.  Pick out the words related to equality and freedom
 d. Pick out the words related to discrimination
 e. How would you qualify this speech
d. Sum up his dream and recap.He wants to/ he wishes/ he dreams / his dream is that......