South Africa: Nelson Mandela

Posted by Speakeasy News > Sunday 16 June 2019 >

Shine Bright 1re File 16 is on Born-free South Africa: the young generation that was born after the end of apartheid. The legacy of Nelson Mandela's life and politics is the cornerstone of today's South Africa. In this B1 article, your students will learn about Mandela and his part in the abolition of apartheid and the building of a democratic South Africa until his death in 2013. 

Vocabulary and grammar

  • homelands, townships, ghettos, apartheid, sentenced to life imprisonment, released.
  • oppose + object
  • Passive voice (was born, was controlled, were banned, was arrested, was sentenced, was elected)
  • by +BV+ing


  • Word stress in Mandela, apartheid, government, Africa, government, constitution, democratic, election.
  • Pronunciation of sabotage, violence, nation, receive.