Unit 4
  Who are the Goodwill Ambassadors?



Angelina in Sri Lanka
Angelina Jolie in Sri Lanka
   Who are the Goodwill Ambassadors?

Who are the UN Goodwill Ambassadors and what role can they play in calling attention to some of the world's most troubled areas?  This unit describes how Goodwill Ambassadors, who are celebrities from around the world, employ their fame to bring needed attention --  and action --  to help alleviate the suffering caused by the effects of war, disease, and social injustice.  

The unit's reading passage tells of some UN Goodwill Ambasssadors from around the world and offers profiles of Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and NBA star Dikembe Mutombu, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme.

The unit contains exercises in reading comprehension, a listening passage with comprehension questions.  In addition, the unit offers practice with the structure and a writing task on expressing thanks. As always, all exercises provide information about the work of the United Nations as they also provide language practice.

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