Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.


1. What does the word "Pope" mean?

2. How many Catholics are there in the world?

3. What role does the Pope play?

4. Which of the following is NOT true of the Pope?

5. When was the latest Pope elected?

6. What is his name in English?

7. How many Popes have there been in the last 2000 years?

8. Why did the present Pope take the name he chose?

9. Why does he travel a lot?

10. What is one of the things he is most worried about?

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1. Work in small groups. In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of being Pope? Make a list.

2. Present your answers to the class.

3. Vote on the group with the best ideas.


Would you like to be the leader of an important institution, such as a government, a religion or a company? Why? / Why not? These questions might help:

- What do leaders have to do?

- Would you like to be the centre of attention?

- Would you be prepared to work long hours?

- Are you good at organizing?

- If you don't see yourself as a leader, what would be your ideal job? Why?

Write about 100 words on this subject.

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