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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

The 28th of January is European Data Protection Day. It started in 2007 to highlight how important it is for people to look after their personal data. With the increase in Internet use, crimes like identity theft are becoming more common. This means citizens need to keep safe information they put on the Internet. The rise in popularity of social networking sites means a lot of very personal info is online. Most people do not know how dangerous this can be. People also need to be extra careful about their credit cards, driving licenses, cheque books and health cards. All of these contain information that criminals can steal. Data Protection Day is also a time for companies that handle personal data to make their safety systems safer.

The first Data Protection Day was on the 28th of January 2007. This was when the Council of Europe agreed on Convention 108, the first international law related to data protection. The officials who created the law say it was necessary because most European citizens do not understand data protection issues and are unaware of their rights. In a Europe-wide survey, three-quarters of people said they did not trust putting their personal information on the Internet. More than half trusted insurance companies, banks and doctors with their data. This Data Protection Day, why not think about what you do with your data, passwords and ATM receipts. A small change in your habits could save your identity.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

crimes like identity theft are

a.

info is online

2

keep safe information they put

b.

criminals can steal

3.

a lot of very personal

c.

on the Internet

4.

People also need to be extra careful

d.

personal data

5.

these contain information that

e.

becoming more common

6.

companies that handle

f.

about their credit cards

 

Paragraph 2

1.

the first international law related

a.

insurance companies

2

European citizens do not understand

b.

with your data

3.

In a Europe-wide

c.

to data protection

4.

More than half trusted

d.

survey

5.

think about what you do

e.

save your identity

6.

A small change in your habits could

f.

data protection issues


LISTENING GAP FILL

The 28th of January is European Data Protection Day. It started in 2007 _________________ important it is for people to look after their personal data. With the increase in Internet use, _________________ theft are becoming more common. This means citizens need to keep safe information _________________ Internet. The rise in popularity of social networking sites means a lot of very personal info is online. Most people _________________ dangerous this can be. People also need to be extra careful about their credit cards, driving licenses, cheque books and health cards. All _________________ information that criminals can steal. Data Protection Day is also a time for companies that handle personal _________________ safety systems safer.

The first Data Protection _________________ 28th of January 2007. This was when the Council of Europe agreed on Convention 108, the first international _________________ protection. The officials who created the law say it was necessary because most European citizens do not understand data protection issues _________________ of their rights. In a Europe-wide survey, three-quarters of people said they did _________________ their personal information on the Internet. More _________________ insurance companies, banks and doctors with their data. This Data Protection Day, why not think about what you do with your data, passwords and ATM receipts. A small change in your habits could _________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

The 28th of January is European Data Protection Day. It __________ in 2007 to highlight how important it is for people to look __________ their personal data. With the increase in Internet use, crimes like identity __________ are becoming more common. This means citizens need to keep safe information they put on the Internet. The __________ in popularity of social networking sites means a lot of very personal info is __________. Most people do not know how dangerous this can be. People also need to be extra __________ about their credit cards, driving licenses, cheque books and health cards. All of these __________ information that criminals can steal. Data Protection Day is also a time for companies that __________ personal data to make their safety systems safer.

 

 

 

contain
theft
careful
handle
started
rise
after
online

The first Data Protection Day was on the 28th of January 2007. This was when the Council of Europe __________ on Convention 108, the first international law __________ to data protection. The officials who created the law say it was necessary because most European __________ do not understand data protection issues and are __________ of their rights. In a Europe-wide survey, three-quarters of people said they did not __________ putting their personal information on the Internet. More than half __________ insurance companies, banks and doctors with their data. This Data Protection Day, why not think about what you do with your data, __________ and ATM receipts. A small change in your habits could __________ your identity.

 

 

unaware
 
save
related
trusted
trust
agreed
passwords
citizens


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

The 28th of January is European Data Protection Day. It starts / started in 2007 to highlight how important it is for people to look after / before their personal data. With the increase in Internet use, crimes like identity thief / theft are becoming more common. This means citizens need to keep safe / safety information they put on the Internet. The rise in popularity of social networking sites means / meanings a lot of very personal info is online. Most people do not know how danger / dangerous this can be. People also need to be extra careful about their credit cards, driving licenses, cheque books and health / healthy cards. All of these contain information that criminals can steal. Data Protection Day is also a time for companies that hand / handle personal data to make their safety systems safer.

The first Data Protection Day was / is on the 28th of January 2007. This was when the Council of Europe agreement / agreed on Convention 108, the first international law relation / related to data protection. The officials who created the law say it was necessary because most European citizens / citizen do not understand data protection issues and are unaware of their rights. In a Europe-wide survey, three-quarters of people said / spoke they did not trust putting their personal information on the Internet. More than / over half trusted insurance companies, banks and doctors with / for their data. This Data Protection Day, why not think about what you do with your data, passwords and ATM receipts. A small change / note in your habits could save your identity.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

The 28th of January is European Data Protection Day. It started in 2007 to (1) ____ how important it is for people to look after their personal data. With the increase in Internet (2) ____, crimes like identity theft are becoming more common. This means citizens need to keep (3) ____ information they put on the Internet. The rise in popularity of social networking sites (4) ____ a lot of very personal info is online. Most people do not know how dangerous this can be. People also need to be extra careful about their credit cards, driving licenses, cheque books and health cards. All of (5) ____ contain information that criminals can steal. Data Protection Day is also a time for companies that (6) ____ personal data to make their safety systems safer.

The first Data Protection Day was on the 28th of January 2007. This was when the Council of Europe agreed (7) ____ Convention 108, the first international law related to data protection. The officials who created the law say it was necessary because most European citizens do not understand data protection issues and are unaware (8) ____ their rights. In a Europe-(9) ____ survey, three-quarters of people said they did not trust putting their personal information on the Internet. More than (10) ____ trusted insurance companies, banks and doctors (11) ____ their data. This Data Protection Day, why not think about what you do with your data, passwords and ATM receipts. A small change in your (12) ____ could save your identity.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

highlight

(b)

highlights

(c)

highlighter

(d)

highlighters

2.

(a)

used

(b)

use

(c)

useful

(d)

useless

3.

(a)

safe

(b)

save

(c)

safes

(d)

safety

4.

(a)

meanies

(b)

means

(c)

mean

(d)

meanings

5.

(a)

these

(b)

this

(c)

they

(d)

their

6.

(a)

handler

(b)

handles

(c)

handle

(d)

handlers

7.

(a)

at

(b)

of

(c)

an

(d)

on

8.

(a)

by

(b)

to

(c)

of

(d)

as

9.

(a)

wide

(b)

width

(c)

widen

(d)

widest

10.

(a)

halve

(b)

half

(c)

halves

(d)

halving

11.

(a)

to

(b)

at

(c)

with

(d)

by

12.

(a)

habitat

(b)

habitation

(c)

habit

(d)

habits


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

lhhhgiigt how important it is

2.

With the escierna in Internet use

3.

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4.

a lot of very neaprslo info is online

5.

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6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

the Council of Europe gaedre on Convention 108

8.

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9.

data protection iussse

10.

ruwaane of their rights

11.

More than half tusrdte insurance companies

12.

save your teyiindt


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

1  )

The 28th of January is European Data Protection Day. It started in 2007 to highlight how important it is for people to look

(    )

and ATM receipts. A small change in your habits could save your identity.

(    )

contain information that criminals can steal. Data Protection Day is also a time for companies that handle

(    )

say it was necessary because most European citizens do not understand data protection issues and are unaware

(    )

need to be extra careful about their credit cards, driving licenses, cheque books and health cards. All of these

(    )

information on the Internet. More than half trusted insurance companies, banks and doctors with

(    )

after their personal data. With the increase in Internet use, crimes like identity theft are becoming more

(    )

of their rights. In a Europe-wide survey, three-quarters of people said they did not trust putting their personal

(    )

common. This means citizens need to keep safe information they put on the Internet. The rise in popularity of social

(    )

their data. This Data Protection Day, why not think about what you do with your data, passwords

(    )

on Convention 108, the first international law related to data protection. The officials who created the law

(    )

networking sites means a lot of very personal info is online. Most people do not know how dangerous this can be. People also

(    )

personal data to make their safety systems safer.

(    )

The first Data Protection Day was on the 28th of January 2007. This was when the Council of Europe agreed


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

identity   like   crimes   common   more   becoming   are   theft

2.

social   of   popularity   in   rise   The   sites   networking

3.

extra   People   need   be   careful   also   to

4.

can   these   information   criminals   steal   contain   that

5.

personal   that   data   handle   companies

6.

law   international   protection   data   to   related

7.

data   issues   do   understand   protection   citizens   not

8.

on   Internet   their   information   the   putting   personal

9.

than   More   companies   insurance   trusted   half

10.

A   in   could   identity   change   habits   your   small   your   save


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE DATA PROTECTION DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about Data Protection Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

_____________

STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

_____________

Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about Data Protection Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Data Protection Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Data Protection Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about Data Protection Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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