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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

January 27 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the day on which the world remembers one of the greatest tragedies in human history, the Nazi Holocaust in Germany during World War II. The United Nations created this day in a special Resolution in 2005. Members of the UN General Assembly wanted a day in memory of the 6 million European Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration camps. The day is also to make future generations aware of the horrors of what happened in the camps in the hope that this will prevent future acts of genocide. January 27 is the date in 1945 when the Russian Army liberated the largest such camp, Auschwitz.

The United Nations holds a week of events that ends on January 27. These include exhibitions on the Holocaust in its New York headquarters, the launch of special websites, concerts and videoed messages from world leaders and Holocaust survivors. In 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon gave the following speech: “We must go beyond remembrance, and make sure that new generations know this history. We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. And we must do our utmost so that all peoples must enjoy the protections and rights for which the United Nations stands.” Special events also take place at Holocaust museums in the USA and Israel.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

one of the greatest tragedies

a.

who perished

2

the Nazi Holocaust in Germany

b.

acts of genocide

3.

in memory of the 6 million European Jews

c.

during World War II

4.

make future generations aware

d.

such camp

5.

the hope that this will prevent future

e.

in human history

6.

the Russian Army liberated the largest

f.

of the horrors

 

Paragraph 2

1.

The United Nations holds a

a.

on the Holocaust

2

These include exhibitions

b.

and rights

3.

messages from world leaders and

c.

today’s world

4.

We must go beyond

d.

week of events

5.

apply the lessons of the Holocaust to

e.

Holocaust survivors

6.

all peoples must enjoy the protections

f.

remembrance


LISTENING GAP FILL

January 27 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It __________________ the world remembers one of the greatest tragedies in human history, the Nazi Holocaust in Germany during World War II. The United Nations created __________________ special Resolution in 2005. Members of the UN General Assembly wanted __________________ the 6 million European Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration camps. The __________________ future generations aware of the horrors of what happened in the camps __________________ this will prevent future acts of genocide. January 27 __________________ when the Russian Army liberated the largest such camp, Auschwitz.

The United Nations __________________ events that end on January 27. These include exhibitions on the Holocaust in its New York headquarters, __________________ special websites, concerts and videoed messages from world leaders and Holocaust survivors. In 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon __________________ speech: “We must go beyond remembrance, and make sure that new generations __________________. We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. And we must __________________ that all peoples must enjoy the protections and rights for which the United Nations stands.” Special __________________ place at Holocaust museums in the USA and Israel.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

January 27 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the day __________ which the world remembers one of the greatest __________ in human history, the Nazi Holocaust in Germany during World War II. The United Nations __________ this day in a special Resolution in 2005. __________ of the UN General Assembly wanted a day in __________ of the 6 million European Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration camps. The day is also to make future generations __________ of the horrors of what happened in the camps in the hope that this will prevent future __________ of genocide. January 27 is the __________ in 1945 when the Russian Army liberated the largest such camp, Auschwitz.

 

 

 

aware
tragedies
date
on
members
acts
created
memory

The United Nations __________ a week of events that ends on January 27. These __________ exhibitions on the Holocaust in its New York headquarters, the __________ of special websites, concerts and videoed messages from world leaders and Holocaust __________. In 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon gave the following speech: “We must go __________ remembrance, and make sure that new generations know this history. We must __________ the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. And we must do our __________ so that all peoples must enjoy the protections and rights for which the United Nations __________.” Special events also take place at Holocaust museums in the USA and Israel.

 

 

beyond
 
utmost
launch
include
stands
holds
apply
survivors


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

January 27 is the / a International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the day on which the world remembers one / once of the greatest tragedies in human history, the Nazi Holocaust in Germany during World War II. The United Nations creation / created this day in a special Resolution in 2005. Members of the UN General Assembly wanted a day in memory / memorial of the 6 million European Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration camps. The day is also to make future generation / generations aware of the horrors of what happened in the camps in the hoping / hope that this will prevent / prevention future acts of genocide. January 27 is the date in 1945 when the Russian Army liberated the largest so / such camp, Auschwitz.

The United Nations holds / holding a week of events that ends on January 27. These include / included exhibitions on the Holocaust in its New York headquarters, the launch of special / specially websites, concerts and videoed messages from world leaders and Holocaust survival / survivors. In 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon gave the following speech: “We must go beyond remember / remembrance, and make sure that knew / new generations know this history. We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. And we must do our most / utmost so that all peoples must enjoy the protections and rights for / to which the United Nations stands.” Special events also take place at Holocaust museums in the USA and Israel.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

January 27 is (1) ____ International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the day on which the world remembers one of the greatest tragedies in human (2) ____, the Nazi Holocaust in Germany during World War II. The United Nations created this day (3) ____ a special Resolution in 2005. Members of the UN General Assembly wanted a day (4) ____ memory of the 6 million European Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration camps. The day is also to make future generations (5) ____ of the horrors of what happened in the camps in the hope that this will prevent future acts of genocide. January 27 is the date in 1945 when the Russian Army liberated the largest (6) ____ camp, Auschwitz.

The United Nations holds a week of events that ends on January 27. These (7) ____ exhibitions on the Holocaust in its New York headquarters, the launch of special websites, concerts and (8) ____ messages from world leaders and Holocaust survivors. In 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon gave the following speech: “We must go (9) ____ remembrance, and make sure that new generations know this history. We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust (10) ____ today’s world. And we must do our utmost so that all peoples must enjoy the protections and (11) ____ for which the United Nations (12) ____.” Special events also take place at Holocaust museums in the USA and Israel.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

a

(b)

this

(c)

an

(d)

the

2.

(a)

historical

(b)

historians

(c)

historically

(d)

history

3.

(a)

in

(b)

for

(c)

at

(d)

to

4.

(a)

in

(b)

on

(c)

to

(d)

at

5.

(a)

awareness

(b)

awards

(c)

aware

(d)

awarded

6.

(a)

that

(b)

such

(c)

so

(d)

which

7.

(a)

included

(b)

includes

(c)

include

(d)

including

8.

(a)

videos

(b)

videoing

(c)

videoed

(d)

videoscope

9.

(a)

 behind

(b)

after

(c)

over

(d)

beyond

10.

(a)

by

(b)

to

(c)

at

(d)

so

11.

(a)

rights

(b)

right

(c)

writings

(d)

righty-ho

12.

(a)

standing

(b)

stands

(c)

standard

(d)

standalone


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

make future generations weaar

5.

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6.

prevent feurut acts of genocide

 

Paragraph 2

7.

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8.

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9.

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10.

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11.

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12.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

of the Holocaust to today’s world. And we must do our utmost so that all peoples

(    )

camps. The day is also to make future generations aware of the horrors of what happened in the camps in the

1  )

January 27 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the day on which the world remembers one of the

(    )

greatest tragedies in human history, the Nazi Holocaust in Germany during

(    )

must enjoy the protections and rights for which the United Nations

(    )

leaders and Holocaust survivors. In 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon gave the following speech:

(    )

1945 when the Russian Army liberated the largest such camp, Auschwitz.

(    )

“We must go beyond remembrance, and make sure that new generations know this history. We must apply the lessons

(    )

hope that this will prevent future acts of genocide. January 27 is the date in

(    )

UN General Assembly wanted a day in memory of the 6 million European Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration

(    )

New York headquarters, the launch of special websites, concerts and videoed messages from world

(    )

The United Nations holds a week of events that ends on January 27. These include exhibitions on the Holocaust in its

(    )

stands.” Special events also take place at Holocaust museums in the USA and Israel.

(    )

World War II. The United Nations created this day in a special Resolution in 2005. Members of the


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

remembers    on    It    which    is    the    the    world    day

2.

tragedies    greatest    the    of    one    history    human    in

3.

future    is    generations    also    aware    to    The    make    day

4.

the    in    happened    what    of    horrors    the    camps

5.

of    this    prevent    acts    genocide    will    future

6.

ends    week    on    of    January    events    27    that    a

7.

messages    leaders    from    videoed    world

8.

generations    new    that    sure    make    history    this    know

9.

We    Holocaust    the    of    lessons    the    apply    must

10.

at    place    take    also    events    Special    museums    Holocaust


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.

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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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THE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about Holocaust Remembrance 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

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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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 Holocaust Remembrance 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 Holocaust Remembrance Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Holocaust Remembrance 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 Holocaust Remembrance 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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