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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Cancer Day falls on February the 4th each year. It aims to draw attention to the effect cancer has on the lives of millions around the world. Around 7 million people die each year from the different types of cancer. Eleven million new cases are reported annually. World Cancer Day started in 2005 as part of the World Cancer Campaign. It followed the World Summit Against Cancer in the New Millennium, which took place in 2000. Many international organizations hold awareness campaigns and fundraising events on this day. In particular, the World Health Organization and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are very active. In 2008, the UICC promoted the “I love my smoke-free childhood year” against passive smoking.

Cancer is the growth and spread of damaged cells in the body that destroy or kill healthy cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. Common types of cancer include lung cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer. People can reduce the risk of getting cancer by avoiding common risk factors such as tobacco and drinking alcohol. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of lung cancer. Not all cancers will kill you. Many can be cured by surgery or by treatments such as chemotherapy. Cancer is the world’s biggest killer. It kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. Many deaths can be avoided. With adequate funding, health authorities could prevent 40% of all cancers and cure 30% of those caught early.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

World Cancer Day falls

a.

cases are reported annually

2

It aims to draw attention

b.

free childhood year

3.

Eleven million new

c.

awareness campaigns

4.

international organizations hold

d.

on February the 4th

5.

I love my smoke-

e.

smoking

6.

against passive

f.

to the effect cancer has

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Cancer is the growth and spread

a.

risk of getting cancer

2

It can affect almost any

b.

of damaged cells

3.

People can reduce the

c.

biggest killer

4.

Smoking is one of the biggest

d.

part of the body

5.

Cancer is the world’s

e.

be avoided

6.

Many deaths can

f.

causes of lung cancer


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Cancer Day falls on February the 4th each year. ____________ attention to the effect cancer has on the lives of millions around the world. Around 7 million people die ____________ the different types of cancer. Eleven million __________________ reported annually. World Cancer Day started in 2005 as part of the World Cancer Campaign. It followed the World Summit Against Cancer in the New Millennium, __________________ in 2000. Many international organizations hold awareness campaigns and fundraising events on this day. In particular, the World Health Organization and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are very active. In 2008, the UICC promoted the “I love my smoke-free childhood year” __________________.

Cancer is the growth __________________ damaged cells in the body that destroy or kill healthy cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. Common __________________ include lung cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer. People can reduce the risk of getting cancer by avoiding common __________________ tobacco and drinking alcohol. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of lung cancer. Not all cancers will kill you. Many __________________ surgery or by treatments such as chemotherapy. Cancer is the world’s biggest killer. It kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and __________________. Many deaths can be avoided. With __________________, health authorities could prevent 40% of all cancers and cure 30% of those caught early.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Cancer Day __________ on February the 4th each year. It aims to __________ attention to the effect cancer has on the lives of millions around the world. Around 7 million people die each year from the different __________ of cancer. Eleven million new __________ are reported annually. World Cancer Day started in 2005 as __________ of the World Cancer Campaign. It followed the World Summit Against Cancer in the New Millennium, which __________ place in 2000. Many international organizations hold awareness campaigns and fundraising __________ on this day. In particular, the World Health Organization and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are very __________. In 2008, the UICC promoted the “I love my smoke-free childhood year” against passive smoking.

 

 

 

types
active
falls
took
cases
part
events
draw

Cancer is the growth and __________ of damaged cells in the body that destroy or kill healthy cells. It can __________ almost any part of the body. Common types of cancer include lung cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer. People can __________ the risk of getting cancer by avoiding common risk factors such as tobacco and drinking alcohol. Smoking is one of the biggest __________ of lung cancer. Not all cancers will kill you. Many can be __________ by surgery or by treatments such as chemotherapy. Cancer is the world’s biggest killer. It kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria __________ together. Many deaths can be avoided. With adequate __________, health authorities could prevent 40% of all cancers and cure 30% of those __________ early.

 

 

causes
 
caught
affect
put
spread
funding
cured
reduce


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Cancer Day falls on February the 4th each year. It aims / aiming to draw attention to the affect / effect cancer has on the lives of millions around the world. Around 7 million people die each year from the different type / types of cancer. Eleven million new cases are reported annually. World Cancer Day started in 2005 as / was part of the World Cancer Campaign. It followed the World Summit Against Cancer in / by the New Millennium, which took place in 2000. Many international organizations hold awareness campaigns and fundraising events on this day. In peculiar / particular, the World Health Organization and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are very activity / active. In 2008, the UICC promoted the “I love my smoke-free childhood year” against passive / passing smoking.

Cancer is the grown / growth and spread of damaged cells in the body that destroy or kill healthy cells / cell. It can affect almost any part of the body. Common types of cancer include lung cancer, breath / breast cancer and stomach cancer. People can reduce / reduction the risk of getting cancer by avoiding common risk factors such / so as tobacco and drinking alcohol. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of lung cancer. Not all cancers will die / kill you. Many can be cured by surgery or by treatments such as chemotherapy. Cancer is the world’s biggest killer. It kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put / get together. Many deaths can be avoided. With adequate funding, health authorities could prevent 40% of all cancers and cured / cure 30% of those caught early.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Cancer Day (1) ____ on February the 4th each year. It aims to draw attention to the effect cancer has on the (2) ____ of millions around the world. Around 7 million people die each year from the different types of cancer. Eleven million new cases are reported (3) ____. World Cancer Day started in 2005 as part of the World Cancer Campaign. It followed the World Summit Against Cancer in the New Millennium, which took place in 2000. Many international organizations (4) ____ awareness campaigns and fundraising events on this day. In particular, the World Health Organization and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are very (5) ____. In 2008, the UICC promoted the “I love my smoke-free childhood year” against (6) ____ smoking.

Cancer is the (7) ____ and spread of damaged cells in the body that destroy or kill healthy cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. Common types of cancer (8) ____ lung cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer. People can reduce the risk of getting cancer by (9) ____ common risk factors such as tobacco and drinking alcohol. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of lung cancer. Not all cancers will (10) ____ you. Many can be cured by surgery or by treatments such as chemotherapy. Cancer is the world’s biggest (11) ____. It kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. Many deaths can be avoided. With adequate funding, health authorities could (12) ____ 40% of all cancers and cure 30% of those caught early.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

fell

(b)

falls

(c)

falling

(d)

felled

2.

(a)

living

(b)

live

(c)

lives

(d)

lived

3.

(a)

annually

(b)

annual

(c)

annuals

(d)

annals

4.

(a)

holds

(b)

holding

(c)

holder

(d)

hold

5.

(a)

activity

(b)

actively

(c)

activities

(d)

active

6.

(a)

passing

(b)

passer

(c)

passive

(d)

passivity

7.

(a)

grown

(b)

growth

(c)

growers

(d)

grown-up

8.

(a)

include

(b)

inclusive

(c)

includes

(d)

including

9.

(a)

avoids

(b)

avoiding

(c)

avoid

(d)

avoidance

10.

(a)

die

(b)

death

(c)

kill

(d)

murder

11.

(a)

killer

(b)

murderer

(c)

assassin

(d)

criminal

12.

(a)

prevention

(b)

prevents

(c)

preventing

(d)

prevent


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

draw etntantio to

2.

different steyp of cancer

3.

Eleven million new saecs

4.

eeawarssn campaigns

5.

very ecvtai

6.

easvpsi smoking

 

Paragraph 2

7.

wgohtr and spread of damaged cells

8.

People can dueecr the risk

9.

common risk rtofcas

10.

Cancer is the world’s biggest keirll

11.

Many deaths can be deadoiv

12.

eeptnrv 40% of all cancers


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

the World Summit Against Cancer in the New Millennium, which took place in 2000. Many international

(    )

of millions around the world. Around 7 million people die each year from the different types of cancer. Eleven million new

(    )

organizations hold awareness campaigns and fundraising events on this day. In particular, the World Health Organization and

(    )

any part of the body. Common types of cancer include lung cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer. People can

(    )

reduce the risk of getting cancer by avoiding common risk factors such as tobacco and drinking alcohol. Smoking is

(    )

the “I love my smoke-free childhood year” against passive smoking.

(    )

the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are very active. In 2008, the UICC promoted

(    )

treatments such as chemotherapy. Cancer is the world’s biggest killer. It kills more people than

(    )

authorities could prevent 40% of all cancers and cure 30% of those caught early.

(    )

cases are reported annually. World Cancer Day started in 2005 as part of the World Cancer Campaign. It followed

(    )

AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. Many deaths can be avoided. With adequate funding, health

(    )

Cancer is the growth and spread of damaged cells in the body that destroy or kill healthy cells. It can affect almost

(    )

one of the biggest causes of lung cancer. Not all cancers will kill you. Many can be cured by surgery or by

1  )

World Cancer Day falls on February the 4th each year. It aims to draw attention to the effect cancer has on the lives


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

draw    the    has    to    to    cancer    aims    attention    effect    It

2.

people    each    Around    million    die    year    7

3.

million    cases    reported    Eleven    new    are    annually

4.

organizations    campaigns    awareness    hold

5.

childhood    year    ”    the    “    I    love    my    smoke    -    free

6.

is    of    the    damaged    growth    cells    and    Cancer    spread

7.

almost    body    any    It    part    can    of    affect    the

8.

can    People    cancer    getting    of    risk    the    reduce

9.

can    Many    surgery    by    cured    be

10.

all    prevent    cancers    40%    health    authorities    of    could


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.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

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 WORLD CANCER DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Cancer 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 World Cancer 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 World Cancer Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Cancer 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 World Cancer 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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