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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Everyone has something in their life to get over. There is something bad that has happened to us all that we need to forget about and move on. Well, now there’s a day of the year to make sure this happens. March 9th is officially Get Over It Day. This is a fun holiday to encourage people to stop feeling sorry for themselves and move forward with their life. Get Over It Day started in 2005. There is even a website for you to write down what you want to get over. You click a button and the source of your misery goes up in virtual flames. Easy. The site tells you to “quit moping around like you just got snubbed at the Oscars and celebrate” on this day. You never know, this could just be the first day of the rest of your life!

There are many things in life we need to get over, to overcome, to defeat. People call them hurdles, setbacks, disasters, calamities or tragedies. The plain thing is life goes on and we need to deal with these things and live our life. The submissions on the Get Over It Day website are varied. There are many serious topics we can all relate to. These are things like “my Dad dying”, my cancer diagnosis” and “my engagement break-up”. There are also not-so-serious topics like “losing my mp3 player”, “my disastrous haircut” and “my team losing at the weekend”. Perhaps the last one here is in the serious category for some people. On March 9th, decide what it is you need to get over and get over it.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

Everyone has something in their

a.

sorry for themselves

2

forget about and

b.

around

3.

encourage people to stop feeling

c.

rest of your life

4.

the source of

d.

move on

5.

quit moping

e.

life to get over

6.

the first day of the

f.

your misery

 

Paragraph 2

1.

There are many things in life

a.

need to get over

2

life

b.

these things

3.

we need to deal with

c.

haircut

4.

There are many serious

d.

we need to get over

5.

my disastrous

e.

topics we can all relate to

6.

decide what it is you

f.

goes on


LISTENING GAP FILL

Everyone has something in their life to get over. There is something bad that has happened ________________ we need to forget about and move on. Well, now there’s a day of the year ________________ happens. March 9th is officially Get Over It Day. This is a fun holiday to encourage people to stop ________________ themselves and move forward with their life. Get Over It Day started in 2005. There is even a website for you to write down what you want to get over. You click a button and the source ________________ goes up in virtual flames. Easy. The site tells you to “________________ around like you just got snubbed at the Oscars and celebrate” on this day. You never know, this could just be the first ________________ of your life!

There are many things in life we need to get over, ________________ defeat. People call them hurdles, setbacks, disasters, calamities or tragedies. The plain thing ________________ and we need to deal with these things and live our life. The submissions on the Get Over It Day website are varied. There are many serious ________________ all relate to. These are things like “my Dad dying”, my cancer diagnosis” and “my __________________”. There are also not-so-serious topics like “losing my mp3 player”, “my disastrous haircut” and “__________________ the weekend”. Perhaps the last one here is in the serious category for some people. On March 9th, ________________ you need to get over and get over it.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Everyone has something in their life to get over. There is something bad that has happened to us all that we need to __________ about and __________ on. Well, now there’s a day of the year to make sure this happens. March 9th is officially Get Over It Day. This is a fun holiday to __________ people to stop feeling sorry for themselves and move __________ with their life. Get Over It Day started in 2005. There is even a website for you to write down what you want to get over. You click a button and the __________ of your misery goes up in virtual __________. Easy. The site tells you to “quit __________ around like you just got snubbed at the Oscars and celebrate” on this day. You never know, this could just be the first day of the rest of your __________!

 

 

 

moping
encourage
source
life
forget
forward
flames
move

There are many things in life we need to get over, to __________, to defeat. People call them hurdles, setbacks, disasters, calamities or __________. The plain thing is life goes on and we need to __________ with these things and live our life. The submissions on the Get Over It Day website are __________. There are many serious topics we can all relate to. These are things like “my Dad dying”, my cancer diagnosis” and “my engagement __________ -up”. There are also not-so-serious topics like “losing my mp3 player”, “my disastrous __________” and “my team losing at the weekend”. Perhaps the last one here is in the __________ category for some people. On March 9th, __________ what it is you need to get over and get over it.

 

 

decide
 
deal
overcome
serious
varied
break
tragedies
haircut


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Everyone has something in their life to get over. There is something bad / badly that has happened to us all that we need to forget about and move in / on. Well, now there’s a day of the year to make shore / sure this happens. March 9th is officially Get Over It Day. This is a fun holiday to encourage people to stop feeling sorry / apology for themselves and move forward with their life. Get Over It Day started in 2005. There is even a website for you to write down what you want to get over. You click a button and the source of your miserable / misery goes up in virtual flames / heat. Easy. The site tells you to “quite / quit moping around like you just got snubbed at the Oscars and celebrate” on this day. You never know, this could just be the first day of the rest of your alive / life!

There are many things in life we need to get over, to overdo / overcome, to defeat. People call them hurdles, setbacks, disasters, calamities or tragedies / tragic. The plain thing is life goes on and we need to deal / dealing with these things and live our life. The submissions on the Get Over It Day website are varies / varied. There are many serious topics we can all relation / relate to. These are things like “my Dad dying”, my cancer diagnosis” and “my engagement break-up”. There are also not-so-serious / not-so-seriously topics like “losing my mp3 player”, “my disastrous haircut” and “my team loser / losing at the weekend”. Perhaps the last one here is in the serious category / categories for some people. On March 9th, decide what it is you need to get over and get over it.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Everyone has something in their life to get over. There is something         (1) ____ that has happened to us all that we need to forget about and move (2) ____. Well, now there’s a day of the year to make sure this happens. March 9th is officially Get Over It Day. This is a fun holiday to (3) ____ people to stop feeling (4) ____ for themselves and move forward with their life. Get Over It Day started in 2005. There is even a website for you to write down what you want to get over. You click a button and the source of your (5) ____ goes up in virtual flames. Easy. The site tells you to “quit moping around like you just got snubbed at the Oscars and celebrate” on this day. You never know, this could just be the first day of the (6) ____ of your life!

There are many things in life we need to get over, to overcome, to defeat. People call them hurdles, (7) ____, disasters, calamities or tragedies. The plain thing is life goes on and we need to deal with these things and live our life. The submissions on the Get Over It Day website are (8) ____. There are many serious topics we can all (9) ____ to. These are things like “my Dad dying”, my cancer diagnosis” and “my engagement break-up”. There are also not-so-serious (10) ____ like “losing my mp3 player”, “my disastrous haircut” and “my team losing at the weekend”. Perhaps the last one here is in the serious (11) ____ for some people. On March 9th, (12) ____ what it is you need to get over and get over it.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

bad

(b)

badly

(c)

baddie

(d)

badness

2.

(a)

in

(b)

at

(c)

on

(d)

to

3.

(a)

encourages

(b)

encouraging

(c)

encouraged

(d)

encourage

4.

(a)

apology

(b)

whoops

(c)

sorry

(d)

pardon

5.

(a)

miserable

(b)

misery

(c)

misery guts

(d)

miser

6.

(a)

relax

(b)

chill out

(c)

rest

(d)

break

7.

(a)

setbacks

(b)

settees

(c)

set points

(d)

settles

8.

(a)

various

(b)

varying

(c)

vary

(d)

varied

9.

(a)

relations

(b)

related

(c)

relationship

(d)

relate

10.

(a)

topical

(b)

topics

(c)

tropics

(d)

tropical

11.

(a)

category

(b)

categories

(c)

categorize

(d)

categorical

12.

(a)

decision

(b)

decide

(c)

deciding

(d)

decider


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

nhotsgmie bad

2.

feeling rorsy for themselves

3.

You click a uobtnt

4.

the uorecs of your misery

5.

quit pomgni around

6.

the stre of your life

 

Paragraph 2

7.

to faedte

8.

life oges on

9.

ldea with these things

10.

serious cisopt

11.

my disastrous aurhtic

12.

dcidee what it is


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

need to forget about and move on. Well, now there’s a day of the year to make sure this happens. March 9th is officially

(    )

forward with their life. Get Over It Day started in 2005. There is even a website for you to write down what you

(    )

day. You never know, this could just be the first day of the rest of your life!

(    )

our life. The submissions on the Get Over It Day website are varied. There are many serious topics we can

(    )

losing at the weekend”. Perhaps the last one here is in the serious category for some people. On March

(    )

Everyone has something in their life to get over. There is something bad that has happened to us all that we

(    )

want to get over. You click a button and the source of your misery goes up in virtual

(    )

all relate to. These are things like “my Dad dying”, my cancer diagnosis” and “my engagement

(    )

There are many things in life we need to get over, to overcome, to defeat. People call them hurdles, setbacks,

(    )

break-up”. There are also not-so-serious topics like “losing my mp3 player”, “my disastrous haircut” and “my team

1  )

Get Over It Day. This is a fun holiday to encourage people to stop feeling sorry for themselves and move

(    )

9th, decide what it is you need to get over and get over it.

(    )

flames. Easy. The site tells you to “quit moping around like you just got snubbed at the Oscars and celebrate” on this

(    )

disasters, calamities or tragedies. The plain thing is life goes on and we need to deal with these things and live


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

is    that    to    There    bad    happened    all    something    has    us

2.

sorry    feeling    stop    to    people    encourage    themselves    for

3.

get    to    want    you    what    down    write    over

4.

site    The    around    moping    quit    to    you    tells

5.

of    day    your    of    life    the    the    rest    first

6.

need    to    get    over    There    are    many    things    in    life    we

7.

plain    is    goes    The    thing    life    on

8.

deal    with    these    things    and    live    our    life    we    need    to

9.

can    to    many    we    relate    are    topics    all    There    serious

10.

you    decide    need    what    to    it    get    is    over


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 GET OVER IT DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Get Over It 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 Get Over It 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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