ESL Holiday Lessons.com
English Lesson Plan on:
World Consumer Rights Day

Home  |  Donate  |  000s more free lessons |  1,000 Ideas Ideas e-Book
 


 
Advertisements

 
 
DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise

THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual day for consumers to get together and know they have rights, even in today’s world of multinational corporations. It started in 1983 and has grown ever since. It also aims to promote consumers’ rights and demand that the law and companies protect these rights. Also on this day, campaigns take place to highlight the social injustices that abuse consumers’ rights. These can include unethical marketing, the use of hazardous technologies and production processes, and the sale of harmful products. Previous campaigns have focused on junk food and children, unethical drug promotion, access for all to energy, and corporate control of the food chain.

The website Consumers International.org states World Consumer Rights Day has its origins in the 1960s. Former US President John F. Kennedy created four basic consumer rights: The right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be heard. The website has added another four to these: The right to satisfaction of basic needs, the right to redress, the right to education, and the right to a healthy environment. Kennedy also defined who consumers are: “Consumers, by definition, include us all….They are the largest economic group, affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision. Yet they are the only important group... whose views are often not heard.” Be heard today.

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

Advertisements

 

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

an annual day for consumers

a.

grown ever since

2

It started in 1983 and has

b.

technologies

3.

injustices that abuse

c.

the food chain

4.

the use of hazardous

d.

to get together

5.

Previous campaigns have focused

e.

consumers’ rights

6.

corporate control of

f.

on junk food and children

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Consumer Rights Day has its origins

a.

include us all

2

John F. Kennedy created four

b.

four to these

3.

The website has added another

c.

in the 1960s

4.

the right to a

d.

views are often not heard

5.

Consumers, by definition,

e.

basic consumer rights

6.

the only important group... whose

f.

healthy environment


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual day _________________ get together and know they have rights, even in today’s world of multinational corporations. It started in 1983 _________________ since. It also aims to promote consumers’ rights and demand that the law and companies _________________. Also on this day, campaigns take place to highlight the social injustices that abuse consumers’ rights. These can include unethical marketing, _________________ technologies and production processes, and the sale of harmful products. Previous campaigns _________________ junk food and children, unethical drug promotion, access for all to energy, and corporate ___________________ chain.

The website Consumers International.org states World Consumer Rights Day _________________ the 1960s. Former US President John F. Kennedy created four basic consumer rights: _________________, the right to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be heard. The website _________________ four to these: The right to satisfaction of basic needs, the right to redress, the right to education, and the right to a healthy environment. Kennedy _________________ consumers are: “Consumers, by definition, include us all….They are the largest economic group, _________________ by almost every public and private economic decision. Yet they are the only important group... ____________________ not heard.” Be heard today.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Consumer Rights Day is an __________ day for consumers to get together and know they have rights, __________ in today’s world of multinational corporations. It started in 1983 and has grown ever __________. It also aims to promote consumers’ rights and demand that the law and companies protect __________ rights. Also on this day, campaigns take place to highlight the social injustices that __________ consumers’ rights. These can include unethical marketing, the __________ of hazardous technologies and production processes, and the sale of harmful products. Previous campaigns have __________ on junk food and children, unethical drug promotion, access for all to energy, and corporate __________ of the food chain.

 

 

 

focused
since
abuse
control
annual
use
even
these

The website Consumers International.org __________ World Consumer Rights Day has its origins in the 1960s. Former US President John F. Kennedy created four __________ consumer rights: The right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be __________. The website has added __________ four to these: The right to satisfaction of basic needs, the right to redress, the right to education, and the right to a __________ environment. Kennedy also defined who __________ are: “Consumers, by definition, include us all….They are the largest economic group, affecting and affected by __________ every public and private economic decision. Yet they are the only important group... whose __________ are often not heard.” Be heard today.

 

 

heard
 
almost
basic
consumers
another
states
views
healthy


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual daily / day for consumers to get together and know they have rights, ever / even in today’s world of multinational corporations. It started in 1983 and has grown ever / even since. It also aims to promote consumers’ rights and demand that the law and companies protect these / this rights. Also on this day, campaigns taken / take place to highlight the social injustices that abuse consumers’ rights. These can include unethical marketing, the use / useful of hazardous technologies and production processes, and the sale of harmful products. Previous campaigns / campaign have focused on junk food and children, unethical drug promotion, access for all / every to energy, and corporate control of the food chain.

The website Consumers International.org nations / states World Consumer Rights Day has its original / origins in the 1960s. Former US President John F. Kennedy created four basics / basic consumer rights: The right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be listened / heard. The website has added another four to these: The right to satisfaction of basis / basic needs, the right to redress, the right to education, and the right to a healthy environment. Kennedy also defined / definition who consumers are: “Consumers, by definition, include us all….They are the largest economic group, affected / affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision. Yet they are the only important group... whose view / views are often not heard.” Be heard today.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual day for (1) ____ to get together and know they have rights, even in today’s world of multinational corporations. It started in 1983 and has (2) ____ ever since. It also aims to promote consumers’ rights and demand that the law and companies         (3) ____ these rights. Also on this day, campaigns take place to highlight the social injustices that (4) ____ consumers’ rights. These can include unethical marketing, the use of hazardous technologies and production processes, and the sale of (5) ____ products. Previous campaigns have focused on junk food and children, unethical drug promotion, access for all to energy, and corporate control of the food (6) ____.

The website Consumers International.org (7) ____ World Consumer Rights Day has its origins in the 1960s. Former US President John F. Kennedy created four (8) ____ consumer rights: The right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be heard. The website has added another four to (9) ____: The right to satisfaction of basic needs, the right to redress, the right to education, and the right to a healthy environment. Kennedy also (10) ____ who consumers are: “Consumers, by definition, include us all….They are the largest economic group, affecting and affected by almost every public and private (11) ____ decision. Yet they are the only important group... whose (12) ____ are often not heard.” Be heard today.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

consume

(b)

consumed

(c)

consumers

(d)

consumer

2.

(a)

grown

(b)

growth

(c)

growing

(d)

grew

3.

(a)

protection

(b)

protect

(c)

protected

(d)

protective

4.

(a)

abuses

(b)

abused

(c)

abuser

(d)

abuse

5.

(a)

harms

(b)

harmed

(c)

harmful

(d)

harm

6.

(a)

chain

(b)

rope

(c)

string

(d)

cord

7.

(a)

nations

(b)

states

(c)

territories

(d)

countries

8.

(a)

basics

(b)

basically

(c)

basis

(d)

basic

9.

(a)

this

(b)

they

(c)

these

(d)

their

10.

(a)

definition

(b)

defining

(c)

defines

(d)

defined

11.

(a)

economic

(b)

economy

(c)

economical

(d)

economies

12.

(a)

view

(b)

views

(c)

viewpoint

(d)

viewers


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

get tgthereo

2.

has rnwgo ever since

3.

eotmpor consumers’ rights

4.

unethical knergtiam

5.

the sale of almfurh products

6.

the food ihcna

 

Paragraph 2

7.

has its oiignsr in the 1960s

8.

four bisac consumer rights

9.

the right to hooecs

10.

defendi who consumers are

11.

the largest nooccemi group

12.

the only inoptartm group


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

The website Consumers International.org states World Consumer Rights Day has its origins in the

(    )

campaigns have focused on junk food and children, unethical drug promotion, access for

(    )

all to energy, and corporate control of the food chain.

(    )

world of multinational corporations. It started in 1983 and has grown ever since. It also aims to promote consumers’

(    )

economic decision. Yet they are the only important group... whose views are often not heard.” Be heard today.

(    )

rights and demand that the law and companies protect these rights. Also on this day, campaigns take

(    )

four to these: The right to satisfaction of basic needs, the right to redress, the right to education, and the

(    )

of hazardous technologies and production processes, and the sale of harmful products. Previous

(    )

all….They are the largest economic group, affecting and affected by almost every public and private

(    )

1960s. Former US President John F. Kennedy created four basic consumer rights: The right to safety, the right

(    )

right to a healthy environment. Kennedy also defined who consumers are: “Consumers, by definition, include us

(    )

place to highlight the social injustices that abuse consumers’ rights. These can include unethical marketing, the use

1  )

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual day for consumers to get together and know they have rights, even in today’s

(    )

to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be heard. The website has added another


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

to    consumers    for    day    annual    an    together    get

2.

since    and    It    has    started    grown    in    ever    1983

3.

of    the    hazardous    use    technologies

4.

campaigns    focused    junk    Previous    have    on    food

5.

the    of    control    corporate    chain    food

6.

Rights   its   the   Consumer   has   in   World   Day   origins   1960s

7.

Kennedy    rights    consumer    basic    four    created

8.

added    has    website    The    these    to    four    another

9.

consumers    who    defined    also    Kennedy    are

10.

They    group    economic    largest    the    are


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Consumer Rights 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

_____________

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 World Consumer Rights Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________


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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Consumer Rights 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 Consumer Rights 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.


Copyright © 2008-2014 by Sean Banville | Privacy Policy