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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Kidney Day is on the 12th of March. It started in 2006 and has grown quickly. In its first year, 66 countries celebrated it and two years later that number rose to 88. The day is a joint venture of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys. Campaigns and campaigners also want to highlight how harmful kidney disease is, and spread the message that most forms of kidney disease are treatable. Few of us ever stop to think about our kidneys. Perhaps even fewer know exactly what they are and what they do. Our two kidneys form an amazing organ that keeps our body healthy.

So just what are our kidneys and what do they do, exactly? They are (of course) kidney-shaped organs each about the size of an apple. They are located under our rib cage, deep in our abdomen. Their main job is to keep our blood clean. They do this by filtering and removing poisons and excess water from our blood - 200 litres every day. They also help to control our blood pressure, and they produce red blood cells and keep our bones healthy. They’re pretty busy all the time. Kidney disease can affect anyone – about ten percent of us suffer from it. Most of us don’t know we have it because it rarely causes pain. If we have regular health and blood checks, doctors can quickly detect any disease early on and treat 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.

It started in 2006 and has

a.

about our kidneys

2

that number

b.

keeps our body healthy

3.

raise awareness about the

c.

disease are treatable

4.

most forms of kidney

d.

grown quickly

5.

Few of us ever stop to think

e.

importance of our kidneys

6.

an amazing organ that

f.

rose to 88

 

Paragraph 2

1.

kidney-shaped organs each

a.

water from our blood

2

Their main job is

b.

about the size of an apple

3.

removing poisons and excess

c.

on and treat it

4.

They also help to control

d.

we have it

5.

Most of us don’t know

e.

to keep our blood clean

6.

detect any disease early

f.

our blood pressure


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Kidney Day is on the 12th of March. It started in 2006 ____________________. In its first year, 66 countries celebrated it and two years later that number rose to 88. The day ____________________ of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. The aim of the ____________________ awareness about the importance of our kidneys. Campaigns and campaigners also want to highlight how harmful kidney disease is, and spread the message ____________________ kidney disease are treatable. Few of us ever stop to think about our kidneys. Perhaps even ____________________ what they are and what they do. Our two kidneys form an amazing ____________________ body healthy.

So just what are our kidneys and what ____________________? They are (of course) kidney-shaped organs each about the size of an apple. They are located ____________________, deep in our abdomen. Their main job is to keep our blood clean. They do this by filtering and removing poisons and ____________________ our blood - 200 litres every day. They also help to control our blood pressure, and they produce red blood cells and ____________________ healthy. They’re pretty busy all the time. Kidney disease can affect anyone – about ten percent ____________________. Most of us don’t know we have it because it rarely causes pain. If we have regular health and blood checks, doctors can quickly detect any disease ____________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Kidney Day is on the 12th of March. It started in 2006 and has __________ quickly. In its first year, 66 countries celebrated it and two years later that number __________ to 88. The day is a __________ venture of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. The aim of the day is to __________ awareness about the importance of our kidneys. Campaigns and campaigners also want to highlight how __________ kidney disease is, and spread the message that most forms of kidney disease are __________. Few of us ever stop to think about our kidneys. Perhaps even __________ know exactly what they are and what they do. Our two kidneys form an amazing __________ that keeps our body healthy.

 

 

 

harmful
joint
fewer
raise
grown
organ
rose
treatable

So just what are our kidneys and what do they do, __________? They are (of course) kidney-shaped __________ each about the size of an apple. They are located under our rib cage, deep in our abdomen. Their main job is to keep our blood __________. They do this by filtering and removing poisons and __________ water from our blood - 200 litres every day. They also help to __________ our blood pressure, and they produce red blood cells and keep our bones __________. They’re pretty busy all the time. Kidney disease can affect anyone – about ten percent of us __________ from it. Most of us don’t know we have it because it rarely causes pain. If we have __________ health and blood checks, doctors can quickly detect any disease early on and treat it.

 

 

suffer
 
organs
clean
healthy
exactly
regular
control
excess


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Kidney Day is on the 12th of March. It started in 2006 and has grown / growth quickly. In its first year, 66 countries celebrated it and two years later that number flower / rose to 88. The day is a joint / jointly venture of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. The aim of the day is to raise / rise awareness about the importance of our kidneys. Campaigns and campaigners also want to highlighter / highlight how harmful kidney disease is, and spread the message that most forms of kidney disease are treating / treatable. Few / Couple of us ever stop to think about our kidneys. Perhaps even fewer know exactly what they are and what they do. Our two kidneys form an amazing / amazed organ that keeps our body healthy.

So just what are our kidneys and what do they do, exact / exactly? They are (of course) kidney-shaped organs each about the size / sizes of an apple. They are located under our rib / rip cage, deep in our abdomen. Their main job is to keep our blood clean. They do this by filtering and removing poisons and excess / access water from our blood - 200 litres every day. They also help by / to control our blood pressure, and they produce red blood cells and keep our bones healthy. They’re pretty / cute busy all the time. Kidney disease can affect anyone – about ten percent of us / we suffer from it. Most of us don’t know we have it because it rarely causes pain. If we have regular health and blood checks, doctors can quickly detect any disease early on and threat / treat it.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Kidney Day is on the 12th of March. It started in 2006 and has        (1) ____ quickly. In its first year, 66 countries celebrated it and two years later that number rose to 88. The day is a (2) ____ venture of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. The aim of the day is to (3) ____ awareness about the importance of our kidneys. Campaigns and campaigners also want to highlight how (4) ____ kidney disease is, and spread the message that most forms of kidney disease are treatable. (5) ____ of us ever stop to think about our kidneys. Perhaps even fewer know exactly what they are and what they do. Our two kidneys form an (6) ____ organ that keeps our body healthy.

So just what are our kidneys and what do they do, (7) ____? They are (of course) kidney-shaped organs each about the size of an apple. They are located under our rib (8) ____, deep in our abdomen. Their main job is to keep our blood clean. They do this by filtering and removing poisons and  (9) ____ water from our blood - 200 litres every day. They also help to control our blood pressure, and they produce red blood cells and keep our bones healthy. They’re (10) ____ busy all the time. Kidney disease can affect anyone – about ten percent of us suffer from it. Most of us don’t know we have it because it (11) ____ causes pain. If we have regular health and blood checks, doctors can quickly detect any disease early on and (12) ____ it.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

grown

(b)

growth

(c)

grower

(d)

grows

2.

(a)

jointed

(b)

joints

(c)

jointly

(d)

joint

3.

(a)

rise

(b)

risen

(c)

raise

(d)

arise

4.

(a)

harmful

(b)

harmed

(c)

harmless

(d)

harms

5.

(a)

Couple

(b)

Few

(c)

Three

(d)

Numerous

6.

(a)

amazed

(b)

amazing

(c)

amazement

(d)

amazes

7.

(a)

exact

(b)

exacted

(c)

exactly

(d)

exacts

8.

(a)

box

(b)

bag

(c)

room

(d)

cage

9.

(a)

access

(b)

excess

(c)

exits

(d)

except

10.

(a)

pretty

(b)

cute

(c)

beautiful

(d)

lovely

11.

(a)

rare

(b)

really

(c)

rarely

(d)

real

12.

(a)

threat

(b)

tweet

(c)

treats

(d)

treat


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

grown lykiquc

2.

a tnoij venture

3.

to sraie awareness

4.

apedsr the message

5.

ewfre know exactly what they are

6.

an amazing ronga

 

Paragraph 2

7.

kidney-esdhpa organs

8.

oeatdlc under our rib cage

9.

keep our boold clean

10.

control our blood repsersu

11.

They’re rettpy busy

12.

ettcde any disease


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

harmful kidney disease is, and spread the message that most forms of kidney disease are treatable. Few of us ever

(    )

countries celebrated it and two years later that number rose to 88. The day is a joint venture of the

(    )

International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. The aim of the

(    )

healthy. They’re pretty busy all the time. Kidney disease can affect anyone – about ten percent of us suffer

(    )

of an apple. They are located under our rib cage, deep in our abdomen. Their main job is to keep our blood

(    )

day is to raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys. Campaigns and campaigners also want to highlight how

1  )

World Kidney Day is on the 12th of March. It started in 2006 and has grown quickly. In its first year, 66

(    )

stop to think about our kidneys. Perhaps even fewer know exactly what they are and what they

(    )

from it. Most of us don’t know we have it because it rarely causes pain. If we have regular

(    )

health and blood checks, doctors can quickly detect any disease early on and treat it.

(    )

day. They also help to control our blood pressure, and they produce red blood cells and keep our bones

(    )

clean. They do this by filtering and removing poisons and excess water from our blood - 200 litres every

(    )

do. Our two kidneys form an amazing organ that keeps our body healthy.

(    )

So just what are our kidneys and what do they do, exactly? They are (of course) kidney-shaped organs each about the size


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

It    quickly    grown    has    and    2006    in    started

2.

celebrated    year    it    ,    In    66    its    countries    first

3.

raise    kidneys    our    of    importance    the    about    awareness

4.

of    disease    treatable    forms    kidney    are    most

5.

Our    kidneys    an    organ    two    form    amazing

6.

located    our    cage    are    under    rib    They

7.

job    blood    is    clean    to    Their    keep    main    our

8.

filtering    by    this    do    They    poisons    removing    and

9.

blood    our    control    to    help    also    They    pressure

10.

doctors    on    early    disease    any    detect    quickly    can


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 WORLD KIDNEY DAY SURVEY

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

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