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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Everybody loves World Sleep Day. This day was first held in 2008 by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Its aim is to advance the health benefits of sleep worldwide. WASM wants to promote and encourage education and research into sleep, and the importance it has as a therapy in recovering from illnesses. Dr. William C. Dement, a WASM spokesperson, said World Sleep Day will “hopefully will be an event that is successful and will continue in the foreseeable future. Everyone needs to understand how important sleep is, and how sleep is so important for a healthy life”. WASM’s website says “sleepiness and sleeplessness is a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life”. Its logo is “Sleep well, live fully awake.”

Sleep is a basic bodily and mental need. We all need to sleep, although the number of hours differs from person to person. Doctors do not know why sleep occurs, but they do all agree that it is essential for our survival. Without enough sleep, the body can die. For many of us, sleep is one of the biggest pleasures in life. Indeed, many people list sleeping as a hobby! Sleep refreshes and energizes us and restores our brain into top working order. Sleep is also quite complicated. One-third of adults have problems sleeping and suffer from insomnia. There are over 80 sleep-related disorders. Other people are lucky and have no problems at all getting off to sleep. Some people sleep as soon as their head hits the pillow. Do you sleep well?

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

advance the health benefits

a.

future

2

encourage education and

b.

live fully awake.”

3.

continue in the foreseeable

c.

of sleep worldwide

4.

sleep is so important

d.

epidemic

5.

sleeplessness is a global

e.

research into sleep

6.

Its logo is “Sleep well,

f.

for a healthy life

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Sleep is a basic bodily

a.

the body can die

2

the number of hours differs

b.

their head hits the pillow

3.

Without enough sleep,

c.

from person to person

4.

restores our brain into

d.

from insomnia

5.

suffer

e.

and mental need

6.

Some people sleep as soon as

f.

top working order


LISTENING GAP FILL

Everybody loves World Sleep Day. This _________________ in 2008 by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Its aim is to advance _________________ of sleep worldwide. WASM wants to promote and encourage education and research into sleep, and _________________ has as a therapy in recovering from illnesses. Dr. William C. Dement, a WASM spokesperson, said World Sleep Day will “hopefully will _________________ successful and will continue in the foreseeable future. Everyone needs to understand how important sleep is, and _________________ important for a healthy life”. WASM’s website says “sleepiness and sleeplessness is a global epidemic that threatens health _________________”. Its logo is “Sleep well, live fully awake.”

Sleep is _________________ mental need. We all need to sleep, although the number of hours differs from person to person. Doctors do not know _________________, but they do all agree that it is essential for our survival. Without enough sleep, the body can die. For many of us, sleep is one of the biggest _________________. Indeed, many people list sleeping as a hobby! Sleep refreshes and energizes us and restores our brain into _________________. Sleep is also quite complicated. One-third of adults have problems sleeping and _________________. There are over 80 sleep-related disorders. Other people are lucky and have no problems at all getting off to sleep. Some people sleep as soon as their _________________. Do you sleep well?


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Everybody loves World Sleep Day. This day was first held in 2008 by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Its __________ is to advance the health __________ of sleep worldwide. WASM wants to __________ and encourage education and research into sleep, and the importance it has as a __________ in recovering from illnesses. Dr. William C. Dement, a WASM spokesperson, said World Sleep Day will “hopefully will be an event that is successful and will continue in the foreseeable __________. Everyone needs to understand how important sleep is, and how sleep is so important for a __________ life”. WASM’s website says “sleepiness and sleeplessness is a __________ epidemic that threatens health and quality of life”. Its logo is “Sleep well, live fully __________.”

 

 

 

therapy
awake
aim
healthy
promote
future
benefits
global

Sleep is a basic bodily and mental __________. We all need to sleep, although the number of hours __________ from person to person. Doctors do not know why sleep occurs, but they do all __________ that it is essential for our survival. Without enough sleep, the body can die. For many of us, sleep is one of the biggest __________ in life. Indeed, many people list sleeping as a hobby! Sleep refreshes and energizes us and restores our brain into top working __________. Sleep is also quite complicated. One-third of adults have problems sleeping and __________ from insomnia. There are over 80 sleep-related disorders. Other people are __________ and have no problems at all getting off to sleep. Some people sleep as soon as their head hits the __________. Do you sleep well?

 

 

lucky
 
pleasures
differs
suffer
need
agree
pillow
order


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Everybody loves World Sleep Day. This day was first hold / held in 2008 by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Its aim is to advance the health beneficial / benefits of sleep worldwide. WASM wants to promote and encourage education and research into / onto sleep, and the importance it has as a therapy in / on recovering from illnesses. Dr. William C. Dement, a WASM spokesperson, said World Sleep Day will “hopefully will be an eventful / event that is successful and will continue at / in the foreseeable future. Everyone needs to understand how important sleep is, and how sleep is so important for a healthy / health life”. WASM’s website says “sleepiness and sleeplessness is a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life”. Its logo is “Sleep well, live fully wake / awake.”

Sleep is a basic bodily and mental / mentally need. We all need to sleep, although the number of hours different / differs from person to person. Doctors do not know why sleep occurs, but they do all agreement / agree that it is essential for our survival. Without enough sleep, the body can die / dead. For many of us, sleep is one of the biggest pleasures in life. Indeed, many people list / lists sleeping as a hobby! Sleep refreshes and energizes us and restores / restore our brain into top working order. Sleep is also quite complicated. One-third of adults have problems sleeping and suffer for / from insomnia. There are over 80 sleep-related disorders. Other people are lucky and have no problems at / to all getting off to sleep. Some people sleep as soon as their head hits the pillow. Do you sleep well?


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Everybody loves World Sleep Day. This day was first (1) ____ in 2008 by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Its aim is to advance the health benefits (2) ____ sleep worldwide. WASM wants to promote and encourage education and research into sleep, and the importance it has as a therapy in (3) ____ from illnesses. Dr. William C. Dement, a WASM spokesperson, said World Sleep Day will “hopefully will be an event that is successful and will continue (4) ____ the foreseeable future. Everyone needs to understand how important sleep is, and how sleep is so important for a (5) ____ life”. WASM’s website says “sleepiness and sleeplessness is a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life”. Its logo is “Sleep well, live fully (6) ____.”

Sleep is a basic bodily and mental (7) ____. We all need to sleep, although the number of hours differs from person to person. Doctors do not know why sleep (8) ____, but they do all agree that it is essential for our survival. Without enough sleep, the body can (9) ____. For many of us, sleep is one of the biggest pleasures in life. Indeed, many people list sleeping as a hobby! Sleep refreshes and energizes us and restores our brain into top working (10) ____. Sleep is also quite complicated. One-third of adults have problems sleeping and suffer (11) ____ insomnia. There are over 80 sleep-related disorders. Other people are lucky and have no problems at all getting off to sleep. Some people sleep as (12) ____ as their head hits the pillow. Do you sleep well?

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

hold

(b)

holder

(c)

held

(d)

holds

2.

(a)

of

(b)

to

(c)

by

(d)

at

3.

(a)

recover

(b)

recovering

(c)

recovery

(d)

recoverable

4.

(a)

at

(b)

on

(c)

later

(d)

in

5.

(a)

healthy

(b)

healthily

(c)

healthiest

(d)

health

6.

(a)

wake up

(b)

wakey

(c)

awaken

(d)

awake

7.

(a)

necessary

(b)

need

(c)

needy

(d)

needed

8.

(a)

occurrence

(b)

occurred

(c)

occurs

(d)

occurring

9.

(a)

death

(b)

dying

(c)

die

(d)

dead

10.

(a)

disorder

(b)

ordered

(c)

ordering

(d)

order

11.

(a)

to

(b)

from

(c)

for

(d)

at

12.

(a)

soon

(b)

next

(c)

late

(d)

then


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

advance the health fntsebei

2.

rhsaeerc into sleep

3.

the importance it has as a ytaphre

4.

in the foreseeable tuufer

5.

allgbo epidemic

6.

fully aaewk

 

Paragraph 2

7.

dyboli and mental need

8.

efifsdr from person to person

9.

our uivavlsr

10.

refreshes and zeesegnir us

11.

ufrsef from insomnia

12.

their head hits the owplli


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

problems at all getting off to sleep. Some people sleep as soon as their head hits the pillow. Do you sleep well?

(    )

research into sleep, and the importance it has as a therapy in recovering from illnesses. Dr. William C. Dement, a

(    )

epidemic that threatens health and quality of life”. Its logo is “Sleep well, live fully awake.”

(    )

Sleep is a basic bodily and mental need. We all need to sleep, although the number of hours differs from person

1  )

Everybody loves World Sleep Day. This day was first held in 2008 by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Its aim

(    )

sleep, the body can die. For many of us, sleep is one of the biggest pleasures in life. Indeed, many people list

(    )

sleeping as a hobby! Sleep refreshes and energizes us and restores our brain into top working

(    )

order. Sleep is also quite complicated. One-third of adults have problems sleeping and suffer from

(    )

to person. Doctors do not know why sleep occurs, but they do all agree that it is essential for our survival. Without enough

(    )

important for a healthy life”. WASM’s website says “sleepiness and sleeplessness is a global

(    )

insomnia. There are over 80 sleep-related disorders. Other people are lucky and have no

(    )

future. Everyone needs to understand how important sleep is, and how sleep is so

(    )

WASM spokesperson, said World Sleep Day will “hopefully will be an event that is successful and will continue in the foreseeable

(    )

is to advance the health benefits of sleep worldwide. WASM wants to promote and encourage education and


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

first    in    This    was    held    2008    day

2.

is    the    of    aim    advance    benefits    Its    to    health    sleep

3.

promote   sleep   into   research   and   education   encourage   and

4.

successful    is    that    event    an    continue    will    and

5.

a    epidemic    and    is    global    sleepiness    sleeplessness

6.

a    is    Sleep    need    mental    and    bodily    basic

7.

differs    the    from    number    person    of    to    hours    person

8.

Without    die    can    body    the    ,    sleep    enough

9.

of    life    the    sleep    biggest    is    pleasures    one    in

10.

people   sleep   as   soon   as   their   head   hits   the   pillow   Some


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 SLEEP DAY SURVEY

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

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