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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

ANZAC Day (April 25) is when Australia and New Zealand honour members of their World War I soldiers. ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. These brave soldiers fought half way across the world in Turkey, where they landed in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. It was the first major fighting by Australian and New Zealand forces during the Great War. ANZAC Day is one of the most important holidays in the two countries. Schools and government offices close. The day is also celebrated in some of the Pacific islands, including Tonga and Samoa. Church services are held in almost every town in Australia and New Zealand. There are also ANZAC Day parades in state capitals, which are televised live.

April 25 is perhaps the most important day in the military histories of Australia and New Zealand. Their soldiers formed the man part of a plan to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and then Istanbul. Winston Churchill created the plan to help British soldiers defeat the German Army. His idea was that victory in Gallipoli would open up the Black Sea to the British Navy. Churchill said the attack would provide a knockout blow to Turkish troops. He was wrong. The bitter fighting  lasted eight months. At the end of 1915, ANZAC forces were evacuated. Over 8,000 Australian and 2,700 New Zealand soldiers died. Their soldiers were welcomed home as heroes and he first ANZAC Day was named in 1916.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

honour members

a.

across the world

2

soldiers fought half way

b.

are held

3.

the first major

c.

of their World War I soldiers

4.

government

d.

live

5.

Church services

e.

fighting

6.

televised

f.

offices close

 

Paragraph 2

1.

the main part

a.

in Gallipoli

2

help British soldiers

b.

of a plan

3.

victory

c.

as heroes

4.

provide a knockout

d.

fighting

5.

The bitter

e.

defeat the German Army

6.

welcomed home

f.

blow to Turkish troops


LISTENING GAP FILL

ANZAC Day (April 25) is when Australia and New Zealand _____________________ World War I soldiers. ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. These _____________________ half way across the world in Turkey, where they landed in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. It _____________________ fighting by Australian and New Zealand forces during the Great War. ANZAC Day is one of the most important holidays in the two countries. Schools and government offices close. The _____________________ in some of the Pacific islands, including Tonga and Samoa. Church services _____________________ every town in Australia and New Zealand. There are also ANZAC Day parades in state capitals, which _____________________.

April 25 is perhaps the most important day in _____________________ Australia and New Zealand. Their soldiers formed the main part of a _____________________ Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and then Istanbul. Winston Churchill created the plan to help British _____________________ German Army. His idea was that victory in Gallipoli would open up the Black Sea to the British Navy. Churchill said the attack would _____________________ blow to Turkish troops. He was wrong. The _____________________ eight months. At the end of 1915, ANZAC forces were evacuated. Over 8,000 Australian and 2,700 New Zealand soldiers died. Their soldiers were welcomed _____________________ he first ANZAC Day was named in 1916.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

ANZAC Day (April 25) is when Australia and New Zealand __________ members of their World War I soldiers. ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. These __________ soldiers fought half way across the world in Turkey, where they __________ in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. It was the first __________ fighting by Australian and New Zealand forces __________ the Great War. ANZAC Day is one of the most important holidays in the two countries. Schools and government offices __________. The day is also celebrated in some of the Pacific islands, including Tonga and Samoa. Church services are __________ in almost every town in Australia and New Zealand. There are also ANZAC Day parades in state capitals, which are __________ live.

 

 

 

major
televised
honour
during
held
brave
landed
close

April 25 is perhaps the most important day in the __________ histories of Australia and New Zealand. Their soldiers formed the main part of a plan to __________ the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and then Istanbul. Winston Churchill __________ the plan to help British soldiers defeat the German Army. His idea was that __________ in Gallipoli would open up the Black Sea to the British Navy. Churchill said the attack would provide a knockout __________ to Turkish troops. He was wrong. The __________ fighting lasted eight months. At the end of 1915, ANZAC forces were __________. Over 8,000 Australian and 2,700 New Zealand soldiers died. Their soldiers were welcomed home as __________ and he first ANZAC Day was named in 1916.

 

 

bitter
 
capture
victory
heroes
military
evacuated
blow
created


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

ANZAC Day (April 25) is when Australia and New Zealand honour members / member of their World War I soldiers. ANZAC meaning / means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. These bravery / brave soldiers fought half way across the world in Turkey, where they landed in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. It was the first majority / major fighting by Australian and New Zealand forces during / while the Great War. ANZAC Day is one of the most important holidays in the two countries. Schools and government offices / officers close. The day is also celebrated in some of the Pacific islands, including Tonga and Samoa. Church services are held in almost / most every town in Australia and New Zealand. There are also ANZAC Day parades in state capitals, which are televised lively / live.

April 25 is perhaps the most importance / important day in the military histories of Australia and New Zealand. Their soldiers formed the mainly / main part of a plan to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and then Istanbul. Winston Churchill creates / created the plan to help British soldiers win / defeat the German Army. His idea was that victory in Gallipoli would open / opening up the Black Sea to the British Navy. Churchill said the attack would provide a knockout puff / blow to Turkish troops. He was wrong. The bitter fighting lasted eight months. At the end of 1915, ANZAC forces were evacuation / evacuated. Over 8,000 Australian and 2,700 New Zealand soldiers died. Their soldiers were welcomed home as hero / heroes and he first ANZAC Day was named in 1916.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

ANZAC Day (April 25) is when Australia and New Zealand (1) ____ members of their World War I soldiers. ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. These (2) ____ soldiers fought half way across the world in Turkey, where they landed in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. It was the first major (3) ____ by Australian and New Zealand forces during the Great War. ANZAC Day is one of the most important holidays in the two countries. Schools and government offices (4) ____. The day is also celebrated in some of the Pacific islands, (5) ____ Tonga and Samoa. Church services are held in almost every town in Australia and New Zealand. There are also ANZAC Day parades in state capitals, which are televised (6) ____.

April 25 is perhaps the (7) ____ important day in the military histories of Australia and New Zealand. Their soldiers formed the (8) ____ part of a plan to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and then Istanbul. Winston Churchill created the plan to help British soldiers (9) ____ the German Army. His idea was that victory in Gallipoli would open up the Black Sea to the British Navy. Churchill said the attack would provide a knockout (10) ____ to Turkish troops. He was wrong. The (11) ____ fighting lasted eight months. At the end of 1915, ANZAC forces were evacuated. Over 8,000 Australian and 2,700 New Zealand soldiers died. Their soldiers were welcomed home as (12) ____ and he first ANZAC Day was named in 1916.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

honour

(b)

honouring

(c)

honours

(d)

honoured

2.

(a)

bravery

(b)

braving

(c)

brave

(d)

braved

3.

(a)

fought

(b)

fighting

(c)

fighters

(d)

fights

4.

(a)

closure

(b)

closed

(c)

closing

(d)

close

5.

(a)

inclusive

(b)

include

(c)

including

(d)

included

6.

(a)

lively

(b)

live

(c)

living

(d)

life

7.

(a)

mast

(b)

most

(c)

must

(d)

mist

8.

(a)

main

(b)

mainly

(c)

mains

(d)

mainland

9.

(a)

win

(b)

victory

(c)

lose

(d)

defeat

10.

(a)

blow

(b)

puff

(c)

gust

(d)

wind

11.

(a)

salty

(b)

sour

(c)

sweet

(d)

bitter

12.

(a)

hero

(b)

heroics

(c)

heroes

(d)

heroism


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

rhnoou members of their World War I soldiers

2.

hgufot half way across the world

3.

they ladnde in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915

4.

ramjo fighting

5.

some of the Pacific islands, ginncduil Tonga

6.

delvsetei live

 

Paragraph 2

7.

the iilmrayt histories of Australia and New Zealand

8.

a plan to upcerta the Gallipoli Peninsula

9.

deftea the German Army

10.

provide a kuckootn blow

11.

itrbte fighting

12.

ANZAC forces were ecuevadta


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

government offices close. The day is also celebrated in some of the Pacific islands,

(    )

welcomed home as heroes and he first ANZAC Day was named in 1916.

(    )

and New Zealand. There are also ANZAC Day parades in state capitals, which are televised live.

(    )

created the plan to help British soldiers defeat the German Army. His idea was that victory in Gallipoli would open

(    )

troops. He was wrong. The bitter fighting  lasted eight months. At the end of 1915, ANZAC

(    )

up the Black Sea to the British Navy. Churchill said the attack would provide a knockout blow to Turkish

(    )

forces during the Great War. ANZAC Day is one of the most important holidays in the two countries. Schools and

(    )

where they landed in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. It was the first major fighting by Australian and New Zealand

(    )

forces were evacuated. Over 8,000 Australian and 2,700 New Zealand soldiers died. Their soldiers were

(    )

including Tonga and Samoa. Church services are held in almost every town in Australia

(    )

the main part of a plan to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and then Istanbul. Winston Churchill

1  )

ANZAC Day (April 25) is when Australia and New Zealand honour members of their World War I soldiers. ANZAC

(    )

means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. These brave soldiers fought half way across the world in Turkey,

(    )

April 25 is perhaps the most important day in the military histories of Australia and New Zealand. Their soldiers formed


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

soldiers    I    War    World    their    of    members    honour

2.

the    across    way    half    fought    soldiers    brave    world

3.

the    was    It    fighting    major    first

4.

in    holidays    important    most    the    countries    two    the

5.

are    in    also    state    ANZAC    capitals    Day    There    parades

6.

April    day    important    most    the    perhaps    is    25

7.

plan    Peninsula    to    part    capture    of    the    a    Gallipoli

8.

British    defeat    German    help    soldiers    the    Army

9.

troops    a    blow    Turkish    provide    knockout    to

10.

soldiers    welcomed    as    Their    were    home    heroes


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 ANZAC DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about ANZAC 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 ANZAC Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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