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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is on April the 2nd every year. This is the birthday of one of the most famous children’s writers Hans Christian Andersen. The day started in 1925. Today it is sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People. This is a non-profit organization which aims to encourage children to read more books. ICBD celebrations are held across the world and include guest appearances by famous authors and illustrators, writing competitions, and book awards. It is a busy day for school and public libraries. ICBD also aims to promote international understanding through children’s books, to increase children’s access to books, and to encourage the publication of better quality children’s books.

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805 and died in 1875. He was an author and poet. He is best known for his fairy tales, which are loved by children all around the world. Among his best-known stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling. He became more famous throughout Europe with each book he wrote. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages. Millions of copies are still sold every year. They are so popular they have become a part of the reading culture of most countries. They are permanently on teachers’ reading lists and school library shelves. When Andersen was a child, he had a passionate love for books, which prompted him to write stories for children.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

one of the most famous

a.

children’s books

2

a non-profit

b.

illustrators

3.

encourage children

c.

children’s writers

4.

celebrations are held

d.

organization

5.

famous authors and

e.

to read

6.

the publication of better quality

f.

across the world

 

Paragraph 2

1.

He is best

a.

around the world

2

loved by children all

b.

shelves

3.

translated into

c.

culture

4.

a part of the reading

d.

love for books

5.

reading lists and school library

e.

known for his fairy tales

6.

he had a passionate

f.

over 150 languages


LISTENING GAP FILL

International Children's Book Day (ICBD) ____________________ every year. This is the birthday of one of the most famous children’s writers Hans Christian Andersen. ____________________ 1925. Today it is sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People. This is a non-profit organization ____________________ children to read more books. ICBD celebrations are held across the world and include guest appearances ____________________ and illustrators, writing competitions, and book awards. It is a busy day for school and public libraries. ICBD ____________________ international understanding through children’s books, to increase children’s access to books, and to encourage the publication ____________________ children’s books.

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805 and died in 1875. ____________________ and poet. He is best known for his fairy tales, which are loved by children ____________________. Among his best-known stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling. He became more famous throughout Europe ____________________ wrote. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages. Millions of copies ____________________ year. They are so popular they have become a part of the reading ____________________ countries. They are permanently on teachers’ reading lists and school library shelves. When Andersen was a child, he had ____________________ for books, which prompted him to write stories for children.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is on April the 2nd __________ year. This is the birthday of one of the most __________ children’s writers Hans Christian Andersen. The day started in 1925. Today it is __________ by the International Board on Books for Young People. This is a non-profit organization which aims to __________ children to read more books. ICBD celebrations are held across the world and include __________ appearances by famous authors and illustrators, writing competitions, and book awards. It is a busy day for school and __________ libraries. ICBD also aims to promote international understanding through children’s books, to increase children’s __________ to books, and to encourage the publication of better __________ children’s books.

 

 

 

encourage
access
famous
quality
guest
every
public
sponsored

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805 and died in 1875. He was an __________ and poet. He is best known for his __________ tales, which are loved by children all around the world. Among his best-__________ stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling. He became more famous throughout Europe with each book he wrote. His fairy tales have been __________ into over 150 languages. Millions of copies are still sold every year. They are so __________ they have become a part of the reading __________ of most countries. They are permanently on teachers’ reading lists and school library __________. When Andersen was a child, he had a __________ love for books, which prompted him to write stories for children.

 

 

fairy
popular
culture
known
passionate
translated
author
shelves


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is on April the 2nd all / every year. This is the birthday of one of the most famously / famous children’s writers Hans Christian Andersen. The day started in 1925. Today it is sponsored / sponsorship by the International Board on Books for Young People. This is a not-profit / non-profit organization which aims to encourage children to read more / most books. ICBD celebrations are held across the world and include guest appearances by famous authors and illustrations / illustrators, writing competitions, and book awards. It is a busy day for school and public library / libraries. ICBD also aims to promote international understanding through children’s books, to increase children’s excess / access to books, and to encourage the publication of better quality children’s books.

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805 and dead / died in 1875. He was an author and poet. He is best known for his fairy tales / tails, which are loved by children all around the world. Among his best-known stories / story are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling. He became more famous throughout Europe with all / each book he wrote. His fairy tales have been translation / translated into over 150 languages. Millions of copies are still sold every year. They are so popular they have become a part of the reading / reads culture of most countries. They are permanently on teachers’ reading lists and school library shelves. When Andersen was a child, he had a passion / passionate love for books, which prompted / prompt him to write stories for children.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is on April the 2nd every year. This is the birthday of one of the (1) ____ famous children’s writers Hans Christian Andersen. The day started in 1925. Today it is (2) ____ by the International Board on Books for Young People. This is a non-profit organization which (3) ____ to encourage children to read more books. ICBD celebrations are held across the world and (4) ____ guest appearances by famous authors and illustrators, writing competitions, and book awards. It is a busy day for school and (5) ____ libraries. ICBD also aims to promote international understanding through children’s books, to increase children’s access to books, and to encourage the publication of better (6) ____ children’s books.

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805 and died in 1875. He was an author and poet. He is best known for his fairy tales, which are (7) ____ by children all around the world. Among his best-known stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling. He became more famous (8) ____ Europe with each book he wrote. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages. Millions of copies are still (9) ____ every year. They are so popular they have become a part of the (10) ____ culture of most countries. They are permanently on teachers’ reading lists and school library (11) ____. When Andersen was a child, he had a passionate love for books, which (12) ____ him to write stories for children.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

mostly

(b)

most

(c)

much

(d)

many

2.

(a)

sponsored

(b)

sponsor

(c)

sponsors

(d)

sponsorship

3.

(a)

aiming

(b)

aimed

(c)

aim

(d)

aims

4.

(a)

inclusive

(b)

including

(c)

include

(d)

includes

5.

(a)

publicity

(b)

public

(c)

publically

(d)

publicist

6.

(a)

quality

(b)

qualify

(c)

qualities

(d)

qualifies

7.

(a)

loving

(b)

loves

(c)

loved

(d)

lover

8.

(a)

through

(b)

throughout

(c)

thorough

(d)

thoroughly

9.

(a)

sold

(b)

seller

(c)

sales

(d)

sell

10.

(a)

read

(b)

reader

(c)

reading

(d)

reads

11.

(a)

shelf

(b)

shells

(c)

shell

(d)

shelves

12.

(a)

prompt

(b)

prompts

(c)

prompting

(d)

prompted


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

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3.

celebrations are held ocsras the world

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5.

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6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

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8.

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9.

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10.

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11.

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12.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

a child, he had a passionate love for books, which prompted him to write stories for children.

(    )

famous children’s writers Hans Christian Andersen. The day started in 1925. Today it is sponsored by the International

(    )

children to read more books. ICBD celebrations are held across the world and include guest appearances

(    )

International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is on April the 2nd every year. This is the birthday of one of the most

(    )

libraries. ICBD also aims to promote international understanding through children’s books, to increase children’s access

(    )

copies are still sold every year. They are so popular, they have become a part of the reading culture

(    )

to books, and to encourage the publication of better quality children’s books.

(    )

of most countries. They are permanently on teachers’ reading lists and school library shelves. When Andersen was

(    )

Board on Books for Young People. This is a non-profit organization which aims to encourage

(    )

known for his fairy tales, which are loved by children all around the world. Among his best-known stories are The Snow

1  )

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805 and died in 1875. He was an author and poet. He is best

(    )

by famous authors and illustrators, writing competitions, and book awards. It is a busy day for school and public

(    )

book he wrote. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages. Millions of

(    )

Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling. He became more famous throughout Europe with each


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

most     one     famous     of     children’s     the     writers

2.

are     celebrations     world     the     across     held

3.

public     is     day     and     It     busy     school     libraries     a     for

4.

increase     to     children’s     books     access

5.

better     children’s     the     of     quality     books     publication

6.

his     for     known     best     is     He     tales     fairy

7.

by     all     the     loved     children     around     world

8.

year     every     sold     still     are     copies     of     Millions

9.

have     the     become     reading     a     culture     part     they     of

10.

love     books     had     passionate     for     he     a


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 CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about International Children’s Book 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 International Children’s Book 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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