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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

April 22 is a very important holiday – It’s National Jelly Bean Day. Anyone who loves these delicious, flavoursome, colourful little sweets should treat themselves on this day. They should also check and make sure their family and friends are jelly bean freaks. But be careful, as we all know, jelly beans are addictive. There are many things you can do to celebrate besides eating jelly beans. Here are a few suggestions. Why not dress in the colours of your favourite jelly bean? You could have a jelly bean party and ask for friends to create their own special jelly bean dish. For real grown-ups, you could take part in a jelly bean quiz. The Internet is full of fascinating information on the history of and culture surrounding jelly beans.

Jelly beans are one of the oldest forms of candy we have. They date back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. Jelly bean historians believe the jelly bean centre originated from Turkish Delight, which comes from the Middle East. The gummy centre is made from sugar, corn syrup and other ingredients to give them their fruity taste. Machines spray the insides with coloured sugar to give the beans their hard shells. Jelly beans today come in all kinds of different flavours, including spicy. You can even put different ones in your mouth to create new flavours. They are even popular with American presidents. Ronald Reagan supposedly kept a jar on his desk in the White House.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

colourful

a.

in a jelly bean quiz

2

jelly bean

b.

little sweets

3.

jelly beans are

c.

freaks

4.

take part

d.

surrounding jelly beans

5.

The Internet is full

e.

addictive

6.

the history of and culture

f.

of fascinating information

 

Paragraph 2

1.

one of the oldest

a.

kinds of different flavours

2

They date back to at least

b.

from Turkish Delight

3.

the jelly bean centre originated

c.

the mid-nineteenth century

4.

The gummy centre is

d.

forms of candy

5.

Jelly beans today come in all

e.

flavours

6.

create new

f.

made from sugar


LISTENING GAP FILL

April 22 is a very important holiday – It’s National Jelly Bean Day. Anyone ______________________, flavoursome, colourful little sweets should treat themselves on this day. They should also check ______________________ family and friends are jelly bean freaks. But be careful, as we all know, jelly beans are addictive. There are many things you can do ______________________ eating jelly beans. Here are a few suggestions. Why not dress in the colours of your favourite jelly bean? You could have a jelly bean party and ask for friends ______________________ special jelly bean dish. For real grown-ups, you could take part in a jelly bean quiz. The Internet is full of fascinating information ______________________ culture surrounding jelly beans.

Jelly beans are ______________________ of candy we have. They date back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. Jelly bean historians believe the jelly bean centre originated from Turkish Delight, ______________________ Middle East. The gummy centre is made from sugar, corn syrup and other ingredients ______________________ fruity taste. Machines spray the insides with coloured sugar to give the beans their hard shells. Jelly beans today ______________________ different flavours, including spicy. You can even put different ones in your mouth to create new flavours. They are even popular with American presidents. Ronald Reagan supposedly ______________________ desk in the White House.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

April 22 is a very important holiday – It’s National Jelly Bean Day. Anyone who __________ these delicious, flavoursome, colourful little sweets should treat themselves on this day. They should also check and make __________ their family and friends are jelly bean freaks. But be careful, as we all know, jelly beans are __________. There are many things you can do to celebrate __________ eating jelly beans. Here are a few suggestions. Why not __________ in the colours of your favourite jelly bean? You could have a jelly bean party and ask for friends to __________ their own special jelly bean dish. For real __________ -ups, you could take part in a jelly bean quiz. The Internet is full of fascinating information on the __________ of and culture surrounding jelly beans.

 

 

 

addictive
dress
loves
grown
sure
history
besides
create

Jelly beans are one of the oldest __________ of candy we have. They date back to at __________ the mid-nineteenth century. Jelly bean historians believe the jelly bean centre originated from Turkish Delight, which comes from the Middle East. The gummy __________ is made from sugar, corn syrup and other ingredients to give them their __________ taste. Machines spray the insides with coloured sugar to give the beans their hard __________. Jelly beans today come in all kinds of different flavours, including __________. You can even put different ones in your mouth to create new flavours. They are even __________ with American presidents. Ronald Reagan supposedly kept a __________ on his desk in the White House.

 

 

centre
 
shells
spicy
forms
jar
least
popular
fruity


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

April 22 is a very important holiday – It’s National Jelly Bean Day. Anyone who loving / loves these delicious, flavoursome, colourful little sweets should treat / threat themselves on this day. They should also check and make / take sure their family and friends are jelly bean freaks. But be careful, as we all know, jelly beans are addiction / addictive. There are many things you can do to celebrate behind / besides eating jelly beans. Here are a few suggestions. Why not dress / pants in the colours of your favourite jelly bean? You could have a jelly bean party and ask for friends to create their own special jelly bean dish / mug. For real grown-ups, you could take part in a jelly bean quiz. The Internet is full of fascinating information on the history of and cultural / culture surrounding jelly beans.

Jelly beans are one of the oldies / oldest forms of candy we have. They date back to at least / less the mid-nineteenth century. Jelly bean historians believe the jelly bean centre origin / originated from Turkish Delight, which comes from the Middle East. The gummy centre is made from sugary / sugar, corn syrup and other ingredients to give them their fruity taste. Machines spray the ins and outs / insides with coloured sugar to give the beans their hard shells. Jelly beans today come in all kinds of difference / different flavours, including spicy. You can even put different ones in your mouth / mouthful to create new flavours. They are even popular with American presidents. Ronald Reagan supposedly kept a jar / ajar on his desk in the White House.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

April 22 is a very important holiday – It’s National Jelly Bean Day. Anyone who (1) ____ these delicious, flavoursome, colourful little sweets should treat themselves on this day. They should also (2) ____ and make sure their family and friends are jelly bean freaks. But be careful, as we all know, jelly beans are (3) ____. There are many things you can do to celebrate besides eating jelly beans. Here are a few (4) ____. Why not dress in the colours of your favourite jelly bean? You could have a jelly bean party and ask (5) ____ friends to create their own special jelly bean dish. For real grown-ups, you could take part in a jelly bean quiz. The Internet is full of fascinating information on the history of and culture (6) ____ jelly beans.

Jelly beans are one of the (7) ____ forms of candy we have. They date back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. Jelly bean historians believe the jelly bean centre originated (8) ____ Turkish Delight, which comes from the Middle East. The gummy centre is made from sugar, corn syrup and (9) ____ ingredients to give them their fruity taste. Machines spray the insides with coloured sugar to give the beans their hard shells. Jelly beans today (10) ____ in all kinds of different flavours, including spicy. You can even put different ones in your mouth to (11) ____ new flavours. They are even popular with American presidents. Ronald Reagan (12) ____ kept a jar on his desk in the White House.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

lovers

(b)

loves

(c)

lovey-dovey

(d)

loving

2.

(a)

check

(b)

cheeky

(c)

cheque

(d)

check

3.

(a)

addict

(b)

addictive

(c)

addiction

(d)

addicts

4.

(a)

suggest

(b)

suggested

(c)

suggestions

(d)

suggestive

5.

(a)

for

(b)

at

(c)

to

(d)

from

6.

(a)

surround

(b)

surrounded

(c)

surrounding

(d)

surrounds

7.

(a)

oldest

(b)

oldies

(c)

olden

(d)

oldie

8.

(a)

for

(b)

to

(c)

from

(d)

by

9.

(a)

another

(b)

the others

(c)

others

(d)

other

10.

(a)

take

(b)

make

(c)

go

(d)

come

11.

(a)

creative

(b)

create

(c)

creation

(d)

created

12.

(a)

supposedly

(b)

suppose

(c)

supposes

(d)

supposed


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

Anyone who eovsl these

2.

jelly bean afeskr

3.

jelly beans are cvieitdad

4.

Here are a few sgugssetnoi

5.

create their own psieacl jelly bean dish

6.

the history of and rcutlue surrounding jelly beans

 

Paragraph 2

7.

one of the oldest forms of dcnya

8.

the jelly bean entrce

9.

tfiyur taste

10.

hard selhsl

11.

different ovsarful

12.

Ronald Reagan ppsluosdey kept a jar


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

create new flavours. They are even popular with American presidents. Ronald Reagan

(    )

supposedly kept a jar on his desk in the White House.

(    )

favourite jelly bean? You could have a jelly bean party and ask for friends to create their own special jelly bean

(    )

colourful little sweets should treat themselves on this day. They should also check and make sure their family

(    )

dish. For real grown-ups, you could take part in a jelly bean quiz. The Internet is full of fascinating

(    )

information on the history of and culture surrounding jelly beans.

(    )

and friends are jelly bean freaks. But be careful, as we all know, jelly beans are addictive. There are many things you can

1  )

April 22 is a very important holiday – It’s National Jelly Bean Day. Anyone who loves these delicious, flavoursome,

(    )

come in all kinds of different flavours, including spicy. You can even put different ones in your mouth to

(    )

from the Middle East. The gummy centre is made from sugar, corn syrup and other ingredients to give them

(    )

mid-nineteenth century. Jelly bean historians believe the jelly bean centre originated from Turkish Delight, which comes

(    )

their fruity taste. Machines spray the insides with coloured sugar to give the beans their hard shells. Jelly beans today

(    )

do to celebrate besides eating jelly beans. Here are a few suggestions. Why not dress in the colours of your

(    )

Jelly beans are one of the oldest forms of candy we have. They date back to at least the


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

their    freaks    bean    jelly    are    friends    and    family

2.

know    addictive    ,    as    jelly    we    beans    all    are

3.

few    are    suggestions    a    Here

4.

jelly    take    bean    part    quiz    in    you    a    could

5.

the    beans    jelly    surrounding    culture    and    of    history

6.

one    oldest    candy    are    the    of    beans    of    forms    Jelly

7.

Turkish    from    originated    centre    bean    jelly    the    Delight

8.

insides    coloured    Machines    the    with    sugar    spray

9.

presidents    are    popular    American    They    even    with

10.

desk    a    Ronald    jar    Reagan    on    supposedly    his    kept


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.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

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.

________________________________________________________

6.

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THE NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about National Jelly Bean 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 National Jelly Bean 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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