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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Book and Copyright Day is on the 23rd of April every year. It is also called International Day of the Book or World Book Days. UNESCO started it in 1995 to promote reading, publishing and to raise awareness of and protect copyright. There are several theories to explain why it falls on April 23. One is because William Shakespeare was born and died on this day. Another is because of a festival held since 1923 in Spain to honor the death of Spanish writer Cervantes. Part of Spain’s festivities include a two-day ‘readathon’ of Cervantes’ book Don Quixote. UNESCO wants to encourage young people in particular to discover the unique pleasures of reading and respect the authors who have helped shape and change our world.

World Book Day UK began in 1998. Then Prime Minster Tony Blair gave several million schoolchildren a special £1 World Book Day token they could use to buy any book in any bookshop in the UK. What happens in your country on World Book Day? What do you think should happen? It’s fantastic that we have a day to celebrate books and authors. They have certainly enriched our lives, from childhood to the day we can no longer read. People say that everyone has a book in them. What would you like to write a book about? Most authors who write their first book do so thinking no one will ever read it. Many publishers were not interested in J.K Rowling’s first story about a boy called Harry Potter. Didn’t he become famous?

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 is also called

a.

copyright

2

raise awareness of and protect

b.

died on this day

3.

There are several theories to

c.

change our world

4.

Shakespeare was born and

d.

of reading

5.

discover the unique pleasures

e.

International Day of the Book

6.

authors who have helped shape and

f.

explain why

 

Paragraph 2

1.

buy any book

a.

our lives

2

It’s fantastic that we have a day to

b.

first book

3.

They have certainly enriched

c.

a boy called Harry Potter

4.

People say that everyone has

d.

celebrate books and authors

5.

authors who write their

e.

in any bookshop

6.

J.K Rowling’s first story about

f.

a book in them


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Book and Copyright Day is on the 23rd of April every year. _________________ International Day of the Book or World Book Days. UNESCO started it in 1995 _________________, publishing and to raise awareness of and protect copyright. There are several theories to explain _________________ April 23. One is because William Shakespeare was born and died on this day. Another is because of a festival held since 1923 in Spain _________________ of Spanish writer Cervantes. Part of Spain’s festivities include a _________________ of Cervantes’ book Don Quixote. UNESCO wants to encourage young people in particular to discover the unique pleasures of reading and respect the authors who _________________ and change our world.

World Book Day UK began in 1998. Then Prime Minster Tony Blair _________________ schoolchildren a special £1 World Book Day token they could use _________________ in any bookshop in the UK. What happens in your country on World Book Day? What do you think should happen? It’s fantastic that _________________ celebrate books and authors. They have certainly enriched our lives, from childhood to the day _________________ read. People say that everyone has a book in them. What would you like to write a book about? Most authors _________________ first book do so thinking no one will ever read it. Many publishers were not interested in J.K Rowling’s _________________ boy called Harry Potter. Didn’t he become famous?


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Book and Copyright Day is on the 23rd of April __________ year. It is also called International Day of the Book or World Book Days. UNESCO started it in 1995 to __________ reading, publishing and to raise awareness of and __________ copyright. There are several theories to explain why it falls on April 23. One is because William Shakespeare was born and __________ on this day. Another is because of a festival held since 1923 in Spain to __________ the death of Spanish writer Cervantes. Part of Spain’s festivities include a two-day ‘__________’ of Cervantes’ book Don Quixote. UNESCO wants to encourage young people in __________ to discover the unique pleasures of reading and respect the authors who have helped __________ and change our world.

 

 

 

protect
readathon
every
particular
died
shape
promote
honor

World Book Day UK began in 1998. Then Prime Minster Tony Blair gave several million schoolchildren a __________ £1 World Book Day __________ they could use to buy any book in any bookshop in the UK. What happens in your country on World Book Day? What do you think should happen? It’s __________ that we have a day to celebrate books and authors. They have certainly __________ our lives, from childhood to the day we can no __________ read. People say that everyone has a __________ in them. What would you like to write a book about? Most __________ who write their first book do so thinking no one will ever read it. Many publishers were not __________ in J.K Rowling’s first story about a boy called Harry Potter. Didn’t he become famous?

 

 

token
 
enriched
book
authors
special
fantastic
interested
longer


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Book and Copyright Day is on the 23rd of April every year. It is also calling / called International Day of the Book or World Book Days. UNESCO started it in 1995 to promote / promotion reading, publishing and to raise awareness of and protect copyright. There are several theories to explain why it drops / falls on April 23. One is because William Shakespeare was born and died on this day. Another is because of a festival hold / held since 1923 in Spain to honor the death / dead of Spanish writer Cervantes. Part of Spain’s festivities include / inclusive a two-day ‘readathon’ of Cervantes’ book Don Quixote. UNESCO wants to encourage young people in particularly / particular to discover the unique pleasures of reading and respect the authors who have helped shape / shaping and change our world.

World Book Day UK began / begins in 1998. Then Prime Minster Tony Blair gave several million schoolchildren a special £1 World Book Day token / tokens they could use to buy any book in any bookshop in the UK. What happens in your country on World Book Day? What do you think should happening / happen? It’s fantastic that we have a day to celebrate books and authors. They have certainly enrich / enriched our lives, from childhood to the day we can no / know longer read. People say that everyone has a book in them / that. What would you like to write a book about? Most authors who write their first book do so thinking no one will ever read them / it. Many publishers were not interested in J.K Rowling’s first story about a boy called Harry Potter. Didn’t he become / became famous?


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Book and Copyright Day is on the 23rd of April (1) ____ year. It is also called International Day of the Book or World Book Days. UNESCO started it in 1995 to promote reading, (2) ____ and to raise awareness of and protect copyright. There are several theories to explain why it (3) ____ on April 23. One is because William Shakespeare was born and died on this day. Another is because of a (4) ____ held since 1923 in Spain to honor the death of Spanish writer Cervantes. (5) ____ of Spain’s festivities include a two-day ‘readathon’ of Cervantes’ book Don Quixote. UNESCO wants to encourage young people in particular to discover the unique pleasures of reading and (6) ____ the authors who have helped shape and change our world.

World Book Day UK began in 1998. Then Prime Minster Tony Blair gave several (7) ____ schoolchildren a special £1 World Book Day token they could use to buy any book in (8) ____ bookshop in the UK. What happens in your country on World Book Day? What do you think should happen? It’s fantastic that we have a day to celebrate books and authors. They have certainly (9) ____ our lives, from childhood to the day we can (10) ____ longer read. People say that everyone has a (11) ____ in them. What would you like to write a book about? Most authors who write their first book do so thinking no one will ever read it. Many publishers were not (12) ____ in J.K Rowling’s first story about a boy called Harry Potter. Didn’t he become famous?

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

every

(b)

all

(c)

some

(d)

even

2.

(a)

publish

(b)

publisher

(c)

publishing

(d)

published

3.

(a)

fails

(b)

falls

(c)

fells

(d)

feels

4.

(a)

festivities

(b)

festive

(c)

festiveness

(d)

festival

5.

(a)

Part

(b)

Party

(c)

Particular

(d)

Partner

6.

(a)

respected

(b)

respect

(c)

respectful

(d)

respects

7.

(a)

millionth

(b)

millions

(c)

million

(d)

millionaire

8.

(a)

some

(b)

all

(c)

many

(d)

any

9.

(a)

enrich

(b)

enriching

(c)

enriched

(d)

enriches

10.

(a)

know

(b)

now

(c)

not

(d)

no

11.

(a)

bookish

(b)

book

(c)

booked

(d)

booking

12.

(a)

interested

(b)

interests

(c)

interest

(d)

interesting


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

to omotper reading

3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

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8.

buy any book in any osoopbhk

9.

It’s itcfsanat that we have a day to celebrate books

10.

we can no lonerg read

11.

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12.

a boy leacdl Harry Potter


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

Don Quixote. UNESCO wants to encourage young people in particular to discover the unique

(    )

pleasures of reading and respect the authors who have helped shape and change our world.

(    )

so thinking no one will ever read it. Many publishers were not interested in

(    )

World Book Days. UNESCO started it in 1995 to promote reading, publishing and to raise awareness

(    )

a special £1 World Book Day token they could use to buy any book in any bookshop in the UK. What happens in your

(    )

the death of Spanish writer Cervantes. Part of Spain’s festivities include a two-day ‘readathon’ of Cervantes’ book

1  )

World Book and Copyright Day is on the 23rd of April every year. It is also called International Day of the Book or

(    )

country on World Book Day? What do you think should happen? It’s fantastic that we have a day to celebrate books and authors. They have certainly enriched our

(    )

of and protect copyright. There are several theories to explain why it falls on April 23. One is because

(    )

lives, from childhood to the day we can no longer read. People say that everyone has a book in them. What would

(    )

you like to write a book about? Most authors who write their first book do

(    )

J.K Rowling’s first story about a boy called Harry Potter. Didn’t he become famous?

(    )

William Shakespeare was born and died on this day. Another is because of a festival held since 1923 in Spain to honor

(    )

World Book Day UK began in 1998. Then Prime Minster Tony Blair gave several million schoolchildren


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

1995    in    it    started    UNESCO    reading    promote    to

2.

several    to    why    are    theories    explain    There

3.

on    died    and    born    was    Shakespeare    day    this

4.

discover    reading    of    pleasures    unique    the

5.

our    helped    world    shape    authors    and    who    change    have

6.

UK    any    buy    bookshop    any    in    book    the    in

7.

day    that    to    we    celebrate    have    It’s    a    fantastic

8.

to    we    longer    childhood    day    no    from    the    can    read

9.

say    book    that    in    everyone    them    has    People    a

10.

interested    not    in    J.K. Rowling’s    were    publishers    story    first


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 BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Book and Copyright 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 Book and Copyright 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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