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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Hemophilia Day (WHD) started in 1989 as a way to raise awareness of the disorder and to bring attention to the needs of those who suffer from it. The reason it’s on April 17 is because that’s the birthday of the World Foundation for Hemophilia (WFH) founder Frank Schnabel. On WHD, organizations around the world organise a wide range of activities, events, and campaigns to help hemophiliacs. There is a different theme every year. Previous campaigns have included “Get vaccinated! Prevent hepatitis A and B” and treating people with all bleeding disorders. The WHF says treatment includes areas such as physiotherapy, information, training, diagnosis, and research for a cure.

Hemophilia comes from the Greek haima "blood" and philia "to love". It is a group of genetic disorders that makes it difficult for the body to stop cuts bleeding. The cells that the body needs to clot blood are missing. Hemophilia is a hereditary disease and so it is passed down through generations. The gene that creates the disorder comes from the mother and is passed almost entirely to male babies. When hemophiliacs get a cut, the bleeding lasts much longer than in normal people. Even a small cut can bleed for weeks, and in some cases cuts may never heal. If cuts occur in the brain, they can be fatal. Hemophiliacs live a stressful life because they always have to be careful not to get even the smallest cut.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

raise

a.

range of activities

2

bring attention to the needs

b.

disorders

3.

a wide

c.

cure

4.

There is a different theme

d.

of those who suffer from it

5.

treating people with all bleeding

e.

every year

6.

research for a

f.

awareness of the disorder

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Hemophilia comes from the

a.

blood

2

a group of genetic

b.

a stressful life

3.

The cells that the body needs to clot

c.

Greek haima

4.

passed almost entirely

d.

never heal

5.

in some cases cuts may

e.

disorders

6.

Hemophiliacs live

f.

to male babies


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Hemophilia Day (WHD) started in 1989 ________________ raise awareness of the disorder and to ________________ the needs of those ________________ it. The reason it’s on April 17 is because that’s the birthday of the World Foundation for Hemophilia (WFH) founder Frank Schnabel. On WHD, organizations around the world organise ________________ activities, events, and campaigns to help hemophiliacs. There is a different __________________. Previous campaigns have included “Get vaccinated! Prevent hepatitis A and B” and treating ________________ bleeding disorders. The WHF says treatment includes areas such as physiotherapy, information, training, diagnosis, and research for a cure.

Hemophilia ________________ Greek haima "blood" and philia "to love". It is a group of genetic disorders that makes it difficult for the ________________ cuts bleeding. The cells that the body needs to clot blood are missing. Hemophilia is a ________________ and so it is passed down through generations. The gene that creates the disorder comes from the mother and is passed ________________ male babies. When hemophiliacs get a cut, the bleeding lasts much longer than in normal people. Even a small ________________ weeks, and in some cases cuts may never heal. If cuts occur in the brain, they can be fatal. Hemophiliacs live a stressful life because they always have to be careful ________________ the smallest cut.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Hemophilia Day (WHD) started in 1989 as a __________ to raise awareness of the disorder and to bring __________ to the needs of those who suffer from it. The __________ it’s on April 17 is because that’s the birthday of the World Foundation for Hemophilia (WFH) founder Frank Schnabel. On WHD, organizations around the world organise a wide __________ of activities, events, and campaigns to help hemophiliacs. There is a different __________ every year. Previous campaigns have included “Get vaccinated! Prevent hepatitis A and B” and __________ people with all bleeding disorders. The WHF says treatment __________ areas such as physiotherapy, information, training, diagnosis, and research for a __________.

 

 

 

range
includes
attention
theme
cure
way
reason
treating

Hemophilia __________ from the Greek haima "blood" and philia "to love". It is a group of genetic disorders that makes it __________ for the body to stop __________ bleeding. The cells that the body needs to clot blood are missing. Hemophilia is a hereditary disease and so it is __________ down through generations. The gene that creates the disorder comes from the mother and is passed almost __________ to male babies. When hemophiliacs get a cut, the bleeding lasts much longer than in __________ people. Even a small cut can bleed for weeks, and in some cases cuts may never heal. If cuts occur in the brain, they can be __________. Hemophiliacs live a stressful life because they always have to be careful not to get even the __________ cut.

 

 

entirely
 
difficult
smallest
passed
comes
normal
fatal
cuts


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Hemophilia Day (WHD) started in 1989 as a ways / way to raise awareness of the disorder and to bring attention to the necessary / needs of those who suffer from it. The reason it’s on April 17 is because that’s the birthday of the World Foundation for Hemophilia (WFH) founder / finder Frank Schnabel. On WHD, organizations around the world organise a width / wide range of activities, events, and campaigns to help hemophiliacs. There is a different theme every year. Previous campaigns have / has included “Get vaccinated! Prevent hepatitis A and B” and treating people with all bleed / bleeding disorders. The WHF says treats / treatment includes areas such as physiotherapy, information, training, diagnosis, and research for a cure / cured.

Hemophilia comes for / from the Greek haima "blood" and philia "to love". It is a group of genetic disorders that makes it difficulty / difficult for the body to stop cut / cuts bleeding. The cells that the body needs to clot blood are missing. Hemophilia is a hereditary disease and so it is passed up / down through generations. The gene / jeans that creates the disorder comes from the mother and is passed almost entirely to male babies. When hemophiliacs get a cut, the bleeding lasts much larger / longer than in normal people. Even a small cut can bleed for weeks, and in some cases cuts may never heel / heal. If cuts occur in the brain, they can be fatal. Hemophiliacs live a stressful life because they always have to be careful not to get even the smallest / small cut.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Hemophilia Day (WHD) started in 1989 as a way to (1) ____ awareness of the disorder and to bring attention to the (2) ____ of those who suffer from it. The reason it’s on April 17 is because that’s the birthday of the World Foundation for Hemophilia (WFH) founder Frank Schnabel. On WHD, organizations around the world organise a (3) ____ range of activities, events, and campaigns to help hemophiliacs. There is a (4) ____ theme every year. Previous campaigns have included “Get vaccinated! Prevent hepatitis A and B” and (5) ____ people with all bleeding disorders. The WHF says treatment includes areas such as physiotherapy, information, training, diagnosis, and research for (6) ____ cure.

Hemophilia (7) ____ from the Greek haima "blood" and philia "to love". It is a group of genetic disorders that makes it difficult for the body to stop cuts bleeding. The cells that the body needs to clot (8) ____ are missing. Hemophilia is a hereditary disease and so it is passed down through generations. The (9) ____ that creates the disorder comes from the mother and is passed almost entirely to male babies. When hemophiliacs get a cut, the bleeding lasts much longer than (10) ____ normal people. Even a small cut can bleed for weeks, and in some cases cuts may never heal. If cuts occur in the brain, they can be (11) ____. Hemophiliacs live a stressful life because they always have to be (12) ____ not to get even the smallest cut.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

raise

(b)

rise

(c)

raised

(d)

arisen

2.

(a)

necessary

(b)

needy

(c)

needs

(d)

needed

3.

(a)

wide

(b)

width

(c)

widen

(d)

widens

4.

(a)

difference

(b)

different

(c)

differently

(d)

differences

5.

(a)

treat

(b)

treatment

(c)

treats

(d)

treating

6.

(a)

all

(b)

to

(c)

a

(d)

that

7.

(a)

does

(b)

comes

(c)

writes

(d)

has

8.

(a)

bleeding

(b)

bleed

(c)

blood

(d)

bloody

9.

(a)

gene

(b)

genetic

(c)

jeans

(d)

genes

10.

(a)

on

(b)

in

(c)

of

(d)

to

11.

(a)

fatality

(b)

fatally

(c)

fatalistic

(d)

fatal

12.

(a)

care

(b)

carefully

(c)

cared for

(d)

careful


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

bring attitnoen to

2.

those who efusfr from it

3.

a wide egnra of activities

4.

a different methe every year

5.

tarentgi people

6.

research for a crue

 

Paragraph 2

7.

genetic irdorsesd

8.

a hereditary sseaide

9.

ssdepa almost entirely to male babies

10.

nilgdeeb lasts much longer

11.

they can be laaft

12.

even the stlsmlae cut


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

people. Even a small cut can bleed for weeks, and in some cases cuts may never heal. If cuts occur in the brain, they can

(    )

people with all bleeding disorders. The WHF says treatment includes areas such

(    )

be fatal. Hemophiliacs live a stressful life because they always have to be careful not to get even the smallest cut.

(    )

Hemophilia comes from the Greek haima "blood" and philia "to love". It is a group of genetic

(    )

generations. The gene that creates the disorder comes from the mother and is passed almost entirely to male

(    )

disorders that makes it difficult for the body to stop cuts bleeding. The cells that the body needs to clot

(    )

blood are missing. Hemophilia is a hereditary disease and so it is passed down through

(    )

attention to the needs of those who suffer from it. The reason it’s on April 17 is because that’s the birthday

(    )

babies. When hemophiliacs get a cut, the bleeding lasts much longer than in normal

(    )

of the World Foundation for Hemophilia (WFH) founder Frank Schnabel. On WHD, organizations around the world

(    )

every year. Previous campaigns have included “Get vaccinated! Prevent hepatitis A and B” and treating

(    )

as physiotherapy, information, training, diagnosis, and research for a cure.

(    )

organise a wide range of activities, events, and campaigns to help hemophiliacs. There is a different theme

1  )

World Hemophilia Day (WHD) started in 1989 as a way to raise awareness of the disorder and to bring


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

needs     the     it     from     suffer     who     those     of

2.

activities     of     range     wide     a     organise

3.

a     theme     year     is     different     every     There

4.

all     with     people     treating     disorders     bleeding

5.

as     such     areas     includes     treatment     physiotherapy

6.

the     for     difficult     bleeding     cuts     stop     to     body

7.

the     that     cells     blood     clot     to     needs     body

8.

through     down     passed     is     it     generations

9.

weeks     for     bleed     can     cut     small     a     Even

10.

smallest     to     cut     get     be     even     careful     the     not


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 HEMOPHILIA DAY SURVEY

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

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