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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Former U.S. President George W. Bush declared April 25 as World Malaria Awareness Day in 2007. He asked the world to join the fight to wipe out malaria on the African continent. He said: "We focus our attention on all who suffer from this terrible disease,  especially the millions on the continent of Africa. We remember the millions more who died from this entirely preventable and treatable disease.   On this special day, we renew our commitment to lead the world toward an urgent goal, and that is to turn the tide against malaria in Africa and around the globe.” The day provided international support for Africa Malaria Day. This was a day chosen by African governments in the year 2000 to aim to halve malaria in Africa by 2010.

Malaria kills 3,000 children a day and takes nearly 1 million lives every year in Africa. Although it is a preventable and treatable disease, poverty in Africa makes it a huge killer. Malaria is one of the world’s most common infectious diseases. It is spread by mosquito bites. People usually get malaria after being bitten by a female. Symptoms include dizziness, fever, chills, and nausea. It can also put people in a coma and kill. The spread of malaria has been cut by providing poor Africans mosquito nets and insect repellents. People can also reduce the numbers of mosquitoes near their home by making sure there are no puddles of standing water nearby. Scientists are currently working on breeding malaria-proof mosquitoes.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

join the fight to wipe

a.

and treatable disease

2

all who suffer

b.

an urgent goal

3.

this entirely preventable

c.

commitment

4.

we renew our

d.

out malaria

5.

lead the world toward

e.

malaria

6.

aim to halve

f.

from this terrible disease

 

Paragraph 2

1.

takes nearly

a.

makes it a huge killer

2

poverty in Africa

b.

by a female

3.

one of the world’s most common

c.

proof mosquitoes

4.

being bitten

d.

standing water

5.

no puddles of

e.

1 million lives every year

6.

breeding malaria-

f.

infectious diseases


LISTENING GAP FILL

Former U.S. President George W. Bush declared April 25 as World Malaria Awareness Day in 2007. He asked the world ______________ wipe out malaria on the African continent. He said: "We focus our attention _________________ from this terrible disease,  especially the millions on the continent of Africa. We remember the millions more _______________ this entirely preventable and treatable disease.   On this special day, we renew our commitment ______________ toward an urgent goal, and _______________ the tide against malaria in Africa and around the globe.” The day provided international support for Africa Malaria Day. This was a day chosen by African governments in the year 2000 ________________ malaria in Africa by 2010.

Malaria kills 3,000 children a day ______________ 1 million lives every year in Africa. Although it is a preventable and treatable disease, poverty in Africa makes ______________. Malaria is one of the world’s most common infectious diseases. It is spread by mosquito bites. People usually get malaria _________________ by a female. Symptoms include dizziness, fever, chills, and nausea. It can also put people in a coma and kill. The spread of malaria ______________ by providing poor Africans mosquito nets and insect repellents. People ________________ the numbers of mosquitoes near their home by making sure there are ______________ standing water nearby. Scientists are currently working on breeding malaria-proof mosquitoes.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush declared April 25 as World Malaria Awareness Day in 2007. He asked the world to __________ the fight to __________ out malaria on the African continent. He said: "We focus our attention on all who __________ from this terrible disease,  especially the millions on the continent of Africa. We remember the millions more who died from this __________ preventable and treatable disease. On this special day, we __________ our commitment to lead the world toward an urgent goal, and that is to turn the __________ against malaria in Africa and around the globe.” The day provided international __________ for Africa Malaria Day. This was a day chosen by African governments in the year 2000 to aim to __________ malaria in Africa by 2010.

 

 

 

support
join
entirely
tide
wipe
halve
suffer
renew

Malaria kills 3,000 children a day and __________ nearly 1 million lives every year in Africa. Although it is a preventable and __________ disease, poverty in Africa makes it a huge killer. Malaria is one of the world’s most common infectious __________. It is spread by mosquito bites. People usually get malaria after being __________ by a female. Symptoms include dizziness, fever, __________, and nausea. It can also put people in a coma and kill. The spread of malaria has been cut by providing poor Africans mosquito nets and __________ repellents. People can also reduce the numbers of mosquitoes near their home by making sure there are no puddles of standing __________ nearby. Scientists are currently working on __________ malaria-proof mosquitoes.

 

 

insect
 
bitten
water
takes
breeding
treatable
chills
diseases


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Former U.S. President George W. Bush declare / declared April 25 as World Malaria Awareness Day in 2007. He asked the world to join the fight to wipe on / out malaria on the African continent. He said: "We focus our attention on all who suffer of / from this terrible disease,  especially the millions on the continent of Africa. We remember the millions more who died / death from this entirely preventable and treatable disease. On this special day, we renew / new our commitment to lead the world toward an urgent goal, and that is to turn the wave / tide against malaria in Africa and around the globe.” The day provided international support for Africa Malaria Day. This was a day chosen / chose by African governments in the year 2000 to aim to half / halve malaria in Africa by 2010.

Malaria kills 3,000 children a day and makes / takes nearly 1 million lives every year in Africa. Although it is a preventable and treatable disease, poverty / poor in Africa makes it a huge killer. Malaria is one of the world’s most common infectious diseases. It is speared / spread by mosquito bites. People usually get malaria after being bite / bitten by a female. Symptoms include dizziness, fever, chills / chilly, and nausea. It can also put people in a coma and kill. The spread of malaria has been cut / cutting by providing poor Africans mosquito nets and insect repellents. People can also reduce the numbers of mosquitoes near their home for / by making sure there are no puddles of standing water nearby. Scientists are currently working on / in breeding malaria-proof mosquitoes.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Former U.S. President George W. Bush (1) ____ April 25 as World Malaria Awareness Day in 2007. He asked the world to join the fight to (2) ____ out malaria on the African continent. He said: "We focus our attention on all who suffer (3) ____ this terrible disease,  especially the millions on the continent of Africa. We remember the millions more who died from this (4) ____ preventable and treatable disease. On this special day, we renew our commitment to lead the world toward an urgent goal, and that is to turn the (5) ____ against malaria in Africa and around the globe.” The day provided international support for Africa Malaria Day. This was a day chosen by African governments in the year 2000 to aim to (6) ____ malaria in Africa by 2010.

Malaria kills 3,000 children a day and takes (7) ____ 1 million lives every year in Africa. Although it is a preventable and treatable disease, poverty in Africa makes it a huge killer. Malaria is one of the world’s most (8) ____ infectious diseases. It is spread by mosquito bites. People usually get malaria after being bitten by a female. Symptoms include dizziness, fever, (9) ____, and nausea. It can also put people in a coma and kill. The spread of malaria has been (10) ____ by providing poor Africans mosquito nets and insect repellents. People can also reduce the (11) ____ of mosquitoes near their home by making sure there are no puddles of standing water (12) ____. Scientists are currently working on breeding malaria-proof mosquitoes.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

declares

(b)

declaration

(c)

declared

(d)

declaring

2.

(a)

wipe

(b)

swipe

(c)

wiper

(d)

whip

3.

(a)

at

(b)

of

(c)

from

(d)

to

4.

(a)

entire

(b)

entirely

(c)

whole

(d)

all

5.

(a)

wave

(b)

tsunami

(c)

ripple

(d)

tide

6.

(a)

half

(b)

halve

(c)

halves

(d)

halving

7.

(a)

nearly

(b)

nearby

(c)

near to

(d)

nears

8.

(a)

common

(b)

commoner

(c)

commonly

(d)

commonest

9.

(a)

chilly

(b)

chili

(c)

child

(d)

chills

10.

(a)

cut

(b)

low

(c)

below

(d)

chop

11.

(a)

numeral

(b)

numbers

(c)

numbered

(d)

numeric

12.

(a)

nearly

(b)

near to

(c)

nears

(d)

nearby


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

pewi out malaria

2.

the African tocninent

3.

baaeerltt disease

4.

an gertun goal

5.

around the gloeb

6.

ahelv malaria in Africa

 

Paragraph 2

7.

yetropv in Africa

8.

a huge lerlki

9.

being teibtn

10.

Symptoms include ieznisszd

11.

upesdld of standing water

12.

malaria-oopfr mosquitoes


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

treatable disease, poverty in Africa makes it a huge killer. Malaria is one of the world’s most common infectious

(    )

a day chosen by African governments in the year 2000 to aim to halve malaria in Africa by 2010.

(    )

the world to join the fight to wipe out malaria on the African continent. He said: "We focus our attention

(    )

Malaria kills 3,000 children a day and takes nearly 1 million lives every year in Africa. Although it is a preventable and

(    )

diseases. It is spread by mosquito bites. People usually get malaria after being bitten by a female. Symptoms

(    )

day, we renew our commitment to lead the world toward an urgent goal, and that is to turn the

(    )

include dizziness, fever, chills, and nausea. It can also put people in a coma and kill. The spread of malaria has been cut

(    )

on all who suffer from this terrible disease,  especially the millions on the continent of

(    )

standing water nearby. Scientists are currently working on breeding malaria-proof mosquitoes.

(    )

by providing poor Africans mosquito nets and insect repellents. People can also reduce the numbers

(    )

of mosquitoes near their home by making sure there are no puddles of

(    )

tide against malaria in Africa and around the globe.” The day provided international support for Africa Malaria Day. This was

1  )

Former U.S. President George W. Bush declared April 25 as World Malaria Awareness Day in 2007. He asked

(    )

Africa. We remember the millions more who died from this entirely preventable and treatable disease. On this special


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

out     join     fight     wipe     malaria     the     to

2.

millions     who     We     the     more     died     remember

3.

turn     tide     malaria     Africa     the     against     in

4.

African     by     chosen     day     a     was     This     governments

5.

2010     by     Africa     in     malaria     halve     to     aim

6.

treatable     it     a     and     disease     is     preventable

7.

makes     Africa     in     poverty     killer     huge     a     it

8.

mosquito     by     spread     is     It     bites

9.

kill     also     in     and     can     people     coma     It     put     a

10.

of     numbers     the     reduce     also     can     People     mosquitoes


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.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE MALARIA AWARENESS DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Malaria Awareness 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 Malaria Awareness 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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