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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

International Museum Day has been held around the 18th of May every year since 1977. It was started by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICOM says: “The event provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them to the challenges that museums face.” It wants the public to know museums are “an institution in the service of society and of its development". ICOM encourages its member countries to celebrate the day in a way that is best for their specific cultures. It asks countries to follow its simple motto: “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and peace among peoples.”

Museums are an important part of every society. They are a great source of education and wonder. The UK Museums Association says a museum is: “A permanent institution in the service of society.” It says a museum “acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the…heritage of humanity”. It adds that museums are for “the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”. There are museums on just about anything you can think of. There are museums for science, technology, toys, history, stamps and even museum museums. We can visit local museums that showcase a single building, or we can visit the great museums of the world that contain hundreds of thousands of priceless treasures.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

held around the 18th of May

a.

museums face

2

alert them to the challenges that

b.

of cultural exchange

3.

an institution in the

c.

cultures

4.

a way that is best for their specific

d.

among peoples

5.

Museums are an important means

e.

every year

6.

co-operation and peace

f.

service of society

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Museums are an important part

a.

single building

2

They are a great source

b.

treasures

3.

exhibits the…heritage of

c.

anything you can think of

4.

There are museums on just about

d.

of every society

5.

showcase a

e.

humanity

6.

thousands of priceless

f.

of education and wonder


LISTENING GAP FILL

International Museum Day ____________________ the 18th of May every year since 1977. It was started by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICOM says: “The event provides the opportunity for museum professionals ____________________ and alert them to the challenges that museums face.” It wants the public to know museums  are “an institution ____________________ society and of its development". ICOM encourages its member countries to celebrate the day ____________________ for their specific cultures. It asks countries to follow its simple motto: “Museums are an important ____________________ exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and ____________________.”

Museums are an important ____________________. They are a great source of education and wonder. The UK Museums Association says a museum is: “A ____________________ in the service of society.” It says a museum “acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the…____________________”. It adds that museums are for “the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”. There are museums on ____________________ you can think of. There are museums for science, technology, toys, history, stamps and even museum museums. We ____________________ that showcase a single building, or we can visit the great museums of the world that contain hundreds of thousands ____________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

International Museum Day has been held __________ the 18th of May every year since 1977. It was started by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICOM says: “The event __________ the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the __________ and alert them to the challenges that museums face.” It wants the public to know museums  are “an institution in the service of __________ and of its development". ICOM encourages its __________ countries to celebrate the day in a way that is best for their __________ cultures. It asks countries to follow its simple motto: “Museums are an important means of cultural __________, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and peace __________ peoples.”

 

 

 

public
exchange
society
around
among
provides
specific
member

Museums are an important __________ of every society. They are a great source of education and __________. The UK Museums Association says a museum is: “A permanent institution in the service of society.” It says a museum “acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and __________ the…heritage of humanity”. It adds that museums are for “the __________ of education, study, and enjoyment”. There are museums on just about anything you can __________ of. There are museums for science, technology, toys, history, stamps and even __________ museums. We can visit local museums that showcase a single building, or we can visit the __________ museums of the world that contain hundreds of thousands of __________ treasures.

 

 

wonder
 
museum
purposes
great
part
priceless
exhibits
think


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

International Museum Day has been holding / held around the 18th of May every year since 1977. It was starting / started by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICOM says: “The event provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meeting / meet the public and alert them to the challenges that museums head / face.” It wants the public to know museums  are “an institution in the service of society / social and of its development". ICOM encourages its member countries to celebrate the day in a ways / way that is best for their specific cultures. It asks countries to follow its simple motto: “Museums are an important means / mean of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and piece / peace among peoples.”

Museums are an important parts / part of every society. They are a great source of education and wonder / wander. The UK Museums Association says a museum is: “A permanent institution in the service of society.” It says a museum “acquires, conserve / conserves, researches, communicates and exhibition / exhibits the…heritage of humanity”. It adds that museums are for “the purposes of education, study, and enjoy / enjoyment”. There are museums on just about anything you can think for / of. There are museums for science, technology, toys, history, stamps and even museum museums. We can visit locally / local museums that showcase a single building, or we can visit the great museums of the world that contain hundreds of thousands of priceless / price treasures.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

International Museum Day has been held around the 18th of May every year (1) ____ 1977. It was started by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICOM says: “The event (2) ____ the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them to the (3) ____ that museums face.” It wants the public to know museums  are “an institution in the service of (4) ____ and of its development". ICOM encourages its member countries to celebrate the day in a way that is best for their specific cultures. It asks countries to follow its simple motto: “Museums are an important (5) ____ of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and (6) ____ among peoples.”

Museums are an important part of every society. They are a great (7) ____ of education and (8) ____. The UK Museums Association says a museum is: “A permanent institution in the service of society.” It says a museum “acquires, (9) ____, researches, communicates and exhibits the…heritage of humanity”. It adds that museums are for “the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”. There are museums on just about anything you can (10) ____ of. There are museums for science, technology, toys, history, stamps and even museum museums. We can visit (11) ____ museums that showcase a single building, or we can visit the great museums of the world that contain hundreds of thousands of (12) ____ treasures.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

sincere

(b)

sincerely

(c)

since

(d)

sincerest

2.

(a)

provision

(b)

provides

(c)

provider

(d)

providing

3.

(a)

challenges

(b)

challenger

(c)

challenged

(d)

challenging

4.

(a)

social

(b)

societies

(c)

socially

(d)

society

5.

(a)

meaning

(b)

means

(c)

meant

(d)

meanie

6.

(a)

piece

(b)

peaceful

(c)

peace

(d)

pieced

7.

(a)

sauce

(b)

source

(c)

sourced

(d)

sauces

8.

(a)

wonderful

(b)

wondered

(c)

wonders

(d)

wonder

9.

(a)

conservation

(b)

conserved

(c)

conserves

(d)

conserve

10.

(a)

think

(b)

thought

(c)

thinking

(d)

thinks

11.

(a)

locally

(b)

locals

(c)

locale

(d)

local

12.

(a)

priceless

(b)

pricy

(c)

priced

(d)

prices


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

held naroud the 18th of May every year since 1977

2.

ahleclnseg that museums face

3.

in the service of oicytse

4.

best for their pefcsici cultures

5.

means of ctullura exchange

6.

peace gmnoa peoples

 

Paragraph 2

7.

a great source of education and nrodwe

8.

heritage of mhytunai

9.

rsseppou of education

10.

museums on just about ahytgnin you can think of

11.

hoswcesa a single building

12.

scripsele treasures


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

professionals to meet the public and alert them to the challenges that museums face.” It wants the public to know museums

(    )

wonder. The UK Museums Association says a museum is: “A permanent institution in the service of society.” It says

(    )

stamps and even museum museums. We can visit local museums that showcase a single building, or we can

(    )

and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and peace among peoples.”

(    )

humanity”. It adds that museums are for “the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”. There are museums

(    )

visit the great museums of the world that contain hundreds of thousands of priceless treasures.

1  )

International Museum Day has been held around the 18th of May every year since 1977. It was started

(    )

motto: “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures

(    )

by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICOM says: “The event provides the opportunity for museum

(    )

countries to celebrate the day in a way that is best for their specific cultures. It asks countries to follow its simple

(    )

a museum “acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the…heritage of

(    )

on just about anything you can think of. There are museums for science, technology, toys, history,

(    )

Museums are an important part of every society. They are a great source of education and

(    )

are “an institution in the service of society and of its development". ICOM encourages its member


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

face     that     the     museums     challenges

2.

service     society     institution     the     of     an     in

3.

their     that     specific     is     cultures     best     a     for     way

4.

Museums     exchange    cultural     of    means    important    an     are

5.

peace     peoples     and     among     co-operation

6.

important     an     are     Museums     society     every     of     part

7.

of     and     a     source     education     wonder     great

8.

service     the     in     institution     permanent     A     society     of

9.

about     There     museums     just     anything     are     on

10.

treasures     priceless     of     thousands     of     hundreds


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.

________________________________________________________

6.

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THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about International Museum 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 Museum Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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