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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Nurses do one of the most important jobs in the world. There is a special day for us to celebrate them. International Nurses Day (IND) is on May 12 every year. Of course, this is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. On IND, nurses take part in different events to highlight the importance of their work. They give ordinary people a chance to learn about the work they do. Many hospitals and clinics organize fund-raising events to highlight the work of nurses. IND was started in the USA in 1965. The International Council For Nurses decided it was important to have a special day to raise awareness of the important work of nurses. It is also a day for nurses to pat themselves on the back and be proud of doing such a valuable job.

Florence Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing. She was British, but was born in Italy in 1820. She was named after her birth place, the city of Florence. She went to good schools and her parents thought she would marry a rich gentleman, which is what all good ladies did then. However, she felt the need to help people and became a nurse. Her parents were shocked. She started her nursing career when she was 33. A year later, she went to Turkey to help British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. She worked very long hours into the early hours of the morning and got the nickname “lady of the lamp”. She greatly improved conditions in the hospital and changed hospital care and nursing forever.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

one of the most important

a.

nurses

2

highlight the importance

b.

valuable job

3.

give ordinary people

c.

jobs in the world

4.

the important work of

d.

on the back

5.

pat themselves

e.

of their work

6.

be proud of doing such a

f.

a chance to learn

 

Paragraph 2

1.

the founder of

a.

help British soldiers

2

She was named

b.

and nursing forever

3.

she felt the need

c.

of the morning

4.

she went to Turkey to

d.

modern nursing

5.

into the early hours

e.

to help people

6.

changed hospital care

f.

after her birth place


LISTENING GAP FILL

Nurses ____________________ important jobs in the world. There is a special day for us to celebrate them. International Nurses Day (IND) is on May 12 every year. Of course, this is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. On IND, nurses take part ____________________ highlight the importance of their work. They give ordinary people a ____________________ the work they do. Many hospitals and clinics organize fund-raising events to ____________________ of nurses. IND was started in the USA in 1965. The International Council For Nurses decided it was important ____________________ day to raise awareness of the important work of nurses. It is also a day for nurses to pat themselves on the back ____________________ such a valuable job.

Florence Nightingale is known ____________________ modern nursing. She was British, but was born in Italy in 1820. She was named ____________________, the city of Florence. She went to good schools and her parents thought she would marry a rich gentleman, ____________________ good ladies did then. However, she felt the need to help people and became a nurse. Her parents were shocked. She started her nursing ____________________ 33. A year later, she went to Turkey to help British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. She worked ____________________ the early hours of the morning and got the nickname “lady of the lamp”. She greatly improved conditions in the hospital and changed hospital care ____________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Nurses do one of the most important jobs in the world. There is a __________ day for us to celebrate them. International Nurses Day (IND) is on May 12 every year. Of course, this is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's __________. On IND, nurses take part in different events to highlight the importance of their __________. They give ordinary people a __________ to learn about the work they do. Many hospitals and __________ organize fund-raising events to highlight the work of nurses. IND was started in the USA in 1965. The International Council For Nurses decided it was __________ to have a special day to __________ awareness of the important work of nurses. It is also a day for nurses to pat themselves on the back and be proud of doing such a __________ job.

 

 

 

work
clinics
birth
raise
chance
special
valuable
important

Florence Nightingale is known as the __________ of modern nursing. She was British, but was born in Italy in 1820. She was named __________ her birth place, the city of Florence. She went to good schools and her parents thought she would __________ a rich gentleman, which is what all good ladies did then. However, she felt the need to help people and became a nurse. Her parents were __________. She started her nursing __________ when she was 33. A year later, she went to Turkey to help British soldiers __________ in the Crimean War. She worked very long hours into the early hours of the morning and got the __________ “lady of the lamp”. She greatly improved conditions in the hospital and changed hospital care and nursing __________.

 

 

after
 
shocked
wounded
forever
marry
nickname
founder
career


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Nurses do one of the most important jobs in the world. There is a special / specially day for us to celebrate them. International Nurses Day (IND) is on May 12 every year. Of course, this is the anniversaries / anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. On IND, nurses take part in different events to highlight the important / importance of their work. They give ordinary people a chance / opportunity to learn about the work they do. Many hospitals and clinics organize fund-raising events to highlight the works / work of nurses. IND was started in the USA in 1965. The International Council For Nurses decided it was important to have a special day to raise / rise awareness of the important work of nurses. It is also a day for nurses to pat / pit themselves on the back and be pride / proud of doing such a valuable job.

Florence Nightingale is knew / known as the founder of modern nursing. She was British, but was born in Italy in 1820. She was named after / over her birth place, the city of Florence. She went to good schools and her parents think / thought she would marry a rich gentleman, which is what all good ladies did then. However, she felt the necessary / need to help people and became a nurse. Her parents were shocked. She started her nursing career as / when she was 33. A year later, she went to Turkey to help British soldiers wounded / wound up in the Crimean War. She worked very long hours into the early / fast hours of the morning and got the nickname “lady of the lamp”. She greatly improved / improvement conditions in the hospital and changed hospital care and nursing forever.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Nurses do one of the most (1) ____ jobs in the world. There is a special day for us to celebrate them. International Nurses Day (IND) is on May 12 (2) ____ year. Of course, this is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. On IND, nurses take part in (3) ____ events to highlight the importance of their work. They give ordinary people a chance to (4) ____ about the work they do. Many hospitals and clinics organize fund-raising events to highlight the work of nurses. IND was (5) ____ in the USA in 1965. The International Council For Nurses decided it was important to have a special day to raise awareness of the important work of nurses. It is also a day for nurses to (6) ____ themselves on the back and be proud of doing such a valuable job.

Florence Nightingale is known as the (7) ____ of modern nursing. She was British, but was born in Italy in 1820. She was (8) ____ after her birth place, the city of Florence. She went to good schools and her parents thought she would marry a rich gentleman, which is what all good ladies (9) ____ then. However, she felt the need to help people and became a nurse. Her parents were shocked. She started her nursing career when she was 33. A year later, she went to Turkey to help British soldiers (10) ____ in the Crimean War. She worked very long hours into the early hours of the morning and got the (11) ____ “lady of the lamp”. She (12) ____ improved conditions in the hospital and changed hospital care and nursing forever.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

importance

(b)

import

(c)

important

(d)

imports

2.

(a)

every

(b)

all

(c)

each

(d)

whole

3.

(a)

differed

(b)

different

(c)

differs

(d)

difference

4.

(a)

learning

(b)

learnt

(c)

learns

(d)

learn

5.

(a)

starts

(b)

starting

(c)

started

(d)

start

6.

(a)

pet

(b)

pat

(c)

pit

(d)

pot

7.

(a)

founder

(b)

finding

(c)

find

(d)

finds

8.

(a)

naming

(b)

named

(c)

names

(d)

a big name

9.

(a)

made

(b)

took

(c)

did

(d)

went

10.

(a)

wounded

(b)

wound up

(c)

wounds

(d)

wounding

11.

(a)

namesake

(b)

namely

(c)

nameless

(d)

nickname

12.

(a)

great

(b)

grateful

(c)

greatness

(d)

greatly


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

one of the most tipantrmo jobs

2.

the vreasnanryi of Florence Nightingale's birth

3.

ghhltighi the importance of their work

4.

organize fund-raising nsvtee

5.

pat evesmhetsl on the back

6.

doing such a aueblval job

 

Paragraph 2

7.

the donfuer of modern nursing

8.

She was dname after her birth place

9.

her parents tthugoh she would marry a rich gentleman

10.

Her parents were chokdse

11.

help British soldiers woednud in the Crimean War

12.

She greatly evodmpir conditions


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

them. International Nurses Day (IND) is on May 12 every year. Of course, this is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's

(    )

important to have a special day to raise awareness of the important work of nurses. It is also a

(    )

to Turkey to help British soldiers wounded

(    )

became a nurse. Her parents were shocked. She started her nursing career when she was 33. A year later, she went

1  )

Nurses do one of the most important jobs in the world. There is a special day for us to celebrate

(    )

the work of nurses. IND was started in the USA in 1965. The International Council For Nurses decided it was

(    )

in the Crimean War. She worked very long hours into the early hours of the morning and got the nickname “lady of

(    )

people a chance to learn about the work they do. Many hospitals and clinics organize fund-raising events to highlight

(    )

Florence Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing. She was British, but was born in Italy in 1820. She was

(    )

named after her birth place, the city of Florence. She went to good schools and her parents thought she would

(    )

the lamp”. She greatly improved conditions in the hospital and changed hospital care and nursing forever.

(    )

marry a rich gentleman, which is what all good ladies did then. However, she felt the need to help people and

(    )

birth. On IND, nurses take part in different events to highlight the importance of their work. They give ordinary

(    )

day for nurses to pat themselves on the back and be proud of doing such a valuable job.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

the     most     world     important     one     jobs     of     in     the

2.

the     birth     Nightingale's     Florence     of     anniversary

3.

a     the     chance     work     to     they     learn     do     about

4.

the     nurses     fund-raising     highlight     of     to     work     events

5.

job     valuable     a     such     doing     of     proud     be

6.

of     the     modern     founder     nursing

7.

place     was     after     birth     She     named     her

8.

the     to     people     felt     need     help     she

9.

the     hours     the     into     early     of     morning

10.

hospital     greatly     conditions     the     She     improved     in


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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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 INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about International Nurses 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.

 

 

 

 

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Q.4.

 

 

 

 

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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 Nurses 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 Nurses Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about International Nurses 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 Nurses 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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