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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Asthma Day takes place every year to raise awareness of asthma throughout the world. It is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Many other healthcare groups pool resources to help GINA spread the word. All of these groups prepare leaflets and websites to highlight how millions of people suffer from asthma. Their aim is to provide all asthma sufferers with the treatment they need to control their condition. They particularly want to reduce the number of worldwide deaths caused by asthma. The different groups hold activities throughout the world to raise money for asthma research. World Asthma Day started in 1998. There is a different focus each year.

Asthma is a very common disease throughout the world. It affects people’s breathing by irritating the airways. These are the small tubes that carry air to and from the lungs. A number of things can happen that cause the airways to get smaller and become inflamed. This makes breathing very uncomfortable and can cause death. People can have an “asthma attack” after breathing in things like cigarette smoke, perfume, dust or even moist air. Other triggers that can set off an attack are exercise and emotional stress. The symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma is increasing in cities. Health officials report that up to 25 per cent of children in urban areas suffer from the condition.

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 awareness of asthma

a.

resources

2

healthcare groups pool

b.

treatment they need

3.

provide all asthma sufferers with the

c.

each year

4.

reduce the number of worldwide deaths

d.

asthma research

5.

raise money for

e.

caused by asthma

6.

There is a different focus

f.

throughout the world

 

Paragraph 2

1.

a very common disease

a.

of breath

2

It affects people’s breathing by

b.

from the condition

3.

small tubes that carry air to

c.

off an attack

4.

Other triggers that can set

d.

throughout the world

5.

symptoms include shortness

e.

and from the lungs

6.

children in urban areas suffer

f.

irritating the airways


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Asthma Day takes place ____________________ awareness of asthma throughout the world. It is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Many other healthcare ____________________ to help GINA spread the word. All of these groups prepare leaflets and websites to ____________________ of people suffer from asthma. Their aim is to provide all asthma sufferers with the treatment they need to control their condition. They ____________________ reduce the number of worldwide deaths caused by asthma. The different groups _____________________ the world to raise money for asthma research. World Asthma Day started in 1998. There ____________________ each year.

Asthma is a very common disease ____________________. It affects people’s breathing by irritating the airways. These are the small tubes ____________________ from the lungs. A number of things can happen that cause the airways to get smaller and become inflamed. This makes breathing very uncomfortable ____________________. People can have an “asthma attack” after breathing in things like cigarette smoke, perfume, ____________________ air. Other triggers that can set off an attack are exercise and emotional stress. The symptoms include ____________________, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma is increasing in cities. Health officials report that up to 25 per cent of children ____________________ from the condition.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Asthma Day takes place every year to __________ awareness of asthma throughout the world. It is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Many other healthcare groups __________ resources to help GINA __________ the word. All of these groups prepare __________ and websites to highlight how millions of people suffer from asthma. Their aim is to provide all asthma sufferers with the treatment they need to __________ their condition. They particularly want to reduce the __________ of worldwide deaths __________ by asthma. The different groups hold activities throughout the world to raise money for asthma research. World Asthma Day started in 1998. There is a different __________ each year.

 

 

 

spread
caused
control
focus
raise
pool
leaflets
number

Asthma is a very __________ disease throughout the world. It affects people’s breathing by irritating the airways. These are the small tubes that __________ air to and from the lungs. A number of things can happen that cause the airways to get smaller and become inflamed. This makes __________ very uncomfortable and can cause death. People can have an “asthma attack” after breathing in __________ like cigarette smoke, perfume, dust or even moist air. Other triggers that can __________ off an attack are exercise and emotional stress. The symptoms include shortness of breath, chest __________ and coughing. Asthma is __________ in cities. Health officials report that up to 25 per cent of children in __________ areas suffer from the condition.

 

 

set
 
things
increasing
urban
common
carry
tightness
breathing


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Asthma Day takes place every year to rise / raise awareness of asthma throughout the world. It is organization / organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Many other healthcare groups pool / puddle resources to help GINA spread the word / world. All of these groups prepare leaflets and websites to highlight how millions of people suffer from asthma. Their aim is to provision / provide all asthma sufferers with the treatment they need to control their condition. They particularly want to reduce the numeral / number of worldwide deaths caused at / by asthma. The different groups hold activities throughout the world to raise money for asthma research. World Asthma Day started in 1998. There is a different / difference focus each year.

Asthma is a very common disease thought / throughout the world. It affects people’s breathing by irritating the airways. These are the small tubs / tubes that carry air to and from the lungs. A number of things can happen that because / cause the airways to get smaller and become inflamed. This makes breathing very uncomfortable and can cause / causes death. People can have an “asthma attack” after breathing in things liked / like cigarette smoke, perfume, dust or even moist air. Other triggers / trigger that can set off an attack are exercise and emotional stress. The symptoms include shortness of breathe / breath, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma is increasing in cities. Health officials report that along / up to 25 per cent of children in urban areas suffer from the condition.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Asthma Day (1) ____ place every year to raise awareness of asthma throughout the world. It is organized (2) ____ the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Many other healthcare groups pool resources to help GINA spread the word. All of (3) ____ groups prepare leaflets and websites to highlight how millions of people (4) ____ from asthma. Their aim is to provide all asthma sufferers with the treatment they need to control their condition. They particularly want to (5) ____ the number of worldwide deaths caused by asthma. The different groups hold activities throughout the world to raise money for asthma research. World Asthma Day started in 1998. There is a (6) ____ focus each year.

Asthma is a very common disease (7) ____ the world. It affects people’s breathing by irritating the airways. These are the small (8) ____ that carry air to and from the lungs. A number of things can happen that cause the airways to (9) ____ smaller and become inflamed. This makes breathing very uncomfortable and can cause death. People can have an “asthma attack” after breathing in (10) ____ like cigarette smoke, perfume, dust or even moist air. Other triggers that can set off an attack are exercise and emotional (11) ____. The symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma is increasing in cities. Health officials report that (12) ____ to 25 per cent of children in urban areas suffer from the condition.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

makes

(b)

does

(c)

takes

(d)

has

2.

(a)

of

(b)

to

(c)

up

(d)

by

3.

(a)

this

(b)

these

(c)

they

(d)

them

4.

(a)

suffer

(b)

suffers

(c)

suffering

(d)

sufferer

5.

(a)

reduction

(b)

reducing

(c)

reduce

(d)

reduces

6.

(a)

difference

(b)

differ

(c)

differed

(d)

different

7.

(a)

throughout

(b)

thought

(c)

through

(d)

thorough

8.

(a)

tubs

(b)

tubby

(c)

tubes

(d)

tubas

9.

(a)

make

(b)

get

(c)

build

(d)

come

10.

(a)

thing

(b)

thingamajig

(c)

thingy

(d)

things

11.

(a)

stressed

(b)

stress

(c)

stressed out

(d)

stress free

12.

(a)

up

(b)

on

(c)

along

(d)

in


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

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3.

millions of people feusrf from asthma

4.

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5.

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6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

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8.

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9.

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10.

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11.

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12.

children in anrbu areas suffer


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

money for asthma research. World Asthma Day started in 1998. There is a different focus each year.

(    )

Asthma is a very common disease throughout the world. It affects people’s

(    )

attack” after breathing in things like cigarette smoke, perfume, dust or even moist

1  )

World Asthma Day takes place every year to raise awareness of asthma throughout the world. It is organized

(    )

that up to 25 per cent of children in urban areas suffer from the condition.

(    )

include shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma is increasing in cities. Health officials report

(    )

lungs. A number of things can happen that cause the airways to get smaller and become inflamed. This makes

(    )

the word. All of these groups prepare leaflets and websites to highlight how millions of people suffer from asthma. Their aim

(    )

air. Other triggers that can set off an attack are exercise and emotional stress. The symptoms

(    )

is to provide all asthma sufferers with the treatment they need to control their condition. They particularly want to reduce

(    )

breathing by irritating the airways. These are the small tubes that carry air to and from the

(    )

the number of worldwide deaths caused by asthma. The different groups hold activities throughout the world to raise

(    )

breathing very uncomfortable and can cause death. People can have an “asthma

(    )

by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Many other healthcare groups pool resources to help GINA spread


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

asthma     the     raise     of     throughout     world     awareness

2.

to     resources     pool     word     the     spread     GINA     help

3.

people     of     millions     asthma     from     suffer

4.

deaths     reduce     the     number     of     worldwide

5.

research     for     raise     asthma     money

6.

common     very     a     is     Asthma     disease

7.

carry     the     air     lungs     to     tubes     and     that     from

8.

very     makes     uncomfortable     breathing     This

9.

an     off     set     can     that     triggers     Other     attack

10.

children     condition     the     from     suffer     areas     urban     in


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 ASTHMA DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Asthma 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.

 

 

 

 

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

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