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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated every year on the second Saturday in May. It is organized by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which operates in 80 countries around the globe. The WFTO boasts a membership of 350 different fair trade organizations and represents 110 million people. WFTO members are called FT100 because of their 100 per cent commitment to fair trade. The majority of WFTO members are from developing economies and poorer countries. The organization's mission is to promote a global trading system "based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity." The first World Fair Trade Day was in 2002. It had its roots in the European World Shops Day that started in 1996.

Many events take place around the world on World Fair Trade Day. These include fair trade breakfasts, lectures, concerts, fashion shows, carnivals and street protests. There are also many markets that showcase and sell fair trade products. Fair trade campaigners call for justice in trade and ask countries to promote sustainable environmental policies. The WFTO has called on countries to bring about free trade quickly. It said: “It’s taken 60 years to get to World Fair Trade Day 2009. It’s vital that it doesn’t take another 60 years to correct the imbalance in trade that leaves millions of people living in poverty with the threat of climate change and a financial crisis hanging over us all.”

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

the second

a.

to fair trade

2

operates in 80 countries

b.

European World Shops Day

3.

their 100 per cent commitment

c.

equity

4.

promote a global

d.

Saturday in May

5.

seeks greater

e.

around the globe

6.

It had its roots in the

f.

trading system

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Many events take

a.

policies

2

markets that showcase and sell

b.

over us all

3.

Fair trade campaigners call

c.

in trade

4.

promote sustainable environmental

d.

place around the world

5.

correct the imbalance

e.

fair trade products

6.

a financial crisis hanging

f.

for justice


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated every _______________ Saturday in May. It is organized by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), _______________ 80 countries around the globe. The WFTO boasts a membership of 350 different fair trade organizations and represents 110 million people. WFTO _________________ FT100 because of their 100 per cent commitment to fair trade. The majority of WFTO _________________ developing economies and poorer countries. The organization's mission is to promote a global trading system "based on dialogue, transparency and respect, _______________ equity." The first World Fair Trade Day was in 2002. It _______________ European World Shops Day that started in 1996.

Many _________________ around the world on World Fair Trade Day. These include fair trade breakfasts, lectures, concerts, fashion shows, carnivals and street protests. There _______________ markets that showcase and sell fair trade products. Fair trade campaigners call for justice ___________________ countries to promote sustainable environmental policies. The WFTO has called on countries to _________________ trade quickly. It said: “It’s taken 60 years to get to World Fair Trade Day 2009. It’s _________________ take another 60 years to correct the imbalance in trade that leaves millions of people living in poverty _________________ climate change and a financial crisis _________________.”


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated every year on the __________ Saturday in May. It is organized by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which __________ in 80 countries around the globe. The WFTO boasts a membership of 350 different fair trade organizations and __________ 110 million people. WFTO members are called FT100 because of their 100 per cent commitment to fair trade. The __________ of WFTO members are from developing economies and poorer countries. The organization's __________ is to promote a global trading system "__________ on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks __________ equity." The first World Fair Trade Day was in 2002. It had its __________ in the European World Shops Day that started in 1996.

 

 

 

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Many events take place __________ the world on World Fair Trade Day. These include fair trade breakfasts, lectures, concerts, fashion shows, carnivals and __________ protests. There are also many markets that showcase and sell fair trade __________. Fair trade campaigners call for justice in trade and ask countries to __________ sustainable environmental policies. The WFTO has called on countries to bring about free trade __________. It said: “It’s taken 60 years to get to World Fair Trade Day 2009. It’s __________ that it doesn’t take another 60 years to __________ the imbalance in trade that leaves millions of people living in poverty with the threat of climate change and a financial crisis __________ over us all.”

 

 

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CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated every year on / in the second Saturday in May. It is organized by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which operations / operates in 80 countries around the globe. The WFTO boasts / beasts a membership of 350 different fair trade organizations and represents 110 million people. WFTO members are called / calling FT100 because of their 100 per cent commitment to fair trade. The majority of WFTO members are / is from developing economies and poorer countries. The organization's mission / missions is to promote a global trading system "based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equals / equity." The first World Fair Trade Day was in 2002. It had its leaves / roots in the European World Shops Day that started in 1996.

Many events take place around the world on World Fair Trade Day. These include / includes fair trade breakfasts, lectures, concerts, fashion shows, carnivals and street protest / protests. There are also many markets that showcase and sell fare / fair trade products. Fair trade campaigners call / phone for justice in trade and ask countries to promote sustainable environmental policies. The WFTO has called on countries to bring / take about free trade quickly. It said: “It’s taken 60 years to get at / to World Fair Trade Day 2009. It’s vital that it doesn’t take another 60 years to correction / correct the imbalance in trade that leaves millions of people living in poverty with the threat of climate change and a financial crisis hanging over we / us all.”


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated every year on the (1) ____ Saturday in May. It is organized by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which operates in 80 countries around the (2) ____. The WFTO boasts a membership of 350 different (3) ____ trade organizations and represents 110 million people. WFTO members are called FT100 because (4) ____ their 100 per cent commitment to fair trade. The majority of WFTO members are from developing economies and poorer countries. The organization's (5) ____ is to promote a global trading system "based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity." The first World Fair Trade Day was in 2002. It had its (6) ____ in the European World Shops Day that started in 1996.

Many events take place around the world on World Fair Trade Day. These include fair trade breakfasts, lectures, concerts, fashion (7) ____, carnivals and street protests. There are also many markets that showcase and sell fair trade (8) ____. Fair trade campaigners call for justice in trade and ask countries to promote sustainable environmental policies. The WFTO has called (9) ____ countries to bring about free trade quickly. It said: “It’s taken 60 years to get to World Fair Trade Day 2009. It’s (10) ____ that it doesn’t take another 60 years to correct the imbalance in trade that leaves millions of people living in (11) ____ with the threat of climate change and a financial crisis hanging over (12) ____ all.”

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

twice

(b)

second

(c)

duo

(d)

pair

2.

(a)

global

(b)

globalization

(c)

globalize

(d)

globally

3.

(a)

fare

(b)

fairy

(c)

fairness

(d)

fair

4.

(a)

at

(b)

of

(c)

on

(d)

to

5.

(a)

missions

(b)

missionary

(c)

mission

(d)

misses

6.

(a)

roots

(b)

leaves

(c)

stems

(d)

bulbs

7.

(a)

shows

(b)

show offs

(c)

show off

(d)

showed

8.

(a)

production

(b)

productive

(c)

products

(d)

produced

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in

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an

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of

(d)

on

10.

(a)

vital signs

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vitality

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vitally

11.

(a)

poor

(b)

poorly

(c)

poverty

(d)

poor house

12.

(a)

us

(b)

they

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we

(d)

these


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

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Paragraph 2

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

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trading system "based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity." The first World Fair Trade Day was in

(    )

developing economies and poorer countries. The organization's mission is to promote a global

(    )

2002. It had its roots in the European World Shops Day that started in 1996.

(    )

concerts, fashion shows, carnivals and street protests. There are also many markets that showcase and sell fair

(    )

60 years to get to World Fair Trade Day 2009. It’s vital that it doesn’t take another 60 years to correct the

(    )

a membership of 350 different fair trade organizations and represents 110 million people. WFTO members are

(    )

imbalance in trade that leaves millions of people living in poverty with the threat

(    )

called FT100 because of their 100 per cent commitment to fair trade. The majority of WFTO members are from

(    )

of climate change and a financial crisis hanging over us all.”

(    )

trade products. Fair trade campaigners call for justice in trade and ask countries to promote sustainable

(    )

Many events take place around the world on World Fair Trade Day. These include fair trade breakfasts, lectures,

(    )

by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which operates in 80 countries around the globe. The WFTO boasts

(    )

environmental policies. The WFTO has called on countries to bring about free trade quickly. It said: “It’s taken

1  )

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated every year on the second Saturday in May. It is organized


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

operates 80 around globe in countries the

2.

fair to commitment cent per 100 their trade

3.

are members WFTO economies developing from

4.

system global promote trading a

5.

World It roots European Day its the Shops had in

6.

around world events place the Many take

7.

products trade fair sell and showcase

8.

policies environmental sustainable promote

9.

bring trade about quickly free

10.

financial hanging us a crisis over all


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 FAIR TRADE DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Fair Trade 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 Fair Trade 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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