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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world on May 31 every year. It was started by the World Health Organization in 1987. It aims to highlight the dangers of smoking around the world. Another aim is to encourage people to stop smoking and thus reduce the negative health effects of smoking. Around 5.4 million people a year die from smoking-related health problems. On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO presents special awards to organizations or people who have made great efforts to get people, especially children, to stop smoking. In 2008 the WHO called for a total ban on tobacco advertising. It said advertising was one of the biggest factors that made people take up smoking.

Tobacco is a dangerous drug. It’s amazing how governments allow people to use tobacco. One reason is governments get a lot of money from taxes on cigarettes. Another reason is tobacco companies have a lot of influence on politicians. Tobacco-related health problems put a huge amount of pressure on a country’s healthcare system. Millions of working hours are lost every day because people take smoking breaks. The saddest thing is that children lose parents because of the damage tobacco did to their bodies. Tobacco contains nicotine and other poisonous chemicals. These cause many diseases, like heart problems and cancer. Smoking causes bad breath, disease, loss of energy, and it’s expensive. It’s time for the world to quit smoking.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

observed around the world on

a.

smoking around the world

2

highlight the dangers of

b.

on tobacco advertising

3.

reduce the negative health

c.

May 31 every year

4.

the WHO presents

d.

up smoking

5.

the WHO called for a total ban

e.

special awards

6.

factors that made people take

f.

effects of smoking

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Tobacco is a

a.

of influence on politicians

2

governments get a lot of money

b.

other poisonous chemicals

3.

tobacco companies have a lot

c.

from taxes on cigarettes

4.

Millions of working hours are

d.

quit smoking

5.

Tobacco contains nicotine and

e.

dangerous drug

6.

It’s time for the world to

f.

lost every day


LISTENING GAP FILL

World No Tobacco Day is observed ___________________ May 31 every year. It was started by the World Health Organization in 1987. It aims to ___________________ smoking around the world. Another aim is to encourage people to stop smoking and thus reduce the negative ___________________ smoking. Around 5.4 million people a year die from smoking-related health problems. On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO _____________________ to organizations or people who have made great efforts to get people, especially children, to stop smoking. In 2008 the WHO called ___________________ tobacco advertising. It said advertising was one of the biggest factors that ____________________ smoking.

Tobacco is a dangerous drug. It’s amazing how governments ___________________ tobacco. One reason is governments get a lot of money from taxes on cigarettes. Another reason is tobacco companies have ___________________ on politicians. Tobacco-related health problems put a huge ___________________ on a country’s healthcare system. Millions of working hours are lost every day because people take smoking breaks. The saddest thing is that ___________________ because of the damage tobacco did to their bodies. Tobacco contains nicotine and _____________________. These cause many diseases, like heart problems and cancer. Smoking causes bad breath, disease, loss of energy, and it’s expensive. It’s time ___________________ smoking.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World No Tobacco Day is observed __________ the world on May 31 every year. It was started by the World Health Organization in 1987. It __________ to highlight the dangers of smoking around the world. Another aim is to encourage people to stop smoking and thus __________ the negative health effects of smoking. Around 5.4 million people a year die from smoking-related health __________. On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO presents special __________ to organizations or people who have made great __________ to get people, especially children, to stop smoking. In 2008 the WHO called for a total __________ on tobacco advertising. It said advertising was one of the biggest factors that made people __________ up smoking.

 

 

 

reduce
awards
around
ban
problems
take
aims
efforts

Tobacco is a dangerous drug. It’s __________ how governments allow people to use tobacco. One reason is governments get a __________ of money from taxes on cigarettes. Another reason is tobacco companies have a lot of __________ on politicians. Tobacco-related health problems put a huge amount of __________ on a country’s healthcare system. Millions of working hours are lost every day because people take smoking __________. The saddest thing is that children __________ parents because of the damage tobacco did to their bodies. Tobacco contains nicotine and other __________ chemicals. These cause many diseases, like heart problems and cancer. Smoking causes bad breath, disease, loss of energy, and it’s expensive. It’s time for the world to __________ smoking.

 

 

breaks
 
lot
lose
influence
quit
poisonous
amazing
pressure


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World No Tobacco Day is observed / observation around the world on May 31 every year. It was started by the World Health Organization in 1987. It aims to / at highlight the dangers of smoking around the world. Another aim is to encourage people to stop / stopping smoking and thus reduce the negative health / healthy effects of smoking. Around 5.4 million people a year die from smoking-related health problems. On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO gifts / presents special awards to organizations or people who have made greatness / great efforts to get people, especially children, to stop smoking. In 2008 the WHO called for a total bin / ban on tobacco advertising. It said advertising was one of the biggest factors that made people take / make up smoking.

Tobacco is a dangerous / dangerously drug. It’s amazing how governments allow people to use tobacco. One reason is / are governments get a lot of money from taxis / taxes on cigarettes. Another reason is tobacco companies have a lot of influence on politicians. Tobacco-related health problems put a / the huge amount of pressure on a country’s healthcare system. Millions of working hours are lost every day because people take smoking break / breaks. The saddest thing is that children lose parents because of the damage tobacco did to / on their bodies. Tobacco contains nicotine and other poisonous chemicals. These cause / because many diseases, like heart problems and cancer. Smoking causes bad breath, disease, loss of energy, and it’s expensive. It’s time for the world to quite / quit smoking.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World No Tobacco Day is observed (1) ____ the world on May 31 every year. It was started by the World Health Organization in 1987. It aims to highlight the (2) ____ of smoking around the world. Another aim is to encourage people to stop smoking and thus (3) ____ the negative health effects of smoking. Around 5.4 million people a year (4) ____ from smoking-related health problems. On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO (5) ____ special awards to organizations or people who have made great efforts to get people, especially children, to stop smoking. In 2008 the WHO called for a total ban on tobacco advertising. It said advertising was one of the biggest (6) ____ that made people take up smoking.

Tobacco is a dangerous drug. It’s (7) ____ how governments allow people to use tobacco. One reason is governments get a lot of money from taxes (8) ____ cigarettes. Another reason is tobacco companies have a lot of influence on politicians. Tobacco-related health problems put a huge (9) ____ of pressure on a country’s healthcare system. Millions of working hours are lost every day because people take smoking breaks. The saddest thing is that children (10) ____ parents because of the damage tobacco did to their bodies. Tobacco contains nicotine and other poisonous chemicals. These (11) ____ many diseases, like heart problems and cancer. Smoking causes bad breath, disease, loss of energy, and it’s expensive. It’s time for the world to (12) ____ smoking.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

abound

(b)

around

(c)

roundish

(d)

roundly

2.

(a)

danger

(b)

dangerous

(c)

dangers

(d)

endangered

3.

(a)

reduction

(b)

reduce

(c)

reduces

(d)

reduced

4.

(a)

dead

(b)

death

(c)

dying

(d)

die

5.

(a)

presents

(b)

gifts

(c)

bonuses

(d)

tips

6.

(a)

factories

(b)

factor

(c)

facts

(d)

factors

7.

(a)

amazed

(b)

amazing

(c)

amazement

(d)

amazes

8.

(a)

on

(b)

in

(c)

at

(d)

by

9.

(a)

amount

(b)

amounts

(c)

mounts

(d)

a mount

10.

(a)

losing

(b)

losses

(c)

lose

(d)

loose

11.

(a)

because

(b)

causes

(c)

causation

(d)

cause

12.

(a)

quite

(b)

quiet

(c)

quit

(d)

quits


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

highlight the gnadser

2.

coeeaurgn people to stop

3.

health efscfet of smoking

4.

people who have made great tfefrso

5.

a lttao ban on tobacco advertising

6.

one of the biggest catfors

 

Paragraph 2

7.

governments lowla people to use tobacco

8.

Another oesanr

9.

people take smoking sebkar

10.

the adagem tobacco did to their bodies

11.

sosionpou chemicals

12.

bad tearhb


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

poisonous chemicals. These cause many diseases, like heart problems and cancer. Smoking causes bad

(    )

in 1987. It aims to highlight the dangers of smoking around the world. Another aim is to encourage people to stop

(    )

system. Millions of working hours are lost every day because people take smoking breaks. The saddest

(    )

smoking and thus reduce the negative health effects of smoking. Around 5.4 million people a year die from smoking-

(    )

related health problems. On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO presents special awards to organizations or people

1  )

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world on May 31 every year. It was started by the World Health Organization

(    )

biggest factors that made people take up smoking.

(    )

a lot of money from taxes on cigarettes. Another reason is tobacco companies have a lot of influence

(    )

who have made great efforts to get people, especially children, to stop

(    )

on politicians. Tobacco-related health problems put a huge amount of pressure on a country’s healthcare

(    )

breath, disease, loss of energy, and it’s expensive. It’s time for the world to quit smoking.

(    )

thing is that children lose parents because of the damage tobacco did to their bodies. Tobacco contains nicotine and other

(    )

smoking. In 2008 the WHO called for a total ban on tobacco advertising. It said advertising was one of the

(    )

Tobacco is a dangerous drug. It’s amazing how governments allow people to use tobacco. One reason is governments get


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

31     around     world     May     observed     the     on

2.

smoking     of     dangers     the     highlight     to     aims     It

3.

health     reduce     effects     the     of     negative     smoking

4.

people     efforts     great     made     have     who

5.

up     factors     made     take     smoking     that     people

6.

money     of     lot     a     get     governments     taxes     from

7.

lot     influence     companies     a     of     tobacco     have

8.

healthcare     country’s     a     on     pressure     system

9.

thing     saddest     The     parents     lose     children     that     is

10.

causes     Smoking     breath     bad


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 WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World No Tobacco 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 No Tobacco 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 No Tobacco Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World No Tobacco 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 No Tobacco 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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