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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

The 8th of May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is on this day because this is the date of birth of the founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant. He got the first ever Nobel Peace Prize. Red Cross Day was celebrated for the first time in 1948. After several name changes, it became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in 1984. The day celebrates the role of members and volunteers of both organizations in saving lives and protecting poor people around the world. This special day encourages people to continue the work of Henry Dunant and help people in need. People can volunteer their time, donate money, organize fundraising events or give blood. The American Red Cross asks people to take steps to prepare for future disasters.

The Red Cross traditionally operates in largely Christian countries, while the Red Crescent serves Muslim populations. There are moves to add a non-religious “Red Diamond” partner. They work very closely to achieve their common aims. Their bonds have become stronger as they try to tackle the world’s humanitarian crises. Together, they have the world’s largest capacity to provide relief in any war zone, disaster area or natural catastrophe. They are among the most famous charities around the world and their two symbols are the most recognized logos anywhere. The two organizations operate in over 170 countries and have nearly 100 million members. An amazing 250 million people a year receive their help.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

this is the date of

a.

in need

2

After several name

b.

events

3.

saving lives and protecting

c.

birth of the founder

4.

help people

d.

for future disasters

5.

organize fundraising

e.

changes

6.

take steps to prepare

f.

poor people

 

Paragraph 2

1.

operates in largely

a.

logos anywhere

2

They work very closely to achieve

b.

receive their help

3.

Their bonds have

c.

their common aims

4.

provide relief

d.

Christian countries

5.

the most recognized

e.

in any war zone

6.

250 million people a year

f.

become stronger


LISTENING GAP FILL

The 8th of May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is on this day _________________ date of birth of the founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant. He got the first ever Nobel Peace Prize. Red Cross Day was celebrated _________________ in 1948. After several name changes, it became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in 1984. _________________ the role of members and volunteers of both organizations in saving lives and protecting poor people around the world. This special day encourages people to _________________ Henry Dunant and ___________________. People can volunteer their time, donate money, organize fundraising events or give blood. The American Red Cross asks people _________________ prepare for future disasters.

The Red Cross traditionally _________________ Christian countries, while the Red Crescent serves Muslim populations. There are moves to add a non-religious “Red Diamond” partner. They ________________ to achieve their common aims. Their bonds have become stronger as _________________ the world’s humanitarian crises. Together, they have the world’s largest capacity _________________ in any war zone, disaster area or natural catastrophe. They are among the most famous charities around the world and _________________ are the most recognized logos anywhere. The two organizations operate in over 170 countries and have nearly 100 million members. An amazing 250 million people _________________ their help.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

The 8th of May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is on this day __________ this is the date of birth of the founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant. He got the first __________ Nobel Peace Prize. Red Cross Day was celebrated for the first time in 1948. After __________ name changes, it became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in 1984. The day celebrates the __________ of members and volunteers of __________ organizations in saving lives and protecting poor people around the world. This __________ day encourages people to continue the work of Henry Dunant and help people in __________. People can volunteer their time, donate money, organize fundraising events or give blood. The American Red Cross asks people to take __________ to prepare for future disasters.

 

 

 

both
several
steps
because
special
ever
need
role

The Red Cross traditionally __________ in largely Christian countries, while the Red Crescent serves Muslim populations. There are __________ to add a non-religious “Red Diamond” partner. They work very __________ to achieve their common aims. Their bonds have become stronger as they try to __________ the world’s humanitarian crises. Together, they have the world’s largest capacity to provide relief in any war __________, disaster area or natural catastrophe. They are __________ the most famous charities around the world and their two symbols are the most recognized __________ anywhere. The two organizations operate in over 170 countries and have nearly 100 million members. An __________ 250 million people a year receive their help.

 

 

closely
 
zone
amazing
operates
tackle
moves
logos
among


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

The 8th of May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is on this day because this is the date of born / birth of the founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant. He got the first ever Nobel Peace Prize. Red Cross Day was celebrated for / by the first time in 1948. After several name changes, it became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in 1984. The day celebrates the role / roll of members and volunteers of both organizations in saving lives and protecting poor / poverty people around the world. This special day encourages people to continuing / continue the work of Henry Dunant and help people in necessary / need. People can volunteer their time, donate money, organize fundraising events or give / take blood. The American Red Cross asks people to take steps to prepare for future disasters / disastrous.

The Red Cross traditionally operates / operations in largely Christian countries, while the Red Crescent serves / service Muslim populations. There are moves to add a non-religious “Red Diamond” partner. They work very closely to achieve / achievement their common aims. Their bonds have become stronger as they try to tackle the world’s humanitarian crises / cries. Together, they have the world’s largest capacity to provide relieve / relief in any war zone, disaster area or natural / naturally catastrophe. They are among the most famous charities around the world and their two symbols are the most recognized / recognize logos anywhere. The two organizations operate in over 170 countries and have nearly 100 million members. An amazing / amazement 250 million people a year receive their help.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

The 8th of May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is on this day because this is the date of (1) ____ of the founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant. He got the first (2) ____ Nobel Peace Prize. Red Cross Day was celebrated for the first time in 1948. After several name (3) ____, it became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in 1984. The day celebrates the role of members and volunteers of both organizations in (4) ____ lives and protecting poor people around the world. This special day encourages people to continue the work of Henry Dunant and help people in (5) ____. People can volunteer their time, donate money, organize fundraising events or give blood. The American Red Cross asks people to take (6) ____ to prepare for future disasters.

The Red Cross traditionally operates in largely Christian countries, while the Red Crescent (7) ____ Muslim populations. There are moves to add a non-religious “Red Diamond” partner. They work very (8) ____ to achieve their common aims. Their bonds have become stronger as they try to (9) ____ the world’s humanitarian crises. Together, they have the world’s largest capacity to provide (10) ____ in any war zone, disaster area or natural catastrophe. They are among the most famous charities around the world and their two symbols are the most recognized (11) ____ anywhere. The two organizations operate in over 170 countries and have nearly 100 million members. An (12) ____ 250 million people a year receive their help.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

birth

(b)

born

(c)

birthday

(d)

bath

2.

(a)

never

(b)

even

(c)

every

(d)

ever

3.

(a)

changed

(b)

changes

(c)

changing

(d)

change

4.

(a)

save

(b)

safety

(c)

saving

(d)

safe

5.

(a)

needy

(b)

necessary

(c)

needs

(d)

need

6.

(a)

stairs

(b)

ladders

(c)

steps

(d)

rungs

7.

(a)

serves

(b)

service

(c)

swerves

(d)

services

8.

(a)

closeness

(b)

closely

(c)

closest

(d)

closed

9.

(a)

tackling

(b)

tackles

(c)

tackle

(d)

tackled

10.

(a)

relieve

(b)

relieves

(c)

reliever

(d)

relief

11.

(a)

Lego

(b)

logos

(c)

logout

(d)

logs

12.

(a)

amazing

(b)

amazement

(c)

amazes

(d)

amaze


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

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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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.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

100 million members. An amazing 250 million people a year receive their help.

(    )

the first time in 1948. After several name changes, it became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in

(    )

symbols are the most recognized logos anywhere. The two organizations operate in over 170 countries and have nearly

(    )

crises. Together, they have the world’s largest capacity to provide relief in any war zone, disaster

(    )

populations. There are moves to add a non-religious “Red Diamond” partner. They work very closely to

(    )

people around the world. This special day encourages people to continue the work of Henry Dunant and help people in

(    )

1984. The day celebrates the role of members and volunteers of both organizations in saving lives and protecting poor

1  )

The 8th of May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is on this day because this is the date of birth of the

(    )

need. People can volunteer their time, donate money, organize fundraising events or give blood. The American Red Cross

(    )

asks people to take steps to prepare for future disasters.

(    )

area or natural catastrophe. They are among the most famous charities around the world and their two

(    )

The Red Cross traditionally operates in largely Christian countries, while the Red Crescent serves Muslim

(    )

founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant. He got the first ever Nobel Peace Prize. Red Cross Day was celebrated for

(    )

achieve their common aims. Their bonds have become stronger as they try to tackle the world’s humanitarian


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

the     the     date     founder     of     this     birth     is     of

2.

of     The     celebrates     role     members     day     the

3.

poor     protecting     world     the     around     people

4.

time     volunteer     People     their     can

5.

disasters     steps     prepare     future     take     to     for

6.

Red     the     populations     Muslim     serves     Crescent

7.

the     tackle     to     try     they     crises     humanitarian     world’s

8.

capacity     provide     the     largest     to     relief     world’s

9.

anywhere     recognized     the     logos     most

10.

a     people     million     250     help     their     receive     year


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.

________________________________________________________

2.

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3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE WORLD RED CROSS / RED CRESCENT DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Red Cross / Red Crescent 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

_____________

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 Red Cross / Red Crescent 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 Red Cross / Red Crescent Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Red Cross / Red Crescent 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 Red Cross / Red Crescent 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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