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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June every year. Of course, the holiday celebrates something most of us love – the donut. Most countries around the world have donuts. They usually come in two forms. Some are ring-shaped and covered with sugar, chocolate or other sugary things. Others are shaped like slightly flat tennis balls and filled with jam, apple sauce or similarly sweet fillings. In most cities around the world, it is very easy to find a donut shop where you can sit down with friends and eat your favourite kinds of donut. It is almost a part of modern youth culture. Dunkin Donuts is probably the most famous, but new chains like Krispy Kreme are making a big impact in the donut world.

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a charity event. The aim was to raise money for the needy during America’s Great Depression. A secondary reason was to honor American women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers fighting in France. Conditions were difficult to cook sweets for the soldiers so the women came up with the idea of making doughnuts. The soldiers loved them. They even made doughnuts cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of soldiers. No one knows why they are called donuts. They are definitely not nuts. Perhaps this Donut Day you can discuss the history of donuts and why there are two spellings, while sampling some new flavours and tastes. Or perhaps, just stick to your favourites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

the first Friday

a.

in the donut world

2

They usually come

b.

youth culture

3.

Others are shaped like

c.

of June

4.

apple sauce or similarly

d.

in two forms

5.

a part of modern

e.

slightly flat tennis balls

6.

making a big impact

f.

sweet fillings

 

Paragraph 2

1.

raise money

a.

knows why

2

A secondary reason was to

b.

not nuts

3.

the women came

c.

for the needy

4.

No one

d.

honor American women

5.

They are definitely

e.

new flavours

6.

sampling some

f.

up with the idea

LISTENING GAP FILL

National Doughnut Day __________________ Friday of June every year. Of course, the holiday celebrates something most of us love – the donut. Most countries around __________________. They usually come in two forms. Some are ring-shaped and covered with sugar, chocolate __________________. Others are shaped like slightly flat tennis balls and filled with jam, apple sauce or __________________. In most cities around the world, it is very easy to find a donut shop where you can sit down with friends and eat your favourite kinds of donut. It is almost __________________ youth culture. Dunkin Donuts is probably the most famous, but new chains like Krispy Kreme are __________________ in the donut world.

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 __________________. The aim was to raise money for the needy during America’s Great Depression. A secondary __________________ American women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers fighting in France. Conditions were difficult to cook sweets for the soldiers so the women __________________ making doughnuts. The soldiers loved them. They even made doughnuts cooked __________________ metal helmets of soldiers. No one knows why they are called donuts. They are __________________. Perhaps this Donut Day you can discuss the history of donuts and why there are two spellings, while sampling ____________________ tastes. Or perhaps, just stick to your favourites.

WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

National Doughnut Day is on the __________ Friday of June every year. Of course, the holiday celebrates something most of us love – the donut. Most countries around the world have donuts. They __________ come in two forms. Some are ring-shaped and __________ with sugar, chocolate or other sugary things. Others are shaped like __________ flat tennis balls and filled with jam, apple sauce or similarly sweet __________. In most cities around the world, it is very easy to find a donut shop where you can sit down with friends and eat your favourite __________ of donut. It is almost a part of modern __________ culture. Dunkin Donuts is probably the most famous, but new chains like Krispy Kreme are making a big __________ in the donut world.

 

 

 

kinds
usually
covered
impact
first
slightly
youth
fillings

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a __________ event. The aim was to raise money for the __________ during America’s Great Depression. A secondary reason was to honor American women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers __________ in France. Conditions were difficult to cook sweets for the soldiers so the women came up with the __________ of making doughnuts. The soldiers loved them. They even made doughnuts cooked in __________ inside the metal helmets of soldiers. No one knows why they are called donuts. They are definitely not __________. Perhaps this Donut Day you can discuss the history of donuts and why there are two __________, while sampling some new flavours and tastes. Or perhaps, just __________ to your favourites.

 

 

oil
 
spellings
needy
idea
charity
nuts
stick
 fighting

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

National Doughnut Day is in / on the first Friday of June every year. Of course, the holiday celebrates something most of us love / loving – the donut. Most countries around the world have donuts. They usually come in two forms. Some are ring-shaped and covering / covered with sugar, chocolate or other sugary things. Others are shaped like slightly flat tennis balls and fill / filled with jam, apple sauce or similarly sweet fillings. In most cities around the world, it is very easy to find a donut shop who / where you can sit down with friends and eat your favourite kinds of donut. It is almost / most a part of modern youth culture. Dunkin Donuts is probably the most famous, but / so new chains like Krispy Kreme are making a big impact / compact  in the donut world.

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as / was a charity event. The aim was to / for raise money for the needy during America’s Great Depression. A secondary reason was for / to honor American women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers fighting in France. Conditions were difficult to cook sweets for the soldiers because / so the women came up with the idea of making doughnuts. The soldiers loved them. They even made doughnuts cooked in boil / oil inside the metal helmets of soldiers. No one knows why they are call / called donuts. They are definitely not nuts. Perhaps this Donut Day you can discuss the history of donuts and why there are two spells / spellings, while sampling some new flavours and tastes. Or perhaps, just glue / stick to your favourites.

MULTIPLE CHOICE

National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday (1) ____ June every year. Of course, the holiday celebrates something most of us love – the donut. Most countries around the world (2) ____ donuts. They usually come in two forms. Some are ring-shaped and covered with sugar, chocolate or other sugary things. Others are shaped like (3) ____ flat tennis balls and filled with jam, apple sauce or similarly sweet fillings. In most cities around the world, it is very easy to find a donut shop (4) ____ you can sit down with friends and eat your favourite kinds of donut. It is almost a (5) ____ of modern youth culture. Dunkin Donuts is probably the most famous, but new chains like Krispy Kreme are making a big (6) ____ in the donut world.

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 (7) ____ a charity event. The aim was to raise money for the needy during America’s Great Depression. A secondary reason was to honor American women who (8) ____ doughnuts to U.S. soldiers fighting in France. Conditions were difficult to cook sweets for the soldiers so the women came (9) ____ with the idea of making doughnuts. The soldiers loved them. They even made doughnuts cooked in (10) ____ inside the metal helmets of soldiers. No one knows why they are called donuts. They are definitely not nuts. Perhaps this Donut Day you can (11) ____ the history of donuts and why there are two spellings, while sampling some new flavours and tastes. Or perhaps, just (12) ____ to your favourites.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

for

(b)

from

(c)

of

(d)

at

2.

(a)

has

(b)

having

(c)

has had

(d)

have

3.

(a)

slight

(b)

slightly

(c)

slighter

(d)

slightest

4.

(a)

whereabouts

(b)

wherever

(c)

where

(d)

wherein

5.

(a)

partly

(b)

partner

(c)

part

(d)

partner

6.

(a)

impact

(b)

implode

(c)

imprint

(d)

impose

7.

(a)

was

(b)

as

(c)

has

(d)

were

8.

(a)

service

(b)

servant

(c)

serving

(d)

served

9.

(a)

up

(b)

to

(c)

in

(d)

down

10.

(a)

oil

(b)

boil

(c)

coil

(d)

foil

11.

(a)

discussion

(b)

discuss

(c)

discussed

(d)

discusses

12.

(a)

glue

(b)

paste

(c)

bond

(d)

stick

SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

They usually come in two mofrs

3.

ilfeld with jam

4.

sit down with senfrid

5.

a part of modern youth clrutue

6.

making a big tacmpi

 

Paragraph 2

7.

a hcyitra event

8.

raise money for the nyeed

9.

cook sweets for the osisdlre

10.

metal eehlsmt

11.

sisducs the history of donuts

12.

tisck to your favourites

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

us love – the donut. Most countries around the world have donuts. They usually come in two forms. Some are ring-

(    )

culture. Dunkin Donuts is probably the most famous, but new chains like Krispy Kreme

(    )

with jam, apple sauce or similarly sweet fillings. In most cities around the world, it is very easy to find a donut

(    )

needy during America’s Great Depression. A secondary reason was to honor American women who served

(    )

spellings, while sampling some new flavours and tastes. Or perhaps, just stick to your favourites.

(    )

are making a big impact in the donut world.

1  )

National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June every year. Of course, the holiday celebrates something most of

(    )

shop where you can sit down with friends and eat your favourite kinds of donut. It is almost a part of modern youth

(    )

doughnuts to U.S. soldiers fighting in France. Conditions were difficult to cook sweets for the

(    )

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a charity event. The aim was to raise money for the

(    )

doughnuts cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of soldiers. No one knows why they are called

(    )

shaped and covered with sugar, chocolate or other sugary things. Others are shaped like slightly flat tennis balls and filled

(    )

donuts. They are definitely not nuts. Perhaps this Donut Day you can discuss the history of donuts and why there are two

(    )

soldiers so the women came up with the idea of making doughnuts. The soldiers loved them. They even made

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

year     every     June     of     Friday     first     the     on

2.

usually     They     forms     two     in     come

3.

like     shaped     balls     tennis     flat     slightly

4.

eat     donut     of     kinds     favourite     your

5.

making     world     donut     the     in     impact     big     a

6.

The     money     aim     for     was     the     to     needy     raise

7.

cook     to     difficult     were     Conditions     sweets

8.

idea     came     of     up     making    with    doughnuts    the     women

9.

are     they     why     knows     one     No     donuts     called

10.

discuss     history     donuts     can     the     of     you

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.

________________________________________________________

4.

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5.

________________________________________________________

6.

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________

THE DONUT DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Donut 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 Donut 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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