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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Millions of people are alive today because they received the blood given by another person. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. This is the day on which we can say thank you to those who give blood. Every country raises awareness of the importance of giving blood. Most blood donors give blood voluntarily, but some countries pay for people to give blood. Doctors say the blood from unpaid donors is generally safer. The blood donation system is pretty much the same all around the world. You give blood and then get a free cup of tea, and perhaps a biscuit. There is a greater need for blood in developing countries. Under 40% of the world’s blood supply comes from the developing world, where 82% of the world’s population live.

Blood is, of course, the red liquid that makes some of us faint when we see it. It delivers oxygen and vital nutrients, such as glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids, to our body's cells. It also carries away waste products, like carbon dioxide, from our cells to keep our body clean. Seven per cent of our body weight is blood. The average adult has about five litres of blood. Our heart pumps blood around our body at high speed. It travels through a system of arteries and veins, that reach every part of our body. Our blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When we cut ourselves, it is the job of platelets to clot the blood to stop us bleeding. We all have one of four different blood types. If we are given a different blood type, we’ll die.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

they received the blood given

a.

blood voluntarily

2

say thank you to those

b.

get a free cup of tea

3.

Most blood donors give

c.

by another person

4.

the blood from unpaid donors

d.

blood supply

5.

You give blood and then

e.

who give blood

6.

40% of the world’s

f.

is generally safer

 

Paragraph 2

1.

some of us faint

a.

weight is blood

2

It also carries away waste

b.

different blood types

3.

Seven per cent of our body

c.

when we see it

4.

Our heart pumps blood around

d.

stop us bleeding

5.

clot the blood to

e.

our body at high speed

6.

We all have one of four

f.

products


LISTENING GAP FILL

Millions of ______________________ because they received the blood given by another person. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. This is ______________________ say thank you to those who give blood. Every country raises awareness of the importance of giving blood. Most blood donors ______________________, but some countries pay for people to give blood. Doctors say the blood from unpaid donors is generally safer. The blood donation system is ______________________ all around the world. You give blood and then get a free cup of tea, and perhaps a biscuit. There is a greater need for blood ______________________. Under 40% of the world’s blood supply comes from the developing world, ______________________ world’s population live.

Blood is, of course, the red liquid that makes ______________________ we see it. It delivers oxygen and vital nutrients, such as glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids, to our body's cells. It also ________________________, like carbon dioxide, from our cells to keep our body clean. Seven per cent of our body weight is blood. The ______________________ five litres of blood. Our heart pumps blood around our body at high speed. It travels through a ______________________ veins, that reach every part of our body. Our blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When we cut ourselves, it is the job of platelets to clot the blood ______________________. We all have one of four different blood types. If we are ______________________ type, we’ll die.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Millions of people are __________ today because they received the blood given by another person. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. This is the day on which we can say thank you to __________ who give blood. Every country raises awareness of the importance of giving blood. Most blood donors __________ blood voluntarily, but some countries pay for people to give blood. Doctors say the blood from unpaid donors is generally __________. The blood donation system is __________ much the same all around the world. You give blood and then get a free cup of tea, and __________ a biscuit. There is a greater need for blood in developing countries. Under 40% of the world’s blood __________ comes from the developing world, where 82% of the world’s population __________.

 

 

 

safer
alive
supply
pretty
give
live
those
perhaps

Blood is, of course, the red __________ that makes some of us faint when we see it. It __________ oxygen and vital nutrients, such as glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids, to our body's cells. It also carries away __________ products, like carbon dioxide, from our cells to keep our body clean. Seven per cent of our body __________ is blood. The average adult has about five litres of blood. Our heart pumps blood around our body at __________ speed. It travels through a system of arteries and veins, that reach every part of our body. Our blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When we __________ ourselves, it is the job of platelets to clot the blood to stop us __________. We all have one of four different blood types. If we are given a different blood __________, we’ll die.

 

 

delivers
 
high
type
waste
bleeding
liquid
cut
weight


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Millions of people are alive today because they receiving / received the blood given by another person. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. This is the day on which we can say thank you to them / those who give blood. Every country raises / rises awareness of the importance of giving blood. Most blood donors give blood voluntarily, but some countries pay for people to give / lend blood. Doctors say the blood from unpaid donors is generally safer. The blood donation system is cute / pretty much the same all around the world. You give blood and then get a free cup of tea, and perhaps / probable a biscuit. There is a greater need for blood in developing countries. Under 40% for / of the world’s blood supply comes from the developing world, where 82% of the world’s population live / living.

Blood is, of course, the red liquid that makes some of us feint / faint when we see it. It delivers / delivery oxygen and vital nutrients, such as glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids, to our body's sells / cells. It also carries away waste / wasted products, like carbon dioxide, from our cells to keep our body clean. Seven per cent of our body weight is blood. The average adults / adult has about five litres of blood. Our heart pumps blood around our body at high speed. It travels through a system of arteries and vain / veins, that reach every part of our body. Our blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When we cut ourselves, it is the job of platelets to clot the blood to stop us bloody / bleeding. We all have one of four different blood types. If we are given a different / difference blood type, we’ll die.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Millions of people are (1) ____ today because they received the blood given by another person. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. This is the day on (2) ____ we can say thank you to those who give blood. Every country raises awareness of the importance of (3) ____ blood. Most blood donors give blood voluntarily, but some countries pay for people to give blood. Doctors say the blood from unpaid donors is (4) ____ safer. The blood donation system is pretty much the same all around the world. You give blood and then get a free cup of tea, and perhaps a biscuit. There is a greater (5) ____ for blood in developing countries. Under 40% of the world’s blood supply comes from the (6) ____ world, where 82% of the world’s population live.

Blood is, of course, the red (7) ____ that makes some of us faint when we see it. It delivers oxygen and vital nutrients, such as glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids, to our body's cells. It also carries (8) ____ waste products, like carbon dioxide, from our cells to keep our body clean. Seven per cent of our body weight is (9) ____. The average adult has about five litres of blood. Our heart pumps blood around our body at high speed. It travels through a system of arteries and veins, that reach (10) ____ part of our body. Our blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When we cut ourselves, it is the job of platelets to clot the blood to stop us (11) ____. We all have one of four different blood types. If we are given a different blood type, we’ll (12) ____.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

alive

(b)

life

(c)

lives

(d)

live

2.

(a)

when

(b)

whom

(c)

what

(d)

which

3.

(a)

given

(b)

giving

(c)

gave

(d)

giver

4.

(a)

general

(b)

generalize

(c)

generally

(d)

generals

5.

(a)

need

(b)

necessary

(c)

needy

(d)

needed

6.

(a)

develop

(b)

develops

(c)

developed

(d)

developing

7.

(a)

liquid

(b)

water

(c)

juice

(d)

moisture

8.

(a)

up

(b)

down

(c)

to

(d)

away

9.

(a)

bloody

(b)

bloods

(c)

blood

(d)

blooded

10.

(a)

all

(b)

every

(c)

whole

(d)

the

11.

(a)

blooded

(b)

bloody

(c)

bleeding

(d)

blood

12.

(a)

death

(b)

die

(c)

dying

(d)

dead


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

people are eivla today

2.

the importance of gngvii blood

3.

blood from puadin donors

4.

The blood donation emsyst

5.

a rageert need for blood

6.

the world’s blood lypspu

 

Paragraph 2

7.

some of us nitfa

8.

bcoran dioxide

9.

at high esdpe

10.

arche every part of our body

11.

stop us bdelengi

12.

blood teyp


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

need for blood in developing countries. Under 40% of the world’s blood supply comes from the developing

(    )

speed. It travels through a system of arteries and veins, that reach every part of our body. Our blood is made

(    )

nutrients, such as glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids, to our body's cells. It also carries away waste

1  )

Millions of people are alive today because they received the blood given by another person. June 14 is

(    )

products, like carbon dioxide, from our cells to keep our body clean. Seven per cent of our body

(    )

world, where 82% of the world’s population live.

(    )

raises awareness of the importance of giving blood. Most blood donors give blood voluntarily, but some countries pay

(    )

World Blood Donor Day. This is the day on which we can say thank you to those who give blood. Every country

(    )

blood to stop us bleeding. We all have one of four different blood types. If we are given a different blood type, we’ll die.

(    )

weight is blood. The average adult has about five litres of blood. Our heart pumps blood around our body at high

(    )

up of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When we cut ourselves, it is the job of platelets to clot the

(    )

for people to give blood. Doctors say the blood from unpaid donors is generally safer. The blood donation system is pretty

(    )

much the same all around the world. You give blood and then get a free cup of tea, and perhaps a biscuit. There is a greater

(    )

Blood is, of course, the red liquid that makes some of us faint when we see it. It delivers oxygen and vital


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

the    received    they    person    another    by    given    blood

2.

those    blood    say    to    give    can    you    who    we    thank

3.

voluntarily    blood    give    donors    blood    Most

4.

get    a    free    cup    of    tea    You    give    blood    and    then

5.

a    countries    developing    in    blood    for    need    greater

6.

makes    the    some    red    of    liquid    us    that    faint

7.

also    It    products    waste    away    carries

8.

is    of    blood    our    Seven    body    per    weight    cent

9.

made    cells    up    Our    of    blood    red    is    blood

10.

four    all    different    have    blood    one    types    of    We


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 BLOOD DONOR DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Blood Donor 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 Blood Donor 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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