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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

One of the world’s most serious problems is the use of child labour. June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. All around the world people will take part in activities to raise awareness of the damage child labour does to children, families and societies. The day is also one on which the world promotes the human rights of children. The United Nations set out in its Millennium Development Goals a number of targets to help prevent child labour. By 2015, it hopes all children complete their primary education and that there is equality in education. To do this, governments must take steps to reduce poverty and provide enough jobs for adults. These are the two main reasons why we have child labour today.

There are over 250 million children worldwide who work in some kind of labour. Eighty percent of these, around 200 million, work in dangerous and hazardous conditions. A senior UNICEF spokesperson on child protection said: “Child labour is a widespread phenomenon all over the world…When that work stands between a child and his or her chances for education, or affects his or her health, then we consider this a violation of the rights of children.” There are many terrible forms of child labour. These include working in dangerous mines deep below the ground and being a slave in the sex industry. Many children are sold by their parents to raise money. Many more are beaten and abused by cruel employers, or sold by child traffickers.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

One of the world’s most

a.

we have child labour today

2

take part in activities to

b.

education

3.

the human

c.

serious problems

4.

equality in

d.

steps to reduce poverty

5.

governments must take

e.

raise awareness

6.

two main reasons why

f.

rights of children

 

Paragraph 2

1.

work in dangerous and

a.

phenomenon

2

Child labour is a widespread

b.

rights of children

3.

a child and his or her chances

c.

traffickers

4.

a violation of the

d.

by cruel employers

5.

beaten and abused

e.

hazardous conditions

6.

sold by child

f.

for education


LISTENING GAP FILL

One of the world’s most serious problems _____________ child labour. June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. All around the world people _______________ activities to raise awareness of the damage child labour does to children, families and societies. The day is _______________ the world promotes the human rights of children. The United Nations set out in its Millennium Development Goals a number of targets _______________ child labour. By 2015, it hopes all children complete their primary education and that there is equality in education. To do this, governments _______________ to reduce poverty and provide enough jobs for adults. These are the two main reasons _______________ labour today.

There are over 250 million children worldwide __________________ kind of labour. Eighty percent of these, around 200 million, work in dangerous and _________________. A senior UNICEF spokesperson on child protection said: “Child labour is a widespread phenomenon all over the world…When that work stands between _______________ or her chances for education, or affects his or her health, then we consider this a violation _______________ children.” There are many terrible forms of child labour. These include working in dangerous mines deep below the ground and _________________ the sex industry. Many children are sold by their parents to raise money. Many more are beaten and _______________ employers, or sold by child traffickers.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

One of the world’s most serious problems is the __________ of child labour. June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. All around the world people will take __________ in activities to raise awareness of the damage child labour does to children, families and societies. The day is also one on which the world __________ the human rights of children. The United Nations __________ out in its Millennium Development Goals a number of targets to help __________ child labour. By 2015, it hopes all children complete their primary education and that there is __________ in education. To do this, governments must take steps to __________ poverty and provide enough jobs for adults. These are the two main __________ why we have child labour today.

 

 

 

promotes
equality
set
use
reasons
reduce
prevent
part

There are over 250 million children worldwide who __________ in some kind of labour. Eighty percent of these, around 200 million, work in dangerous and hazardous __________. A senior UNICEF spokesperson on child protection said: “Child labour is a widespread phenomenon all over the world…When that work __________ between a child and his or her chances for education, or affects his or her health, then we __________ this a violation of the rights of children.” There are many __________ forms of child labour. These include working in dangerous mines deep below the ground and being a __________ in the sex industry. Many children are sold by their parents to __________ money. Many more are beaten and abused by cruel employers, or __________ by child traffickers.

 

 

conditions
 
terrible
raise
work
sold
consider
stands
slave


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

One of the world’s most seriously / serious problems is the use of child labour. June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. All around the world people will take apart / part in activities to raise awareness of the damage child labour does / doing to children, families and societies. The day is also one on which the world promotion / promotes the human rights of children. The United Nations set / let out in its Millennium Development Goals a number of targets to help prevent child labour. By 2015, it hopes all children compete / complete their primary education and that there is equals / equality in education. To do this, governments must take steps to reduce poverty and provide / provision enough jobs for adults. These are the two main reasons why we have child labour today.

There are over 250 million children worldwide who works / work in some kind of labour. Eighty percent of this / these, around 200 million, work in dangerous and hazardous conditions. A senior UNICEF spokesperson on child protection said: “Child labour is a widely / widespread phenomenon all over the world…When that work standing / stands between a child and his or her chances for education, or affects his or her health, then we consideration / consider this a violation of the rights of children.” There are many terrible forms of child / childish labour. These include working in dangerous mines deep below the ground and being a slave in the sexes / sex industry. Many children are sold by their parents to raise money. Many more are beaten and abused by cruel / cruelty employers, or sold by child traffickers.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

One of the world’s most serious problems is the (1) ____ of child labour. June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. All around the world people will take (2) ____ in activities to raise awareness of the damage child labour does to children, families and societies. The day is also one on which the world (3) ____ the human rights of children. The United Nations (4) ____ out in its Millennium Development Goals a number of targets to help prevent child labour. By 2015, it hopes all children complete their primary education and that there is (5) ____ in education. To do this, governments must take steps to reduce poverty and provide enough jobs for adults. These are the two (6) ____ reasons why we have child labour today.

There are over 250 million children worldwide who (7) ____ in some kind of labour. Eighty percent of these, around 200 million, work in dangerous and (8) ____ conditions. A senior UNICEF spokesperson on child protection said: “Child labour is a widespread phenomenon (9) ____ over the world…When that work stands between a child and his or her chances for education, or affects his or her health, then we consider (10) ____ a violation of the rights of children.” There are many terrible forms of child labour. These include working in dangerous mines deep below the ground and being a slave in the (11) ____ industry. Many children are sold by their parents to raise money. Many more are beaten and abused by (12) ____ employers, or sold by child traffickers.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

use

(b)

used

(c)

using

(d)

useful

2.

(a)

party

(b)

apart

(c)

part

(d)

a part

3.

(a)

promotion

(b)

promoting

(c)

promoted

(d)

promotes

4.

(a)

let

(b)

set

(c)

get

(d)

met

5.

(a)

equality

(b)

equals

(c)

equally

(d)

equal

6.

(a)

mainly

(b)

main

(c)

maintain

(d)

mainline

7.

(a)

works

(b)

workers

(c)

work

(d)

working

8.

(a)

hazardous

(b)

hazards

(c)

hazard

(d)

hazel

9.

(a)

every

(b)

whole

(c)

all

(d)

around

10.

(a)

these

(b)

them

(c)

then

(d)

this

11.

(a)

sexy

(b)

sexual

(c)

sexes

(d)

sex

12.

(a)

cruelty

(b)

cruel

(c)

cruelly

(d)

cruellest


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the world’s most rusieso problems

2.

activities to rasei awareness

3.

human rhgits of children

4.

help rvntpee child labour

5.

mrrpiya education

6.

two main eosrsan

 

Paragraph 2

7.

some kind of bluoar

8.

hazardous nodsontcii

9.

cchesan for education

10.

many rerbteli forms

11.

deep lwobe the ground

12.

abused by celru employers


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

below the ground and being a slave in the sex industry. Many children are sold by their parents to raise

(    )

There are over 250 million children worldwide who work in some kind of labour. Eighty percent of these, around 200

(    )

million, work in dangerous and hazardous conditions. A senior UNICEF spokesperson on child protection said: “Child labour

(    )

is a widespread phenomenon all over the world…When that work stands between a child and his or

(    )

child labour. By 2015, it hopes all children complete their primary education and that there is equality in

(    )

education. To do this, governments must take steps to reduce poverty and provide enough jobs

(    )

children.” There are many terrible forms of child labour. These include working in dangerous mines deep

(    )

for adults. These are the two main reasons why we have child labour today.

(    )

her chances for education, or affects his or her health, then we consider this a violation of the rights of

(    )

to children, families and societies. The day is also one on which the world promotes the human rights of

(    )

children. The United Nations set out in its Millennium Development Goals a number of targets to help prevent

(    )

money. Many more are beaten and abused by cruel employers, or sold by child traffickers.

(    )

All around the world people will take part in activities to raise awareness of the damage child labour does

1  )

One of the world’s most serious problems is the use of child labour. June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

of    world’s    serious    One    the    most    problems

2.

People    activities    will    to    take    raise    part    awareness    in

3.

children    of    rights    human    the    promotes    world    The

4.

primary    their    complete    children    all    hopes    It    education

5.

must    steps    reduce    Governments    take    to    poverty

6.

There    over    million    worldwide    are    250    children

7.

widespread    a    is    labour    Child    phenomenon

8.

chances    and    for    his    education    or    A    her    child

9.

below    deep    mines    dangerous    in    Working    ground    the

10.

Many    are    by    parents    children    sold    their


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 DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Day Against Child Labour. 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 Day Against Child Labour. 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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