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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Of course fairies exist. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. They must exist because there is a World Fairy Day. It’s on June the 24th. This is the official day for us to celebrate the little fairies that bring some magic to our lives. We can also celebrate the big fairies too. Fairy lovers around the world renew their love of these mythical beings. There are hundreds of blogs on fairies that people can leave messages on. The official Fairy Day website says: “This holiday is for everyone who believes in the magic of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls who dare to dream impossible dreams. It is for the children of the world, [who are] wide-eyed and open to the magic that surrounds them.” This day is a good day to re-live your childhood.

Fairies are mythical and legendary creatures who fill children’s story books. They are usually cute, winged, small, girl-like figures who can fly. They often help small children and can even do magic. One of the most famous fairies is Tinkerbell in J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. Nobody knows where fairies come from. Some believe they are a forgotten race, hiding in the trees at the end of our gardens. One popular belief in Ireland, where fairies are everywhere, is that they are really dead people who have come back to Earth to protect us. Another theory is that fairies are really “fallen” angels who did not behave well enough to stay in heaven. Wherever they came from or whoever they are, make sure you are nice to them on June 24.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

Of course fairies

a.

impossible dreams

2

fairies that bring some

b.

on fairies

3.

There are hundreds of blogs

c.

magic to our lives

4.

everyone who

d.

exist

5.

dare to dream

e.

your childhood

6.

a good day to re-live

f.

believes in the magic

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Fairies are mythical and

a.

is Tinkerbell

2

One of the most famous fairies

b.

enough to stay in heaven

3.

Nobody knows where

c.

legendary creatures

4.

hiding in the trees at the

d.

come back to Earth

5.

dead people who have

e.

end of our gardens

6.

angels who did not behave well

f.

fairies come from


LISTENING GAP FILL

Of course fairies exist. Don’t let anyone ___________________. They must exist because there is a World Fairy Day. It’s on June the 24th. This is the official day ___________________ the little fairies that bring some magic to our lives. We can also celebrate the big fairies too. Fairy lovers around the world ___________________ these mythical beings. There are hundreds of blogs on fairies that people can leave messages on. The official Fairy Day website says: “This holiday is for everyone who ___________________ of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls who dare to dream impossible dreams. It is for the children of the world, [who are] ___________________ to the magic that surrounds them.” This day is a good ___________________ childhood.

Fairies are mythical and legendary ___________________ children’s story books. They are usually cute, winged, small, girl-like figures who can fly. They often help small children and ___________________. One of the most famous fairies is Tinkerbell in J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. Nobody knows ___________________ from. Some believe they are a forgotten race, hiding ___________________ end of our gardens. One popular belief in Ireland, where fairies are everywhere, is that they are really dead people who ___________________ Earth to protect us. Another theory is that fairies are really “fallen” angels who did not behave well enough to stay in heaven. Wherever they came from or whoever they are, _____________________ to them on June 24.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Of course fairies exist. Don’t let anyone tell you __________. They must exist because there is a World Fairy Day. It’s on June the 24th. This is the __________ day for us to celebrate the little fairies that bring some magic to our lives. We can also celebrate the big fairies too. Fairy __________ around the world renew their love of these mythical beings. There are hundreds of __________ on fairies that people can leave messages on. The official Fairy Day website says: “This holiday is for everyone who believes in the __________ of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls who __________ to dream impossible dreams. It is for the children of the world, [who are] wide-eyed and open to the magic that __________ them.” This day is a good day to re-live your __________.

 

 

 

blogs
dare
lovers
surrounds
otherwise
childhood
official
magic

Fairies are mythical and legendary __________ who fill children’s story books. They are usually cute, winged, small, girl-like figures who can __________. They often help small children and can even do magic. One of the most __________ fairies is Tinkerbell in J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. Nobody knows where fairies come from. Some believe they are a forgotten race, __________ in the trees at the end of our gardens. One popular __________ in Ireland, where fairies are everywhere, is that they are really dead people who have come back to Earth to __________ us. Another theory is that fairies are really “fallen” angels who did not __________ well enough to stay in heaven. Wherever they came from or whoever they are, make sure you are __________ to them on June 24.

 

 

famous
 
protect
fly
nice
belief
creatures
behave
hiding


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Of course fairies existence / exist. Don’t let anyone tell you other world / otherwise. They must exist because there is a World Fairy Day. It’s on June the 24th. This is the official day for us to celebrate the little fairies that bring some magic / magical to our lives. We can also celebrate the big fairies too. Fairy lovers around the world new / renew their love of these mythical / myths beings. There are hundreds of blogs on fairies that people can leave messages on. The official Fairy Day website says: “This holiday is for everyone who believes in the magic of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls / soles who dare to dream impossible dreams. It is for the children of the world, [who are] wide-eyed and openly / open to the magic that surrounding / surrounds them.” This day is a good day to re-live your childhood.

Fairies are mythical and legendary / legend creatures who fill children’s story books. They are usually / usual cute, winged, small, girl-like figures who can fly. They often help small children and can even do magic / magician. One of the most famous fairies is Tinkerbell in J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. Nobody knows where fairies come from. Some believe they are a forget / forgotten race, hiding in the trees at the end of our gardens. One popular believe / belief in Ireland, where fairies are everywhere, is that they are really dead / death people who have come back to Earth to protect us. Another / Other theory is that fairies are really “fallen” angels who did not behaviour / behave well enough to stay in heaven. Wherever they came from or whoever they are, make sure you are nice to them on June 24.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Of course fairies exist. Don’t let anyone tell you (1) ____. They must exist because there is a World Fairy Day. It’s on June the 24th. This is the official day for us to celebrate the little fairies that bring some (2) ____ to our lives. We can also celebrate the big fairies too. Fairy (3) ____ around the world renew their love of these mythical beings. There are hundreds of blogs (4) ____ fairies that people can leave messages on. The official Fairy Day website says: “This holiday is for everyone who believes (5) ____ the magic of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls who dare to dream impossible dreams. It is for the children of the world, [who are] wide-eyed and (6) ____ to the magic that surrounds them.” This day is a good day to re-live your childhood.

Fairies are mythical and legendary creatures who (7) ____ children’s story books. They are usually cute, winged, small, girl-like figures who can fly. They often help small children and can even (8) ____ magic. One of the most famous fairies is Tinkerbell in J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. Nobody knows where fairies come from. Some believe they are a forgotten (9) ____, hiding in the trees at the end of our gardens. One popular (10) ____ in Ireland, where fairies are everywhere, is that they are really dead people who have come back to Earth to (11) ____ us. Another theory is that fairies are really “fallen” angels who did not behave (12) ____ enough to stay in heaven. Wherever they came from or whoever they are, make sure you are nice to them on June 24.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

other

(b)

another

(c)

others

(d)

otherwise

2.

(a)

magic

(b)

magical

(c)

magician

(d)

magically

3.

(a)

loves

(b)

loving

(c)

lovers

(d)

loved

4.

(a)

in

(b)

at

(c)

off

(d)

on

5.

(a)

at

(b)

up

(c)

in

(d)

on

6.

(a)

ajar

(b)

open

(c)

wide

(d)

free

7.

(a)

fill

(b)

filling

(c)

fillings

(d)

full

8.

(a)

have

(b)

do

(c)

give

(d)

be

9.

(a)

race

(b)

racial

(c)

racism

(d)

racially

10.

(a)

believe

(b)

believing

(c)

belief

(d)

believes

11.

(a)

protection

(b)

protected

(c)

protects

(d)

protect

12.

(a)

good

(b)

well

(c)

best

(d)

better


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

Don’t let anyone tell you owersihet

2.

bring some gmaic to our lives

3.

people can leave asgeemss

4.

dare to dream lsbpoeiism dreams

5.

the idrlnceh of the world

6.

a good day to re-live your hcodihdlo

 

Paragraph 2

7.

legendary creerasut

8.

small, girl-like ergsfiu

9.

One of the most sauofm fairies is Tinkerbell

10.

a grftnoote race

11.

come back to Earth to ceotrpt us

12.

did not behave well houeng


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

is that fairies are really “fallen” angels who did not behave well enough to stay in heaven. Wherever

(    )

are a forgotten race, hiding in the trees at the end of our gardens. One popular belief in Ireland, where fairies

(    )

they came from or whoever they are, make sure you are nice to them on June 24.

(    )

celebrate the big fairies too. Fairy lovers around the world renew their love of these mythical beings. There are hundreds

(    )

of blogs on fairies that people can leave messages on. The official Fairy Day website says: “This holiday is for

(    )

June the 24th. This is the official day for us to celebrate the little fairies that bring some magic to our lives. We can also

(    )

surrounds them.” This day is a good day to re-live your childhood.

(    )

winged, small, girl-like figures who can fly. They often help small children and can even do magic. One of the most famous

(    )

Fairies are mythical and legendary creatures who fill children’s story books. They are usually cute,

(    )

fairies is Tinkerbell in J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. Nobody knows where fairies come from. Some believe they

(    )

dreams. It is for the children of the world, [who are] wide-eyed and open to the magic that

(    )

are everywhere, is that they are really dead people who have come back to Earth to protect us. Another theory

1  )

Of course fairies exist. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. They must exist because there is a World Fairy Day. It’s on

(    )

everyone who believes in the magic of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls who dare to dream impossible


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

otherwise    you    tell    anyone    let    Don’t

2.

our    to    magic    some    bring    that    fairies    lives

3.

blogs    fairies    are    of    on    There    hundreds

4.

magic    the    in    believes    who    everyone    fairytales    of

5.

your    childhood    This    is    a    good    day    to    re    -    live

6.

fill    story    legendary    who    children’s    books    creatures

7.

and    often    can    help    even    small    do    children    magic

8.

trees    end    gardens    the    the    our    in    at    of    hiding

9.

have    who    people    dead    Earth    to    back    come

10.

you    nice    them    sure    are    to    make


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.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE FAIRY DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about Fairy 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

_____________

STUDENT 3

_____________

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 Fairy 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 Fairy Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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