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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The United Nations General Assembly decided to create this day in 2000. It marks the 50th anniversary of the international convention relating to the status of refugees. The day is also Africa Refugee Day. A different theme is chosen each year to raise awareness of the difficulties refugees face. The United Nations refugee agency is the UNHCR – the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It coordinates events worldwide to protect refugees and improve their lives in their countries of refuge. The UNHCR also provides legal assistance to refugees to try and give them legal status in other countries. Another function of the UNHCR is to help refugees return to their home countries.

A refugee is a person who flees from their home country to escape danger. Some refugees are escaping disasters like war and famine. Others are political refugees, who are in danger of being attacked or killed by their own government. Once a person becomes a refugee, he or she seeks asylum in their country of refuge. The largest group of refugees are the 4.5 million Palestinians, who live in refugee camps in Gaza, the West Bank and surrounding areas. Most of the world’s newer refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan. The issue of refugee status has become very complex in recent years. Globalization has made it easier for people to cross borders. It is often unclear whether someone is a refugee or an economic migrant.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

It marks the

a.

status in other countries

2

A different theme is

b.

events worldwide

3.

It coordinates

c.

to their home countries

4.

in their countries

d.

50th anniversary

5.

give them legal

e.

chosen each year

6.

help refugees return

f.

of refuge

 

Paragraph 2

1.

A refugee is a person who flees

a.

attacked

2

escaping disasters like

b.

become very complex

3.

in danger of being

c.

economic migrant

4.

he or she seeks

d.

from their home country

5.

The issue of refugee status has

e.

asylum

6.

someone is a refugee or an

f.

war and famine


LISTENING GAP FILL

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The United Nations General Assembly decided __________________ in 2000. It marks the 50th anniversary of the international convention relating __________________ refugees. The day is also Africa Refugee Day. A different theme is __________________ raise awareness of the difficulties refugees face. The United Nations refugee agency is the UNHCR – the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It coordinates events worldwide __________________ and improve their lives in their countries of refuge. The UNHCR also provides legal assistance to refugees to try and give __________________ in other countries. Another ____________________ is to help refugees return to their home countries.

A refugee is a person ___________________ home country to escape danger. Some refugees are escaping disasters __________________. Others are political refugees, who are in danger of being attacked or killed by their own government. Once __________________ refugee, he or she seeks asylum in their country of refuge. The largest group of refugees are the 4.5 million Palestinians, who __________________ in Gaza, the West Bank and surrounding areas. Most of the world’s newer refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan. The ____________________ has become very complex in recent years. Globalization has made it easier for __________________. It is often unclear whether someone is a refugee or an economic migrant.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The United Nations General Assembly decided to __________ this day in 2000. It marks the 50th anniversary of the international convention relating to the __________ of refugees. The day is also Africa Refugee Day. A different theme is chosen each year to __________ awareness of the difficulties refugees face. The United Nations refugee __________ is the UNHCR – the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It coordinates events worldwide to protect refugees and __________ their lives in their countries of __________. The UNHCR also provides legal assistance to refugees to try and give them __________ status in other countries. Another function of the UNHCR is to help refugees __________ to their home countries.

 

 

 

status
legal
improve
raise
create
return
refuge
agency

A refugee is a person who __________ from their home country to escape danger. Some refugees are escaping disasters like war and __________. Others are political refugees, who are in danger of being attacked or killed by their __________ government. Once a person becomes a refugee, he or she seeks __________ in their country of refuge. The largest group of refugees are the 4.5 million Palestinians, who live in refugee __________ in Gaza, the West Bank and surrounding areas. Most of the world’s newer refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan. The __________ of refugee status has become very complex in recent years. Globalization has made it easier for people to __________ borders. It is often unclear whether someone is a refugee or an economic __________.

 

 

famine
 
asylum
cross
own
issue
migrant
flees
camps


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The United Nations General Assembly decided to creative / create this day in 2000. It marks the 50th anniversary of the international convention relation / relating to the status of refugees. The day is also Africa Refugee Day. A different theme is choosing / chosen each year to raise awareness by / of the difficulties refugees face. The United Nations refugees / refugee agency is the UNHCR – the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It coordinates events worldwide to protect refugees and improve their lives in their countries of / with refuge. The UNHCR also provides legal assistance to refugees to try and give them legal / legality status in other countries. Another function of the UNHCR is to help refugees return to their home / homes countries.

A refugee is a person who flees / fleas from their home country to escape danger. Some refugees are escaping disasters like war and famine. Others are politically / political refugees, who are in danger for / of being attacked or killed by their own government. Once a person becomes a refugee, he or she seeks / searches asylum in their country of refuge. The largest group of refugees are the 4.5 million Palestinians, who live in / at refugee camps in Gaza, the West Bank and surrounding / surround areas. Most of the world’s newer refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan. The issue by / of refugee status has become very complex in recent years. Globalization has made it / them easier for people to cross borders. It is often unclear whether someone is a refugee or an economy / economic migrant.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The United Nations General Assembly decided to (1) ____ this day in 2000. It (2) ____ the 50th anniversary of the international convention relating to the status of refugees. The day is also Africa Refugee Day. A different theme is (3) ____ each year to raise awareness of the difficulties refugees (4) ____. The United Nations refugee agency is the UNHCR – the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It coordinates events worldwide to protect refugees and improve their lives in their countries of (5) ____. The UNHCR also provides legal assistance to refugees to try and give them legal status in other countries. Another function (6) ____ the UNHCR is to help refugees return to their home countries.

A refugee is a person who (7) ____ from their home country to escape danger. Some refugees are escaping disasters like war and famine. Others are political refugees, who are (8) ____ danger of being attacked or killed by their own government. Once a person becomes a refugee, he or she seeks asylum in their country of refuge. The largest group of refugees are the 4.5 million Palestinians, who live in refugee (9) ____ in Gaza, the West Bank and (10) ____ areas. Most of the world’s newer refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan. The (11) ____ of refugee status has become very complex in recent years. Globalization has made it easier for people to cross borders. It is often unclear whether someone is a refugee or an (12) ____ migrant.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

create

(b)

creation

(c)

creative

(d)

created

2.

(a)

markings

(b)

markets

(c)

marks

(d)

markers

3.

(a)

choosing

(b)

chosen

(c)

choice

(d)

chose

4.

(a)

pace

(b)

race

(c)

lace

(d)

face

5.

(a)

refuse

(b)

refuge

(c)

refute

(d)

refuel

6.

(a)

with

(b)

by

(c)

at

(d)

of

7.

(a)

flees

(b)

freeze

(c)

fleas

(d)

frees

8.

(a)

on

(b)

in

(c)

at

(d)

to

9.

(a)

campsites

(b)

camping

(c)

camps

(d)

campers

10.

(a)

surrounds

(b)

surround

(c)

surrounded

(d)

surrounding

11.

(a)

issue

(b)

issuer

(c)

issued

(d)

issuance

12.

(a)

economical

(b)

economics

(c)

economic

(d)

economy


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

It rsmka the 50th anniversary

2.

the suatts of refugees

3.

A different theme is ceonsh

4.

vpoimre their lives

5.

provides laegl assistance

6.

errnut to their home countries

 

Paragraph 2

7.

escape nregda

8.

escaping idrseatss

9.

in adreng of being attacked

10.

refugee pscma

11.

ercnet years

12.

an ncoocime migrant


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

awareness of the difficulties refugees face. The United Nations refugee agency is the UNHCR – the United Nations

(    )

A refugee is a person who flees from their home country to escape danger. Some refugees are escaping disasters

(    )

status in other countries. Another function of the UNHCR is to help refugees return to their home countries.

(    )

lives in their countries of refuge. The UNHCR also provides legal assistance to refugees to try and give them legal

(    )

government. Once a person becomes a refugee, he or she seeks asylum in their country of refuge. The largest group of

(    )

High Commissioner for Refugees. It coordinates events worldwide to protect refugees and improve their

(    )

like war and famine. Others are political refugees, who are in danger of being attacked or killed by their own

(    )

refugees are the 4.5 million Palestinians, who live in refugee camps in Gaza, the West Bank and surrounding

1  )

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The United Nations General Assembly decided to create this day in

(    )

2000. It marks the 50th anniversary of the international convention relating to the status of

(    )

of refugee status has become very complex in recent years. Globalization has made it easier

(    )

refugees. The day is also Africa Refugee Day. A different theme is chosen each year to raise

(    )

areas. Most of the world’s newer refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan. The issue

(    )

for people to cross borders. It is often unclear whether someone is a refugee or an economic migrant.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

It    50th    marks    anniversary    the

2.

awareness   theme   each   raise    different   chosen   to    A    is   year

3.

refugees    coordinates    worldwide    protect    It    events    to

4.

also    UNHCR    The    refugees    to    assistance    legal    provides

5.

refugees    to    home    Help    return    their    countries

6.

is   a   person   who    flees    from   their   home   country   A   refugee

7.

like    disasters    escaping    are    Refugees    famine    and    war

8.

In    of    attacked    killed    danger    being    or

9.

become    of    very    refugee    complex    status    The    has    issue

10.

refugee    whether    It    someone    is    is    often    a    unclear


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 REFUGEE DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Refugee 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 Refugee 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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