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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

In the USA, July is National Hot Dog Month. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council decided that National Hot Dog Day would be around July 23rd every year. In fact, Hot Dog Day is celebrated outside of the USA too. There are celebrations in Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The main activity on this day is to eat hot dogs, but there are other activities and events. The event with the highest profile is the annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 Washington officials celebrate the hot dog at the lunch. The Hot Dog Council provides information about hot dogs and how to eat them. They even provide advice on hot dog eating etiquette. There is a lot more to eating hot dogs than most people think.

The German city of Frankfurt is said to be the birthplace of the sausage used in hot dogs – the frankfurter. In 1987, the city celebrated the 500th birthday of the hot dog. The Austrian city Vienna disputes this. Officials there say their Wiener sausages existed many years before frankfurters. North Europeans brought sausages of all kinds to America. The name “hot dog” was first used in 1901 in New York at the New York Polo Grounds. A food seller started selling dachshund sausages in bread rolls. He shouted to people to get them while they were hot. A sports cartoonist didn’t know how to spell “dachshund” and so called them “hot dogs” in a newspaper cartoon the next day. The name has stuck for over a century.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

The National Hot Dog

a.

day is to eat hot dogs

2

Hot Dog Day is celebrated

b.

eating etiquette

3.

The main activity on this

c.

outside of the USA too

4.

The event with the highest

d.

and Sausage Council

5.

More than 1,000 Washington

e.

profile

6.

advice on hot dog

f.

officials celebrate

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Frankfurt is said to be the

a.

years before frankfurters

2

Wiener sausages existed many

b.

rolls

3.

Europeans brought sausages of

c.

over a century

4.

bread

d.

birthplace of the sausage

5.

A sports cartoonist didn’t know

e.

all kinds to America

6.

The name has stuck for

f.

how to spell


LISTENING GAP FILL

In the USA, July is National Hot Dog Month. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council decided that National Hot Dog Day _______________ July 23rd every year. In fact, Hot Dog Day _______________ of the USA too. There are celebrations in Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The main _______________ is to eat hot dogs, but there are other activities and events. The event with the highest profile is the annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 Washington __________________ hot dog at the lunch. The Hot Dog Council provides information about hot dogs and how to eat them. They even provide advice on hot dog eating etiquette. There _______________ eating hot dogs than most people think.

The German city of Frankfurt _______________ birthplace of the sausage used in hot dogs – the frankfurter. In 1987, the city celebrated the 500th birthday of the hot dog. The Austrian city Vienna _______________. Officials there say their Wiener sausages existed many years before frankfurters. North Europeans brought sausages _______________ America. The name “hot dog” was first used in 1901 in New York at the New York Polo Grounds. A food seller started selling dachshund sausages _______________. He shouted to people to get them ___________________. A sports cartoonist didn’t know how to spell “dachshund” and so called them “hot dogs” in a newspaper cartoon the next day. The name __________________ a century.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

In the USA, July is National Hot Dog Month. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council ____________ that National Hot Dog Day would be around July 23rd every year. In fact, Hot Dog Day is celebrated ____________ of the USA too. There are celebrations in Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The ____________ activity on this day is to eat hot dogs, but there are other activities and events. The event with the highest ____________ is the annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 Washington officials ____________ the hot dog at the lunch. The Hot Dog Council ____________ information about hot dogs and how to eat them. They even provide advice on hot dog eating ____________. There is a lot more to eating hot dogs than most people ____________.

 

 

 

outside
profile
etiquette
decided
celebrate
think
main
provides

The German city of Frankfurt is said to be the ____________ of the sausage used in hot dogs – the frankfurter. In 1987, the city ____________ the 500th birthday of the hot dog. The Austrian city Vienna ____________ this. Officials there say their Wiener sausages ____________ many years before frankfurters. North Europeans brought sausages of all ____________ to America. The name “hot dog” was first used in 1901 in New York at the New York Polo Grounds. A food seller started selling dachshund sausages in bread ____________. He shouted to people to get them while they were hot. A sports cartoonist didn’t know how to ____________ “dachshund” and so called them “hot dogs” in a newspaper cartoon the next day. The name has ____________ for over a century.

 

 

existed
 
stuck
disputes 
birthplace
rolls
kinds
spell
celebrated


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

In the USA, July is National Hot Dog Month. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council dedided / decision that National Hot Dog Day would be around July 23rd every year. In fact, Hot Dog Day is celebrated outside from / of the USA too. There are celebrations in Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The main active / activity on this day is to eat hot dogs, but there are other activities and events. The event with the highest profile / portfolio is the annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill at / in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 Washington officials celebrate the hot dog at the launch / lunch. The Hot Dog Council provides information about hot dogs and how to eat them. They even provide advice on hot dog eating netiquette / etiquette. There is a lot more to eating hot dogs than most people think / thinking.

The German city of Frankfurt is said / told to be the birthplace of the sausage used in hot dogs – the frankfurter. In 1987, the city celebration / celebrated the 500th birthday of the hot dog. The Austrian city Vienna despite / disputes this. Officials there say their Wiener sausages resisted / existed many years before frankfurters. North Europeans brought sausages of all kinds / kind to America. The name “hot dog” was first used in 1901 in New York at the New York Polo Grounds. A food sale / seller started selling dachshund sausages in bread rolls. He shouted to people to get them while they were hot. A sports cartoon / cartoonist didn’t know how to spell “dachshund” and so called them “hot dogs” in a newspaper cartoon the next day. The name has stuck / glued for over a century.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

In the USA, July is National Hot Dog Month. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (1) ____ that National Hot Dog Day would be around July 23rd every year. In (2) ____, Hot Dog Day is celebrated outside of the USA too. There are celebrations in Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The main (3) ____ on this day is to eat hot dogs, but there are other activities and events. The event with the highest profile is the annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 Washington (4) ____ celebrate the hot dog at the lunch. The Hot Dog Council provides information about hot dogs and how to eat them. They even provide (5) ____ on hot dog eating etiquette. There is a lot more to eating hot dogs than most people (6) ____.

The German city of Frankfurt is (7) ____ to be the birthplace of the sausage used in hot dogs – the frankfurter. In 1987, the city (8) ____ the 500th birthday of the hot dog. The Austrian city Vienna disputes  this. Officials there say their Wiener sausages (9) ____ many years before frankfurters. North Europeans brought sausages of all kinds to America. The name “hot dog” was first used in 1901 in New York at the New York Polo Grounds. A food (10) ____ started selling dachshund sausages in bread rolls. He shouted to people to get them (11) ____ they were hot. A sports cartoonist didn’t know how to spell “dachshund” and so called them “hot dogs” in a newspaper cartoon the next day. The name has (12) ___ for over a century.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

deciding

(b)

decided

(c)

decision

(d)

decide

2.

(a)

rumor

(b)

true

(c)

false

(d)

fact

3.

(a)

active

(b)

activities

(c)

activeness

(d)

activity

4.

(a)

officials

(b)

officialdom

(c)

official

(d)

officially

5.

(a)

advise

(b)

advice

(c)

advising

(d)

advisory

6.

(a)

thinking

(b)

thinks

(c)

think

(d)

thinkers

7.

(a)

said

(b)

shouted

(c)

told

(d)

spoke

8.

(a)

celebration

(b)

celebratory

(c)

celebrated

(d)

celebrates

9.

(a)

exist

(b)

existence

(c)

exists

(d)

existed

10.

(a)

seller

(b)

sale

(c)

sales

(d)

selling

11.

(a)

during

(b)

between

(c)

while

(d)

in

12.

(a)

glued

(b)

stuck

(c)

bonded

(d)

joined


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

doaurn July 23rd

2.

neicobesltra in Canada

3.

other iaticievst and events

4.

officials reltacebe the hot dog

5.

orepdsiv information about hot dogs

6.

provide adveci on hot dog eating

 

Paragraph 2

7.

the bipheltacr of the sausage

8.

the city etbedlarce the 500th birthday

9.

sausages sditexe many years before

10.

derab rolls

11.

A sports tirtcansoo

12.

over a tucenyr


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

were hot. A sports cartoonist didn’t know how to spell “dachshund” and so called them “hot dogs”

(    )

In the USA, July is National Hot Dog Month. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council decided that

(    )

The Hot Dog Council provides information about hot dogs and how to eat them. They even provide advice

(    )

in a newspaper cartoon the next day. The name has stuck for over a century.

(    )

Grounds. A food seller started selling dachshund sausages in bread rolls. He shouted to people to get them while they

(    )

too. There are celebrations in Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The main activity on this day is to

(    )

eat hot dogs, but there are other activities and events. The event with the highest profile is the annual

(    )

The German city of Frankfurt is said to be the birthplace of the sausage used

(    )

on hot dog eating etiquette. There is a lot more to eating hot dogs than most people think.

1  )

National Hot Dog Day would be around July 23rd every year. In fact, Hot Dog Day is celebrated outside of the USA

(    )

Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 Washington officials celebrate the hot dog at the lunch.

(    )

sausages of all kinds to America. The name “hot dog” was first used in 1901 in New York at the New York Polo

(    )

this. Officials there say their Wiener sausages existed many years before frankfurters. North Europeans brought

(    )

in hot dogs – the frankfurter. In 1987, the city celebrated the 500th birthday of the hot dog. The Austrian city Vienna disputes


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

around     Dog     July     Day     23rd     would     National     be     Hot

2.

day     is     to    eat    hot     dogs    The     main    activity     on     this

3.

the     with     event     The     profile     highest

4.

Officials     hot dog     celebrate     at     the     the     lunch

5.

Provide     etiquette     eating     hot dog     on     advice

6.

frankfurters     before     years     many     existed     Sausages

7.

used     first     was     “hot dog”     name     The     1901     in

8.

sausages     food     started     dachshund     A     seller     selling

9.

know     didn’t     cartoonist     sports     A     spell     to     how

10.

The     century     a     over     for     stuck     has     name


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 HOT DOG DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Hot Dog 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 Hot Dog 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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