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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

The dangers of global warming are well known. It is good to have a day that makes us think about the harm the Sun’s rays can do to our skin. This day is Stay Out Of The Sun Day. It takes place around the 3rd of July every year. No one really knows how the day started, but it is sure to become more celebrated each year. Maybe it was a marketing campaign by makers of sun-tan lotions. Many of us know how painful it can be to stay out in the sun for too long. Our red skin can be more painful than it looks. The Sun’s rays can cause a lot of damage. Apart from sunburn, we can get blisters – these are real, actual burns. The Sun also ages your skin and can cause different kinds of cancer.

The Sun’s ultra-violet rays are actually very damaging. They can kill. Thousands of people die each year because of skin cancer. Global warming has made the Sun more dangerous. The ozone layer is becoming very thin and letting too many dangerous rays reach us. There are many things we can do to reduce the risk of harm. The best thing to do is to be sensible. The worst thing you can do is sit in the mid-day sun – only mad dogs and Englishmen do that. In fact, it’s better to avoid the Sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear sun-tan lotion with a high protection factor, and a hat. On Stay Out Of The Sun Day, read up on what you can do to stay safe in the Sun. It may save your life.

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 dangers of global warming

a.

makers of sun-tan lotions

2

the harm the Sun’s rays can

b.

your skin

3.

a marketing campaign by

c.

are well known

4.

stay out in the sun

d.

a lot of damage

5.

The Sun’s rays can cause

e.

do to our skin

6.

The Sun also ages

f.

for too long

 

Paragraph 2

1.

The Sun’s ultra-violet rays are

a.

do to stay safe

2

The ozone layer is

b.

the risk of harm

3.

things we can do to reduce

c.

between 10 am and 4 pm

4.

The worst thing you can do is sit

d.

actually very damaging

5.

it’s better to avoid the Sun

e.

becoming very thin

6.

read up on what you can

f.

in the mid-day sun


LISTENING GAP FILL

The dangers of global warming _________________. It is good to have a day that makes us think about the harm the Sun’s rays can _________________. This day is Stay Out Of The Sun Day. It takes place around the 3rd of July every year. No one _________________ day started, but it is sure to become more celebrated each year. Maybe it was a marketing campaign by makers of sun-tan lotions. Many of us know how painful _________________ out in the sun for too long. Our red skin can be more painful than it looks. The Sun’s rays _________________ of damage. Apart from sunburn, we can get blisters – these are real, actual burns. The Sun also _________________ can cause different kinds of cancer.

The Sun’s ultra-violet ___________________ damaging. They can kill. Thousands of people die each year because _________________. Global warming has made the Sun more dangerous. The ozone layer is becoming very thin and _________________ dangerous rays reach us. There are many things we can do to reduce the risk of harm. The best thing to do is to be sensible. The worst thing __________________ the mid-day sun – only mad dogs and Englishmen do that. In fact, it’s _________________ Sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear sun-tan lotion with a high protection factor, and a hat. On Stay Out Of The Sun Day, read up on what you can do to stay safe in the Sun. It _________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

The __________ of global warming are well known. It is good to have a day that makes us think about the __________ the Sun’s rays can do to our skin. This day is Stay Out Of The Sun Day. It __________ place around the 3rd of July every year. No one really knows how the day started, but it is __________ to become more celebrated each year. Maybe it was a marketing campaign by makers of sun-tan __________. Many of us know how __________ it can be to stay out in the sun for too long. Our red skin can be more painful than it looks. The Sun’s rays can __________ a lot of damage. Apart from sunburn, we can get blisters – these are real, actual burns. The Sun also __________ your skin and can cause different kinds of cancer.

 

 

 

lotions
takes
ages
sure
dangers
cause
harm
painful

The Sun’s ultra-violet rays are __________ very damaging. They can kill. Thousands of people die each year __________ of skin cancer. Global warming has made the Sun more dangerous. The ozone layer is becoming very thin and __________ too many dangerous rays reach us. There are many things we can do to __________ the risk of harm. The best thing to do is to be __________. The worst thing you can do is sit in the mid-day sun – only mad dogs and Englishmen do that. In fact, it’s better to __________ the Sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear sun-tan __________ with a high protection factor, and a hat. On Stay Out Of The Sun Day, read up on what you can do to stay safe in the Sun. It may __________ your life.

 

 

sensible
 
letting
actually
save
avoid
because
lotion
reduce


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

The dangers of global warming are well knowing / known. It is good to have a day that makes us think about the harm / harmful the Sun’s rays can do to our skin. This day is Stay Out Of The Sun Day. It takes place around the 3rd of July every year. No one actual / really knows how the day started, but it is sure to become more celebration / celebrated each year. Maybe it was a marketing campaign by makers of sun-tan lotions. Many of us know how painful it can be to stay up / out in the sun for too long. Our red skin can be more painful than it looking / looks. The Sun’s rays can cause a lot of damage. Apart from sunburn, we can get blisters / blistering – these are real, actual burns. The Sun also age / ages your skin and can cause different kinds of cancer.

The Sun’s ultra-violet rays are actually / real very damaging. They can kill. Thousands of people die each year because to / of skin cancer. Global warming has made the Sun more dangerously / dangerous. The ozone layer is becoming very thin and letting too many dangerous rays reach us / them. There are many things we can do to reduce the risk of harm. The best thing to do is to be / do sensible. The worst thing you can do is sit in the mid-day sun – only mad dogs and Englishmen do that / these. In fact, it’s better to avoid the Sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear sun-tan lotion with a high protection / protect factor, and a hat. On Stay Out Of The Sun Day, read up on what you can do to stay safe in the Sun. It may safe / save your life.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

The dangers of global warming are well (1) ____. It is good to have a day that makes us think about the harm the Sun’s rays can do to our skin. This day is Stay Out Of The Sun Day. It (2) ____ place around the 3rd of July every year. No one really knows how the day started, but it is sure to become more celebrated (3) ____ year. Maybe it was a marketing campaign by (4) ____ of sun-tan lotions. Many of us know how painful it can be to stay out in the sun for too long. Our red skin can be more painful than (5) ____ looks. The Sun’s rays can cause a lot of damage. Apart from sunburn, we can get blisters – these are real, actual burns. The Sun also (6) ____ your skin and can cause different kinds of cancer.

The Sun’s ultra-violet rays are actually very (7) ____. They can kill. Thousands of people die each year because of skin cancer. Global warming has made the Sun more dangerous. The ozone (8) ____ is becoming very thin and letting too many dangerous rays reach us. There are many things we can do to (9) ____ the risk of harm. The best thing to do is to be sensible. The (10) ____ thing you can do is sit in the mid-day sun – only mad dogs and Englishmen do that. In fact, it’s better to avoid the Sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear sun-tan lotion with a high protection      (11) ____, and a hat. On Stay Out Of The Sun Day, read up on what you can do to stay safe in the Sun. It may (12) ____ your life.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

knowledge

(b)

knows

(c)

known

(d)

knowing

2.

(a)

makes

(b)

takes

(c)

does

(d)

believes

3.

(a)

all

(b)

each

(c)

whole

(d)

one

4.

(a)

makings

(b)

makes

(c)

makers

(d)

markets

5.

(a)

they

(b)

he

(c)

she

(d)

it

6.

(a)

age

(b)

aging

(c)

age-old

(d)

ages

7.

(a)

damaging

(b)

damages

(c)

damaged

(d)

damage

8.

(a)

sheet

(b)

layer

(c)

ply

(d)

strata

9.

(a)

low

(b)

down

(c)

reduce

(d)

cuts

10.

(a)

bad

(b)

poor

(c)

worse

(d)

worst

11.

(a)

factory

(b)

factor

(c)

factored

(d)

factors

12.

(a)

save

(b)

safety

(c)

saving

(d)

savings


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

global gawinmr

2.

a marketing ganacimp

3.

more nuiafpl than it looks

4.

cause a lot of emdaga

5.

we can get rbisslte

6.

cause different sindk of cancer

 

Paragraph 2

7.

The Sun’s lrtau-violet rays

8.

knis cancer

9.

ceduer the risk of harm

10.

be seeibnls

11.

odvai the Sun between 10 am and 4 pm

12.

high protection crtfoa


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

sun for too long. Our red skin can be more painful than it looks. The Sun’s rays can cause a lot of

(    )

The Sun’s ultra-violet rays are actually very damaging. They can kill. Thousands of people die each year because

(    )

harm. The best thing to do is to be sensible. The worst thing you can do is sit in the mid-day sun – only mad

(    )

harm the Sun’s rays can do to our skin. This day is Stay Out Of The Sun Day. It takes place around the 3rd of

(    )

dogs and Englishmen do that. In fact, it’s better to avoid the Sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear sun-tan

(    )

burns. The Sun also ages your skin and can cause different kinds of cancer.

(    )

damage. Apart from sunburn, we can get blisters – these are real, actual

(    )

thin and letting too many dangerous rays reach us. There are many things we can do to reduce the risk of

(    )

July every year. No one really knows how the day started, but it is sure to become more celebrated each year. Maybe it was

(    )

of skin cancer. Global warming has made the Sun more dangerous. The ozone layer is becoming very

(    )

a marketing campaign by makers of sun-tan lotions. Many of us know how painful it can be to stay out in the

1  )

The dangers of global warming are well known. It is good to have a day that makes us think about the

(    )

lotion with a high protection factor, and a hat. On Stay Out Of The Sun Day,

(    )

read up on what you can do to stay safe in the Sun. It may save your life.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

of     dangers     The     known     well     are     warming     global

2.

rays     to     the     Sun’s     do     skin     the     can     our     harm

3.

knows     really     one     No     started     day     the     how

4.

Many     painful     of     it     us     can     know     be     how

5.

The     skin     your     ages     also     Sun

6.

actually    The    are    damaging     ultra-violet     rays     very     Sun’s

7.

each     die     people     cancer     skin     of     because     year

8.

thin     ozone     is     very     The     layer     becoming

9.

is     best     to     thing     be     to     sensible     do     The

10.

a     with     protection-factor     sun     lotion     high     Wear     tan


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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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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3.

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5.

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6.

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THE STAY OUT OF THE SUN DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about Stay Out Of The Sun 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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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 Stay Out Of The Sun 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 Stay Out Of The Sun Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Stay Out Of The Sun 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 Stay Out Of The Sun 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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