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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

August the 6th is Fresh Breath Day. It is a day when we can think about our breath and how it affects our life and relationships. Bad breath is one of life’s most personal problems. It can make or break a romantic relationship and have an impact on how you do business. Indeed, it can be so personal that even our best friend will not tell us we have bad breath. Would you tell someone that they had smelly breath? On Fresh Breath Day, read up on how you can make sure you have fresh-smelling breath. For many people it’s a simple case of good dental hygiene habits and a healthy lifestyle. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes and not brushing your teeth regularly will all make your breath smell.

Around 25 per cent of the population has chronic bad breath, often called halitosis. The older we become, the more likely we are to have it. Bad breath is caused by as many as 600 different types of bacteria. These are found on the gums, cheeks and tongue. Many of us try to hide bad breath with things like mouthwash and breath sprays. These are only short-term solutions. Fresh breath comes from keeping your mouth healthy. This means regular dental check-ups to have your teeth cleaned, flossing, and using a water-jet cleaner every day to remove food stuck between your teeth or under your gums. You also need to scrape your tongue every day. Fifty per cent of bacteria is found on the tongue.

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 affects our life

a.

hygiene habits

2

It can make or break a

b.

breath

3.

it can be so

c.

teeth regularly

4.

smelly

d.

personal

5.

good dental

e.

and relationships

6.

brushing your

f.

romantic relationship

 

Paragraph 2

1.

chronic bad

a.

keeping your mouth healthy

2

as many as 600 different

b.

on the tongue

3.

Many of us try to

c.

breath

4.

Fresh breath comes from

d.

between your teeth

5.

remove food stuck

e.

types of bacteria

6.

bacteria is found

f.

hide bad breath


LISTENING GAP FILL

August the 6th is Fresh Breath Day. It is a day when we can think about our breath __________________ our life and relationships. Bad breath is one of life’s most personal problems. It can make or break a romantic relationship and __________________ how you do business. Indeed, it can be so personal __________________ friend will not tell us we have bad breath. Would you tell someone that they had smelly breath? On Fresh Breath Day, __________________ can make sure you have fresh-smelling breath. For many people __________________ good dental hygiene habits and a healthy lifestyle. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes and not brushing your teeth regularly __________________ breath smell.

Around 25 per cent of the population has __________________, often called halitosis. The older we become, the more likely we are to have it. Bad breath is caused __________________ 600 different types of bacteria. These are found on the gums, cheeks and tongue. Many of __________________ bad breath with things like mouthwash and breath sprays. These are only short-term solutions. Fresh breath __________________ your mouth healthy. This means regular dental check-ups to have your teeth cleaned, flossing, and using a water-jet cleaner every day __________________ between your teeth or under your gums. You also need to scrape your tongue every day. Fifty per cent __________________ on the tongue.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

August the 6th is Fresh Breath Day. It is a day ____________ we can think about our breath and how it affects our life and relationships. Bad breath is one of life’s most ____________ problems. It can make or break a romantic relationship and have an ____________ on how you do business. Indeed, it can be so personal that even our best friend will not tell us we have ____________ breath. Would you tell someone that they had smelly breath? On Fresh Breath Day, ____________ up on how you can ____________ sure you have fresh-smelling breath. For many people it’s a simple ____________ of good dental hygiene habits and a healthy lifestyle. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes and not brushing your teeth ____________ will all make your breath smell.

 

 

 

bad
make
personal
when
read
regularly
impact
case

Around 25 per cent of the population has ____________ bad breath, often called halitosis. The older we become, the more ____________ we are to have it. Bad breath is caused by as many as 600 different types of bacteria. These are found on the gums, ____________ and tongue. Many of us try to hide bad breath with things like mouthwash and breath ____________. These are only short-term solutions. Fresh breath comes from keeping your mouth ____________. This means ____________ dental check-ups to have your teeth cleaned, flossing, and using a water-jet cleaner every day to ____________ food stuck between your teeth or under your gums. You also need to scrape your tongue every day. Fifty per cent of ____________ is found on the tongue.

 

 

regular
 
likely
sprays
chronic
bacteria
remove
cheeks
healthy


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

August the 6th is Fresh Breath Day. It is a day when we can thinking / think about our breath and how it affects / effects our life and relationships. Bad breath is one of life’s most personal problems. It can make or broke / break a romantic relationship and have an impact on how you do business. Indeed, it can be so personality / personal that even our best friend will not tell us we have bad breath. Would you tell someone that they had smelly / smell breath? On Fresh Breath Day, read down / up on how you can make sure you have fresh-smelling breath. For many people it’s a sample / simple case of good dental hygiene habits and a healthy lifestyle. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes and not brushing / brush your teeth regularly will all make your breath smell.

Around 25 per cent of the population has chronic / chronicle bad breath, often called halitosis. The older we become, the more likeable / likely we are to have it. Bad breath is caused by as many as 600 different types / type of bacteria. These are found on the gums, cheeks and tongue. Many of us try to hide bad breath with things like mouthwash and breathe / breath sprays. These are only short-term solutions. Fresh breath comes from keeping your mouth health / healthy. This means regular dental check-ups to have your teeth cleaned, flossing, and using a water-jet clean / cleaner every day to remove food stuck / stick between your teeth or under your gums. You also need to scrape your tongue every day. Fifty per cent of bacteria is finding / found on the tongue.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

August the 6th is Fresh Breath Day. It is a day when we can (1) ____ about our breath and how it (2) ____ our life and relationships. Bad breath is one of life’s most personal problems. It can make or (3) ____ a romantic relationship and have an impact on how you do business. Indeed, it can be so (4) ____ that even our best friend will not tell us we have bad breath. Would you tell someone that they had smelly breath? On Fresh Breath Day, read (5) ____ on how you can make sure you have fresh-smelling breath. For many people it’s a simple case of good dental hygiene habits and a healthy lifestyle. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes and not brushing your teeth (6) ____ will all make your breath smell.

Around 25 per cent of the population has chronic bad breath, often called halitosis. The (7) ____ we become, the more likely we are to have it. Bad breath is caused by as (8) ____ as 600 different types of bacteria. These are found on the gums, cheeks and tongue. Many of us try to (9) ____ bad breath with things like mouthwash and breath sprays. These are only short-term solutions. Fresh breath comes (10) ____ keeping your mouth healthy. This means regular dental check-ups to have your teeth cleaned, flossing, and using a water-jet cleaner every day (11) ____ remove food stuck between your teeth or under your gums. You also need to scrape your tongue every day. Fifty per cent of bacteria is found on (12) ____ tongue.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

think

(b)

thought

(c)

thoughts

(d)

thinking

2.

(a)

effects

(b)

effective

(c)

affects

(d)

affected

3.

(a)

broke

(b)

break

(c)

breaking

(d)

broken

4.

(a)

personal

(b)

personality

(c)

personalize

(d)

person

5.

(a)

down

(b)

on

(c)

in

(d)

up

6.

(a)

regular

(b)

regulars

(c)

regulate

(d)

regularly

7.

(a)

old

(b)

elder

(c)

older

(d)

oldest

8.

(a)

many

(b)

most

(c)

much

(d)

more

9.

(a)

hidden

(b)

hid

(c)

hide

(d)

hides

10.

(a)

from

(b)

from

(c)

for

(d)

fro

11.

(a)

at

(b)

to

(c)

by

(d)

with

12.

(a)

a

(b)

some

(c)

one

(d)

the


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

how it atfcfse our life

2.

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3.

how you do ensssbiu

4.

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5.

a mlseip case of good dental hygiene

6.

bhgrnuis your teeth

 

Paragraph 2

7.

chrocin bad breath

8.

different types of batrecai

9.

the gums, cheeks and tonueg

10.

mouthwash and breath yrspsa

11.

grreual dental check-ups

12.

remove food cstuk between your teeth


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

people it’s a simple case of good dental hygiene habits and a healthy lifestyle. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking

(    )

healthy. This means regular dental check-ups to have your teeth cleaned, flossing, and using a water-jet cleaner every

(    )

day to remove food stuck between your teeth or under your gums. You also need

(    )

breath? On Fresh Breath Day, read up on how you can make sure you have fresh-smelling breath. For many

(    )

to scrape your tongue every day. Fifty per cent of bacteria is found on the tongue.

(    )

sprays. These are only short-term solutions. Fresh breath comes from keeping your mouth

1  )

August the 6th is Fresh Breath Day. It is a day when we can think about our breath and how it affects

(    )

Around 25 per cent of the population has chronic bad breath, often called halitosis. The older we become, the more

(    )

our life and relationships. Bad breath is one of life’s most personal problems. It can make or break a romantic

(    )

friend will not tell us we have bad breath. Would you tell someone that they had smelly

(    )

relationship and have an impact on how you do business. Indeed, it can be so personal that even our best

(    )

likely we are to have it. Bad breath is caused by as many as 600 different types of bacteria. These are found on the gums,

(    )

cheeks and tongue. Many of us try to hide bad breath with things like mouthwash and breath

(    )

cigarettes and not brushing your teeth regularly will all make your breath smell.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

about    when    think    breath    day    can    our    A    we.   

2.

break    It    a    can    romantic    make    relationship    or.   

3.

Tell    breath    smelly    had    they    that    someone.   

4.

hygiene    dental    good    of    case    simple    A    habits.

5.

brushing    Not    regularly    teeth    your.   

6.

Around    25%    of    the    population    has    chronic    bad    breath.   

7.

as    bacteria    600    different    As    types    many    of.   

8.

breath    try    to    Many    hide    of    bad    us.   

9.

your    breath    mouth    comes    healthy    from    keeping    Fresh.   

10.

found    on    the    tongue    Fifty    per    cent    of    bacteria    is.   


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 FRESH BREATH DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Fresh Breath 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 Fresh Breath 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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