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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

There is a special day of the year for people who argue. This is Kiss And Make Up Day. It is for people to understand that it is very easy to get over problems. We all have experiences in our lives when we fall out with someone over something small. We are too proud to be the first to say sorry. We can all remember a time when the smallest problem somehow became a big issue. This can lead to serious major fights and arguments. Kiss And Make Up Day allows people to remember that it’s easier to say sorry and laugh about small problems than it is to let them get bigger. You don’t actually have to kiss someone to make up with them. All you need to do is apologize or say, “OK, let’s talk about this”.

There is now quite a big industry behind making up with people. Every year, millions of cards and e-cards are sent to people to say sorry. The cards even say “I’m Sorry” on them. Then there are the flowers, chocolates and other presents people buy to let people know the problem is over. You can kiss and make up with anyone. Experts say the most important thing to do is make up with someone before you go to bed or before the end of the evening. People who are good at kissing and making up with friends, family and partners are usually happy. It means they are good at keeping their relationships strong and healthy. Maybe the best thing is that if you are the one who starts the kiss-and-make-up process, people will see you in a good light.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

people who

a.

became a big issue

2

it is very easy to

b.

and laugh

3.

fall out with someone

c.

get over problems

4.

the smallest problem somehow

d.

argue

5.

it’s easier to say sorry

e.

is apologize

6.

All you need to do

f.

over something

 

Paragraph 2

1.

a big industry behind making

a.

to say sorry

2

e-cards are sent to people

b.

relationships strong

3.

let people know the problem

c.

in a good light

4.

make up with someone before

d.

is over

5.

good at keeping their

e.

up with people

6.

people will see you

f.

you go to bed


LISTENING GAP FILL

There is a special day of the year ____________________. This is Kiss And Make Up Day. It is for people to understand that it is very ____________________ problems. We all have experiences in our lives when we fall out with someone over something small. We ____________________ the first to say sorry. We can all remember a time when the smallest problem somehow became a big issue. This can ____________________ fights and arguments. Kiss And Make Up Day allows people to remember that it’s easier to say sorry and laugh about small problems than ____________________ bigger. You don’t actually have to kiss someone to make up with them. All you ____________________ apologize or say, “OK, let’s talk about this”.

There is now quite a big industry ____________________ with people. Every year, millions of cards and e-cards are sent to people to say sorry. The cards even say “I’m Sorry” on them. Then there are the flowers, chocolates and other presents ____________________ people know the problem is over. You can kiss and make up with anyone. Experts say the most important ____________________ up with someone before you go to bed or before the end of the evening. People ____________________ and making up with friends, family and partners are usually happy. It ____________________ at keeping their relationships strong and healthy. Maybe the best thing is that if you are the one who starts the kiss-and-make-up process, people will _____________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

There is a special day of the year for people who ____________. This is Kiss And Make Up Day. It is for people to understand that it is very easy to get ____________ problems. We all have experiences in our lives when we fall out with someone over something ____________. We are too ____________ to be the first to say sorry. We can all remember a time when the smallest problem somehow became a big ____________. This can lead to serious major ____________ and arguments. Kiss And Make Up Day allows people to remember that it’s easier to say sorry and ____________ about small problems than it is to let them get bigger. You don’t actually have to kiss someone to make up with them. All you need to do is ____________ or say, “OK, let’s talk about this”.

 

 

 

small
fights
argue
over
issue
apologize
proud
laugh

There is now quite a big ____________ behind making up with people. Every year, millions of cards and e-cards are sent to people to ____________ sorry. The cards even say “I’m Sorry” on them. Then there are the flowers, chocolates and other presents people buy to let people know the ____________ is over. You can kiss and make up with anyone. Experts say the most ____________ thing to do is make up with someone before you go to ____________ or before the end of the evening. People who are good at kissing and making up with friends, family and partners are usually happy. It means they are good at keeping their relationships ____________ and healthy. Maybe the best thing is that if you are the one who starts the kiss-and-make-up ____________, people will see you in a good ____________.

 

 

problem
 
bed
process
industry
light
important
say
strong


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

There is a special day of the year for people who argument / argue. This is Kiss And Make Up Day. It is for people to understand that it is very easy to keep / get over problems. We all have experiences in our lives when we fall in / out with someone over something small. We are too proud to be the first to say sorry. We can all remember a time when the smallest problem somehow become / became a big issue. This can lead to serious, major fights and arguments. Kiss And Make Up Day allows people to remember that it’s easy / easier to say sorry and laugh about small problems than it is to let / get them get bigger. You don’t actually have / has to kiss someone to make up with them. All you need to do is apologize or say / said, “OK, let’s talk about this”.

There is now quite a big / bigger industry behind making up with people. Every year, millions of cards and e-cards are sending / sent to people to say sorry. The cards even say “I’m Sorry” on them. Then there are the flowers, chocolates and other presents people buy to let people know the problems / problem is over. You can kiss and make up with anyone. Experts say the most important thing to make / do is make up with someone before you go to bed or before the end of the evening. People who are well / good at kissing and making up with friends, family and partners are usually happy / happiness. It means they are good at keeping their relationships strong and health / healthy. Maybe the best thing is that if you are the one who starts the kiss-and-make-up process, people will see you in a good light / darkness.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

There is a special day of the year for people who (1) ____. This is Kiss And Make Up Day. It is for people to understand that it is very easy to get (2) ____ problems. We all have experiences in our lives when we fall out with someone over something small. We are too (3) ____ to be the first to say sorry. We can all remember a time when the smallest problem (4) ____ became a big issue. This can lead to serious major fights and arguments. Kiss And Make Up Day (5) ____ people to remember that it’s easier to say sorry and laugh about small problems than it is to let them get bigger. You don’t actually have to kiss someone to make up with them. All you need to do is (6) ____ or say, “OK, let’s talk about this”.

There is now quite a big (7) ____ behind making up with people. Every year, millions of cards and e-cards are sent to people to say sorry. The cards even say “I’m Sorry” on (8) ____. Then there are the flowers, chocolates and other presents people buy to let people know the problem is over. You can kiss and make up with anyone. (9) ____ say the most important thing to do is make up with someone before you go to bed or before the end of the evening. People who are good at kissing and making up with friends, family and partners are usually (10) ____. It means they are good at keeping their relationships strong and healthy. Maybe the best thing is that if you are the (11) ____ who starts the kiss-and-make-up process, people will see you in a good (12) ____.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

arguing

(b)

argue

(c)

argues

(d)

argument

2.

(a)

over

(b)

above

(c)

on top

(d)

up

3.

(a)

pride

(b)

proudly

(c)

proudest

(d)

proud

4.

(a)

someone

(b)

know-how

(c)

somehow

(d)

how

5.

(a)

allows

(b)

allowing

(c)

allowance

(d)

allowed

6.

(a)

apology

(b)

apologetic

(c)

apologizing

(d)

apologize

7.

(a)

industrial

(b)

industry

(c)

industries

(d)

industrious

8.

(a)

them

(b)

they

(c)

that

(d)

these

9.

(a)

Ex-pats

(b)

Expert

(c)

Experts

(d)

Ex-pat

10.

(a)

happiness

(b)

happily

(c)

unhappy

(d)

happy

11.

(a)

him

(b)

one

(c)

people

(d)

ones

12.

(a)

bright

(b)

night

(c)

light

(d)

sight


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

people who ageur

2.

get over msopebrl

3.

a big eiuss

4.

say sorry and gulah

5.

You don’t lctayual have to kiss

6.

All you need to do is ziaogpleo

 

Paragraph 2

7.

a big drsiytnu

8.

chocolates and other pteesnsr

9.

the end of the ieevgnn

10.

family and rpasnter

11.

strong and aehtyhl

12.

see you in a good ihltg


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

happy. It means they are good at keeping their relationships strong and healthy. Maybe the best

(    )

arguments. Kiss And Make Up Day allows people to remember that it’s easier to say sorry and laugh about small

(    )

that it is very easy to get over problems. We all have experiences in our lives when we fall out with

(    )

say the most important thing to do is make up with someone before you go to bed or before the end

(    )

presents people buy to let people know the problem is over. You can kiss and make up with anyone. Experts

(    )

problems than it is to let them get bigger. You don’t actually have to kiss someone to

(    )

make up with them. All you need to do is apologize or say, “OK, let’s talk about this”.

(    )

time when the smallest problem somehow became a big issue. This can lead to serious major fights and

(    )

of the evening. People who are good at kissing and making up with friends, family and partners are usually

(    )

to people to say sorry. The cards even say “I’m Sorry” on them. Then there are the flowers, chocolates and other

(    )

There is now quite a big industry behind making up with people. Every year, millions of cards and e-cards are sent

1  )

There is a special day of the year for people who argue. This is Kiss And Make Up Day. It is for people to understand

(    )

thing is that if you are the one who starts the kiss-and-make-up process, people will see you in a good light.

(    )

someone over something small. We are too proud to be the first to say sorry. We can all remember a


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

special     day     of     the     year     for     people    who     argue     A.    

2.

It     get     is     over     very     problems     easy     to.    

3.

proud     too     are     We     sorry     say    to     first     the     be     to.    

4.

became     The     a     smallest     big     problem     issue     somehow.    

5.

and     Remember     easier     sorry     it’s     say     laugh     that     to.    

6.

making     A     up     big     with     industry     people     behind.    

7.

problem     the     know     people     Let     over     is.    

8.

anyone     and     make     You     up     can     with     kiss.    

9.

strong     Good     keeping     relationships     at     their.    

10.

in     People     a     will     good     see     light     you.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

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3.

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

1.

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THE KISS AND MAKE UP DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about Kiss And Make Up 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.

 

 

 

 

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Q.4.

 

 

 

 

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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 Kiss And Make Up 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 Kiss And Make Up Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Kiss And Make Up 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 Kiss And Make Up 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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