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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

August the 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The aim of this day is for people to remember the horrors of the slave trade. It was perhaps the biggest tragedy ever as millions of lives were destroyed. It is on this day because the 23rd of August 1791 was the beginning of the uprising that started events that ended the transatlantic slave trade. This took place in Haiti and Dominican Republic. This date also allows us to honour the people who worked to abolish the slave trade and slavery throughout the world. It is also a time for us to remember that modern-day slavery exists today. People in countries still treat people as slaves. Human trafficking in women and children is a huge problem.

People observe this day in many different ways. Every year the United Nations invites people to organize events based on the theme of this day. There are many educational workshops in schools and cultural organizations. These tell the story of the slave trade. Other events involve musicians, actors and artists using music, dance, art and drama to highlight the history of the slave trade. Slavery can be traced back to our earliest historical records. It has existed at some time in almost all cultures and continents. Today it is outlawed in nearly all countries. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

remember the horrors

a.

transatlantic slave trade

2

It was perhaps the biggest

b.

exists today

3.

events that ended the

c.

of the slave trade

4.

abolish

d.

trafficking

5.

modern-day slavery

e.

tragedy ever

6.

Human

f.

the slave trade

 

Paragraph 2

1.

People observe this day

a.

workshops in schools

2

organize events based on

b.

held in slavery

3.

There are many educational

c.

the theme of this day

4.

highlight

d.

nearly all countries

5.

it is outlawed in

e.

in many different ways

6.

No one shall be

f.

the history


LISTENING GAP FILL

August the 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The ___________________ for people to remember the horrors of the slave trade. It was perhaps the biggest tragedy ___________________ lives were destroyed. It is on this day because the 23rd of August 1791 was the beginning of the uprising that started ___________________ transatlantic slave trade. This took place in Haiti and Dominican Republic. This date also allows us to honour the people who ___________________ slave trade and slavery throughout the world. It is also a time for us to remember that modern-day ___________________. People in countries still treat people as slaves. Human trafficking in women and children is a huge problem.

People ___________________ many different ways. Every year the United Nations invites people to organize events ___________________ of this day. There are many educational workshops in schools and cultural organizations. These tell the story of the slave trade. ___________________ musicians, actors and artists using music, dance, art and drama to highlight the history of the slave trade. Slavery can ___________________ earliest historical records. It has existed at some time in almost all cultures and continents. Today it is outlawed in nearly all countries. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall ___________________ or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

August the 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The ____________ of this day is for people to remember the ____________ of the slave trade. It was perhaps the biggest tragedy ever as millions of lives were destroyed. It is on this day because the 23rd of August 1791 was the beginning of the ____________ that started events that ended the transatlantic slave trade. This took ____________ in Haiti and Dominican Republic. This date also allows us to honour the people who worked to ____________ the slave trade and slavery throughout the world. It is also a ____________ for us to remember that modern-day slavery ____________ today. People in countries still treat people as slaves. Human trafficking in women and children is a ____________ problem.

 

 

 

horrors
place
time
aim
huge
uprising
exists
abolish

People ____________ this day in many different ways. Every year the United Nations invites people to organize events ____________ on the theme of this day. There are many educational workshops in schools and cultural organizations. These tell the ____________ of the slave trade. Other events involve musicians, actors and artists using music, dance, art and ____________ to highlight the history of the slave trade. Slavery can be ____________ back to our earliest historical records. It has existed at some time in almost all cultures and ____________. Today it is outlawed in nearly all countries. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ____________: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their ____________.”

 

 

story
 
states
forms
observe
traced
drama
based
continents


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

August the 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The aim / aimed of this day is for people to remember the horrors / horrific of the slave trade. It was perhaps the biggest tragedy ever as millions of lives were destruction / destroyed. It is on this day because the 23rd of August 1791 was the beginning of the uprising that started events that end / ended the transatlantic slave trade. This took / taking place in Haiti and Dominican Republic. This date also allows us to honour the people who worked to abolish / abolition the slave trade and slavery throughout the world. It is also a time for us to remember that modern-day slavery exists yesterday / today. People in countries still treat people as slaves. Human trafficking in women and children is a hug / huge problem.

People observe this day in many different way / ways. Every year the United Nations invites people to organize events based on the theme of this / these day. There are many educational workshops in schools and cultural organizations. These tell the story of the slave trade. Other event / events involve musicians, actors and artists using / use music, dance, art and drama to highlight the history of the slave trade. Slavery can be tracing / traced back to our earliest historical records. It has existed / resisted at some time in almost all cultures and continents. Today it is outlawed in nearly all countries. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be hold / held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their form / forms.”


MULTIPLE CHOICE

August the 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The aim of (1) _____ day is for people to remember the horrors of the slave trade. It was perhaps the biggest (2) _____ ever as millions of lives were destroyed. It is on this day because the 23rd of August 1791 was the beginning of the uprising that (3) _____ events that ended the transatlantic slave trade. This took place in Haiti and Dominican Republic. This date also allows us to honour the people who worked to (4) _____ the slave trade and slavery throughout the world. It is also a time for us to remember that modern-day slavery (5) _____ today. People in countries still treat people as slaves. Human trafficking in women and children is a (6) _____ problem.

People (7) _____ this day in many different ways. Every year the United Nations invites people to organize events (8) _____ on the theme of this day. There are many educational workshops in schools and (9) _____ organizations. These tell the story of the slave trade. Other events involve musicians, actors and artists using music, dance, art and drama to highlight the history of the slave trade. Slavery can be (10) _____ back to our earliest historical records. It has existed at some time in almost all cultures and  (11) _____. Today it is outlawed in nearly all countries. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all (12) _____ forms.”

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

these

(b)

that

(c)

this

(d)

those

2.

(a)

tragedy

(b)

tragically

(c)

tragic

(d)

tragedies

3.

(a)

started

(b)

start

(c)

starts

(d)

starting

4.

(a)

abolition

(b)

abolish

(c)

abolishing

(d)

abolishes

5.

(a)

existence

(b)

existed

(c)

exist

(d)

exists

6.

(a)

hugest

(b)

hug

(c)

huge

(d)

hugely

7.

(a)

observation

(b)

observe

(c)

observance

(d)

observer

8.

(a)

based

(b)

base

(c)

basing

(d)

bases

9.

(a)

culturally

(b)

cultures

(c)

culture

(d)

cultural

10.

(a)

traces

(b)

tracing

(c)

traced

(d)

trace

11.

(a)

incontinence

(b)

continents

(c)

continental

(d)

continent

12.

(a)

them

(b)

they

(c)

those

(d)

their


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the roshror of the slave trade

2.

the biggest gdtayer ever

3.

blishoa the slave trade

4.

neomrd-day slavery

5.

slavery ietsxs today

6.

a uheg problem

 

Paragraph 2

7.

zangrioe events

8.

the theem of this day

9.

curlalut organizations

10.

hgihitlgh the history

11.

it is taeuldwo

12.

the slave trade shall be dbhieiorpt


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

day is for people to remember the horrors of the slave trade. It was perhaps the biggest tragedy ever as millions of

(    )

lives were destroyed. It is on this day because the 23rd of August 1791 was the beginning of the uprising

(    )

continents. Today it is outlawed in nearly all countries. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall

(    )

world. It is also a time for us to remember that modern-day slavery exists today. People in countries still treat

1  )

August the 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The aim of this

(    )

People observe this day in many different ways. Every year the United Nations invites

(    )

cultural organizations. These tell the story of the slave trade. Other events involve musicians, actors and

(    )

artists using music, dance, art and drama to highlight the history of the slave trade. Slavery can be traced

(    )

back to our earliest historical records. It has existed at some time in almost all cultures and

(    )

be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

(    )

people to organize events based on the theme of this day. There are many educational workshops in schools and

(    )

people as slaves. Human trafficking in women and children is a huge problem.

(    )

that started events that ended the transatlantic slave trade. This took place in Haiti and Dominican Republic. This date also allows

(    )

us to honour the people who worked to abolish the slave trade and slavery throughout the


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

horrors    the    Remember    trade    slave    the    of.   

2.

the    perhaps    was    It    ever    tragedy    biggest.   

3.

that    Events    trade    slave    transatlantic    the    ended.   

4.

slave   trade   Honour   the   people   who    worked   to   abolish    the.   

5.

children    huge    Trafficking    and    a    women    is    problem    in.   

6.

ways    day    in    People    many    observe    different    this.   

7.

are    There    schools    in    workshops    educational    many.   

8.

story    of    These    the    tell    slave    the    trade.    

9.

records    historical    earliest    our    to    back    Traced.   

10.

outlawed    in    Today    nearly    it    all    is    countries.   


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 SLAVE TRADE DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Slave Trade 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 Slave Trade 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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