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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World First Aid Day started in the year 2000. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced it to raise global awareness of how first aid can save people’s lives in everyday situations. It occurs on the second Saturday of September every year. It provides an opportunity for citizens to understand they can quickly learn skills that could save someone’s life. The International Federation says World First Aid Day is to “celebrate the numbers of lives saved both by first aid volunteers and by laypersons trained in first aid.” Many first-aiders recommend making first aid education a part of taking a driving test. Others say children should learn it in schools and it should be part of teachers’ training.

First aid is the provision of initial care when someone is sick or injured. It is usually carried out by a normal person until medical experts or an ambulance arrives. Sometimes the first aid itself can be effective enough. Most first aid procedures are simple techniques. They require very little or no equipment but have saved millions of lives. There are key aims of first aid. The first is to preserve life. The first-aider does everything he or she can to stop someone from dying. The second aim is to prevent further harm. This could be to try and slow down bleeding or to stop a broken bone from being moved. The final aim is to promote recovery. This might include encouraging someone to breathe, or sticking a plaster on a cut.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

raise global

a.

situations

2

everyday

b.

volunteers

3.

save someone’s

c.

training

4.

first aid

d.

driving test

5.

taking a

e.

awareness

6.

part of teachers’

f.

life

 

Paragraph 2

1.

the provision of initial

a.

by a normal person

2

carried out

b.

harm

3.

first aid

c.

life

4.

preserve

d.

care

5.

prevent further

e.

on a cut

6.

sticking a plaster

f.

procedures


LISTENING GAP FILL

World First Aid Day _____________________ 2000. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced it to raise global awareness _____________________ save people’s lives in everyday situations. It occurs on the second Saturday of September every year. It provides an opportunity for citizens to understand they _____________________ that could save someone’s life. The International Federation says World First Aid Day is to “celebrate the numbers _____________________ first aid volunteers and by laypersons _____________________.” Many first-aiders recommend making first aid education a part of taking a driving test. Others say children should learn it in schools and it _____________________ teachers’ training.

First aid is the _____________________ care when someone is sick or injured. It is usually carried out by a normal person until medical experts or an ambulance arrives. Sometimes the _____________________ effective enough. Most first aid procedures are simple techniques. They _____________________ no equipment but have saved millions of lives. There are key aims of first aid. The first is to preserve life. _____________________ everything he or she can to stop someone from dying. The second aim is to prevent further harm. This could be to try and slow down bleeding _____________________ bone from being moved. The final aim is to promote recovery. This might include encouraging someone to breathe, or sticking _____________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World First Aid Day started in the year 2000. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced it to ____________ global awareness of how first aid can save people’s lives in everyday situations. It ____________ on the second Saturday of September every year. It provides an opportunity for ____________ to understand they can quickly learn skills that could ____________ someone’s life. The International Federation says World First Aid Day is to “celebrate the ____________ of lives saved both by first aid volunteers and by laypersons ____________ in first aid.” Many first-aiders recommend making first aid ____________ a part of taking a driving test. Others say children should learn it in schools and it should be ____________ of teachers’ training.

 

 

 

citizens
trained
raise
part
occurs
education
numbers
save

First aid is the provision of ____________ care when someone is sick or injured. It is usually carried out by a ____________ person until medical experts or an ambulance arrives. Sometimes the first aid ____________ can be effective enough. Most first aid procedures are simple techniques. They require very little or no equipment but have saved ____________ of lives. There are ____________ aims of first aid. The first is to preserve life. The first-aider does everything he or she can to stop someone from ____________. The second aim is to prevent further harm. This could be to try and ____________ down bleeding or to stop a broken bone from being moved. The final aim is to promote recovery. This might include encouraging someone to ____________, or sticking a plaster on a cut.

 

 

normal
 
millions
breathe
dying
initial
itself
slow
key


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World First Aid Day started / starts in the year 2000. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced it to raise / rise global awareness of how first aid can save people’s lives in everyday situation / situations. It occurs on the second Saturday of September every year. It provides an opportunity for citizens to understand they can quick / quickly learn skills that could save someone’s life. The International Federation says World First Aid Day is to “celebrate the numbers for / of lives saved both by first aid volunteers and by laypersons trained on / in first aid.” Many first-aiders recommend taking / making first aid education a part of taking a driving test. Others say children should learn it in schools and it should be part of / for teachers’ training.

First aid is the provision / provide of initial care when someone is sick or injured. It is usually carried out by a normally / normal person until medical experts or an ambulance arrives. Sometimes the first aid itself can be / have effective enough. Most first aid procedures are simple techniques. They require very little or no / none equipment but have saved millions of lives. There are key aims of first aid. The first is to preserve life. The first-aider does everything he or she can to stop someone from died / dying. The second aim is to prevent further harm / harmful. This could be to try and slow down bleeding or to stop a broken / break bone from being moved. The final aim is to promote recovery. This might include encouraging someone to breath / breathe, or sticking a plaster on a cut.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World First Aid Day (1) ____ in the year 2000. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced it to (2) ____ global awareness of how first aid can save people’s lives in everyday situations. It occurs on the second Saturday of September every year. It provides an opportunity (3) ____ citizens to understand they can quickly learn skills that could save someone’s life. The International Federation says World First Aid Day is to “celebrate the numbers of lives (4) ____ both by first aid volunteers and by laypersons trained (5) ____ first aid.” Many first-aiders recommend making first aid education a part of taking a driving test. Others say children should learn it in schools and it should be (6) ____ of teachers’ training.

First aid is the provision of initial (7) ____ when someone is sick or injured. It is usually carried out by a normal person until medical experts or an ambulance arrives. Sometimes the first aid (8) ____ can be effective enough. Most first aid procedures are simple techniques. They require very little or (9) ____ equipment but have saved millions of lives. There are key aims of first aid. The first is to preserve (10) ____. The first-aider does everything he or she can to stop someone from dying. The second aim is to prevent further (11) ____. This could be to try and slow down bleeding or to stop a broken bone from being moved. The final aim is to promote recovery. This might include encouraging someone to (12) ____, or sticking a plaster on a cut.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

starts

(b)

start

(c)

started

(d)

starting

2.

(a)

rise

(b)

rising

(c)

arise

(d)

raise

3.

(a)

for

(b)

by

(c)

to

(d)

at

4.

(a)

savings

(b)

saved

(c)

safe

(d)

safety

5.

(a)

on

(b)

to

(c)

in

(d)

as

6.

(a)

party

(b)

part

(c)

partner

(d)

parts

7.

(a)

care

(b)

careful

(c)

cares

(d)

cared

8.

(a)

it

(b)

it’s

(c)

its

(d)

itself

9.

(a)

no

(b)

none

(c)

no-no

(d)

not

10.

(a)

lifetime

(b)

life

(c)

alive

(d)

lively

11.

(a)

harmful

(b)

harmed

(c)

harm

(d)

harms

12.

(a)

breathing

(b)

breathes

(c)

breathless

(d)

breathe


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

raise lalgob awareness

2.

everyday sinatstoui

3.

an opportunity for zisnetic

4.

lives evads

5.

laypersons edrtian in first aid

6.

taking a virndig test

 

Paragraph 2

7.

the provision of ltiniia care

8.

medical trseexp

9.

first aid cosprrduee

10.

epvreesr life

11.

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12.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

situations. It occurs on the second Saturday of September every year. It provides an opportunity for

(    )

citizens to understand they can quickly learn skills that could save someone’s life. The International Federation says

(    )

dying. The second aim is to prevent further harm. This could be to try and slow down bleeding or to stop a broken

(    )

test. Others say children should learn it in schools and it should be part of teachers’ training.

(    )

in first aid.” Many first-aiders recommend making first aid education a part of taking a driving

(    )

enough. Most first aid procedures are simple techniques. They require very little or no equipment but have

(    )

encouraging someone to breathe, or sticking a plaster on a cut.

(    )

First aid is the provision of initial care when someone is sick or injured. It is usually carried out by a normal

(    )

World First Aid Day is to “celebrate the numbers of lives saved both by first aid volunteers and by laypersons trained

(    )

person until medical experts or an ambulance arrives. Sometimes the first aid itself can be effective

(    )

Societies (IFRC) introduced it to raise global awareness of how first aid can save people’s lives in everyday

(    )

bone from being moved. The final aim is to promote recovery. This might include

1  )

World First Aid Day started in the year 2000. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

(    )

saved millions of lives. There are key aims of first aid. The first is to preserve life. The first-aider does everything he or she can to stop someone from


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

save    how    can    lives    of    aid    people’s    Awareness    first.   

2.

citizens    provides    to    an    understand    opportunity    for    It.   

3.

Celebrate     numbers     lives     the     of     saved.    

4.

learn     Others     it     say     in     children     schools     should.    

5.

of     part     be     should     It     training     teachers’.    

6.

aid     initial     is     care     the     provision     First     of.    

7.

usually     by     person     is     out     normal     It     carried     a.    

8.

effective     aid     enough     itself     can     The     be     first.    

9.

to     slow     be     and     bleeding     could     try     down     This.    

10.

breathe     to     someone     encouraging     include     might     This.    


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 WORLD FIRST AID DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World First Aid 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 World First Aid 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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