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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation. Its aim is to inform people around the world that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Over 17 million people die each year from these. Another main aim is to educate the world population that 80 per cent of deaths from heart disease are premature. Most people who suffer heart attacks and strokes could live longer if they changed their lifestyle. Fewer people would die from heart complaints if they were more aware of the main risks. These include smoking, eating an unhealthy diet and not exercising. Experts say heart disease will lose China’s economy around $558 billion between 2005 and 2015. Other countries will also lose billions.

The heart is a strong, muscular organ. Its job is to pump blood around our body. The heart contracts and expands in a non-stop rhythm to push our blood around a system of arteries and veins. The average human heart works at 72 beats per minute. In an average lifetime, it will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. The average weight of a human heart is around 300g. It is the size of a clenched fist. Advances in heart surgery means people can have heart replacement operations. In less serious cases, doctors can fit the heart with plastic valves and pumps to help it beat. World Heart Day is a good time for all of us to think more about this vital organ and live a life that keeps our heart strong and healthy.

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 world’s leading

a.

die each year

2

Over 17 million people

b.

complaints

3.

people who suffer

c.

lose billions

4.

heart

d.

heart attacks

5.

eating an

e.

causes of death

6.

Other countries will also

f.

unhealthy diet

 

Paragraph 2

1.

pump blood

a.

per minute

2

The heart contracts

b.

a clenched fist

3.

a system of arteries

c.

and expands

4.

72 beats

d.

around our body

5.

It is the size of

e.

strong and healthy

6.

a life that keeps our heart

f.

and veins


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation. Its __________________ people around the world that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading __________________. Over 17 million people die each year from these. Another main aim is to educate the world population that 80 per cent of deaths from heart disease are premature. Most people __________________ attacks and strokes could live longer if they changed their lifestyle. Fewer people would die from heart complaints if they were __________________ the main risks. These include smoking, eating an unhealthy diet and not exercising. __________________ disease will lose China’s economy around $558 billion between 2005 and 2015. Other countries __________________ billions.

The heart is a strong, __________________. Its job is to pump blood around our body. The heart contracts and expands in a non-stop rhythm __________________ around a system of arteries and veins. The average human __________________ 72 beats per minute. In an average lifetime, it will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. The average weight of a human heart is around 300g. __________________ clenched fist. Advances in heart surgery means people can have heart replacement operations. __________________, doctors can fit the heart with plastic valves and pumps to help it beat. World Heart Day is a good time for all of us to think more about this vital organ __________________ keeps our heart strong and healthy.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Heart Day was ____________ by the World Heart Federation. Its aim is to inform people around the world that heart disease and stroke are the world’s ____________ causes of death. Over 17 million people die each year from these. Another ____________ aim is to educate the world population that 80 per cent of deaths from heart disease are premature. Most people who ____________ heart attacks and strokes could live longer if they changed their ____________. Fewer people would die from heart complaints if they were more ____________ of the main risks. These include smoking, eating an unhealthy ____________ and not exercising. Experts say heart disease will lose China’s economy around $558 billion between 2005 and 2015. Other countries will also ____________ billions.

 

 

 

aware
main
leading
lose
created
lifestyle
diet
suffer

The heart is a strong, ____________ organ. Its job is to pump blood around our body. The heart contracts and ____________ in a non-stop rhythm to push our blood around a system of arteries and veins. The average human heart works at 72 ____________ per minute. In an average lifetime, it will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. The average ____________ of a human heart is around 300g. It is the size of a clenched ____________. Advances in heart surgery means people can have heart replacement operations. In less serious ____________, doctors can fit the heart with plastic valves and ____________ to help it beat. World Heart Day is a good time for all of us to think more about this vital organ and live a life that ____________ our heart strong and healthy.

 

 

weight
 
muscular
fist
beats
keeps
cases
expands
pumps


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Heart Day was created / creation by the World Heart Federation. Its aim is to inform people around the world that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leader / leading causes of death. Over 17 million people die each year from they / these. Another main aim is to educate the world population that 80 per cent of deaths from / of heart disease are premature. Most people who suffer heart attacks and strokes could live / life longer if they changed their lifestyle. Fewer people would die from heart complaints if they were more awareness / aware of the main risks. These include smoking, eating an unhealthy / healthy diet and not exercising. Experts say heart disease will lose China’s economy around $558 billion between 2005 and 2015. Other countries / country will also lose billions.

The heart is a strong, muscular organic / organ. Its job is to pump blood over / around our body. The heart contracts and expands in a non-stop rhythm to push our blood around a system of arteries and veins / vein. The average human heart works at 72 beats per / par minute. In an average lifetime, it will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. The average weight of a human heart is / are around 300g. It is the size of a clenched fist. Advances / Advance in heart surgery means people can have heart replacement operations. In less serious cases, doctors can fit the heart with plastic values / valves and pumps to help it beat. World Heart Day is a good time for all of us to think more about this vital / vitally organ and live a life that keeps our heart strong and healthy.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Heart Day was (1) ____ by the World Heart Federation. Its aim is to inform people around the world that heart disease and stroke are the world’s (2) ____ causes of death. Over 17 million people die each year from these. Another main aim is to educate the world (3) ____ that 80 per cent of deaths from heart disease are premature. Most people who suffer heart attacks and strokes could (4) ____ longer if they changed their lifestyle. Fewer people would die from heart complaints if they were more aware of the main (5) ____. These include smoking, eating an unhealthy diet and not (6) ____. Experts say heart disease will lose China’s economy around $558 billion between 2005 and 2015. Other countries will also lose billions.

The heart is a strong, muscular (7) ____. Its job is to pump blood around our body. The heart contracts and (8) ____ in a non-stop rhythm to push our blood around a system of arteries and veins. The average human heart works (9) ____ 72 beats per minute. In an average lifetime, it will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. The average weight of a human heart is around 300g. It is the size of a clenched (10) ____. Advances in heart surgery means people can have heart replacement operations. In less serious cases, doctors can fit the heart with plastic (11) ____ and pumps to help it beat. World Heart Day is a good time for all of us to think more about this vital organ and live a life that (12) ____ our heart strong and healthy.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

created

(b)

creative

(c)

creation

(d)

creates

2.

(a)

leader

(b)

leading

(c)

leads

(d)

leaded

3.

(a)

populated

(b)

populate

(c)

populates

(d)

population

4.

(a)

life

(b)

lively

(c)

live

(d)

lives

5.

(a)

risky

(b)

risks

(c)

risked

(d)

riskiness

6.

(a)

exercise

(b)

fit

(c)

exercising

(d)

fitness

7.

(a)

organic

(b)

organism

(c)

organically

(d)

organ

8.

(a)

expands

(b)

expansion

(c)

expand

(d)

expanded

9.

(a)

on

(b)

by

(c)

at

(d)

with

10.

(a)

foot

(b)

stomach

(c)

head

(d)

fist

11.

(a)

valves

(b)

valve

(c)

value

(d)

values

12.

(a)

kept

(b)

keeps

(c)

keeping

(d)

keep


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

orimfn people around the world

2.

dgeilan causes of death

3.

people who ffsure heart attacks

4.

changed their tleeyilsf

5.

eating an unhealthy etdi

6.

lose ioslnlbi

 

Paragraph 2

7.

a strong, rcaslumu organ

8.

The heart contracts and epaxdns

9.

In an geraeav lifetime

10.

the size of a clenched ifst

11.

In less roisues cases

12.

this talvi organ


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

die from heart complaints if they were more aware of the main risks. These include smoking, eating an unhealthy

(    )

aim is to educate the world population that 80 per cent of deaths from heart disease are premature. Most people

(    )

at 72 beats per minute. In an average lifetime, it will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. The average

(    )

of us to think more about this vital organ and live a life that keeps our heart strong and healthy.

(    )

diet and not exercising. Experts say heart disease will lose China’s economy around

(    )

who suffer heart attacks and strokes could live longer if they changed their lifestyle. Fewer people would

(    )

and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Over 17 million people die each year from these. Another main

(    )

and expands in a non-stop rhythm to push our blood around a system of arteries and veins. The average human heart works

(    )

The heart is a strong, muscular organ. Its job is to pump blood around our body. The heart contracts

1  )

World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation. Its aim is to inform people around the world that heart disease

(    )

the heart with plastic valves and pumps to help it beat. World Heart Day is a good time for all

(    )

weight of a human heart is around 300g. It is the size of a clenched fist. Advances in heart

(    )

$558 billion between 2005 and 2015. Other countries will also lose billions.

(    )

surgery means people can have heart replacement operations. In less serious cases, doctors can fit


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

Its     to     around     is     people     world     aim     inform     the.    

2.

world’s     causes     death     The     leading     of.    

3.

are     from     disease     premature     Deaths     heart.    

4.

an     Eating     exercising     not     and     diet     unhealthy.    

5.

countries     also     billions     Other     will     lose.    

6.

a     strong     The     ,     heart     muscular     is     organ.    

7.

job     pump     our     Its     to     around     is     blood     body.    

8.

will     billion     It     approximately     2.5     beat     times.    

9.

of     It     a     is     clenched     the     fist     size.    

10.

fit     valves     the     heart     Doctors     with     can     plastic.    


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.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE WORLD HEART DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Heart 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

_____________

STUDENT 3

_____________

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 Heart 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 Heart Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Heart 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 Heart 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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