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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Tourism Day is on September the 27th. It has been going since 1980 and was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the role of tourism internationally. The UNWTO hopes to highlight how tourism affects societies, cultures and economies worldwide. Since 1997, a host country acts as a partner to the UNWTO to celebrate World Tourism Day. There is a different theme each year. The first theme, in 1980, was tourism's contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and to peace and mutual understanding. Other themes have included youth tourism, tourism as a force for world peace, and tourism and climate change.

Tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world. It employs millions of people and generates billions of dollars. Many developing countries rely on tourist dollars for their survival. In recent decades tourism has boomed. People are richer, air travel is cheaper and many closed borders are coming down. The collapse of communism has seen millions of new tourists coming out of Russia and the former communist countries. This increase in tourism does create problems. In many of the world’s top tourist destinations, there is a strain on the environment. The huge number of tourists is in danger of destroying the reason for sites being so popular. World Tourism Day is a good time to look at our global responsibilities as tourists.

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 has been going

a.

role of tourism

2

raise awareness of the

b.

understanding

3.

There is a different theme

c.

world peace

4.

the preservation of cultural

d.

since 1980

5.

peace and mutual

e.

heritage

6.

tourism as a force for

f.

each year

 

Paragraph 2

1.

one of the biggest industries

a.

has boomed

2

Many developing countries rely

b.

of tourists

3.

In recent decades tourism

c.

on tourist dollars

4.

the world’s top tourist

d.

in the world

5.

The huge number

e.

tourists

6.

our global responsibilities as

f.

destinations


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Tourism Day is on September the 27th. It _________________ 1980 and was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The purpose of _________________ awareness of the role of tourism internationally. The UNWTO hopes to highlight ___________________ societies, cultures and economies worldwide. Since 1997, a host country _________________ the UNWTO to celebrate World Tourism Day. There is a different theme each year. The first theme, in 1980, was tourism's contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and ___________________ understanding. Other themes have included youth tourism, tourism _________________ world peace, and tourism and climate change.

Tourism is one of the biggest _________________ world. It employs millions of people and generates billions of dollars. Many developing countries _________________ dollars for their survival. In recent decades _________________. People are richer, air travel is cheaper and many closed borders are coming down. _________________ communism has seen millions of new tourists coming out of Russia and the former communist countries. This _________________ does create problems. In many of the world’s top tourist destinations, there is a strain on the environment. The huge number of tourists is in danger of destroying the _________________ being so popular. World Tourism Day is a good time to look at our global responsibilities as tourists.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Tourism Day is on September the 27th. It has been ____________ since 1980 and was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The ____________ of this day is to raise awareness of the ____________ of tourism internationally. The UNWTO hopes to highlight how tourism ____________ societies, cultures and economies worldwide. Since 1997, a host country ____________ as a partner to the UNWTO to celebrate World Tourism Day. There is a different ____________ each year. The first theme, in 1980, was tourism's contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and to peace and ____________ understanding. Other themes have included youth tourism, tourism as a ____________ for world peace, and tourism and climate change.

 

 

 

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acts
mutual
role
force
going
affects
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Tourism is one of the biggest ____________ in the world. It employs millions of people and ____________ billions of dollars. Many developing countries ____________ on tourist dollars for their survival. In recent decades tourism has ____________. People are richer, air travel is cheaper and many closed borders are coming down. The collapse of communism has seen millions of new tourists coming out of Russia and the ____________ communist countries. This increase in tourism does create problems. In many of the world’s top tourist destinations, there is a ____________ on the environment. The huge number of tourists is in ____________ of destroying the reason for sites being so popular. World Tourism Day is a good time to look at our ____________ responsibilities as tourists.

 

 

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boomed
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industries
strain
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CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Tourism Day is on September the 27th. It has been gone / going since 1980 and was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The purpose of this day is to rise / raise awareness of the roll / role of tourism internationally. The UNWTO hopes to highlight how tourism affects / effects societies, cultures and economies worldwide. Since 1997, a host / hosted country acts as a partner to the UNWTO to celebrate World Tourism Day. There is a different theme each / all year. The first theme, in 1980, was tourism's contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and to peace and mutual / mutually understanding. Other themes have included youth tourism, tourism as a farce / force for world peace, and tourism and climate change.

Tourism is one of the biggest industrial / industries in the world. It employs / works millions of people and generates billions of dollars. Many developing countries rely in / on tourist dollars for their survival. In recent decades tourism has boomed. People are richer, air travel is cheaper and many closet / closed borders are coming down. The collapse of communism has seen millions of new tourists coming out / in of Russia and the former communist countries. This increase in tourism does create problems. In many of the world’s top tourist destinations / destination, there is a strain in / on the environment. The huge number of tourists is in danger of destroying the reason for sites being so popular. World Tourism Day is a good time to look at our global responsibilities was / as tourists.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Tourism Day is on September the 27th. It has been (1) ____ since 1980 and was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The (2) ____ of this day is to raise awareness of the role of tourism internationally. The UNWTO hopes to highlight how tourism (3) ____ societies, cultures and economies worldwide. Since 1997, a host country acts as a partner to the UNWTO to celebrate World Tourism Day. There is a different theme (4) ____ year. The first theme, in 1980, was tourism's contribution to the preservation (5) ____ cultural heritage and to peace and mutual understanding. Other themes have included youth tourism, tourism as a (6) ____ for world peace, and tourism and climate change.

Tourism is one of the biggest (7) ____ in the world. It employs millions of people and generates billions of dollars. Many developing countries rely (8) ____ tourist dollars for their survival. In recent decades tourism has boomed. People are richer, air travel is cheaper and many closed (9) ____ are coming down. The collapse of communism has seen millions of new tourists coming out of Russia and the former communist countries. This increase in tourism (10) ____ create problems. In many of the world’s top tourist destinations, there is a strain on the environment. The huge number of tourists is (11) ____ danger of destroying the reason for sites being so popular. World Tourism Day is a good time to look at our (12) ____ responsibilities as tourists.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

going

(b)

gone

(c)

goes

(d)

going to

2.

(a)

rise

(b)

up

(c)

height

(d)

raise

3.

(a)

effects

(b)

affective

(c)

affects

(d)

affection

4.

(a)

all

(b)

each

(c)

whole

(d)

entire

5.

(a)

for

(b)

of

(c)

by

(d)

with

6.

(a)

force

(b)

forced

(c)

forces

(d)

forceful

7.

(a)

industries

(b)

industry

(c)

industrial

(d)

industrious

8.

(a)

in

(b)

with

(c)

on

(d)

by

9.

(a)

borderless

(b)

border

(c)

borderline

(d)

borders

10.

(a)

has

(b)

is

(c)

does

(d)

be

11.

(a)

on

(b)

by

(c)

so

(d)

in

12.

(a)

globally

(b)

global

(c)

globe

(d)

globes


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

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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Paragraph 2

7.

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8.

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9.

In eetnrc decades

10.

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11.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

internationally. The UNWTO hopes to highlight how tourism affects societies, cultures and economies worldwide. Since 1997,

(    )

year. The first theme, in 1980, was tourism's contribution to the preservation of cultural

(    )

billions of dollars. Many developing countries rely on tourist dollars for their survival. In recent decades tourism has

(    )

countries. This increase in tourism does create problems. In many of the world’s top tourist

(    )

destinations, there is a strain on the environment. The huge number of tourists is in danger of destroying the reason

(    )

Tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world. It employs millions of people and generates

1  )

World Tourism Day is on September the 27th. It has been going since 1980 and was started by the United Nations

(    )

of communism has seen millions of new tourists coming out of Russia and the former communist

(    )

for world peace, and tourism and climate change.

(    )

boomed. People are richer, air travel is cheaper and many closed borders are coming down. The collapse

(    )

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the role of tourism

(    )

for sites being so popular. World Tourism Day is a good time to look at our global responsibilities as tourists.

(    )

heritage and to peace and mutual understanding. Other themes have included youth tourism, tourism as a force

(    )

a host country acts as a partner to the UNWTO to celebrate World Tourism Day. There is a different theme each


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

been     since     has     going     1980     It.    

2.

awareness     Raise     tourism     of     role     the     of.    

3.

acts    as    a    partner    to    the    UNWTO    .    A    host    country

4.

a     is     There     year     each     theme     different.    

5.

peace     world     for     force     a     as     Tourism.    

6.

world     the     the     of     in     One     industries     biggest.    

7.

dollars     tourist     on     rely     countries     developing     Many.    

8.

problems     create     does     tourism     in     increase     This.    

9.

on     strain     a     is     There     environment     the.    

10.

popular     so     being     sites     for     reason     The.    


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 TOURISM DAY SURVEY

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

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