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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

The 24th of October is United Nations Day. It was on this day in 1945 that the U.N. was created. The day became a holiday in 1971. The U.N. General Assembly decided there needed to be a day to make the work of the U.N. better known around the world. It stated this day "shall be devoted to making known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for its work”. Furthermore, the General Assembly suggested that United Nations Day “shall be an international holiday” and recommended that it should become a public holiday in all United Nations member states. The day is now part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.

The www.un.org website provides a summary of the organization’s history. It is an international organization founded after the Second World War by 51 countries. It was then, and is now, “committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights”. The site says: “The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe.” The U.N. is best known for peacekeeping, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, but it has many other functions that “affect our lives and make the world a better place”. These include environment protection, clearing landmines, child protection and much, much, much more.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

make the work of the U.N.

a.

their support

2

aims

b.

states

3.

gaining

c.

holiday

4.

a public

d.

20 to 26 October

5.

member

e.

and achievements

6.

runs from

f.

better known

 

Paragraph 2

1.

a summary of the organization’s

a.

and security

2

founded after

b.

a better place

3.

international peace

c.

history

4.

better living

d.

of the globe

5.

reaches every corner

e.

the Second World War

6.

make the world

f.

standards


LISTENING GAP FILL

The 24th of October is United Nations Day. It ________________ 1945 that the U.N. was created. The day became a holiday in 1971. The U.N. General Assembly decided ________________ a day to make the work of the U.N. better known around the world. It stated this day "shall be ________________ known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their ________________ work”. Furthermore, the General Assembly suggested that United Nations Day “shall be an international holiday” and recommended ________________ become a public holiday in all United Nations member states. The ________________ United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.

The www.un.org website provides a summary of the organization’s history. It is an international organization ________________ Second World War by 51 countries. It was ________________, “committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly ___________________ and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights”. The site says: “The work of the United Nations ___________________ of the globe.” The U.N. is best known for peacekeeping, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, __________________ other functions that “affect our lives and make the world a better place”. These include environment protection, ________________, child protection and much, much, much more.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

The 24th of October is United Nations Day. It was on this ____________ in 1945 that the U.N. was created. The day became a holiday in 1971. The U.N. General Assembly ____________ there needed to be a day to make the work of the U.N. better known around the world. It stated this day "shall be ____________ to making known to the peoples of the world the ____________ and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their ____________ for its work”. Furthermore, the General Assembly ____________ that United Nations Day “shall be an international holiday” and recommended that it should become a public holiday in all United Nations ____________ states. The day is now part of United Nations Week, which ____________ from 20 to 26 October.

 

 

 

suggested
decided
runs
aims
day
member
support
devoted

The www.un.org website provides a ____________ of the organization’s history. It is an international organization ____________ after the Second World War by 51 countries. It was then, and is now, “committed to maintaining international peace and ____________, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living ____________ and human rights”. The site says: “The work of the United Nations reaches every ____________ of the globe.” The U.N. is best ____________ for peacekeeping, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, but it has many other ____________ that “affect our lives and make the world a better place”. These include environment protection, ____________ landmines, child protection and much, much, much more.

 

 

standards
 
corner
founded
functions
summary
clearing
security
known


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

The 24th of October is United Nations Day. It was on / in this day in 1945 that the U.N. was created. The day became a holiday in 1971. The U.N. General Assembly decided / deciding there needed to be a day to make the work of the U.N. better known around the world. It stated this day "shall be devoted to make / making known to the peoples of the world the aims and achieves / achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for its work”. Furthermore, the General Assembly suggested / suggestion that United Nations Day “shall be an international holiday” and recommended that it should become a public holiday in whole / all United Nations member states. The day is now part / party of United Nations Week, which walks / runs from 20 to 26 October.

The www.un.org website provides / providing a summary of the organization’s history. It is an international organization finds / founded after the Second World War by 51 countries. It was then, and is now, “committed to maintaining international piece / peace and security, developing friendly relations among nationality / nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights”. The site says: “The work of / for the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe.” The U.N. is best known for peacekeeping, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistant / assistance, but it has many other functions that “affect / effect our lives and make the world a better place”. These include environment protection, clearing / clearance landmines, child protection and much, much, much more.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

The 24th of October is United Nations Day. It was on this day in 1945       (1) ____ the U.N. was created. The day became a holiday in 1971. The U.N. General Assembly decided there (2) ____ to be a day to make the work of the U.N. better known around the world. It stated this day "shall be devoted to making (3) ____ to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to (4) ____ their support for its work”. Furthermore, the General Assembly suggested that United Nations Day “shall be an international holiday” and recommended that it should become a public holiday in (5) ____ United Nations member states. The day is now part of United Nations Week, which (6) ____ from 20 to 26 October.

The www.un.org website (7) ____ a summary of the organization’s history. It is an international organization founded after the Second World War by 51 countries. It was (8) ____, and is now, “committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly (9) ____ among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights”. The site says: “The work of the United Nations reaches every (10) ____ of the globe.” The U.N. is best known for peacekeeping, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, but it has (11) ____ other functions that “affect our lives and make the world a better place”. These include environment protection, (12) ____ landmines, child protection and much, much, much more.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

where

(b)

that

(c)

which

(d)

whom

2.

(a)

needed

(b)

needs

(c)

necessary

(d)

needy

3.

(a)

knowing

(b)

knew

(c)

known

(d)

knows

4.

(a)

gains

(b)

gainers

(c)

gained

(d)

gaining

5.

(a)

whole

(b)

entire

(c)

every

(d)

all

6.

(a)

paces

(b)

walks

(c)

runs

(d)

hops

7.

(a)

provides

(b)

provide

(c)

providing

(d)

provision

8.

(a)

that

(b)

then

(c)

thus

(d)

this

9.

(a)

relatives

(b)

relation

(c)

relative

(d)

relations

10.

(a)

corner

(b)

angle

(c)

line

(d)

triangle

11.

(a)

more

(b)

many

(c)

most

(d)

much

12.

(a)

clearance

(b)

cleared

(c)

clearing

(d)

clears


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the U.N. was deaectr

2.

better nwonk

3.

gaining their ruptpso

4.

a cilpbu holiday

5.

bremme states

6.

usnr from 20 to 26 October

 

Paragraph 2

7.

provides a ymrmasu

8.

fednduo after the Second World War

9.

peace and cisreuty

10.

human rgthis

11.

nccoitfl prevention

12.

hdlic protection


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

holiday in 1971. The U.N. General Assembly decided there needed to be a day to make the work of the U.N. better

(    )

The www.un.org website provides a summary of the organization’s history. It is an international

(    )

corner of the globe.” The U.N. is best known for peacekeeping, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, but it has

(    )

known around the world. It stated this day "shall be devoted to making known to the peoples of

(    )

the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their

(    )

maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social

(    )

place”. These include environment protection, clearing landmines, child protection and much, much, much more.

(    )

organization founded after the Second World War by 51 countries. It was then, and is now, “committed to

(    )

support for its work”. Furthermore, the General Assembly suggested that United Nations Day “shall be an international

(    )

many other functions that “affect our lives and make the world a better

(    )

states. The day is now part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.

1  )

The 24th of October is United Nations Day. It was on this day in 1945 that the U.N. was created. The day became a

(    )

progress, better living standards and human rights”. The site says: “The work of the United Nations reaches every

(    )

holiday” and recommended that it should become a public holiday in all United Nations member


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

.   this   was   the   1945   was   day   UN   on   It   that   created   in.  

2.

to   UN   make   .   the   better   work   known   of   the   A   day.  

3.

the     aims     United     and     Nations     achievements     of     The.    

4.

it    holiday    should    become    Recommended    a    that    public.   

5.

Week     day     part     Nations     The     now     United     is     of.    

6.

history     A     of     organization’s     summary     the.    

7.

international     maintaining     to     Committed     peace.    

8.

globe    United    every    the    The    reaches    of    Nations    corner.   

9.

Many     lives     our     affect     that     functions     other.    

10.

Make     world     better     the     a     place.    


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 UNITED NATIONS DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about United Nations 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 United Nations 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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