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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Teachers’ Day is on October the 5th every year. It is a very special day and every student should make a note of it in his or her diary. And then they should put it on their calendar, computer and iPhone. It celebrates some of the world’s most important and underpaid people – teachers. Without teachers, no one would learn anything. Because of this, all students should prepare a special gift to give to their favorite teacher on this day. Nothing too big, perhaps an iPod or a voucher for a spa and massage. This day has only been going since 1994. Its aim is to get people to support all teachers around the world. It also aims to promote the wonderful profession of teaching for all wannabe teachers.

According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers' Day highlights the “vital contribution” that teachers make to education and the development of societies and nations. More than 100 countries observe this day. The teaching profession is changing rapidly. There are good things; technology means teachers have more tools to use inside and outside of the classroom. There are also bad things; in many countries, children have lost respect for teachers and so never listen to them. It is important on this day to remember that teachers are there for one reason – to educate people to give them the chance of a better future. Be nice to your teachers on World Teachers’ Day.

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 a note

a.

and underpaid people

2

the world’s most important

b.

going since 1994

3.

a special

c.

of teaching

4.

This day has only been

d.

of it in his or her diary

5.

promote the wonderful profession

e.

teachers

6.

wannabe

f.

gift

 

Paragraph 2

1.

vital

a.

for one reason

2

More than 100 countries

b.

changing rapidly

3.

The teaching profession is

c.

a better future

4.

children have lost

d.

contribution

5.

teachers are there

e.

observe this day

6.

give them the chance of

f.

respect for teachers


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Teachers’ Day is on October the 5th every year. It ___________________ day and every student should make a note of it in his or her diary. And then they ___________________ their calendar, computer and iPhone. It celebrates some of the world’s most ______________________ people – teachers. Without teachers, no one would learn anything. Because of this, all students _____________________ gift to give to their favorite teacher on this day. Nothing too big, perhaps an iPod or a voucher for a spa and massage. This day has _____________________ 1994. Its aim is to get people to support all teachers around the world. It also aims to promote the wonderful profession of teaching for ___________________.

According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers' Day highlights the “___________________” that teachers make to education and the development of ___________________. More than 100 countries observe this day. The teaching profession ___________________. There are good things; technology means teachers have more tools to use inside and outside of the classroom. There are also bad things; in many countries, children ___________________ teachers and so never listen to them. It is important on this day to remember that teachers are _____________________ – to educate people to give them the chance ___________________. Be nice to your teachers on World Teachers’ Day.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Teachers’ Day is on October the 5th every year. It is a very ____________ day and every student should make a ____________ of it in his or her diary. And then they should put it on their calendar, computer and iPhone. It celebrates some of the world’s most important and ____________ people – teachers. Without teachers, no one would learn anything. Because of this, all students should ____________ a special gift to give to their favorite teacher on this day. Nothing too big, perhaps an iPod or a ____________ for a spa and massage. This day has only been ____________ since 1994. Its aim is to get people to support all teachers around the world. It also ____________ to promote the wonderful ____________ of teaching for all wannabe teachers.

 

 

 

underpaid
voucher
going
special
profession
note
aims
prepare

According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers' Day highlights the “____________ contribution” that teachers make to education and the development of societies and ____________. More than 100 countries observe this day. The teaching profession is changing ____________. There are good things; technology means teachers have more ____________ to use inside and outside of the classroom. There are also bad things; in many countries, children have ____________ respect for teachers and so never ____________ to them. It is important on this day to remember that teachers are there for one ____________ – to educate people to give them the ____________ of a better future. Be nice to your teachers on World Teachers’ Day.

 

 

rapidly
 
vital
reason
lost
nations
chance
tools
listen


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Teachers’ Day is on October the 5th every year. It is a very special / specialty day and every student should make a notes / note of it in his or her diary. And then they should put it on their calendar, computer and iPhone. It celebrates / celebration some of the world’s most important and underpaid people – teachers. Without teachers, no one would learn any / anything. Because of this, all students should prepare a special gift to give to their favorite teacher on this daily / day. Nothing too big, perhaps an iPod or a voucher for a spa and massage / message. This day has only been going / doing since 1994. Its aim is to get people to support all teachers around the world. It also aims to promote the wonderful profession for / of teaching for all wannabe teachers.

According / Accordingly to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers' Day highlights the “vital / vitals contribution” that teachers make to education and the development of societies and nations. More than 100 countries observe this day. The teaching / teacher profession is changing rapidly. There are good things; technology meaning / means teachers have more tools to use inside and outside of the classroom. There are also bad things; in many countries, children have losing / lost respect for teachers and so never listen / listens to them. It is important on this day to memory / remember that teachers are there for one reason – to educate people to give them the chance of a better future. Be nice / nicely to your teachers on World Teachers’ Day.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Teachers’ Day is on October the 5th (1) ____ year. It is a very special day and every student should make a (2) ____ of it in his or her diary. And then they should put it (3) ____ their calendar, computer and iPhone. It celebrates some of the world’s most important and underpaid people – teachers. Without teachers, no one would learn (4) ____. Because of this, all students should prepare a special gift to give to their favorite teacher on this day. Nothing too big, perhaps an iPod or a voucher for a spa and massage. This day has only been (5) ____ since 1994. Its aim is to get people to support all teachers around the world. It also (6) ____ to promote the wonderful profession of teaching for all wannabe teachers.

According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers' Day (7) ____ the “vital contribution” that teachers make to education and the development of (8) ____ and nations. More than 100 countries observe this day. The teaching profession is changing rapidly. There are good things; technology means teachers have more (9) ____ to use inside and outside of the classroom. There are also bad things; in many countries, children have lost respect for teachers and so never (10) ____ to them. It is important on this day to remember that teachers are there for one (11) ____ – to educate people to give them the chance of a better future. Be (12) ____ to your teachers on World Teachers’ Day.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

every

(b)

all

(c)

whole

(d)

on

2.

(a)

notes

(b)

noted

(c)

noting

(d)

note

3.

(a)

at

(b)

in

(c)

up

(d)

over

4.

(a)

anything

(b)

any

(c)

thing

(d)

anyway

5.

(a)

doing

(b)

being

(c)

going

(d)

having

6.

(a)

aimed

(b)

aiming

(c)

aimer

(d)

aims

7.

(a)

highlighted

(b)

highlighter

(c)

highlight

(d)

highlights

8.

(a)

socially

(b)

social

(c)

society

(d)

sociology

9.

(a)

stools

(b)

tools

(c)

fools

(d)

pools

10.

(a)

listens

(b)

listen

(c)

listening

(d)

listener

11.

(a)

reasoning

(b)

reasoned

(c)

reason

(d)

reasons

12.

(a)

kind

(b)

kindness

(c)

kindly

(d)

kindred


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

a very eiscapl day

2.

put it on their acanlerd

3.

no one would learn tnnhyaig

4.

their rfveoita (USA) / uioretavf (UK) teacher

5.

a vheurco

6.

tpsurpo all teachers

 

Paragraph 2

7.

ativl contribution

8.

the development of icssoteei

9.

changing yliardp

10.

children have lost rcesept

11.

dteecua people

12.

a better fuetru


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

things; technology means teachers have more tools to use inside and outside of the classroom. There are also

(    )

teacher on this day. Nothing too big, perhaps an iPod or a voucher for a spa and

1  )

World Teachers’ Day is on October the 5th every year. It is a very special day and every student should make a note

(    )

the “vital contribution” that teachers make to education and the development of societies and

(    )

According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers' Day highlights

(    )

learn anything. Because of this, all students should prepare a special gift to give to their favorite

(    )

of it in his or her diary. And then they should put it on their calendar, computer and iPhone. It celebrates some

(    )

nations. More than 100 countries observe this day. The teaching profession is changing rapidly. There are good

(    )

to promote the wonderful profession of teaching for all wannabe teachers.

(    )

bad things; in many countries, children have lost respect for teachers and so never listen to

(    )

massage. This day has only been going since 1994. Its aim is to get people to support all teachers around the world. It also aims

(    )

people to give them the chance of a better future. Be nice to your teachers on World Teachers’ Day.

(    )

them. It is important on this day to remember that teachers are there for one reason – to educate

(    )

of the world’s most important and underpaid people – teachers. Without teachers, no one would


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

of     should     it     make     a     Every     note     student.    

2.

calendar     their     on     it     put     should     They.    

3.

Without     learn     would     one     no     ,     teachers.    

4.

give     favorite     A     to     their     gift     to     teacher     special.    

5.

of     the     profession     teaching     Promote     wonderful.    

6.

teachers     vital     that     make     The     contribution.    

7.

100     than     More     day     this     observe     countries.    

8.

means     have     tools     Technology     teachers     more.    

9.

teachers     Children     lost     for     have     respect.    

10.

a     them     better     the     future     chance     of     Give.    


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 TEACHERS’ DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Teachers’ 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 Teachers’ 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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