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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Vegetarian Day is held every year on October the 1st. It was started in the USA by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS). Many countries have similar celebrations held on different days. They all celebrate the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. In 1977, the NAVS said it wanted to "promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It hoped to raise awareness of the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. The number of people turning to vegetarianism is increasing every year. There are about one million new vegetarians in the United States every year. October 1st sees many of them celebrate their food and eat lots of it.

Vegetarianism is when you follow a diet that excludes meat, fish, shellfish, and other animal products. There are several different types of vegetarian. A vegan will not eat meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, honey or anything else from or made by animals. Most vegetarians eat and drink dairy products and eat eggs. These are called lacto-ovo vegetarians. ‘Lacto’ is the Latin word for milk and ‘ovo’ means egg. Other people say they are vegetarian but they eat fish. Many people are vegetarian for ethical, health, and/or religious reasons. Scientists say we must all be vegetarian to help save the Earth. There is not enough land for us all to be carnivores, or meat-eaters.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

held every year on

a.

plant-based diet

2

Many countries have similar

b.

lifestyle

3.

the benefits of eating a

c.

of vegetarianism

4.

life-enhancing possibilities

d.

October the 1st

5.

a vegetarian

e.

to vegetarianism

6.

people turning

f.

celebrations

 

Paragraph 2

1.

follow a diet that

a.

products

2

different types

b.

be carnivores

3.

eat and drink dairy

c.

the Earth

4.

‘Lacto’ is the Latin word

d.

excludes meat

5.

help save

e.

of vegetarian

6.

enough land for us all to

f.

for milk


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Vegetarian Day __________________ on October the 1st. It was started in the USA by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS). Many countries have similar celebrations __________________. They all celebrate the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. In 1977, the NAVS said it wanted to "__________________, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It hoped to __________________ the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. The number __________________ vegetarianism is increasing every year. There are about one million new vegetarians in the United States every year. October 1st sees many of them celebrate their food __________________.

Vegetarianism is __________________ diet that excludes meat, fish, shellfish, and other animal products. There are several different types of vegetarian. __________________ eat meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, honey __________________ from or made by animals. Most vegetarians eat and drink dairy products and eat eggs. These are called lacto-ovo vegetarians. ‘Lacto’ __________________ milk and ‘ovo’ means egg. Other people say they are vegetarian but they eat fish. Many people are vegetarian for __________________ religious reasons. Scientists say we must all be vegetarian to help save the Earth. There is not enough __________________ to be carnivores, or meat-eaters.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Vegetarian Day is ____________ every year on October the 1st. It was started in the USA by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS). Many countries have ____________ celebrations held on different days. They all celebrate the benefits of eating a plant-____________ diet. In 1977, the NAVS said it wanted to "promote the joy, compassion and ____________ -enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It hoped to ____________ awareness of the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian ____________. The number of people ____________ to vegetarianism is increasing every year. There are about one million new vegetarians in the United States every year. October 1st ____________ many of them celebrate their food and eat lots of it.

 

 

 

life
turning
held
raise
based
sees
similar
lifestyle

Vegetarianism is when you ____________ a diet that excludes meat, fish, shellfish, and other animal products. There are several different ____________ of vegetarian. A vegan will not eat meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, honey or anything ____________ from or made by animals. Most vegetarians eat and drink dairy products and eat eggs. These are ____________ lacto-ovo vegetarians. ‘Lacto’ is the Latin word ____________ milk and ‘ovo’ means egg. Other people say they are vegetarian but they eat fish. Many people are vegetarian for ethical, health, and/or religious ____________. Scientists say we must all be vegetarian to help ____________ the Earth. There is not ____________ land for us all to be carnivores, or meat-eaters.

 

 

types
 
reasons
called
enough
else
follow
save
for


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Vegetarian Day is held / holding every year on October the 1st. It was started in the USA by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS). Many countries have similarity / similar celebrations held on different days. They all celebrate the benefits of / for eating a plant-based diet. In 1977, the NAVS said it wanted to "promote the joyful / joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It hoped to rise / raise awareness of the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. The number of people turning / spinning to vegetarianism is increasing every year. There are about one million new / newly vegetarians in the United States every year. October 1st sees many of them celebrate their food and eat lots of them / it.

Vegetarianism is when you following / follow a diet that excludes meat, fish, shellfish, and other animal products. There are several different type / types of vegetarian. A vegan will not eat meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, honey or anything / nothing else from or made by animals. Most vegetarians eat and drink diary / dairy products and eat eggs. These are called lacto-ovo vegetarians. ‘Lacto’ is the Latin word for milk and ‘ovo’ means / meaning egg. Other people say they are / be vegetarian but they eat fish. Many people are vegetarian for ethical, health, and/or religious reason / reasons. Scientists say we must all be vegetarian to help save the Earth. There is not enough land / lands for us all to be carnivores, or meat-eaters.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Vegetarian Day is (1) ____ every year on October the 1st. It was started in the USA by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS). Many countries have (2) ____ celebrations held on different days. They all celebrate the benefits of eating a plant-(3) ____ diet. In 1977, the NAVS said it wanted to "promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It hoped to (4) ____ awareness of the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. The number of people (5) ____ to vegetarianism is increasing every year. There are about one million new vegetarians in the United States every year. October 1st (6) ____ many of them celebrate their food and eat lots of it.

Vegetarianism is when you (7) ____ a diet that excludes meat, fish, shellfish, and other animal products. There are several different (8) ____ of vegetarian. A vegan will not eat meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, honey or (9) ____ else from or made by animals. Most vegetarians eat and drink dairy products and eat eggs. These are called lacto-ovo vegetarians. ‘Lacto’ is the Latin word (10) ____ milk and ‘ovo’ means egg. Other people say they are vegetarian but they eat fish. Many people are vegetarian for ethical, health, and/or religious (11) ____. Scientists say we must all be vegetarian to help save the Earth. There is not enough (12) ____ for us all to be carnivores, or meat-eaters.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

hold

(b)

holding

(c)

held

(d)

holds

2.

(a)

similar

(b)

similarity

(c)

difference

(d)

differed

3.

(a)

bases

(b)

base

(c)

basic

(d)

based

4.

(a)

rise

(b)

up

(c)

raise

(d)

high

5.

(a)

turning

(b)

spinning

(c)

twisting

(d)

dizzying

6.

(a)

looks

(b)

sees

(c)

views

(d)

gazes

7.

(a)

following

(b)

followed

(c)

follower

(d)

follow

8.

(a)

typical

(b)

typed

(c)

types

(d)

typist

9.

(a)

thing

(b)

anything

(c)

nothing

(d)

anyhow

10.

(a)

for

(b)

of

(c)

from

(d)

by

11.

(a)

reasoned

(b)

reasons

(c)

reason

(d)

raisins

12.

(a)

lands

(b)

landed

(c)

landing

(d)

land


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

It was tadtser in the USA

2.

lsmiiar celebrations

3.

a plant-ebdsa diet

4.

aseri awareness

5.

people gtnriun to vegetarianism

6.

abteecrle their food

 

Paragraph 2

7.

fllwoo a diet

8.

elvsrea different types

9.

dairy tsocprud

10.

ganytinh else

11.

health, and/or religious seonras

12.

meat-eraste


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. The number of people turning to vegetarianism is

(    )

egg. Other people say they are vegetarian but they eat fish. Many people are

1  )

World Vegetarian Day is held every year on October the 1st. It was started in the USA by the North American Vegetarian

(    )

products. There are several different types of vegetarian. A vegan will not eat meat, poultry,

(    )

vegetarian for ethical, health, and/or religious reasons. Scientists say we must

(    )

fish, dairy products, eggs, honey or anything else from or made by animals. Most vegetarians eat and

(    )

increasing every year. There are about one million new vegetarians in the United States every

(    )

enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It hoped to raise awareness of the ethical, environmental, health and

(    )

drink dairy products and eat eggs. These are called lacto-ovo vegetarians. ‘Lacto’ is the Latin word for milk and ‘ovo’ means

(    )

Society (NAVS). Many countries have similar celebrations held on different days. They all celebrate the benefits

(    )

Vegetarianism is when you follow a diet that excludes meat, fish, shellfish, and other animal

(    )

of eating a plant-based diet. In 1977, the NAVS said it wanted to "promote the joy, compassion and life-

(    )

all be vegetarian to help save the Earth. There is not enough land for us all to be carnivores, or meat-eaters.

(    )

year. October 1st sees many of them celebrate their food and eat lots of it.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

October     on     year     every     Held     1st     the.    

2.

days     Similar     held     different     celebrations     on.    

3.

of     vegetarian     benefits     a     lifestyle     Humanitarian.    

4.

The     vegetarianism     to     turning     people     of     number.    

5.

them   of   Many   it   of   lots   eat   and   food   their   celebrate.  

6.

Follow     diet     excludes     a     that     meat.    

7.

vegetarian     of     types     different     several     are     There.    

8.

eat     vegetarians     Most     products     dairy     drink     and.    

9.

but     fish     say     vegetarian     eat     People     are     they     they.    

10.

us     not     all     enough     land     There     for     is.    


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 VEGETARIAN DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Vegetarian 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.

 

 

 

 

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

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