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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

National Sandwich Day is on November the 3rd every year. It is, of course, a celebration of one of the world’s first convenience foods. The sandwich is also one of the world’s most commonly eaten foods. November the 3rd is the birthday of the inventor of the sandwich, a British aristocrat called John Montagu. He was connected to the UK’s royal family and had the title the Earl of Sandwich. The story goes that one day in the 18th century, he asked his servants for something he could eat with one hand. He was in the middle of a 24-hour gambling session. His cook served him some meat in between two pieces of bread. And that’s how the sandwich came about. Curiously, the town of Sandwich is next to another town called Ham.

Sandwiches are everywhere today. They are huge business. In many countries, people eat sandwiches for lunch every day. They are also the major part of many picnics. This is because they are so versatile, and so easy to make. You can choose almost any filling for a sandwich, from a simple slice of cheese, to a full Indian chicken tikka and salad combo with all the extras. You can see sandwich shops all over the world. Some of them are even called restaurants. Perhaps the most famous is the Subway chain. Almost everyone knows what a subway sandwich is. Sandwiches in some countries may not be so popular in others. Japanese strawberry and cream sandwiches might not go down too well in Britain.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

November the 3rd

a.

the sandwich

2

convenience

b.

pieces of bread

3.

the inventor of

c.

every year

4.

the UK’s royal

d.

session

5.

a 24-hour gambling

e.

foods

6.

meat in between two

f.

family

 

Paragraph 2

1.

They are huge

a.

the extras

2

they are so

b.

subway sandwich is

3.

a simple slice

c.

business

4.

salad combo with all

d.

too well

5.

everyone knows what a

e.

versatile

6.

might not go down

f.

of cheese


LISTENING GAP FILL

National Sandwich Day is on November the 3rd every year. ____________, a celebration of one of the world’s first convenience foods. The sandwich is also one of the world’s most ____________ foods. November the 3rd is the birthday of the ____________ sandwich, a British aristocrat called John Montagu. He was connected to the UK’s royal family and ____________ Earl of Sandwich. The story goes that one day in the 18th century, he asked his servants for something he could eat with one hand. He was ____________ a 24-hour gambling session. His cook served him some meat in between two pieces of bread. And that’s how the sandwich came about. Curiously, the town of Sandwich is ______________ town called Ham.

Sandwiches are everywhere today. They ____________. In many countries, people eat sandwiches for lunch every day. They are also ______________ many picnics. This is because they ______________, and so easy to make. You can choose almost any filling for a sandwich, from ________________ cheese, to a full Indian chicken tikka and salad combo with all the extras. You can see sandwich shops all over the world. Some of them are even called restaurants. Perhaps the most famous is the Subway chain. Almost everyone ______________ subway sandwich is. Sandwiches in some countries may not be so popular in others. Japanese strawberry and cream sandwiches might not _______________ in Britain.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

National Sandwich Day is on November the 3rd every year. It is, of ____________, a celebration of one of the world’s first convenience foods. The sandwich is also one of the world’s ____________ commonly eaten foods. November the 3rd is the birthday of the ____________ of the sandwich, a British aristocrat called John Montagu. He was ____________ to the UK’s royal family and had the title the Earl of Sandwich. The story ____________ that one day in the 18th century, he asked his servants for something he could eat with one hand. He was in the ____________ of a 24-hour gambling session. His cook ____________ him some meat in between two pieces of bread. And that’s how the sandwich came ____________. Curiously, the town of Sandwich is next to another town called Ham.

 

 

 

inventor
goes
course
about
served
most
connected
middle

Sandwiches are everywhere today. They are ____________ business. In many countries, people eat sandwiches for lunch every day. They are also the ____________ part of many picnics. This is because they are so versatile, and so easy to make. You can ____________ almost any ____________ for a sandwich, from a simple slice of cheese, to a full Indian chicken tikka and salad combo with all the ____________. You can see sandwich shops all over the world. Some of them are even called restaurants. Perhaps the most ____________ is the Subway chain. Almost everyone knows what a subway sandwich is. Sandwiches in some countries may not be so ____________ in others. Japanese strawberry and cream sandwiches might not go ____________ too well in Britain.

 

 

filling
 
major
famous
choose
down
popular
huge
extras


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

National Sandwich Day is on November the 3rd every year. It is, of course / coarse, a celebration of one of the world’s first convenience foods. The sandwich is also one of the world’s most common / commonly eaten foods. November the 3rd is the birthday of the inventor of the sandwich, a British aristocrat called John Montagu. He was connected / connection to the UK’s royal / royalty family and had the title the Earl of Sandwich. The story comes / goes that one day in the 18th century, he asked his servants for something he could eat with one handed / hand. He was in the end / middle of a 24-hour gambling session. His cook served him some meat in between two pieces of bread. And that’s how the sandwich came about. Curious / Curiously, the town of Sandwich is next to another town called Ham.

Sandwiches are everywhere today. They are huge businesses / business. In many countries, people eat sandwiches for lunch every day. They are also the major party / part of many picnics. This is because they are so versatile, and so easy to make. You can choice / choose almost any filling for a sandwich, from a simple slice of cheese, to a full / fully Indian chicken tikka and salad combo with all the extras. You can see sandwich shops all over the world. Some of them are ever / even called restaurants. Perhaps the most famous is the Subway chain. Almost everyone knows what a subway sandwich was / is. Sandwiches in some countries may not be so popularity / popular in others. Japanese strawberry and cream sandwiches might not go down / up too well in Britain.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

National Sandwich Day is on November the 3rd every year. It is, of course, a celebration of one of the world’s (1) ____ convenience foods. The sandwich is also one of the world’s most (2) ____ eaten foods. November the 3rd is the birthday of the inventor of the sandwich, a British aristocrat called John Montagu. He was connected to the UK’s (3) ____ family and had the title the Earl of Sandwich. The story (4) ____ that one day in the 18th century, he asked his servants for something he could eat with one hand. He was in the middle of a 24-hour gambling (5) ____. His cook served him some meat in between two pieces of bread. And that’s how the sandwich came (6) ____. Curiously, the town of Sandwich is next to another town called Ham.

Sandwiches are everywhere today. They are huge (7) ____. In many countries, people eat sandwiches for lunch every day. They are also the major part of many picnics. This is because they are so (8) ____, and so easy to make. You can choose almost any filling for a sandwich, from a simple slice of cheese, to a full Indian chicken tikka and salad combo with all the (9) ____. You can see sandwich shops all over the world. Some of them are (10) ____ called restaurants. Perhaps the most famous is the Subway chain. Almost everyone knows what a subway sandwich is. Sandwiches in some countries may not be (11) ____ popular in others. Japanese strawberry and cream sandwiches might not go (12) ____ too well in Britain.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

first

(b)

firstly

(c)

firsts

(d)

first-hand

2.

(a)

common

(b)

commonest

(c)

commonly

(d)

commoner

3.

(a)

royally

(b)

royalty

(c)

royals

(d)

royal

4.

(a)

does

(b)

goes

(c)

comes

(d)

has

5.

(a)

session

(b)

season

(c)

station

(d)

seasoning

6.

(a)

up

(b)

to

(c)

here

(d)

about

7.

(a)

businesses

(b)

busybody

(c)

business

(d)

busied

8.

(a)

verses

(b)

versatile

(c)

versus

(d)

versions

9.

(a)

extras

(b)

extra

(c)

extract

(d)

extravert

10.

(a)

ever

(b)

never

(c)

even

(d)

evenly

11.

(a)

such

(b)

so

(c)

as

(d)

to

12.

(a)

up

(b)

sideways

(c)

round

(d)

down


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

verye year

2.

yonlmmco eaten foods

3.

the tnvirone of the sandwich

4.

the UK’s orlya family

5.

the 18th tnuycre

6.

two siecpe of bread

 

Paragraph 2

7.

huge issenusb

8.

the major part of many sicpcni

9.

choose almost any nlilfgi

10.

all the rtxesa

11.

the Subway hnaic

12.

may not be so olparup


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

Sandwiches are everywhere today. They are huge business. In many countries, people eat

(    )

for something he could eat with one hand. He was in the middle of a 24-hour gambling session. His cook

(    )

served him some meat in between two pieces of bread. And that’s how the sandwich came

(    )

knows what a subway sandwich is. Sandwiches in some countries may not be so

(    )

inventor of the sandwich, a British aristocrat called John Montagu. He was connected to the UK’s royal

1  )

National Sandwich Day is on November the 3rd every year. It is, of course, a celebration of one of the world’s first convenience

(    )

about. Curiously, the town of Sandwich is next to another town called Ham.

(    )

sandwiches for lunch every day. They are also the major part of many picnics. This is because they are so

(    )

family and had the title the Earl of Sandwich. The story goes that one day in the 18th century, he asked his servants

(    )

world. Some of them are even called restaurants. Perhaps the most famous is the Subway chain. Almost everyone

(    )

popular in others. Japanese strawberry and cream sandwiches might not go down too well in Britain.

(    )

of cheese, to a full Indian chicken tikka and salad combo with all the extras. You can see sandwich shops all over the

(    )

versatile, and so easy to make. You can choose almost any filling for a sandwich, from a simple slice

(    )

foods. The sandwich is also one of the world’s most commonly eaten foods. November the 3rd is the birthday of the


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

first     world’s     the     of     One     foods     convenience.    

2.

of     birthday     the     of     sandwich     the     inventor     The.    

3.

was     royal     connected     family     to     the     He     UK’s.    

4.

bread     of     pieces     two     between     in     Meat.    

5.

town     is     called     next     Ham     to     another     Sandwich.    

6.

lunch     for     sandwiches     eat     People     day     every.    

7.

is     This     versatile     so     are     they     because.    

8.

almost     for     choose     filling     sandwich     can     any     a     You.    

9.

world     can     shops     the     You     sandwich     over     see     all.   

10.

be    some    not    popular    in    may    so    Sandwiches    countries.   


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 NATIONAL SANDWICH DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about National Sandwich 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 National Sandwich 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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