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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

November the 19th is World Toilet Day (WTD). This day celebrates the importance of something we never really think about too much – the toilet. Imagine life without one. There are many world issues regarding toilets. WTD is a global day of action to raise awareness of the fact that millions of people have no clean toilet. This creates serious health problems in many countries. No toilets or sewage systems means human waste is in the streets. This gets into the water supply and affects crops. WTD is run by the World Toilet Organization. This is a worldwide non-profit group that aims to increase the number of toilets in poor countries. It has a global network of over 200 different organizations in 56 countries.

Toilets have been around for thousands of years. The first known toilets and sewage systems were in the Indus Valley, in India and Pakistan. The modern flush toilet dates back to the sixteenth century. It was designed by an Englishman called John Harrington in 1596. It took another 250 years for his invention to become popular. In the late nineteenth century, rich Londoners installed them in their houses. Toilet design stayed the same for the next three hundred years. Modern technology is now changing the toilet. Japanese makers are making “smart” toilets that can analyze our waste and give us a report on our health. These may help keep all of us healthier in the future by checking our blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

something we never really

a.

no clean toilet

2

Imagine life

b.

supply

3.

millions of people have

c.

waste

4.

human

d.

think about

5.

the water

e.

network

6.

a global

f.

without one

 

Paragraph 2

1.

been around for

a.

in their houses

2

modern

b.

now changing

3.

dates back to

c.

flush toilet

4.

Londoners installed them

d.

thousands of years

5.

Modern technology is

e.

blood pressure

6.

checking our

f.

the sixteenth century


LISTENING GAP FILL

November the 19th is World Toilet Day (WTD). This day celebrates the importance of something we never really ____________________ – the toilet. Imagine ____________________. There are many world issues regarding toilets. WTD is a global day of action to raise awareness ____________________ millions of people have no clean toilet. This creates serious health problems in many countries. No toilets or sewage systems means human ____________________ streets. This gets into the water supply and affects crops. WTD is run by the World Toilet Organization. This is a worldwide non-profit group ____________________ the number of toilets in poor countries. It has ____________________ of over 200 different organizations in 56 countries.

Toilets ____________________ for thousands of years. The first known toilets and sewage systems were in the Indus Valley, in India and Pakistan. The modern flush toilet ____________________ sixteenth century. It was designed by an Englishman called John Harrington in 1596. It took another 250 years for ____________________ popular. In the late nineteenth century, rich Londoners installed them in their houses. Toilet design ____________________ the next three hundred years. Modern technology is now changing the toilet. Japanese makers are making “smart” toilets that can ____________________ and give us a report on our health. These may help keep all of us healthier in the future by checking our blood pressure and ____________________.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

November the 19th is World Toilet Day (WTD). This day celebrates the importance of something we never ____________ think about too much – the toilet. Imagine ____________ without one. There are many world issues regarding toilets. WTD is a global day of ____________ to raise awareness of the fact that millions of people have no clean toilet. This creates ____________ health problems in many countries. No toilets or sewage systems means human ____________ is in the streets. This gets into the water supply and affects ____________. WTD is run by the World Toilet Organization. This is a worldwide non-profit group that aims to increase the number of toilets in ____________ countries. It has a global ____________ of over 200 different organizations in 56 countries.

 

 

 

action
really
crops
waste
network
serious
life
poor

Toilets have been ____________ for thousands of years. The first known toilets and sewage systems were in the Indus Valley, in India and Pakistan. The modern ____________ toilet dates back to the sixteenth century. It was designed by an Englishman called John Harrington in 1596. It took another 250 years for his ____________ to become popular. In the late nineteenth century, rich Londoners ____________ them in their houses. Toilet design ____________ the same for the next three hundred years. Modern technology is now changing the toilet. Japanese makers are making “____________” toilets that can analyze our waste and give us a report on our ____________. These may help keep all of us healthier in the future by checking our blood pressure and blood sugar ____________.

 

 

flush
 
installed
health
around
levels
stayed
invention
smart


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

November the 19th is World Toilet Day (WTD). This day celebrates the importance of something we never real / really think about too much – the toilet. Imagine life without one. There are many world issues regarding / regrading toilets. WTD is a global day of action to rise / raise awareness of the fact that millions of people have no clean toilet. This creates / creation serious health problems in many countries. No toilets or sewage systems means / meaning human waste is in the streets. This gets into the water supply and effects / affects crops. WTD is run by the World Toilet Organization. This is a worldwide non-profit / non-cost group that aims to increase the number of toilets in poor / poorly countries. It has a global network of over 200 different organizations in 56 countries.

Toilets have been around for thousand / thousands of years. The first known / knowing toilets and sewage systems were in the Indus Valley, in India and Pakistan. The modern flush toilet date / dates back to the sixteenth century. It was designed by an Englishman called John Harrington in 1596. It gave / took another 250 years for his invention to become popular. In the late nineteenth century, rich Londoners installed them in them / their houses. Toilet design stayed the same for the next three hundred years. Modern technology is now changed / changing the toilet. Japanese makers are making “smart” toilets that can analyze / analysis our waste and give us a report on our health. These may help keep all of us healthier in the future by checking our blood pressure and blood candy / sugar levels.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

November the 19th is World Toilet Day (WTD). This day celebrates the (1) ____ of something we never really think about too (2) ____ – the toilet. Imagine life without one. There are many world issues regarding toilets. WTD is a global day of action to (3) ____ awareness of the fact that millions of people have no clean toilet. This creates serious health problems in many countries. No toilets or sewage systems means human (4) ____ is in the streets. This gets into the water supply and affects crops. WTD is run by the World Toilet Organization. This is a worldwide (5) ____-profit group that aims to increase the number of toilets in poor countries. It has a global network of over 200 different organizations (6) ____ 56 countries.

Toilets have been (7) ____ for thousands of years. The first known toilets and sewage systems were in the Indus Valley, in India and Pakistan. The modern flush toilet (8) ____ back to the sixteenth century. It was designed by an Englishman called John Harrington in 1596. It took another 250 years for his invention to (9) ____ popular. In the late nineteenth century, rich Londoners installed them in their houses. Toilet design stayed the same for the (10) ____ three hundred years. Modern technology is now changing the toilet. Japanese makers are making “smart” toilets that can analyze our waste and give us a report (11) ____ our health. These may help keep all of us healthier in the future by checking our blood pressure and blood (12) ____ levels.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

imports

(b)

important

(c)

importance

(d)

importantly

2.

(a)

much

(b)

many

(c)

most

(d)

more

3.

(a)

rise

(b)

raise

(c)

up

(d)

higher

4.

(a)

wastes

(b)

wasted

(c)

wasting

(d)

waste

5.

(a)

non

(b)

not

(c)

no

(d)

no-no

6.

(a)

on

(b)

in

(c)

at

(d)

to

7.

(a)

around

(b)

there

(c)

square

(d)

abound

8.

(a)

dating

(b)

date

(c)

dates

(d)

dated

9.

(a)

come

(b)

be

(c)

became

(d)

become

10.

(a)

rest

(b)

next

(c)

all

(d)

around

11.

(a)

in

(b)

to

(c)

on

(d)

at

12.

(a)

sugary

(b)

sugared

(c)

sugarless

(d)

sugar


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the apmitcenor of something

2.

Imagine life itwohut one

3.

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4.

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5.

the water lupysp

6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

toilets and sewage ysstmse

8.

modern lsuhf toilet

9.

the late nineteenth tunryce

10.

Toilet sngide

11.

analyze our estwa

12.

boodl pressure


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

houses. Toilet design stayed the same for the next three hundred years. Modern technology is now changing

(    )

waste is in the streets. This gets into the water supply and affects crops. WTD is run by the

(    )

health. These may help keep all of us healthier in the future by checking our blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

(    )

years for his invention to become popular. In the late nineteenth century, rich Londoners installed them in their

(    )

day of action to raise awareness of the fact that millions of people have no clean toilet. This creates serious

(    )

really think about too much – the toilet. Imagine life without one. There are many world issues regarding toilets. WTD is a global

(    )

systems were in the Indus Valley, in India and Pakistan. The modern flush toilet dates back to the sixteenth

(    )

century. It was designed by an Englishman called John Harrington in 1596. It took another 250

(    )

health problems in many countries. No toilets or sewage systems means human

(    )

Toilets have been around for thousands of years. The first known toilets and sewage

(    )

World Toilet Organization. This is a worldwide non-profit group that aims to increase the number of toilets in

(    )

poor countries. It has a global network of over 200 different organizations in 56 countries.

1  )

November the 19th is World Toilet Day (WTD). This day celebrates the importance of something we never

(    )

the toilet. Japanese makers are making “smart” toilets that can analyze our waste and give us a report on our


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

much     really     think     Something     about     we     too     never.    

2.

global     raise     day     awareness     of     action     A     to.    

3.

health     serious     creates     This     problems.    

4.

the     supply     This     into     water     gets.    

5.

toilets     Increase     in     the     poor     number     countries     of.    

6.

for     Toilets     thousands     have     of     been     years     around.     

7.

back     the     century     Dates     to     sixteenth.    

8.

Rich     houses     their     in     them     installed     Londoners.    

9.

makers     making     toilets     Japanese     are     smart.    

10.

healthier     keep     all     These     of     may     us     help.    


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 TOILET DAY SURVEY

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

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