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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

Bullying is one of the nastier, darker sides of human nature. We see it everywhere, from our early days at school to our place of work. What is it that makes bullies want to tease, hurt, humiliate and injure others? In many cases, people who are bullied take their own lives. It’s so sad this can happen in today’s society. But it does happen and it’s allowed to happen. Many terrible things happen in school – children are beaten every day. If this happened to an adult on the street, the bully would be called an attacker or mugger and would be arrested. In school it’s called “part of growing up”. The bully gets away with criminal assault; the bullied child suffers long-term physical or emotional damage.

Victims of bullies used to feel safe in their home. The school or office bully could not reach them there. This has all changed with cyber-bullying. Today, cyber-bullies victimize people online. They spread malicious gossip about them on facebook and other social network sites. Bullies blackmail people, threaten them, attack their families. They feel they have a lot of power hiding behind their computer. There are many websites to help those being bullied online. A good place to start is cyberbullying.us. The link is below. On this Anti-Bullying Day, take some time to look at this site and think about how harmful all forms of bullying are. Maybe one day we can put a stop to it.

http://cyberbullying.us/blog/advice-for-adult-victims-of-cyberbullying.html

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

darker sides

a.

to happen

2

take their

b.

or emotional damage

3.

it’s allowed

c.

growing up

4.

part of

d.

of human nature

5.

The bully gets away with

e.

own lives

6.

suffers long-term physical

f.

criminal assault

 

Paragraph 2

1.

cyber-bullies victimize

a.

forms of bullying are

2

They spread

b.

people online

3.

hiding behind

c.

being bullied online

4.

websites to help those

d.

a stop to it

5.

think about how harmful all

e.

their computer

6.

one day we can put

f.

malicious gossip


LISTENING GAP FILL

Bullying is one _______________________ sides of human nature. We see it everywhere, from our early days at school to our place of work. What is it that makes bullies _______________________ humiliate and injure others? In many cases, people who are bullied _______________________. It’s so sad this can happen in today’s society. But it does happen and it’s _______________________. Many terrible things happen in school – children are beaten every day. If this happened to an adult on the street, the bully would be called an attacker or mugger _______________________. In school it’s called “part of growing up”. The bully gets away with criminal assault; the bullied child _______________________ physical or emotional damage.

Victims of bullies _______________________ in their home. The school or office bully could not reach them there. This has all changed with cyber-bullying. Today, cyber-_______________________ online. They spread malicious gossip about them on facebook and other social network sites. _______________________, threaten them, attack their families. They feel they have a lot _______________________ their computer. There are many websites to _______________________ online. A good place to start is cyberbullying.us. The link is below. On this Anti-Bullying Day, take some time to look at this site and think about _______________________ of bullying are. Maybe one day we can put a stop to it.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Bullying is one of the ____________, darker sides of human nature. We see it everywhere, from our early days at school to our ____________ of work. What is it that makes bullies want to tease, hurt, ____________ and injure others? In many cases, people who are bullied ____________ their own lives. It’s so sad this can happen in today’s society. But it does happen and it’s allowed to happen. Many ____________ things happen in school – children are beaten every day. If this happened to an ____________ on the street, the bully would be called an attacker or mugger and would be arrested. In school it’s called “part of ____________ up”. The bully gets away with criminal assault; the bullied child suffers long-____________ physical or emotional damage.

 

 

 

place
term
terrible
humiliate
nastier
growing
take
adult

Victims of bullies used to ____________ safe in their home. The school or office bully could not ____________ them there. This has all changed with cyber-bullying. Today, cyber-bullies ____________ people online. They ____________ malicious gossip about them on facebook and other social network sites. Bullies blackmail people, threaten them, attack their families. They feel they have a lot of ____________ hiding behind their computer. There are many websites to help those being bullied online. A good place to ____________ is cyberbullying.us. The link is below. On this Anti-Bullying Day, take some time to look at this site and think about how harmful all ____________ of bullying are. Maybe one day we can ____________ a stop to it.

 

 

spread
reach
start
feel
put
power
victimize
forms


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Bullying is one of the nastier, darkly / darker sides of human nature. We see it everywhere, from our early / fast days at school to our place of work. What is it that makes / takes bullies want to tease, hurt, humiliate and injure others? In many cases, people who are bullied give / take their own lives. It’s so sad this can happen in today’s society. But it does happen and it’s allowed to happen. Many terribly / terrible things happen in school – children are beaten every day. If this happened to an adult on the street, the bully would be calls / called an attacker or mugger and would be arrested. In school it’s called “part of growing up”. The bully gets away / around with criminal assault; the bullied child suffers long-term physical or emotional damaged / damage.

Victims of bullies used to feel safe / safety in their home. The school or office bully could not reach them here / there. This has all changed with cyber-bullying. Today, cyber-bullies victims / victimize people online. They spared / spread malicious gossip about them on facebook and other social network sites. Bullies blackmail people, threaten them, attack their families. They feel they have a lot / loads of power hiding behind their computer. There are many websites to help those being / were bullied online. A good place to start is cyberbullying.us. The link is down / below. On this Anti-Bullying Day, take some time to look at this site and think about how harmful all forms of bullying are. Maybe one day we can put / take a stop to it.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Bullying is one of the nastier, (1) ___ sides of human nature. We see it everywhere, from our early days at school to our place of work. What is it that makes bullies want to tease, hurt, humiliate and (2) ____ others? In many cases, people who are bullied (3) ___ their own lives. It’s so sad this can happen in today’s society. But it does happen and it’s allowed to happen. Many terrible things happen in school – children are (4) ___ every day. If this happened to an adult on the street, the bully would be called an attacker or mugger and would be arrested. In school it’s called “part of     (5) ___ up”. The bully gets away with criminal assault; the bullied child    (6) ___ long-term physical or emotional damage.

Victims of bullies used to feel (7) ___ in their home. The school or office bully could not reach them there. This has all changed with cyber-bullying. Today, cyber-bullies (8) ___ people online. They (9) ___ malicious gossip about them on facebook and other social network sites. Bullies blackmail people, threaten them, attack their families. They feel they have a lot of power (10) ___ behind their computer. There are many websites to help those being bullied online. A good place to start is cyberbullying.us. The link is (11) ___. On this Anti-Bullying Day, take some time to look at this site and think about how harmful all forms of bullying are. Maybe one day we can (12) ___ a stop to it.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

darkly

(b)

darker

(c)

darkness

(d)

darken

2.

(a)

injure

(b)

injures

(c)

injury

(d)

injuries

3.

(a)

make

(b)

fake

(c)

bake

(d)

take

4.

(a)

beating

(b)

beats

(c)

beaten

(d)

beat

5.

(a)

growth

(b)

grows

(c)

growing

(d)

grown

6.

(a)

suffers

(b)

abuses

(c)

sends

(d)

hurts

7.

(a)

safety

(b)

safe

(c)

safely

(d)

safes

8.

(a)

victims

(b)

victimizing

(c)

victim

(d)

victimize

9.

(a)

spared

(b)

speed

(c)

spread

(d)

speared

10.

(a)

hiding

(b)

standing

(c)

working

(d)

coming

11.

(a)

down

(b)

below

(c)

decreasing

(d)

less

12.

(a)

get

(b)

have

(c)

be

(d)

put


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the asnteri, darker sides

2.

human neaurt

3.

elhiaumti and injure others

4.

brerliet things happen

5.

an atetckar or mugger

6.

physical or amnoteilo damage

 

Paragraph 2

7.

icvstmi of bullies

8.

could not recha them

9.

spread malicious sgipso

10.

Bullies mblikalac people

11.

dnigih behind their computer

12.

think about how furhlam


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

allowed to happen. Many terrible things happen in school – children are beaten

(    )

mugger and would be arrested. In school it’s called “part of growing up”. The bully gets away with criminal

(    )

computer. There are many websites to help those being bullied online. A good place to start is cyberbullying.us. The link is

(    )

assault; the bullied child suffers long-term physical or emotional damage.

(    )

Victims of bullies used to feel safe in their home. The school or office bully could not

(    )

reach them there. This has all changed with cyber-bullying. Today, cyber-bullies victimize people

(    )

all forms of bullying are. Maybe one day we can put a stop to it.

(    )

every day. If this happened to an adult on the street, the bully would be called an attacker or

(    )

online. They spread malicious gossip about them on facebook and other social network sites. Bullies blackmail

(    )

people, threaten them, attack their families. They feel they have a lot of power hiding behind their

(    )

their own lives. It’s so sad this can happen in today’s society. But it does happen and it’s

1  )

Bullying is one of the nastier, darker sides of human nature. We see it everywhere, from our early days at school to our place of

(    )

work. What is it that makes bullies want to tease, hurt, humiliate and injure others? In many cases, people who are bullied take

(    )

below. On this Anti-Bullying Day, take some time to look at this site and think about how harmful


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

human    nature    One    of    the    nastier    ,    darker    sides    of.   

2.

early    our    From    work    of    place    our    to    school    at    days.   

3.

lives    bullied    take    People    their    who    own    are.   

4.

things    in    terrible    happen    school    Many.   

5.

gets    bully    The    assault    criminal    with    away.   

6.

to    used    bullies    of    Victims    safe    feel.   

7.

all    bullying    changed    with    This    cyber    has    -.   

8.

gossip    malicious    Spread    facebook    on    them    about.   

9.

a    They    lot    feel    of    they    power    have.   

10.

how    forms    are    about    all    bullying    Think    harmful    of.   


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 ANTI-BULLYING DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Anti-Bullying 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 Anti-Bullying 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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