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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

International Migrants Day takes place on the 18th of December every year. It is on this date because this is when, in 1990, the United Nations adopted an international convention called the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The UN felt it needed to do something about the rights of migrants as more and more people left their own countries to seek work. On this day, many countries and NGOs conduct workshops to highlight the rights of immigrants. The U.N also wants people to recognize the value of migrant workers. They make a huge contribution to the countries in which they work. They also face hardships and discrimination. In some cases, they are more or less seen as slave labour.

Globalization has greatly increased migration. Three decades ago, the number of people moving overseas to work or find work stood at 75 million. This figure has shot up to 200 million and is still rising. As the world is getting smaller, more and more people are relocating. There are two main types of migration; legal and illegal. Both have positive and negative effects on host countries. The issue of illegal immigration is frequently in the headlines. People in poorer countries risk their lives to escape poverty and other life-threatening situations. Their dream is to find work and help their families. They are often at the mercy of human traffickers who care very little for their safety. It is time the world does more to protect these people.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

takes

a.

do something

2

it needed to

b.

hardships

3.

seek

c.

workshops

4.

conduct

d.

place on the 18th

5.

make a huge

e.

work

6.

face

f.

contribution

 

Paragraph 2

1.

Three decades

a.

up

2

people moving

b.

headlines

3.

This figure has shot

c.

ago

4.

more and

d.

little for their safety

5.

frequently in the

e.

overseas

6.

care very

f.

more people


LISTENING GAP FILL

International Migrants Day ________________ 18th of December every year. It is on this date because this is when, in 1990, the United Nations adopted an international convention called the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The UN ________________ do something about the rights of migrants as more and ________________ their own countries to seek work. On this day, many countries and NGOs conduct workshops to highlight the rights of immigrants. The U.N also wants people to ________________ of migrant workers. ________________ contribution to the countries in which they work. They also face hardships and discrimination. In some cases, they are ________________ as slave labour.

Globalization has greatly increased migration. ________________, the number of people moving overseas to work or find ________________ million. This figure has shot up to 200 million and is still rising. As the world is getting smaller, more and more people are relocating. There are ________________ of migration; legal and illegal. Both have positive and negative effects on host countries. The issue of illegal immigration ________________ the headlines. People in poorer countries risk their lives to ________________ and other life-threatening situations. Their dream is to find work and help their families. They are often ________________ human traffickers who care very little for their safety. It is time the world does more to protect these people.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

International Migrants Day takes ____________ on the 18th of December every year. It is on this date because this is when, in 1990, the United Nations ____________ an international convention called the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The UN felt it ____________ to do something about the rights of migrants as more and ____________ people left their own countries to seek work. On this day, many countries and NGOs conduct workshops to ____________ the rights of immigrants. The U.N also wants people to recognize the ____________ of migrant workers. They make a huge contribution to the countries in which they work. They also ____________ hardships and discrimination. In some cases, they are more or less seen as ____________ labour.

 

 

 

adopted
highlight
place
face
more
slave
needed
value

Globalization has ____________ increased migration. Three decades ago, the number of people moving overseas to work or find work ____________ at 75 million. This figure has ____________ up to 200 million and is still rising. As the world is getting smaller, more and more people are relocating. There are two main ____________ of migration; legal and illegal. Both have positive and negative ____________ on host countries. The issue of illegal immigration is frequently in the headlines. People in poorer countries risk their lives to ____________ poverty and other life-threatening situations. Their dream is to find work and help their families. They are often at the ____________ of human traffickers who care very little for their safety. It is time the world does more to ____________ these people.

 

 

effects
 
stood
mercy
types
protect
greatly
shot
escape


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

International Migrants Day takes / taking place on the 18th of December every year. It is on this date because this is when, in 1990, the United Nations adopted an international invention / convention called the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The UN felt it needed / needy to do something about the rights of migrants as more and less / more people left their own countries to seek work. On this day, many countries and NGOs conduct / conducting workshops to highlight the rights of immigrants. The U.N also wants people to recognize the value if / of migrant workers. They make a huge contribution to the countries in which they work. They also face / faces hardships and discrimination. In some cases, they are more or less see / seen as slave labour.

Globalization has greatly / great increased migration. Three decades ago, the number of people moving overseas to work or find work stand / stood at 75 million. This figure has shot up to 200 million and is still rising / raised. As the world is getting smaller, more and more people are relocating. There are two main types of migration; legal and illegal. Both have positive and negative affects / effects on host countries. The issue of illegal / illegally immigration is frequently in the headlines. People in poorer countries risky / risk their lives to escape poverty and other life-threatening situations. Their dream is to find work and help their families. They are often at / to the mercy of human traffickers who care very little for their safety / safe. It is time the world does more to protect these people.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

International Migrants Day takes place on the 18th of December every year. It is on this date because this is when, in 1990, the United Nations (1) ____ an international convention called the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The UN (2) ____ it needed to do something about the rights of (3) ____ as more and more people left their own countries to seek work. On this day, many countries and NGOs conduct workshops to (4) ____ the rights of immigrants. The U.N also wants people to recognize the value of migrant workers. They make a huge contribution to the countries in (5) ____ they work. They also face hardships and discrimination. In some cases, they are more or less (6) ____ as slave labour.

Globalization has (7) ____ increased migration. Three decades ago, the number of people moving overseas to work or find work (8) ____ at 75 million. This figure has shot up to 200 million and is still rising. As the world is getting smaller, more and (9) ____ people are relocating. There are two main types of migration; legal and illegal. Both have positive and negative effects on host countries. The issue of (10) ____ immigration is frequently in the headlines. People in poorer countries risk their lives to escape poverty and other life-(11) ____ situations. Their dream is to find work and help their families. They are often at the mercy of human traffickers who care very (12) ____ for their safety. It is time the world does more to protect these people.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

adopts

(b)

adoptive

(c)

adopted

(d)

adopting

2.

(a)

feel

(b)

felt

(c)

feeling

(d)

feels

3.

(a)

migration

(b)

migrate

(c)

migrating

(d)

migrants

4.

(a)

highlight

(b)

highlife

(c)

highs

(d)

highly

5.

(a)

where

(b)

when

(c)

which

(d)

that

6.

(a)

see

(b)

seen

(c)

saw

(d)

seeing

7.

(a)

greatly

(b)

great

(c)

greats

(d)

greatness

8.

(a)

kneeled

(b)

bent

(c)

bowed

(d)

stood

9.

(a)

less

(b)

more

(c)

most

(d)

fewer

10.

(a)

illegal

(b)

illegals

(c)

illegality

(d)

illegally

11.

(a)

threatens

(b)

threatened

(c)

threats

(d)

threatening

12.

(a)

small

(b)

few

(c)

little

(d)

low


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the UN adopted an international convention

2.

members of their families

3.

seek work

4.

the rights of immigrants

5.

make a huge contribution

6.

slave labour

 

Paragraph 2

7.

Three decades ago

8.

This figure has shot up

9.

two main types

10.

negative effects

11.

escape poverty

12.

human traffickers


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

contract with Deutsche Grammophon. She had become an opera superstar.

(    )

and incredible voice. The magazine ‘Musical America’ said she is “a genuine superstar for the 21st century” and was named

(    )

'Musician of the Year' for 2008. Netrebko also won the prestigious People's Artist of Russia prize in 2008.

(    )

cleaner and doing odd jobs. She auditioned for the Kirov Opera and impressed

(    )

conductor Valery Gergiev. He became her vocal mentor and guided her to her operatic stage

(    )

San Francisco Opera. She built up a reputation for her creative and dynamic performances in Russian operatic

(    )

debut in 1994. In 1993, she won the Glinka Vocal Competition in Moscow.

(    )

Netrebko was born in Russia in 1971. She studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, while working there as a floor

(    )

Netrebko has sung at the great opera houses all around the world and has expanded her repertoire to include

(    )

Singer of the Year in 2004. Netrebko is also frequently seen on the cover of

(    )

most of the opera classics. She has picked up dozens of awards, including the Classical BRIT Award as

(    )

fashion magazines like ‘Vogue’. In 2006, she became an Austrian citizen.

(    )

In 1995, Netrebko graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatory and made her sensational US debut at the

1  )

roles. In 2002 Netrebko made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and signed a recording


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

The Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers.

2.

The UN felt it needed to do something.

3.

More people left their own countries to seek work.

4.

Conduct workshops to highlight the rights of immigrants.

5.

They are more or less seen as slave labour.

6.

Globalization has greatly increased migration.

7.

This figure has shot up to 200 million.

8.

More and more people are relocating.

9.

Illegal immigration is frequently in the headlines.

10.

They are often at the mercy of human traffickers.


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about International Migrants 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

_____________

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about immigration. 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 International Migrants 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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