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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World AIDS Day is observed on December the 1st each year. It really is a day that should be very high profile in all countries around the world. Of course, it is to raise awareness of the horror of AIDS. On this day, we do our best to remember the millions of people who died and are dying because of AIDS. The first World AIDS Day was in 1998. Two officials from the Global Programme on AIDS met in August 1997 and proposed the idea at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. It is now run by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In its first two years, the day focused on children and young people. Recent themes have included AIDS and poverty, and AIDS and the family.

AIDS means Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome. It starts when someone contracts HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This is a virus that attacks and weakens the body’s immune systems. If the virus destroys enough of a person’s defences, AIDS sets in and then eventually death. The body becomes too weak to protect itself from any illness. HIV/AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it first broke out in the early 1980s. In many countries around the world, the disease is destroying families, communities and economies. The most common ways of getting AIDS are having sex without a condom and sharing infected syringes. The best way to prevent it is through continuing education.

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

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

a day that should be very high

a.

AIDS and poverty

2

raise awareness of the

b.

the idea

3.

do our best to remember the

c.

horror of AIDS

4.

proposed

d.

and young people

5.

the day focused on children

e.

profile

6.

Recent themes have included

f.

millions of people who died

 

Paragraph 2

1.

AIDS means Acquired Immuno-

a.

out in the early 1980s

2

a virus that attacks and weakens the

b.

infected syringes

3.

AIDS sets in and then

c.

body’s immune systems

4.

it first broke

d.

Deficiency Syndrome

5.

sharing

e.

education

6.

prevent it is through continuing

f.

eventually death


LISTENING GAP FILL

World AIDS Day is observed on December the 1st each year. It really is a day that should ___________________ in all countries around the world. Of course, it is to raise awareness of the horror of AIDS. On this day, ___________________ remember the millions of people who ___________________ because of AIDS. The first World AIDS Day was in 1998. Two officials from the Global Programme on AIDS met in August 1997 and ___________________ at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. ___________________ the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In its first two years, the day focused on children and young people. ___________________ included AIDS and poverty, and AIDS and the family.

AIDS means Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome. It ___________________ contracts HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This is a ___________________ and weakens the body’s immune systems. If the virus destroys enough of a person’s defences, AIDS sets in and ___________________. The body becomes too weak to protect itself from any illness. HIV/AIDS _____________________ 25 million people since it first broke out in the early 1980s. In many countries around the world, _____________________ families, communities and economies. The most common ways of getting AIDS are having sex without a condom and sharing infected syringes. The ___________________ it is through continuing education.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World AIDS Day is ____________ on December the 1st each year. It really is a day that should be very high ____________ in all countries around the world. Of course, it is to ____________ awareness of the horror of AIDS. On this day, we do our best to remember the millions of people who died and are dying because of AIDS. The first World AIDS Day was in 1998. Two ____________ from the Global Programme on AIDS met in August 1997 and ____________ the idea at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. It is now ____________ by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In its first two years, the day focused on children and young people. Recent ____________ have included AIDS and ____________, and AIDS and the family

 

 

 

officials
proposed
themes
profile
observed
poverty
raise
run

AIDS ____________ Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome. It starts when someone ____________ HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This is a virus that attacks and ____________ the body’s immune systems. If the virus destroys enough of a person’s defences, AIDS sets in and then ____________ death. The body becomes too weak to protect itself from any illness. HIV/AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it first ____________ out in the early 1980s. In many countries around the world, the disease is ____________ families, communities and economies. The most ____________ ways of getting AIDS are having sex without a condom and sharing ____________ syringes. The best way to prevent it is through continuing education.

 

 

contracts
 
broke
weakens
common
means
infected
eventually
destroying


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World AIDS Day is observed / observation on December the 1st each year. It really is a day that should be very high / highly profile in all countries around the world. Of coarse / course, it is to raise awareness of the horror of AIDS. On this day, we do our best to remember the millions of people who died / death and are dying because of AIDS. The first World AIDS Day was in 1998. Two officials from the Global Programme on / at AIDS met in August 1997 and proposed the idea at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. It is now ran / run by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In its first two years, the day focusing / focused on children and young people. Recent / Recently themes have included AIDS and poverty, and AIDS and the family.

AIDS meant / means Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome. It starts when someone contracts HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This is a virus who / that attacks and weakens the body’s immune systems. If the virus destroys enough for / of a person’s defences, AIDS sets in and then eventually die / death. The body becomes too weak to protect itself from any illness. HIV/AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it first broken / broke out in the early 1980s. In many countries around the world, the disease is destroying / destruction families, communities and economies. The most common ways of getting AIDS are / is having sex without a condom and sharing infected syringes. The best way to prevent it is through continue / continuing education.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World AIDS Day is (1) ____ on December the 1st each year. It really is a day that should be very (2) ____ profile in all countries around the world. Of course, it is to raise awareness of the horror of AIDS. On this day, we do our best to remember the millions of people who (3) ____ and are dying because of AIDS. The first World AIDS Day was in 1998. Two officials from the Global Programme (4) ____ AIDS met in August 1997 and proposed the idea at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. It is now (5) ____ by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In its first two years, the day focused on children and young people. Recent themes have (6) ____ AIDS and poverty, and AIDS and the family.

AIDS (7) ____ Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome. It starts when someone contracts HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This is a virus that attacks and (8) ____ the body’s immune systems. If the virus destroys enough of a person’s defences, AIDS (9) ____ in and then eventually death. The body becomes too weak to protect itself from any illness. HIV/AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it first broke (10) ____ in the early 1980s. In many countries around the world, the disease is destroying families, communities and economies. The most common ways of getting AIDS are (11) ____ sex without a condom and sharing infected syringes. The best way to prevent it is through (12) ____ education.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

observed

(b)

observes

(c)

observation

(d)

observing

2.

(a)

highly

(b)

higher

(c)

height

(d)

high

3.

(a)

died

(b)

death

(c)

dying

(d)

dies

4.

(a)

in

(b)

on

(c)

at

(d)

by

5.

(a)

runs

(b)

running

(c)

run

(d)

ran

6.

(a)

inclusive

(b)

including

(c)

include

(d)

included

7.

(a)

meaning

(b)

means

(c)

meant

(d)

meanie

8.

(a)

weakens

(b)

weaken

(c)

weakened

(d)

weakening

9.

(a)

set

(b)

setting

(c)

sets

(d)

set out

10.

(a)

in

(b)

up

(c)

down

(d)

out

11.

(a)

has

(b)

having

(c)

have

(d)

had

12.

(a)

continuous

(b)

continues

(c)

continuing

(d)

continued


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

observed on December the 1st

2.

very high profile

3.

raise awareness

4.

the horror of AIDS

5.

the day focused on children

6.

AIDS and poverty

 

Paragraph 2

7.

someone contracts HIV

8.

a virus that attacks

9.

If the virus destroys enough

10.

protect itself

11.

it first broke out

12.

The best way to prevent it


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.

A day that should be very high profile.

2.

Raise awareness of the horror of AIDS.

3.

People who died and are dying because of AIDS.

4.

In its first two years, the day focused on children.

5.

Recent themes have included AIDS and poverty.

6.

It starts when someone contracts HIV.

7.

Attacks and weakens the body’s immune systems.

8.

AIDS sets in and then eventually death.

9.

It first broke out in the early 1980s.

10.

Having sex without a condom and sharing infected syringes.


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.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

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.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


THE WORLD AIDS DAY SURVEY

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

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