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World Read Aloud Day is celebrated each year on the first Wednesday of March. It was started by the LitWorld.org website in 2010 and has now reached 65 countries. Its aim is to encourage the almost 800 million people worldwide who cannot read to enjoy the benefits of a book. LitWorld says: "Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read." The website asks us to "imagine a world where everyone can read". It says: " World Read Aloud Day asks everyone to celebrate the day by grabbing a book, finding an audience, and reading out loud. [It] is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people."



The website has asked visitors to join a Global Literacy Movement to reduce the number of illiterate people in the world. LitWorld says, "there is an urgent need to invest in education" so we can benefit from the "unquantifiable potential" of those who currently cannot read. The organisation urges us to act to encourage people to read. "It's time to take a big stand…by reading aloud to anyone who might like it. Share a book with a child who might need it, share a story with someone who would treasure it, listen to someone else's as they share with you. The United Nations says: "Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society."

Sources:
http://litworld.org/worldreadaloudday/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

celebrated each year on the

a.

of a book

2

enjoy the benefits

b.

people who cannot read

3.

on behalf of the 793 million

c.

belongs to all people

4.

imagine a world where

d.

to show the world

5.

taking action

e.

first Wednesday of March

6.

the right to read and write

f.

everyone can read

Paragraph 2

1.

reduce the number of illiterate

a.

achieve their goals

2

there is an urgent need

b.

people in the world

3.

It's time to take

c.

and wider society

4.

share a story with someone

d.

to invest in education

5.

enabling individuals to

e.

a big stand

6.

participate fully in their community

f.

who would treasure it

LISTENING GAP FILL

World Read Aloud Day (1) ________________________ on the first Wednesday of March. It was started by the LitWorld.org website in 2010 and has (2) ________________________. Its aim is to encourage the almost 800 million people worldwide who cannot read to (3) ________________________. LitWorld says: "Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward (4) ________________________ million people who cannot read." The website asks us to "imagine a world where everyone can read". It says: "World Read Aloud Day asks everyone to celebrate (5) ________________________, finding an audience, and reading out loud. [It] is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and (6) ________________________."

The website has asked visitors to join a Global Literacy Movement to reduce the number (7) ________________________ the world. LitWorld says, "there is (8) ________________________ education" so we can benefit from the "unquantifiable potential" of those who currently cannot read. The organisation (9) _____________________ people to read. "It's time to take a big stand…by reading aloud to anyone who might like it. Share a book with a child who might need it, share a story with (10) ________________________ it, listen to someone else's as they share with you. The United Nations says: "Literacy involves (11) ________________________ in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to (12) ________________________ community and wider society."

WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Read Aloud Day is (1) ____________ each year on the first Wednesday of March. It was started by the LitWorld.org website in 2010 and has now (2) ____________ 65 countries. Its aim is to (3) ____________ the almost 800 million people worldwide who cannot read to enjoy the benefits of a book. LitWorld says: "Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or (4) ____________ action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read." The website asks us to "(5) ____________ a world where everyone can read". It says: "World Read Aloud Day asks everyone to celebrate the day by (6) ____________ a book, finding an (7) ____________, and reading out loud. [It] is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write (8) ____________ to all people."

 

 

imagine
encourage
audience
celebrated
belongs
taking
reached
grabbing

The website has asked (9) ____________ to join a Global Literacy Movement to reduce the number of (10) ____________ people in the world. LitWorld says, "there is an urgent need to (11) ____________ in education" so we can benefit from the "unquantifiable (12) ____________ " of those who currently cannot read. The organisation urges us to act to encourage people to read. "It's time to take a big (13) ____________ …by reading aloud to anyone who might like it. Share a book with a child who might need it, share a story with someone who would (14) ____________ it, listen to someone else's as they share with you. The United Nations says: "Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to (15) ____________ their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and (16) ____________ society."

 

 

potential
wider
invest
treasure
visitors
achieve
illiterate
stand

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Read Aloud Day is celebrated / celebrating each year on the first Wednesday of March. It was started by the LitWorld.org website in 2010 and has now reaches / reached 65 countries. Its aim is to encourage / encouraging the almost 800 million people worldwide who cannot read to enjoy the benefits / beneficial of a book. LitWorld says: "Celebrate by reading aloud, given / giving away a book, or taking action in any / many way you can to Read It Forward on behalf for / of the 793 million people who cannot read." The website asks us to "imagine a world where everyone can read". It says: "World Read Aloud Day asks / ask everyone to celebrate the day by grabbing a book, finding an audience / advance, and reading out loud. [It] is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs / belongings to all people."

The website has asked visitors to joint / join a Global Literacy Movement to reduce the number of / by illiterate people in the world. LitWorld says, "there is an urgent / urgently need to invest in education" so we can benefit from the "unquantifiable potential" as / of those who currently cannot read. The organisation urges us to act to encourage people to read. "It's time to take a big sit / stand…by reading aloud to anyone who might like them / it. Share a book with a child who might needy / need it, share a story with someone who would treasure it, listen to someone other's / else's as they share with you. The United Nations says: "Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling / ability individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate full / fully in their community and wider society."

MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Read Aloud Day is celebrated (1) ____ year on the first Wednesday of March. It was started by the LitWorld.org website in 2010 and has now (2) ____ 65 countries. Its aim is to encourage the (3) ____ 800 million people worldwide who cannot read to enjoy the benefits of a book. LitWorld says: "Celebrate (4) ____ reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read." The website asks us to "imagine a world where everyone can read". It says: "World Read Aloud Day asks everyone to celebrate the day by (5) ____ a book, finding an audience, and reading out loud. [It] is about taking action to show the world that the (6) ____ to read and write belongs to all people."

The website has asked visitors to join a Global Literacy Movement to reduce the number of (7) ____ people in the world. LitWorld says, "there is an urgent need to invest in education" so we can benefit from the "unquantifiable (8) ____ " of those who currently cannot read. The organisation urges us to act to encourage people to read. "It's time to take a big (9) ____ …by reading aloud to anyone who might like it. Share a book with a child who might need it, share a story with someone who would (10) ____ it, listen to someone else's as they share with you. The United Nations says: "Literacy (11) ____ a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and (12) ____ society."

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

each

(b)

all

(c)

whole

(d)

entire

2.

(a)

reached

(b)

reaching

(c)

reaches

(d)

reach

3.

(a)

most

(b)

almost

(c)

mostly

(d)

utmost

4.

(a)

by

(b)

at

(c)

of

(d)

from

5.

(a)

hitting

(b)

pushing

(c)

grabbing

(d)

swinging

6.

(a)

duty

(b)

due

(c)

goodness

(d)

right

7.

(a)

literal

(b)

lateral

(c)

illiterate

(d)

illegal

8.

(a)

potential

(b)

potions

(c)

potty

(d)

potters

9.

(a)

kneel

(b)

sit

(c)

bow

(d)

stand

10.

(a)

trove

(b)

treasure

(c)

jewel

(d)

pirate

11.

(a)

instances

(b)

involves

(c)

insides

(d)

incompletes

12.

(a)

width

(b)

widest

(c)

widens

(d)

wider

SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

beeaecdrlt each year

2.

Its aim is to reageoncu

3.

on belhfa of the 793 million people

4.

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5.

finding an ncuieead

6.

slgebon to all people

 

Paragraph 2

7.

the number of lteertiila people

8.

an urgent need to etnisv in education

9.

those who ryerunctl cannot read

10.

someone who would aeetsrur it

11.

participate fully in their oymncumit

12.

wider iceytos

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

cannot read." The website asks us to "imagine a world where everyone can read". It says: "World Read Aloud Day asks

(    )

encourage the almost 800 million people worldwide who cannot read to enjoy the benefits of a book. LitWorld says: "Celebrate

1  )

World Read Aloud Day is celebrated each year on the first Wednesday of March. It was started

(    )

out loud. [It] is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people."

(    )

everyone to celebrate the day by grabbing a book, finding an audience, and reading

(    )

achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society."

(    )

us to act to encourage people to read. "It's time to take a big stand…by reading aloud to anyone who

(    )

by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who

(    )

might like it. Share a book with a child who might need it, share a story with someone who would treasure it, listen to someone

(    )

else's as they share with you. The United Nations says: "Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to

(    )

benefit from the "unquantifiable potential" of those who currently cannot read. The organisation urges

(    )

The website has asked visitors to join a Global Literacy Movement to reduce the number

(    )

of illiterate people in the world. LitWorld says, "there is an urgent need to invest in education" so we can

(    )

by the LitWorld.org website in 2010 and has now reached 65 countries. Its aim is to

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

each    the    of    Celebrated    on    Wednesday    year    first    March.    

2.

almost    who   people   800   cannot   worldwide   The    read    million.

3.

you     read     action     way     to     Taking     any     can     in.    

4.

world     Imagine     can     where     a     read     everyone.    

5.

to     all     people     The     right     to     read    and    write    belongs.    

6.

of     in     number     people     world    the    illiterate     the    Reduce.    

7.

to     education     is     need     in     There     urgent     invest     an.    

8.

it     anyone     who     Reading     might     aloud     like     to.    

9.

who     it     a     someone     treasure    Share    with     would     story.    

10.

wider     in     society     their     community    Participate    and     fully.    

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 READ ALOUD DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Read Aloud 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 Read Aloud 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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