English Lesson on World Intellectual Property Day

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THE LESSON ON WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY

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World Intellectual Property Day takes place on April 26 every year. It was on this day in 1970 that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came into being. It organizes many of the awareness campaigns that happen on World Intellectual Property Day. Its aim is to make people aware of what intellectual property is and what it means. WIPO decided in 1999 that a special day was needed each year to highlight what intellectual property is. It says most people think things like intellectual property, copyright, patents, industrial designs and trademarks are business or legal concepts. WIPO says people do not think intellectual property is something that affects their daily lives.



Intellectual property is a system that protects human creativity and makes sure it flourishes. It provides a legal framework to stop people from stealing the work and ideas of those who create and innovate. It covers a broad area of human activity, from literature, music, arts and entertainment, to technological innovations and patents that help to shape our world. Intellectual property also relates to symbols, names, images and commercial designs. Anyone who creates anything original is protected by intellectual property laws. The aim of World Intellectual Property Day is to get people to respect the work of others and make sure the originators do not lose money or experience a loss of reputation because of illegal copying.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

WIPO came

a.

legal concepts

2

It organizes many of the awareness

b.

into being

3.

Its aim is

c.

campaigns

4.

highlight what intellectual

d.

their daily lives

5.

business or

e.

to make people aware

6.

something that affects

f.

property is

Paragraph 2

1.

a system that protects human

a.

framework

2

It provides a legal

b.

original is protected

3.

It covers a broad

c.

loss of reputation

4.

Anyone who creates anything

d.

creativity

5.

get people to

e.

area of human activity

6.

lose money or experience a

f.

respect the work of others

LISTENING GAP FILL

World Intellectual Property Day ________________ April 26 every year. It was on this day in 1970 that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ________________. It organizes many of the awareness campaigns that happen on World Intellectual Property Day. Its aim is to make ___________________ intellectual property is and what it means. WIPO decided in 1999 that a special day was ________________ to highlight what intellectual property is. It says most people think things like intellectual property, copyright, patents, industrial designs and trademarks are business ________________. WIPO says people do not think intellectual property is something that ________________ lives.

Intellectual property ________________ protects human creativity and makes sure it flourishes. It provides a legal framework to stop people from stealing __________________ of those who create and innovate. It covers ________________ human activity, from literature, music, arts and entertainment, to technological innovations and patents that help to shape our world. Intellectual property also ___________________, names, images and commercial designs. Anyone who creates anything original ________________ intellectual property laws. The aim of World Intellectual Property Day is to get people to respect the work of others and make sure the originators do not lose money or experience ________________ reputation because of illegal copying.

WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Intellectual Property Day takes __________ on April 26 every year. It was on this day in 1970 that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came into __________. It organizes many of the awareness campaigns that happen on World Intellectual Property Day. Its aim is to make people __________ of what intellectual property is and what it __________. WIPO decided in 1999 that a special day was needed each year to __________ what intellectual property is. It says most people think things like intellectual property, copyright, __________, industrial designs and trademarks are business or __________ concepts. WIPO says people do not think intellectual property is something that __________ their daily lives.

 

 

 

being
highlight
legal
place
means
affects
aware
patents

Intellectual property is a system that __________ human creativity and makes sure it flourishes. It provides a legal framework to stop people __________ stealing the work and ideas of those who create and innovate. It covers a broad __________ of human activity, from literature, music, arts and entertainment, to technological innovations and patents that help to __________ our world. Intellectual property also __________ to symbols, names, images and commercial __________. Anyone who creates anything original is protected by intellectual property __________. The aim of World Intellectual Property Day is to get people to respect the work of others and make sure the originators do not lose money or experience a __________ of reputation because of illegal copying.

 

 

shape
 
designs
protects
loss
area
laws
from
relates

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

World Intellectual Property Day takes / taking place on April 26 every year. It was on this day in 1970 that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came onto / into being. It organizes many of the awareness campaigns that happen on World Intellectual Property Day. Its aim is to make people awareness / aware of what intellectual property is / are and what it means. WIPO decided in 1999 that a special day was needed each / all year to highlight what intellectual property is. It says most people think thing / things like intellectual property, copyright, patents, industrial designs and trademarks are business or legal concept / concepts. WIPO says people do not think intellectual property is something that affects their daily live / lives.

Intellectual property is a system that protection / protects human creativity and makes sure it flourishes / flushes. It provides a legal framework to stop people from / with stealing the work and ideas of those who create and innovate. It covers a broad / bread area of human activity, from literature, music, arts and entertainment, to technological innovations and patents that help to sharp / shape our world. Intellectual property also relates to symbols, names, images and commercial designs. Anyone who creates / creation anything original is protected by intellectual property laws. The aims / aim of World Intellectual Property Day is to get people to respect the work of others and make sure the originators do not lose money or experience a loss / lose of reputation because of illegal copying.

MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Intellectual Property Day takes place on April 26 every year. It was on this day in 1970 that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came into (1) ____. It organizes many of the awareness campaigns that happen on World Intellectual Property Day. Its aim is to make people aware of what intellectual property (2) ____ and what it means. WIPO decided in 1999 that a special day was needed each year (3) ____ highlight what intellectual property is. It says most people think things (4) ____ intellectual property, copyright, patents, industrial designs and trademarks are business or (5) ____ concepts. WIPO says people do not think intellectual property is something that affects their daily (6) ____.

Intellectual property is a system that protects human (7) ____ and makes sure it flourishes. It provides a legal framework to stop people from stealing the work and ideas of those who create and innovate. It covers a (8) ____ area of human activity, from literature, music, arts and entertainment, to technological innovations and patents that help to shape our world. Intellectual property also relates (9) ____ symbols, names, images and commercial designs. Anyone who creates anything (10) ____ is protected by intellectual property laws. The aim of World Intellectual Property Day is to get people to respect the work of (11) ____ and make sure the originators do not lose money or experience a (12) ____ of reputation because of illegal copying.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

be

(b)

being

(c)

was

(d)

been

2.

(a)

be

(b)

is

(c)

are

(d)

were

3.

(a)

for

(b)

at

(c)

to

(d)

so

4.

(a)

liking

(b)

liked

(c)

liken

(d)

like

5.

(a)

legal

(b)

legally

(c)

legality

(d)

legalize

6.

(a)

live

(b)

alive

(c)

lifetime

(d)

lives

7.

(a)

creation

(b)

creative

(c)

creativity

(d)

creatively

8.

(a)

braid

(b)

bread

(c)

brood

(d)

broad

9.

(a)

at

(b)

to

(c)

of

(d)

for

10.

(a)

originality

(b)

originals

(c)

original

(d)

origin

11.

(a)

others

(b)

the other

(c)

the others

(d)

other

12.

(a)

loss

(b)

lost

(c)

lose

(d)

loser

SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

takes elpac on April 26

2.

what it anmse

3.

a iseplca day was needed

4.

industrial gisdnes

5.

alleg concepts

6.

sftafec their daily lives

Paragraph 2

7.

mnuha creativity

8.

stop people from lneatsgi

9.

ehspa our world

10.

Anyone who creates hyatinng

11.

otrppyre laws

12.

csepert the work of others

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

highlight what intellectual property is. It says most people think things like intellectual property, copyright, patents,

(    )

area of human activity, from literature, music, arts and entertainment, to technological innovations and patents

(    )

Intellectual property is a system that protects human creativity and makes sure it flourishes. It provides a legal

(    )

is and what it means. WIPO decided in 1999 that a special day was needed each year to

(    )

1970 that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came into being. It organizes many of the awareness

(    )

campaigns that happen on World Intellectual Property Day. Its aim is to make people aware of what intellectual property

(    )

framework to stop people from stealing the work and ideas of those who create and innovate. It covers a broad

(    )

that help to shape our world. Intellectual property also relates to symbols, names, images and commercial

1  )

World Intellectual Property Day takes place on April 26 every year. It was on this day in

(    )

of World Intellectual Property Day is to get people to respect the work of others and make

(    )

sure the originators do not lose money or experience a loss of reputation because of illegal copying.

(    )

designs. Anyone who creates anything original is protected by intellectual property laws. The aim

(    )

intellectual property is something that affects their daily lives.

(    )

industrial designs and trademarks are business or legal concepts. WIPO says people do not think

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

of    awareness    It    many    the    campaigns    organizes

2.

is    property    intellectual    what    means    it    what    and

3.

special    was    each    a    day    needed    year

4.

what    is    intellectual    highlight    property

5.

daily    their    affects    that    something    lives

6.

protects    that    system    a    creativity    human

7.

people    stop    to    framework    legal    a    stealing    from

8.

broad    a    covers    It    activity    human    of    area

9.

is    Anyone    creates    original    protected    who    anything

10.

the    others    work    respect    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.

________________________________________________________

6.

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THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Intellectual Property 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 Intellectual Property Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.




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