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THE LESSON ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DAY

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August the 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous People. It is a time for the world to understand the problems of indigenous peoples around the world. The day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. It wanted to strengthen international cooperation to help indigenous people. In particular, in the areas of culture, education, health, human rights and economic development. It also wanted to ensure their survival as many indigenous cultures were in danger of dying out. Many indigenous people today are under threat from globalization. Multicultural companies in search of profits are destroying their habitats. Their culture is being weakened as they move into cities in search of work.



An indigenous people is any ethnic group who have inhabited a geographic region for hundreds or thousands of years. One expert said an indigenous people is "a politically underprivileged group, who share a similar ethnic identity that is different to the nation in power, and who have been an ethnic entity in the locality before the present ruling nation took over power". The best-known examples of indigenous peoples are the Aborigines in Australia, the Inuit in the Arctic regions, and the Zulu in South Africa. Estimates are that there are 300 to 350 million indigenous people in the world today. This is just under six per cent of the total world population. This includes over 5,000 different people in more than 72 countries.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

understand the problems of

a.

danger of dying out

2

strengthen international

b.

search of profits

3.

indigenous cultures were in

c.

weakened

4.

under threat from

d.

indigenous peoples

5.

Multicultural companies in

e.

cooperation

6.

Their culture is being

f.

globalization

Paragraph 2

1.

any ethnic group who have

a.

the Aborigines in Australia

2

share a similar

b.

of the total world population

3.

before the present ruling nation

c.

ethnic identity

4.

examples of indigenous peoples are

d.

5,000 different people

5.

This is just under six per cent

e.

took over power

6.

This includes over

f.

inhabited a geographic region

LISTENING GAP FILL

August the 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous People. ___________________ world to understand the problems of indigenous peoples around the world. The day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. ___________________ international cooperation to help indigenous people. In particular, in the areas of culture, education, health, human rights and economic development. It also ___________________ their survival as many indigenous cultures were ___________________ out. Many indigenous people today are under threat from globalization. Multicultural companies ___________________ are destroying their habitats. Their culture is being weakened as they move into cities ___________________.

An indigenous people ___________________ who have inhabited a geographic region for hundreds or thousands of years. One expert said an indigenous people is "a politically underprivileged group, who share a ___________________ that is different to the nation in power, and who have been ___________________ the locality before the present ruling nation took over power". The ___________________ of indigenous peoples are the Aborigines in Australia, the Inuit in the Arctic regions, and the Zulu in South Africa. Estimates are that there are ___________________ indigenous people in the world today. This is just under six per cent of the total world population. ___________________ 5,000 different people in more than 72 countries.

WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

August the 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous People. It is a ____________ for the world to understand the problems of indigenous peoples around the world. The day was ____________ by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. It wanted to ____________ international cooperation to help indigenous people. In ____________, in the areas of culture, education, health, human rights and economic development. It also wanted to ____________ their survival as many indigenous cultures were in danger of ____________ out. Many indigenous people today are under threat from globalization. Multicultural companies in ____________ of profits are destroying their habitats. Their culture is being weakened as they move into cities in ____________ of work.

 

 

 

ensure
strengthen
time
search
created
dying
search
particular

An indigenous people is any ethnic ____________ who have inhabited a geographic region for hundreds or thousands of years. One ____________ said an indigenous people is "a politically underprivileged group, who share a ____________ ethnic identity that is different to the nation in power, and who have been an ____________ entity in the locality before the present ruling nation took over ____________ ". The best-known examples of indigenous peoples are the Aborigines in Australia, the Inuit in the Arctic ____________, and the Zulu in South Africa. Estimates are that there are 300 to 350 million indigenous people in the world today. This is just under six per cent of the ____________ world population. This ____________ over 5,000 different people in more than 72 countries.

 

 

power
 
similar
includes
group
regions
total
expert
ethnic

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

August the 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous People. It is a time / timing for the world to understand the problems of indigenous peoples around the world. The day was creation / created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. It wanted to strengthen / strong international cooperation to help indigenous people. In particular, in the areas of cultural / culture, education, health, human rights and economic development. It also wanted to ensure / insure their survival as many indigenous cultures were in danger of dying up / out. Many indigenous people today are under threat from globalization. Multicultural companies in / on search of profits are destroying their habitats. Their culture is being weakened as they move into cities in search on / of work.

An indigenous people is any ethnic group who have habitat / inhabited a geographic region / regional for hundreds or thousands of years. One expert said an indigenous people is "a politically underprivileged group, who share a same / similar ethnic identity that is different to the nation in power, and who have been an ethnic entity / entry in the locality before the present ruling nation taken / took over power". The best-known examples of indigenous peoples are the Aborigines in Australia, the Inuit in the Arctic regions / regional, and the Zulu in South Africa. Estimates are that there are 300 to 350 million indigenous people in the world / globe today. This is just under six per cent of the total world population. This including / includes over 5,000 different people in more than 72 countries.

MULTIPLE CHOICE

August the 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous People. It is a (1) ____ for the world to understand the problems of indigenous peoples around the world. The day was (2) ____ by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. It wanted to strengthen international cooperation to help indigenous people. In (3) ____, in the areas of culture, education, health, human rights and economic development. It also wanted to (4) ____ their survival as many indigenous cultures were in danger of dying (5) ____. Many indigenous people today are under threat from globalization. Multicultural companies in search (6) ____ profits are destroying their habitats. Their culture is being weakened as they move into cities in search of work.

An indigenous people is any ethnic group who have (7) ____ a geographic region for hundreds or thousands of years. One expert said an indigenous people is "a politically underprivileged group, who (8) ____ a similar ethnic identity that is different to the nation in power, and who have been an ethnic entity in the locality before the present ruling nation took (9) ____ power". The best-known examples of indigenous peoples are the Aborigines in Australia, the Inuit in the Arctic (10) ____, and the Zulu in South Africa. Estimates are that there are 300 to 350 million indigenous people in the world today. This is just (11) ____ six per cent of the total world population. This (12) ____ over 5,000 different people in more than 72 countries.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

time

(b)

timing

(c)

timely

(d)

timed

2.

(a)

creation

(b)

created

(c)

creative

(d)

creates

3.

(a)

peculiar

(b)

particles

(c)

participate

(d)

particular

4.

(a)

insure

(b)

unsure

(c)

ensure

(d)

sure

5.

(a)

up

(b)

out

(c)

on

(d)

in

6.

(a)

of

(b)

by

(c)

with

(d)

on

7.

(a)

habitat

(b)

habitation

(c)

inhabited

(d)

habits

8.

(a)

share

(b)

shares

(c)

sharing

(d)

sharer

9.

(a)

above

(b)

on top

(c)

rise

(d)

over

10.

(a)

regional

(b)

regions

(c)

region

(d)

regionally

11.

(a)

beneath

(b)

down

(c)

under

(d)

falling

12.

(a)

inclusive

(b)

include

(c)

including

(d)

includes

SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

the bpmorsel of indigenous peoples

2.

nhsreegtnt international cooperation

3.

ceoinomc development

4.

ensure their avilusvr

5.

in danger of ygind out

6.

Their culture is being wdneeeak

Paragraph 2

7.

any netcih group

8.

geographic geroni

9.

the nation in pwreo

10.

the Arctic eniogrs

11.

the total world tpoaoiulnp

12.

This csldeinu over 5,000 different people

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

identity that is different to the nation in power, and who have been an ethnic entity in the

(    )

of years. One expert said an indigenous people is "a politically underprivileged group, who share a similar ethnic

(    )

are that there are 300 to 350 million indigenous people in the world today. This is just under six per

1  )

August the 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous People. It is a time for the world to understand

(    )

threat from globalization. Multicultural companies in search of profits are destroying their

(    )

peoples are the Aborigines in Australia, the Inuit in the Arctic regions, and the Zulu in South Africa. Estimates

(    )

the problems of indigenous peoples around the world. The day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in

(    )

locality before the present ruling nation took over power". The best-known examples of indigenous

(    )

survival as many indigenous cultures were in danger of dying out. Many indigenous people today are under

(    )

habitats. Their culture is being weakened as they move into cities in search of work.

(    )

cent of the total world population. This includes over 5,000 different people in more than 72 countries.

(    )

An indigenous people is any ethnic group who have inhabited a geographic region for hundreds or thousands

(    )

of culture, education, health, human rights and economic development. It also wanted to ensure their

(    )

1994. It wanted to strengthen international cooperation to help indigenous people. In particular, in the areas

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

the     understand     is     for     to     It     time     world     a.    

2.

day     United     was     Nations     created     by     The     the.    

3.

to     indigenous     cooperation     help     people     International.    

4.

danger     Indigenous     of     cultures     dying     were     out     in.    

5.

move     of     into     work     cities     in     They     search.    

6.

a     Share     identity     ethnic     similar.    

7.

examples     The     of     best     indigenous     -     peoples     known.    

8.

indigenous     300     people     to     350     There     million     are.    

9.

of     the    total    world    population    Just     under     six     per cent.    

10.

countries    72    than    more    in    people    different    5,000    Over.    

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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WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. 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 Day of the World’s Indigenous People. 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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