The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Someone stole the medical records of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. They could sell them online. The F1 driver's manager told journalists she wasn't sure if the person trying to sell the records really has them. She said she would take anyone to court for publishing or buying them. She would "press for criminal charges and damages" if they were published. She said: "Medical files are totally private and confidential."



The seven-time F1 champion was in a coma. He suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France in December. Sky Sports News said the hospital's security was very poor. It also said Schumacher’s family had to battle the paparazzi every day at the hospital. They keep asking the media to give them space and respect Michael Schumacher’s privacy. Sky said the family was sad that Michael's medical notes could be sold on the Internet.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27988747
  • http://www1.skysports.com/f1/news/12040/9359281/michael-schumachers-medical-notes-stolen-and-documents-have-been-offered-for-sale
  • http://www.dw.de/stolen-medical-documents-said-to-be-from-michael-schumacher-offered-for-sale/a-17731080


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Someone stole the

a.

charges and damages

2.

They could sell them

b.

to sell the records

3.

the person trying

c.

or buying them

4.

take anyone to court for publishing

d.

medical records

5.

press for criminal

e.

confidential

6.

totally private and

f.

online



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The seven-

a.

coma

2.

in a

b.

paparazzi every day

3.

He suffered a serious

c.

time F1 champion

4.

the hospital's security

d.

them space

5.

battle the

e.

head injury

6.

They keep asking the media to give

f.

was very poor





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Someone (1) ___________________ of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. They (2) ___________________ online. The F1 driver's manager told journalists (3) ___________________ the person trying to sell the records (4) ___________________. She said she would take anyone to court for publishing or buying them. She (5) ___________________ charges and damages" if they were published. She said: "Medical files (6) ___________________ and confidential."

The (7) ___________________ was in a coma. He suffered a serious head injury (8) ___________________ France in December. Sky Sports News said the hospital's security (9) ___________________. It also said Schumacher's family (10) ___________________ paparazzi every day at the hospital. They keep asking the media to (11) ___________________ and respect Michael Schumacher's privacy. Sky said the family was sad that Michael's medical notes (12) ___________________ Internet.

CONFIDENTIALITY SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about confidentiality in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, 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.

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Q.4.

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about confidentiality for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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Answers

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