The Reading / Listening - Level 5

It's shocking, but someone has stolen the medical records of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. They could sell them to the highest bidder. The F1 driver's manager told journalists that she wasn't sure whether the person trying to sell the records actually has them. She said she would press charges if anyone bought or published the real documents. She said: "The contents of any medical files are totally private and confidential….We will therefore, in every single case, press for criminal charges and damages against any publication of the content."



The seven-time F1 champion was recently brought out of a coma. He suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident in France in December. Sky Sports News reported on how poor the security was at Mr Schumacher's hospital. It said: "Security was very scant…. The family had to run a gauntlet of paparazzi every day when they arrived at the hospital, despite repeated pleas for the media to take a step back and to respect Michael Schumacher’s privacy." It added that the family was sad that Michael's medical notes could be auctioned on the Internet.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 4 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.

It's shocking, but someone has stolen

a.

and confidential

2.

Formula 1

b.

documents

3.

sell them to the highest

c.

charges

4.

The F1 driver's manager told journalists

d.

bidder

5.

press

e.

the medical records

6.

published the real

f.

charges

7.

medical files are totally private

g.

legend

8.

press for criminal

h.

that she wasn't sure



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The seven-

a.

of paparazzi

2.

brought out of

b.

poor the security was

3.

a serious head

c.

a coma

4.

Sky Sports News reported on how

d.

a step back

5.

Security was very

e.

injury

6.

run a gauntlet

f.

the Internet

7.

pleas for the media to take

g.

scant

8.

auctioned on

h.

time F1 champion





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

It's shocking, but someone (1) ___________________ records of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. They could (2) ___________________ highest bidder. The F1 driver's manager told journalists that she wasn't sure whether the person (3) ___________________ records actually has them. She said she (4) ___________________ anyone bought or published the real documents. She said: "The contents (5) ___________________ are totally private and confidential….We will therefore, in every single case, press for criminal charges and (6) ___________________ publication of the content."

The seven-time F1 champion was recently (7) ___________________ coma. He suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident in France in December. Sky Sports News reported (8) ___________________ security was at Mr Schumacher's hospital. It said: "Security (9) ___________________…. The family had (10) ___________________ paparazzi every day when they arrived at the hospital, despite repeated pleas for the media (11) ___________________ and to respect Michael Schumacher's privacy." It added that the family was sad that Michael's medical notes could be (12) ___________________.

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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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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h)

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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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