The Reading / Listening - Libraries - Level 3

Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara are recycling the books they find in the trash. They have created a mobile library. The library is full of books that people have thrown away. There are now over 9,000 books on the library's shelves. The books are divided into over 20 categories, including politics, philosophy, drama, thrillers, romance, history, literature, healthy living and economics. The library is inside a truck that tours schools in the suburbs of Ankara. The garbage collectors hope to create a greater passion for reading books in children, especially in the age of mobile phones and tablets. Many schools do not have a reading room or their own library.



The library has got a lot of attention in Turkey. There is now a campaign for it to grow. People from all over Turkey are sending their unwanted or old books to the garbage collectors. The director of the library said: "The interest is growing. Each day we have guests coming here to borrow books or have a quiet time to read." A worker at the mobile library said: "We have books here for children aged from six to ten, but also books for older children, like world classics and fiction novels. We hope that it will amuse them and arouse a passion for books." Turkey currently has just one public library for every 70,000 people, compared to one for every 6,200 people in the European Union.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Libraries - Level 0 Libraries - Level 1   or  Libraries - Level 2

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/15/europe/garbage-collectors-open-library-with-abandoned-books/index.html
  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/turkish-garbage-collectors-pick-out-their-own-library-180968015/
  • http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/09/c_137595537.htm


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Warm-ups

1. LIBRARIES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about libraries. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       garbage / capital / library / books / categories / romance / schools / suburbs / tablets
       attention / campaign / interest / guests / read / children / fiction / novels / passion
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. RECYCLING: Students A strongly believe all books should be recycled and never out in the garbage; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. MOBILE SERVICES: What do you think of these mobile services? Would you use them? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What You Think

Would You Use It?

Why (Not)?

Library

 

 

 

Dentist

 

 

 

Theatre

 

 

 

Bakery

 

 

 

English lessons

 

 

 

Hairdresser

 

 

 

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5. TRASH: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "trash". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. BOOK GENRES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best book genres at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • History
  • Healthy living
  • Classics
  • Autobiography
  • Politics
  • Philosophy
  • Drama
  • Romance

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. capital a. Using again.
      2. recycling b. Able to move easily or freely between places.
      3. trash c. The most important city or town of a country or region, usually where its government is.
      4. mobile d. One of different kinds of things; group; sort.
      5. shelves e. Flat pieces of wood or other material, put on a wall or part of a piece of furniture, that provides a surface for putting things on.
      6. category f. An area of a city outside the center, especially one where there are many houses.
      7. suburb g. Things that are thrown away or put in the garbage.

    Paragraph 2

      8. attention h. Looked at the things that are similar or different between two or more things or people.
      9. interest i. Literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.
      10. borrow j. Provide interesting and fun for someone.
      11. fiction k. The notice people take of someone or something.
      12. amuse l. The quality of exciting people about something.
      13. passion m. A strong desire or liking for something.
      14. compared n. Take and use something that belongs to someone else with the intention of giving it back.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says there is a new mobile library in Istanbul, Turkey.     T / F
  2. The library is full of books that people have thrown away.     T / F
  3. The library has over 20 different categories of books.     T / F
  4. Many schools do not have a library of their own.     T / F
  5. The library has attracted little attention in Turkey.     T / F
  6. The article says people all over the world are sending the library books.   T / F
  7. The library does not have books for young children.     T / F
  8. There is one library for every 70,000 people in Turkey.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. garbage
  2. created
  3. categories
  4. tours
  5. age
  6. attention
  7. growing
  8. quiet
  9. novels
  10. currently
  1. kinds
  2. time
  3. presently
  4. rubbish
  5. rising
  6. goes around
  7. books
  8. made
  9. silent
  10. awareness

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. recycling the books they
  2. The books are divided into over
  3. a truck that tours schools in
  4. create a greater passion
  5. Many schools do not have a
  6. The library has got a lot of
  7. The interest is
  8. borrow
  9. world classics and
  10. public
  1. attention in Turkey
  2. library
  3. for reading
  4. find in the trash
  5. books
  6. the suburbs
  7. fiction novels
  8. reading room
  9. growing
  10. 20 categories

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
tours
shelves
own
recycling
tablets
full
romance
greater

Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara are (1) ____________ the books they find in the trash. They have created a mobile library. The library is (2) ____________ of books that people have thrown away. There are now over 9,000 books on the library's (3) ____________. The books are divided into over 20 categories, including politics, philosophy, drama, thrillers, (4) ____________, history, literature, healthy living and economics. The library is inside a truck that (5) ____________ schools in the suburbs of Ankara. The garbage collectors hope to create a (6) ____________ passion for reading books in children, especially in the age of mobile phones and (7) ____________. Many schools do not have a reading room or their (8) ____________ library.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
quiet
arouse
attention
compared
campaign
aged
classics
interest

The library has got a lot of (9) ____________ in Turkey. There is now a (10) ____________ for it to grow. People from all over Turkey are sending their unwanted or old books to the garbage collectors. The director of the library said: "The (11) ____________ is growing. Each day we have guests coming here to borrow books or have a (12) ____________ time to read." A worker at the mobile library said: "We have books here for children (13) ____________ from six to ten, but also books for older children, like world (14) ____________ and fiction novels. We hope that it will amuse them and (15) ____________ a passion for books." Turkey currently has just one public library for every 70,000 people, (16) ____________ to one for every 6,200 people in the European Union.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara are recycling the books they ____ trash
     a.  find in a
     b.  find in there
     c.  find in the
     d.  find in that
2)  The library is full of books that people have ______
     a.  throwing away
     b.  thrown away
     c.  throwing that way
     d.  thrown anyway
3)  There are now over 9,000 books on the ______
     a.  library's sells
     b.  library's shelves
     c.  library's shells
     d.  library's shores
4)  The library is inside a truck that tours schools in ______ Ankara
     a.  the suburban of
     b.  the sub blurbs of
     c.  the sub orbs of
     d.  the suburbs of
5)  Many schools do not have a reading room or ______ library
     a.  their owns
     b.  their only
     c.  their owned
     d.  their own

6)  The library has got a lot of attention in Turkey. There is now a campaign ______ grow
     a.  for it two
     b.  for it too
     c.  for it to
     d.  for it toe
7)  The director of the library said the interest ______
     a.  is grown
     b.  is growing
     c.  is grow in
     d.  is grown in
8)  but also books for older children, like world classics ______ novels
     a.  and fiction
     b.  and affliction
     c.  and friction
     d.  and affection
9)  We hope that it will amuse them and ______
     a.  a rouse a passion
     b.  a louse a passion
     c.  arouse a passion
     d.  a rows a passion
10)  one public library for every 70,000 people, ______ for every 6,200
     a.  con pared to one
     b.  con paired to one
     c.  come pared to one
     d.  compared to one

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara (1) ___________________ books they find in the trash. They have created a mobile library. The library is full of books that people (2) ___________________. There are now over 9,000 books on the library's shelves. The books are divided into over 20 categories, (3) ___________________, drama, thrillers, romance, history, literature, healthy living and economics. The library is (4) ___________________ that tours schools in the suburbs of Ankara. The garbage collectors hope to create (5) ___________________ for reading books in children, especially in the age of mobile phones and tablets. Many schools do not have a reading room or (6) ___________________.

The library has got a lot (7) ___________________ Turkey. There is now a campaign for it to grow. People from all over Turkey are sending their (8) ___________________ books to the garbage collectors. The director of the library said: "The interest is growing. Each day we have guests coming here to borrow books or have a (9) ___________________ read." A worker at the mobile library said: "We have books here for children aged from six to ten, but also books for older children, (10) ___________________ and fiction novels. We hope that it will amuse them and (11) ___________________ for books." Turkey currently has just one public library for every 70,000 people, (12) ___________________ for every 6,200 people in the European Union.

Comprehension questions

  1. In which city do the garbage collectors work?
  2. How many books are there in the mobile library?
  3. How many categories are the books divided into?
  4. Which parts of the city does the mobile library visit?
  5. What does the article say many schools do not have?
  6. What is there a campaign for the library to do?
  7. Who said interest in the library was growing?
  8. What books did a worker say the library had for older children?
  9. What does a library worker hope the library will arouse in children?
  10. How many people are there to each library in Turkey?




Multiple choice quiz

1) In which city do the garbage collectors work?
a) Izmir
b) Istanbul
c) Ankara
d) Antalya
2) How many books are there in the mobile library?
a) over 9,000
b) exactly 9,000
c) about 9,000
d) just under 9,000
3) How many categories are the books divided into?
a) over 20
b) dozens
c) countless categories
d) several
4) Which parts of the city does the mobile library visit?
a) the north
b) the suburbs
c) the inner city
d) the poorest parts
5) What does the article say many schools do not have?
a) English books
b) reading teachers
c) a passion for reading
d) a library

6) What is there a campaign for the library to do?
a) go global
b) grow
c) sell the books
d) start a shop
7) Who said interest in the library was growing?
a) the library's director
b) a teacher
c) a garbage collector
d) a journalist
8) What books did a worker say the library had for older children?
a) e-books
b) encyclopaedias
c) classics and fiction novels
d) autobiographies
9) What does a library worker hope the library will arouse in children?
a) thanks
b) community spirit
c) a desire to learn
d) a passion for books
10) How many people are there to each library in Turkey?
a) 70,000
b) 6,200
c) 9,000
d) 16,200

Role play

Role  A – Politics
You think politics is the best book genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): romance, classics or autobiographies.

Role  B – Romance
You think romance is the best book genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): politics, classics or autobiographies.

Role  C – Classics
You think classics are the best book genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): romance, politics or autobiographies.

Role  D – Autobiography
You think autobiographies are the best book genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): romance, classics or politics.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'library'

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  • and 'books'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • attention
    • over
    • quiet
    • older
    • arouse
    • compared
    • trash
    • shelves
    • 20
    • inside
    • hope
    • own




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Garbage collectors start library with abandoned books

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'library'?
    3. What do you think of libraries?
    4. How important are books to you?
    5. What do you think of throwing books away?
    6. What do you think of the garbage collectors?
    7. Should garbage collectors recycle more things?
    8. What is your favourite genre of books?
    9. How can we create a greater passion for reading in children?
    10. Is it better to read a paper book or a digital book?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'books'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How important are libraries?
    5. What is the best book you own?
    6. What was the last book you read like?
    7. How do you feel when you are in a library?
    8. Do we need libraries today?
    9. What will libraries be like in the future?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the garbage collectors?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara are (1) ____ the books they find in the trash. They have created a mobile library. The library is (2) ____ of books that people have thrown away. There are now over 9,000 books on the library's (3) ____. The books are divided into over 20 categories, including politics, philosophy, drama, thrillers, romance, (4) ____, literature, healthy living and economics. The library is inside a truck that tours schools in the suburbs of Ankara. The garbage collectors hope to create a (5) ____ passion for reading books in children, especially in the age of mobile phones and tablets. Many schools do not have a reading room or their (6) ____ library.

    The library has got a lot (7) ____ attention in Turkey. There is now a campaign for it to grow. People from all over Turkey are (8) ____ their unwanted or old books to the garbage collectors. The director of the library said: "The (9) ____ is growing. Each day we have guests coming here to borrow books or have a (10) ____ time to read." A worker at the mobile library said: "We have books here for children aged from six to ten, but also books for older children, like world classics and fiction novels. We hope that it will (11) ____ them and arouse a passion for books." Turkey currently has just one public library for every 70,000 people, (12) ____ to one for every 6,200 people in the European Union.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     recycles     (b)     recycling     (c)     recycled     (d)     recycler    
    2. (a)     filler     (b)     full     (c)     filled     (d)     filling    
    3. (a)     shoves     (b)     shades     (c)     shoals     (d)     shelves    
    4. (a)     historian     (b)     history     (c)     hysterical     (d)     hysteria    
    5. (a)     greats     (b)     greatness     (c)     greatly     (d)     greater    
    6. (a)     owner     (b)     owns     (c)     own     (d)     owning    
    7. (a)     of     (b)     at     (c)     by     (d)     on    
    8. (a)     sent     (b)     sends     (c)     sending     (d)     sender    
    9. (a)     leisure     (b)     share     (c)     rate     (d)     interest    
    10. (a)     quiet     (b)     quietly     (c)     quietness     (d)     quietest    
    11. (a)     amuse     (b)     amusing     (c)     amusement     (d)     amuses    
    12. (a)     compared     (b)     comparison     (c)     comparative     (d)     compare

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. egyclncir the books they find
    2. They have created a obelim library
    3. 9,000 books on the library's svlhese
    4. iuteraletr, healthy living and economics
    5. in the surubbs of Ankara
    6. a greater ioasspn for reading books

    Paragraph 2

    1. The library has got a lot of itonnatte
    2. a namgipca for it to grow
    3. The oecdritr of the library
    4. world classics and intifco novels
    5. Turkey rcnuyretl has just one
    6. mrecapdo to one for every 6,200

    Put the text back together

    (...)  trash. They have created a mobile library. The library is full of books that people have thrown away. There are now
    (...)  over 9,000 books on the library's shelves. The books are divided into over 20 categories, including politics, philosophy,
    (...)  a passion for books." Turkey currently has just one public library for every
    (...)  time to read." A worker at the mobile library said: "We have books here for children aged from six to
    (...)  grow. People from all over Turkey are sending their unwanted or old books to the garbage collectors. The director
    (...)  drama, thrillers, romance, history, literature, healthy living and economics. The library is inside
    (...)  phones and tablets. Many schools do not have a reading room or their own library.
    (...)  The library has got a lot of attention in Turkey. There is now a campaign for it to
    (...)  ten, but also books for older children, like world classics and fiction novels. We hope that it will amuse them and arouse
    1  ) Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara are recycling the books they find in the
    (...)  to create a greater passion for reading books in children, especially in the age of mobile
    (...)  of the library said: "The interest is growing. Each day we have guests coming here to borrow books or have a quiet
    (...)  a truck that tours schools in the suburbs of Ankara. The garbage collectors hope
    (...)  70,000 people, compared to one for every 6,200 people in the European Union.

    Put the words in the right order

    1. they   in   find   books   trash   .   Recycling   the   the
    2. 20   are   into   over   The   books   categories   .   divided
    3. in   tours   truck   that   schools   A   the   suburbs   .
    4. passion   A   books   children   .   in   reading   greater   for
    5. not   schools   do   reading   a   Many   room   .   have
    6. got   a   library   The   of   attention   .   lot   has
    7. for   a   campaign   to   There   it   is   grow   .
    8. coming   guests   We   books   .   have   here   to   borrow
    9. passion   arouse   books   .   Amuse   a   and   them   for
    10. 70,000   one   for   Just   people   .   library   every   public

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara are recycled / recycling the books they find in the trash. They have created the / a mobile library. The library is full of books that people have thrown / throwing away. There are now over 9,000 books on the library's shelves / shelved. The books are divided into over 20 categories, including politics, philosophy, dramatic / drama, thrillers, romance, history, literature, healthy living and economics. The library is onside / inside a truck that tours schools in / on the suburbs of Ankara. The garbage collectors hope to create a greater passionate / passion for reading books in children, especially in / on the age of mobile phones and tablets. Many schools do not have a read / reading room or their own library.

    The library has got a lot of attended / attention in Turkey. There is now a campaignfor it to grow. People from all over Turkey are sending / sent their unwanted or old / olden books to the garbage collectors. The director of the library said: "The interest is growing. Each day we have guests come / coming here to borrow books or have a quiet time to read." A worker at the mobile / mobility library said: "We have books here for children aged from six to ten, but also books for older children, like world classics / classic and fiction novels. We hope that it will amuse / amusement them and rise / arouse a passion for books." Turkey currently has just once / one public library for every 70,000 people, compared / comparison to one for every 6,200 people in the European Union.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    garbage collectors in the turkish capital ankara are recycling the books they find in the trash they have created a mobile library the library is full of books that people have thrown away there are now over 9000 books on the librarys shelves the books are divided into over 20 categories including politics philosophy drama thrillers romance history literature healthy living and economics the library is inside a truck that tours schools in the suburbs of ankara the garbage collectors hope to create a greater passion for reading books in children especially in the age of mobile phones and tablets many schools do not have a reading room or their own library

    the library has got a lot of attention in turkey there is now a campaign for it to grow people from all over turkey are sending their unwanted or old books to the garbage collectors the director of the library said the interest is growing each day we have guests coming here to borrow books or have a quiet time to read a worker at the mobile library said we have books here for children aged from six to ten but also books for older children like world classics and fiction novels we hope that it will amuse them and arouse a passion for books turkey currently has just one public library for every 70000 people compared to one for every 6200 people in the european union.

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    GarbagecollectorsintheTurkishcapitalAnkaraarerecyclingthebookst
    heyfindinthetrash.Theyhavecreatedamobilelibrary.Thelibraryisfullo
    fbooksthatpeoplehavethrownaway.Therearenowover9,000bookson
    thelibrary'sshelves.Thebooksaredividedintoover20categories,inclu
    dingpolitics,philosophy,drama,thrillers,romance,history,literature,
    healthylivingandeconomics.Thelibraryisinsideatruckthattoursschoo
    lsinthesuburbsofAnkara.Thegarbagecollectorshopetocreateagreate
    rpassionforreadingbooksinchildren,especiallyintheageofmobilepho
    nesandtablets.Manyschoolsdonothaveareadingroomortheirownlibr
    ary.ThelibraryhasgotalotofattentioninTurkey.Thereisnowacampaig
    nforittogrow.PeoplefromalloverTurkeyaresendingtheirunwantedor
    oldbookstothegarbagecollectors.Thedirectorofthelibrarysaid:"Thei
    nterestisgrowing.Eachdaywehaveguestscomingheretoborrowbooks
    orhaveaquiettimetoread."Aworkeratthemobilelibrarysaid:"Wehave
    bookshereforchildrenagedfromsixtoten,butalsobooksforolderchildr
    en,likeworldclassicsandfictionnovels.Wehopethatitwillamusethema
    ndarouseapassionforbooks."Turkeycurrentlyhasjustonepubliclibrar
    yforevery70,000people,comparedtooneforevery6,200peopleintheE
    uropeanUnion.

    Free writing

    Write about libraries for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    We don't need libraries because we have digital devices. Discuss.

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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 out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. LIBRARIES: Make a poster about libraries. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. DIGITAL DEVICES: Write a magazine article about digital devices replacing libraries. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on libraries. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on libraries. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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