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TICKET aims to

existence skillful discover and bring into existence pupils fluent and skillful in English create a dynamic environment where students can communicate using English help students seize infinite learning opportunities melt students' cultural and learning differences by bringing them into one common room of shared moral values and behavior provide a rich and authentic data for ELL research and assessment

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TICKET NEWS

TICKET NEWS HEADLINES:
TICKET LAUNCHES HER THIRD ISSUE STUDENTS IN 1BSM PREPARE AUDIOVISUAL REPORTS ON POLLUTION IN QEAAT MGOUNA HEALTH CARE CLUB (HCC) ORGANISES A CULTURAL COMPETITION FOR 1BAC STUDENTS STUDENTS TAKE THIER REGIONAL EXPERIMENTAL EXAM
DETAILS:

TICKET has the honour to inform all students that her third issue has been launched on April 1th, 2009, after the end of the two units, “Health” and “Environment”. TICKET wishes you a good time along this humble school project. Health Care Club from within Baamran High School organized a cultural competition on March 27th, 2009. The competition, which a large audience attended, was between five groups belonging to different branches (1BL1, 1BL2, 1BS1, 1BS2, 1BSM). It included many questions related to their course as well as to the general knowledge. It was also enriched with several funny and educational pauses during which students performed comic scenes, told nice jokes, raised provoking riddles, and recited some Koranic verses. At the end of the competition, the participants were given precious prizes and certificates for their active involvement and attendance.

Students in 1BSM have, for the first time, prepared audiovisual reports about pollution in their neighborhoods. The reports display a collection of videos and pictures taken by students themselves. The reports, which include students’ comments and opinions, show the kinds of pollution in Qelaat Mgouna, the elements that bring them about, their effects as well as some solutions to overcome them. 3

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STARTING UP
Look and guess what these pictures convey:

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VOCABULARY
Find three elements of environment:

Find out the elements of pollution:

Find out four kinds of pollution:

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READING

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Fill in the following chart from the text above:
The ecological phenomenon Definition
……………………………… ……………………………… ……………………………… ………………………………

Causes
………………………... ………………………... ………………………... ………………………...

Impacts
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FUNCTIONAL PRACTICE

Functional Practice

Write what the problem is with these people, and then give each one a suitable advice:

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A BREAK

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WRITING
Fill in the gaps with the appropriate words and sentences about environment and pollution:

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Test yourself

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A. Read the text and answer the questions: nd these
1. What’s the purpose of the writer in this text? Tick the correct option:

a. The writer wants to inform us of the aftermaths of prosperity on our environment environment. b. He wants to tell us how pollution occurs. c. He wants us to take action against pollution via changing our behavior and way of thinking 2. Which sentence summarises best the main idea of the text above. 3. What does the writer mean by “the more we buy, the more we throw away”? B. Do this: 1. Leave out from the text two verbs and two nouns directly related to pollution. 2. Find out in the text words which mean the same us: to emit; successfulness and fortune; majorly. C. Answer the following questions to express suggestion or advice: 1. What do you advise someone who: a. Spends all his time chasing girls and wandering around. b. Is too afraid of getting a bad mark in this test. 2. What do you suggest to: a. Keep our water safe and pure. b. Learn English easily D. Write a short paragraph: 1. To complain to people who throw rubbish in your neighborhood 2. To advise them to stop doing so 3. To suggest some effective solutions to solve this problem 11

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ENGLISH & FUN

Riddles
What are two things people never eat before breakfast? What is black when clean, and white when dirty?

Which letter is not me?

What has two hands and a face, but no arms and legs?

What begins with T ends with T and has T in it?

What two days of the week start with the letter "T"?

What are the 3 important rings in life?

What begins with T ends with T and has T in it?
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Story

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SAYINGS & WISDOMS
The approved standard that makes the difference between people is never biological belonging, language, race, culture, status, might or money; it is how closed and obedient you are to the Almighty Allah and his messenger peace be upon him While a person dreams of becoming someone else, norms drive him down to remain as he is. A person always longs for a new future, yet norms reject but sticking to an old past. We have been imprisoned since the moment we were born, yet, fortunately, we are capable to get back our freedom by the time we grow up and develop self-awareness. To my opinion, if you want to make a change, you ought to change the norms. Truth is what we look for. We may differ in the way we think of it, but it is still that existential concern which will bring us together one day Science and religion remain two wings of the same bird. Such a conclusion does not only correct human conception about the world and truth, but it also bridges the gap between the “I” and “the other” and makes the horizons of Civilizational Dialogue more and more spacious. If the materialistic tendency in thinking and judging makes one’s point of view superficial and incapable to recognize the spiritual dimension of knowledge, then what one cannot prove at once, he should not disprove it at all. Culture may be a part of Religion, yet Religion has never been a part of Culture. Culture is an earthly human production, but Religion is a heavenly divine revelation. Culture is relative in essence, yet religion is absolute in nature. The truth of “Charaff” has something to do with your spiritual knowledge and religious belonging rather than your family tree, social status, norms, history, and reputation. Otherwise, “nobility” (Charaff) will ever remain one of the sociohistorical myths that all truth seekers will ever fight against.
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IDIOMS
Read and guess the meaning of the phrases in bold:

Susan (mother)

IDIOM Beside the point (to) blow something (to) buckle down Can’t stand (to) cut class (to) have one’s heart set on

MEANING ……………………… ……………………… ……………………… ……………………… ……………………… ………………………

IDIOM (to) hit the books Lost cause (to) not give a hoot Over one’s head (to) slack off (to) stand a chance

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PHOTO GALLERY

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IRREGULAR VERBS

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KEYS/IDIOMS

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Address: TICKET English Magazine, Baamran High School, Qelaat M'Gouna, Morocco Web site: 4truth.ecoleforum.com E-mail: oulgout@homail.com
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