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EXTRAIT UNIT 9 Incredible Facts Sommaire Unit Presentation Quick Unit Planning Connections and Related Content Quick Project Planning Preparation Carrying Out Extra Carrying Out Integration/Reinvestment Suggested Procedures for Projects

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CODE PRODUIT 70093392 ISBN 978-2-7655-0981-3 Dépôt légal – 1er trimestre, 2005 Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2005 Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 2005

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Activity 1 Illusion or Magic?


PS 7


20 min.

This activity relates to different kinds of magic tricks. It also gives information about two famous illusionists. Students will discuss their perception of this subject and talk about their own beliefs with regard to illusions and magic. It will also allow them to discuss any shows they might have seen. 1. and 2. Ask students to read the five short texts on both pages. Explain the difference between the notions of “illusion” and “magic.” An illusion may be defined as something that tricks the eyes, ears or other senses. M c, on the other hand, has Magic more to do with special powers that help the magician perform certain tricks. Ask students to state whether each trick involves illusion or magic. 3. Invite students to share and compare their answers in pairs or in teams of three and to use the Talk About It! on p. 157 when interacting. Ask some students to give their answers and the answers of their classmates. Do students believe in magic? Do they think some people have special powers when they do tricks onstage? Remind students that the human eye can catch between 24 and 30 images per second. Tell them to try shaking their hand in front of a television; they will understand that what they think is a smooth and fluid movement is caught by the eye as separate images. This explains, in part, why some “magic tricks” look so astonishing at first.


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ICT Invite students to find out more about Houdini and David Copperfield and to learn about other great illusions by searching the Web for documents and biographies.

At Your Own



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Other Subject Connections Science et technologie Mettre à profit ses connaissances scientifiques et technologiques This activity requires students to reflect on the fact that one of the goals in science iss to explain phenomena that sometimes go beyond what we can hear or see. In this specific case, it concerns illusion and magic. Knowing that “the hand is faster than the eye,” scieence can explain why certain manoeuvres and other optical illusions in nfluence our visual perception and make us believe something “magical” or “supernatural” has happened. 2


Competency Development Achievves his/her potential A Prompt students to express their opinions when discussing their perception of “magic tricks.” Invite them to express their opinions freely and make sure they are aware that everyone has to respect the opinions of others in a community of learners (the classroom). PS 7

Interacts orally in English Prompt students to reinvest the related functional language in order to express their opinions and share and compare their answers in oral interactions using their Student Book only (without putting their answers in a notebook or on a loose sheet of paper). 1

Mr. Houdini (1874-1926) was a famous and peculiar illusionist. Known around the world, he gave shows and demonstrations as well as conferences. He had an accident in Montreal, Quebec, that may have been the cause of his death in Chicago some days later. It didn’t occur while he was doing one of his famous escapes: it was due to receiving a punch in the stomach. Houdini often invited people to come onstage to punch him in the stomach hard, just to show how invincible he was. A fan took him by surprise and caused his death.

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Incredible Facts

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verbs to to to to to to to to to to


cheat cheer dare fool shuffle sneeze stack stare sweat vanish

amazing hind incredible intriguing outrageous several surprising unusual

adverbs actually amusingly completely correctly quickly only suddenly

1. Complete the text with the appropriate words from the Word Bank. Amazing Facts about our Solar System 1. Some rocks found on Earth are

pieces of Mars.

2. There is sulphur in Jupiter’s atmosphere. This gas 3. The Sun is

like rotten eggs.

million kilometres from Earth; about 150, in fact.

4. It takes more than a about 248 years.

for Pluto to revolve around the Sun; it takes

5. In about 5 billion years, the hydrogen in the centre of the Sun will start to run out and eventually our Solar System will . 6. Temperatures on the Moon are at night.

, ranging from 100 °C at noon to -173 °C

7. The average temperature on Venus is 457 °C. Do you think you might


8. The rings of Saturn are very thin. Although they reach diameters in the hundred of thousands kilometres, they are 1.5 km thick. 9. Some scientists

to say that Pluto isn’t a planet but a comet.

10. Some people believe that the 1969 filming of man’s landing on the Moon was a , and that it was filmed in a secret place on Earth. © authorized © Éditions Grand Duc ■ HRW Reproduction Reproduction authorized

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Pedagogical Notes


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Presentation This handout presents a Word Bank related to Unit 9 thematic vocabulary. This Word Bank does not include many cognates students can more easily use when they interact orally or when they write texts.

Procedures Tell students to keep this handout and to learn the spelling and pronunciation of these words so they will be able to reinvest them when interacting orally or writing. • While reading the vocabulary in the Word Bank aloud with students, verify if everyone understands the meaning of these words by putting some of them in context with examples, if needed. • Ask the students to team up. Give them a limit of 15 minutes to complete the text using the words in the bank. Point out that they should pay attention to the type of word needed in the text (noun, adjective, etc). • Ask students to share their answers. Write them on the board if needed, and work on pronunciation and focus on form so students will be able to self-monitor and model their pronunciation on the teacher.

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Unit 9, pp. 166-167


Project 9A Getting Started

Astonishing News!

1. Read these headlines, subheadings and lead paragraphs. 2. Match the correct items in order to put each of the three newspaper articles together. 3. Cut each item out and put them together on another sheet of paper.


A prehistoric teenager chewed it 9,000 years ago



The oldest known sample of gum was found near Ellos, Sweden in 1993. The well-chewed gum, made from honeysweetened resin, contained tooth marks that, amusingly, appeared to be those of a teenager.

The Sun is some 333,400 times more massive than Earth and contains 99.86% of the mass of the entire solar system. That means that the nine planets and their moons, and the asteroid belt all put together only make up about 0.14% of the Solar System’s mass.



The Sun, 99% of Solar System’s Mass

It happened for the last time on March 28th, 1848


Niagara Falls, about to Freeze

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