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Anne Frank was a young Jewish German girl who gained international fame after her death following the publication of her diary. She wrote about her life, thoughts and experiences of hiding from the Nazis in World War II. Her account of her two years spent in an attic in Amsterdam became an international best seller. She died aged 15 in a German concentration camp.

Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her father was a German officer from World War I. Anne was a very studious and diligent student who had a passion for books. She moved to Amsterdam with her family after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. She attended a Montessori school and was a very energetic and outgoing girl.

In June 1942, Anne received a notebook for her thirteenth birthday. She decided to use it as a diary and wrote about her dreams to become an actress. In July, she and her family were ordered to go to a work camp. Instead, they hid in the attic of her father’s workplace. They shared the small space with another family for two years.

In August 1944, German security police discovered the hideout and arrested its occupants. Anne was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Anne died in March 1945 and was buried in a mass grave, the whereabouts of which is still unknown. Her diary was found and given to her father. It is one of the most widely read books in the world today.

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Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted biographies.


SYNONYM MATCH

Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Are your answers the same as other students’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

publication

a.

hard-working

2

account

b.

love

3.

attic

c.

printing

4.

diligent

d.

sociable

5.

passion

e.

loft

6.

outgoing

f.

description


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

diary

g.

found

8.

dreams

h.

commanded

9.

ordered

i.

location

10.

discovered

j.

inhabitants

11

occupants

k

journal

12

whereabouts

l

hopes

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article:

1.

gained international fame after

a.

spent in an attic

2

hiding from the

b.

to go to a work camp

3.

Her account of her two years

c.

her death

4.

Anne was a very studious and

d.

read books in the world

5.

a very energetic

e.

to become an actress

6.

wrote about her dreams

f.

diligent student

7.

she and her family were ordered

g.

with another family

8.

They shared the small space

h.

Nazis in World War II

9.

the whereabouts of which

i.

and outgoing girl

10.

one of the most widely

j.

is still unknown


LISTENING GAP FILL

Anne Frank was _______________ German girl who gained international fame after her _______________ publication of her diary. She wrote about her life, thoughts and experiences of hiding _______________ in World War II. Her account of her two years spent in an attic in Amsterdam became an international best seller. She _______________ German concentration camp.

Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her father was a German officer from World War I. Anne was a very __________________ student who had _______________ books. She moved to Amsterdam with her family after Adolf Hitler _______________ in 1933. She attended a Montessori school and was a very energetic _______________.

In June 1942, Anne received a _________________ thirteenth birthday. She decided to use it as a diary and wrote ______________ to become an actress. In July, she and her family were ordered _______________ work camp. Instead, they hid in the attic of her father’s workplace. They _______________ space with another family for two years.

In August 1944, German security police discovered _______________ arrested its occupants. Anne was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Anne died in March 1945 and was buried in _______________, the whereabouts of which is _______________. Her diary was found and given to her father. It is one of the _______________ books in the world today.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs in italics.

Anne Frank was a young Jewish German girl whom / who gained international fame / famous after her death following the publication of her diary. She wrote about her life, thoughts and experiences of hiding from / of the Nazis in World War II. Her account of her two years spent in an attic in Amsterdam became an international best seller. She died aged 15 in a German concentration / concentrating camp.

Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her father was a German officer with / from World War I. Anne was a very studious / studying and diligent student who had a passion / passionate for books. She moved to Amsterdam with her family after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. She attended a Montessori school and was a very energy / energetic and outgoing girl.

In June 1942, Anne received a notebook from / for her thirteenth birthday. She decided to use it as a diary and wrote / writing about her dreams to become an actress. In July, she and her family were ordering / ordered to go to a work camp. Instead, they hid / hidden in the attic of her father’s workplace. They shared the small space with another family for two years.

In August 1944, German secure / security police discovered the hideout and arrested its occupants. Anne was sending / sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Anne died in March 1945 and was buried in a mass / masses grave, the whereabouts of which is still unknown. Her diary was found and given to her father. It is one of the most wide / widely read books in the world today.


SPELLING

The underlined, jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1
 

1.

after her death lnoiwfolg the publication

2.

Her cnucato

3.

two years spent in an attci

4.

an international best erelsl


Paragraph 2
 

5.

a German ifrfeoc from World War I

6.

a ssaopin for books

7.

Adolf Hitler came to opwer in 1933

8.

a very ieetregnc and outgoing girl


Paragraph 3
 

9.

Anne received a obkoeton

10.

She decided to use it as a diary and wrote about her aremsd

11.

her father’s ewokacprl

12.

They hesdar the small space


Paragraph 4
 

13.

Police discovered the hideout and sdtareer its occupants

14.

buried in a mass eavgr

15.

still kuonnwn

16.

dyeliw read books


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

 

of hiding from the Nazis in World War II. Her account

(    )

 

in the attic of her father’s workplace. They shared the small space with another family for two years.

(    )

 

of her two years spent in an attic in Amsterdam became an international best

(    )

 

Anne Frank was a young Jewish German girl who gained international fame after her death following the publication

(    )

 

power in 1933. She attended a Montessori school and was a very energetic and outgoing girl.

(    )

 

In August 1944, German security police discovered the hideout and arrested its

(    )

 

and diligent student who had a passion for books. She moved to Amsterdam with her family after Adolf Hitler came to

(    )

 

In June 1942, Anne received a notebook for her thirteenth birthday. She decided to use it as a diary and wrote

( 1 )

 

Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her father was a German officer from World War I. Anne was a very studious

(    )

 

occupants. Anne was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. She died in March 1945 and was buried in a mass

(    )

 

seller. She died aged 15 in a German concentration camp.

(    )

 

of her diary. She wrote about her life, thoughts and experiences

(    )

 

grave, the whereabouts of which is still unknown. Her diary was found and

(    )

 

given to her father. It is one of the most widely read books in the world today.

(    )

 

about her dreams to become an actress. In July, she and her family were ordered to go to a work camp. Instead, they hid


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With your partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

from    hiding    of    experiences    and    thoughts    Nazis    the

2.

in    She    a    died    German    aged    concentration    15    camp

3.

a    from    I    was    officer    War    father    German    World    Her

4.

and    studious    very    a    was    Anne    student    diligent

5.

Amsterdam    her    She    to    with    family    moved

6.

a    received    Anne    birthday    thirteenth    her    for    notebook

7.

decided    She    diary    a    as    it    use    to

8.

another    with    space    small    the    shared    They    family

9.

is    unknown    whereabouts    which    still    the    of

10.

widely    in    one    most    books    world    the    read    the    of


ANNE FRANK DISCUSSION

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

1.

What do you know about Anne Frank?

2.

Would you like to have met Anne Frank?

3.

What would you like to know about Anne Frank and why?

4.

___________________________________________________

5.

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6.

___________________________________________________

7.

___________________________________________________

8.

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

1.

What did you learn from this text about Anne Frank?

2.

What questions would you like to have asked Anne Frank?

3.

What would her answers have been to those questions?

4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

___________________________________________________


ANNE FRANK SURVEY

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

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

_____________

Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about Anne Frank for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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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 more information about Anne Frank. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. ANNE FRANK POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Anne Frank. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Anne Frank. Include an imaginary interview with her. Write about what she did every day and what she thought about.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to Anne Frank. Ask her three questions about her life. Tell her how important she is in today’s world. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Anne Frank expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

publication

a.

printing

2

account

b.

description

3.

attic

c.

loft

4.

diligent

d.

hard-working

5.

passion

e.

love

6.

outgoing

f.

sociable


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

diary

g.

journal

8.

dreams

h.

hopes

9.

ordered

i.

commanded

10.

discovered

j.

found

11

occupants

k

inhabitants

12

whereabouts

l

location

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

gained international fame after

a.

her death

2

hiding from the

b.

Nazis in World War II

3.

Her account of her two years

c.

spent in an attic

4.

Anne was a very studious and

d.

and outgoing girl

5.

a very energetic

e.

diligent student

6.

wrote about her dreams

f.

to become an actress

7.

she and her family were ordered

g.

to go to a work camp

8.

They shared the small space

h.

with another family

9.

the whereabouts of which

i.

is still unknown

10.

one of the most widely

j.

read books in the world

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