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WORKING ON THE TEXT

Ex.1. SKIMMING:

a.Read the headline and the first sentence of each paragraph of the text. Pair up to discuss the guessed-at topic of the article.

b. Read the first paragraph and the last paragraph of the text. Then work in pairs to discuss the guessed-at contents of the piece.

c. Read the text during two minutes. After two minutes, get into pairs to discuss the contents of the piece.

Ex.2. SCANNING:

a. While scanning the text find the answers for content-specific questions given by the teacher.

b.While scanning the text read the sentences containing the key vocabulary words given by the teacher.

Ex.3. READING: Read and translate the text “World Customs Organization”.

Ex.4. CHAT: In pairs/groups, decide which of these topics or words from the article are most interesting and which are most boring.

intergovernmental organization, worldwide membership, development of global standards, the simplification and harmonization, piracy initiatives, public-private partnerships, integrity promotion, international Harmonized System, Rules of Origin, independent intergovernmental body ,competence in Customs matters, governing body, competence and skills, to accomplish its mission, technical experts, exchange of experiences, a range of, international instruments, technical assistance, training services, participation, endeavors, capacity, the vital role, legitimate international trade, fraudulent activities, is one of the keys, promoting the emergence, transparent, predictable, well-being, instability, ever-present threat, to enhance, national territory, to secure, to facilitate, full meaning.

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

Ex.5. WCO:What is WCO? Talk about this with your partner(s). Rate each item from 10 (This is essential) to 1 (How ridiculous). Change partners and share your ideas.

_____ intergovernmental organization _____ global standards _____ harmonization and simplification _____ integrity promotion _____ world customs organization _____ technical assistance _____ legitimate international trade _____ national territory

Ex.6. FACILITATION:Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word ‘facilitation’. Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

Ex.7. QUICK DEBATE:Students A: The aim of the WCO is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations; Students B are strongly against this. Change partners again and talk about your roles and conversations.

Ex.8. TRUE / FALSE: Look at the article’s headline and guess whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F):

a. The aim of the WCO is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. T / F
b. The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organization T / F
c. The WCO is now recognized as the voice of the global Customs community T / F
d. Its work in areas do not cover the development of global standards, the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures. T / F
e. The WCO also maintains the international Harmonized System goods nomenclature, and administers the technical aspects of the WTO Agreements on Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin. T / F
f. The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1947 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body. T / F
g. The WCO’s governing body – the Directorate – relies on the competence and skills of a Secretariat and a range of technical and advisory committees. T / F
h. By promoting the emergence of an honest, transparent and predictable Customs environment, the WCO directly contributes to the economic and social well-being of its Members. T / F

Ex.9. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article:



1. harmonization a. prosperity
valuation b. to advance
3. governing c. proficiency
4. competence d. foretelling
5. to contribute e. encirclement
6. to promote f. to provide
7. skills g. to supply
8. predictable h. ability
9. environment i. conducting
10. well-being j. assessment

Ex.10. PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article

(sometimes more than one combination is possible):

1. With its worldwide membership, the WCO is now … a. of Customs enforcement and compliance activities, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives, public-private partnerships, integrity promotion, and sustainable global Customs capacity building programmes.
The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent… b. and can rightly call itself the voice of the international Customs community.
3. As the global centre of Customs expertise, the WCO is the only international organization with competence in Customs matters … c. that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade.
4. The WCO’s governing body – the Council – relies on the competence and skills of a Secretariat and … d. technical experts and support staff of some nationalities.
5. The Secretariat also actively supports its Members in their endeavors to …   e. the WCO directly contributes to the economic and social well-being of its Members.
6. By promoting the emergence of an honest, transparent and predictable Customs environment, …   f. the WCO’s mission to enhance the protection of society and the national territory, and to secure and facilitate international trade, takes on its full meaning.
7. Finally, in an international environment characterized by instability and the ever-present threat of terrorist activity, … g. modernize and build capacity within their national Customs administrations.
8. The Secretariat, comprising over 100 international officials, … h. a range of technical and advisory committees to accomplish its mission.
9. It is particularly noted for its work in areas covering the development of global standards, the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures, trade supply chain security, the facilitation of international trade, the enhancement … i. recognized as the voice of the global Customs community.
10. Today, the WCO represents 177 Customs administrations across the globe … j. intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.

Ex.11. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionaries / computer to find collocates,

other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words ‘capacity’and ‘frudulent’.

capacity frudulent
  • Share your findings with your partners.
  • Make questions using the words you found.
  • Ask your partner / group your questions.

Ex.12. 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.

Ex.13. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

Ex.14. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

global standards facilitate voice exclusively capacity building the technical aspects to enhance the effectiveness competence in partnership approach to accomplish transparent terrorist activity exchange of experiences characterized by

Ex.15. ANNOTATION:Write an Annotation of this text.

 

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