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ID-100151894The topic for today is ‘’disability ’’.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Task 1.
Read the text below to get the general idea:
 
It seems that disability, although a very important topic for modern societies, is mostly discussed either by those who are directly affected by some kind of physical or psychological impairment or by their closest relatives and families, who struggle every day to improve the living conditions of those in need. The issue is rarely brought into the public opinion in terms of working opportunities for disabled people.
In Poland, for example, the situation of disabled workers is worse than in other European countries. In 2007, for instance, the inactivity rates of Polish employees with disabilities were reported as much higher than those of other workers. It was clearly pointed out that, although their share in the working age population was 10 %, their share in employment was less than 4 percent. Statistics clearly show that, in most cases, the disabled either remain unemployed or are supported by their parents or spouses. It means that the entire economy is deprived of their potential, productivity and creativity, since being handicapped does not necessarily imply that one cannot have a career, does it? Figures indicate that many people with slight physical impairments, minor dysfunctions, less serious health conditions, or little activity limitations are in fact able to work and do the job, at least part-time or from home.
It does not take much effort for a company to make a few necessary alterations or adjustments to enable disabled employees to perform their duties successfully, since only 5% of them actually use a wheelchair.
‘’Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you are needed by someone’’ (Martina Navratilova).
 
Task 2.
Study the words in bold carefully and use them to gap fill the sentences below:
 
1. The judge ordered to carry out an investigation of the mental …………………………… of the suspect.
2. The public …………………………. of the government’s welfare policy is quite negative at present.
3. The HR Department had to make a few substantial …………………………. to the training budget for this year.
4. Hearing ………………………… of old-age pensioners can be effectively minimized by the widespread use of hearing aids.
5. The crime ……………………….. of the past decade show a significant increase of juvenile delinquency.
6. There are certain ………………………. to the use of pre-paid mobile services.
7. Although a ‘’gap-year’’ might be an interesting option to consider by some undecided university graduates, it should never be treated as a period of total …………………………..
8. The nurse has not reported significant ……………………… in the patient’s behavior and therefore she has been accused of negligence.
9. In the Marxist theory of capitalism, the word ‘’proletariat’’ is used in reference to the ……………………………… class.
10. By some experts dyslexia is treated as a developmental reading disorder, by others it is a learning ……………………………
 
Task 3.
Watch the video ‘’ Blind ballerinas overcome disability‘’ and decide whether the sentences below are T (true) or F (false):

 

 
1. The ballet group presented in the video is very typical. …..
2. Talita has been blind for 18 years now. …..
3. The ballet group was established 9 years ago in Brazil. …..
4. Ballet helps the blind to have a better posture. …..
5. Ballet helps the visually-impaired dancers emotionally. …..
6. Dancing ballet on stage only means entertaining other people . …..
7. Dancing helps blind ballerinas break limits. …..
8. The Nutcracker is performed both by blind and sighted dancers. …..
9. Sound helps sightless dancers get a sense of space . …..
10. Conventional dancers count steps for the blind ones. …..
 
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Task 2.
 
1. The judge ordered to carry out an investigation of the mental ……CONDITIONS……… of the suspect.
2. The public ……PERCEPTION…. of the government’s welfare policy is quite negative at present.
3. The HR Department had to make a few substantial ………ADJUSTMENTS……. to the training budget for this year.
4. Hearing ……IMPAIRMENTS…… of old-age pensioners can be effectively minimized by the widespread use of hearing aids.
5. The crime ……STATISTICS….. of the past decade show a significant increase of juvenile delinquency.
6. There are certain ……LIMITATIONS……. to the use of pre-paid mobile services.
7. Although a ‘’gap-year’’ might be an interesting option to consider by some undecided university graduates, it should never be treated as a period of total ………INACTIVITY……..
8. The nurse has not reported significant ………ALETRATIONS…… in the patient’s behavior and therefore she has been accused of negligence.
9. In the Marxist theory of capitalism, the word ‘’proletariat’’ is used in reference to the ………WORKING……… class.
10. By some experts dyslexia is treated as a developmental reading disorder, by others it is a learning ……DYSFUNCTION…
 
Task 3.
 
1. The ballet group presented in the video is very typical. .F..
2. Talita has been blind for 18 years now. .F..
3. The ballet group was established 9 years ago in Brazil. .F..
4. Ballet helps the blind to have a better posture. .T..
5. Ballet helps the visually-impaired dancers emotionally. .T..
6. Dancing ballet on stage only means entertaining other people . .F..
7. Dancing helps blind ballerinas break limits. .T..
8. The Nutcracker is performed both by blind and sighted dancers. .T..
9. Sound helps sightless dancers get a sense of space . .T..
10. Conventional dancers count steps for the blind ones. .F..

 
 
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