YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Task 1. Read the text and fill in the table.

Around the world there are hundreds and thousands of youth organizations. However, there are seven youth organizations, that work all over the world. They are the Big 7 Youth Organizations:

The World Organization of the Scout Movement is the home of Scouting, whose mission is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.There are more than 28 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls, in 216 countries and territories.

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts seeks to be the voice of girls and young women by representing the issues important to their members.

World Alliance of Young Mens Christian Associations (YMCA) says that The YMCA is a youth movement. The YMCA also places special emphasis on developing programmes for and by young people that are relevant and meaningful to them.

World Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA) has a vision of a fully inclusive world where justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment are promoted and sustained through womens leadership.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies recognizes that young people can meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in their local communities and globally.

International Award Association offers the International Award, an exciting self-development Programme available to all young people worldwide equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. To date over 5 million young people have participated in the programme.

International Youth Foundation is working in close to 70 countries and territories to improve the conditions and prospects for young people where they live, learn, work, and play.

 

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Task 2. Read the text and compare the most popular youth organizations in Britain and Ukraine using the Key Language.

In Britain the two largest youth organizations are the associations of the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides. There are about 1,300,000 boys and girls in them. The membership is voluntary.

The Scout Association aims to train boys in mapping, signalling, knotting, first aid and all the skills that would arise from camping and outdoor activities. The Scout Law embraces honour, obedience, cheerfulness, thrift and cleanliness in thought and deed. The Girl Guides Association is planned to develop intelligence and practical skills including cookery, needlework, childcare.

Greenpeace and The Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND) unite young people striving to protect the modern world. They organize mass rallies and meetings, demonstrations, marches of protest, festivals and co-operate with the National Union of Students.

In Ukraine the Students League is aimed at solving various students problems, including economic ones. The members of this league organise youth forums, festivals, and group meetings. Thisorganisation also maintains friendly ties with the universities and colleges of many countries including students exchanges on educational and cultural programmes.

A lot of young people in Ukraine are active in the movement of the greens. They organise various actions of protest against the pollution of environment. They fight against the destruction of flora and fauna on the Earth.

Youth Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists YCUN works to facilitate the consolidation of Ukrainian patriotic youth organisations. The organisation was formed in June 1998.

Scouting in Ukraine was started in 1911, under the name Plast (a direct translation of the word scouting). The renewing of this most worthwhile youth movement happened in 1991, when Ukraine became independent. Ukraine needs Scouting to educate its young people in the spirit of good citizenship, leadership, and to foster civil initiative.

Key Language

Compared to youth organizations in Britain, Ukrainian youth organizations

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On one hand / On the other hand

However / Though

Task 3. Advise you friends on the organizations to join taking into consideration their needs.

Your Friends Needs Your Advice
Im really interested in Im worried about Im keen on I would suggest to as they Another way would be As a consequence
cooperation with the National Union of Students  
participating in the students exchange programme  
teaching my sister to sew and to cook  
teaching my brother basic survival skills  
joining the patriotic organization  
learning leadership  
organizing the protest demonstration against the pollution of the environment  

Task 4. Read the text. For each of the empty space (110) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).

Games for Teenage Youth Groups

Games can assist in (1) _________ positive self-esteem and group morale. Keeping youth group meetings lively is essential to keep youth focused and receptive to your message. A study in the U.K. found that students go to youth group meetings to find safety, security and fun. Games serve as a good response to the kids needs while teaching them (2) _________ life lessons.

Would You Rather...This game is a great (3) _________. In this game, you respond to the question Would you rather... with two responses. For example, Would you rather be broken up with or doing the breaking up? After posing your group the question, each person in the group will (4) _________ with what they would rather do. This game is beneficial for youth groups because you can see what kids care about and get to know them better.

Animal Kingdom.If you have a larger group with youth who are not already friends, the Animal Kingdom game could be beneficial for you. Divide your group into groups of eight and ask them which of the following animals they most identify with: an eagle, a dolphin, a lion, a sparrow, a whale, or a unicorn. After your youth (5) _________ their animals, have them explain why they chose the animals. Their rationale for why they chose certain animals will give you an indication of what they are struggling with. This game is beneficial for you to determine different issues your group is facing through this game.

Shave the Balloon.Unlike the first two games on this list, this game is simply for (6) _________. Divide your group into three or four smaller groups and provide each group with a razor and a balloon covered in shaving cream. The objective of this game is to shave the balloon as fast as you can without popping it. The team that does this the fastest wins. Though primarily just (7) _________ fun, this game could teach your youth group different lessons in working with teams. If the balloon pops, this visual could be powerful for children about what can happen when people fail to work together.

Find the Leader.This is a great game for a youth outing. Go to a (8) _________ place like a shopping mall or public park. In addition to youth, you need the participation of about ten adults, preferably adults the youth would recognize. Have these ten adults dress up in costumes to help them blend in. For example, if you went to the mall they could dress up like custodians or normal shoppers. In addition, have the primarily leader of the group hide in a really obscure spot. After splitting the youth into groups of four or five, send the youth on a scavenger (9) _________ to track down all the leaders. Their job is either get the signatures or take a photo with each of the adults. After finding one of the adults, they will give them (10) _________ to help them find the primary leader of the group. Make the clues obscure so that they need to find all of the adults before finding the leader. This game can be really fun and give your youth an opportunity to act like detectives.

1 A build B building C builder D built

2 A values B valued C valuable D valid

3 A break B ice C ice-breaking D ice-breaker

4 A respond B retell C receive D remember

5 A secure B elect C select D study

6 A sun B fun C run D son

7 A for B on C to D at

8 A pub B public C politic D political

9 A hunt B hunter C hunting D film

10 A a book B a joke C a key D a clue