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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I wonder how many accidents I’ve had in my life. I’ve had a few serious ones where I’ve ended up in hospital. Traffic accidents are the worst. They’re always painful. I haven’t had too many work-related accidents. I suppose that’s because I do office work and that’s not so dangerous. Most of my accidents are those around the house. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve hit my thumb with a hammer. I’m also really good at standing up and hitting my head on something. I’m not as bad as my friend though. He’s a real accident looking for somewhere to happen. Almost every time we meet, he has some story to tell about his latest accident. He’s quite unbelievable. I think I’d be very worried if I were his mother.


 
 

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I ____________ how many accidents I’ve had in my life. I’ve had a few serious ones where I’ve ended up in ____________ . Traffic accidents are the worst. They’re always painful. I ____________  had too many work-related accidents. I suppose that’s because I do ____________ work and that’s not so dangerous. Most of my accidents are those around the house. I’ve lost count of the ____________ of times I’ve hit my thumb with a hammer. I’m also really good at standing up and ____________ my head on something. I’m not as bad as my friend ____________ . He’s a real accident looking for somewhere to happen. Almost every time we meet, he has some story to tell about his ____________ accident. He’s ____________ unbelievable. I think I’d be very ____________ if I were his mother.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I wonder how many accidents my had life in I’ve. I’ve had a few serious ones up I’ve in ended where hospital. Traffic accidents are the worst. They’re always painful. I haven’t had too many work-related accidents. I suppose that’s work do because office I and that’s not so dangerous. Most of my accidents are those around the house. count lost I’ve number the of of times I’ve hit my thumb with a hammer. I’m also really good at head my hitting and up standing on something. I’m not as bad as my friend though. He’s a real accident for happen somewhere looking to. Almost every time we meet, he has some story to tell about his latest accident. He’s quite unbelievable. worried very be I’d think I if I were his mother.



  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

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

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  STUDENT ACCIDENTS SURVEY

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

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

  WRITING

Write about accidents 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 INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about accidents. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about accidents. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. ACCIDENTS POSTER Make a poster about accidents. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY ACCIDENTS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on accidents. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

 6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream or any other social media tool to get opinions on accidents. Share your findings with the class.

 


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