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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Airplanes are amazing. How does something so big and heavy get off the ground? I’m always amazed at how the millions of different parts work together. Travelling by airplane is always a wonderful experience. I don’t care whether economy class is cramped and has no space. I like playing with the in-flight entertainment system, especially now they have all the latest movies. I also love airplane food. Many of my friends say it’s disgusting, but I love it. I often ask the passenger next to me if I can have the dessert or roll they don’t want. The only thing I don’t like about planes is turbulence. When the airplane hits those air pockets, I always worry we’ll crash. But I once read that turbulence has never caused an airplane to crash.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Airplanes are amazing. How does something ______________________ heavy get off the ground? I’m always amazed at how the millions of different ______________________ together. Travelling by airplane is always a wonderful experience. ______________________ whether economy class is cramped and has no space. I like playing with ______________________ entertainment system, especially now they have all the latest movies. ______________________ airplane food. Many of my friends say ______________________ , but I love it. I often ask the passenger next to me if I can have the dessert or ______________________ want. The only thing I don’t like about planes is turbulence. When the airplane ______________________ pockets, I always worry ______________________ . But I once read that turbulence has ______________________ an airplane to crash.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Airplanes are amazing. so does big something How and heavy get off the ground? I’m always amazed at how the millions parts of work different together. Travelling by airplane is always a wonderful experience. I don’t care class whether is economy cramped and has no space. I like playing with the in-flight entertainment system, especially now they the have latest all movies. I also love airplane food. Many of my friends say it’s disgusting, but I love it. often I me to next passenger the ask if I can have the dessert or roll they don’t want. The only thing I turbulence is planes about like don’t. When the airplane hits those air pockets, I always worry we’ll crash. But I once read that turbulence never airplane caused has an to crash.



  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 AIRPLANES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about airplanes 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.

 

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  WRITING

Write about airplanes 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 airplanes. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

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

5. MY AIRPLANES LESSON: Make your own English lesson on airplanes. 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, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on airplanes. Share your findings with the class.

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