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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Most people know the word 'avatar'. Perhaps we all saw the movie with the same name. Avatars are becoming a normal part of our life. Well... I should say our online life. Almost everywhere you go on the Internet you see avatars. Sometimes it's a website asking you to make an avatar, and other times it's people's real avatars. Do you have one? Or two, or three? I see a lot of avatars that are kind of cute and look like Japanese anime. One of the most popular things is to choose an animal as an avatar. I always take a long time to choose my avatar. It's important to make one I really like. It has to be funny. I also like avatars that move. All of the best avatars I've seen move. They are usually very funny, and clever.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Most people _______________ 'avatar'. Perhaps we all saw the movie with the same name. Avatars are becoming _______________ our life. Well... I should say our online life. Almost everywhere you go on the Internet you see avatars. Sometimes it's a website _________________ an avatar, and other times it's people's real avatars. Do you have one? Or two, or three? I see a lot of avatars that _______________ and look like Japanese anime. One of the _________________ is to choose an animal as an avatar. I always _______________ to choose my avatar. It's important to make one I really like. It _______________. I also like avatars that move. All of the best avatars I've seen move. They are _______________, and clever.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Most people know the word 'avatar'. Perhaps we all saw the movie with the same name. Avatars are becoming a part life of normal our. Well... I should say our online life. Almost everywhere you go on the Internet you see avatars. Sometimes it's a website to you asking an make avatar, and other times it's people's real avatars. Do you have one? Or two, or three? see lot avatars I a of that are kind of cute and look like Japanese anime. One of the most popular things is to choose an animal as an avatar. I always time long a take to choose my avatar. It's important I really like to make one. It has to be funny. I also like avatars that move. All of the best avatars I've seen move. and very They funny are , usually clever.



  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 AVATARS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about avatars 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 avatars 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 avatars. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

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

5. MY AVATARS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on avatars. 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 avatars. Share your findings with the class.

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