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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I loved babysitting when I was younger. It was a really easy way to make money. All I had to do was sit in my neighbour’s house and look after the kids. That was the easy bit, because the kids were usually asleep in bed. The parents would give me a lot of money for watching DVDs and eating snacks. When I was even younger, I liked it when my babysitter came round. She would always play games with us and let us stay up late. She would send us to bed just before my parents came home. I know in some countries, babysitting isn’t so common. It isn’t part of the culture. I suppose that’s not such a bad thing. I read a lot in the papers nowadays about babysitters hitting the children because they don’t sleep. That’s really bad.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I loved babysitting ______________________ younger. It was a really easy way to make money. All I had ______________________ sit in my neighbour’s house and look after the kids. That was the easy bit, because the kids ______________________ asleep in bed. The parents would give me a lot of money for watching DVDs and eating snacks. When ______________________ younger, I liked ______________________ babysitter came round. She would always play games with us and let us ______________________ . She would send us to bed just before my parents came home. I know in some countries, babysitting ______________________ . It isn’t part of the culture. I suppose that’s not ______________________ thing. I read ______________________ the papers nowadays about babysitters hitting the children because they don’t sleep. That’s ______________________ .

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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  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 BABYSITTING SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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