English Listening Lesson on
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THE LESSON ON BOOKS

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Don’t you think books are the best thing in the world? I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t reading a book. I still have memories of being in my school library when I was about five years old. I have been a bit of a bookworm since then. You’ll usually see me with my head buried in a book. I love all kinds of books. Novels are great for getting to know other worlds and cultures. A good book is one where you never want the story to end. I also like autobiographies because I think it’s interesting to read about people’s lives. Encyclopedias are cool too – you can learn everything about everything in these. I still prefer books to the Internet. Books need to be in your hand and made of paper.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Don’t you think books ______________________ thing in the world? I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t reading a book. ______________________ memories of being in my school library when I was about five years old. I have been ______________________ bookworm since then. You’ll usually see me ______________________ buried in a book. I ______________________ of books. Novels are great ______________________ know other worlds and cultures. A good book is one where you never want the ______________________ . I also like autobiographies because I think it’s interesting ______________________ people’s lives. Encyclopedias are cool too – you can learn everything about everything in these. ______________________  books to the Internet. Books need to be in your hand and ______________________ .




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 BOOKS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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