English Listening Lesson on
 Computers

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THE LESSON ON COMPUTERS

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It’s hard to believe that no one had computers a few years ago. I wonder how people lived. There must have been a lot of paperwork. I can’t imagine writing everything by hand. I also wonder how everything worked without computers. We need computers today for everything. Hospitals, airports, the police… nothing can work without computers. I’m sure I’d be ten times busier than now if I didn’t have a computer. Imagine having to find a piece of paper and an envelope and then walking down the street to mail a letter! I love my computer. It makes everything in my life so convenient. Sure, it freezes and crashes sometimes. Sure I lose some data. But that’s not often. Most of the time my computer is like my best friend.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

It’s hard to believe ______________________ had computers a few years ago. I wonder how people lived. There must have been ______________________ paperwork. I can’t imagine writing everything by hand. I ______________________ everything worked without computers. We need computers today for everything. Hospitals, airports, the police… nothing can work without computers. I’m ______________________ ten times busier than now if I didn’t have a computer. Imagine ______________________ find ______________________ paper and an envelope and then walking down the street ______________________ letter! I love my computer. It makes everything ______________________ convenient. Sure, it freezes and crashes sometimes. Sure ______________________ data. But that’s not often. Most ______________________ my computer is like my best friend.




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 COMPUTERS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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