English Listening Lesson on
 Current Events

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THE LESSON ON CURRENT EVENTS

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I love the news and current events. I’m addicted to what’s happening in the world. It doesn’t matter what kind of news it is, I love watching it. Even if it’s from countries I’ve never heard of. I’ll even watch the same news programme three or four times and not get bored. I guess it’s so fascinating because it’s real. I get really interested in a story when it breaks, then like to follow it as it unfolds. Following current events makes you quite knowledgeable. I know most of the world’s capitals and most of the world’s leaders. Watching the news is really looking at history happening now. But you never know what’s going to happen next. Every time you turn on the news or read a news story, you’ll find something unexpected.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I love the news and current events. I’m ______________________ what’s happening in the world. It ______________________ what kind of news it is, I love watching it. Even if it’s from countries I’ve ______________________ . I’ll even watch the same news programme three or four times and ______________________ . I guess it’s so fascinating because it’s real. I get really interested in a story ______________________ , then like to follow it ______________________ . Following current events makes you quite knowledgeable. I know most of ______________________ and most of the world’s leaders. Watching the news is really ______________________ happening now. But you never know what’s going to happen next. Every time ______________________ the news or read a news story, you’ll find ______________________ .




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I love and the current news events. I’m addicted to what’s happening in the world. It doesn’t matter what kind it of is news, I love watching it. Even if it’s from countries I’ve never heard of. same watch I’ll the even news programme three or four times and not get bored. I guess fascinating so it’s real it’s because. I get really interested in a story when it breaks, then like to follow it as it unfolds. makes events current Following quite you knowledgeable. world’s I most the capitals know of and most of the world’s leaders. Watching the news is really happening at now history looking. But you never know what’s going to happen next. the on turn you time Every news or read a news story, you’ll find something unexpected.

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 CURRENT EVENTS SURVEY

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

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

4. CURRENT EVENTS POSTER Make a poster about current events. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY CURRENT EVENTS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on current events. 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 current events. Share your findings with the class.

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