English Listening Lesson on
 Death

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THE LESSON ON DEATH

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People say that death is the only thing in life that is certain. That’s true. I’m not afraid of dying, but I do think it’s a sad thing. I’d like to live forever. I like life. I want to see my children’s children’s children grow up. People have different views on death in different cultures. In some countries, you die and go to heaven. In other countries you die and come back to Earth as something else. Some people celebrate people’s death because they had a good life. In other countries, death is a sad and dark affair. I know of many countries where death is a taboo subject. People just don’t talk about it. I have no problems talking about death. Especially to my family. I think it’s useful to tell everyone what I want to happen when I die.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

People say that death ______________________ thing in life that is certain. That’s true. I’m not ______________________ , but I do think it’s a sad thing. I’d ______________________ forever. I like life. I want to see my children’s children’s children grow up. People have different ______________________ in different cultures. In some countries, you ______________________ to heaven. In other countries you die ______________________ to Earth as something else. Some people celebrate people’s death because they had ______________________ . In other countries, death is a sad and dark affair. I ______________________ countries where death is a taboo subject. People just don’t ______________________ . I have no problems talking about death. Especially to my family. I think it’s ______________________ everyone what I want to happen when I die.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

People say that life is only in death the thing that is certain. That’s true. afraid I’m of not dying, but I do think it’s a sad thing. I’d like to live forever. I like life. I want to my children’s grow see children’s children up. People have different different in death on views cultures. In some countries, you die and go to heaven. In other countries Earth and as come something back you to die else. Some people celebrate people’s death because they had a good life. In other countries, death is a sad and dark affair. know many where I of countries death is a taboo subject. it about talk don’t just People. I have no problems talking about death. Especially to my family. I think it’s useful to happen everyone I to tell what want when I die.

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 DEATH SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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