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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I’m hopeless at giving directions. I get very confused. I’m sure I send people in totally the wrong direction. For some reason, I always get stopped for directions in the street. I can usually direct someone if it’s just a block or two, but that’s it. If it’s half way across town, I’ll send you in the opposite direction, guaranteed. The funniest thing is asking for directions in another language. I’m pretty good at saying where I want to go, but when I receive the directions, I understand nothing. I nod my head and smile and say “thank you very much”. The person walks away thinking I understood the directions. I’m impressed by people who can give directions from one town to another. They must have a map inside their head!

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I’m hopeless at giving directions. ______________________ confused. I’m sure I send people ______________________ wrong direction. For some reason, I always get stopped for directions in the street. I ______________________ someone if it’s just a block or two, but that’s it. If it’s ______________________ town, I’ll send you in the opposite direction, guaranteed. The funniest thing is asking for directions in ______________________ . I’m pretty good at saying where ______________________ , but when I receive the directions, I understand nothing. I ______________________ and smile and say “thank you very much”. The person ______________________ thinking I understood the directions. I’m ______________________ people who can give directions from one town to another. They must have ______________________ their head!

  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 DIRECTIONS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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