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  THE TAPESCRIPT

One day, all diseases on Earth will be gone. I wonder. In fact, if all diseases die out or doctors find vaccines and cures for them, that will really change our planet. Think about the amount of overpopulation if no one died from diseases. There’d be a population explosion. I don’t think the Earth would be able to feed so many people. It’s a really difficult question. Some diseases in the world are really horrible and cause a lot of suffering. It would be great if scientists found cures for those. Scientists have already found a cure for many diseases. It’s amazing how far science and medicine have come. I think more cures for diseases could be found if governments spent more money. They seem to spend so little on controlling disease.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

One day, ______________________ Earth will be gone. I wonder. In fact, if all diseases ______________________ doctors find vaccines and cures for them, ______________________ change our planet. Think about the amount of overpopulation if ______________________ from diseases. There’d be a population explosion. I don’t think the Earth ______________________ to feed so many people. It’s a really difficult question. Some diseases ______________________ are really horrible and ______________________ of suffering. It would be great if scientists found cures for those. Scientists have already found ______________________ many diseases. It’s amazing how far science and medicine have come. I think more cures for diseases ______________________ if governments spent more money. They seem ______________________ little on controlling disease.

  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 DISEASES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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