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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Divorce is on the increase around the world. It seems divorce rates are rising in pretty much every country you read about. I know in my country, divorce is now not unusual. More than thirty per cent of marriages end in divorce. I suppose it’s easier nowadays to get a divorce, and it’s more socially acceptable. I know it was more difficult to get divorced 50 years ago. People thought that there was something wrong with you if you were a divorcee. Today, it’s common to get through two, three, even more marriages. Perhaps people should think a bit more before they get married. Divorce is pretty hard on children. When a divorce gets ugly, the kids really suffer. Sorting out divorce settlements can be a messy business.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Divorce ______________________ increase around the world. It seems divorce rates are rising in ______________________ every country you read about. I know in my country, divorce ______________________ unusual. More than thirty per cent of marriages ______________________ . I suppose it’s easier nowadays to get a divorce, and it’s ______________________ acceptable. I know it was more ______________________ divorced 50 years ago. People thought that there was something wrong with you ______________________ a divorcee. Today, it’s common to get through two, three, even more marriages. Perhaps people should ______________________ more before they get married. Divorce is ______________________ children. When a divorce gets ugly, the kids really suffer. Sorting out divorce settlements ______________________ business.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Divorce is on the increase around the world. It seems divorce rates are rising in pretty much every country you read about. I know in my country, divorce is now not unusual. More than thirty per cent of marriages end in divorce. I suppose it’s easier nowadays to get a divorce, and it’s more socially acceptable. I know it was more difficult to get divorced 50 years ago. People thought that there was something wrong with you if you were a divorcee. Today, it’s common to get through two, three, even more marriages. Perhaps people should think a bit more before they get married. Divorce is pretty hard on children. When a divorce gets ugly, the kids really suffer. Sorting out divorce settlements can be a messy business.



  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 DIVORCE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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