English Listening Lesson on
 Divorce

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THE LESSON ON DIVORCE

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Divorce. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


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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.





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THE ACTIVITIES

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.

ANSWERS

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