English Listening Lesson on
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THE LESSON ON ENERGY

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My energy levels go up and down. Sometimes I’m full of energy, and sometimes I’m drained of energy. Mornings are when my energy levels are high. I wake up ready to go. I don’t need 30 minutes to wake up, like some people I know. For some reason the food I eat doesn’t affect how energetic I am. Some people feel tired after lunch, while others complain they need to eat something for an energy boost. I seem to have the same level of energy even if I eat nothing all day. The one thing that does affect my energy is the weather. A bright, sunny day gives me lots of energy. A dull, rainy day makes me feel less energetic. I also have a lot of energy if I’m doing something exciting – even if it’s study or work.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

My energy levels ______________________ down. Sometimes I’m full of energy, and sometimes I’m ______________________ energy. Mornings are when my energy levels are high. I wake up ______________________ . I don’t need 30 minutes to wake up, like some people I know. For ______________________ food I eat doesn’t affect how energetic I am. Some people ______________________ lunch, while others complain they need to eat something for an ______________________ . I seem to have the same level of energy ______________________ nothing all day. The one thing that does affect my energy is the weather. A bright, sunny day gives me lots of energy. A dull, ______________________ me feel ______________________ . I also have a lot of energy if I’m doing something exciting – ______________________ study or work.




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 ENERGY SURVEY

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

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

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

5. MY ENERGY LESSON: Make your own English lesson on energy. 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 evolution. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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