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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Global warming is the biggest problem in the world today. Everyone know about it but not everyone is trying to stop it. Many world leaders are more interested in blaming other countries for the crisis. Countries like China, India and Russia say they will not act unless America takes more action. America says it will not act until other countries take more action. It seems a little childish that leaders are acting in this way. The future of our world is at risk and governments can only argue with each other. Many presidents and prime ministers tell us that technology is the answer. They say future scientists will find solutions to save the planet. This is a big gamble. I hope they are right. I don’t believe them, so I’ll continue switching off lights and recycling.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Global warming _______________________ problem in the world today. Everyone know about it but not everyone is trying to stop it. Many world leaders are more interested _______________________ countries for the crisis. Countries like China, India and Russia say they will _______________________ America takes more action. America says it will not act _______________________ take more action. It seems a little childish that leaders are acting _______________________ . The future of our world is at risk and governments _______________________ with each other. Many presidents and prime ministers tell us that technology _______________________ . They say future scientists will find solutions to _______________________ . This is _______________________ . I hope they are right. I don’t believe them, so I’ll continue switching off _______________________ .

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

problem biggest the is warming Global in the world today. Everyone know about it but not everyone is trying to stop it. world are interested Many leaders more in blaming other countries for the crisis. Countries like China, India and Russia will they say unless act not America takes more action. America says it will not act countries other until action more take. It seems a little that childish way this in acting are leaders. The future of our world is at risk and only governments argue can with each other. Many presidents and prime ministers tell us that technology is the answer. They say future scientists the will solutions save planet find to. This is a big gamble. I hope they are right. I don’t believe them, so I’ll lights off switching continue recycling and.



  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 GLOBAL WARMING SURVEY

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

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

4. GLOBAL WARMING POSTER Make a poster about global warming. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY GLOBAL WARMING LESSON: Make your own English lesson on global warming. 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 global warming. Share your findings with the class.

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