English Listening Lesson on
 Hospitals

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THE LESSON ON HOSPITALS

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I don’t really like hospitals. I have many bad memories of them. I’ve stayed in hospital seven times in my life. I guess I must be unlucky. My friends all say I’m accident prone. My longest stay in hospital was for three months. That was boring. I had lots of visitors but staying in bed for that length of time isn’t much fun. The worst thing was hospital food. I couldn’t wait to get out and have some real food. The strange thing is that I really like watching TV dramas and movies about hospitals. It feels like I know everything that’s going on. I wouldn’t like to work in a hospital though. I hate the smell and the sight of blood. I’ll do my best from now on to stay away from hospitals, unless I’m visiting someone else.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

I don’t _______________________ hospitals. I have many bad memories of them. I’ve stayed in hospital seven times _______________________ . I guess I must be unlucky. My friends all say I’m accident prone. My longest stay in hospital _______________________ months. That was boring. I _______________________ visitors but staying in bed for that length of time _______________________ . The worst thing was hospital food. I couldn’t wait _______________________ and have some real food. The strange thing is that I really like watching TV dramas and movies about hospitals. It feels _______________________ everything that’s going on. I wouldn’t like to work in a hospital though. _______________________ and the sight _______________________ . I’ll do my best _______________________ to stay away from hospitals, unless I’m visiting someone else.




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 HOSPITALS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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