English Listening Lesson on
 Parks

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THE LESSON ON PARKS

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There aren’t enough parks in my town. I don’t know why. I think it’s terrible. I think the biggest reason is greedy property developers. People are more interested in making money from office buildings than making a nice town. We need parks. Our children need somewhere to play. Many people live in apartment buildings so they have no garden, which means we need parks. City planners can’t be very good at their jobs if they don’t make parks. When I was younger, there were parks everywhere. Children could run and run and run. There were big areas of grass. We played football and other games. But they’ve all gone. Now there are shopping malls and car parks where the real parks used to be. Today, children play in the shopping malls. This is not good.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

___________________ parks in my town. I don’t know why. I think it’s terrible. I think the biggest ___________________ property developers. People are more interested in making money from office buildings ___________________ town. We need parks. Our children need somewhere to play. Many people live in apartment buildings so they have no garden, ___________________ parks. ___________________ very ___________________ if they don’t make parks. When I was younger, there were parks everywhere. Children could run and run and run. There were ___________________. We played football and other games. But they’ve all gone. Now there are shopping malls and car parks where the real ___________________. Today, children play in the shopping malls. This is not good.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

There aren’t ghonue parks in my town. I don’t know why. I think it’s terrible. I think the biggest reason is egdyre property developers. People are more interested in magnki money from office buildings than giknam a nice town. We need parks. Our children need somewhere to play. Many people live in apartment buildings so they have no dreang, which means we need parks. City lpsernna can’t be very good at their jobs if they don’t make parks. When I was roygenu, there were parks everywhere. Children could run and run and run. There were big areas of asgrs. We played football and other agsem. But they’ve all gone. Now there are shopping llmsa and car parks where the real parks used to be. Today, children play in the shopping malls. This is not good.

UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

There my in parks enough aren’t town. I don’t know why. I think it’s terrible. I think the reason biggest greedy is property developers. People are more interested in making office from money buildings than making a nice town. We need parks. Our children need somewhere to play. live people Many in apartment buildings so they have no garden, which means we need parks. City planners can’t very their good be at jobs if they don’t make parks. When I was younger, there were parks everywhere. Children run could run and run and. There were big areas of grass. We played football and other games. But they’ve all gone. Now there are shopping malls and car parks where real to parks the used be. Today, children the in play malls shopping. This is not good.

DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT PARKS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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