English Listening Lesson on
 Protests

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THE LESSON ON PROTESTS

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Protests seem to be everywhere today. Whenever I turn on TV there is a protest. Some are against governments, some are against companies, while others are in support of things. I think it's a good thing to demonstrate, as long as it's peaceful. Unfortunately, many governments hate protests and use a lot of force to stop them. Even "democratic" countries don't appear to like people protesting in the streets. Some innocent people who just wanted to change things for the better die. Images and news coverage of protests are everywhere nowadays because of the Internet. A few years ago, there would be no reports, photos or videos from some countries. Now we get a lot of news as it happens. That's people power.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Protests (1) _____________________ today. Whenever I turn on TV there is a protest. Some are against governments, (2) _____________________, while others (3) _____________________. I think it's a good thing to demonstrate, (4) _____________________. Unfortunately, many governments hate protests and use a (5) _____________________ them. Even "democratic" countries (6) _____________________ people protesting in the streets. Some innocent people who just wanted to change (7) _____________________ die. Images and news coverage of protests are everywhere nowadays because of the Internet. A few years ago, there would be no reports, photos or videos from some countries. Now we get a lot of (8) __________________. That's people power.




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 PROTESTS SURVEY

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

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

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

5. MY PROTESTS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on protests. 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, Twitter stream or any other social media tool to get opinions on protests. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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