English Listening Lesson on
 Refugees

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THE LESSON ON REFUGEES

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The problem of refugees is getting bigger and bigger. In fact, it is such a problem that there are now many different words for refugees. There are refugees, political refugees, displaced persons, internally displaced persons, migrants, and more. A long time ago, it was easy to know what a refugee was. Someone who had to escape their country because they were in danger. It was usually people escaping wars. There were many refugees during the Vietnam War. There are millions of Palestinian refugees following wars in the Middle East. Today’s refugees escape their country because of war or because their leader is crazy. There are also refugees because of natural disasters like famine or earthquakes.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

The problem of refugees is ________________ bigger. In fact, it is such a problem that there are now many ________________ refugees. There are refugees, political refugees, displaced persons, ________________ persons, migrants, and more. A long time ago, it was ________________ a refugee was. Someone who had to escape their country because they ________________. It was usually ___________________. There were many refugees during the Vietnam War. ________________ of Palestinian refugees following wars in the Middle East. Today’s refugees escape their country ________________ because their leader is crazy. There are also refugees because of ___________________ famine or earthquakes.




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 REFUGEES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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