English Listening Lesson on
 Retirement

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THE LESSON ON RETIREMENT

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I can’t wait for retirement. I’m praying I can retire early. I like my job, but I like staying at home and doing my own thing more. Many people fear retirement. They worry about what they’ll do. I’m not worried at all. I know I can fill my days forever. Retirement is a time to do all the things you never had time to do because you were working. I have over 1,000 books on my reading list. I have hundreds of things to learn on the computer and lots of new hobbies. Early retirement for me would be 50. Most people retire at 60 or 65. I think 50 would be perfect. You’re still fit and healthy. You can still do lots of things. I wonder what it feels like to retire so young. To wake up every morning and never think about work.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

I can’t wait for retirement. I’m _________________ early. I like my job, but I like staying at home and doing _________________. Many people fear retirement. They worry about what they’ll do. I’m not worried at all. I know I can _________________. Retirement is a time to do all the things you never _________________ because you were working. I have over 1,000 books on my reading list. I have hundreds _________________ on the computer and lots of new hobbies. Early retirement for me would be 50. Most _________________ 60 or 65. I think 50 would be perfect. You’re _________________. You can still do lots of things. I _________________ feels like to retire so young. To wake up every morning and never think about work.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I can’t wait for retirement. can I praying I’m early retire. I like my job, but I at staying like doing and home my own thing more. Many people fear retirement. They they’ll about do what worry. I’m not worried at all. I know I can fill my days forever. Retirement is a time to do all the had to things never time do you because you were working. I have over 1,000 books on my reading list. I have on hundreds things learn the of to computer and lots of new hobbies. Early retirement for me would be 50. or Most retire 60 65 people at. I think 50 would be perfect. You’re still fit and healthy. You can still do lots of things. I wonder it what young so retire to like feels. To wake up every and think work morning never about.

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 RETIREMENT SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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