English Listening Lesson on
 Rubbish

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THE LESSON ON RUBBISH

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Rubbish is everywhere these days. I’m fed up with it. Every time I walk down the street, I’m almost falling over it. I don’t know why people can’t throw their rubbish away properly. They are lazy and have no respect for others. They don’t seem to care about the environment either. It’s the same in every country. There’s litter in the streets, even though there are rubbish bins everywhere. Rivers are full of plastic bags and bottles. This makes a beautiful place look ugly. And the countryside is full of rubbish. People even throw their TVs and fridges into fields, or anywhere they think people won’t see them. Where I live now, people throw rubbish in the street outside their house. They think other people will pick it up.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Rubbish is ______________________. I’m fed up with it. Every time I walk down the street, I’m almost falling over it. I don’t know why people __________________ rubbish away properly. They __________________ no respect for others. They don’t seem to care about the __________________. It’s the same in every country. There’s ____________________, even though there are rubbish bins everywhere. Rivers are full of plastic bags and bottles. This makes a beautiful __________________. And the countryside is full of rubbish. People even throw their TVs and fridges into fields, or anywhere they think __________________ them. Where I live now, people throw rubbish in the street __________________. They think other people will pick it up.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

Rubbish is wehyrvreee these days. I’m fed up with it. Every time I walk down the street, I’m almost lafilgn over it. I don’t know why people can’t rhotw their rubbish away properly. They are lazy and have no estcper for others. They don’t seem to care about the environment either. It’s the same in every country. There’s liettr in the streets, even though there are rubbish bins everywhere. Rivers are full of tclapis bags and bottles. This makes a beautiful place look ugly. And the ydisrtcueno is full of rubbish. People even throw their TVs and dfergsi into fields, or anywhere they think people won’t see them. Where I live now, people throw rubbish in the esetrt eiodsut their house. They think other people will pick it up.

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 RUBBISH SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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