English Listening Lesson on
 Social Work

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THE LESSON ON SOCIAL WORK

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I think my government should spend more money on social work. We spend so much on weapons and things that don’t help people. It’s sad this happens when there are so many people who need help. I want the tax I pay to help old people who have no money or one-parent families. If more money was spent on people who need help, our society would be better. I always thought that’s what a government was for – to help people. There should also be more social workers. I’m sure if governments asked people, they would say spending more money on social work is a good thing. It seems as though social work is becoming less important. Just look at the number of homeless in the streets of the world’s richest countries.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I think my government _______________________ on social work. We spend so much on weapons and things that don’t help people. _______________________ when there are so many people who need help. I want the _______________________ people who have no money or one-parent families. If more money was spent on _______________________, our society would be better. I always thought that’s what a government was for – to help people. _______________________ more social workers. I’m sure if governments asked people, _______________________ more money on social work is a good thing. _______________________ social work is becoming less important. Just _______________________ of homeless in the streets of the world’s richest countries.




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 SOCIAL WORK SURVEY

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

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

4. SOCIAL WORK POSTER Make a poster about social work. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY SOCIAL WORK LESSON: Make your own English lesson on social work. 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 social work. Share your findings with the class.

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