English Listening Lesson on
 Soldiers

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THE LESSON ON SOLDIERS

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Soldiers have an unbelievably difficult job. Sometimes I don’t understand why people become a soldier. You can die. The life of a soldier is very tough. You have to train very hard every day and carry really heavy things. You have to march over mountains for days and sleep in the desert. You also have to learn to fight and do many dangerous things. Some soldiers don’t have to worry too much. If you’re in an army in a country that never goes to war, it’s probably a good job. Being an American or British soldier is a very dangerous job. They’re always fighting somewhere. One big problem today is child soldiers. There are armies in the world that kidnap children and make them fight.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Soldiers have an ___________________ job. Sometimes I don’t understand why people become a soldier. You can die. The life of a ___________________. You have to train very hard every day and carry ___________________. You have to march over mountains for days ___________________ desert. You also have to learn to fight and do many dangerous things. Some soldiers don’t have ___________________. If you’re in an army in a country that never goes to war, it’s probably a good job. Being an American or British soldier is a very dangerous job. They’re always ___________________. One big problem today is child soldiers. There ___________________ world that kidnap children ___________________.




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 SOLDIERS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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