English Listening Lesson on
 Teenagers

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THE LESSON ON TEENAGERS

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Our teenage years are probably the most difficult of our lives. This is the time we pass from childhood into adulthood. So many things are happening to us. Our bodies change, our emotions change and our whole life changes. We have to learn to be independent, mature and responsible in a few short years. We have to take exams, get a job and perhaps start a family. That must come as a bit of a shock for most teenagers. Part of all this new independence is teenage behaviour. This is probably the most difficult part of parents’ lives. All those moods and all that sulking. It can put a strain on family life. People always think they really want babies and children; no one ever says “I want a teenager”.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Our teenage years are ___________________ difficult of our lives. This is the ___________________ childhood into adulthood. So many things are happening to us. Our bodies change, ___________________ and our whole life changes. We have to learn to be independent, mature and responsible ___________________ years. We have to take exams, get a job and perhaps start a family. That must ___________________ shock for most teenagers. ___________________ independence is teenage behaviour. This is probably the most difficult part of parents’ lives. ___________________ all that sulking. It can ___________________ family life. People always think they really want babies and children; no one ever says “I want a teenager”.




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 TEENAGERS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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