English Listening Lesson on
 Telephones

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THE LESSON ON TELEPHONES

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Telephones are a major part of our lives these days. When I was growing up, I perhaps used the phone once a week. It was almost a big event when it rang. Everyone rushed into the living room to find out who was calling. Of course, it was an old-style phone – the size of a football. And you had to leave it on the table because it was plugged into the wall. Today, however, is a totally different matter. Everyone has a phone. Some people I know have several. They change them every six months when the latest models come out. Today’s phones aren’t really phones. They are like personal entertainment devices that have a phone. I’m waiting for the watch phone. I’m sure it’ll be here soon.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Telephones are ____________________ lives these days. When I was growing up, I perhaps used the phone once a week. It was ____________________ when it rang. Everyone rushed into the living room to find out who was calling. Of course, ____________________ phone – the size of a football. And you had to leave it on the table because it ____________________ wall. Today, however, is a ____________________. Everyone has a phone. Some people I know have several. They change them every six months ____________________ come out. Today’s phones aren’t really phones. They are like personal ____________________ that have a phone. I’m waiting ____________________. I’m sure it’ll be here soon.


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 TELEPHONES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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