English Listening Lesson on
 Temperature

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THE LESSON ON TEMPERATURE

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It seems as though temperatures are rising these days. Everyone knows it’s because of global warming. It’s very dangerous. Higher temperatures are causing a lot of problems for the world. There are more hurricanes and floods. One of the most obvious signs of rising temperatures is the melting ice caps. Large parts of the Arctic and Antarctic are melting because the world is getting warmer. All over the world, countries are reporting their latest record temperatures. When I was a kid, I remember a newspaper headline in England because the temperature reached 30 degrees. It was major news. Now in England it's not unusual for it to be over thirty every summer. I hope temperatures don’t go up much more.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

It seems as though temperatures __________________. Everyone knows it’s because __________________. It’s very dangerous. Higher temperatures are causing a lot of problems for the world. There are more hurricanes and floods. One of the most __________________ rising temperatures is __________________. Large parts of the Arctic and Antarctic are melting because the world is getting warmer. All over the world, countries are __________________ record temperatures. When I was a kid, I remember a newspaper headline in England because the temperature __________________. It was major news. Now in England it's __________________ to be over thirty every summer. I hope temperatures __________________ more.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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STUDENT TEMPERATURE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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