English Listening Lesson on
 Traffic

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THE LESSON ON TRAFFIC

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Someone really should do something about the traffic. It’s terrible. It’s getting worse every day. There are so many cars on the roads these days. It’s a nightmare driving in the city. Bumper to bumper even at midnight. I don’t know where all this traffic came from. You turn on the radio and the traffic report is all about congestion here, snarl-ups and gridlocks there. The answer must be to get better public transport. Let people take the train or bus. People need to leave their cars at home. The roads are too dangerous. And then there’s the pollution. It’s disgusting outside sometimes. You feel like you’re breathing pure fumes. We need to get rid of these traffic jams so we can move and breathe more easily.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

________________________ something about the traffic. It’s terrible. It’s ________________________. There are so many cars on the roads these days. It’s a ________________________ city. Bumper to bumper even at midnight. I don’t know where all this traffic came from. You ________________________ the traffic report is all about congestion here, snarl-ups and gridlocks there. The answer must be to ________________________. Let people take the train or bus. People need to leave their cars at home. The ________________________. And then there’s the pollution. It’s ________________________. You feel like ________________________. We need to get rid of these traffic jams so we can move and breathe more easily.




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 TRAFFIC SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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