English Listening Lesson on
 Emergencies

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THE LESSON ON EMERGENCIES

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Emergencies. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


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Are you a good person to have around in an emergency? I am, I think. I have a very cool head and I don’t panic easily. The most important thing to do in an emergency is stay calm. If you do this, you can think straight and decide what’s best to do. Also, if you stay calm, other people might stay calm too. The worst thing to do is panic. Once you panic, things become worse. Of course, it depends on the kind of emergency. For really serious emergencies, you should call the emergency services. That’s 999 in the UK or 911 in other parts of the world. My biggest emergency recently was a big one. I pressed the delete button and lost my 3,000 songs in iTunes. Luckily, I had a back-up.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Are you a good person to have ______________________ emergency? I am, I think. I have a very ______________________ I don’t panic easily. The most important thing ______________________ emergency is stay calm. If you do this, you can think straight and decide what’s ______________________ . Also, if you stay calm, other people might stay calm too. The worst ______________________ is panic. Once you panic, things become worse. Of course, it depends ______________________ of emergency. For really serious emergencies, you should call the emergency services. That’s 999 in the UK or 911 ______________________ of the world. My biggest emergency recently ______________________ . I pressed the ______________________ and lost my 3,000 songs in iTunes. Luckily, I ______________________ .




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 EMERGENCIES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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