English Listening Lesson on
 Funerals

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THE LESSON ON FUNERALS

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If I could, I’d never go to another funeral again. No one likes funerals, of course, but for me, they make me so sad. I can’t stop crying. Quite often I’m the only person crying. Everything about a funeral makes me cry. When I open the invitation, tears well up in my eyes. When I see the funeral procession drive by, I start. The actual ceremony is almost unbearable. I have never learnt to control my sobs. If you hear someone sniffing non –stop, that’s me. The music at funerals is unnecessarily sad. I’ve told my friends I want salsa music at my funeral. And I don’t want people to wear black. I also hope the party after the funeral isn’t a sad occasion. People should laugh and remember the funny times.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

If I could, I’d never ____________________ funeral again. No one likes funerals, of course, but for me, ____________________ so sad. I can’t stop crying. Quite ____________________ only person crying. Everything about a funeral makes me cry. When I open the invitation, ____________________ in my eyes. When I see the funeral procession drive by, I start. The actual ceremony is ____________________ . I have never learnt to ____________________ . If you hear someone ____________________ , that’s me. The music at funerals is unnecessarily sad. I’ve told my friends I want salsa music at my funeral. And I don’t want people ____________________ . I also hope the party after the funeral ____________________ occasion. People should laugh and remember ____________________ .




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 FUNERALS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about funerals in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

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WRITING

Write about funerals 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 funerals. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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