English Listening Lesson on
 Furniture

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THE LESSON ON FURNITURE

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I have a passion for furniture. I love it. I particularly love antique furniture. I love going round old houses and looking at all the beautiful sofas and chests and cabinets from hundreds of years ago. Making furniture used to be a real art. They don’t make furniture like they used to. Nowadays a lot of furniture is rubbish. A lot of it you have to make yourself! Actually, I quite like that. I like wandering around IKEA and seeing what they have. You can pay extra to have the guys assemble your furniture for you, but I like doing it myself. I’m studying interior design and would like to start my own furniture workshop one day. I’ll mix modern ideas with traditional ones. I’d like to start a trend for green furniture that helps the environment.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

I have ____________________ furniture. I love it. I particularly love antique furniture. I love ____________________ houses and looking at all the beautiful sofas and chests and cabinets from hundreds of years ago. Making furniture used to be ____________________. They don’t make furniture ____________________ to. Nowadays a lot of furniture is rubbish. A lot of it you have to make yourself! Actually, I ____________________. I like wandering around IKEA and seeing what they have. You ____________________ to have the ____________________ your furniture for you, but I like doing it myself. I’m studying ____________________ and would like to start my own furniture workshop one day. I’ll ____________________ ideas with traditional ones. I’d like to ____________________ for green furniture that helps the environment.




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 FURNITURE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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