English Listening Lesson on
 Gardens

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THE LESSON ON GARDENS

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I really like walking around gardens. Every garden is different. Even two gardens that are next to each other are different. I loved the garden our family had when I was small. I also loved starting my own garden when I bought my house. The best gardens in the world are in England. English country gardens are famous all over the world. The gardeners are like artists. It’s amazing how they make everything so perfect and so colourful. I can sit in or walk through an English garden all day. I also like Japanese gardens. They also have a very special feel about them. Everything is so perfect and you feel really peaceful. I’d like to spend my life visiting different gardens.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I really like ____________________ gardens. Every garden is different. Even two gardens that are ____________________ other are different. I loved the garden ____________________ when I was small. I also loved ____________________ garden when I bought my house. The best gardens in the ____________________ England. English country gardens are famous ____________________ world. The gardeners are like artists. It’s amazing how they make everything ____________________ so colourful. I can ____________________ through an English garden all day. I also like Japanese gardens. They also have a ____________________ about them. Everything is so perfect and you feel really peaceful. I’d like to ____________________ visiting different gardens.




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 GARDENS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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