English Listening Lesson on
 Gold

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THE LESSON ON GOLD

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I don’t understand the fascination with gold. It’s just a soft metal. It isn’t even the most valuable metal. It’s interesting how almost every culture in the world loves gold. Indians spend a fortune on it. When their children get married they give gold bracelets and rings as gifts. Most of the world’s wedding rings are gold. I know different countries prefer different types of gold. In Thailand, only 24 carat is good enough, but in England, people buy a lot of 9-carat gold. It seems like we have always loved gold. Think how many stories there are from hundreds of years ago about gold treasure. In fact, if you go back further, Egyptian kings and queens had lots of gold. I’ll never forget Tutankhamen’s mask. The gold in that was really golden.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I don’t understand _______________________ with gold. It’s just a soft metal. It isn’t _______________________ valuable metal. It’s interesting _______________________ culture in the world loves gold. Indians _______________________ on it. When their children get married they give gold bracelets _______________________ gifts. Most of the world’s wedding rings are gold. I know different countries prefer _______________________ of gold. In Thailand, only 24 carat is good enough, but in England, people _______________________ 9-carat gold. It seems like we have always loved gold. Think how many stories there are from hundreds of _______________________ gold treasure. In fact, if you _______________________ , Egyptian kings and queens had lots of gold. I’ll never forget Tutankhamen’s mask. The gold in that _______________________ .




CORRECT THE SPELLING

I don’t understand the fascination with gold. It’s just a soft metal. It isn’t even the most bevllaau metal. It’s interesting how almost every uulrect in the world loves gold. Indians spend a nretufo on it. When their children get married they give gold bracelets and rings as gifts. Most of the world’s dweding rings are gold. I know different countries refper different types of gold. In Thailand, only 24 carat is good enough, but in England, people buy a lot of 9-carat gold. It seems like we have always loved gold. Think how many setoisr there are from ndseduhr of years ago about gold esreaurt. In fact, if you go back erutrfh, Egyptian kings and queens had lots of gold. I’ll never forget Tutankhamen’s mask. The gold in that was really gdoenl.

UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I don’t understand the fascination with gold. It’s just a soft metal. It isn’t even the most valuable metal. It’s interesting how almost every culture in the world loves gold. Indians spend a fortune on it. When their children get married they give gold bracelets and rings as gifts. Most of the world’s wedding rings are gold. I know different countries prefer different types of gold. In Thailand, only 24 carat is good enough, but in England, people buy a lot of 9-carat gold. It seems like we have always loved gold. Think how many stories there are from hundreds of years ago about gold treasure. In fact, if you go back further, Egyptian kings and queens had lots of gold. I’ll never forget Tutankhamen’s mask. The gold in that was really golden.

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 GOLD SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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