English Listening Lesson on
 Hangovers

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THE LESSON ON HANGOVERS

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A hangover is one of the worst feelings you can have. There’s nothing you can do to make it go away. You just have to wait for it to wear off. It usually takes a whole day and can even take two days to disappear. The most stupid thing about a hangover is that you never learn. A hangover is your body’s warning that too much alcohol is bad for you. When something is painful, you never do it again. Not so with a hangover. When people have a hangover, they often drink again the next day. This makes your original hangover much worse. Many people have their own hangover “cure”. None of them work for me. All I can do is suffer. I suppose the best thing for a hangover is not to drink at all, or at least not drink too much.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

A hangover is one _______________________ feelings you can have. There’s nothing you _______________________ it go away. You just have to wait for it to wear off. It usually _______________________ day and can even take two days to disappear. The most stupid thing about a hangover _______________________ never learn. A hangover is your body’s warning that too much alcohol is _______________________. When something is painful, you never do it again. _______________________ a hangover. When people have a hangover, they often drink again _______________________. This makes your original hangover much worse. Many people have their own _______________________. None of them work for me. All I can do is suffer. _______________________ the best thing for a hangover is not to drink at all, _______________________ not drink too much.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

A hangover is one of the worst igsnfele you can have. There’s nothing you can do to make it go away. You just have to wait for it to wear off. It usually takes a heolw day and can even take two days to sapiedpar. The most stupid thing about a hangover is that you never learn. A hangover is your body’s rnngwai that too much hlalcoo is bad for you. When something is pinufal, you never do it again. Not so with a hangover. When people have a hangover, they often drink again the next day. This makes your iiglarno hangover much oswer. Many people have their own hangover “cure”. None of them work for me. All I can do is esffur. I oesppus the best thing for a hangover is not to drink at all, or at least not drink too much.

UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

A hangover is the one worst of feelings you can have. There’s nothing can to it you do make go away. You just have to wait for it to wear off. It usually takes a whole day and to can take days disappear even two. The most stupid thing about a hangover is that you never learn. A hangover is warning too alcohol body’s that much your is bad for you. When something is painful, you never do it again. Not so with a hangover. When people have a hangover, again next they drink the day often. This worse much hangover original your makes. Many people have their own hangover “cure”. None of them work for me. All I can do is suffer. best for I the thing a suppose hangover is not to drink at all, drink not least at or too much.

DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT HANGOVERS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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