English Listening Lesson on
 History

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THE LESSON ON HISTORY

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My favourite subject at school was history. I don’t know why. I loved reading the stories about famous people and famous events. When I was little, history was just stories. As I got older, I realized history is the study of how we got here today. It’s a long journey that describes all the wars, great people, inventions, disasters, etc that have brought us to this point in time. I now love any kind of history. It’s fascinating to visit a new country and learn about its history. Watching the news today is like seeing history unfold. Lots of the things I learnt at school now make the news more interesting. History provides us with the perfect background information to a news story.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

My favourite _______________________ school was history. I don’t know why. I loved reading the _______________________ famous people and famous events. When I was little, history _______________________ stories. As I got older, I _______________________ is the study of how _______________________ today. It’s a long journey that describes _______________________, great people, inventions, disasters, etc that have brought us _______________________ in time. I now love any kind of history. It’s fascinating _______________________ new country and learn about its history. Watching the news today is like seeing history unfold. Lots _______________________ I learnt at school now make the news more interesting. History provides us with the perfect background information _______________________.




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 HISTORY SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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