English Listening Lesson on
 Houses

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THE LESSON ON HOUSES

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All houses are unique. Even if they look the same from the outside, they are very different on the inside. I think houses are very interesting. I like looking at the way they are built and the style they are built in. In London there are many houses that are hundreds of years old. These are beautiful. You can still see much of the original wood and stone structure. Modern houses are also interesting. It’s funny how they copy many of the features of older houses. I love looking at houses when I travel. Every country has its own special designs, from Japan to Arabia to Greece. Nowadays people are building eco-friendly houses. They want houses that save energy and help protect the planet.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

All houses _______________________. Even if they look the same from the outside, they are very different _______________________. I think houses are very interesting. I like looking _______________________ they are built and the style they _______________________. In London there are many houses that are hundreds of years old. These are beautiful. You can _______________________ of the original wood and stone structure. Modern houses are also interesting. It’s funny _______________________ many of the features of older houses. I love looking _______________________ I travel. Every country has its own _______________________, from Japan to Arabia to Greece. Nowadays people are building _______________________ houses. They want houses _______________________ and help protect the planet.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

All houses are iqneuu. Even if they look the same from the outside, they are very different on the eiinsd. I think houses are very interesting. I like looking at the way they are built and the tesyl they are built in. In London there are many houses that are hduesrnd of years old. These are beautiful. You can still see much of the rongilai wood and stone ruesrttcu. Modern houses are also interesting. It’s funny how they copy many of the setfraeu of older houses. I love looking at houses when I travel. Every country has its own special designs, from Japan to Arabia to Greece. Nowadays people are building eco-nreifdly houses. They want houses that save yeergn and help protect the ntaelp.

UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

All houses are unique. if Even same the look they from the outside, different the they very on inside are. I think houses are very interesting. I like looking at the way they are built the they built and style are in. In London there are many that hundreds years houses are of old. These are beautiful. You can still much the wood see of original and stone structure. Modern houses are also interesting. It’s funny how they copy many of the features of older houses. love looking at houses when I travel I. Every country has its own special designs, from Japan to Arabia to Greece. building - Nowadays are eco friendly people houses. They want houses energy save that and help protect the planet.

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 HOUSES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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