English Listening Lesson on
 Information

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THE LESSON ON INFORMATION

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We are living in an age of information. That’s what I keep hearing on TV and reading in newspapers. We are surrounded by information technology that puts information at our fingertips. To get ahead, you need the latest information. I’m not really sure how much information we need. Our brains can only handle a certain amount of information at a time. I reckon a lot of us have information overload. I’m sure before computers came along this didn’t happen. One problem with computers is the amount of personal information online. I worry about putting confidential info on different websites. Of course the great thing about computers is that we have so much information at our disposal. That’s pretty useful.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

We are living _______________________ information. That’s what I keep hearing on TV and reading in newspapers. We are _______________________ information technology that puts information at _______________________. To get ahead, you need the latest information. I’m not really sure how much information we need. Our brains _______________________ a certain amount of information at a time. I _______________________ of us have information _______________________. I’m sure before computers came along this didn’t happen. One problem with computers is the amount of personal information online. I worry about putting _______________________ on different websites. Of course the _______________________ about computers is that we have so much information _______________________. That’s _______________________.




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 INFORMATION SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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