English Listening Lesson on
 Insects

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THE LESSON ON INSECTS

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Some people love insects and others absolutely hate them. I can’t count how many of my friends are terrified of insects. I have one friend who jumps and screams at the sight of the tiniest bug. He’s over forty years old! My son loves insects. He has many books on them and knows everything about them. He loves going to insect museums and watching nature documentaries on insects. I also love them. I think insects are fascinating. I can watch them for hours. I also love looking at them in zoos and museums. It’s like looking at a tiny miniature world. I think if I was insect-sized, life would be pretty scary. Or even worse, what if one day there were giant insects roaming the streets. That’s the stuff of horror movies.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Some people love insects _______________________ absolutely hate them. I can’t count how many of my friends _______________________ of insects. I have one friend who jumps and screams at _______________________ the tiniest bug. He’s over forty years old! My son loves insects. He has many _______________________ and knows everything about them. He _______________________ insect museums and watching nature documentaries on insects. I also love them. I think insects _______________________. I can watch them _______________________. I also love looking at them in zoos and museums. It’s like looking at a tiny _______________________. I think if I was insect-sized, life would _______________________. Or even worse, what if one day there were giant insects roaming the streets. That’s _______________________ horror movies.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Some insects people and love others absolutely hate them. I can’t count how my of many terrified are friends of insects. I have one friend who jumps and screams at of sight the bug tiniest the. He’s over forty years old! My son loves insects. them on books many has He and knows everything about them. He loves going to insect museums and watching nature documentaries on insects. I also love them. fascinating insects I are think. I can watch them for hours. at looking love also I them in zoos and museums. It’s like at looking world miniature tiny a. I think if I was insect-sized, life would be pretty scary. Or even worse, what if day one insects giant were there roaming the streets. That’s the stuff of horror movies.

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 INSECTS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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