English Listening Lesson on
 Intelligence

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THE LESSON ON INTELLIGENCE

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People say intelligence is a lot more attractive than beauty. I often ask people if they would prefer a partner who is intelligent or good looking. They almost always say they want someone who is intelligent. I wonder why it is some of us are so intelligent and others aren’t. Surely we are all born with a similar level of intelligence. I’m not really sure how intelligent I am. Sometimes I think I’m intelligent, but then I do something really dumb. Or I meet someone who is super-brainy who makes me feel unintelligent. One day, I’m going to take one of those intelligence tests to measure my IQ. Another thing I don’t get about intelligence is how people think our leaders are so intelligent, but then the leaders do such stupid things. Do intelligent people start wars?





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LISTENING GAP FILL

People say intelligence _______________________ attractive than beauty. I often ask people if they _______________________ partner who is intelligent or good looking. They almost always _______________________ someone who is intelligent. I wonder why it is some _______________________ intelligent and others aren’t. Surely we are all born with a similar _______________________ intelligence. I’m not really sure how intelligent I am. Sometimes I think I’m intelligent, but then I do something _______________________. Or I meet someone who is _______________________ who makes me feel unintelligent. One day, I’m going to take one of those intelligence tests to _______________________. Another thing I don’t get about intelligence _______________________ think our leaders are so intelligent, but then the leaders _______________________ things. Do intelligent people start wars?




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 INTELLIGENCE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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