English Listening Lesson on
 Marriage

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THE LESSON ON MARRIAGE

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Marriage seems to be a dying institution. Everywhere we look, there are more and more statistics saying marriage is on its way out, divorce is on the increase, or people are leaving it later and later to tie the knot. A worrying trend over the past few decades is the number of people who live together without making the commitment of marriage. I’m not really sure what the difference is. If you love someone and want to stay together forever, why not get married? I think marriage adds a lot to a couple’s life, from the wedding day itself, right through to all of the anniversaries. Unmarried people miss out on these special occasions. Marriage is also important if you want to start a family. Perhaps I’m just old-fashioned.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Marriage seems ________________ institution. Everywhere we look, there are more ________________ saying marriage is on its way out, divorce is on the increase, or people are leaving it ________________ to tie the knot. A worrying trend ________________ few decades is the number of people who live together without making the commitment of marriage. I’m not ________________ the difference is. If you love someone and want to stay together forever, why not get married? I think marriage ________________ a couple’s life, from the wedding day itself, right ________________ the anniversaries. Unmarried people miss out on these special occasions. Marriage is also important if you ________________ family. Perhaps I’m just old-fashioned.




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 MARRIAGE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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