English Listening Lesson on
 Models

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THE LESSON ON MODELS

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Models are strange people. It’s almost as though they live in a totally different world to the rest of us. Every day they are told how beautiful they are. I’m sure this affects them in some way. They constantly think about their beauty and their figure. Male models too. A lot of female models also have to be very strict with what they eat so they don’t put on weight. Today, a model has to be size zero to be successful. This is unhealthy. The sad thing is that many normal girls want to look like a model so they end up having health problems. I suppose the life of a model is glamorous. The supermodels fly all over the world. They walk the catwalks at fashion shows and visit exotic locations for photo shoots. And get paid big money.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Models are strange people. It’s __________________ they live in a totally different world __________________. Every day they are told how beautiful they are. I’m __________________ in some way. They constantly think about their beauty and their figure. Male models too. A lot of female models also have __________________ with what they eat so they don’t put on weight. Today, a model __________________ to be successful. This is unhealthy. The sad thing is that many normal girls want to look like a __________________ having health problems. I suppose the life of a model is glamorous. The supermodels fly all over the world. They walk the catwalks at fashion shows __________________ locations for photo shoots. And __________________.

CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Models are strange people. It’s though almost they as live in a totally different world to the rest of us. Every day are how they beautiful are they told. I’m sure this affects them in some way. They constantly think about figure and their their beauty. Male models too. A lot of also models female strict very be to have with what they eat they don’t put on weight so. Today, a model has to be size zero to be successful. This is unhealthy. The sad thing is that look many girls to like normal want a model so they end up having health problems. I suppose the life of a model is glamorous. supermodels fly all over the The world. They walk the and shows fashion at catwalks visit exotic locations for photo shoots. And get paid big money.

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 MODELS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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