English Listening Lesson on
 National Anthems

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THE LESSON ON NATIONAL ANTHEMS

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Some national anthems are really good and some aren’t. I like my country’s anthem. It makes me feel proud of my country every time I hear it. I’m a little embarrassed to say I don’t know the words to it. In some countries, they play the national anthem every day in school. I remember being in Thailand. They play the national anthem in the streets every morning. Everyone stops and stands still. When the anthem finishes, people start walking again. In other countries I’ve been to, they play the national anthem in cinemas before a movie starts. I really like hearing my national anthem played at the Olympics. That means my country won a gold medal. I have to hold back the tears when I hear it then.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Some national anthems _________________ some aren’t. I like my country’s anthem. It makes me _________________ country every time I hear it. I’m a little embarrassed to say I don’t _________________ to it. In some countries, they play the national anthem every day in school. I _________________ in Thailand. They play the national anthem _________________ every morning. Everyone stops and stands still. When the anthem finishes, people start walking again. In other countries _________________, they play the national anthem in cinemas before a movie starts. I really like hearing my national anthem _________________ Olympics. That means my country won a gold medal. I have to hold _________________ when I hear it then.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Some national anthems and good really are aren’t some. I like my country’s anthem. feel proud of It makes me my country every time I hear it. I’m a little embarrassed to say don’t to know it the I words. In some countries, they play the national anthem every day in school. I remember being in Thailand. They play the national anthem in every morning the streets. Everyone stops and stands still. When the anthem finishes, people start walking again. other countries I’ve been to In, they play the national anthem movie a before cinemas in starts. I my like national hearing really anthem played at the Olympics. That means my country won a gold medal. I have hold to when tears the back I hear it then.

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 NATIONAL ANTHEMS SURVEY

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

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

4. NATIONAL ANTHEMS POSTER Make a poster about national anthems. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY NATIONAL ANTHEMS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on national anthems. 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 national anthems. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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