English Listening Lesson on
 Neighbours

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THE LESSON ON NEIGHBOURS

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Neighbours are very hit and miss. Sometimes you hit the jackpot and get neighbours who become great friends. Other times you get the short straw and have nightmare neighbours. I’ve had good and bad neighbours. I’m not sure why some neighbours are so bad. It’s really not that difficult to be a good neighbour. All you have to do is be polite, don’t play loud music late at night, and don’t park in front of their house. It sounds easier than it is. I think a long time ago there was a lot of neighbourliness. Families lived near each other for generations. It’s different today. New families come and go. They never get to know each other. Everyone keeps their distance. This is not always a good thing.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Neighbours are ________________. Sometimes you hit the jackpot and get neighbours who become great friends. Other times you ________________ straw and have nightmare neighbours. ________________ and bad neighbours. I’m not sure why some neighbours are so bad. It’s ________________ difficult to be a good neighbour. All you ________________ be polite, don’t play loud music late at night, and don’t park in front of their house. It sounds ________________. I think a long time ago there was a lot of neighbourliness. Families lived ________________ generations. It’s different today. New families come and go. They never ________________ other. Everyone keeps their distance. This is not always a good thing.




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 NEIGHBOURS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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