English Listening Lesson on
 Nuclear Weapons

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THE LESSON ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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Nuclear weapons are the worst thing invented by man. The day we invented them was a black day in our history. Fortunately, they have only been used a few times. We only need to read the history of what happened in Japan to understand why nuclear weapons must never be used again. The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in an instant. Hundreds of thousands died. Today, nuclear weapons are a hundred times more powerful. It’s scary to think how much harm one nuclear bomb could cause. Even scarier, is what happens if terrorists get hold of nuclear weapons. I fear for our future. One day, all countries will have nuclear weapons and then we’ll be in real trouble.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Nuclear weapons ___________________ invented by man. The day we invented them ___________________ our history. Fortunately, they have only been used a few times. We ___________________ the history of what happened in Japan to understand why nuclear weapons ___________________ again. The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were ___________________. Hundreds of thousands died. Today, nuclear weapons are a hundred times more powerful. ___________________ how much harm one nuclear bomb could cause. Even scarier, ___________________ terrorists get hold of nuclear weapons. I fear for our future. One day, all countries will have nuclear weapons and then we’ll ___________________.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Nuclear weapons worst invented man the thing by are. The day we invented was them history our in day black a. Fortunately, they have only been used a few times. We read to need only what of history the happened in Japan to understand must nuclear never weapons why be used again. The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were an destroyed instant in. Hundreds of thousands died. Today, nuclear weapons are a hundred times more powerful. much It’s to how harm scary think one nuclear bomb could cause. Even scarier, is what happens if nuclear weapons terrorists get hold of. I fear for our future. One day, all countries will have nuclear weapons trouble be and in then real we’ll.

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 NUCLEAR WEAPONS SURVEY

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

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

4. NUCLEAR WEAPONS POSTER Make a poster about Nuclear Weapons. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY NUCLEAR WEAPONS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Nuclear Weapons. 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 Nuclear Weapons. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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