English Listening Lesson on
 Panic

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THE LESSON ON PANIC

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Are you a panic? I am sometimes, although I like to think I’m not. I panic when I’m really late for something important. Panicking in this situation is really no good. It won’t get me there any quicker. It will only make me look really panicked when I get there. I also panic if I think I’ve lost an important computer file. I don’t panic, though, in emergency situations. I think I’m good at staying calm and helping others. There have been a few times when people asked me how I could stay so cool. I guess everyone is different. Imagine what it’s like to be a soldier. Do they panic? Do police officers and fire-fighters panic? They always keep a cool head. A lot of people panicked recently in the financial crisis. Losing money always makes people panic.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Are you a panic? I am sometimes, __________________ I’m not. I panic when I’m really late for something important. Panicking in this situation _______________. It won’t get me there any quicker. It will only make me __________________ when I get there. I also panic if I think I’ve lost an important computer file. I don’t panic, though, in emergency situations. I think I’m __________________ and helping others. There have been a few times when people asked __________________ so cool. I guess everyone is different. Imagine __________________ a soldier. Do they panic? Do police officers and fire-fighters panic? They always __________________. A lot of people panicked recently __________________. Losing money always makes people panic.




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 PANIC SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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