English Listening Lesson on
 Parenting

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THE LESSON ON PARENTING

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Parenting. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


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Being a parent is the biggest responsibility we can have in our lives. It’s scary if you think about it. You have to look after a tiny baby for years and years. It is your duty to make sure that little baby grows up into a wonderful, happy and responsible human being. Parenting means knowing everything from day one. This is a shock to many parents. I didn’t have any parenting lessons. I suddenly had a baby to look after. But it’s not that scary. In fact, parenting is life’s biggest joy. I can’t put into words how wonderful it is to be a parent. My biggest worry is that society doesn’t focus on parenting. We really should have classes at school on being good parents. I’m sure we would reduce the number of problems in society if we did this.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Being a parent is ______________________ we can have in our lives. It’s ______________________ it. You have to look after a tiny baby for years and years. It is ______________________ sure that little baby grows up into a wonderful, happy and responsible human being. Parenting means knowing ______________________. This is ______________________ parents. I didn’t have any parenting lessons. I suddenly had a baby to look after. But ______________________. In fact, parenting is life’s biggest joy. I can’t ______________________ wonderful it is to be a parent. My biggest worry is that society doesn’t focus on parenting. We really should have classes at school on being good parents. I’m sure we would ______________________ problems in society if we did this.




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 PARENTING SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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