English Listening Lesson on
 Passports

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THE LESSON ON PASSPORTS

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Passports are interesting things. I wonder who decides their design. Who thinks up the words to put inside? They are also pretty simple things. A passport is really just a tiny book full of empty pages and some personal information and a photo. I’ve always thought it must be easy to make a fake passport. I’ve heard passports sell for a lot of money on the black market, especially American ones. Without a passport we can’t travel. Our passport makes it so easy for us to go anywhere. I love it when my passport gets old because it’s full of visas and entry and exit stamps. Passports were originally for ship passengers, a pass for the ports during a sea journey. Perhaps today they should be called something different.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Passports are interesting things. __________________ their design. Who thinks up the words to put inside? They ____________________ things. A passport is really just a tiny __________________ pages and some personal information and a photo. I’ve always __________________ easy to make a fake passport. I’ve heard passports sell for a lot __________________ market, especially American ones. Without a passport we can’t travel. Our passport ____________________ to go anywhere. I love it when my passport gets old because it’s ____________________ and exit stamps. Passports were originally for ship passengers, a pass for the ports during a sea journey. Perhaps today ____________________ something different.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

Passports are interesting higtns. I wonder who decides their design. Who thinks up the words to put nieisd? They are also pretty simple things. A passport is really just a tiny book full of ptemy pages and some personal information and a photo. I’ve always thought it must be easy to make a fake passport. I’ve rehad passports sell for a lot of money on the black emkrat, especially American ones. Without a passport we can’t talerv. Our passport makes it so easy for us to go anywhere. I love it when my passport gets old because it’s full of vssia and entry and exit stamps. Passports were originally for ship passengers, a pass for the rpsot during a sea enyjrou. Perhaps today they should be caleld something different.

UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Passports are interesting things. I wonder who decides their design. up the words to Who thinks put inside? They simple pretty also are things. A passport is really just a tiny empty of full book pages and some personal information and a photo. thought I’ve it always must be easy to make a fake passport. I’ve heard passports sell for a lot of black the on money market, especially American ones. Without a passport we can’t travel. Our passport to easy makes for it us so go anywhere. I love it when my passport gets of visas old because it’s full and entry and exit stamps. Passports were originally for ship passengers, a pass for during ports the journey sea a. Perhaps today they should be called something different.

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 PASSPORTS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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