English Listening Lesson on
 Photography

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THE LESSON ON PHOTOGRAPHY

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READ

Photography is one of the world’s best-loved hobbies. Recently, it seems as though everyone in the world has become a photographer. It’s so easy now to take good photographs. When I was a teenager, photography was one of my biggest hobbies. I loved taking photos of all kinds of things. I also had a lot of photographic equipment. I couldn’t wait to get my photos developed. Now there are digital cameras and phone cameras. Anyone can take really good photographs. What’s more, we can use all kinds of software to change our photos and display them online. I think photography will get easier and more interesting in the future. I still think great photographers will be like great artists.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Photography ___________________ best-loved hobbies. Recently, ___________________ everyone in the world has become a photographer. It’s ___________________ good photographs. When I was a teenager, photography was one of my biggest hobbies. ___________________ all kinds of things. I also had a lot of photographic equipment. I couldn’t ___________________ photos developed. Now there are digital cameras and phone cameras. Anyone ___________________ photographs. What’s more, we can use all kinds of software to change our photos ___________________ online. I think photography will get easier and more interesting in the future. I still think great photographers ___________________ artists.




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 PHOTOGRAPHY SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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