English Listening Lesson on
 Planets

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THE LESSON ON PLANETS

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How did all the planets get there? How is it only our planet has life? Will we ever travel to other planets? These are questions I often think about. I think our planet is the best. It looks so beautiful from space with its mixture of blue and green. The other planets look too strange to me. Mercury is just a red, hot ball, pretty much the same as Mars. Saturn looks like a real planet. Its rings give it an extra-special look. The other planets don’t look that interesting. I don’t really know much about Venus, Neptune, Uranus and Jupiter. When I was at school, we learnt that Pluto was a planet. But now it isn’t. Scientists have decided there are now only eight planets in our solar system and not nine. I wonder why they dropped Pluto.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

How _______________________ get there? How is it only our planet has life? Will we ever travel to other planets? These are _______________________ about. I think our planet is the best. It looks so beautiful from space _______________________ blue and green. The other planets _______________________ me. Mercury is just a red, hot ball, pretty much the same as Mars. Saturn looks like a real planet. _______________________ extra-special look. The other planets don’t look that interesting. I don’t really know much about Venus, Neptune, Uranus and Jupiter. When I was at school, _______________________ was a planet. But now it isn’t. Scientists have decided there are _______________________ in our solar system and not nine. I wonder why _______________________.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

How all planets there did the get? How is it only our planet has life? Will we ever travel to other planets? These often I questions are about think. I think our planet is the best. from with looks beautiful space It so its mixture of blue and green. The other planets look too strange to me. just is Mercury ball hot , red a, pretty much the same as Mars. Saturn looks like a real planet. give special it look an Its extra rings -. The other planets don’t look that interesting. I don’t really know much about Venus, Neptune, Uranus and Jupiter. When I was at school, planet learnt Pluto a we that was. But now it isn’t. Scientists decided are only have there now eight planets nine our system not in solar and. I wonder why they dropped Pluto.

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 PLANETS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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