English Listening Lesson on
 Prices

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THE LESSON ON PRICES

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One topic that never goes away is prices. It’s not surprising really. Prices affect us all. The news recently has been about rising prices. But then I suppose that’s always been the news. Prices have been rising a lot though. Especially food. I reckon food prices have gone up 50 per cent in the last year alone. This is because of a rise in the price of oil and because of commodity prices. Everything has gone up. People also complain when some prices go down. When house prices decrease, homeowners get upset. I want to buy a house, so I’m quite happy when houses are cheaper. I would like to see hotel and airline prices come down. Then I can have a nice holiday.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

One topic that ______________________ prices. It’s not surprising really. Prices affect us all. The news recently ______________________ prices. But then I suppose that’s always been the news. Prices ______________________ lot though. Especially food. I reckon food prices have gone up ______________________ last year alone. This is because of a rise ______________________ and because of commodity prices. ______________________. People also complain when some prices go down. When house prices decrease, homeowners get upset. ______________________, so I’m quite happy when houses are cheaper. I would like to see hotel and ______________________. Then I can have a nice holiday.




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 PRICES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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