English Listening Lesson on
 Prostitution

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THE LESSON ON prostitution

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They call prostitution the world’s oldest profession. That’s interesting because in most countries around the world it is illegal. How can you call something illegal a profession? Should prostitution be illegal? If a man or woman wants to sell his or her body, why not? Every government knows it happens in their country. Even countries with the strictest rules have prostitution. Many governments just turn a blind eye to it. The problem with making it illegal is that female prostitutes suffer. They have no legal protection and so their job becomes very dangerous. In Holland, prostitution is legal. Prostitutes must have regular health checks and they can call the police if they get into trouble. This seems more sensible.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

They call prostitution _________________ profession. That’s interesting because in most countries around the _________________. How can you call something illegal a profession? Should prostitution be illegal? If a man or woman wants _________________ body, why not? Every government knows it happens in their country. Even countries with _________________ have prostitution. Many governments just ___________________ to it. The problem with making it illegal is that female prostitutes suffer. They have no legal protection _________________ becomes very dangerous. In Holland, prostitution is legal. Prostitutes _________________ health checks and they can call the police if they get into trouble. This ___________________.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

They world’s the prostitution call profession oldest. That’s interesting countries the because most around world in it is illegal. How profession something can illegal you a call? Should prostitution be illegal? If a man or woman wants to sell his or her body, why not? Every government knows it happens in their country. Even countries with the strictest rules have prostitution. Many governments just a eye it turn blind to. The problem with making it female that is illegal suffer prostitutes. They have no legal so their job becomes protection and very dangerous. In Holland, prostitution is legal. Prostitutes health regular have must and checks they can call the trouble into get they if police. This seems more sensible.

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 PROSTITUTION SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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