English Listening Lesson on
 Radios

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THE LESSON ON RADIOS

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Radios. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


READ

Isn’t it amazing how the radio has survived? It’s been around for maybe a hundred years and is still going strong. I don’t think it’ll ever disappear. We all listen to the radio at some point in our week. Even with all our new technology, the radio is still an important way of getting music, news and information. I remember my first radio. Forty years ago now. It looks pretty much the same as today’s radios. I used to listen to soccer matches on Saturdays. I still do that. I also loved breakfast radio. I love my iPod but when I’m driving, I turn on the car radio. I like the mix of chat, jokes and songs, except I don’t always like the songs, the jokes or the chat. And some radio presenters are really annoying.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

It’s amazing how radio ________________. Everyone thought that television ________________. It didn’t. Then music videos and MTV came along. That didn’t really affect radio either. ________________ becoming more and more ________________. You can tune in to almost any radio station in the world nowadays over the Internet. I’m ________________ and can’t live without it. I love radio phone-in shows. It’s fascinating to hear callers ________________ about the latest news. Even though I have a CD player in my car, more ________________ I will listen to the radio. I like not having to choose what to listen to. It’s also useful to ________________. One of my dreams as a kid was to be a DJ and play my favourite songs all day.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

It’s amazing with still is radio how us. Everyone thought that television would kill radio. It didn’t. Then music came and along MTV videos. That didn’t really affect radio either. It is more more radio becoming and seems popular these days. to in tune can You radio any almost station in the world nowadays over the Internet. I’m a live can’t and radio of fan big without it. I love radio phone-in shows. It’s fascinating to hear callers call in and talk about the latest news. Even though I have a CD player in my car, often more will I not than listen to the radio. I choose to having not like what to listen to. It’s useful to get traffic updates also. One of my dreams as a kid was to be a DJ and play my favourite songs all day.

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 RADIO SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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