English Listening Lesson on
 Sand

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THE LESSON ON SAND

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Sand is very useful. You can do so many things with it. You can make sand castles, bury yourself in it and sink your toes in it. Perhaps the biggest use of sand is in building. Most of today’s buildings would not be there without sand. I wonder where sand came from. How did it get there? There’s so much sand in the world. I’d love to know how many grains of sand there are in the world. A lot of sand comes from deserts. Going to the desert and looking at the sand is the best thing for me. The many shapes and colours the sand makes is amazing. I once experienced a sand experience. It was a sandstorm. I almost couldn’t see anything in front of me because there was so much sand blowing.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Sand is very useful. You _________________ things with it. You can make sand castles, _________________ and sink your toes in it. Perhaps the biggest use of sand is in building. Most of today’s buildings _________________ without sand. I wonder where sand came from. How did it get there? There’s so much sand in the world. I’d love to know _________________ of sand there are in the world. A lot of sand _________________. Going to the desert and looking at the sand is the best thing for me. The many _________________ the sand makes is amazing. I once experienced _________________ . It was a sandstorm. I almost couldn’t see anything in front of me because there _________________ blowing.




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 SAND SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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