English Listening Lesson on
 Senility

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THE LESSON ON SENILITY

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


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Senility is a problem I worry about every now and then. I don’t mind getting old. I even don’t mind if old age means I can’t be so active. The thing I worry about is losing my mind. I don’t want to become senile. If I’m senile, I won’t be me any more. I won’t recognize my family and friends and I might even forget who I am. The worst thing about senility is that other people have to look after you. If you are senile, maybe you can’t even feed yourself. There are many diseases that lead to senility. Doctors should do more research on the brain so we can slow down senility. Perhaps the best-known disease is Alzheimer’s. Luckily, there seems to be a lot of good research into this terrible condition.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Senility is a problem I worry about _________________. I don’t mind getting old. I even don’t mind if old age means I _________________. The thing I worry about is losing my mind. I don’t want to become senile. If I’m senile, I _________________ more. I won’t recognize my family and friends and I might even forget who I am. The worst thing about senility is _________________ have to look after you. If you are senile, maybe you can’t even feed yourself. There are many _________________ to senility. Doctors should do more research on the brain so _________________ senility. Perhaps the best-known disease is Alzheimer’s. Luckily, there _________________ lot of good research into this _________________.




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 SENILITY SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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