English Listening Lesson on
 Souvenirs

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THE LESSON ON SOUVENIRS

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Souvenirs are funny things. Most of us feel we need to buy a souvenir when we go to another country. Then when we get home we put it on top of the television. When visitors come, we tell them about it and where we got it. A lot of the souvenirs we buy are rubbish. I have a long history of buying things that look horrible, are cheap and don’t really match my house – just because they are souvenirs. It’s almost as if we are programmed to buy a souvenir. I know some people who spend hours wandering around souvenir shops. What a waste of time. I decided never to buy a souvenir again. I’d much rather spend my time doing something more interesting. The best souvenirs are memories and photos.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Souvenirs are funny things. Most of us ______________ buy a souvenir ______________ another country. Then when we get home we ______________ of the television. When visitors come, we tell them about it and where we got it. A lot of the souvenirs we buy are rubbish. I have a ______________ buying things that look horrible, are cheap and don’t really ______________ – just because they are souvenirs. It’s almost as if we ______________ to buy a souvenir. I know some people who spend hours wandering around souvenir shops. What ______________. I decided never to buy a souvenir again. I’d much rather spend my time doing something more interesting. The best souvenirs are ___________________.




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 SOUVENIRS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about souvenirs in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

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WRITING

Write about souvenirs 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 souvenirs. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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