English Listening Lesson on
 Spelling

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THE LESSON ON SPELLING

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I'm terrible at spelling. It's so confusing. I really wish someone would change every word in English to make the spelling logical. I don't know how English people can spell. My teacher says many English people can't spell. English spelling is difficult even for native speakers. My teacher said she is now confused between British and American spelling. She forgets which is which. I'm not sure whether it matters. If one of the spellings is right, that's good enough. I hate having spelling tests at school. I never get full marks. I know spelling is important because one wrong letter can change the meaning of the word. I wish someone would create a good system for us. We need a better way of learning how to spell.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

_________________ spelling. It's so confusing. I really wish someone would _________________ in English to make the spelling logical. I don't know how English _________________. My teacher says many English people can't spell. English spelling is difficult even for native speakers. My teacher said she _________________ between British and American spelling. She forgets which is which. I'm not sure _________________. If one of the spellings is right, that's good enough. I hate having spelling tests at school. I never _________________. I know spelling is important because _________________ can change the meaning of the word. I wish someone would create a good system for us. We need a better _________________ how to spell.

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 SPELLING SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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