English Listening Lesson on
 Stereotypes

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THE LESSON ON STEREOTYPES

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Aren’t stereotypes funny? Why is it we all have a typical image of people from other countries. Not all stereotypes though are to do with nationality. We have stereotypes on jobs – the typical accountant or computer software designer. Stereotypes even cover race and religion. Actually, thinking about it, stereotypes aren’t that funny. They make fun of people. Even worse, they put people in a negative light. When we see cartoons of stereotypes, we laugh at them. This is not nice. It’s not good to laugh at a nationality. I think stereotypes do harm in the world. They don’t really bring people together. I don’t fit the stereotype of people from my country. I don’t carry an umbrella and I don’t drink tea.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Aren’t stereotypes funny? Why _______________ a typical image of people from other countries. Not all stereotypes though _______________ nationality. We have stereotypes on jobs – the typical accountant or computer software designer. Stereotypes _______________ and religion. Actually, thinking about it, stereotypes _______________. They make fun of people. Even worse, they put people _______________. When we see cartoons of stereotypes, we laugh at them. This is not nice. It’s not good to laugh _______________. I think stereotypes do harm in the world. They _______________ people together. I don’t fit the stereotype of people from my country. I don’t carry an umbrella and I _______________.




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 STEREOTYPES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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