English Listening Lesson on
 Tourism

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THE LESSON ON TOURISM

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Tourism has changed a lot over the past few decades. It is actually quite a new thing. It probably didn’t exist fifty years ago. The only people who travelled then were rich, and they were called travelers. I guess tourism started in the late 60s and early 70s when airplane travel became cheap. The idea of foreign travel suddenly became very popular with millions. Everyone wanted their two weeks of sun in the summer. Tourism today is a multi-billion-dollar industry. There is hardly a corner of the Earth untouched by tourism. The number of tourists is also rocketing. Millions of people from Russia, India and China are now taking vacations. Tourism really is making the world a global village. I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad thing.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Tourism has _____________________ the past few decades. It is actually quite a new thing. It _____________________ fifty years ago. The only people who travelled then were rich, and they _____________________. I guess tourism started in the late 60s and early 70s when airplane travel became cheap. The _____________________ suddenly became very _____________________. Everyone wanted their two weeks of sun in the summer. Tourism today is a multi-billion-dollar industry. There _____________________ the Earth untouched by tourism. The number of tourists _____________________. Millions of people from Russia, India and China are now taking vacations. Tourism really is making the world a global village. I’m not sure _____________________ or a bad thing.




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 TOURISM SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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