English Listening Lesson on
 Transportation

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THE LESSON ON TRANSPORTATION

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Transportation hasn’t really changed a lot in the past 100 years. When you think about changes in other areas of our life, transportation is pretty much the same as it was years ago. OK, cars, trains and airplanes are faster, but they’re not so different than they were 50 years ago. Take airplanes, for example. I think air travel has got worse. Fifty years ago, people flew and were given great service. Today, you are like sardines in a can. And look at cars. The cars from fifty years ago look nicer than today’s ones. They still had four wheels, used petrol and had a steering wheel. I think transportation will really only change when it becomes more personal. I’m waiting for my own jet pack of mini-copter.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Transportation ___________________ a lot in the past 100 years. When you think about ___________________ of our life, transportation is ___________________ as it was years ago. OK, cars, trains and airplanes are faster, but they’re not so different than they were 50 years ago. Take airplanes, for example. I think air ___________________. Fifty years ago, people flew and were given great service. Today, you are ___________________. And look at cars. The cars from fifty years ago look nicer than today’s ones. They still had four wheels, ___________________ a steering wheel. I think transportation will really only ___________________ more personal. I’m waiting for ___________________ mini-copter.




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 TRANSPORTATION SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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