English Listening Lesson on
 Volunteerism

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THE LESSON ON VOLUNTEERISM

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Being a volunteer is one of the best things you can do with your life. It’s a great way to help other people. It’s also very satisfying to know that you are not wasting your time and are helping people who need help. Many of us could and should be out there doing voluntary activities of some kind. So many volunteer organizations need extra hands. It really is easy. Just pick up the phone and offer your services. I think too many of us settle into a lazy lifestyle. We just want to come home and watch TV. Life is much more interesting when you’re a volunteer. I’ve found it really opens your eyes to how some people live. It’s sometimes sad to see how the government lets people down, but at least I’m doing my bit.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Being a volunteer is _________________ things you can do with your life. It’s _________________ help other people. It’s also very satisfying to know that you are not ___________________ and are helping people who need help. Many of us could and should be out there doing voluntary ___________________ kind. So many volunteer organizations need extra hands. It really is easy. ___________________ phone and offer your services. I think too many ___________________ a lazy lifestyle. We just want to come home and watch TV. Life is much more interesting when you’re a volunteer. I’ve found it really ___________________ to how some people live. It’s sometimes sad to see how the government lets people down, but at least I’m ___________________.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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STUDENT VOLUNTEERISM SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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