English Listening Lesson on
 Weapons

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THE LESSON ON WEAPONS

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Weapons are among the world's biggest killers. I'm sure weapons are deadlier than diseases in some countries. I think we could do without weapons. The world would be a better place. Every time I turn on the news, there's another gun crime, another knifing, another lost life. Weapons are getting out of control. It seems you can't be cool at school any more unless you have a knife. Many kids carry a gun to school in some countries. The worst weapons aren't those that criminals carry. No. The worst weapons are the ones our leaders are in control of. The weapons of mass destruction that kill thousands of innocent lives. These weapons can destroy a whole city. It's time we got rid of them.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Weapons ________________ world's biggest killers. I'm sure weapons are deadlier than diseases in some countries. I think ________________ without weapons. The world would be ________________. Every time I turn on the news, there's another gun crime, another knifing, ________________. Weapons are getting out of control. It seems you ________________ school any more unless you have a knife. Many kids carry a gun to school in some countries. The worst weapons aren't those that ________________. No. The worst weapons are the ones our leaders are in control of. The weapons of mass destruction that kill thousands ________________. These weapons can destroy a whole city. It's time ________________ them.




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 WEAPONS SURVEY

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

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

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

5. MY WEAPONS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on weapons. 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, StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on weapons. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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