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Xenophobia is a strange word. For a start, it starts with an 'x' but the first sound is 'z'. It also looks strange. But it is a very serious word. There is too much xenophobia in the world today. There is no need for people to fear foreigners. We are all pretty much the same. The world is getting smaller, so we need to learn to live with our neighbours. I can understand why people were xenophobic. Most countries had a long history of fighting wars against their neighbours, so it was probably natural that people didn't like them. Today, however, it seems crazy that you would not like your neighbour, or people on the other side of the world. I hope that within another generation, xenophobia will be a forgotten word.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Xenophobia is a strange word. For a start, it starts with  (1) _______________________ is 'z'. It also looks strange. But it is a very serious word. There is too much (2) _______________________ today. There is no need for people to fear foreigners. (3) ___________________ same. The world is getting smaller, so we need to learn (4) _______________________. I can understand why people were xenophobic. Most countries had a long        (5) _______________________ against their neighbours, so it was probably natural that people didn't like them. Today, however, (6) ____________________ would not like your neighbour, or people on the other side of the world. I hope (7) _______________________, xenophobia (8) _______________________.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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STUDENT XENOPHOBIA SURVEY

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS

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