English Listening Lesson on
 Youth

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THE LESSON ON YOUTH

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People complain a lot about youth, about young people. I think they have for the past 60 years or so. I don't think youth was much of an issue a hundred years ago. Then, young people were just young people. They respected older people, did what they were told and didn't create trouble. Today, however, the word 'youth' often makes us think of badly behaved teenagers. I think it all started with rock and roll. Suddenly young people decided they wanted more independence and could do what they wanted. They rebelled against society. A whole youth culture developed, with youth fashion, youth clubs and music. Today, we have things like youth crime. It would be nice if youth could have a more positive image.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

People ____________________ about youth, about young people. I think they have ____________________ 60 years or so. I don't think youth ____________________ issue a hundred years ago. Then, young people were just young people. They ____________________ people, did what they were told and didn't create trouble. Today, however, the word 'youth' often makes ____________________ behaved teenagers. I think it all started ____________________. Suddenly young people decided they wanted more independence and could do what they wanted. They ____________________ society. A whole youth culture developed, with youth fashion, youth clubs and music. Today, we have things like youth crime. It would be nice if youth could have a ____________________.




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 YOUTH SURVEY

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

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

4. YOUTH POSTER Make a poster about y/youth. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY YOUTH LESSON: Make your own English lesson on y/youth. 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 y/youth. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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