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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I hate alcohol. I really don’t understand how or why people drink it. The smell of alcohol on people’s breath is disgusting. It’s expensive and it gives you a bad headache. I drank when I was much younger, but I haven’t touched a drop for years. I hated hangovers so I decided to stop drinking altogether. I have a much better time without alcohol. people say they need to drink to relax. They drink and just act and look stupid. Their face goes red and they can’t walk in a straight line. Alcohol is also the most damaging drug in society. That’s what I think, anyway. Alcohol causes many illnesses, traffic accidents, fights and domestic violence. If you banned alcohol, people would be healthier, richer and have a better family life.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I hate alcohol. I really don’t understand ______________________ people drink it. The smell of alcohol on ______________________ is disgusting. It’s expensive and it gives you a bad headache. I drank when ______________________ younger, but I haven’t touched a drop for years. I ______________________ so I decided to stop drinking altogether. I have a much better time without alcohol. People ______________________ to drink to relax. They drink and just act and ______________________ . Their face ______________________ they can’t walk in a straight line. Alcohol is also the most damaging ______________________ society. That’s what I think, anyway. Alcohol causes many illnesses, traffic accidents, fights and ______________________ . If you banned alcohol, people would be healthier, richer and have a ______________________ life.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I hate alcohol. I really how don’t or understand why people drink it. The smell on of people’s alcohol breath is disgusting. It’s expensive and it gives you a bad headache. I was I when drank younger much, but I haven’t touched a drop for years. I hated hangovers so I to altogether stop decided drinking. I have a much better time without alcohol. to to say need drink People they relax. They drink and just act and look stupid. Their face can’t goes walk red in and a they straight line. Alcohol is also the most damaging drug in society. That’s what I think, anyway. Alcohol illnesses many causes, traffic accidents, fights and domestic violence. If you banned  be would people , alcohol healthier, richer and have a better family life.



  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 ALCOHOL SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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