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  THE TAPESCRIPT

What are your bad habits? I think everyone has bad habits. Not everyone agrees on what bad habits are. Some smokers don’t think smoking is a bad habit. Young people don’t think listening to loud music on the train is a bad habit. In Japan, slurping your noodles is a sign that you enjoy your food, but making a noise while eating in England is not good. Have you ever tried to break your bad habits? I have quit smoking and have stopped leaving things laying around the house. I wish other people would stop their bad habits. I get annoyed when people are late for meetings or talk loudly on their phones in public. I also think many motorists need to think about their driving habits. Perhaps I should point out their bad habits.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

What ______________________ habits? I think everyone has bad habits. Not everyone ______________________ what bad habits are. Some smokers don’t think smoking is a bad habit. Young people don’t think listening ______________________ on the train is a bad habit. In Japan, slurping your noodles ______________________ that you enjoy your food, but making a noise while eating in England ______________________ . Have you ever tried to break your bad habits? I ______________________ smoking and have stopped leaving things laying ______________________ house. I wish other people would stop their bad habits. I get annoyed when people ______________________ meetings or talk loudly on their phones in public. I also think ______________________ need to think about their driving habits. Perhaps I should ______________________  their bad habits.

  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 BAD HABITS SURVEY

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

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

4. BAD HABITS POSTER Make a poster about bad habits. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY BAD HABITS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on bad habits. 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 bad habits. Share your findings with the class.

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