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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Getting married is one of the happiest days of anyone’s life. Being married is also full of happiness, but there are also many difficulties. It isn’t always easy to be married. You have to put up with your spouse’s bad habits and moods forever. You have to negotiate and compromise on many things from who’s first in the bathroom in the mornings to where you go on vacation. Of course, being married also has many wonderful sides to it. You have a lifelong friend who will love you forever. You share many wonderful times together and support each other through good and bad times. And you grow old together and look back on years of happy memories. I think being married is great for your soul.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Getting married ______________________ happiest days of anyone’s life. Being married is also full of happiness, ______________________ also many difficulties. It isn’t always ______________________ married. You have to put up with ______________________ bad habits and moods forever. You have to negotiate and compromise on many things from who’s ______________________ bathroom in the mornings to where you go on vacation. Of course, being married also has many wonderful ______________________ . You have a lifelong friend who will love ______________________. You share many wonderful times together and ______________________ other through good and bad times. And you grow old together and ______________________ years of happy memories. I think being married is great ______________________ .

  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 BEING MARRIED SURVEY

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

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

4. BEING MARRIED POSTER Make a poster about being married. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY BEING MARRIED LESSON: Make your own English lesson on being married. 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 being married. Share your findings with the class.

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