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  THE TAPESCRIPT

There’s an old English saying that says, “A dog is a man’s best friend”. This is true for many people – men and women. Most people I know love dogs. They are pretty cool animals. They are intelligent and very helpful. Dogs are a real member of the family if you have one as a pet. I think dogs are very useful. They keep you company, they bark if a stranger comes near your house, and they fetch your slippers. Not all dogs are nice, though. Some are dangerous. I get sad when I read in the paper about children being attacked by a dog. Owners need to train them better. I also get sad when I read about abandoned dogs. People who want a dog as a pet should get an abandoned one.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

There’s an old English ______________________ , “A dog is a man’s best friend”. This is ______________________ people – men and women. Most people I know love dogs. They are pretty cool animals. They are intelligent and ______________________ . Dogs are a real member of the family ______________________ one as a pet. I think dogs ______________________ . They keep you company, they bark if a stranger ______________________ house, and they fetch your slippers. Not all dogs are nice, though. Some are dangerous. I get sad ______________________ in the paper about children ______________________ by a dog. Owners need to train them better. I also get sad ______________________ about abandoned dogs. People who want a dog ______________________ should get an abandoned one.

  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 DOGS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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