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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Electricity is one of the most important inventions ever. It is the thing that powers the Earth. If there was no electricity, we’d be back in the dark ages. Few people stop and think just how amazing electricity is. With the flick of a switch, you can power almost anything. Think about what would happen if there was no electricity. We’d have no TV, no computers, no traffic signals. It would be like going back to living in caves. There are a few negative points about electricity, of course. Number one, it’s dangerous. Thousands of people die each year from electrocuting themselves or in electrical fires. And number two, it isn’t good for the environment. Most electricity comes from burning coal and that creates greenhouse gasses.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Electricity ______________________ most important inventions ever. It is the thing that powers the Earth. ______________________ no electricity, we’d be back in the dark ages. Few people stop and ______________________ amazing electricity is. With the flick of a switch, ______________________ almost anything. Think ______________________ happen if there was no electricity. We’d have no TV, no computers, no traffic signals. It would be like ______________________ living in caves. There are a few ______________________ about electricity, of course. Number one, it’s dangerous. Thousands ______________________ each year from electrocuting themselves or in electrical fires. And number two, it ______________________ the environment. Most electricity comes from ______________________ and that creates greenhouse gasses.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Electricity is inventions important most the of one ever. It is the thing that powers the Earth. If there was no electricity, back the ages be in dark we’d. Few people stop and think just how amazing electricity is. With the flick of a switch, you almost can anything power. Think about what would happen electricity was if no there. We’d have no TV, no computers, no traffic signals. It would be like caves in living to back going. There are a about negative electricity points few, of course. Number one, it’s dangerous. Thousands of people die each year from in themselves electrical or electrocuting fires. And number two, it isn’t good for the environment. Most electricity from and burning comes coal that creates greenhouse gasses.



  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 ELECTRICITY SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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