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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I’m a bit shy when I have to speak in English. I’m a little worried about making mistakes. I also still lack confidence. Many of my friends don’t worry about mistakes. They just talk and talk. They always get their message across, even if their grammar is wrong. I think this is the best thing to do. My teacher always says it’s best to learn by doing. If I don’t try to speak English, I’ll never be able to use it when I need it. One thing I started doing recently was talking to myself. I have short conversations with myself. I think it works. I also make short stories about people and say them aloud. I do this in my room, of course. People would think I’m crazy if I did it in class or on the train.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I’m ______________________ I have to speak in English. I’m a little worried about making mistakes. I ______________________ confidence. Many of my friends don’t worry about mistakes. They ______________________ talk. They always get their message across, ______________________ grammar is wrong. I think this is the best thing to do. My teacher always says it’s best to ______________________ . If I don’t try to speak English, I’ll never ______________________ use it when I need it. One thing I started doing recently was talking ______________________ . I have short conversations with myself. I ______________________ . I also make short stories about people and ______________________ . I do this in my room, of course. People would ______________________ if I did it in class or on the train.

  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 ENGLISH SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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