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  THE TAPESCRIPT

There is no way that famine should be a problem in today’s world. We are so rich. Companies have billions of dollars. Countries have trillions. It’s a real shame that people do not give enough to help famine victims. It’s a sin. There is more than enough food in this world to feed everyone. Government leaders need to tell the world why they let people die of hunger. Even the United Nations can’t persuade governments to give enough money to help the starving. Of course, there are good governments and bad ones. The bad ones often let their own people starve. The leaders steal the country’s money. Some countries have a famine but their state TV tells people there are bumper crops. That’s shocking.

  THE LISTENING TAPESCRIPT

There is no way that famine should be a problem in today’s world. We are so rich. Companies have billions of dollars. Countries have trillions. It’s a real shame that people do not give enough to help famine victims. It’s a sin. There is more than enough food in this world to feed everyone. Government leaders need to tell the world why they let people die of hunger. Even the United Nations can’t persuade governments to give enough money to help the starving. Of course, there are good governments and bad ones. The bad ones often let their own people starve. The leaders steal the country’s money. Some countries have a famine but their state TV tells people there are bumper crops. That’s shocking.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

There __________________ that famine should be a problem in today’s world. We are so rich. Companies have billions of dollars. Countries have trillions. It’s __________________ that people __________________ enough to help famine victims. It’s a sin. There is __________________ food in this world to feed everyone. Government leaders need to tell the world why they let people __________________ . Even the United Nations can’t persuade governments to give __________________ to help __________________ . Of course, there are good governments and bad ones. The bad ones __________________ own people starve. The leaders steal the country’s money. Some countries have a famine but __________________ tells people there are __________________ . That’s shocking.

  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 FAMINE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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