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  THE TAPESCRIPT

People say first impressions count. What do you think? Can you understand a lot about someone from the very first time you see them or meet them? I think I’m good at judging someone’s character from the first time I set eyes on them. It’s easy to understand if the person is my kind of person. First impressions count most when you meet someone important. If you have a job interview, it’s very important to give a good first impression. The interviewer can decide if they like you as soon as you walk through the door. Are you well-dressed? Do you look happy? Do you greet the interviewer? All these things are important. I also think first impressions count when you meet your future in-laws.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

____________________ impressions count. What do you think? Can you understand ____________________ someone from the very first time you see them or meet them? I think I’m good ____________________ someone’s character from the first time I set eyes on them. It’s easy to understand ____________________ is my kind of person. First impressions ____________________ when you meet someone important. If you have a job interview, it’s very important to ____________________ first impression. The interviewer can ____________________ like you as soon as you walk through the door. Are you ____________________ ? Do you look happy? Do ____________________ interviewer? All these things are important. I also think first impressions count when you meet your ____________________ .

  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 FIRST IMPRESSIONS SURVEY

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

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

4. FIRST IMPRESSIONS POSTER Make a poster about first impressions. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY FIRST IMPRESSIONS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on first impressions. 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 first impressions. Share your findings with the class.

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