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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Frustration is a terrible thing. In fact, it’s a frustrating thing. Getting frustrated is one of life’s biggest frustrations. I wish I didn’t get frustrated, but there are so many things in life that are frustrating. I think the biggest thing recently is computers. Getting a new computer out of the box can be frustrating. Understanding how everything works is doubly frustrating. And then there are all the frustrations with programmes that freeze, web pages that don’t open, and things you lose. I wonder why we get so frustrated. I think we could do things better if we relaxed and did everything slowly. I wonder if animals and birds get frustrated. I’m sure a lot of the things we humans do causes them a lot of frustration.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Frustration is ____________________ . In fact, it’s a frustrating thing. Getting frustrated ____________________ biggest frustrations. I wish I didn’t get frustrated, but there are ____________________ in life that are frustrating. I think the biggest thing recently is computers. Getting a new computer ____________________ can be frustrating. Understanding how everything works is ____________________ . And then there are all the frustrations with programmes ____________________ , web pages that don’t open, and ____________________ . I wonder why we get so frustrated. I think we could do things better ____________________ and did everything slowly. I wonder if animals and birds ____________________ . I’m sure a lot of the things we humans do ____________________ lot of frustration.

  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 FRUSTRATION SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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