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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Everybody should take up gardening as a hobby. We can all get back to nature. Thousands of years ago we all did a bit of gardening. It’s one of the most relaxing hobbies I can think of. It’s also very satisfying. I get very excited about gardening. I love planting seeds and then letting nature take over. It’s amazing how quickly things grow. Before you know it, your seeds are beautiful flowers. You also learn a lot about flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees. Of course, gardening is also very practical. If you grow vegetables, you can eat what you grow. Vegetables picked fresh from your garden really do taste better than the ones in the shops. Gardening is good for you. It makes you feel part of the Earth.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Everybody ____________________ gardening as a hobby. We can all get back to nature. Thousands of years ago we all ____________________ gardening. It’s one of the most relaxing hobbies I can think of. ____________________ satisfying. I get very excited about gardening. I love planting seeds and then letting ____________________ . It’s amazing how quickly ____________________ . Before ____________________ , your seeds are beautiful flowers. You also learn a lot about flowers, vegetables, ____________________ trees. Of course, gardening is also very practical. If you grow vegetables, you can ____________________ grow. Vegetables picked fresh from your garden ____________________ better than the ones in the shops. Gardening is good for you. It makes ____________________ of the Earth.

  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 GARDENING SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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