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  THE TAPESCRIPT

What does globalization mean? We always hear this word on TV and read about it in newspapers. It means the world is now a village – the global village. The world has become smaller. Of course, the world did not shrink and it isn’t a village. Because of better transport, the Internet and more trading between countries, it is easier to do business. Japanese car makers have factories in Thailand; American computer companies employ thousands of people in China. That’s globalization. And don’t forget the millions of call centre jobs in India that workers in America and Europe used to do. Globalization also means it is easier to work in another country. Is globalization a good or bad thing? That’s a difficult question to answer.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

What does globalization mean? We _______________________ word on TV and read about it in newspapers. It means the _______________________ village – the global village. The world has become smaller. Of course, _______________________ not shrink and it isn’t a village. Because of better transport, the Internet _______________________ between countries, it _______________________ business. Japanese car makers have factories in Thailand; American computer companies employ thousands of people in China. That’s globalization. And don’t forget _______________________ call centre jobs in India that workers in America and Europe _______________________. Globalization also means _______________________ work in another country. Is globalization a good _______________________? That’s a difficult _______________________.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

What does globalization mean? We always hear this word on TV and read about it in peenspraws. It means the world is now a village – the global village. The world has become rlsalme. Of course, the world did not hinsrk and it isn’t a village. Because of better tptnraors, the Internet and more adtginr between countries, it is easier to do business. Japanese car makers have fcriasoet in Thailand; American computer companies oylpem thousands of people in China. That’s globalization. And don’t forget the linilsom of call centre jobs in India that workers in America and Europe used to do. Globalization also means it is reesia to work in another country. Is globalization a good or bad thing? That’s a difficult etnsiqou to answer.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

mean globalization does What? We always hear this word on TV and read about it in newspapers. It means the village world – is the now global a village. The world has become smaller. Of course, world did not shrink and the it isn’t a village. Because of better transport, the Internet more and countries between trading, it is easier to do business. Japanese car makers have factories in Thailand; computer companies employ American thousands of people in China. That’s globalization. And don’t centre forget millions call jobs the of in India that workers in America and Europe used to do. Globalization also means is it country another in work to easier. Is thing bad or good a globalization? That’s a difficult question to answer.



  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 GLOBALIZATION SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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