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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I’m totally hopeless with money. I’ve never really understood things like investments. I should be more interested in investments because I know I’ll get more money. I find everything very confusing. I never know what to invest in. Some of my friends invest in stocks and shares. I never did this. I’m happy because I didn’t lose money in the financial crash. I think it would be interesting to invest in things like wine. I saw a TV programme once. Wine goes up and up and up in price. You really can make a lot of money. I think investing in property nowadays is risky. I also know a lot of people who now owe lots of money on the house they bought because the prices crashed. Perhaps it’s better to keep my money under the bed.

  THE LISTENING TAPESCRIPT

I’m totally hopeless with money. I’ve never really understood things like investments. I should be more interested in investments because I know I’ll get more money. I find everything very confusing. I never know what to invest in. Some of my friends invest in stocks and shares. I never did this. I’m happy because I didn’t lose money in the financial crash. I think it would be interesting to invest in things like wine. I saw a TV programme once. Wine goes up and up and up in price. You really can make a lot of money. I think investing in property nowadays is risky. I also know a lot of people who now owe lots of money on the house they bought because the prices crashed. Perhaps it’s better to keep my money under the bed.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I’m totally _______________________ money. I’ve never really understood things like investments. I _______________________ interested in investments because I know I’ll get more money. I find everything _______________________. I never know what _______________________. Some of my friends invest in stocks and shares. I never did this. I’m happy because I didn’t _______________________ the financial crash. I think it would be interesting to invest in things like wine. I saw a TV programme once. Wine _______________________ up and up in price. You really can _______________________ of money. I think investing in property nowadays _______________________. I also know a lot of people who now _______________________ money on the house they bought because the prices crashed. Perhaps it’s better to keep my money _______________________.

  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 INVESTMENTS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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