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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I hate junk mail. I’m sick and tired of it filling up my InBox. I mean, who believes the stuff written in it? I love the ones that start with “Dearest” and then tell you how their uncle died during some war and they need your help to transfer $18 million. I wonder how many people fall for those. My spam mail filters do a pretty good job at keeping junk mail away from my InBox. But, I occasionally get a mail trying to sell me medicine. The most dangerous kind of junk mail is called phishing. That’s when a criminal fakes an e-mail to make it look like it’s sent from a bank. It looks exactly the same as a bank’s mail. The mail asks you to reset your password. The criminal then takes your money.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I hate junk mail. I’m _______________________ of it filling up my InBox. I mean, who believes the stuff written in it? I love _______________________ start with “Dearest” and then tell you how their uncle died during some war and they need your _______________________ $18 million. I wonder how many people fall for those. My spam _______________________ do a pretty _______________________ keeping junk mail away from my InBox. But, I occasionally get a mail _______________________ me medicine. The most dangerous kind of junk mail is called phishing. That’s when a criminal _______________________ to make it look like it’s sent from a bank. It _______________________ the same as a bank’s mail. The mail asks you _______________________ password. The criminal _______________________ your 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 JUNK MAIL SURVEY

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

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

4. JUNK MAIL POSTER Make a poster about junk mail. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY JUNK MAIL LESSON: Make your own English lesson on junk mail. 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 junk mail. Share your findings with the class.

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