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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I really want to have more knowledge. My general knowledge is pretty good but I want it to be better. When I was a kid, I loved quiz programmes on the television. I used to read lots of encyclopedias to build up my knowledge. I now know most of the world’s capitals and which animals and birds are the fastest, and how many bones there are in the human body, etc. I love watching the news and this helps me get more knowledge. Even though I think I know quite a lot, I always meet people who are really knowledgeable. It seems some people know everything about everything. They are just like walking encyclopedias. I wonder if they’re happy with the amount of knowledge they have inside their brain.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I really want _______________________ knowledge. My general knowledge is pretty good but I want it _______________________. When I was a kid, I loved quiz programmes on the television. I _______________________ lots of encyclopedias to build up my knowledge. I now _______________________ the world’s capitals and which animals and birds are the fastest, and how many bones there _______________________ human body, etc. I love watching the news and this _______________________ more knowledge. Even though I think I know quite a lot, I always meet people _______________________ knowledgeable. It _______________________ people know everything about everything. They are just like walking encyclopedias. _______________________ they’re happy with the amount of knowledge they have _______________________.

  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 KNOWLEDGE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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