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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Meditation is one thing I’d really like to be able to do. I can’t do it. I have tried many times but nothing seems to happen. I have read a lot about meditation and it sounds really good. You can relax anytime you want. Twenty minutes of meditation is the same as three hours’ sleep. I love the idea of meditating for twenty minutes in my lunch time and then feeling totally refreshed. Meditation is also a good way of relieving stress. The thing I most like about meditation is that it makes you calm. All the people I know who meditate are always relaxed and easygoing. They never worry about anything. I think we should learn how to meditate at school. That would probably solve a lot of problems in society.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Meditation is one thing I’d really _______________ do. I can’t do it. I have tried many times _______________ to happen. I have read a lot about meditation and it sounds really good. You can relax _______________. Twenty minutes of meditation is the same as three hours’ sleep. I _______________ meditating for twenty minutes in my lunch time and then feeling totally refreshed. Meditation is _______________ of relieving stress. The thing I most like about meditation _______________ you calm. All the people I know who meditate are always relaxed and easygoing. They _______________ anything. I think we should learn how to meditate at school. That would probably _______________ problems in society.

  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 MEDITATION SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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