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  THE TAPESCRIPT

How important to you is your mobile phone? Do you really need it? In the 1980s there were no mobile phones. People still managed to phone their family and friends and do business. Of course, there were more public telephones then. There was a telephone box pretty much on every street corner. I wonder whether mobile phones are a good or bad thing. For sure, they are very convenient, but they can also be a nuisance. There’s nothing worse than talking to someone and then they ignore you for ten minutes while they answer their phone. I have even seen people on a date and one person chats on the phone for 30 minutes. How would life change for you if you didn’t have a mobile? Would you miss listening to other people’s conversations on the train?

  LISTENING GAP FILL

How important __________________ mobile phone? Do you really need it? In the 1980s there were no mobile phones. People __________________ phone their family and friends and do business. Of course, there were more public telephones then. There was a telephone box __________________ street corner. I wonder whether mobile phones __________________ thing. For sure, they are very convenient, but they can __________________. There’s nothing worse than talking to someone and then __________________ ten minutes while they answer their phone. I have even seen people __________________ person chats on the phone for 30 minutes. How would __________________ if you didn’t have a mobile? Would you miss listening to other people’s conversations on the train?

  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 MOBILE PHONES SURVEY

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

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

4. MOBILE PHONES POSTER Make a poster about mobile phones. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY MOBILE PHONES LESSON: Make your own English lesson on mobile phones. 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 mobile phones. Share your findings with the class.

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