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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Do we really need a monarchy in the 21st Century? It’s such a strange idea. It certainly is not a democratic idea. No one votes for someone to be king or queen. When a prince or princess is born, he or she automatically has a wonderful life. This is not fair. I had to study and work very hard just to get an average job, with not much money. Those in a monarchy are born into wealth. They never really have to lift a finger. The strange thing is that most people who live in a monarchy like their king and queen. Take the United Kingdom, for example. Around 80 per cent of British people support  their monarchy. I suppose it’s good for tourism. I wouldn’t say no to being part of a royal family.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Do ________________ monarchy in the 21st Century? It’s such a strange idea. ________________ a democratic idea. No one votes for someone to be king or queen. When a prince or princess is born, he or she automatically has ________________. This is not fair. I had to study and work very hard just ________________ job, with not much money. Those in a monarchy are ________________. They never really have to lift a finger. The strange ________________ people ________________ monarchy like their king and queen. Take the United Kingdom, for example. Around 80 per cent of British people support their monarchy. I suppose it’s good for tourism. I wouldn’t ________________ part of a royal family.

  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 MONARCHY  SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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