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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Aren’t mp3s amazing? Maybe young people today don’t think so. They are part of the “digital generation” and think mp3s are normal. But I was born long before digital music started. When I was a teenager, I had a record collection. You had to go to a store and buy your music. I had hundreds of records. The first time I came across mp3s I laughed. I was totally amazed. I still find it hard to believe I can keep 10,000 songs in my pocket and take them anywhere in the world. I also love the idea of mp3 downloads. It’s much easier than going to a record store. I’m wondering what happens after mp3s. What’s next? I’m sure one day people will laugh at how “old technology” mp3s are.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

________________? Maybe young people today don’t think so. They ________________ “digital generation” and think mp3s are normal. But I ________________ digital music started. When I was a teenager, I had a record collection. You ________________ store and buy your music. I had hundreds of records. The first time I came across mp3s I laughed. I was totally amazed. I still ________________ believe I can keep 10,000 songs in my pocket and take them anywhere in the world. I also ________________ mp3 downloads. ________________ than going to a record store. I’m wondering what happens after mp3s. What’s next? I’m sure one day people ________________ “old technology” mp3s are.

  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 MP3 SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about mp3s 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.

 

STUDENT 1

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  WRITING

Write about mp3s 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 mp3s. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about mp3s. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. MP3 POSTER Make a poster about mp3s. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY MP3 LESSON: Make your own English lesson on mp3s. 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 mp3s. Share your findings with the class.

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