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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I like my names. I have four names – my family name, my given name and two middle names. I’m not sure why I have two middle names. I guess my parents wanted to name me after two of my uncles. Names are different all over the world. In some countries, family name comes before the given name. In the Muslim world, a girl’s name includes her father and grandfathers’ names. In Japan and China, there is no middle name. I think it’s interesting how people choose a name. I really don’t understand naming a baby after a famous actor or sports star. That’s silly. I think names should have a meaning. In the West, people don’t really know what their name means. In many countries, each name has a special meaning.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I like my names. I have four names – my family name, ________________ two middle names. I’m not sure why I have two middle names. ___________ parents wanted to name me after two of my uncles. Names are different ___________ world. In some countries, family name comes before the given name. In the Muslim world, a girl’s ________________ father and grandfathers’ names. In Japan and China, ________________ name. I think it’s interesting how people choose a name. I really don’t understand naming ________________ famous actor or sports star. That’s silly. I think names should have a meaning. In the West, people ________________ what ________________. In many countries, each name has a special meaning.

  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 NAMES SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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