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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Sometimes I like the word ‘no’, and sometimes I hate it. It is a very powerful word, even though it has just two letters. I don’t like the word ‘no’ when I have been for a job interview and didn’t get the job. I also hate this word when I ask someone on a date. Then, hearing ‘no’ is like a kick in the teeth. I think I probably say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’. I love going out. I never say ‘no’  if anyone asks me to go to a club or go on a trip. I wonder how many ways there are of saying ‘no’. Sometimes you can say ‘no’ when you really mean ‘yes’. Other times, ‘no’ means ‘no’. I also like this small word because it fits into some interesting phrases, like ‘no-can-do,’ a ‘no-go area’ and ‘no way Jose’. My favourite is ‘that’s a real no-no’ – for things you must never do.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Sometimes I like the word ‘no’, and _________________. It is a very powerful word, even _________________ two letters. I don’t like the word ‘no’ when I have been for a job interview and didn’t get the job. I _________________ when I ask someone on a date. Then, hearing ‘no’ is like a _________________. I think I probably say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’. _________________. I never say ‘no’  if anyone asks me to go to a club _________________. I wonder how many ways there are of saying ‘no’. Sometimes you can say ‘no’ when _________________ ‘yes’. Other times, ‘no’ means ‘no’. I also like this small word _________________ into some interesting phrases, like ‘no-can-do,’ a ‘no-go area’ and ‘no way Jose’. My favourite is ‘that’s a real no-no’ – for things you must never do.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

Sometimes I like the word ‘no’, and sometimes I hate it. It is a very fueoprwl word, even though it has just two sttlree. I don’t like the word ‘no’ when I have been for a job vtinirwee and didn’t get the job. I also hate this word when I ask someone on a date. Then, hearing ‘no’ is like a kick in the tehet. I think I lpbobyar say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’. I love going out. I never say ‘no’  if anyone asks me to go to a club or go on a trip. I wnredo how many ways there are of saying ‘no’. Sometimes you can say ‘no’ when you ylelar mean ‘yes’. Other temis, ‘no’ means ‘no’. I also like this small word because it fits into some interesting shprsea, like ‘no-can-do,’ a ‘no-go area’ and ‘no way Jose’. My favourite is ‘that’s a real no-no’ – for higsnt you must never do.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Sometimes I like the word ‘no’, hate sometimes it I and. It is a very powerful word, just has it though even two letters. I don’t like the word ‘no’ when I have been for a the job and get job interview didn’t. I also hate this word when I ask someone on a date. Then, hearing ‘no’ is like a kick in the teeth. ‘yes’ I think I probably say more than ‘no’. I love going out. I never say ‘no’  if anyone asks me or go go to on a a club to trip. I wonder how many ways there are of saying ‘no’. Sometimes you can say ‘no’ mean ‘yes’ when you really. Other times, ‘no’ means ‘no’. I also like this small because word some into fits it interesting phrases, like ‘no-can-do,’ a ‘no-go area’ and ‘no way Jose’. My favourite is ‘that’s a real no-no’ – for never must you things do.



  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 NO SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about ‘no’ 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 ‘no’ 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 ‘no’. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about ‘no’. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. NO POSTER Make a poster about ‘no’. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY NO LESSON: Make your own English lesson on ‘no’. 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 ‘no’. Share your findings with the class.

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