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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Operations are amazing things – unless, that is, you’re having one. I always think it is incredible how doctors can cut people open and repair their body. It must take great skill. I can’t believe some operations can take over 12 hours. I’ve had a few operations in my life. I have very mixed feelings about them. My worst fear is that I’ll die. My biggest hope is that the operation will be successful and I’ll make a full recovery. I also think about how interesting it is. I like watching all the things the doctors and nurses do before the operation. I’m really nervous, but it’s like being in the middle of a TV documentary. I once had an operation and I was awake for the whole thing. I could see lots, but I won’t go any further.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Operations _________________ – unless, that is, you’re having one. I always think it is incredible how doctors can _________________ and repair their body. It must _________________. I can’t believe some operations can take over 12 hours. I’ve had a few operations in my life. I have _________________ about them. My worst fear is that I’ll die. My biggest hope is that the operation will be successful and I’ll make _________________. I also think about how interesting it is. I like watching all the things the doctors and nurses do before the operation. _________________, but it’s like being in the middle of a TV documentary. I once had an operation and I was awake for _________________. I could see lots, but I won’t _________________.

  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 OPERATIONS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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