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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Who likes perfume? It stinks. It’s one of the worst smells in the world. I hate it when someone walks past me with really strong perfume or cologne. It makes me feel a little sick and I worry about the chemicals in it. Why do people need to wear so much perfume? What’s the point? I thought the original idea of perfume was to cover the smell of our bodies when we didn’t take a bath. Everybody showers or takes a bath these days, so there’s no need for perfume. It’s also a waste of money. How can a tiny bottle of strong-smelling water cost so much? I think the perfume companies are making huge amounts of money. I wonder how many people agree with me on this. What do you think of perfume? Is it OK for men and women?

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Who likes perfume? It stinks. It’s ________________ smells in the world. I hate it when someone walks past __________________ perfume or cologne. It makes me feel a little sick and I worry about the chemicals in it. Why do people __________________ much perfume? What’s the point? I thought __________________ perfume was to __________________ our bodies when we didn’t take a bath. Everybody showers or takes a bath these days, so there’s no need for perfume. It’s also __________________. How can a tiny bottle of strong-smelling water cost so much? I think the perfume companies are __________________ of money. I wonder how many people __________________ this. What do you think of perfume? Is it OK for men and women?

 CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Who likes perfume? It stinks. smells worst the of one It’s in the world. when walks I it someone past hate me with really strong perfume or cologne. It makes me feel a little the sick I about chemicals and worry in it. Why do people need to wear so much perfume? What’s the point? I thought to was perfume of idea original the cover the smell of our take bath when didn’t a bodies we. Everybody showers or takes a bath these days, so there’s no need for perfume. It’s money of waste a also. How can a tiny bottle of strong-smelling water cost so much? I think the perfume are amounts making companies huge of money. I wonder how many people agree with me on this. What perfume of think you do? Is it OK for men and women?



  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 PERFUME SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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