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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Everyone needs a pet. It’s really cool to look after an animal of some kind, or even a bird or insect. I’ve always had pets. When I grew up, we had three dogs, five cats, a tortoise and loads of rabbits. I lost count of the number of rabbits we had. Pets are really important for kids. Looking after a pet teaches the child responsibility. It’s cute looking at the way children play with their pets. They always seem to have so much fun. I wonder if pets like being pets. I think if I were a dog, it’d be a good life to be a pet. I get all my food given to me, I have somewhere warm and dry to sleep and I get to run and play lots. I suppose if you had a bad owner, that wouldn’t be good. One day I want an unusual pet like a tarantula or a scorpion.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Everyone needs a pet. It’s ___________________ after an animal of some kind, or even a bird or insect. I’ve always had pets. ___________________, we had three dogs, five cats, a tortoise and loads of rabbits. I lost ___________________ of rabbits we had. Pets are really important for kids. Looking after ___________________ child responsibility. It’s cute looking at the way children play with their pets. They always ___________________ so much fun. I wonder if pets like being pets. I think if I were a dog, it’d be ___________________ a pet. I get all my food given to me, I have somewhere warm and dry to sleep ___________________ and play lots. I suppose if you had a bad owner, that wouldn’t be good. One day I want ___________________ a tarantula or a scorpion.

 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 PETS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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