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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Phobias are interesting things. Some of them are very serious and can have a really negative influence on life. The most common phobias are the fear of open spaces or closed spaces and the fear of heights and flying. Doctors say all phobias are treatable. Phobias are irrational fears of something. There is no logical reason why someone is afraid of going outside or of flying. It’s all inside the sufferer’s head. I understand some phobias like the fear of flying, but not others. Some people are afraid of babies, or computers, and even of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. That phobia has a really long Latin name. I wonder if there’s a phobia about the English language. Perhaps that’s grammarphobia.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Phobias are interesting things. Some ________________ serious and can have __________________ on life. The most common phobias are __________________ or closed spaces and the fear of heights and flying. Doctors say all __________________. Phobias are irrational fears of something. There __________________ why someone is afraid of going outside or of flying. It’s all inside the sufferer’s head. __________________ phobias like the fear of flying, but not others. Some __________________ babies, or computers, and even of peanut butter sticking to the __________________. That phobia has a really long Latin name. I wonder if __________________ the English language. Perhaps that’s grammarphobia.

 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 PHOBIAS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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