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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Everybody likes picnics. Going on a picnic seems to be a popular activity all over the world. Having a picnic makes everyone happy. There’s usually lots of delicious food and somewhere nice to eat it. I think it’s interesting to see the different things people take on picnics. In England, people take a picnic basket full of sandwiches and cake. In India, people take small metal containers of curry. In Japan, people take square boxes of food that are beautifully presented. I think it’s easy to tell where picnickers are from just from looking at what they bring to the picnic. The great thing about picnics is that they are outside and you can eat and feel the warm sun. I’ve never heard of picnics in the snow, although I guess they might happen somewhere.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Everybody likes picnics. _________________ seems to be a popular activity all over the world. Having a picnic makes everyone happy. There’s _________________ food and somewhere nice to eat it. I think it’s interesting to see the different things ___________________. In England, people _________________ full of sandwiches and cake. In India, people take small metal containers of curry. In Japan, people take _________________ food that are beautifully presented. I think it’s easy to tell where picnickers ___________________ looking at what they bring to the picnic. The _________________ picnics is that they are outside and you can eat and feel the warm sun. I’ve _________________ picnics in the snow, although I guess they might happen somewhere.

 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 PICNICS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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