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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is an interesting saying. It’s very true. If you look at the world leaders with the most power, they are the most corrupt. When someone has so much power, they want more. Maybe power is like a disease. It eats into your brain and makes you want more. Once you have a lot of power, you forget about being a real human being. The usual story with people in power is taking lots of money from the country and forgetting about the people. It depends on the country, I suppose. The most powerful person in the world is the president of the USA. But in America, the president doesn’t actually have a lot of power. Every four years, Americans can vote a president out of power.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Power corrupts, and ____________________ absolutely. This is an interesting saying. It’s very true. If you look at the world leaders ____________________, they are the most corrupt. When someone ____________________, they want more. Maybe power ____________________. It eats into your brain and makes you want more. Once you have a lot of power, you forget about being a real human being. The ____________________ people in power is taking lots of money from the country and forgetting about the people. ____________________ country, I suppose. The most powerful person in the world is the president of the USA. But in America, the president doesn’t ____________________ of power. Every four years, Americans can vote a president ____________________.

 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 POWER SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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