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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Pregnancy is a time of great emotion, and a bit of pain and discomfort. For most people, the news that a woman is pregnant brings great joy. I remember being too happy to speak. I phoned everyone I knew. From that very minute, your life changes. You start thinking about names and whether it’ll be a boy or a girl. Of course, you hope the pregnancy will be problem-free. The hospital visits are exciting. I loved looking at the ultrasound scans. It’s amazing to see the tiny baby move and see its heart beat. The later stages of pregnancy are the most difficult. This is when the mother wants the baby to come so she can take the weight off her feet. I reckon pregnancy is similar all over the world.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Pregnancy is a ____________________, and a bit of pain and discomfort. For most people, the news that a woman is pregnant ____________________. I remember ____________________ speak. I phoned everyone I knew. From that very minute, your life changes. You start thinking about names ____________________ be a boy or a girl. Of course, you hope the pregnancy will ____________________. The hospital visits are exciting. I loved looking at the ultrasound scans. It’s amazing ____________________ baby move and see its heart beat. ____________________ pregnancy are the most difficult. This is when the mother wants the baby to come so she can take the weight off her feet. I reckon pregnancy ____________________ the world.

 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 PREGNANCY SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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