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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Public relations is becoming a more and more important part of every company. The PR department in some companies is huge. People in PR have to work hard in getting the company’s name out there. I guess sometimes they have to lie. I’m not sure if a lot of PR staff actually believe the advertising of their company. Public relations is also now a huge part of government. The PR of presidents and prime ministers is carefully managed. A lot of taxpayers money is spent on making sure the leader always looks and sounds good. They must always say the right thing and have the perfect image. What a waste of money. When something goes wrong, it’s called a public relations disaster. That means most governments are public relations disasters.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Public relations ________________________ more important part of every company. The PR department in some companies is huge. People _____________________ in getting the company’s name out there. I guess _____________________ to lie. I’m not sure if a lot of PR _____________________ the advertising of their company. Public relations is also now a huge part of government. The PR of presidents and prime ministers _____________________. A lot of taxpayers money is spent on making sure the leader _______________________ good. They must always say the right thing and _____________________. What a waste of money. When _____________________, it’s called a public relations disaster. That means most governments are public relations disasters.

 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 PUBLIC RELATIONS SURVEY

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

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

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

5. MY PUBLIC RELATIONS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on public_relations. 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 public_relations. Share your findings with the class.

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