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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Why do people quarrel so much? I hate quarreling. It’s such a waste of time, and it’s usually totally unnecessary. I know a few couples who quarrel non-stop. I really don’t know why they stay together. They quarrel and argue more often they speak to each other normally. Perhaps quarreling is their normal way of communicating. And the things they fight about is amazing, like whether Coke is better than Pepsi. They can get really angry about this. No. There are better things to do than quarrel and argue. I think you should reach an agreement with someone. If an argument looks like appearing, you should both walk away and come back in two minutes. I’m sure that would make a happier world.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Why do people __________________? I hate quarreling. It’s such a waste of time, and __________________ unnecessary. I know a few couples __________________-stop. I really don’t know why they stay together. They quarrel and argue more often they speak to __________________. Perhaps quarreling is their normal way of communicating. And the things they fight __________________, like whether Coke is better than Pepsi. They can get really angry about this. No. There are better things to do t__________________ han quarrel and argue. I think __________________ an agreement with someone. If an argument looks like appearing, you should __________________ and come back in two minutes. I’m sure that would make a happier 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 QUARRELING SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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