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  THE TAPESCRIPT

There is no excuse for rudeness. I don’t understand why people have to be rude. Being polite is a much better way to get things done. If you are rude, the other person will not want to deal with you. It’s not very productive. It probably makes the rude person feel better, who knows? The one place I think there’s no place for rudeness is in stores, hotels, call centres, etc. People in customer service should never be rude. But they are. How many times have you been in a shop and the sales assistant is chewing gum, talking on their mobile phone and totally ignoring you. This makes me want to complain to the manager. People are also rude on the roads. There are so many rude drivers around. I’d love to ask them why they are so rude.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

There _________________ rudeness. I don’t understand why people have to be rude. Being polite is a much better way _________________. If you are rude, the other person will not want _________________. It’s not very productive. It probably makes the rude person feel better, who knows? The one place I _________________ for rudeness is in stores, hotels, call centres, etc. People _________________ should never be rude. But they are. How many times have you been in a shop and the sales assistant _________________, talking on their mobile phone and totally ignoring you. This makes me want to _________________ manager. People are also rude on the roads. There are so many _________________. I’d love to ask them why they are so rude.

 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 RUDENESS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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