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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Most kids say they don’t like school. They say their subjects are boring or there’s too much homework. In fact, school is one of the best times of a person’s life. Think about it. The hours are short – usually just six hours a day. You have the opportunity to learn lots of really useful stuff. You get to do science experiments, learn a musical instrument and play sports. On top of that, you get loads of holidays. Oh, I nearly forgot, you also get to see and play with your friends five days a week. What is there not to like? OK, school lunches are not the best in the world but you can bring your own lunch. And yes, exams are stressful, but if you study, you’ll do well in them. I’d love to go back to school. If I had another chance, I’d try my best in every subject.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Most kids _____________________ school. They say their subjects _____________________ too much homework. In fact, school is one of the best times of a person’s life. Think about it. The hours are short – usually just six hours a day. You _____________________ to learn lots of really useful stuff. You get to do science experiments, learn a musical instrument and play sports. On top of that, _____________________ holidays. Oh, I nearly forgot, you also _____________________ play with your friends five days a week. What is there not to like? OK, school lunches are not the best in the world but you _____________________ lunch. And yes, exams are stressful, but if you study, you’ll do well in them. I’d love to go back to school. If I _____________________, I’d try my best _____________________.

 CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Most say kids school like don’t they. They say their subjects are boring or there’s too much homework. In fact, best is times one of of a the school person’s life. Think about it. The hours are short – usually just six hours a day. You to opportunity the have lots learn of really useful stuff. get You experiments science do to, learn play and instrument musical a sports. On top of that, you get loads of holidays. Oh, I nearly forgot, you also your with play and see to get friends five days a week. What is there not to like? OK, school lunches are not bring world the but best you in can the your own lunch. And yes, exams are stressful, but if you study, you’ll do well in them. I’d to back school love go to. If I had another chance, I’d try my best in every subject.



  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 SCHOOL SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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