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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Silence is golden. I like this. It’s very true. It’s not often in our lives that we can enjoy moments of silence. Our world is very noisy. We rarely get the chance to have some peace and quiet. I think we all need some quiet time. We need to think about life. A great place to go for some silence is the top of a mountain or the middle of the desert. You can’t hear anything, except sometimes the wind or a bird. It’s really interesting when you are somewhere that is really silent. It makes you think about how much noise there is around us. There is a strange expression that says silence is deafening. This means it is so silent it really makes you think about the silence. It grabs your attention.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Silence is golden. I like this. It’s very true. It’s not often ___________________ can enjoy moments of silence. Our world is very noisy. We rarely ___________________ have some peace and quiet. I think we all need some quiet time. We need to think about life. A great place to ___________________ is the top of a mountain or the ___________________. You can’t hear anything, except ___________________ or a bird. It’s really interesting when you are somewhere that is really silent. It makes you ___________________ noise there is around us. There ___________________ that says silence is deafening. This means it is so silent it really makes you ___________________. It grabs your attention.

 CORRECT THE SPELLING

Silence is ndloeg. I like this. It’s very true. It’s not often in our lives that we can enjoy ontmmes of silence. Our world is very noisy. We lyerra get the chance to have some peace and quiet. I think we all need some quiet time. We need to think about life. A great place to go for some silence is the top of a auionmnt or the mddiel of the desert. You can’t hear anything, xetcpe sometimes the wind or a bird. It’s really interesting when you are owermehse that is really silent. It makes you think about how much noise there is around us. There is a trasgen expression that says silence is einfegdan. This means it is so silent it really makes you think about the silence. It grabs your tteionatn.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Silence is golden. I like this. It’s very true. It’s not often our in moments enjoy can we that lives of silence. Our world is very noisy. We get chance have rarely the to some peace and quiet. need quiet think all some I we time. We need to think about life. A great place to go for mountain a of top the is silence some or the middle of the desert. You can’t hear anything, except sometimes the wind or a bird. when interesting really It’s are you somewhere that is really silent. It makes you think about us much there around how noise is. There is a strange silence says that expression deafening is. This means it is so silent it the really you about silence makes think. It grabs your attention.



  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 SILENCE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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