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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Isn’t smiling the best thing we can do in life. There needs to be more of it. I feel so happy if I go into a store and the assistant smiles. The world would be a much nicer place if everyone smiled. Unfortunately, not everyone smiles. Some miserable people I know always ask, “What is there to smile about?” I always smile when I hear this. It’s funny. There’s a lot to smile about. If you smile a lot, it shows you like life and are easy to get on with. People who do not smile are difficult to be with. I often smile to myself when I’m on my own. Walking in a garden or looking at children can make me smile. I always smile when I meet new people, but not everyone smiles back. Smiling is very important to me.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Isn’t smiling the best thing _______________. There needs to be more of it. I feel so happy if I go into a store and the _______________. The world would be a much nicer place _______________. Unfortunately, not everyone smiles. Some miserable people I know always ask, “What is there _______________?” I always smile when I hear this. It’s funny. There’s a lot to smile about. If you smile a lot, it shows you like _______________ to get on with. People who do not _______________ to be with. I often smile to myself when _______________. Walking in a garden or looking at children can make me smile. I always smile when I meet new people, but not ___________________. Smiling is very important to me.

 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 SMILING SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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