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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Smoking is a terrible thing. There’s nothing good about it. I don’t know how cigarette companies can advertise their products. Cigarettes kill people. Smoking is not cool. Last century, cigarette companies tried to make people think it was. They even told people that cigarettes were good for your health. How ridiculous. Everyone today knows that smoking is one of the least cool things you can do. Unfortunately, cigarette companies are doing a good job of selling their products to children. Smoking is on the increase in countries like China and pretty much all over Africa. This is sad. Once people get enough information about the dangers of smoking, perhaps millions will quit this terrible habit.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Smoking is a terrible thing. There’s _________________ it. I don’t know how cigarette companies can advertise their products. _________________. Smoking is not cool. Last century, cigarette companies tried to make _________________. They even told people that cigarettes were good for your health. _________________. Everyone today knows that smoking is one of the _________________ you can do. Unfortunately, cigarette companies are doing a good job of selling their _________________. Smoking is on the increase in countries like China and _________________ over Africa. This is sad. Once people get enough information about the dangers of smoking, perhaps millions will quit _________________.

 CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Smoking terrible is thing a. There’s nothing good about it. I don’t know how cigarette companies can advertise their products. Cigarettes kill people. Smoking is not cool. Last century, to companies make tried cigarette people think it was. cigarettes that people told even They were good for your health. How ridiculous. Everyone today of that the smoking least is cool one knows things you can do. Unfortunately, cigarette companies are doing of job good a to products their selling children. Smoking is countries China the in like on increase and pretty much all over Africa. This is sad. Once people get enough smoking of dangers the about information, perhaps millions habit terrible this quit will.



  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 SMOKING SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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