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  THE TAPESCRIPT

When I was a kid, I had never heard of software. If someone showed me this word, I would have no idea what it meant. Today, of course, it’s probably one of our most commonly used words. We can’t live nowadays without software. We need an operating system to run our computers. Then we need software to make documents, store our music and photos, play games, surf the Internet, and a million other things. Without software, the world would probably stop. The great thing about software is that it gets better and better. A few years ago, software didn't do much. It was very simple. Today, there’s very little software cannot do. I’m not sure what my favourite software is. There’s too much to choose from.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

When I was a kid, I _____________________ software. If someone showed me this word, I would have no _____________________. Today, of course, it’s probably one of our _____________________ words. We can’t live nowadays without software. We need an operating _____________________ our computers. Then we need software to make documents, store our music and photos, play games, surf the Internet, and a _____________________. Without software, the world would probably stop. The great thing about software is _____________________ and better. A few years ago, software didn't do much. It was very simple. Today, there’s very little _____________________. I’m not sure what my favourite software is. _____________________ choose from.

 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 SOFTWARE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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