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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Stress. Nasty thing. I hate being stressed but I’m not sure why. The stress disappears and then everything is back to normal. I need to tell myself that the stressful situation will be over soon. I wonder if people are more stressed today than they were 100 years ago. I think they probably are. There are more things to get stressed about these days – exams, money, jobs, trains, anything and everything. I get stressed when I have to meet a deadline and the time is running out. Fortunately, there are many things to do to get rid of stress. I reduce my stress by chatting with friends or going for a run. Life seems better then. Hmmm… I wonder what will give me stress next. I’ll get my running shoes ready so I can manage it.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Stress. Nasty thing. I ___________________ but I’m not sure why. The stress disappears and then everything is ___________________. I need to tell myself that the stressful situation will be over soon. ___________________ are more stressed today than they were 100 years ago. I think they probably are. There are more things to get stressed ___________________ – exams, money, jobs, trains, anything and everything. I get stressed when I have ___________________ and the time is running out. Fortunately, there are many things stress. I reduce my stress by chatting with friends ___________________. Life seems better then. Hmmm… I wonder what will give me stress next. I’ll get my running ___________________ manage it.

 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 STRESS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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