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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Suicide is a sad and terrible thing. The Bible said it’s one of the biggest sins, but I’m not so sure about that. People take their own lives for many reasons. They have lost their job, lost hope, lost everything in life. They have no one to turn to for help. I don’t really understand why people commit suicide though. Everyone has one person to talk to. I especially don’t understand why people kill themselves if they have family. That means they have a lot to live for. With the stresses of modern life, suicide is on the increase. There are even many online websites that help you through suicide. I think it’s a tragic part of society. No one should ever be so sad and without hope that they end their life.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Suicide is a ___________________. The Bible said it’s one of the biggest sins, but I’m not so sure about that. People ___________________ for many reasons. They have lost their job, lost hope, ___________________. They have no one to turn to for help. I don’t really understand ___________________ suicide though. Everyone has one person to talk to. I especially don’t understand why people kill themselves if they have family. That means they have ___________________. With the ___________________ life, suicide is on the increase. There are even many online websites that help you through suicide. I think ___________________ of society. No one should ever be so sad and without hope that ___________________.

 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 SUICIDE SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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