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  THE TAPESCRIPT

The best thing about living in a country that has four seasons is summer. Everyone looks forward to it. Summer is a time when we have picnics in the park and the sky is always blue. I go to the beach a lot in the summer and go hiking. It can never get too hot. I live in a country where summers are nice. I’m not sure if I could live somewhere where summers are unbearable. I like shopping for summer clothes. I usually wait until autumn when summer clothes are on sale. They’re not really in fashion for the next summer, but I don’t care. One thing I don’t understand about summer is summer holidays. Everyone I know goes to a warm country in the summer. That’s crazy. It’s warm here. Why not go to a warm country in the winter?

 LISTENING GAP FILL

The best thing about living __________________ has four seasons is summer. Everyone looks forward to it. Summer is a time when we have __________________ and the __________________. I go to the beach a lot in the summer and go hiking. It __________________ hot. I live in a country where summers are nice. I’m not sure if I __________________ where summers are unbearable. I like shopping for summer clothes. __________________ autumn when summer clothes are on sale. They’re not __________________ for the next summer, but I don’t care. One thing I don’t understand about summer is summer holidays. Everyone I know __________________ country in the summer. That’s crazy. It’s warm here. Why not go to a warm country in the winter?

 CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

The best thing about living in a country that has four seasons is summer. Everyone looks forward to it. Summer we is have a picnics time in when the park and the sky is always blue. I go to the beach a lot in the summer and go hiking. It can never get too hot. I live in nice are summers where country a. I’m not sure if I could live somewhere are where unbearable summers. I like shopping for summer clothes. I usually wait until autumn on are clothes summer when sale. They’re not really in fashion for the next summer, but I don’t care. One thing I is summer about understand don’t summer holidays. Everyone country summer goes warm the know a in I to. That’s crazy. It’s warm here. Why warm a to go not country in the winter?



  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 SUMMER SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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