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  THE TAPESCRIPT

The idea of sweatshops makes me very angry. There’s nothing good about them. Very young children have to work in horrible factories that are bad for their health. They eat and sleep at the factories. Their bosses make them work up to 16 hours a day and sometimes beat them. Not just children, poor people too. The factory owners get rich because of the near slave-labour conditions. The worst thing about sweatshops is that lots of multinational companies buy the clothes and shoes made by the children. Companies like Gap and Nike have been in the news for exploiting children in sweatshops. I think these companies have a big responsibility to make sure their goods do not come from sweatshops.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

The idea of sweatshops _________________ angry. There’s _________________ them. Very young children have to work _________________ that are bad for their health. They eat and sleep at the factories. Their bosses make _________________ 16 hours a day and sometimes beat them. Not just children, poor people too. The factory _________________ because of the near slave-labour conditions. The worst thing about sweatshops is that lots of multinational companies buy the clothes and _________________ children. Companies like Gap and Nike have been in the news for ___________________ sweatshops. I think these companies have a big responsibility to make sure their goods _________________ sweatshops.

 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 SWEATSHOPS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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