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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I wonder what life would be like without taxis. No one ever really stops to think how important taxis are. They are everywhere. Just think how convenient they are. All you do is walk out onto the street, raise your hand, and a cab stops. It then takes you anywhere you want to go. Hailing a cab in large cities is as easy as anything. I think everyone has a favourite taxi story. My best experience was with a Cairo taxi driver. I was late for a train. I told him I’d pay double if he could get me to the station in fifteen minutes. It was like a formula one race. We got there early and I gave him a big tip. I’m always amazed by London taxi drivers. They are called cabbies and know every street in London and the quickest way from A to B.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

I wonder what _________________ without taxis. No one _________________ to think how important taxis are. They are everywhere. Just think how convenient they are. All you do is _________________ street, raise your hand, and a cab stops. It then takes you anywhere _________________. Hailing a cab in large cities is as easy as anything. I think everyone has a favourite taxi story. My best experience was with a Cairo taxi driver. I was _________________. I told him I’d pay double if he could get me to the station in fifteen minutes. It was like a Formula One race. We _________________ and I gave him a big tip. I’m always amazed by London taxi drivers. They are called cabbies and _________________ in London and the quickest _________________.

 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 TAXIS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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