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  THE TAPESCRIPT

What would we do without technology? Would we still be living in caves? Probably. I think there are two main kinds of technology. The kinds before and after computers. When we think about technology before computers, it was quite basic. It was all mechanical. Things like steam trains and fridges. At the time, that was cutting edge technology. But, today’s technology is really cutting edge. It’s the kind of technology that is out of date as soon as it hits the shelves. I love this. It’s so exciting seeing it all happen. I love reading about what technology we’ll have in the future, and then buy it a few years later. It’s like buying technology from science fiction movies. I’d love to live to be 200 so I can see what technology is around then.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

What ____________________ technology? Would we still be living in caves? Probably. I think there are two ____________________ technology. The kinds before and after computers. When we think about technology before computers, it ____________________. It was all mechanical. Things like steam trains and fridges. At the time, that ____________________ technology. But, today’s technology is really cutting edge. It’s the kind of technology that ____________________ soon as it hits the shelves. I love this. It’s so exciting seeing it all happen. I love ____________________ technology we’ll have in the future, and then buy ____________________. It’s like buying technology from science fiction movies. I’d love to live to be 200 so I can see what technology ____________________.

 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 TECHNOLOGY SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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