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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Teddy bears are very important. They play a special role in our society. The funny thing is, they have been with us for less than a hundred years. Of course, when we think about teddy bears, we think about children. I think it’s impossible for a child to grow up without a teddy bear. Unfortunately, today, teddy bears have a lot of competition. There are lots of stuffed animals to choose from in toy stores. I would much rather have a traditional teddy than a Mickey Mouse or a soft toy cat. Teddy bears are not just for children. Adults have them too. Boyfriends and girlfriends buy them for each other as gifts. I’m 49 and I have a teddy bear of my favourite soccer club, but we’ll keep that a secret.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Teddy bears are very important. They _______________ in our society. The _______________, they have been with us for less than a hundred years. Of course, when we think about teddy bears, we think about children. I think it’s impossible for a child to _______________ a teddy bear. Unfortunately, today, teddy bears have a lot _______________. There are lots of stuffed animals to choose from in toy stores. I would _______________ a traditional teddy than a Mickey Mouse or a soft toy cat. Teddy bears are _______________ children. Adults have them too. Boyfriends and girlfriends buy them for each _______________. I’m 49 and I have a teddy bear of my favourite soccer club, but we’ll _______________.

 CORRECT THE SPELLING

Teddy bears are very important. They play a paseicl role in our society. The funny thing is, they have been with us for less than a denudrh years. Of course, when we think about teddy bears, we think about children. I think it’s libssemoip for a child to grow up without a teddy bear. Unfortunately, today, teddy bears have a lot of iotopmitecn. There are lots of fsftued animals to choose from in toy stores. I would much rather have a noatdtialri teddy than a Mickey Mouse or a soft toy cat. Teddy bears are not just for nhelrcdi. lutdsA have them too. Boyfriends and girlfriends buy them for each other as isgtf. I’m 49 and I have a teddy bear of my favourite soccer club, but we’ll keep that a rcseet.



  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 TEDDY BEARS SURVEY

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

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

4. TEDDY BEARS POSTER Make a poster about teddy bears. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY TEDDY BEARS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on teddy bears. 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 teddy bears. Share your findings with the class.

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