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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Trains are great. They must be the best way to travel. It’s so nice sitting on the train seat, stretching your legs and looking out the window. I love looking at the world go by from the train window. Taking a train in another country is even better. It’s like being in a movie. I’ve always loved trains. I love the sound, smell and motion. Usually, catching a train means going somewhere nice. Most of my train journeys have been to different cities, often on vacation. I’m not so keen on commuter trains, especially crowded, rush-hour subway trains. Everybody looks miserable because there’s no space and people are on their way to work. My dream is to take all of the world’s great train journeys.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Trains are great. They must be the _________________. It’s so nice sitting on the train seat, _________________ and looking out the window. I love looking at the world _________________ train window. Taking a train in another country is even better. It’s like being in a movie. I’ve always loved trains. I love the sound, smell and motion. Usually, _________________ means going somewhere nice. Most of my train journeys have been to different cities, often on vacation. _________________ commuter trains, especially _________________ subway trains. Everybody _________________ because there’s no space and people _________________ work. My dream is to take all of the world’s great train journeys.

 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 TRAINS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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