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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Transplants are amazing. It’s incredible to think how much doctors can do. A few decades ago, doctors conducted the first heart transplant. It was headline news. It was like a medical revolution, the greatest breakthrough in science. Today, thousands of heart transplants take place around the world every day. No more headlines. What makes the headlines today is a face transplant. That’s weird. Imagine waking up one day and you have another person’s face. It’s great though. The face transplants that have taken place have totally changed lives. I wonder what other transplants we'll have next. What would a brain transplant do? That would be really scary. This would be the same as having a personality transplant.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

Transplants are amazing. It’s ___________________ how much doctors can do. ___________________, doctors conducted the ___________________. It was headline news. It was like a medical revolution, the ___________________ in science. Today, thousands of heart transplants take place around the world every day. No more headlines. What ___________________ today is a face transplant. That’s weird. ___________________ one day and you have another person’s face. It’s great though. The face transplants that have taken place have ___________________. I wonder what other transplants we'll have next. What would a brain transplant do? That would ___________________. This would be the same as having a personality transplant.

 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 TRANSPLANTS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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