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 THE TAPESCRIPT

The United Nations is a very important organization. It was started after World War II to help keep peace in the world. Nearly every country on Earth is a member of the UN. Some countries want to be but can’t because other countries say they aren’t countries. This includes places like Taiwan and Palestine. I think the UN works pretty well. There are lots of arguments between countries, but that’s normal. The biggest arguments seem to be between America, China and Russia. They never seem to agree. There are so many parts to the UN. There’s the Security Council and the General Assembly. These are the two most important parts. But then there are the umbrella agencies like UNICEF and UNESCO.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

The United Nations _____________________ organization. It was started after World War II to help _____________________. Nearly every country on Earth is a member of the UN. Some countries want to be but can’t because other countries _____________________ countries. This includes places like Taiwan and Palestine. I think the UN _____________________. There are lots of arguments between countries, but that’s normal. The biggest _____________________ to be between America, China and Russia. They _____________________ agree. There are so many parts to the UN. There’s the Security Council and the General Assembly. These are the _____________________ parts. But then there are the _____________________ like UNICEF and UNESCO.

 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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 THE UNITED NATIONS SURVEY

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

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

4. THE UNITED NATIONS POSTER Make a poster about the United Nations. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY UNITED NATIONS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on the United Nations. 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 The United Nations. Share your findings with the class.

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