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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I like voting. It’s quite good fun. I feel quite important when I go to the voting station. It’s a shame it’s just once every four or five years though. I’d like to vote more. I think we should be able to vote on lots of things. If we had some voting software, we could vote every week on whatever the big issue is. I wish I had a vote when the Iraq War came. I think that war wouldn’t have happened if the people had a vote. I also think we should be able to vote when a criminal gets a sentence in court. The judge gives someone five years for murder and 25 years for stealing money. That’s wrong. Voting is part of living in a democratic country. It’s your country, so you should be able to have your say.

 LISTENING GAP FILL

I like voting. _________________. I feel quite important when I go to the voting station. _________________ it’s just once every four or five years though. I’d like to vote more. I think we _________________ to vote on lots of things. If we had some _________________, we could vote every week on whatever _________________. I wish I had a vote when the Iraq War came. I think that war wouldn’t have happened if the people had a vote. I also think we should be able to vote _________________ gets a sentence in court. The judge _________________ years for murder and 25 years for stealing money. That’s wrong. Voting is _________________ in a democratic country. It’s your country, so you should be able to have your say.

 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 VOTING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about voting 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 voting 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 voting. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about voting. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
4. VOTING POSTER Make a poster about voting. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.
5. MY VOTING LESSON: Make your own English lesson on voting. 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 voting. Share your findings with the class.

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