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  THE TAPESCRIPT

You're in big trouble if you forget a wedding anniversary. Especially if it's your own. I wonder who would be in bigger trouble, the husband or the wife. Most people would expect the wife to remember her wedding anniversary and the husband to forget it. I'm not so sure. I think the man might be better at remembering. There's more pressure on him to buy flowers, book a restaurant, and generally do the right thing. If the guy is really clever, he'll choose a wedding day that falls on an easy-to-remember date. You should never really forget the big anniversaries. Ten years, 25 years, your golden wedding anniversary at 50 years. I hope to see my diamond anniversary – that's 60 years. Don't know what's after that. What's 100 years?

logo LISTENING GAP FILL

____________________ if you forget a wedding anniversary. Especially if it's your own. I wonder who ____________________ trouble, the husband or the wife. Most people would ____________________ to remember her wedding anniversary and the husband to forget it. ____________________. I think the man might be better at remembering. There's ____________________ him to buy flowers, book a restaurant, and generally do the right thing. If the guy is really clever, he'll choose a wedding day ____________________ easy-to-remember date. You should never really ____________________ anniversaries. Ten years, 25 years, your golden wedding anniversary at 50 years. I hope to see my ____________________ – that's 60 years. Don't know what's after that. What's 100 years?

logo 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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logo  WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about wedding anniversaries 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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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

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Write about wedding anniversaries for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other's work.

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logo 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 wedding anniversaries. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

4. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES POSTER Make a poster about wedding anniversaries. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES LESSON: Make your own English lesson on wedding anniversaries. 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, StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on wedding anniversaries. Share your findings with the class.

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