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  THE TAPESCRIPT

What would life be like without weekends? I live for weekends. I love weekends. When Thursday arrives, I start getting excited. The end of the week is near. The good times are about to begin. The very second I finish work, the weekend starts. I totally get into weekend mode. I usually have a lot planned. I have to go out on Friday night. Everyone's out and having a good time. Saturday is a good day for doing things. I usually go somewhere interesting. For eight months of the year it's football season, so there's usually a good match on somewhere. Saturday is also the day I go to a nice restaurant. I meet my friends somewhere in town and we go and have a meal. I hate the end of the weekend.

logo LISTENING GAP FILL

What __________________ without weekends? I live for weekends. I love weekends. When Thursday arrives, I __________________. The end of the week is near. The good times are about to begin. __________________ I finish work, the weekend starts. I totally get into weekend mode. I usually have __________________. I have to go out on Friday night. Everyone's out and having a good time. Saturday is __________________ doing things. I usually go somewhere interesting. For eight months of the year it's football season, so there's __________________ match on somewhere. Saturday is also the day I go to a nice restaurant. I meet my friends somewhere in town and we go __________________. I hate __________________ weekend.

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

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

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

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

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