Listen A Minute.com
Listening + 9-Page Handout + Quizzes on the Winter Olympics

HOME  |   Donate   |   000s More Lessons   |   My 1,000 Ideas e-Book
 

 
DOWNLOADS

 

E-mail this lesson to someone who would like to use it in classroom or study with it.

Follow this site on Facebook.

 

  THE TAPESCRIPT

I think the Vancouver Winter Olympics will be really special. It’s such a great place to have the event. I’m not sure if I like the winter or summer Olympics better. I’d rather be a competitor in the summer games – it’s warmer. The winter Olympics are definitely the most beautiful. Looking at skiers come down a snowy slope against a blue sky is a wonderful sight. I also love the winter Olympics because of the skating. It’s amazing watching the speeds the speed skaters reach – they’re so fast. I also think the figure skaters put on a fantastic show. Another winter Olympic event I like is the luge – I think people have to be crazy to sit on almost nothing and shoot down an ice tunnel at high speeds. I wonder who will win the most gold medals. Maybe it’ll be Norway, or Russia.


 
 

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I think the Vancouver Winter Olympics will be really special. It’s _________________ to have the event. I’m not sure if I like the winter or summer Olympics better. _________________ competitor in the summer games – it’s warmer. The winter Olympics are _________________ beautiful. Looking at skiers come _________________ slope against a blue sky is a wonderful sight. I also love the winter Olympics because of the skating. It’s amazing _________________ the speed skaters reach – they’re so fast. I also think the figure skaters _________________ show. Another winter Olympic event I like is the luge – I think people have to _________________ almost nothing and shoot down an ice tunnel _________________. I wonder who will win the most gold medals. Maybe it’ll be Norway, or Russia.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

I think the Vancouver Winter Olympics will be really piealsc. It’s such a great place to have the evnte. I’m not sure if I like the winter or summer Olympics better. I’d rather be a competitor in the summer games – it’s rwaemr. The winter Olympics are definitely the most beautiful. Looking at skiers come down a wosny slope against a blue sky is a wonderful stihg. I also love the winter Olympics because of the skating. It’s zaimnga watching the esdeps the speed skaters reach – they’re so fast. I also think the iuferg skaters put on a fantastic show. Another winter Olympic event I like is the luge – I think people have to be rzcay to sit on almost nothing and shoot down an ice tunnel at high speeds. I wonder who will win the most gold mdlaes. Maybe it’ll be Norway, or Russia.



 

  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I think the Vancouver Winter Olympics will be really special. place have such great to It’s a the event. I’m not sure if I like the winter or summer Olympics better. be competitor the rather a in I’d summer games – it’s warmer. The winter Olympics are definitely the most beautiful. Looking down come skiers at snowy a slope against wonderful a sky a sight blue is. I also love the winter Olympics because of the skating. It’s amazing watching the reach skaters speed the speeds – they’re so fast. I also think the figure skaters put on a fantastic show. Another winter Olympic event I like is the luge – I have people think sit to crazy be to on almost nothing down shoot and high at tunnel ice an speeds. I wonder who win most medals will the gold. Maybe it’ll be Norway, or Russia.



  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________

Copyright © www.listenAminute.com

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________

  STUDENT WINTER OLYMPICS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about the Vancouver Winter Olympics 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.

 

STUDENT 1

_____________

STUDENT 2

_____________

STUDENT 3

_____________

Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • 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.

  WRITING

Write about the Winter Olympics for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

  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 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

4. VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS POSTER Make a poster about the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on the Vancouver Winter Olympics. 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 or any other social media tool to get opinions on the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Share your findings with the class.

 


Copyright 2009-2014 by Sean Banville | Privacy Policy | Donate | Links