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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Zoos are very interesting, but I'm not sure if I agree with them. I like looking at the animals, but I always feel sorry for them. They usually look sad. Most of the time they are in tiny cages. They must miss the wild. I think animals need freedom as much as we do. Zoo bosses argue zoos are an important way of educating children. Of course, that's true. However, with the Internet and television documentaries, there are many other ways children can learn about animals. Zoos also argue they are necessary to save endangered species. That may be true too, but most of the animals in zoos are not in danger of extinction. I suppose zoos are OK if they only have endangered animals and breed them for the wild.

logo LISTENING GAP FILL

Zoos are very interesting, but I'm not (1) __________________ with them. I like looking at the animals, but I always feel sorry for them. They (2) ___________________. Most of the time they are in tiny cages. They must (3) ___________________. I think animals need freedom as much as we do. Zoo (4) ___________________ zoos are an important way of educating children. Of course, that's true. However, with the Internet and television documentaries, there are (5) ___________________ children can learn about animals. Zoos also argue they are necessary to (6) __________________ species. That may be true too, but most of the animals in zoos are (7) ___________________ of extinction. I suppose zoos are OK if they only have endangered animals and (8) ___________________ for the wild.

logo CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Zoos are very interesting, sure not I'm but with agree I if them. I like looking at the animals, but I always feel sorry for them. They usually look sad. Most of the time they are in tiny cages. miss They the must wild. I think as freedom need animals do we as much. Zoo bosses argue zoos children an way educating are important of. Of course, that's true. However, with the Internet and television documentaries, there are many other ways children about can animals learn. Zoos also argue they are species endangered save to necessary. That may be true too, animals are but the zoos in of in not most danger of extinction. I suppose zoos are OK if they only have and animals endangered wild the for them breed.



  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 STUDENT ZOOS SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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