Integrated Skills Program 2
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L5T2H - Building conversations
In this lesson, you're going to practise asking and answering conversation questions about stories in the news.
Task One: Let's do a quiz with some words to help us talk about today's topic. Choose the best word or words to complete each sentence.
1. The opposite of 'boring' is _____.
2. You usually need a passport to travel to _____ countries.
3. I use my phone to _____ the news three or four times a day.
4. To _____ something means to make it change.
5. The internet is a great place to find _____ what’s happening in the news.
6. _____ are important things that happen in the world.
7. If something is _____, it is happening now.
8. The main _____ of a story are usually who, what, where, when, and why.
Task Two: Watch the video and practise answering the questions.
Task Three: Choose the right words to complete the five questions.
1. How did _____ hear about the story?
Answer: I heard about it from my friend.
2. What are the main points _____ the story?
Answer: It’s about the search for life on other planets.
3. _____ do you think this story is interesting?
Answer: I think it’s interesting because it’s a bit scary.
4. Why do you _____ this story is important?
Answer: It’s important because it’s about a new kind of technology.
5. Will this news story _____ your life? Why?
Answer: No, it won’t because it’s happening far away from here.
Task Four: Sam is asking Jennifer some questions about news. Choose the best answers for Jennifer.
1. Do you prefer to watch, listen or read about current events? Why?
I prefer to read about them because you get more detail.
Yes, I follow the news closely because it's important.
I didn't watch it yesterday because my phone wasn't working.
2. How often do you check news stories?
I go to the big news organizations' websites.
I check them on my phone or on TV.
I check them about three times a day.
3. Do you prefer happy news stories or sad ones? Why?
I'd prefer to go and see it with my friends.
There are a lot of interesting stories on social media, but they're not all true.
I prefer happy ones because there's enough sad news already.
4. Who do you tell when you find a really interesting news story?
My friends tell me when they think it's important.
I usually tell my close friends.
I share one or two stories every day.
5. Do you prefer finding out about Thai news stories or foreign ones? Why?
I prefer finding out about Thai ones because they affect my life.
You can see news from all over the world on the internet.
Some people follow the news closely, but others say that it isn't really important.
Task Five: Watch the video and answer the questions with your own ideas.
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