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Thanks to ALL!!
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Save Our Souls- or At Least Save Mine
You and a group of friends decide to take a holiday in Europe. When you are in France you decide to take a balloon trip over the Alps. You think it will be a fun way to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Unfortunately, things go horribly wrong. When you are thousands of feet above the ground your balloon develops a slow leak. What is worse is that ground control tells you that one of you will have to jump overboard so that the others can land safely.
There are five of you plus the pilot in the balloon.
Journalist: 42 years old
Dependents: Yes (elderly parents)
One of you is a respected syndicated international journalist. You have been reporting on world affairs for your country for many years. Your opinions are highly valued by your editor and your articles are widely read.
Monk: 33 years old
Dependents: Yes, everybody
One of you is a monk. You have a large spiritual following. People hang off your every word. Some people have told you that you have changed their lives forever bringing happiness and joy to their existence.
History Professor: 65 years old
Dependents: 90-year-old mother, youngest son and daughter.
One of you is a history teacher. You are a professor at a famous university. Your teachings on history are perhaps the most recognized in the world. People find your classes amusing, but more importantly they are influential in public policy.
Cancer Scientist: 35 years old
Dependents: Yes, elderly parents
One of you is a cancer scientist. Your research into the causes of cancer has led to the development of a number of drugs that have increased the chances of surviving cancer. You also lecture others in biochemistry.
Politician: 55 years old
You are a good politician. You are always trying to help your constituents. People respect your hard work and believe you are not corrupt. You have done a lot of good for your local community.
1. Read the profile you have been assigned.
2. In your group make an argument why you should not have to jump overboard.
3. Make an argument for why each of the others should jump overboard a head of you.
In your group note 4 reasons for and against your own survival:
1. __________________________________________________ __
Do the same for the other people.
Select somebody in your group to represent your team. This person must argue your position. Others can help them make their argument if itís appropriate.
My favorite grammar lesson involves comparing sentences to married couples - the husband/wife = the subject/verb. When it's time for direct objects, I bring in one of my daughters' baby dolls, and the "verb" gets to hold it. With a middle-school audience, it's a lot of fun.
Over the course of several classes, I go over basic sentence completeness, fragments and run-ons, and then sentence types.
The marriage metaphor creates interactions with grammatical concepts, and makes grammar lessons much less "ugh" for the students.
Email me for more details or let me know how it goes. More info about the lesson here
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. Thank you for your sharing with us your teaching experience.
Would you please give me some more suggestions on helping the students to improve their listening ability? Many thanks!