Your English 35 End of the World Pt2
I hope this recording (part 2 following podcast 34) with both a continuous reading and a listen & repeat part will help you to progress. This subject is still very up to date and addresses one of the many issues we are faced with today—the influence of the media in our lives. This is the story of a radio play by Orson Welles that made Americans believe Martians had come to make war on the world. After the listen & repeat part there are discussion questions that students can take down in dictation and then discuss in class.
The transcript} and the oral exercises for pair work are to be found in both the DVD and the downloadable versions of QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book}. They are part of the 1,500 files available in this digital book. The script in DOC format is also to be found in a pack of "Your English" scripts available in the store for a minimal fee.
If at the end of all the work on this listening comprehension in two parts, you wish to have a deeper debate on this controversial topic you can have a look at the PDF below "Your English 35 What medias make us believe". This is for advanced students, who are open-minded.
Whatever the level of your students this listening comprehension in two parts will help them learn useful structures and get them speaking.
Your English 35: "End of the World Pt2"
For a debate on a controversial subject with advanced students
For advice about use of scripts for pair work in class, see Your English No. 1 and sample script.