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Sci-fi Article Class. Requires 'Alien army' document

Sci-fi Article Class. Requires 'Alien army' document

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Sci-fi article for 2 hour high-level ESL class. Requires 'alien army' newspaper document.
Sci-fi article for 2 hour high-level ESL class. Requires 'alien army' newspaper document.

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Published by: Jonathon Frame on Mar 23, 2009
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Science Fiction
A.Warm Up
 Talk in pairs about the following questions:1.How has science improved your life? Think of three examples and explain.2.Do you think science is more important than religion to many people?Why/why not?3.Tell your partner about an interesting sci-fi movie you have seen. Why wasit interesting? Was it believable? Why?
B Vocabulary
Below is the vocabulary for today’s lesson
Please match up the words: To be shaken (emotion)British slang for `soldier`(Military) barracksShort for
, a City in EnglandCorporala noisy disturbanceSquaddieA military/police rankTop BrassA main Motorway in the UShrops.Short for
, a British countyMind BogglingTo be shocked by somethingWorcs.Military accommodation for soldiersCommotionSlang for the high ranks opolice/militaryThe A5Something that defies logic, confusingCabaretA form of entertainment withmusic, comedy, and food/drink.
C: Alien Army (Article)
Science Fiction
1.What is the name of the newspaper that reports the sightings?2.Who is interviewed about his mobile phone recording?3.When did he claim to see the UFO?4.There were a few other sightings that evening as well - what other sightingsare mentioned?5.What type of newspaper do you think The Sun is?6.Do you believe the people in the news story saw UFOs? Why/Why not?
Science Fiction
D Listening Practice. Science Fiction: Commenting on the Here andNow
VocabularyGenreA category of art, music, or writing - a particular style orcontentScholarlyintellectualHypothesisa reasoned, intellectual proposalEvolutionDevelopment (of something)CommentaryA noun, meaning discussion (e.g. of current events orpolitics)LocaleLocation, site, spotFuture Fantastic”A utopian view of the future – in terms of technologyand society To suspend (one’s belief)To put ones common sense (and disbelief) `onhold`
Answer the following question. Make sure to provide a reason for youranswer..
We are going to listen to an article called “Science Fiction: Commenting on theHere and Now.” What do you think the article will be about?1.Listen to the article, which is almost five minutes long. Listen only, anddon’t worry about understanding everything.2.Listen once more, and try to understand the general information of eachparagraph. In your head
explain a paragraph’s main idea in one or twosentences. Write your paragraph summaries after you have listened to thewhole article. Listen again, check your answers, and compare your answerswith a partner.
:E.g. Paragraph 1:
Traditional definitions for science fiction are mentioned

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