Assalamualaikum warahamtullahiwabarokatuh. Good morning, everyone. Today we are going to talk about SURPRISING NEWS.
Before we begin, I’d like to ask you some questions.
You can refer to the sample answer:
Without looking at the video script, please complete some missing words.
I am usually surprised when there is something beyond my __________, and I’ll become excited because it __________happens, but it turns out to be good news. For example, when suddenly a friend of mine gives me a birthday present that is surprisingly __________for me to find it.
That is absolutely right. __________surprising news makes you amazed because good luck __________comes to you, on the other hand, shocking news makes you depressed. For Instance, the news about an accident can make you frightened or shocked, but when no one hurts, it can be a __________.
Please complete the blanks. Do you have the same answers with a classmate next to you? Compare your answers with your partner and then watch the video to confirm by watching the following video:
1. I am __________ surprised when there is something beyond my expectation, and I’ll become excited because it rarely __________, but it turns out to be good news.
2. While surprising news makes you amazed because good luck __________ comes to you, on the other __________, shocking news makes you depressed.
3. For Instance, the ________ about an accident can make you frightened or shocked, but when no one ________, it can be a surprise.
5. Surprisingly, there are lots of ________ bargains, but they offer high quality of branded products, so they are ________ worth the money.
Interview a friend with the following questions:
After finishing your interview, watch the sample interview and complete the missing blanks without looking at the video script. However, you may read some parts of the video script only when you find difficulties:
Good morning. I have some surprising news _______ I moved to this new apartment. The _______ and the people are surprisingly _______, so there are lots of good things I can talk about.
I moved here five years ago. The first _______ news about this place was when I first _______ to this place. You know what? A family next to my room _______ a surprise party.
In fact, one member of the family was my close friend, and he got the news about my moving to this _______. We didn’t have any contact since we graduated from high school, so he _______ tried to get the information from my neighbor. It was a big surprise, because he and his family moved to this apartment much _______ than us. It was a welcome party that made me so excited.
Surprisingly, there are lots of real bargains from _______ markets nearby. The markets are in a small long street behind this building, but they offer high quality products with low prices, so they are certainly worth the money. For Instance, I bought a pair of _______ Jeans with one third price of the one at a shopping mall. There are some regular customers to these markets from the apartment, so we can _______ information with them about prices, the quality, the models, etc.
Absolutely. A friend of mine who lives next door is not the only person that is so friendly and _______. There is a cashier in a convenience store down stairs that makes me surprised. She used to be my _______ when we attended advanced English conversation class two years ago. She smiled, and said, hello what can I do for you?” It turned out to be a person that I knew pretty well. When I wanted to pay for some instant noodles, I realized that I didn’t bring my wallet. She said, “Don’t worry, I’ll use my _______ money. It Is on me because you treated me a cheese sandwich at the canteen next to the English course two years ago”.
Switch the role and make an interview again, but you can adjust or add the questions.
As you have finished making an interview, make a report of the interview result. Make some notes to prepare, and below are the examples. Watch a sample of reporting the result of an interview, when necessary, by watching the following video.
Watch a video clip and discuss the questions that follow. Neither look at the video script nor read the sample answers. However, you may replay or pause the video. You can also watch some vocabulary practices in this link when you need it.
He wants to make a surprise with a _________ gift which blows someone’s _________ very peacefully.
It _________ be something the parents feel with incredible gift you are _________.
We should find how _________ to select a surprise gift for the birthday requires _________.
The speaker advises _________ a surprise gift with _________ woman’s passion.
A unique gift is something that makes someone feel _________ with a precious but _________ item.
Compare your answers in groups. Check your answers by completing some missing words. You can turn to complete sample answers only when you think it is too difficult.
Help yourselves with extra vocabulary and useful expressions resources plus answers. Play, pause, or replay only when you think you need them. Add extra vocabulary or write useful expressions to prepare the project, and you may discuss the vocabulary only when you find difficulties with the meaning.
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However, you can skip this activity when you have sufficient vocabulary and useful expressions to develop your project, which can be a monolog, an interview, a conversation, or role-play.