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Student Kills 15 People At His School

In Germany something terrible happened at a school. An old student of the school went back and killed 15 students and teachers. He also injured lots of people. He was only 17 years old. He died too. He hijacked a car and drove to a shopping centre. There was a shootout between the police in a supermarket car park and the police shot him. No one knows why he did it. His father had a lot of guns in his house. The killer took one of the guns. His dad is in trouble with the police now.

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Why did he do it? I don’t understand why people shoot other people. It happens everywhere today. Every time I turn on the news there is another shooting. Sometimes I get worried. Maybe someone in my school will go crazy. Usually someone wants revenge. But if you are angry with someone, you should talk to them. People should talk more in this world. When I get angry with someone, everything is alright after we talk about things. I feel sorry for the dead students. They just wanted to go to school to learn.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

something terrible

a.

lots of people

2

An old student

b.

with the police

3.

He also injured

c.

happened

4.

a shootout between the

d.

he did it

5.

No one knows why

e.

of the school

6.

His dad is in trouble

f.

police

 

Paragraph 2

1.

I don’t understand why people

a.

more in this world

2

I turn on

b.

the dead students

3.

someone in my school

c.

shoot other people

4.

People should talk

d.

after we talk

5.

everything is alright

e.

the news

6.

I feel sorry for

f.

will go crazy


LISTENING GAP FILL

In Germany something _____________________ a school. An old student of the school _____________________ killed 15 students and teachers. He also injured lots of people. He was only 17 years old. He died too. He _____________________ drove to a shopping centre. There was a shootout between the police in a supermarket car park and _____________________. No one knows why he did it. His father had a lot of guns in his house. The killer took one of the guns. His dad _____________________ the police now.

Why did he do it? I don’t understand _____________________ other people. It happens everywhere today. Every time I turn on the news there _____________________. Sometimes I get worried. Maybe someone in my _____________________. Usually someone wants revenge. But if you are angry with someone, you should talk to them. People should talk more in this world. When I get angry with someone, _____________________ after we talk about things. _____________________ the dead students. They just wanted to go to school to learn.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

In Germany something (1) ____ happened at a school. An old student of the school went back and killed 15 students and teachers. He also (2) ____ lots of people. He was only 17 years old. He died too. He hijacked a car and (3) ____ to a shopping centre. There was a shootout between the police in a supermarket car park and the police (4) ____ him. No one knows why he did it. His father had a lot of guns in his house. The killer took one of the guns. His dad is (5) ____ trouble with the police now.

Why did he do it? I don’t understand why people shoot (6) ____ people. It happens everywhere today. Every time I (7) ____ on the news there is another shooting. Sometimes I get worried. Maybe someone in my school will go (8) ____. Usually someone wants revenge. But if you are angry with someone, you should talk to them. People should talk (9) ____ in this world. When I get angry with someone, everything is alright after we talk about things. I feel sorry for the (10) ____ students. They just wanted to go to school to learn.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

terrible

(b)

terribly

(c)

terribletwos

2.

(a)

injury

(b)

injuries

(c)

injured

3.

(a)

driving

(b)

drove

(c)

driver

4.

(a)

shot

(b)

shoot

(c)

shooting

5.

(a)

in

(b)

an

(c)

on

6.

(a)

another

(b)

other

(c)

others

7.

(a)

turn

(b)

twist

(c)

get

8.

(a)

crazily

(b)

craziness

(c)

crazy

9.

(a)

most

(b)

many

(c)

more

10.

(a)

dead

(b)

die

(c)

died


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

something rtrbelie happened

2.

He also eunijrd lots of people

3.

He cahjdiek a car

4.

There was a suhootot

5.

No one ksonw why

6.

His dad is in lbetrou

 

Paragraph 2

7.

I don’t tnndresuad

8.

I turn on the ensw

9.

I get rodierw

10.

someone wants eegnrev

11.

I get yrang

12.

go to school to aelnr


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

today. Every time I turn on the news there is another shooting. Sometimes I get worried. Maybe someone in my

(    )

park and the police shot him. No one knows why he did it. His father had a lot of

(    )

about things. I feel sorry for the dead students. They just wanted to go to school to learn.

1  )

In Germany something terrible happened at a school. An old student of the school went back and

(    )

killed 15 students and teachers. He also injured lots of people. He was only 17 years old. He died

(    )

talk to them. People should talk more in this world. When I get angry with someone, everything is alright after we talk

(    )

guns in his house. The killer took one of the guns. His dad is in trouble with the police now.

(    )

school will go crazy. Usually someone wants revenge. But if you are angry with someone, you should

(    )

too. He hijacked a car and drove to a shopping centre. There was a shootout between the police in a supermarket car

(    )

Why did he do it? I don’t understand why people shoot other people. It happens everywhere


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

terrible     at     school     Something     happened     a.    

2.

He     injured     of     also     lots     people.    

3.

years     was     17     old     He     only.    

4.

between     shootout     a     was     There     police     the.    

5.

trouble     His     with     dad     the     is     police     in.    

6.

people     why     people     I     shoot     don’t     other     understand.    

7.

news     the     on     turn     I     time     Every.    

8.

crazy     my     school     Maybe     will     someone     go     in.    

9.

talk     should     People     world     this     in     more.    

10.

I     students     dead     the     for     sorry     feel.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


WRITING

Write about guns for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about guns. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about guns. Include imaginary interviews with two people who are for and against guns. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to a gun owner. Ask him/her three questions about guns. Tell him/her your opinion on guns. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked. 

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