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The Tattoo

Index

Tattoos

Vocabulary

Listening 1

Pronunciation

Role play

Listening 2

Compare

Reflection

Tattoo stories

Vocabulary

What words do you associate with the picture?

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Tattoos

Which of these tattoos do you like most?Think of 5 reasons someone might get a tattoo.

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Most Common Reasons Why People Get Tattoos1. Remembrance - To remember someone or something that happened in their life.2. Group identification - To show that they are a part of a specific group or gang.3. Religious - To show that they follow a specific religion.4. Cultural - In some cultures tattoos show that a child has reached adulthood.5. Fashion - Because they think tattoos are attractive and make the person more attractive.6. Love - To show that they love someone.7. Cosmetic- To cover an area where they have a scar.8. Challenge - To some people, the pain involved is a challenge and having the tattoo proves their bravery.9. Attention - To some people, tattoos are a way of drawing attention to themselves.10. Pride in service - Many military people have tattoos to show that they have served their country.

Listening 1

Listen to this woman talking about her tattoo.Make notes of the key events in her story.

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Listening 2

Listen again and put the events from her story into the order they happened.

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Pronunciation

Listen to the sentences and try to write down the words.

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Tattoo stories

Choose one of these people.Try to invent the story behind their tattoo.

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Ask questions to find out about other students.How do you feel about tattoos?How are tattoos viewed in your country/culture?Do tattoos have any cultural importance?How do tattoos change your opinion of people?How much is too much?What would be a good reason for you to get a tattoo?What tattoo would you have? Where would you have it?Where would you never have a tattoo?Who do you know who has a tattoo? Why and where did they have it?

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Role play

Look at the image. What do you think is happening?Create a dialogue between the two characters as they discuss getting a tattoo.

No way!

Let's get tattoos.

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Reflection

Think about this lesson.What did you learn from this lesson?What would you like to remember about the lesson?What notes did you take during the lesson?What did you find out that you would like to share with a friend?

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