Hawking: Heaven is a ‘Fairy Story’ (Intermediate News Lesson)

ESL/EFL Level: Intermediate
Lesson Topic: religion, atheism
Skill Focus: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.25 hours
Lesson Plan Download: Hawking-God-Fairy-Story-Intermediate-17052011.docx
Lesson Overview:

  • The reading passage describe Stephen Hawking's view (rejection) of religion. It also touches on M-Theory and ends with a summary of Hawking's life.
  • Post-reading activities include a role-play scenario between a theist and a believer of the Big Bang theory.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions, comprehension questions, a vocabulary section, and discussion questions.

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Science ESL News Lesson Plan: Warm-up

1) How are people different from computers?
2) What are some things you would like to accomplish before death?
3) Are you afraid of the dark?
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One comment on “Hawking: Heaven is a ‘Fairy Story’ (Intermediate News Lesson)

  1. emily (Posted on 11-5-2013 at 20:15) Reply

    study hard and you will get things right fighting does not solve anything I am new at this

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