Deeds of Variation

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					                                                                              Elementary 
Good words on good deeds                                                    Middle School
                                                                             High School

Overview
Doing good deeds makes the world a better place for all of us. In this
activity, students will hear, read, write, and interpret a number of
memorable quotes about doing good deeds. Let’s hope it makes them good
deed doers!



                                      Two-in-One!
                           The Variations section allows you to
                            adjust the level of this activity for
                             less or more advanced learners.




Use this activity for         Connections                      Materials
   listening practice           Doosan High                      quotes on good
                                  Lesson 2                          deeds (attached)
   dictation
                                                                   difficult vocabulary
   vocabulary
                                                                    (attached)
   writing practice




Procedures
1. Before doing this activity, make sure you have covered the stories in
   your textbook about people doing good deeds for the community.
2. Tell students to take out a piece of paper and number it from 1 to 5.
   Explain that you will dictate 5 quotes about doing good deeds and that
   their job is to copy down exactly what you say. There are many more
   than 5 quotes on the attached page; choose those you like.
3. After dictating the 5 sentences, have students work at their desks with
   a partner to compare and improve their dictation. Then ask for 5
   volunteers to write the 5 sentences on the blackboard.
4. Make any necessary corrections at the board and have students try to
   guess any unfamiliar vocabulary from context. Explain any
   difficult vocabulary they cannot guess.
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        Foreign Language Education. For more information visit – www.gifle.go.kr.
Good words on good deeds (page 2)                         Doosan High Lesson 2

Variations
    You can make this activity more challenging by asking each student or
     each pair of students to choose one quote that they especially like and
     to write a paragraph in English explaining in their own words what they
     think the quote means and why they like it or why they think it is true
     (or false). Collect and give written feedback.
    You can vary this activity in another way by having your students work
     with a partner. Pair your students, matching a weaker learner with a
     stronger learner. Give the weaker student a piece of paper with some
     of the quotes on it; that student should dictate the sentences to the
     student with the stronger skills. When they have finished, they can
     work together to make corrections. And then variation #1 (above) is
     still an option.




                                            --
    Produced through a partnership between UW-Madison and the Gyeonggi-do Institute for
         Foreign Language Education. For more information visit – www.gifle.go.kr.
Good words on good deeds (page 3)                       Doosan High Lesson 2




Quotes
A good deed is never lost.

He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship.

Good works make the man.

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what
we are.

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine them.

Ambition and love are the wings to a good deed.

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

We are the children of our own deeds.

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh
less than a single lovely action.

Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning.

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.

The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.

Good deeds from good intentions flow.

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.

The best portion of a good man’s life—his little, unremembered acts of kindness
and love.

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious
design of doing me good, I would run for my life.

As for doing good, I have tried it and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that
it does not agree with my constitution.

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.


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  Produced through a partnership between UW-Madison and the Gyeonggi-do Institute for
       Foreign Language Education. For more information visit – www.gifle.go.kr.
Good words on good deeds (page 4)                      Doosan High Lesson 2




Difficult vocabulary

to sow – to plant

to reap – to harvest

wrought – made

instinctively – without thinking

sentiments – feelings

noble – very good, of very good principles

depression – feeling sad

glorious – full of glory, beautiful

constitution – personality

conscious – intentional

to accomplish – to do

worthwhile – important, valuable

intentions – purposes

to flow – to move quickly and smoothly




                                         --
 Produced through a partnership between UW-Madison and the Gyeonggi-do Institute for
      Foreign Language Education. For more information visit – www.gifle.go.kr.

				
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