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SUPORT DE CURS - LIMBA ENGLEZA-

CLASELE a V-a si a VI-a


NIVEL DE CUNOSTINTA: INCEPATOR








FORMATORI: RACOLTA CRISTINA
IONEL ANDREEA
LOCATIA: SCOALA GIMNAZIALA NR. 19 TUDOR ARGHEZI
GRUPE: 1,2,3,4,5
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UNIT 1
CELEBRITIES AT WORK

LEAD-IN:
Where are you from?; Is it a beautiful place?; Who is your favourite famous person?
READING:
Read the following text about the Martina Stoessel who plays the title role Violetta Castillo in the series Violetta:
Martina Stoessel is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the daughter of producer and director Alejandro
Stoessel and Mariana Muzlera, has a brother who is a year older named Francisco. Her birthday is on March 21
st
, 1997. She
begins her artistic training at a young age studying singing, piano, musical comedy, musical theater and dance.
She stars in films and sings. In 2010, she obtains the title role in the series Violetta, Violetta Castillo.
Stoessel sings the song forerunner of the series published on 5 April 2012 and entitled En mi mundo. For this role
she wins an award for "Female Newcomer".
Moreover she lends her voice to the character of Carrie in the dubbing of the Italian version of the film
Monsters University.
Martina is a friendly girl, who likes wearing smart clothes but also casual clothes. She is very keen on
spending her free time going shopping, doing sports. She hates wasting her time, but she enjoys travelling a lot.
Comprehension questions:
1. What nationality is Martina?
2. Where is she from?
3. How old is she?
4. What is the name of the character she plays?
5. What does she like wearing?
6. What does she hate doing?


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VOCABULARY PRACTICE
1. Match the countries to the nationalities.
a. France 1. Norwegian
b. Turkey 2. Irish
c. Spain 3. Polish
d. Poland 4. Dutch
e. England 5. Spanish
f. Finland 6. Greek
g. Norway 7. French
h. Greece 8. English
i. Holland 9. Turkish
j. Ireland 10. Finnish
k. Italy 11. Australian
l. Denmark 12. Japanese
m. Japan 13. Italian
n. Hungary 14. Danish
o. Australia 15. Hungarian
p. Portugal 16. Portuguese
2. Fill in the gaps with the correct nationalities.
a. The people who come from Madrid are..
b. The people who come from Dublin are..
c. Thor is from Helsinki. He is..
d. Hakan is from Ankara. He is.
e. Adam comes from London. He is.
f. Gianluca and Lucio are from Rome. They are..
3. Talk to your partner about your nationality and the country you come from/are from/he comes from/is
from. Use the names and countries in the above exercises.
Ex: Where are you from?/Where do you come from?/ What nationality are you?
4. Meeting People. Read the dialogue and complete it with the following lines.
Not much really.
Oh, all right.
Oh, I mean I only started last week. Its my first job. What about you?
That sounds interesting.
Yeah, nice to meet you too.
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Angela: Come on, Polly, theres someone Id like you to meet.
Liz: (a).
Angela: Dave, this is Liz. Shes in advertising too.
Dave: Oh, hi. Nice to meet you.
Liz: (b)..
Dave: And what do you do in advertising?
Liz: (c)
Dave: Sorry?
Liz: (d).
Dave: Me? Oh, well, Im working on a TV commercial for an internet bank at the moment.
Liz: (e)..
Dave: Yes, yes it is.
GRAMMAR PRACTICE
5. Work with your partner. Ask your partner if he/she likes doing these things. Answer with love, hate, enjoy, cant
stand.
Ex: You: Do you like playing tennis?
Partner: Yes, I love playing tennis. OR No, I hate playing tennis.
a. Doing Math homework
b. Taking medicines
c. Buying clothes
d. Travelling
6. Vienna Restaurant. Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple.
This restaurant is called Vienna. Ten people.(work)here. Julia Thomas is the owner. She
.(go) to the restaurant at four oclock in the afternoon. The waiters ..(arrive)at
half past four. They(set) the tables and(tidy) the kitchen. The chef, Pierre
Rousseau,(come) at five oclock. He..(prepare) the food for the evening. The
restaurant(open) at six oclock. Many people.(eat) here because the food is very
good. The restaurant.(close) at one oclock in the morning and at half past one Julia, the chef and
the waiters .(go) home.


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ACTIVITIES

The Olympic Torch

Imagine that the Olympic torch travels through as many countries as possible. Describe its journey from
the city where the Games last took place to the new venue. (GW) Use the capitals of the countries as destinations.
E.g. A-A Greek athlete carries the torch to Istanbul.
B- A Turkish athlete carries it to Tehran.
C- An Iranian athlete carries it to..
Get inspired from the flowing list of countries: Holland, the USA, Spain, Ireland, Japan, Finland, France,
Italy, Germany, Russia, Hungary, China, Egypt, England, Greece.

Loan words

Match the words with the languages they come from. (GW)
words languages
Anorak, tycoon, canoe, coach, bamboo, boss, lilac,
silk, vodka, zebra, tomato, yoghurt, whisky, piano,
pyjamas robot, kangaroo, mattress, mosquito,
yacht, sauna, bizarre
Japanese, Eskimo, Carib, Hungarian, Farsi, Malay,
Chinese, Swahili, Gaelic, Russian, Spanish, Dutch,
Finnish, Aborigine, Basque, Italian, Arabic, Turkish,
Hindi, Czech, Nahuatl, Dutch

Key:
1. Carib language is a dialect spoken in the Republic of Suriname whose official language is Dutch
2. Farsi language is spoken in Iran ( limba persana)
3. Swahili language is the official language of Kenya
4. Basque language is a dialect spoken in the north-eastern Spain and the south-western France (the province is
called Tara Bascilor)
5. Aborigine language is a dialect spoken in Australia
6. Nahuatl language is a language spoken in Central Mexico

MY MAGIC BOX
1. Too Many Chiefs and Not Enough Indians this is often used to describe a company where there are too
many managers and not enough people doing the actual work
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2. Beware of the Greek with a gift- means that you must be suspicious of presents from certain people who are just
looking for something from you.
3. Its all Greek to me we use this expression when we cannot understand something we read or hear
4. Chinese Whispers this expression is often used as a metaphor for mistakes and inaccurate information which
comes from rumours of gossip.
5. Talk for England when someone can talk for hours and hours

TASK: Following the model of the first idiom, draw your own images for the next ones.













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MY NAME IS..
I AM..YEARS OLD.
I LEARN AT SCHOOL..; I AM IN THE
TH
GRADE.
IVE GOT..EYES ANDHAIR.
I AM..METRES ANDCM IN HEIGHT.
MY HOBBIES ARE.
MY FAVOURITE SPORT IS..
I LIKE LISTENING TOMUSIC.
I ADORE.
I HATE.

FIND ME IF YOU CAN!!!!!






HANDOUT 1/unit 1
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MEETING PEOPLE

1. In each box, match the words in the two columns to make statements or questions.





















HANDOUT 2/unit 1
a. Theres someone
b. Paul, this is
c. Id like you
d. Vics
e. Nice to




in advertising.
Id like you to meet.
is Vic.
to meet Paul.
f. Are you
g. Do you like
h. How do you
i. What are you working on
j. What do
you do?
at the moment?
know our host?
what do you?
a friend of Vics?
k. Oh
l. That
m. What a
coincidence! Im an actor too.
really?
sounds interesting.
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MEETING PEOPLE
1. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences. Write them in the correct place in the conversation.






Sarah: Come with me, Micky. (a)
Micky: Oh, that sounds interesting.
Sarah: Yes, well (b)Joseph, this is Micky.
Joseph: Nice to meet you, Micky.
Micky: (c).
Joseph: What do you do?
Micky: Im a zoology student.
Joseph: Oh, really. (d)
Micky: I dont really know. Ive just got there. My course hasnt started. But what about you? What do you do?
Joseph: (e)
Micky: Oh, really. What do you teach?
Joseph: Zoology.
Micky: (f)..
Joe: Yes, I suppose it is.
Micky: (g)
Joe: Of course.
Micky: (h).
Joe: Yes, I suppose I am. But like you, Ive just started.

2. Imagine you meet your favourite famous person in the street. You are one your way to the mall. Create a dialogue
between you, your friend and the famous person, using the words and phrases in Handouts 1and 2 and the
following ones:
a/coincidence/./Thats
teacher/be/you/a/?/young/bit/Arent/to/a
a/ask/Can/?/I/question/you
?/Do/enjoy/studying/you/zoology
him/I/like/./think/youll
a/Im/./teacher
,/./meet/nice/to/too/Yeah/you
someone/Id/like/meet/./to/Theres/you

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Hello, I dont think weve met. Im ...
Pleased to meet you.
Nice to meet you, too.
May I introduce myself? My name is ...
Where are you from?/do you come from?
What nationality are you?
Good morning, Im ...
How do you do?
Can I introduce my friend? This is
Hello, .., this is.
Famous people
3. Match the info in the chart and write sentences:
NAMES COUNTRIES NATIONALITIES VERB
Fernando Alonso and
Rafael Nadal
Argentina German are
Kylie Minogue France Australian is
Laura Pausini Australia American is
Nicolas Sarkozy The USA Spanish is
Angelina Jolie and Brad
Pitt
Poland Dutch is
Ronaldo Spain French are
Maradona and Messi Italy Polish is
Vincent van Gogh Germany Italian is
Angela Merkel Holland Brazilian are
Marie Curie Brazil Argentinian is

Famous International symbols
4. What country is famous for..?
SYMBOL COUNTRY NATIONALITY
bullfighting
spaghetti
windmills
Koala bears
waltz
hamburgers
vodka
Mount Olympus
The great wall
Rio carnival


HANDOUT 3/unit 1
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Present Simple practice
1. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets and ask questions to the underlined words.
a. She alwaysto school by bus. (travel)
b. They..home from college until 4.15. (not get)
c. He sometimes..to French classes on Mondays. (go)
2. Find someone who..
a. Is exactly one month older than you are
b. Likes tea with lemon
c. Has a relative in the USA
d. Has 2 brothers and a sister
e. Gets up on weekdays before 7 oclock
f. Goes shopping at the mall
g. Always helps in the house
h. Has a pet
i. Cooks
j. Is good at painting
3.
A: I have the perfect son.
B: Does he smoke?
A: No, he doesn't.
B: Does he drink whiskey?
A: No, he doesn't.
B: Does he ever come home late?
A: No, he doesn't.
B: I guess you really do have the perfect son. How old is he?
A: He will be six months old next Wednesday.
4. _______________________________________________________________
A family of mice are surprised by a big cat. Father Mouse jumps and says, "Bow-wow!" The cat runs away. "What is
that, Father?" asks Baby Mouse. "Well, son, that's why it's important to learn a second language.
_______________________________________________________________
5. Home Project. Imagine you are a reporter for a famous magazine. Your boss wants you to interview a celebrity.
Write the interview with that very well-known person. (where she/he Is from, his/her nationality, hobbies etc.)





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UNIT 2 - My Favourite Outfit

A B
Activity 1. Speaking
Answer the following questions:
1. Are you a tidy person?
2. Do you think your friends are tidier than you?
3. Look at images A and B. What is the difference between the two pictures? Which room is tidier?
4. What do you do to keep your room tidy?
5. How often do you clean your room?

Activity 2.-Vocabulary practice-
Some words have good meanings and some have bad meanings. Write good or bad
in the chart below.
nice
good
ugly
bad
helpful
.
kind
..
shrewd

Envious punctual slow
cruel

Calm famous charming
lovely

Boring Clever Sad

Activity 3.-Vocabulary practice-
Fill in the gaps with the opposite of the adjectives in bold.
1. A: Is your mother a young woman?
B: No, shes quite ................ .
2. A: Is that bag heavy?
B: No, its very .............. .
3. A: Did Tom buy an expensive car?
B: No, he bought a ................ one.
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4. A: Does Sally wear short skirts?
B: No, she wears .................... skirts.
5. A: Do you live in a dirty flat?
B: No, I live in a ................. flat.
6. A: Is London an ugly city?
B: No, its a very ................... city.
7. A: Is Star Trek a boring film?
B: No, its a very ............................... film.
8. A: Do you have a light blue jumper?
B: No, I have a .................... blue jumper.

Activity 4 Adjectives. Degrees of Comparison
4A.

The Danube (2,860 km) Amazon River (6, 400 km) The Nile (6, 650 km)

The Danube is the shortest river.
The Amazon River is longer than the Danube, but shorter than the Nile.
The Nile is longer than the Amazon River.
The Nile is the longest river.
4B.

Johns car (15,000) Janes car (25,000) Bills car (50,000)

John owns the cheapest car.
Janes car is more expensive than Johns, but cheaper than Bills car.
Bills car is more expensive than Janes car.
Bill owns the most expensive car.
Adjectives - Degrees of Comparison
Short adj. (1 syllable) Long adj.
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Positive Short Expensive
Comparative shorter than more expensive than
Superlative the shortest the most expensive


REMEMBER:
good better than the best little less than- the least
bad worse than the worst much/many - more than the most
Look at the models above (4A and 4B) and fill in the blanks with the right form of the adjectives:
4C slow / fast

The bicycle is the .................... means of transport.
A car is ........................than a bicycle, but ..............................than a plane.
A plane is .................................... than a car.
The plane is the ...................................... means of transport.

Activity 5. -reading and writing-
Read the following dialogue and underline the adjectives. Can you find any comparative or superlative forms? If you do, mark
them using C /S.

Mrs Morgan: What is it, Lucy? Whats the matter?
Lucy: Kates piece of cake is bigger than mine!
Kate: Yes, but my strawberries are smaller.
Lucy: I dont care. I want a bigger piece!
Mrs Morgan: Dont be greedy, Lucy! Yours is exactly the same size as Kates.
Lucy: No, it isnt. Look!
Kate: Youre really annoying me, Lucy! Anyway, Im older than you!
Mrs Morgan: Please dont argue, you two. Lucy, eat up your cake and then get ready for bed.
Lucy: Oh! Its so early! Cant I go to bed a little later tonight? It is Saturday!
Mrs Morgan: No, you cant. Im sorry, Lucy, but youre going to bed right now!
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Activity 6.-writing-
Using the information in the dialogue above (activity 5), complete the sentences with one of the words in the box:
bigger smaller older later

1. Lucy thinks her piece of cake is .. than Kates.
2. Kate says her strawberries are .. than Lucys.
3. Lucy wants a . piece of cake.
4. Kate is five years .. than Lucy.
5. Lucy wants to go to bed .. because it is Saturday.

Activity 7 writing
Write the correct form of the word in brackets.
e.g. : This is the (fast) fastest car in the world.
This table is (low) lower than the one in my kitchen.
1. Shes the (good) student in the class.
2. Marys handwriting is (good) than Marks.
3. The weather is (bad) .. than it was yesterday.
4. This is the (bad) .. caf in town.
5. The blue flowers are (nice) .. than the red ones.
6. This is the (nice) movie I have ever seen.
7. Your chair is (comfortable) . than mine.
8. Janes bag is (heavy) . than Susans bag.
9. Sandra is the (beautiful) girl in the world.
10. Lemons are (expensive) than bananas.

*** Worksheet - Activity 8 Writing Find the words and match them with the pictures.

Activity 9 Reading, writing and speaking (in a clothes shop)

Read the dialogue below between a customer and a shop assistant. In pairs, write a similar dialogue about one of the items: a
pair of gloves, a pair of boots, a pair of jeans.
Perform the dialogue in front of the class.

S.A: May I help you?
C: Yes, I'm looking for a pair of trousers.
S.A: What colour would you like?
C: Black.
S.A: How about these?
C: Can I try them on?
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S.A: Of course. The fitting room's over there.
C: They're a little large. Have you got anything smaller?
S.A: These are smaller.
C: Great! I'll take them. Thank you!
S.A: Thank you! Have a nice day!




Activity 10 Writing
What is your favourite outfit? Draw a picture and write a short description of your favourite clothes!


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References Units 2,4,6,9,10 - see the last page of
Unit 10.












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*** Worksheet - Activity 8 Find the words and match them with the pictures.



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UNIT 3
EXCUSE ME, WHERE IS THE PACK OF WOLVES?

Lead in
1. What is your favourite animal?
2. Have you ever seen exotic animals? Give examples.
Reading

THE FRI ENDLY SAI GA

The Saiga antelope is a big animal populating the arid steppe regions of Central Asia. Scientists are trying to protect the
saiga antelope in Mongolias Gobi Desert by using high-tech GPS collars.
It has the head covered with thick woolly fur, dark yellow on the back. During the summer, the fur is reddish, while during
the winter it is thicker and grey-white. The woolly fur layer is made of long hairs, more resistant and shorter ones, soft and
fluffy.
It is remarkable by the big, flexible snout, with the nostrils oriented downwards with the purpose of having a good sense of
smelling, of controlling the body temperature, of heating the air during the winter and filtering the dust during the
summer. Its head is extremely big. Its feet are short and slender, the length of the body being 1 to 1,4 meters, the height of
60 to 80 cm, the weight around 29 to 69 kg, while the tail is 6 to 12 cm long. The males are usually bigger than the females.


Ten thousand years ago, saigas roamed from as far afield as the northern Yukon and Alaska to the United Kingdom.
However, today they are found only in Asia because of changes in climate, vegetation, and habitat.
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Poachers, or illegal hunters, kill them for their horns, which are used in medicine. A million of these antelopes lived on the
earth just 15 years ago, but only a few thousand survive today.

These animals live in big herds, preferring to roam around the semi-deserts and open steppes, eating different species of
juicy plants. Their capacity of running is very hard, at over 80 km per hour. The breeding season is in November. In the
spring of the following year, the females give birth to one or two cubs, who are given milk for approximately a few weeks.
These antelopes live up to 6 to 10 years. The biggest enemies of the antelope are the steppe carnivore animals and the
wolves. The youngsters often happen to be the victims of the eagles, foxes and ravens.
The antelope is part of the Bovidae family and it is a very vulnerable species.
Comprehension questions
1. Where do the Saiga antelopes live?
2. Why are they in danger?
3. What is the name for a family of Saiga antelopes?
True/False: Write T or F next to the following sentences.
1. The Saiga antelope lives up to 20 years.
2. The antelope is part of the family of cats.
3. These antelopes live in herds.
4. They are killed for their horns.
Vocabulary practice

1. Match the families of animals in Romanian to their correspondents in English. (collective nouns)
O cireada de vaci A swarm of bees
O herghelie de cai A flight of birds
O turma de oi A school/shoal of fish
O haita de lupi A flock of sheep
Un banc de pesti A pack of wolves
Un stol de pasari A herd of cows
Un roi de albine A herd of horses


2. Listen to your teacher imitating some animals and guess the sounds made by these animals:

1. Cows a. moo b. scream c. cry d. bark
2. Pigs a. mew b. howl c. grunt d. sing
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3. Mice a. squeak b. croak c. coo d. chirp
4. Donkeys a. bray b. neigh c. roar d. chirp
5. Cats a. mew b. grunt c. buzz d. crow

3. Look back at the text and underline all the plural forms of the nouns.
Regular plurals (countable)
Add s: car-cars, girls-girls, pig-pigs
Add es (to nouns ending s, -ss, -ch, -sh, -x, -o): bus-buses, church-churches, brush-brushes, box-boxes
Nouns ending in a vowel+y take s in the plural: boy-boys
Nouns ending in consonant+y take ies in the plural: family-families
Nouns ending in f or fe take ves in the plural: thief-thieves
Irregular plurals: -oo (sg) turns into ee (pl): goose-geese
Man-men, woman-women, child-children, deer-deer, sheep-sheep, fish-fish, ox-oxen, mouse-mice,
louse-lice

4. Write the words in plural in the correct box:
Bicycle, bus, cherry, knife, man, glass, child, house, apple, box, baby, watch, sheep, city, lady, boy, melon, goose,
wolf, calf, wife, dress
-s
-es
-ies
-ves
irregular


Together with your teacher, see unit 2 to remember the uncountable nouns.
ACTIVITIES
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5. Group Work. Imagine that a new animal appears on Earth. In your group, describe this new animal while your
group mates try to draw it following your description. Use plural nouns. Show it to the whole class.
6. Pair Work. Imagine you are an animal, but dont tell your partner which one. Continue the sentences and see if
your partner can guess what you are. You can use the following animals: bees, hippos, whales, snakes, spiders,
owls, bats, ostriches.






7. Project. Imagine you are an animal. Write about your life. Mention where you live, what you eat, what you look
like, how long you live for etc.

MY MAGIC BOX
Horse around

play roughly
make a beeline Go straight for something
let the cat out of the bag Reveal a secret
smell a rat Begin to suspect something tricky
straight from the horse's mouth Directly from the original source
Jokes
Q: What do you call a pig that does karate?
A: A pork chop.
What did the dog say to the hot dog bun? "Are you pure bred?"
What is the difference between a cat and a dog? Dogs think, "Humans are good, they feed me and take care of me, so they must be
Gods. Cats think, "Humans are good, they feed me and take care of me, so I must be God."

Handout 1/Unit 3
1. Write the plural form of the following nouns.



I live in
Im afraid of
During the day I..
I normally live for
At night I..
I can.
I eat..
.are afraid of me.
a. c. e.

b. d. f.

g.
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a. Duck
b. Ostrich (strut)..
c. Parrot.
d. Mouse..
e. Turkey.
f. Calf
g. Fox

2. Group Work. Talk with your group mates about animals.







Which of these animals is your favorite and why?
3. Reading practice. Read the following text and try to place the sentences beneath it in the correct gap.
1.
Dogs in particular, can make your life more interesting and that is why they are the most popular ones in the world.
2.
Children love them because they are very playful. Also, they obey commands better than most other animals as they are very obedient. What is more, they
never run away from their owners because they are very loyal pets.
3.
Firstly, they need a lot of space as they are very energetic animals. Secondly, they can cause problems with your neighbours. They can be very noisy
sometimes.
4.
Give your dog a little love and attention and you can have a friend for life.
A. However, keeping a dog in the house can be difficult.
B. A pet can change your life.
C. In conclusion, I believe that, despite those minor problems, dogs still make the best pets.
D. Dogs are wonderful pets.



Handout 2/Unit 3
1. Group Work. Here is some advice about how to look after a small dog. Complete the note with suitable words.



badger

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Looking After Your Small Dog

A small.needs regular exercise, butcannot go..long walks. You should take your
dog..short..two..three timesday.
A dogto have..regular feeding routine. You feed.dog at the same timeday.
But.must..careful not.feed it too much. One tin..dog food..day.enough. Youalso make
sure.dog alwaysenough waterdrink, especially ..summer.
When first get..dog, take.to the veta general check-up. After
that..need..take.there regularly..vaccinationsfurther check-ups.

2. Pair Work. One of you is the shop assistant in the pet shop and the other one wants to buy a pet.
Use the guiding ideas to make up a dialogue between the two people.
-what animal makes the best pet (you live in a flat);
-the price of the pet;
-does it need a lot of care?
-does it make noise?
-does it need to be trained?
-does it need much space?
3. What is the baby of each animal called? Match the 2 columns.
Lion Lamb
Sheep Cub
Dog Calf
Cow Foal
Horse Kid
Goat Puppy
Cat Kitten

4. At the market. Write the plural forms.
grape -. strawberry -..
tomato- peach -..

lemon -. radish -..







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VOCABULARY: ANIMALS - WRITING

INTRODUCTION



EAGLE VULTURE OSTRICH FLAMINGO PARROT TOUCAN HIPPO RHINO BUFFALO ELEPHANT

LION TIGER LEOPARD CHEETAH PANTHER PUMA GIRAFFE ZEBRA MONKEY GORILLA KANGAROO

KOALA PANDA HYENA PORCUPINE CROCODILE SNAKE TORTOISE CHAMELEON SHARK DOLPHIN WHALE

WRITING
1. Unscramble the words an write the names of these animals:
1. GIRTE 5. YOMENK
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2. ILNO 6. AAOKGRNO
3. AEEOHCMNL 7. OIDHPLN
4. YAENH 8. NKSEA

2. Watch de video and write the names of the animals that you can see (you can pause the video while you write).

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

3. Complete the words.
a) V LT R b) ST IC c) B FF L d) K L
e) L P RD f) P N ER g) CR C DI h) R NO







5. Clasify these animals:
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OSTRICH - PIRANHA - CROCODILE - WHALE - EAGLE - TORTOISE - HIPPO - RHINO - VULTURE - CHAMELEON
BUFFALO - DOLPHIN - FLAMINGO - SHARK - GIRAFFE - PARROT - CHEETAH - SNAKE - KANGAROO - TOUCAN
BIRDS FISH MAMMALS REPTILES



UNIT 4 Our New House
Activity 1 speaking
Answer the following questions:
1. Do you live in a house or in a flat?
2. Would you like to live in the countryside? Give reasons to explain your choice.
Activity 2 reading, vocabulary and comprehension questions
Read the text below:

Jane and her children want to move from their flat in London. They want to find a nice spacious house in the
unspoilt countryside where her son - John and her daughter - Julia can enjoy the fresh air and the peaceful
atmosphere. They visited four houses so far, but they didnt like any of them. Jane wants to find the perfect house
for her family. They are visiting another house tomorrow morning. Its situated somewhere in Devon. Both her
son and her daughter are excited about tomorrow. This is their conversation as they reach their destination.
John:I just love this landscape, Mum!
Julia: I like it too. Everything is so green and the air is so fresh as compared to the hurly-burly of city life. What
are those white dots in the distance? Sheep?!
John: Yes, those are sheep!
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Mum:Well lets not get too enthusiastic for the time being. Lets wait until we see the house. I hope its not as
old and derelict as the house we visited last week!
An hour later, they arrive.
John: Mum, thats the house! There it is! Wow, look at those trees around the house!
Mum: And look at that garden and those flowers! I can grow my own plants and vegetables!
Julia: Well, it looks quite spacious. Its also got an attic. The attic will be my room!
John:What?! Lets see the inside first.

Mum: Well, the living room looks nice. Look at that white furniture. I like it. I will have to change those curtains
though. I dont like them. We need something more colourful.
John: Is that the kitchen? It looks nice. That fridge is huge!
Mum: Well, we need a big fridge anyway.
Julia: Lets go upstairs! I want to see the attic.
Mum: Well, heres one bedroom. I like this sofa and these pillows. But I dont like those white lamps and that
window above my bed. Lets see the other room.
Julia: Yes!! This is the attic. Its the perfect room for me! I can see the sky and the stars from that big window!
John, do you mind if I have this room? Im your little sister you know
John: Well, if Mum agrees, I guess its alright. Lets go see the garden a bit.
Julia: Thanks John! I love you!
Mum: So, lets see the surroundings a bit.
John: Is that a lake!??
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Julia: Yes. And that house over there belongs to our future neighbours I guess.
John: Wow, a lake!! Ive always wanted to live near a lake! I can go fishing on weekends. I might catch the
biggest fish in the world.
Julia: You see, you were kind enough to let me have the attic, so now your dream came true. This should be our
home, Mum!
Mum: Yes, I agree. I like this place too! It should be ours.
(text written by Cristina Racolta)

I.Read the text and choose the synonyms/explanatory phrases for the words below:
a. spacious 1. confusion and noise
b. unspoilt 2. in bad condition
c. hurly-burly 3. generous, helpful
d. derelict 4. a view or picture of the countryside
e. landscape 5. large
f. kind 6. pure, not changed or damaged by people

a= b= c= d= e= f=


II. Now mark the following statements True or False. When you report to the class, you also have to correct
the False statements.

1. Jane and her children live in London. T
2. They live in a spacious house. ____
3. Jane wants to move to Dover to offer her children fresh air and peace. ____
4. They visited two houses so far. ____
5. They liked one of the houses they visited. ____
6. The kids are excited about their trip to Devon. ____
7. On their way, they see some white sheep on the green fields. ___
8. The house they visited last week was old and derelict. ___
9. There are trees around the house. ___
10. Jane is sad because the house doesnt have a garden. ___
11. There is white furniture in the living room. ___
12. Jane likes the colourful curtains from the living room. ___
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13. Jane doesnt like the sofa and the pillows in her bedroom. ___
14. Julia loves the attic. ___
15. John finds a lake near the house and he catches the largest fish in the world. ___
16. Jane decides to buy this house. ___

III. In pairs, build questions starting from the given words and then answer these questions.

1. How many/ children/ have/ Jane? How many children does J ane have?
She has two children a son and a daughter.
2. Where/ they/ live?
3. Why/ they/ want/ to move/ countryside?
4. How many/ houses/ visit/ so far?
5. Where/ is/ house/ situated?
6. How/ kids/ feel/ about tomorrow?
7. What / can/ they/ see/ in the distance?
8. What/ can/ they/ see/ around the house?
9. House/ have/ garden?
10. Do/ they/ like/ living room?
11. How/ be/ fridge?
12. Why/ Julia/ like/ the attic?
13. What/ John/ find/ near the house?
14. What/ be/ Johns hobby?


REMEMBER: Demonstratives
Singular this - this house
that - that house
Plural these thesetrees
those - those trees
We usually use this/these for things that are close in space or time. Here often follows.
This house is very spacious.
This is fun.
We usually use that/those for things that are further away in space or time. There often follows.
That one over there is very small.

Activity 3 grammar
Look at the text again and in pairs underline all the demonstratives that you can find in the text. An example has
been done for you: John: I just love this landscape, Mum!
When you finish, write them into this chart:
CLOSE FAR
SG PL SG PL
this .. . ..

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Activity 4:








**Activities 5-7 Worksheets 1&2: There is, there are, demonstratives
REMEMBER: POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES AND PRONOUNS
Adjectives Pronouns
my mine
your yours
his his
her hers
our ours
your yours
their theirs
! A noun follows a possessive adjective but not a possessive pronoun.
e.g. Thats her house. Or Thats hers.
Activity 8 grammar
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Look at the text again. Pay attention at the highlighted words and in pairs check if they are possessive adjectives or
possessive pronouns. Report to the class how many examples have you found for each category.

Activity 9 grammar practice
Fill in the blank spaces using the possessive adjectives: my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their.
a) Tim is a boy and hislast name is Forbes.
b) The cat is a pet. __________ ears are black with white spots.
c) Im a designer and __________ favourite TV channel is Fashion.
d) It is raining and you havent got __________umbrella with you.
e) Nanny and you are twins. __________ parents are Mr and Mrs Brown.
f) Take these colouring pencils. I like __________ colour.
g) The girl is crying because __________ doll is dirty.
h) You and I love reading! Crime writing is __________ favourite!
i) Sam isnt Santa Claus but __________ beard is white.
j) Sarita is Spanish but __________ mother is Portuguese.
k) That dog is mine. __________ name is Blacky.
l) Those pupils have got new CDs. __________ favourite singer is Pavarotti.
m) This is Bryan Adams. You and I like this singer. Bryan Adams is __________ favourite singer.
n) Scott and you like surfing. It is __________ favourite sport.
o) Im Gillian and __________ surname is Anderson.
p) p). Hey, you! Is this __________ car?
***Activities 10-12 Worksheet 3 - Possessive Adjectives & Possessive Pronouns
Activity 13 Speaking
On a piece of paper write some words that describe your room (e.g. big windows, large bed, a green carpet etc.).
Then swap papers with your partner and each of you describes the others room. E. g. His/her room has got big
windows. There is a green carpet in her/his room
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References Units 2,4,6,9,10 - see the last page of Unit 10.

**Activities 5 -7 Worksheets 1&2: There is, there are, demonstratives


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***Activities 10-12 Worksheet 3 - Possessive Adjectives & Possessive Pronouns




Its mine!









10. Fill in the blanks with the correct possessive pronoun:
1. John is a photographer.
The camera is _______.

2. Anna likes new clothes.
The pink dress is _______.

3. John and Anna bought a new boat.
The boat is ________.

4. Carl is policeman.
The helmet is ________.

5. I have got a dog.
The dog is ________.

6. Have you got a helicopter?
Is this _______?

7. We are from Portugal.
Subject
pronoun
Possessive
adjective
Possessive
Pronoun
I
You
He
She
It
We
they
My
Your
His
Her
Its
Our
Their
Mine
Yours
His
Hers
Its
Ours
Theirs
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The passport is ________.










11) Underline the correct word:
1. Is this your / yours coat?
2. Whose bag is that? It's their / theirs.
3. Is this my hat or your / yours?
4. Her/ Hers umbrellas over there.
5. Is this your / yours jacket?
6. This is my / mine briefcase.
7. The small umbrella is our / ours.

12) Complete the sentences:
1. This isn't our car. The car isn't _____________.
2. It is their house. The house is ____________.
3. It's her camera. The camera is ___________.
4. It's our dog. The dog is _________.
5. That isn't his suitcase. That suitcase isn't _______.
6. Thats my brothers computer. It's _______.
7. It's my fathers computer. It's _________.
8. These are Janes tights. They are ____________.
9. This isn't the lamp of the school. It isn't ___________.
10. That isn't my pen. That pen isn't _____________.



References Units 2,4,6,9,10 - see the last page of Unit 10.
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UNIT 5
HOORAY!!WE ARE GUESTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL
FEAST!
LEAD-IN
Do you enjoy going to parties?; What do you usually eat when you are at a party?
Imagine you are on holiday and you are visiting some foreign countries. Do you know how to say Pofta Buna! in the
language of the country you stop in?
Language Bon appetit / Enjoy your meal
Afrikaans Smaaklike ete! Lekker eet!
Albanian T'boft mire!
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(bil hana wish shifa'!)
response - (allah yihanneek/i)
Aromanian Oraxi bun! S-v fac ghini!
Basque On egin!
Czech Dobrou chu!
Danish Velbekomme!
Dutch Smakelijk! Smakelijk eten!Eet Smakelijk!
English
Bon appetit! Enjoy your meal! (frm)
Enjoy! Tuck in! Get stuck in! Eat already! (inf/slang)
Happy eating! Get your laughing gear round this! (inf/slang)
Finnish Hyv ruokahalua!
French Bon apptit !
German Guten Appetit!Mahlzeit!
Greek (Modern) (Kal reksi!)
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Hebrew (be'te-avon)
Hindi
(kripy bhojan shuru kijyai) - please start eating
(kripy bhojan k nnad lijyai) - please enjoy your meal
Hungarian J tvgyat!
Japanese
(itadakimasu)
- said before a meal by those eating it

Nahuatl Xitlacua cualli
Norwegian
Vr s god!
Vel bekomme!
Persian (Farsi)
(befarma'id)
(nooshe jan)
Portuguese Bom apetite!
Russian (Prijatnovo appetita!)
Scottish Gaelic
Ith gu leir!
Ith do shth!
Lmh fhada is cead a sneadh!
Spanish Buen provecho!Buen apetito! Que aproveche!
Swahili
Ufurahie chakula chako (sg)
Furahieni chakula chenu (pl)
Swedish Smaklig mltid!
Turkish Afiyet olsun!
Welsh Mwynhewch eich bwyd!



READING
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Read the following text about food around the world and discuss about the types of food you like most.
An English Sunday roast with roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding.


A market stall at Thanin market in Thailand selling ready cooked food
Yassa is a popular dish throughout West Africa, prepared with chicken or fish.
A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, often associated with a specific
region, country or culture. To become a global cuisine, a local, regional or national cuisine must spread around the world;
it's food served world-wide.
African cuisine the various cuisines of Africa use a combination of locally available fruits, cereal, grains and
vegetables, as well as milk and meat products. In some parts of the continent, the traditional diet contains of milk,
curd and whey products. In much of tropical Africa, however, cow's milk is rare and cannot be produced locally
(owing to various diseases that affect livestock).
Curd= lapte batut
Whey= zer
Asian cuisine - Ingredients common to many cultures in the east and Southeast regions of the continent include
rice, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, chilies, dried onions, soy, and tofu. Basmati rice is popular in the subcontinent,
Jasmine is often found across the southeast. Curry is also a common dish found in southern and eastern Asia. Those
curry dishes with origins in India and other South Asian countries usually have a yoghurt base.
Bobotie - (South African) This popular meal is made of minced lamb or beef; bread, rice or potatoes,
onions, and spices. The ingredients are mixed with egg and milk and baked.
dim sum - (Chinese) This meal is usually eaten as breakfast or lunch at a restaurant. Its noodles,
dumplings, vegetables, and meat. Diners are served bite-sized portions in small bamboo cups.
Samosas - (Indian) These snacks are made of meat, potatoes, vegetables, and spices stuffed inside
pastry dough and fried in oil.
Stink bugs: These little crawlies are of economic importance in Mexico and not least because they are eaten as taco
filling, in Taxco and other regions of Mexico. The Mexican comestible bugs are called jumil, and are eaten alive.
Gibnut with rice: The Gibnut, also known as Paca, is a nocturnal rodent that feeds on fruit and leaves. This animal is
served on the side with rice, or in a stew.
Stinkheads: A dish native to the Yupik Eskimos, stinkheads are basically fish heads (traditionally salmon) that has
been buried in the ground throughout summer.
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GRAMMAR PRACTICE
1. Look back at the text and underline the countable nouns with a line and the uncountable ones with 2 lines.
2. Pair Work.



Look at this table. In pairs, ask and answer questions as in the example. Use how much, how many, little/ a little,
few/a few, no.
Ex: A: How much butter is there on the table?
B: There is no butter.
3. Some uncountable nouns can be made countable by using the recipients (containers) they are put in: jar, bottle,
piece, loaf, cup, bar, glass, kilo, carton, bowl, can, jug, slice, tin, packet, etc.



Ex:

a jar of marmalade a bottle of beer a piece of pie a loaf of bread a cup of coffee

A bar of chocolate a bar of soap a glass of milk a kilo of meat
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A carton of milk a bowl of soup cans of juice a jug of juice

A slice of bread a tin of fish a packet of spaghetti

4. Match the words:

A glass of --------- chocolate
A slice of ---------- coke
A bar of ---------- bread
A tin of ----------- lemonade
A carton of ----------- beans
A piece of ---------- tea
A bottle of ----------- orange juice
A cup of ----------- cake
------------ coffee
------------- wine
------------- soap

VOCABULARY PRACTICE
5. Find an appropriate ingredient for each kitchen action:
action ingredient
mix
add
stir
boil
fry
chop
slice
bake
blend
bread
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roast
cut
dip
grate
grill
melt
pinch
pour
scramble
serve
simmer
spread
taste
shake
whisk
scrub
mash
peel
grind
mince

To mash=a zdrobi, a pasa
To simmer=a fierbe la foc mic
To dip=a inmuia
To grind=a rajni
To scramble=a bate ouale pt omleta
To bread=a face pane
To mince = a toca
MY MAGIC BOX




ACTIVITIES
1. Odd one out (GW)

Read the sets of four words carefully and choose the odd one out then explain why your decision.

a. Lemon, grapefruit, grape, lime
b. Fridge, cooker, microwave, toaster
to soup up = make more powerful or stylish
to egg someone on = urge someone to do something
to be nuts about something, someone = like a lot
cool as a cucumber = very relaxed
to butter someone up = be extra nice to someone (usually for
selfish reasons
(don't) cry over spilled milk = get upset over something that has
happened and cannot be changed
piece of cake = very easy
to be the apple of someones eye = to love someone very much
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c. Indian, Chinese, French, Italian
d. Cows, chicken, sheep, fish
e. Bread, cake, pie, pudding
2. Edible or Inedible? (PW)

Sit facing each other. Take turns to throw a ball of paper to your partner as you say a noun. When you
catch the ball you must say immediately if the noun is edible (can be eaten) or inedible (cannot be eaten).
Ex:
A: Egg!
B: Edible. (throwing) Book!
A: Inedible. (throwing) House!














HANDOUT 1/unit 5

1. (PW) At the Grocers. Work in pairs. One of you is the grocer and the other is the customer. Read the example
carefully and act out similar dialogues.

Ex: A: Hello, can I help you?
B: Yes, please. I need a kilo of strawberries and 2 kilos of carrots.
A: Anything else?
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B: Yes. A carton of orange juice and 2 tins of beans.
A: Here you are.
B: Thank you.
Shopping list: onions, wine, olives, sausages, milk, butter, bananas, eggs, cheese, chocolate
2. Speaking activity. Read carefully through the menu below and discuss it with your partner. Tell him/her what your
favourite dish is and why.




3. Read this recipe for a chefs salad and fill in the gaps with words from the list.
List of words: add, boil, cut, mix, pour, put, remove, serve, slice.

Chefs salad

Ingredients
2 eggs, 8 lettuce (salata verde) leaves, 150 grams of cheese, 4 slices of ham, 1 small cucumber, 1 large
tomato
Dressing
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2 tablespoons (lingurite) of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1
tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Instructions: .the eggs for 10 minutes. ..up the lettuce leaves and put
them into a bowl. Cut the cheese and the ham into small pieces and add them to the bowl.
.......................................the cucumber and cut the tomato into pieces, then add them to the bowl.
.the shell from the eggs, slice them and put them on top of the salad.
For the dressing: ..the mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, olive oil and vinegar into a small
bowl and..them well. ..salt and pepper. Finally, ..the
dressing over the salad. with fresh bread.
















HANDOUT 2/unit 5

1. You are having a party. Ten friends are coming. Write a shopping list for the party.



Shopping list

A kilo of grapes
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
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2. Home Project. Imagine you are a cook. Using the kitchen actions in Unit 2, the model on HANDOUT 1 and the
quantifiers, write a recipe. You can either think of a real dish or make up an imaginary one.
3. Fill in the gaps using some, any, no.
a. What would you like to eat? Eggs? Toast? Fruit?
b. Could you give me..toast, please?
a. Would you like something to read?
b. Yes. Could you give memagazines, please?
a. Im going shopping. Im going to buy..bread.
b. Could you buy something for me, too? We havent got..milk. We also
have.eggs.
4. Write much or many in front of these nouns.
a. How..money?
b. How.films?
c. How.snow?
d. How.homework?
e. How .times?
f. How..food?
g. Howcats?






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UNIT 6 Telling Tales



Activity 1 speaking
Answer the following questions:
1. Do you like stories?
2. What is your favourite fairy tale? Give some reasons to explain your choice.
3. What was the first story you have ever read by yourself?
4. Are bed-time stories important? Give some reasons to explain your choice.

Activity 2 speaking and writing
Match the characters with the story:

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Big Bad Wolf
2. The Wizard of Oz Fairy Godmother
3. Cinderella Sneezy
4. Little Red Riding Hood Dorothy

Activity 3 reading and writing
Read the following story.
The Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content.
An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "We have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on
its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came, the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger - while it saw the ants
distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper
knew: it is best to prepare for days of need.

Now mark the following statements True or False:
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1. The story is about a grasshopper and a a mosquito. ____
2. The Grasshopper first meets the Ant in the autumn. _____
3. The Ant was carrying a large steak to its nest. ____
4. The Ant worked hard all summer. _____
5. The Ant sang all summer long. _____
6. The Ant had nothing to eat during the harsh winter. ____
7. The Grasshopper learns that its best to prepare things in advance. ___

Activity 4. IMAGES 1 and 2:

Activity 4 writing (prepositions)
A. Use the words in the box (IMAGE 1) to write sentences of your own:
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e.g. : The book is near the vase.
1. _______________________________________________________________
2._______________________________________________________________
3.________________________________________________________________
4.________________________________________________________________
5.________________________________________________________________
6.________________________________________________________________
7.________________________________________________________________
B. Then, look at IMAGE 2 and write as many sentences as possible to describe the picture, using: near,
under, on, in, behind, next to, in front of, between.
When the woman entered the room, she was shocked. The room was a complete mess.
Her radio was under the bed.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________

Public Places Asking for/Giving Directions- Prepositions
Activity 5. Match the questions with the answers.
Where can I buy.







a) a book?
b) food for my fish?
c) bread?
d) meat?
e) some tulips?
f) tomatoes and brocolli?
g) a magazine?
h) a stamp?
At the bakers.
At the florists.
At the book shop.
At the grocers.
At the butchers.
At the pet shop.
At the post office.
At the newsagents.
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Activity 6: A. Look at the city plan and complete the sentences.
a) The school is ____________the restaurant.
b) The bakers is ___________ the school.
c) The cinema is ___________ the church and the library.
d) The caf is ________ of Church Road and Old Avenue.
B. During his holidays John visited some friends at school. Then he had to meet his group in the library to
look for a nice restaurant for lunch. He asked a police officer the way from school to the library but he
doesn't know the way to the restaurant either. Can you help him?
1. Complete the dialogue with the directions that the police officer gave to J ohn.
John: Excuse me. Can you tell me the way to the library?
Useful Language:
Directions
Go down this street.
Go straight ahead
Turn left (right)
Take the first (secondetc) turning
Prepositions
Down, up, across, along, into, through,
next to, at the corner opposite
Near, far from ...
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Police officer: It is not far from here. You can go on foot. It is ______ the Shopping Centre. Go ______ the street,
take the first _______ on the left and then turn ________ again. The building at the corner is __________. Next to
it theres the ________and the library is _________ the cinema.
John: Thank you very much.
Police officer: You're welcome.
2. How can J ohn get from Library to the Museum? Find the way and then write a paragraph of your own to
give directions.
When you leave the library,
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
Activity 7 - Speaking
In pairs, look at the images below and describe them using the prepositions you studied in this Unit (near, under,
on, in, behind, next to, in front of, between etc.). E.g. In the second image there is a bottle on the beach. In the
bottle...


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References Units 2,4,6,9,10 - see the last page of Unit 10.


UNIT 7

WE WORK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY

LEAD-IN
How many members are there in your family?; Do you think a larger family is also a happier one?
READING
The Robinsons have got a large family. They are happy together, even if sometimes they yet have fights,
especially the little ones.
Mrs. Robinson is the mother of the family. She is very kind and friendly and laughs and smiles all the time.
Everyone likes her. She owns a beauty salon in the city center. Rupert is her husband. He is a bit chubby, blue-eyed and has
got a moustache. He is really vain and likes looking at himself in the mirror a lot. He is also cruel and likes upsetting people.
He is a mechanic. Their daughter Rebecca is really lazy and hates doing any work. But she still has a job, she is a
receptionist. She works in a modern and famous hotel. Rebeccas cousin, Steve, is an insincere man and never says what he
really thinks. Steve is ambitious and wants to be an assistant manager one day. Zeph, Mrs. Robinsons nephew, is 20 years
old and very much in love with Angela. He is tall and well-built. Hes got a round face and curly hair. He is a jealous person.
He is really a bad-tempered man and can get angry very easily. He is a bricklayer. Rebecca is married. Her mother-in law,
Christine Carr, is a hard-working woman because she has to earn a lot of money for her family. She is an honest person and
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always says what she thinks. Rebeccas godmother is the boss of a restaurant and she is very rude to her stuff. She is a
mean woman and wants to save money all the time.
A very special person in this family is Mr. Garrett, Mrs. Robinsons brother. He is a bit plump, in his sixties. Tom
Garrett is bald and has got bushy eyebrows. He is a teacher of English and French and he is special because he lives in
France, but he works in England. Only on Mondays he leaves home almost right after midnight and travels a lot by car and
by ferry to Manor School in Kent. In England he teaches French and back home in France he teaches English.

After reading the text, underline all the words related to family relationships with red, and all the jobs with green.
After that, circle the words regarding peoples character and physical appearance.




VOCABULARY PRACTICE
1. Fill in the chart with word or phrases referring to both physical appearance and character of each person
in the above text.
Physical appearance-What does he/she look like? Character-What is he/she like?








2. Match each job with the activity it implies.
Job Activity
waiter Translates things
doctor Mends cars
bricklayer Makes films
translator Flies a plane
mechanic Cuts hair
director Looks after sick people
hairdresser Works in a hotel
baker Sells things
receptionist Makes bread
pilot Writes for a newspaper
journalist Serves people food
vet Builds and repairs walls
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carpenter Defends guilty people in the court of law
surgeon Works in the garden
lawyer Operates on sick people
gardener Makes things out of wood
shop assistant Takes care of sick animals

3. Guess the members of the family:
a. My mothers brother is my.
b. My uncles son is my.
c. My fathers wife is my.
d. My sister is my fathers.
e. My mothers daughter is my
f. My fathers sister is my.
g. My mothers father is my


4. Complete the chart then make sentences about your family members.
Fantastic sense of humour, good-looking, immature, great sense of style, outgoing, olive skin, dark hair,
casual clothes, friendly, wavy hair, pale complexion, rude, lazy, pointed nose, shoulder-length hair, slim,
of medium height, generous, popular, bossy, attractive, plump.
Appearance Personal qualities




GRAMMAR PRACTICE
Jane and Corinne are good friends. However, there are some differences between their life styles.
Compare these two girls using has got. (Pair Work)

Jane Parson /actress Corinne Dim/fashion model

a big house a small house
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many jewels a watch
many expensive dresses many t-shirts
an expensive car a cheap car

Ex:
A: Has Jane got a cheap car?
B: No, she hasnt. Shes got an expensive car.

ACTIVITIES

1. (Pair Work). Nice people, nasty people. Take turns to describe someone you know and see if your partner can think
of the right adjective. Use the following list of adjectives: honest, modest, careless, moody, positive, selfish, easy-
going, rude, cheerful, hard-working, kind, polite, boring. Use also words naming family members.

Moody=cu toane
Easy-going=superficial
Cheerful=vesel
Rude=needucat

EX: A: I like my cousin Roger.
B: Why?
A: Because he always sends cards and gives me lots of presents.
B: So you like him because hes generous.

2. (Pair Work). Talk to your partner and ask him/her to describe his/her family to you.



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HANDOUT 1/unit 7

1. Miming. A student will mime a job in the jobs chart in unit 3 and the other students in the group have to guess
it. The one who guesses the job goes in front of the class and mimes another job.
2. Match the adjective to their justifications. Then, use your answer to talk about your relatives or your friends.
Adjectives Justifications
generous Wears smart clothes
talkative Always buys family presents
energetic Is very active
intelligent Is liked by everyone
bossy Does well at school
rude Always smiles
impatient Hates waiting for anything
popular Doesnt like working
cheerful Isnt polite to other people
lazy Never stops chatting
well-dressed Cares only about himself/herself
selfish Always tells people what to do

3. We use have or have got to talk about possessions, families, to describe people and say that we are not feeling
well.
Write positive or negative sentences or questions using have got and the words in brackets.
EX: (she/not/brown eyes) She hasnt got brown eyes.
a. (he/a /flat/in the town centre) ___________________________________________
b. (she/a headache) ____________________________________________
c. (Steve/brown hair?) ____________________________________________
d. (you/a car?) ____________________________________________

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4. Work places. (PW) Imagine you have a job in one of these places. Your partner will ask you yes/no questions to
discover your job.
A: I work in a hospital.
B: Do you operate on people?
A: No, Im not a surgeon.
B: Do you clean the floors?
A: No. Im not a cleaner.





5. Whats my job? (GW) Listen to your teacher saying some sentences and shout out the job.
EX: Take two of these twice a day.
The brakes need replacing.
Are you ready to order?
Go to the blackboard and write a sentence.
6. How do people look and feel in these situations?
a. He wins a marathon
b. Theyre playing poker; c. Theyre about to take an important exam; d. He has a new sports car; e. He is drunk; f. She falls
in the street; g. They will get married; h. He saw a ghost; i. She complains to the manager.

Disneyland, an airport, an office, a school
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UNIT 8
FUNNY AND SPORTY
Lead-in
1. How often do you practise sport?
2. What is your favourite sport?
3. Why do people say practising sport is healthy?
Reading
Kids exercise all the time without even thinking of it. Just being active, like when you run around outside or play
kickball at school, is a kind of exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and even
reaching down to touch your toes.
Exercise Makes Your Heart Happy
You may know that your heart is a muscle. It works hard, pumping blood every day of your life. You can help this
important muscle get stronger by doing aerobic exercise.
Aerobic means "with air," so aerobic exercise is a kind of activity that requires oxygen. When you breathe, you take
in oxygen. Aerobic activity can get your heart pumping, make you sweaty, and quicken your breathing.
When you give your heart this kind of workout on a regular basis, your heart will get even better at its main job
delivering oxygen to all parts of your body.
So you want to do some aerobic exercise right now? Try swimming, basketball, ice or roller hockey, jogging , inline
skating, soccer, skiing, biking, or rowing. And don't forget that skipping, jumping rope, and playing hopscotch are aerobic
activities, too!
Exercise Strengthens Muscles
Another kind of exercise can help make your muscles stronger. By using your muscles to do powerful things, you
can make them stronger.
Here are some exercises and activities to build strong muscles: push-ups, rowing, running, inline skating, bike riding.
Exercise Makes You Flexible
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Can you touch your toes easily without yelling ouch? Most kids are pretty flexible, which means that they can bend
and stretch their bodies without much trouble. It's easy to find things to do for good flexibility: tumbling and gymnastics,
dancing, especially ballet, martial arts, simple stretches, such as touching your toes or side stretches.
Exercise Keeps the Balance
Food gives your body fuel in the form of calories, which are a kind of energy. Your body needs a certain amount of
calories every day just to function, breathe, walk around, and do all the basic stuff. But if you're active, your body needs an
extra measure of calories or energy. If you're not very active, your body won't need as many calories.
Vocabulary practice based on the text
1. What is the main idea of the text?
2. Look back at the text. Underline all the sports in the text. Place these sports and the ones in the list below in
the correct box.
List of sports: sailing, football, handball, fishing, horse riding, cycling, table tennis, weightlifting, tennis,
canoeing, basketball, badminton, athletics.

Team sport Individual sport With a ball Indoors Outdoors






3. Using the same sports, work in pairs and decide on the correct verb that goes with each sport.











play do go
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4. Do you remember the reading text telling you about the benefits of sport regarding keeping your body
healthy? Work with your partner and cut out the part of the body. Then stick them on your partner s body.
HEAD EAR

ARM HAND

FOREHEAD TONGUE

LIPS HAIR

EYE ELBOW






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LEG FOOT

KNEE ANKLE

FINGER TOE

NECK HEEL THUMB

NOSE EYEBROWS TEETH
CHIN







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Grammar practice
CAN for ability (mental and physical abilities)-modal verb
I, You, He, She, It, We, You, They CAN - affirmative
I, You, He, She, It, We, You, They CANNOT (CANT) - negative
CAN I, You, He, She, It, We, You, They? interrogative
CAN to ask somebody to do something: Can you open the door, please?
CAN to ask for something: Can I have a piece of cake,please?
CAN to ask for permission: Can we play on the computer, please?
1. Ask questions using the modal verb CAN and give positive or negative answers:
EX: Elephants fly.
Can elephants fly?
No, they cant.
a. Penguins swim.
..
..
b. Horses swim.
..
.
c. Lions climb trees.
..
..
2. Pair Work. Ask your partner what she/he can do.

PRESENT CONTINUOUS (actions happening right now)
Form: verb TO BE + vb-ing
I am, you are, she is, he is, we are, you are, they are + washing the dishes. affirmative
Am I, are you, is she, is he, are we, are you, are they + washing the dishes? interrogative
I am, you are, she is, he is, we are, you are, they are NOT + washing the dishes. negative
1. Look around the classroom and tell the class what different students are doing right now.
2. Look at the pictures and tell us what people are doing.

Picture A Picture B



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Handout 1 Present continuous, CAN/Unit 8

1. Write questions and negations as in the example.
EX: He is riding a bicycle.
Is he riding a bike?
No, he is not riding a bike.
a. They are listening to the radio.
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b. You are dancing.
?
.
c. I am running.
.?
..
2. Make up questions and answers as in the example.
EX: (Jim/wash his car)
Is Jim washing his car?
Yes, he is.
a. (the children/knit) to knit=a tricota
b. (dogs/chase a cat)
c. (Grandmother/write a letter)
3. Ask for things in each place. Choose from the expressions below.
a train station (can/could I., please?)
a restaurant (can I.., please?)
Expressions: have a town plan, have some fish and chips, have two melons, have a ticket to London.
4. Ask people to do things. Use the phrases below.
You are lost in London. (could you., please?)
You are hungry. You are very tired. (can you., please?)
Phrases: tell me the time, tell me the way to Buckingham Palace, make me a sandwich, buy me a magazine.
5. Ask for permission. Use the words in the list.
You want to write down a phone number. (can I?)
You want to watch a programme. (can I, please?)
List of words: borrow your pen, close the window, turn on the TV, use your dictionary.



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Handout 2 Sports, Parts of the Body/Unit 8
1. Can you guess the sports?
a.

b.

c.

2. Fill in the blanks with the right verb: DO, PLAY, GO.
a. I love to.badminton.
b. Every winter, my family and I..skiing in the mountains.
c. I..aerobics three times a week.
d. In their spare time, theysoccer with their friends.
e. I usually..jogging in the morning.
f. All little girls want to..gymnastics.

3. Parts of the Body (http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=659)
Match the pictures:













Individual sport, 2 players, ball, racket, net,
court
Individual sport, boots, skis, slope
11 players in each team, pitch, ball, goal,
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How many parts of the body do we have? one / two / ten
head fingers eyes mouth nose knees ears

shoulders legs arms neck toes feet back

One head nose
One mouth leg
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One eye head
One neck hair
Keep moving!
Keep moving!

Two eyes ears
Two legs ears
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Two arms toes
Two hands legs
Keep moving!
Keep moving!

Five fingers ears
Five legs toes
Ten fingers eyes
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Ten toes arms
Keep moving!
Keep moving!
We move our bodies like this !!!



















OVERVIEW OF THE UNITS
UNIT 1- CELEBRITIES AT WORK
VOCABULARY:
Countries and nationalities (Where are you from?, Where do you come from?, What nationality are you?);
Celebrities; your favourite famous person;
Meeting people ways of greeting people and introducing someone;
GRAMMAR :
Likes and dislikes (like, hate etc +vb+ing)
The present simple tense
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ACTIVITIES :
The Olympic Torch (nationalities, capital cities)
Loan Words (countries and languages)
MY MAGIC BOX idioms related to nationalities
THREE HANDOUTS
UNIT 3- EXCUSE ME, WHERE IS THE PACK OF WOLVES?
VOCABULARY
Animals sounds made by animals:
GRAMMAR
Plurals collective nouns, regular nouns, irregular nouns
ACTIVITIES
A New Animal! - GW
What Animal are You? PW
Imagine you are an animal Pj. W.
MY MAGIC BOX idioms related to animals
UNIT 5 - HOORAY!! WE ARE GUESTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL FEAST!!
VOCABULARY
Saying Good Appetite! in different languages;
Types of food around the world;
Kitchen verbs;
GRAMMAR
Uncountable nouns;
Quantifiers;
ACTIVITIES
Odd one out;
Edible or Inedible;
MY MAGIC BOX idioms related to food
TWO HANDOUTS
UNIT 7 WE WORK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY
VOCABULARY
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Family members;
Describing people (appearance and character);
Jobs;
GRAMMAR
Have/has got;
ACTIVITIES
Nice people, nasty people PW;
Dialogues about students families PW
ONE HANDOUT
UNIT 8 FUNNY AND SPORTY!!
VOCABULARY
Sports and free time activities;
Body parts;
GRAMMAR
Modal verbs: CAN
The Present Continuous Tense
TWO HANDOUTS












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Unit 9 Funny Memories
Activity 1 speaking
Answer the following questions:
1. How did you spend last weekend?
2. Who was there with you?
3. What was the funniest thing that happened to you last year?
Activity 2 reading and grammar
Read the passage and underline the verbs in the Past Tense.
I remember now. It was a Tuesday and the weather was very cold. Mary was sick, the twins were ill and I had
a cold. The dog wasnt very well, either. He had a terrible cough and a temperature. I can still remember the
dogs cough. Poor old Benjy. He was really ill. Its funny, isnt it? I can remember it all very clearly. It seems
like it was only yesterday.
How many Past Tense verbs are there?
Write the answer here: ___________________________________________________________________ .
Activity 3-grammar
Complete the dialogue with the correct words from the box.
Was waswaswas
Werewere did did
Have have had had

Alice: Where wereyou yesterday? You werent at school.
Simon: No, I ....in bed: I ..... a cold.
Alice: Oh dear, there are a lot of colds around. Did you ....... a temperature?
Simon: Yes, I .....It .....nt very nice. Did you ....an English test yesterday?
Alice: Yes, we ...
Simon: What ....it like?
Alice: It ....awful really horrible.
Simon: Oh, well, Im glad I ....a cold.
Activity 4 - writing
Read the note from Simons mother to his teacher. Write a similar note from one of your parents saying why
you were not at school.
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32, Castle Street, Dover
May 25
th

Dear Ms. Green,
I am sorry the Simon was not at school yesterday. He was not very well and stayed in bed all day. He had a
sore throat and a temperature.
Yours sincerely,
Irene Dawson


Activity 5 - grammar
Write these sentences in the Past Simple.
1. Scotts at school. Hes got a cough but he isnt very ill.
Scott was at school. He had a cough but he wasnt very ill.
2. Tina and Susan are in bed. Theyve got temperatures.
.............................................................................................................
3. Im not very well. Ive got a sore throat.
.............................................................................................................
4. Wheres Jack? Is he in bed?
.............................................................................................................
5. Is Janice ill? Has she got a cold?
......................................................................................................................
6. We have a Maths test on Tuesday. It isnt very difficult.
..............................................................................................................
7. Where are Darren and Mark? Are they at school?
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.................................................................................................................
Activity 6
Read the passage and answer the questions below.
I got up at half past eight. I got dressed but didnt wash, because I was late. I didnt have breakfast, either, but
took a sandwich to eat on the way to school. Normally I walk to school, but the bus came, so I got on it. I was
in school at ten to nine ten minutes early.When the English class started, the teacher said, Wheres your
homework, Susan? and I thought, Oh dear! My English homework was on the kitchen table at home, in my
schoolbag. It was the beginning of a terrible day.
1. Did Susan get up at eight oclock? No, she didnt.
2. Did she get up late? Yes, she did.
3. Did she have breakfast?
4. Did she take something to eat? .
5. Did she walk to school? .
6. Did she get the bus to school?
7. Did she get to school early? ..
8. Did she have her English homework with her? ......

Activity 7
Write the Past Tense of these verbs.
REMEMBER: Past Simple
Use: For an action which started and finished in the past, often with a time expression
(last week, yesterday, in 1910, 2 years agoetc).
Form:
for regular verbs we add ed or d
open opened; believe believed
irregular verbs have special forms (look at the list at the end of this unit)
see saw; take took etc.
(?) We make questions with DID + short infinitive:
What did he say?
(-) We make negatives with did not (didnt) + short infinitive:
He didnt say anything.
!!! The past of the verb To be (am/is/are) is was/were:
I/he/she/it was/wasn't
we/you/they were/weren't
was I/he/she/it?
were we/you/they?
Notice that we do not use did in negatives and questions with was/were:
Be was/were
have
Get
take
Say
write
See
come
Go
think
start
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e.g. Was the weather good when you were on holiday?
He wasnt at home last night.

Activity 8
Alice spent the weekend at her grandparents. Ask her questions about it. Use the past simple.
1. ( go / alone?)_Did you go alone?______________________________________
2. ( the weather / fine?) _______________________________________________
3. ( how / get there?__________________________________________________
4. ( what / do / in the evenings ?) _______________________________________
5. ( when / go to sleep?) ______________________________________________
6. ( who / go / for a walk with?) ________________________________________
7. ( your grandparents / happy to have you with them ?)_____________________
8. ( help / your grandmother much about the house?)_______________________
9. ( make / new friends there?) ________________________________________
10. (what/ do in the evenings?) ________________________________________
11. ( have / a good time?) ____________________________________________

Activity 9 grammar practice
This is a list of things Mrs. Miller did yesterday. Repeat them, beginning like this:
8.00 Prepare breakfast for the children.
Yesterday at 8.00, Mrs. Miller prepared breakfast for the children.
8.30 take the children to school.
______________________________________________________
13.00- have lunch at the canteen.
______________________________________________________
14.00 phone the cinema.
______________________________________________________
17.00 go to the cinema and get some tickets.
______________________________________________________
19.00 write a letter to her sister in London.
______________________________________________________
21.00 watch her favourite TV show.
______________________________________________________
22.00 go to bed.
______________________________________________________

*** Activity 10 Worksheet Whats the question that refers to the underlined part of the answer?
Activity 11Read the following story about Larry.
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Larry had a very strange day yesterday. Not only did he lose his wallet but also his suitcase.
Yes, thats how his day started. Either somebody stole it while he was waiting for a bus or he simply forgot to take
it. He didnt know how it happened. Anyway, he began working as usual. He took out some papers from the
drawer. Then, he accidentally knocked over the ink bottle. The ink ruined all the documents on the desk. His boss
screamed at him and all he could do was cry. After some time, he pulled himself together and apologized for all
the mess. Right after that, he was on his way to his office when he tripped over a book and almost broke his arm.
His friend, Linda, saw it all and decided to bring him some coffee. It was too much for the poor man that day. He
needed a break. When she made a cup of coffee for him, she took it into his office and put it on his desk. He
wanted to take a sip when, to his surprise and horror, he noticed that there were false teeth in the cup. His friend,
Linda, said later on that she didnt know anything about it. Was it just bad luck or was somebody playing dirty
tricks on him?
I. Read the text and choose the synonyms /explanatory phrases for the words below:
a. to steal1.to drink, taking only a small quantity of liquid at a time
b. drawer 2. to say you are sorry
c. to apologize 3.a box-shaped container without a top
d. to trip over 4. to take something without permission and keep it
e. to take a sip 5.to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something

A B c D e


II. Now mark the following statements True or False. Then change the False statements into correct
ones.

1. Larry had a great day yesterday. False No, he didnt. He had a bad day yesterday.
2. He lost only his wallet. _______
3. He went to work by bus. _____
4. He knew exactly how it happened. ____
5. He spilt tea on all the documents on his desk. ____
6. The boss screamed at him. ____
7. He said he was sorry for all the mess. ____
8. He broke his leg because he tripped over a computer cable. ____
9. Linda felt sorry for him and brought him a cup of coffee. ___
10. Larry found a fly in his coffee. ___
11. Linda had no idea who played this dirty trick on Larry. ___

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Activity 12- Speaking
Did anyone play any funny tricks on you? What happened? Talk to your partner about it.


*** Activity 10 Worksheet :

I nsert the correct question:








1. ..Who did you visit ..? I visited my granny.
2. .? We took a lot of photographs during our holiday.
3. .? I stayed for a month.
4. .? I came home by train.
5. .? She went to the shop.
6. .? She met her friend.
7. .? I lost my keys while I was skating.
8. .? We sent a postcard to our aunt and uncle.
9. .? They spoke English.
10. .? They swam in the sea.
11. .? He had dinner at 7:30.
12. .? She cried because her parrot flew away.
13. .? We talked about my job.
14. .? He ate three sandwiches.
15. .? I baked an apple pie.
16. .? He left the restaurant at 8:00.
17. .? She wrote a letter to her mother.
18. .? He fell asleep during the lecture.



ANEXA 1- IRREGULAR VERBS

how what where how
long what kind of who
how many when why
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References Units 2,4,6,9,10 - see the last page of Unit 10.



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Unit 10 - Mysteries

Activity 1 speaking
Answer the following questions:
1. Do you believe in aliens?
2. Do you like reading about unsolved mysteries? Give some reasons to explain your choice.
3. Look at the pictures above. In what way do they relate to the idea of mystery?
Activity 2 reading and writing
Read the following text.
Everyone thought that Gulf Breeze in the USA was an ordinary, quiet little town until November 11
th
, 1977. Two
friends, Ed Walters and Charlie Bennett, reported a very strange incident. Here is part of an interview which was
shown on Florida News the day after the kidnapping.
It was seven oclock in the evening. My friend Charlie and I were walking through the park.
We were going home. We were talking and laughing. Suddenly the sky went very dark.
Charlie looked up and said, Its going to rain. Then I heard a loud bang and the sky went
bright green. I thought I was dreaming. There was a huge, shiny spaceship just above our
heads. It wasnt moving. It was pulling us off the ground. Seconds later we were inside it.
Twenty strange creatures were looking at us. They all had wrinkled skin and hands like
pincers. They didnt hurt us. They were smiling and they seemed very friendly.
I dont know how long we were in space, but I think the spaceship was moving. Suddenly the
door opened underneath us. We fell out of the spaceship onto the ground. We were back in
the park again. Charlie and I just stared at each other. We were shaking because we were so
scared. Then we ran home as fast as we could. Thats all Charlie and I can remember. I
know it sounds crazy but its the truth.
On November 11
th
, 1982, exactly five years after the kidnapping, other strange things happened in Gulf Breeze.
Cars disappeared, cats started to fly and several people saw spaceships in the sky.
I. Read the text and choose the synonyms /explanatory phrases for the words below:
a). kidnapping1. common/ not special
b). ordinary2. a tool for holding or pulling something
c). wrinkled skin3. a lot of noise/a powerful explosion
d).pincer4. the act of taking sb. away by force, demanding money for their release
e). a loud bang5. frightened
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f). scared 6. showing signs of old age
REMEMBER: Past Simple
Use: For an action which started and finished in the past, often with a time expression (last week, yesterday, in
1910, 2 years agoetc).
Form:
for regular verbs we add ed or d
open opened; believe believed
irregular verbs have special forms (look at the list at the end of this unit)
see saw; take took etc.
(?) We make questions with DID + short infinitive:What did he say?
(-) We make negatives with did not (didnt) + short infinitive:He didnt say anything.
!!! The past of the verb To be (am/is/are) is was/were:
I/he/she/it was/wasn't
we/you/they were/weren't
was I/he/she/it?
were we/you/they?
Notice that we do not use did in negatives and questions with was/were:
e.g. Was the weather good when you were on holiday?
He wasnt at home last night.
Past Continuous
Form
Was/were + ingform (he was walking, we were talking)
The spelling sometimes changes when we add ing smile smiling; run running.
(?) and (-): Were the creatures smiling?; The spaceship wasnt moving.
Use
For an action that was happening, but not completed, at a particular time in the past. We often describe a scene
with past continuous. e.g.Charlie was talking and Ed was laughing.
Past Simple and Past Continuous
Sometimes one past action interrupts another. We use Past Continuous for the action which was already
happening and Past Simple for the shorter interrupting action.
e.g. I was walking through the park when suddenly I heard a loud bang.
II. A).Work in pairs. Look back at the text and identify verbs used in their Past Simple form and verbs used
in their Past Continuous form. Report your findings.
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B). Fit the Past Simple forms of these verbs into the puzzle. Write your answers across.
Can, happen, see, talk, take, think







C). To find out which planet the aliens were from, solve the next task.
Look at the statements below. If the statement is True, circle the letter in the True column. If you think it is
False, circle the letter in the False column. Then put together all the circled letters.
True False
It happened late at night. Z T
Ed heard a loud bang. R E
Ed and Charlie live in Australia. K I
The aliens were unfriendly. B G
Ed cant remember everything. L E
The sky went dark green. S O
Charlie and Ed were scared. N D
The aliens came from planet _____________

Activity 3 Speaking and Grammar
Work with a partner. Partner A is a television reporter. Partner B is Charlie. Use the table below to ask and answer
questions using Past Simple and Past Continuous.
Partner A Partner B
Where/ you? park
What/ date? November 11
th
, 1977
What/ you/ doing? talk/ laugh
Where/ you/ go? home
How many/ aliens? twenty
What/ aliens/ look/ like? wrinkled / skin
Where were you when this happened? I was in the park.
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_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
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Activity 4 reading and speaking
Truth or fiction?
Some other people in Gulf Breeze told reporters that they had seen a UFO. Here are their statements:
BILL JACOBS: I was working in the garden when I saw a very bright light. I heard a loud noise. I went inside and
locked the door.
JIM SHORT: I was driving my car when suddenly I heard a loud bang. I thought someone had crashed into my
car.
PAM BAKER: I was at home watching TV. It was very late at night and I noticed that it was raining. Suddenly I
heard a strange whistling noise. I looked out of the window and saw a huge object like an aeroplane flying
through the sky.
BOB ROBINS: I was walking with my dog in the fields when suddenly he started barking. It was getting dark but
the sky was green. It was frightening so we ran home.
I. Some of these people invented their stories about the UFO. Look back at Eds article again. Who
do you think was lying? Talk to your partner and write down the untrue statements.
1..
2.
3.
4.
II. Read these questions carefully and then answer them:
1. What was Bill doing when he saw the light?
2. What did Pam do when she heard the noise?
3. What did Bob and his dog do when the sky went green?
4. What was Jim doing when he heard the bang?
5. What was Pam doing when she heard the noise?
6. What did Bill do when he saw the light?
7. What did Jim do when he heard the bang?
8. What were Bob and his dog doing when the sky went green?
Activity 5 writing
Write a short paragraph about something strange that happened to you, or to someone you know. You can
also invent a story. Use the Past Simple and the Past Continuous.
e.g. One Friday afternoon, I was talking to my friend when suddenly..
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Activity 6
A. Use these words to complete the sentences: in while ago yesterday last
My mother called me ____________ I was playing video games.
We got married ____________1991.
My mother went to Brazil tree years ____________.
The players arrived ____________ night.
I saw a good movie _______ .
B. Underline the correct form:
While I was having a shower / had a shower, Mark called / was calling.
We ate / were eating chicken when my grandfather broke / was breaking a tooth.
I didnt see / wasnt seeing where the taxi stand was, so I was missing / missed the performance.
Last Summer I was going / went to the beach every day.
While you were studying / studied for our test I decided / was deciding to go to the cinema.
John called / was calling for dinner when his brother was turning / turned up.
***Activities 7-10 Worksheet- Past Continuous
Activity 11 Game
Work in pairs. Write the first part of a sentence using the Past Continuous + when on a piece of paper (e.g. I was
walking down the street when). Fold the paper so that your partner cant see what you wrote and hand it to your
pair. Your partner writes the second part of the sentence using suddenly + Past Simple (e.g. suddenly I saw a
dragon driving a car.).
The funniest sentences will be read out loud in front of the class.

FORM: We form the Past Continuous from the past tense of be (was/were) + -ing form.

AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE INTERROGATIVE
Mary was studying. Mary wasnt studying. Was she studying?
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***Worksheet(
Activities 7-10)- Unit
10 Past Continuous



7).Fill in the gaps with the Past Continuous of the verbs in brackets.

The teacher __________ (not talk) when Mary arrived.
The pupils __________(play) when the bell rang.
Lucy __________ (do) her homework when someone knocked at the door.
Marks parents __________(write) him a letter when they heard a crash.
Ann __________ (not sleep) when the alarm clock rang.
They __________(not watch) TV when their parents arrived.
8). Look at the picture below and write sentences. Use The Past Continuous.
Example: Cesar and Hector were playing football.

_________________________
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Mary and Sue were studying. Mary and Sue werent studying. Were they studying?
USE: We use the Past Continuous to say that something was in progress at a certain time in
the past.
Example: At 5 oclock Mark was playing football with his friends.
NOTE: Verbs of thinking and feeling usually do not use the Past Continuous but the Past
Simple.
E.g.: think, know, see, hear, like.
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9) Look at the picture again and answer the following questions:
Was Leticia playing football?
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Was Laura riding a bike?
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Were Eugenio and Alejandra sitting under a tree?
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Were Hector and Cesar drinking a coke?
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10) Write sentences in the negative and affirmative:

Example: Mary / not draw / in class / (read)

Mary wasnt drawing in class. She was reading.
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The children / not play/ on the beach / (swim)
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You / not listen to me / (talk)
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My parents / not watch TV / (work)
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Ann / not laugh / (cry)
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My sister / not sleep / ( study)
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I / not eat / (drink)
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