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Looking to the Stars / Charlie Chaplin

Grammar
InthisLesson,youwillbeableto: usethenewwords. usethePresentSimpleandPastSimple.

PRESENTSIMPLE Usethesimplepresenttensetoreportrepeatedactions. o Igetupat6o'clockeveryday. o NancygoestothebeachonSaturdays. o BillwatchesTVintheevening. Usethesimplepresenttensewithadverbsoffrequencysuchas:always, usually,generally,frequently,often,sometimes,seldom,rarely,hardly ever,almostnever,never,etc. Noticethatthesearealsorepeatedactions. o WeusuallyhaveaquizonFridays. o Inevergooutonweeknights. o Mariararelylistenstotheradio. Usethesimplepresenttensetodescribegeneralorscientifictruths. o Waterfreezesat0degreesCelsius. o Thesunrisesintheeast. o Catslikemilk. Usethesimplepresenttenseforpermanentsituations. o Jeffworksforthegovernment. o MybrotherlivesinNewYork. o Mr.Nortonsellscars. Weusethesimplepresenttensewithverbsthatarenotusuallyusedin thepresentprogressivetensetorefertothepresentmoment. o Iunderstandyounow. o Youlookworried. o Thisfoodisdelicious.Ireallylikeit.
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PASTSIMPLE
1.Weusethesimplepasttenseforasinglecompletedactionata definitepasttime: JohnwatchedTVyesterday. 2.Weusethesimplepasttenseforaspecificpasteventeventhoughwe donotmentionthetime*: IboughtmycarinSanDiego.(lastyear,forexample) Thebuswasfifteenminuteslate.(thismorning,forexample) 3.Wealsousethesimplepasttenseforaperiodoftimeinthepastthat isnowfinished: SusanlivedinLosAngelesforfiveyears. BillworkedatMitsubishifrom1993to1995. 4.Whenweusethesimplepasttense,wearespeakingoffinishedtime. Sometimesthetimeisexplicitlymentioned,butnotalways.* JohnwatchedTVyesterday. I'mnothungry.Ihadabigbreakfast.(thismorning,forexample) [Thespeakerhasaspecificpasttimeinmind.] Inbothexamplestheperiodoftimeisfinished,andtheactionwas completedataspecifictimeinthepast. 5.Alwaysusethesimplepasttensewithago. Mrs.HoughtonvisitedFrancethreemonthsago. NeilArmstrongwalkedonthemoonalongtimeago. *Whenwedonotmentionthetimeinsimplepastsentences,we understandfromthecontextwhattimeorperiodwearereferringto.
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Exercise1:Pleaseconjugatethefollowingverbs. 1.Sally______________(toplay)softballeveryweekend. 2.When___________youusually_________(todo)yourhomework. 3.Mrs.Johnson____________(towrite)Christmascardseveryyear. 4.I_______________(tocome/not)fromasmallvillage. 5.TheflighttoHawaiioften____________(totake)10hours. 6.He_____________(tobe)normallyhereontime. 7.Thefamily________________(can/not)findtheirdog. 8.Thefatheralways______________(tohelp)thechildtiehisshoe.

Exercise2:Putthewordsintherightordertobuildquestions: 1.AskJohnifhegoesshoppingafterschooleveryFriday. ___________________________________________________ 2.AskAmywhyshedoesntplaysoccer. ___________________________________________________ 3.AskyourselfifyoulikeEnglishclass. ___________________________________________________ 4.Askyourmomifsheeatsbreakfasteverymorningat5:30am. ___________________________________________________ 5.Askyourteacherreadsathome. ___________________________________________________ Exercise3:Changethefollowingverbstothepasttense.Next,fillinthe chartbyplacingthepasttenseverbsinthecorrectcolumns accordingtohowtheyarepronounced.Finally,answerthe puzzle rest afford watch want stay paint park record raise flood save show demand sound need mail cover answer cause use add Example:Rest!Rested!Placeunder[ed]column
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Exercise4:Completethestorywiththeverbsatthebottom.Makesure youputtheminthecorrectform! seebeginpay give gochooseswimeatsitdriveleave makestandleavedrinkfindgetgo OnSaturdayafternoon,Harry____________totheswimmingpool.He ____________ for an hour, and then ____________ changed and ____________. After that he____________to feel hungry. He ____________ into the town centre and ____________ a space in the car park. He ____________ a Mexican restaurant and____________ in. He ____________atablenearthewindowand____________down. The waiter ____________ him a menu, and he ____________ his choice. Harry ____________ and ____________ happily, and then ____________ his bill, ____________ up and ____________ the restaurant.

Exercise5:VocabularyChoosethecorrectverbfortheactivitiesbelow.
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Looking to the Stars / Charlie Chaplin

Objectives
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: use vocabulary relating to Charlie Chaplin. use the connectors: but, in fact, although, so.

Before You Start


1. What do you know about Charlie Chaplin? Check the true sentences. __ a. In his movies he dressed like a poor man! __ b. He was born in the United States. __ c. He wrote the music for some of his movies. 2. Now read the text and check your answers.

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While you are working, jot down any questions you may have.

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1. Use the following words to complete the sentences below. composed, tramp, baggy, cane silent, character pantomimes, producer, tight,

Charlie Chaplin received his nickname, "the little (1) _______" from the type of (2) _________ he played and from his costume: (3) __________ pants, a (4) _________ coat, big shoes, and a (5) __________. Chaplin began his career acting in (6)______________ in England. He became famous while acting in (7) ____________ movies in the United States. He was active in all aspects of his movies and was the (8) ____________ of many of them. He even (9) ____________ music for them. 2. Fill in the correct connector. Use capital letters when necessary. but / in fact / so /although a. ____________ the grass was wet, we decided to have the picnic anyway. b. It was very cold, __________ we wore our coats. c. There were many students in the class. ____________, every seat was taken. d. He spent most of his life in France, __________ he speaks English at home.

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Answer Key

Before You Start


1. The correct answer is: a

Putting It All Together


1. Chaplin received his nickname "the little tramp" from the type of character he played and from his costume: baggy pants, a tight coat, big shoes, and a cane. Chaplin began his career acting in pantomimes in England. He became famous while acting in silent movies in the United States. He was active in all aspects of his movies and was the producer of many of them. He even composed music for them. 2. a. b. c. d. Although so In fact but

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AnswerKeyExercise1: 1.Sallyplayssoftballeveryweekend. 2.Whendoyouusuallydoyourhomework? 3.Mrs.JohnsonwritesChristmascardseveryyear. 4.Idont/donotfromasmallvillage. 5.TheflighttoHawaiioftentakes10hours. 6.Hewasnormallyhereontime. 7.Thefamilycannot/cantfindtheirdog. 8.Thefatheralwayshelpsthechildtiehisshoe.

KeyExercise2: John,doyouusuallygoshoppingafterschooleveryFriday? Amy,whydontyouplaysoccer? DoIlikeEnglishclass? Mom,doyoueatbreakfasteverymorningat5:30am? Doyoureadathome? AnswerKeyExercise3: [ed] [t] [d] rested watched stayed added parked raised wanted saved showed painted mailed answered afforded covered used demanded caused flooded needed sounded recorded

Looking to the Stars / Charlie Chaplin

AnswerKeyExercise4: Harrywenttotheswimmingpool.Heswamforanhour.Hegotchanged. Hebegantofeelhungry.Hedroveintothetowncentre.Hefoundaspace inthecarpark.HesawaMexicanrestaurantandwentin.Hechosea tablenearthewindowandsatdown.Thewaitergavehimamenu.Heate anddrankhappily.Hepaidhisbill.Helefttherestaurant.

AnswerKeyExercise5:Othercollocationsarepossible. takephotographs gosightseeing buysouvenirs flyeconomyclass stayatahotel goshopping trythelocalfood visitanartgallery writepostcards