My Summer Diary
I. Conversation Warm-up
Look at the pictures below. What summer holidays did these children have? What plans did you have?
I planned to go to the seaside.
I planned to go to the village to visit my grandparents.
I planned to go to the forest with my friends.
III. Grammar Smart
2. Complete the sentences.
I went to the seaside in June.
I went to the village in July.
I went to the camp in August.
I visited my friend last summer.
I was playing outdoors all-day long.
We were having a good time the whole summer.
IV. Time to Listen and Read
1. Listen to / read in pairs and say what the children planned to do in summer.
Lucy planned to visit her relatives in Kyiv and to learn roller-skating.
Paul planned to read a collection of Jack London’s stories.
2. Read the sentences and match them to the characters - Lucy and Paul.
Paul. Did you enjoy summer holidays?
As my parents worked all the summer, I had to stay in town.
Lucy. I planned to visit my relatives in Kyiv, and I did it.
I’ve got a surprise for you — a souvenir from Kyiv.
I learned roller-skating. It was great.
3. In the text find the words for the following areas and make up sentences with them:
Summer: holidays, break.
Plan: to learn roller-skating, to read, to visit relatives.
My summer holidays were great.
I had a summer break and did nothing.
My brother planned to learn roller-skating during summer break.
We planned to read a lot of books in summer.
We planned to visit relatives in Moscow.
V. Time to Communicate
a) In pairs, talk about your summer holiday plans. Say which of them came true. Follow the pattern.
A. Hi, Ann! Did you enjoy your summer holidays?
B. A lot. I had a very good time.
A. Did all your plans come true?
B. Exactly. I planned to go to the seaside with my parents. Besides I planned to read a lot of books. How about you?
A. Nothing to boast of. I visited my Granny, It was really boring.
B. I bet you went swimming to the lake.
A. Unfortunately I didn’t. The weather was bad and I had to stay in.
B. Come, come! You can do it later. By the way, I’ve got a surprise for you — a souvenir from the Crimea.
A. How nice of you. Thanks a lot.
B. My pleasure.
b) Act as Lucy and describe your stay in Kyiv. Use the pictures and the word list.
My summer holidays were really great. I planned to visit my relatives and Kyiv and I did it. Kyiv is wonderful. I could see a lot of places of interest and take a lot of pictures. Look at them! Here is Andriyivskyy Descent- one of my favourite places. I bought some souvenirs there.
c) Act as Paul and tell your classmates about your summer holidays.
My summer holidays were not very cool. As my parents worked all the summer, I had to stay in town. It was not exciting, you know. But I rode my bike every day and read a lot of fantasy books. It made me feel better. Sometimes I went swimming with my friends. It was great.
VI. Time to Write
At home: Write a short essay under the title “My Summer Holidays Plans”.
Summer holidays are a great time. Every summer I have a lot of plans and I’m very glad when they come true. These holidays were really great. I and my parents planned to go to the seaside and we could do it. The weather was wonderful so we went swimming a lot. We also went sightseeing, visited a lot of places of interest and enjoyed picturesque view. I also wanted to meet new friends. I was lucky. I met two boys from Kyiv. We often call each other or communicate though the Internet. I think we‘ll meet again one day.