Unit 1. My Family and Friends
1. a) Work in pairs. Ask your friend about his / her family.
There are 3/4/5members in my family, my mother, my father, my sister, my brother, my grandmother, my grandfather and me.
I live with my mother, my father, my sister (brother) and my grandmother, my grandfather.
Some members of my family live near us, my aunt and my uncle live not far from us but we have to travel to visit my grandmother and my grandfather, my aunt and my uncle.
There are many traditions in my family. We usually gather together to celebrate birthdays and other holidays like New Year or Easter.
b) Tell the class what you have learnt about your friend.
My friend ... comes from a large / not large family. There are 3/4/5 of them in the family: his/her mother, his/her father, sister/brother, grandmother/grandfather, uncle/aunt. His grandparents live/do not live with them. His/her uncle/aunt live far/not far from them. He/She often visits them on holidays and in summer. His/Her family has got some good traditions. Usually they gather together to celebrate birthdays. New Year and Easter.
2. Read the texts on page 17 and find out what the children say about their families.
Predicting. This text is about a family trip. The whole family, mother, father and three brothers went hiking. They like their adventure very much.
3. Read and tick D (Dan), A (Ann) or T (Tom). Which of the children:
Dan likes doing something with hands.
Tom likes doing sport.
Dan enjoys eating mother’s pies.
Ann enjoys spending time outdoors.
Ann has got the same hobby as the granny.
4. Write sentences about yourself. Use the word combinations from the box given below.
I enjoy listening to music in the evening. I don't like working in the garden with my grandparents. I am good at playing the guitar (the piano, the drums). I am fond of cooking delicious dishes. I don’t like cleaning my room. I don’t like doing my homework. I enjoy playing with my younger sister /brother. I enjoy going shopping.
5. Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the questions given below.
1. My family Is large / not large. I have got a mother, a father, a sister, a brother, an aunt, an uncle, a grandmother, a grandfather.
2. My parents like spending time together, having picnics together, working in the garden, watching TV or reading something. My father likes doing something with his hands and my mother likes cooking. My brother is good at playing computer games and playing football. He is also good at playing the guitar. My sister is good at cooking and talking over the phone with her friends.
3. I am a good son / daughter because I usually help my parents. I wash up after dinner and work in the garden with my family. I also go shopping and clean my room by myself. And I always care about the people around me, I bring them the things they need and help them when they ask.
4. When I am in need my mother usually helps me.
6. Write a paragraph to a school newspaper about your family. What do you value most in your family members? Start like this:
My family is very friendly. We always help each other when we are in need. I love my mother because she is very kind and caring. She always helps me and gives a good piece of advice when I need it. I enjoy spending time with my grandparents because they always have many interesting stories to share with me and I am never bored when I am with them. I like listening to their stories very much. When I need a piece of advice I usually ask my mother or my grandmother who is very wise. I love my family very much.
1. Look at the pictures and say what you like doing together with your family members.
I like reading books and discussing them with my grandmother.
I like doing something with my father. He is good with his hands. I like helping my grandparents in the garden and feeding the animals. I enjoy cooking with my mother.
2. Listen to the children talking about the things they have learnt to do from their relatives. Match the children’s names with the activities they can do.
1. A. 2. B. 3. C. 4. D.
3. Speak in class. Say what the children have learnt to do from the adults.
Children usually learn to do a lot of things from adults. First of all, adults give them practical life skills like keeping the house, making the bed, dusting the furniture and vacuuming the carpet. Then mothers usually teach their children to choose. And they also give some cooking, washing and sewing skills because they are very important in life. Grandparents can teach their grandchildren to knit or embroider. Grandfathers or fathers can teach boys how to use their hands.
4. Work in pairs. Complete the dialogue and act it out.
A: Hi, ....! We are doing a survey on family ties. Can I ask you a few questions?
B: Yes, please.
A: What makes a home a pleasant place to live in?
B: Happy families have certain traits in common. They share activities, take an active interest in each other's hobbies, care above each other, do things for each other, feel safe and secure with each other.
A: Who do you admire most in your family? What have you learnt to do from this person?
B: I admire my father most in my family. I have learnt to keep promises from him. I also admire my mother who taught me to accept the differences.
A: Who do you think is the best teacher in the family? How do they learn everything in the family?
B: Children benefit from regular mealtimes, affection, play, traditions and outings with the whole family.
5. Talk about the members of the family you admire. What have they taught you to do? Use the word combinations given below.
My father is good with his hands. He can do anything from wood. So he taught me to make some useful things from wood. My mother is good at cooking. She taught me to cook some easy but delicious things like delicious omelet or pancakes with jam. She sets me a good example of tolerance and kindness. She is so patient when she explains me something that is why l like cooking with my mother and I think that now I am fond of cooking.
6. Write a short story to post on the Internet blog about the person in your family you admire. Use the questions given below to help you.
I have a very special person in my life. It is my mother. She is very kind and caring. She always helps me when I need it and she always gives me good pieces of advice. She always teaches me to be polite and tolerate to other people, she teaches me how to behave. I think that my mother helps me to get on well with other people and my classmates. I would like to be like my mother when I am as old as she is now.
1. Work in pairs. Decide which of these may not be possible in big families:
I think that it may not be possible; to be by yourself? So what you like; and keep the place tidy in big families.
2. Read Tom’s blog about his family. Is it small or big? Who does he get on well with in his family?
Tom’s family is big. Tom gets on well with his brother John.
3. Read what Tom says again. Tick the sentences A (True) or B (False). If Tom doesn’t tell you the answer tick (C).
1. (A) True. There are 3 brothers and 1 sister in Tom’s family.
2. (A) True. Tom is older than Abby as he is 13 and she is.
3. (B) False. Tom has lot in common only with his brother John.
4. (B) False. Tom doesn’t like playing any musical instrument.
5. (C) Tom says nothing about it.
6. (A) True. Tom says that in a big house you can always find somewhere to be by yourself and he likes it sometimes.
7. (C) Tom says nothing about it.
4. Read and choose the correct item.
1. Tell us your address.
2. Where are the children? Do you see them?
3. Ask her why she is crying.
4. She likes looking at herself in the mirror.
5. Mary talks about herself all the time.
6. We really enjoyed ourselves at the party last night.
7. Find chairs for yourself and sit down.
8. Can you repair this, or must we do it ourselves.
5. Read and act out the situations.
Hello, let me introduce my friend Tom. He is my classmate. He is from a big family. He has got an elder brother and a younger sister. His brother’s name is Sam and he is 15. He likes playing computer games and playing football. Tom gets on well with his brother. His sister’s name is Maria. She is 5. She likes playing with her dolls. Tom likes playing with his sister and making her laugh.
6. Write sentences with different pronouns as in the example.
I like spending time with my friends (A subject pronoun). We enjoy spending time together (A subject pronoun). He hates cleaning his room (A subject pronoun). My mother usually gives me good pieces of advice (An object pronoun). I sent them a beautiful postcard for Christmas (An object pronoun). My grandmother is always glad to see us (An object pronoun). I usually do my homework by myself (A reflexive pronoun). Look at yourself, you are dirty (A reflexive pronoun). He usually cleans his room by himself (A reflexive pronoun).
1. a) Listen and repeat. Match the words with the pictures.
1. H. 2. A. 3. B. 4. E. 5. F. 6. C. 7. D. 8. G.
b) Make sentences with these words about your household chores.
I usually make my bed by myself in the morning. I usually tidy up my room by myself. In the evening my mother usually cooks the meal and I wash up. I do not really like ironing clothes. In our family it is my duty to water the flowers. I think I am good at sewing buttons. It is so nice to have a washing machine because we do not have to wash the clothes by ourselves.
2. a) Read and complete the text with the sentences (A-E) from the box given below.
1. B. 2. D. 3. A. 4. E. 5. C.
b) Look and order the pictures (A-F) according to the text of Ex. 2 on page
1. B. 2. A. 3. D. 4. F. 5. C. 6. E.
3. Agree or disagree. Correct the wrong statement
1. Agree. 2. Disagree. Ann had to dust the furniture in her room. 3. Disagree. Ann put her dresses, blouses, T-shirts and socks in the washing machine. 4. Agree. 5. Agree. 6. Disagree. Ann sat down at her desk and did the sums. 7. Agree.
4. Look at the pictures of Ex. 2b again and retell the story to your classmates.
Ann woke up in the morning. It was Saturday. She stood up quickly. She had to help her mother in the kitchen. She washed up, then dusted the furniture in her room and washed the clothes. Ann put her dresses, blouses, T-shirts and socks in the washing machine. Then she heard a noise in the next room. The cat knocked a vase off the table. Ann had to clean it. Then she sat down at her desk and did the sum. Then Jane phoned and invited her for a walk.
5. Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the questions.
1. I usually help my mother about the house. I wash up and dust the furniture. And I clean my room.
2. I usually help about the house in the evening or on Saturdays. I wash up every evening and clean my room and dust the furniture on Saturdays.
3. I can dust the furniture and wash up well. My mother taught me to do it.
4. I help my mother to do the shopping. I help her to carry the bags from the supermarket.
6. Write a paragraph to the Internet blog about the household chores you usually do. Use the word combinations from Ex. 1.
I always help my mother about the house. First of all I help her to do the shopping. We go to the supermarket together and then carry the bags. I also wash up every evening and sometimes I help my mother with cooking. I also have to clean my room, make the bed, dust the furniture and vacuum the carpet.
2. Read and tick what the children usually do about the house.
|names / chores||Taras||Olia||Semen|
|set the table for dinner||+|
|look after a pet||+|
|do the shopping||+||+|
|do the cleaning|
|do the laundry||+|
3. Work in groups. Talk about the household chores children usually have.
I think it is right when every member of the family have has household chores because it la very difficult for one person to do everything. I think that everybody must help the mother about the house. Children must help with washing up, vacuuming and shopping because it is not difficult. Elder children must look after younger children. And they must clean their rooms by themselves. In my family everybody has household chores. As for me I must wash up every evening. Sometimes I help my mother with cooking and shopping. I also clean my room and water the flowers. I like helping my mother because I love her very much. Only lazy children do not help their mother about the house. I am responsible for walking my dog and shopping. Sometimes I help my mother with cooking and washing up or washing the clothes.
4. a) Read and complete the dialogue. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense form: Present Simple, Future Simple, Past Simple or Present Perfect.
1. will be. 2. have whitewashed. 3. have weeded. 4. wants. 5. will be. 6. are.
5. a) Complete the sentences with the words from the word bank.
1. household chores. 2. do. 3. wash. 4. do. 5. fold. 6. rake.
b) Write a letter to your English-speaking friend. In your letter, tell him / her what household chores you have, how often you do them, who helps you, what you like / don’t like doing most of all.
Hello, my dear friend.
I want to tell you about my household chores. First of all I wash the dishes every evening. My mother cooks the dinner and I sometimes help her. I also help her to go shopping and carry the bags every Saturday. I like it very much. But I do not like cleaning my room, dusting the furniture and vacuuming the carpet in my room. But I have to do it every Saturday as well. I also water the flowers twice a week. I like helping my mother because I love her.
2. Read the story and say why the Parkers have decided to buy a summer cottage.
The Parkers have decided to buy a summer cottage because Mr. Parker made quite a lot of money. Mrs. Parker likes gardening. They used to have a summer house in England.
3. Read and complete the sentences.
1. ... like the one they used to have in England.
2. having a nice garden ... likes gardening.
3. ... rose bushes.
4. ... plant and water the flowers and weed the flowers.
5. ... digs around the trees, whitewashes the trees and gathers fruit in autumn.
6. ... the father with digging around the trees, whitewashing the trees and gathering fruit in autumn, water the lawn in front of the house and rake the leaves in the garden in autumn.
7. ... having a room for a tree house.
4. Ask questions to the sentences below. Say what type of question each of them is.
1. Who has been busy weeding the garden this week? Special question.
2. When did my \ your parents have a lovely talk around the dinner table yesterday? Special question.
3. Did they keep on walking along the street? General question.
4. Are Mary and Brian planning their rest or doing their homework now? Alternative question.
5. How does this skirt suit you? Special question.
6. Is the city full of places of interests for tourists or citizens? Alternative question.
7. Did he spend much time working in the garden yesterday? Special question.
8. Was Molly scared of big spiders or small mice in the old house? Alternative question
9. What has Steve dreamt about for years? Special question
10. Are there so many cobwebs in this old roof? General question
11. Where were marble staircases and grand pianos? Special question
5. a) Complete the questions with the correct question tags.
1. isn’t it?
2. does he?
3. didn’t they?
4. can he?
5. didn’t they?
6. isn’t he?
7. aren't I?
8. shall we?
9. haven’t they?
10. shall we?
6. Write three questions to each picture. Use different tenses and the correct question tags.
A) 1. They are playing with the cats, aren’t they? 2. They gathered four cats together, didn’t they? 3. Let’s play with the cats, shall we?
B) 1. Fathers and sons are fishing, aren't they? 2. They will have a delicious fish soup for dinner today, won’t they? 3. The weather is fantastic, isn’t it?
C) 1. The family are having a birthday party, aren’t they? 2. The mother baked a delicious birthday cake yesterday, didn’t she? 3. They like gathering together, don’t they?
2. a) Listen to the dialogue and tick the statements T (True) or F (False).
1. Т. 2. F. 3. Т. 4. F.
3. Work in pairs. Talk about the pictures given below. What family traditions do the children follow during their school holidays?
We have a good family tradition to go to the seaside in summer. We swim» sunbathe and dive. It is so good because we spend about two weeks together.
In summer we usually go to the country to visit my grandparents. It is really nice because I like spending time in the country. It is so quite and nice there. And you can eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables there. I like cherries and apples very much.
We have a good tradition to go hiking in summer. It is really great because we can spend a few weeks together and have much fun.
4. a) Work in groups. Write a list of family traditions. Use Ex. 2b for help.
5. New Year party. 6. Summer picnic. 7. Harvest day.
5. Read and choose the correct item to complete the sentences.
1. C. 2. A. 3. B. 4. B.
1. Complete the sentences with the correct question tags.
1. has he. 2. can we. 3. weren't they. 4. didn’t it. 5. isn't she. 6. will she.
2. Read the text and put the missing sentences (A-F) in the correct spaces (1-6).
1. D. 2. F. 3. B. 4. E. 5. A. 6. C.
3. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense form.
1. had whitewashed, came.
2. were gathering, started.
3. will ... rake.
4. are ... doing, am changing.
5. have ... chosen.