Unit 1. Lesson 1. Family and Friends
p. 18, ex. 2. Say which of these words are positive and which are negative.
Positive: reliable, understanding, sociable, ambitions, honest, strict, friendly, complaining, fair, amusing, kind, helpful, overprotective.
Negative: lazy, jealous, pessimistic.
p. 18, ex. 3. Fill in the definitions below. Write in your notebook.
A person who
• doesn't like working is lazy.
• never lets you down is reliable.
• always tells the truth is honest.
• often believes bad things will happen is pessimistic.
• is always happy to give more than usual is helpful.
• is never happy with what he or she gets is complaining.
• always likes to be in the company of other people is sociable.
• usually treats everybody the same is fair.
• wants to be successful is ambitious.
• usually tells jokes is amusing.
p. 19, ex. 4. Look at the adjectives describing someone’s character and find the right ending.
1. helpful d is ready to help;
2. trustworthy g doesn't tell your secrets to other people;
3. shy b doesn't like meeting new people;
4. outgoing f Is friendly and likes parties;
5. chatty a likes talking to people;
6. honest c always gives his\her opinion;
7. responsible e doesn’t forget to do things;
8. caring h thinks about what others need.
p. 20, ex. 3. Do the quiz from a teen magazine. Think of your best friend.
1. a) always.
2. b) we have a lot in common.
3. b) I hope everything is OK.
4. a) tells me it’s not a good idea because I can get into trouble.
5. c) my happy and sad moments.
6. b) gets to know your new friend better.
7. b) It’s OK, but I prefer your old hairstyle.
8. comes over to my place and helps me with studying.
p. 21, ex. 1. Guess the missing words in the poem.
What does a true friend do?
He\She is there for you.
When you are happy,
But when you are sad, too.
How does true friendship show itself?
It begins with short «Hi!»
And then with time and care
It starts to go and go
«What does true friendship say?»
Don’t worry. You’ll be OK And with an understanding so Your problems seem to go away.
I feel happy when my friend is with me and 1 share my happiness with him. When I feel sad my friend always supports me.
When I feel worried my friend tries to calm me down.
Friendship grows when friends stay together in happy and sad moments share everything and support each other in difficult moments.
p. 22, ex. 2. a) Look at these expressions and say when you use them.
How are things? — Greetings.
Good for you! — When my friend is happy for me.
What’s the matter? — When my friend worries about me.
Oh, poor thing! — When something happened and my friend says it is a pity for him.
How did it go? — My friend asks me about something in the past.
Oh, lucky you! — My friend is happy for me.
b) Make a four line dialogue using the expressions from (a).
— How are things?
— Fine, thanks.
— My parents bought me a new bicycle.
— Oh, lucky you!
— Hi! What’s the matter?
— I have lost my favourite CD.
— Oh, poor thing.
p. 22, ex. 3. Work in pairs. Ask you partner.
1. — What’s your best friend like?
— He is reliable and honest, active and caring.
2. How do you get on with your parents? What are they like?
— I get on well with my parents because I always listen to their pieces of advice and try not to argue with them. They are kind, caring and understanding.
3. — What would you like your teachers to be like? Say why?
— I want my teachers to be kind, friendly, understanding and helpful because it is very important for good studying.
p. 22, ex. 4. Listen and read. Then answer the questions.
What is Tara like? Tara is angry and does not believe in her friends. She thinks only about herself.
What is Emma like? Emma is funny, active, caring and understanding. She always wants to support her friend. And she is trustworthy.
What is your friend like? How do you know? My friend is trustworthy and helpful, caring and active. I know it because we have suffered a lot together.
p. 23, ex. 5. Match questions and answers.
1. What does Emma suggest? d Coming over to her place.
2. Why does Tara get angry? c Because Emma is teasing her.
3. What does Luke look like? e Tall and plump, with long straight hair.
4. What does he like? g Music and acting.
5. What is he like? b Caring and understanding.
p. 23, ex. 6. Listen and read the dialogue to find out if Luke has accepted Eve’s invitation.
Luke has accepted Eve’s invitation.
p. 24, ex. 7. First unscramble the questions. Then answer them.
1. Why doesn’t Luke want to go to the Activity Centre at first? — Luke doesn’t want to go to the Activity Centre at first because he doesn’t like meeting new people.
2. What does Tara look like? — Tara is tall and thin with long curly hair, often in a pony tail.
3. What is she like? — She is very nice. 4. What does Lee like? — Lee is easy to talk to.
p. 24, ex. 8. Act out one of the dialogues (task 4 or 6). Use the sentences from the box above. Call your friend and invite him / her:
— Hi, it’s Egor here.
— Hi, there.
— Do you want to go to the cinema. It is a very good film on today.
— What is the genre of the film?
— Well, it is a combination of action and drama. And your favourite Leo Di is there too.
— Oh, when does it start?
— It starts at 6 p. m.
— OK, great. I have free time just this evening. Where are we meeting?
— Let’s meet at the cinema at 5. 30.
— OK. Great. See you there. Bye.
p. 25, ex. 1. Compare these people with the help of ‘as … as' or ‘not so … as’.
1. Ann has got as blue eyes as John.
2. Cathy is not so tall as Rose.
3. Linda has got as curly hair as Mary.
4. Bill is as good a pupil as Tom.
5. Your grandparents are not so old as mine.
6. Lisa is not so good in skating as Brenda.
p. 26, ex. 1. Read the letter and name all the people in June’s life.
All the people in June’s life are: her brother, her parents, her best mate Eve, a boy Pete.
p. 28, ex. 2. Find in the letter words that mean the following and write them in your notebook.
1. a person who can’t stop working hard — workaholic.
2. a strange person — weirdo.
3. a group of friends — a bunch of friends.
4. an area of wild land in Australia — the Bushfires.
5. these make objects that are far away seem near — binoculars.
p. 28, ex. 3. Find the missing word.
1. You come across someone’s address or an old photo.
2. You take up painting classes or some hobby.
3. You catch up with the gossip or with others after missing a week at school.
p. 28, ex. 4. Find all the sentences where June talks about the important people in her life. Then use some adjectives (прикметники) from Task 1 to describe what they are like.
My Mum works for an advertising agency. Her job is much more interesting that my Dad’s. I get on well with her, but sometimes she worries too much.
My father is a bit of a workaholic. He works for a big publishing company. He works late hours, even weekends. He’s nice, but when I go out he wants me to be back by 10 o’clock.
My brother thinks I’m not talented at all. He’s a bit of a weirdo. He is 18, but still spends most of the time on his skateboard. He has a bunch of friends who are all crazy about it. They all think they are cool. He hopes to become a famous musician. He spends hours practicing, the rest of the time he teases me.
My best mate is called Eve. She’s a real friend. She never lets me down. Pete is a real joker. He doesn’t notice me.
Mum is understanding, friendly, helpful but sometimes overprotective. Father is sometimes overprotective. Brother is lazy. Eve is reliable. Pete is amusing.
p. 28, ex. 5. Choose one person from June’s life and write 5 things he or she does every day. The others in the class should guess who the person is. What tense would you use?
This person gets up early and goes to bed late.
This person likes working and never wastes time.
This person reads a lot every day.
This person does not watch TV much.
This person does not spend much time at home.
This person is June’s father.
I would use Present Simple to describe every day actions.
p. 28, ex. 6. Discuss in groups.
I like June’s life because she has caring and friendly parents. They always worry about her. She gets on well with her parents. Their family spends time together. Her best mate is part of her family. Eve is reliable and helpful. It is so nice to have good and kind people around you.
I think I have much in common with June but not with her brother. I have friendly and caring parents who sometimes are overprotective too. And I also have a reliable and helpful best friend who never lets me down. I spend much time with him.
p. 29, ex. 1. Look back at the information in June’s letter. Put the topics below in the proper order.
1. Reasons for writing a letter.
2. Her family.
3. Her interests.
4. Her best friend.
5. Her plans for the weekend.
p. 29, ex. 2. Look at the expressions below. Which of them would you put at the beginning (B) and which at the end (E) of an informal letter? Group up the expressions into B and E columns in your notebook.
B (beginning) I’m sorry I haven’t written sooner. I was very happy to receive your letter. Thanks a lot for your letter I got two weeks ago.
E (end) Write back soon. Keep in touch. Give my love to your ...
p. 29, ex. 3. You want a pen friend. Write a letter about yourself. Follow June’s outline and use some of the expressions from Task 2.
My name is ... and I am looking for a pen friend. I came across your address while I was surfing the Internet. It was the website about English films which we both like so much. So I believe we have at least something in common. I like classical English films very much and my favourite actor is Aidan Turner. He is Irish but it is not important.
Let me tell you more about myself. I am 14 years old. I live with my family in Ukraine. My family is not very big, only my parents and my grandmother. I love them much because they are very nice and caring.
My father does not spend much time at home because he works much. He works at the plant. At weekends we try to spend time together, go to the park or some other interesting place. He is friendly, caring and energetic. He does not like staying at home when the weather is fine.
My mother is active too. She works at the shop so she is sociable and funny. When she has free time she likes cooking something new and delicious. My grandmother is a kind and friendly old lady. I always share my secrets with her because I know that she is trustworthy. But sometimes she is overprotective but I do not think it is bad.
When we all are at home we like discussing our life or plans for the future. Sometimes we play different games together and it is so great.
I hope that you will write me back and share some information about your hobbies and interests, and about your family as well.
Keep in touch. Waiting for your answer.