Learn to talk about your best friend

UNIT 1 Me and My Friends

1.5 Learn to talk about your best friend

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To share lamb

Childhood everywhere to hopscotch

– to live nearby

– to have good manners

– to be friends with somebody

– to miss somebody a lot

– to have a fight

By the way, … .

I know, I know!

Look and say if these children were best friends in the childhood.

E x a m p l e: The boys were not best friends. They didn’t want to share.

Listen and repeat. Say what pet you have.


Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow;

And everywhere that Mary went

The lamb was sure to go.

It went with her to school one day,

That was against the rule;

It made the children laugh and play

To see a lamb at school.

/ӕ/ had, lamb, and, that

/әʊ/ snow, go, know

To live nearby;

To have good manners;

To have a fight;

To miss somebody a lot;

To be friends with somebody.

E x a m p l e: My friend lives nearby.

Listen and role-play.


Peter: Hey, Mary, who was your best friend in your childhood?

Mary: It was Nick. He lived nearby, and we often played together.

Peter: How old was he? What did he look like? Was he a good boy?

Mary: Nick was six then. He was a very nice boy, with blue eyes and wavy fair hair. By the way, he had very good manners.

Peter: Good for him. Are you still friends with Nick?

Mary: Yes, but he is in America now. I miss him a lot. So we often write letters to each other. But now my best friend is a little lamb.

Peter: I know, I know! It went with you to school one day. Ha-ha!


Nick was Mary’s best friend in her childhood.

Nick and Mary were very good friends then.

I/he/she/it was

You/we/they were

Talk with a friend about your best childhood friend.

On your Own: Take a photo of your childhood friend and write 3-5 sentences about him I her.

E x a m p l e: Helen was my best friend in my childhood. She lived nearby and we often played together. She was five. She was a very...

nice girl, with grey eyes and dark hair. By the way, she had very good manners.

Look and guess what games American children can play with their friends (p. 27-28).

E x a m p l e: I think American children can play… with their friends.

Read and say who Nick’s friends are.


Dear Mary:

I am happy to hear from you and to learn that you are doing all right.

You wrote about your little lamb. What a funny story! So the lamb goes everywhere you go! Ha-ha! It even went with you to school one day! Now you say it is your best friend.

I can say that you are still my best friend. I miss you so much! We were such great friends in childhood. You were five and I was six then. You were a pretty little girl, with brown eyes and long dark hair. We often played together. By the way, you had very good manners.

I have a good friend in America, too. His name is Sam. He is my schoolmate. He is a kind and jolly boy, with big brown eyes and curly black hair. Sam and I like to play baseball*. Frankly speaking, I learnt to play this game from him. He knows about our friendship and says hello to you. Please write to me soon.



* baseball – американська спортивна гра бейсбол.


He says hello to you.

Read and choose. Nick thinks that Mary’s story is… . A) sad; b) strange; c) funny. Nick’s best friend now is… . A) Sam; b) Mary; c) the lamb. … is not in America now. A) Mary; b) Nick; c) Sam. Nick and Sam are fond of… . A) boxing; b) basketball; c) baseball. Sam… Mary. A) plays with; b) greets; c) says goodbye to. Talk with friends about your childhood friends. Use:

I can say that… . I miss… . We were such… . She/he was. . We often played. . By the way, . .

Write a letter to your childhood friend. Begin with:


I am happy to hear… .

Yours, … .

Do it Yourself! Make a front page for your letter.

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