UNIT 1 Me and My Friends
1.5 Learn to talk about your best friend
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
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.
MARY’S BEST FRIEND
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.
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.
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.