Unit 1 TIME FOR SCHOOL
Lesson 4 AN ENGLISH TEST
1 Say if you have a pen-friend (e-mail friend) who writes his / her letters in English.
– If yes, does it help you in learning English?
– If not, would you like to have one? Why?
2 Read and guess the words in the letter below.
Copy the letter in your notebook. Use the words David sent to Ihor.
3 Answer the questions.
1 Is Ihor a clever boy?
2 How many English words does Ihor know?
3 Is Ihor afraid of the English test?
4 Has he got problems with the letter ‘H’? Why?
4 Ask and answer in pairs.
1 Are you doing a test today?
2 What is your favourite English song?
3 What is your favourite English sound?
4 Have you got problems with the letter ‘H1?
5 Write three easy and three difficult words in your notebook.
6 Read and
number the ways to learn English from 1 (the best way) to 5.
On the Internet
At school with a teacher
Talking to people in English
At home using a book
Watching English films
Listening to stories
– Watch TV in English.
– Use the Internet.
– Look for English in cafes and shops.
– Write to or email a pen-friend.
– Use books and CDs in English.
1 a) Before listening say if you can spell your name and your family name in English,
B) Listen to the phone call and say why the girl asks Ian Ashton to play some computer games with her.
2 Copy the questions and answer them in your notebook.
1 Who is at home? 4 Who hasn’t got the key?
2 Who is phoning? 5 Who is unhappy?
3 Who works with Pam’s mum? 6 Who is ready to help?
3 Ask and answer in pairs.
1 Is Ian’s family name long?
2 Is it
difficult to spell?
3 Is your family name long?
4 Is it difficult to spell?
5 Have you got problems with spelling?
6 Which letters are difficult?
Do you know?
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. In a book from China, you don’t see letters. You see hundreds of little pictures.
They are difficult to learn.
4 Listen and sing along.
– your name;
– your best friend’s name;
– your mother’s name;
– your teacher’s name.
6 Read, guess and match. What do the letters stand for?
7 Play the game in a group.
1 Find the name of an English singer / American actor / a film star / a book.
2 Think about its spelling.
3 Say how to spell the name. Your friends must guess it.
4 Show the name to the group.
1 Read some sentences you can often hear in your English class. Divide them into two columns: column ‘V is for a teacher and column ‘P’ is for a pupil.
– May I go out?
– Who is absent?
– What do we have for homework?
– Open your books on page 8, please!
– Here you are.
– Who wants to read?
– How do you say ‘бджола’ in English?
– Can you say that again, please?
– I’ve finished!
– Sorry, I’m late.
– Thank you.
– What does ‘difficult’ mean?
– Copy this into your notebooks!
– Be quiet, please!
2 Listen to some classroom situations.
Tick the sentences from task 1 that you hear.
3 a) Write the missing sentences.
1 T: You’ve got five minutes to finish this task.
T: Already?! Let me see.
2 T: I would like to see your notebook, Ted.
T: This is very nice and tidy. Well done Ted!
3 T: Yes, Ted, what is it?
T: Yes, but hurry back.
4 T: Your homework is on page 8, exercise 2.
T: Of course. Your homework is on page 8, exercise 2.
5 T: What is small, and
Sometimes dangerous, but gives honey?
T: A bee.
P; The answer is a bee.
T: That’s correct. Now another riddle.
6 T: Who is absent?
P: Steve Martin, Jessica White, Tania Wild…
Knock, knock P: Good morning! …
T: Come in Ted.
B) Work in pairs. Choose two dialogues and act them out.
4 Say why you learn English. Use the ideas below.
I learn English because I want to have friends from other countries.
– write e-mails in English
– be good at English
– speak over the phone to people from other countries
– travel to other countries
– make presentations in English
– watch films in English
– read English books
– sing English songs
– work and play with a computer
VOCABULARY &p; GRAMMAR
1 Read and say what subject is this text about?
… grammar rules help us to organize information that we know, and help us to speak, write and learn that language more easily.
… We organize words into parts of speech. For example, a ‘house’ and ‘ a dog’ are nouns, ‘nice’ and ‘new’ are adjectives, T and ‘we’ are pronouns, ‘in’ and ‘under’ are prepositions…
Parts of Speech (Частини мови)
NOUNS: a fish, a king, a man, a pupil…
PRONOUNS: I, you, his, our, me, her, us…
ADJECTIVES: big, long, popular, important…
VERBS: to say, to swim, to learn, to play…
PREPOSITIONS: in, on, under…
2 Match and think of more examples.
3 a) Look at the pages from Olha’s and Ihor’s vocabulary books and compare them.
B) Answer the questions.
– How do you learn new words?
– What is the difference between Ihor’s and Olha’s vocabulary books?
– How do you make your own vocabulary book?
1 Read a page from Andrew’s diary. Complete the sentences. Use the words on the left.
2 Write about your English lessons, your new English book and your teacher. Use task 1 as an example.
1 Complete with the words from the box. Use the degrees of comparison and put the adjectives into correct forms.
Good (x3), beautiful, friendly, long (x2), bad, intelligent, tаll.
This is my class 5A. It is the best class in the whole school. I have a lot of friends. Pete is my… friend. We are both tall, but he is a bit… than me. There are 12 boys and 13 girls. All girls are very pretty, but Jenny is… . She has got… hair than Betty. I think she likes me. John and Tom are very… at football. John is… boy in the class. My favourite subject is Science, but I’m… than Kate. We always work and study together. I would like to be like my father. He is… person I know.
3 Guess the subjects (1-10). Say what you do in these lessons.
Example: In IT we learn how to use the computer.
In… we learn….
4 Ask and answer in pairs.
– How many subjects have you got?
– Is your timetable OK? Why?
– Who is your form teacher?
– Who is your favourite teacher?
– What are you good at?
– What are you bad at?
– How many pupils are there in your class?
– How many new pupils are there in your class? Who are they?
– Do you speak English with other people?
– Do you like working in groups in English lessons?
5 Write a short report about your school life. The questions above can help you, Start like this,
1 Listen and read the fairy tale.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
A wise mother-cat and her two little kittens live in an old grey house. They live upstairs in an small bedroom. They sleep on a warm comfortable carpet in the middle of the room. Every morning the two kittens get up, brush their tails, wash their faces and go downstairs to the kitchen to have breakfast. They usually have milk and porridge for breakfast.
After breakfast they wash their cups, glasses and plates and go to the Cats’ Primary School. They take their school bags with pens, pencils, rulers and books. They are very clever, but they don’t like to go to school because they are a bit lazy. They don’t like to study foreign languages.
One day, the mother-cat and her kittens went for a walk to the park. Suddenly1, they saw a dog. The big dog was in front of them. The kittens were scared and began to cry. The dog looked at them and said:” Grrrrrr!”
At that moment, the mother-cat opened her mouth and said: “Grrrrrr!” The dog answered: ”Grrrrrr!” and ran away. Then, the wise old cat turned to her kittens and said: “Now, you understand how important it is to know a foreign language.”
1suddenly – раптом
2 Choose the correct sentence.
1 a) The mother-cat is funny, b) The mother-cat is wise.
2 a) The mother-cat and her kittens live downstairs,
B) All the cats live upstairs.
3 a) Every morning the cat goes to the primary school,
B) Every morning the kittens go to the primary school.
4 a) The kittens are fond of foreign languages,
B) The kittens don’t like to go to school.
6 a) Cats and dogs speak the same language,
B) Cats and dogs speak different languages.
3 Look at the pictures and tell the story.
They live… Every morning… After breakfast…
They don’t like… One day they went… Suddenly…
The dog… The wise mother-cat…