Unit 3 My Home
Lessons 42-44 Learn to talk about the room you live in
In the middle of…
As you see…
On the right/left
1. Look and say where the furniture is.
On the left, on the right, a sofa, in the middle, a bookcase
Example: On the left there is a sofa.
2. Listen and repeat.
NICE BETTY BLOOM
Nice Betty Bloom Is in her room,
With a carpet on the floor
And lace curtains on the door.
/u:/ – Bloom, room
3. Look, match and say what furniture there is in children’s rooms.
A bookcase, a carpet, a sofa, a writing table, curtains
Example: There is a carpet in the girl’s room.
4. Listen and role-play.
DISCUSSING YOUR ROOMS Betty: This is my room, nice and cosy. Do you like it?
John: Of course, I do. I also have my own room and I like it a lot, too.
Betty: Glad to hear it. And what furniture is there in your room?
John: On the left of the room there is a bookcase. There are many interesting books in it.
Betty: No wonder, I know you are fond of reading. And what is there on the right?
John: On the right there is a writing table with a computer on it. Sometimes I play computer games.
Betty: I adore computer
– What furniture is there in your room?
– On the left of the room there is a bookcase.
– What is there on the right?
– There is a writing table with a computer on it.
5. Talk with a friend about your rooms. Use:
On your own: Take a picture of any room and write where the furniture is in it.
Example: This is a sitting room.
In the middle of the room there is a table. There are nice flowers on it. On the right there is a TV set…
6. Look and guess what Andrew saw on the walls of Tom’s room.
Example: I think Tom saw…
7. Read and say what Andrew liked about Tom’s house.
I’m Andrew. I have an English friend. His name is Tom. I spent my last summer holidays at his place and I liked it a lot.
Tom’s family has a big one-storeyed house. There is a nice green garden around it. In the middle of the garden there are some flowerbeds with beautiful roses. English people are so fond of gardening, you know.
Every member of the family has his/her own room. Tom’s room is on the left. There is not much furniture in it: two beds, a writing table with a lamp on it and a bookcase full of books.
Tom is interested in sports. There are many pictures of famous English athletes on the walls of his room. He likes football and David Beckham is his favourite footballer.
There is a big poster with the athlete on the door of Tom’s room. Near the window there is a big football board game1 and we often played it in rainy weather. But when the weather was sunny we played football with Tom and his dad in the yard. As you see, there is much place to play everywhere. This is what I like most.
8. True or False?
1. Tom’s family lives in a many-storeyed house.
2. English people are fond of gardening.
3. There is much furniture in Tom’s flat.
4. There are many portraits on the walls of Tom’s room.
5. Tom and Andrew played a football board game in Tom’s room.
9. Talk with friends about your room. Use:
My room is… .
On the left there is/are… .
On the right there is/are… .
In the middle of the room there is/are… .
I like to… .
On the walls… .
You can also see… in my room.
I often… .
10. Write about your room to your international friend. Use:
On the left…
On the right…
In the middle…
On the walls…
On the table…
Do it yourself! Draw your own room for Tom.
1 board game – настільна гра