Learn to talk about the secrets of water

Unit 6 Nature Araund Us

6.2 Learn to talk about the secrets of water

Word Box

Phrase Box

Communication

Box

Thirsty

To experiment

To freeze

To crack

To stretch

– well water

– tap water

– sea wave

– frozen water

– a bottle/glass of water

– to push out the cork

– to hold water

So what?

I wonder why? There’s nothing like… to me.

1. Look and describe where you can see water.

 Learn to talk about the secrets of water

E x a m p l e: I can see water in the river.

2. Listen and repeat. Say what you can see at the seaside.

AT THE SEASIDE

Little drops of water,

Little grains of sand

Make the mighty ocean

And the pleasant land.

/t/

little, water, mighty, pleasant

/d/ sand, land, and

3. Look, match and say what the children use water for.

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Sea waves;

Well water;

Frozen water;

Tap water.

E x a m p l e: The boy uses well water to drink.

4. Think and say:

– what you adore to do with water ;

– if you have ever experimented with water;

– what you want to know about water.

E x a m p l e: I adore everything I can do with water: drinking a glass of well water on a hot day, swimming in the river in summer, watching sea waves in any season and so on.

5. Listen and role-play.

EXPERIMENTING WITH WATER

Taras: What’s the matter, Oksana? What are you loo king for?

Oksana:

I’m looking for my bottle of water. I’m so thirsty.

Taras: Sorry, I haven’t seen it anywhere. How about an apple or a pack of juice instead?

Oksana: No, thank you. There’s nothing like water for me.

I adore everything I can do with water: drinking a glass of well water on a hot day, swimming in the river in summer, watching sea waves in any season and even using tap water to wash the dishes. Taras: Me, too. I even like experimenting with water.

One day in winter, I place a bottle of water outside the window.

Oksana: What happened? It froze, didn’t it?

Taras: Yes, it did, and – what is more – it pushed out the cork and the bottle cracked.

Oksana: I wonder why?

Taras: The reason is that water stretches when it freezes.

The bottle was not big enough to hold frozen water. Oksana: How interesting! I’ll try this experiment myself.

Remember!

It froze, Didn’t it?

Yes, it did. / No, it didn’t.

6. Let’s play ‘the grammar say-the-opposite’ game. Use the box.

E x a m p l e: A: The bottle held frozen water, didn’t it?

B: Yes, it did.

C: No, it didn’t. It was not big enough.

To hold frozen water;

To crack;

To push out the cork;

To stretch;

To experiment with water;

To watch sea waves.

7. Make tag-questions as in the pattern and answer them.

Pattern: You are thirsty,_________ ? →

– You are thirsty, aren’t you? – No, I’m not.

1. You are looking for your bottle of water,__________ ?

2. You adore everything you can do with water,__________ ?

3. You like to swim in the river in summer,__________ ?

4. You like watching sea waves,_________ ?

5. You like experimenting with water,__________ ?

6. You like washing the dishes,_________ ?

8. Talk with your friend about the secrets of water.

 Learn to talk about the secrets of water

On your Own. Draw a picture of how you use water in the daytime and write 6-8 sentences about it.

E x a m p l e: This is the way I wash my face, clean my teeth and take a morning shower. Then I make tea. I always take a bottle of water to school…

9. Read and say if Alex’s mum satisfied his curiosity.

WHERE WATER COMES FROM

My little brother Alex likes experiments. He is always taking things apart, whether it is his favourite toy car, my pen or Dad’s old cell phone.

Just today, I saw him in the bathroom, with his tool box in his hands. He was going to ‘work’ on the tap when Mum caught him. He said he was just wondering where water comes from.

Mum always knows how to satisfy Alex’s curiosity. She called us to the kitchen. I got ready for one of her stories. Mum drew a picture and started, “Water comes from underground, and from rivers, lakes, and streams. People who work at a water treatment plant*, clean it to make it safe to drink. Then it travels to pipes that go right into our house. When you turn on the tap, out comes the water.”

 Learn to talk about the secrets of water

Before Mum had finished, Alex ran back to the bathroom. We followed him. He explained, “Now that I know where water comes from, I just wanted to see where it goes.” Mum laughed and said, “Why didn’t you ask?” She went on with her story.

(Adapted from “How We Get Things”)

* a water treatment plant – підприємство водоканалу.

10. True or False?

1. Alex wants to know the secrets of water.

2. He asks his sister about where water comes from.

3. His mum explained it to him.

4. Alex doesn’t understand his mum’s story.

5. He wants to know more about water.

11. Act as Alex and describe the secrets of water. Use:

To like experiments;

A tool box;

To ‘work’ on the tap;

A water treatment plant;

To turn on the tap.

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12. Tell your friends about the secrets of water. Use:

Personally, … . There’s nothing like… for me. I adore… .

I even like… . . One day… . The reason is… . Now I know… .

13. Write a memo to your schoolmates about water economy. Use:

Dear… ,

There is nothing like… . It comes from… . Please remember about… when you turn on… . Thank you!

Yours, … .

Do it Yourself! Draw a picture of where water comes from and label its parts.




Learn to talk about the secrets of water