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Unit 2 SCHOOL IS COOL!

Pre-reading questions:

-My School Days

-My Sports

– How many lessons have you got on your week days?

– What do you usually do in your favourite lesson?

– Do you like English? Why?

– Have you got a recipe how to be a good pupil?

– Do you like playing sports?

– Did you join any school sport team?

Lesson 1 MY SCHOOL DAYS

READING &p; VOCABULARY

1 Read the names of the subjects and say which ones you have this year.

Maths, German, Music, Geography, English, Religion, PE, French, IT, Art, Craft, History, Science

2 a) Read and guess the missing words.

In… you learn about the things and people from the past. You can hear fascinating stories about what life was like before. You read about heroes and battles1. But you must learn some years, too.

In… you learn about our planet, about other planets and stars. You also

learn about rivers, lakes, mountains, continents, countries and cities from al! over the world. Of course, you need a map and a globe.

In… you learn about nature: all living creatures on our planet – plants, animals, people. You learn what they eat, where they live, how they grow. You can even do some experiments.

In… you learn everything about computers and how to use them. It is fun because you sometimes play games. But you can also chat2 with your friends or find many interesting things on the Internet.

In… you work with numbers. You do all sorts of mathematical calculations. You add numbers (two plus two is four), subtract numbers (four minus three is one), multiply numbers (two times six is twelve) or divide numbers (ten divided by two is five). But that’s not all. There are many more things you can do with numbers.

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1a battle- битва

2to chat – розмовляти в чаті

In… you really have fun because you play different sports. During1 the class

you are not in the classroom but in the gym or in the school playground. You need sneakers2 and special clothes.

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B) Listen and check.

3 Correct the wrong sentences.

1 In PE you learn about our planet, about other planets and the stars.

2 In Maths you learn everything about computers.

3 In Geography you learn about the things and people from the past.

4 In IT you learn about nature.

5 In History you work with numbers.

6 In Sciences you play different sports.

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Match.

Add x

Subtract :

Multiply +

Divide –

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1during – протягом

2sneakers – кросівки, спортивне взуття

5 Read and fill in the text with the words from the box. Use negative form where necessary.

Is, are, have got, has got

A Stella lives with the Williams family but she also goes to school. It’s not an ordinary school. It… a language school. There… a lot of students from all over the world in this school. They have come to Liverpool to learn English. The school… (not) very big, but it… new. The classrooms… nice and spacious1. There… a lot of posters of the UK on the wall. There… also some grammar rules on the pin board. There… a CD player in each class, in some classes there… an interactive board. There… an IT room. There… 10 computers there.

В Stella… (not) as many subjects as Emma. In Stella’s school they… just 4 subjects. These… : SPEAKING, WRITING, LISTENING, PRACTICE, CULTURE AND LITERATURE. Her favourite teacher is Mrs Davies. She teaches culture and literature. Her lessons… very interesting. She can tell a lot of stories about Britain and its past. She… a big DVD collection and some pictures of famous sights. Mr Holmes is also a good teacher. He helps students with SPEAKING PRACTICE. He… long hair. He… a dog called Prince who often sits next to him. Mr Holmes… strict2 but fair3.

Stella… very happy in this school because she… a lot of friends there.

1spacious – просторий

2strict – суворий

3fair – сраведливий

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6 Answer the questions about your own school. Work in pairs.

1 Are there more than 200 pupils in your school?

2 Is there a sports hall in your school?

3 Is there a playground next to the school?

4 Are there any posters on the wall in your English classroom?

5 Are there any grammar rules on the pin board?

6 Is there a TV set in the classroom?

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GRAMMAR

REMEMBER!

MODAL VERBS (Модальні дієслова)

– Don’t use ‘to’ with modal verbs!

I can play volleyball, (вміння, здатність)

You should take a bus. (порада)

We must feed birds, (обов’язок)

May I sit here? (дозвіл)

Could you close the door? (ввічливе прохання)

We may not play tennis today, (припущення)

The weather might not be good, (ймовірність)

But:

Have to – I have to do it.

They have to do their homework, (зобов’язання)

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Give advice to these people. Use ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’. Example:

– I’ve got a toothache.

– You should go to the dentist.

You shouldn’t eat many sweets and cakes.

1 I am cold.

2 I’ve got a headache.

3 I have to find some information.

4 I can’t swim.

5 I’m too fat.

6 I’m tired.

7 I don’t want to do my homework.

8 I would like to play on a computer.

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2 Fill in the sentences with ‘may’ / ‘might’ or ‘may not’/ ‘might not’.

Example:

The geography teacher was i’ll yesterday.

She (not go) might not go to school today.

1 It’s my dad’s birthday next week. We (buy)… him a new suitcase.

2 My brother is going to Paris for a week. I (give) … him my new camera.

3 There are some black clouds in the sky. It (rain) … today.

4 Peter doesn’t study very much. He (not get) … a good mark tomorrow.

5 I’m very tired. I (not go) … to the cinema.

6 She isn’t feeling well. She (not go) … to school tomorrow.

3 Remember your school rules. Speak of what pupils must and mustn’t do in school.

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4 Read the English proverbs and explain their meanings.

1 Friends may meet, but mountains never.

2 A fool may ask more questions than a clever man can answer.

3 If we can’t as we would, we must do as we can1.

4 People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

5 You may lead (привести) a horse to water but you can’t make (змусити) it drink.

6 A man can die (вмерти) but once.

7 He who likes to eat fruit must climb the tree.

5 Choose the correct modal verb to complete the sentence.

1 “She… be at home now!” mother said angrily.

A) should b) must

2 His English is not good, he… study better.

A) should b) may

3 … I have some cookies, please?

A) might b) may

4 You… write on book pages!

A) can’t b) mustn’t

5 They… wake up early to be at school on time.

A) have to b) may

6 I think she… come to us tomorrow.

A) should b) might

1Прислів’я (доспів.): Якщо ми не можемо зробити так, як нам би хотілося, треба зробити так, як ми можемо.

6 Choose the correct verb form.

Mary: I (might/should) go to the disco tonight. Would you like to come?

Kate: Oh, I’d like to go, but I (may not/have to) do my homework.

Jane: We (should/don’t have to) help that old lady with her shopping.

Liz: You’re right. Her bags look heavy. She (might /should) drop them.

Bob: There’s a good film on TV at ten. I don’t (have to/might) watch it.

Father: You (may /should) be in bed at ten o’clock!

Bob: But I (don’t have to /shouldn’t) go to school tomorrow.

Mike: I (have to/may) be at school by nine.

Mother: Hurry up, boy! It’s twenty to nine now. You (should/don’t have to) get up earlier.

Mike: You’re right, mum! I (might not/shouldn’t) get to school on time today.

7 Listen to the song and fill in the missing words.

THE ‘HAVE TO’ RAP

You… do this you have to do that.

This is my… ‘Have to’ rap.

The full… you have to wear, you… use bad language, shout and… .

Your homework, of course, you… forget, you… be the best, get an ‘A’ in a test.

You mustn’t do this, you… do that.

… is my desperate ‘Mustn’t rap’.

In a… class, you mustn’t yawn.

About too… homework, you mustn’t moan.

I don’t have to be… that’s what I say,

Can’t my teachers see it, That I still… to play?

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1to yawn – позіхати

LISTENING

1 a) Before listening talk about your school. Use the questions.

1 What new subjects do you study in the sixth form?

2 Have you got new teachers? Who are they?

3 What subjects are your favourite?

4 What days do you have English lessons?

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B) Listen about one of the favourite school subjects and answer the questions below.

1 What way does the English teacher train her pupils?

2 What does she teach them at the English lessons?

3 What is the most difficult point in learning foreign languages?

4 What new steps have the pupils started this year?

5 What is the pupil interested in? Why?

6 What is she fond of?

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DO YOU KNOW?

More than 300 million people speak English as their first language. But English is also the ‘second language’ for 300 million more people in India, Pakistan and in some African countries. That means it is one of the most popular languages in the world. You can tell a person’s nationality by his accent – Australian, Scottish, Canadian, American or British.

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– How many people speak English as their first language?

– What English accents do you know?

2 Look at Mike’s new timetable. Answer the questions on page 55.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Maths

Maths

Maths

PE

Maths

2

History

German

English

English

Science

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

3

English

PE

Science

Music

English

4

Geography

IT

Art

History

Religion

5

Music

IT

Art

German

Geography

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1 How many subjects has Mike got?

2 What is his first lesson on Monday?

3 What is his second lesson on Thursday?

4 What is his third lesson on Tuesday?

5 What is his fourth lesson on Wednesday?

6 What is his last lesson on Friday?

3 a) Listen and read the conversation.

It is the first week of school. Mike and Cathy are at school now. It’s a break so they are in the school corridor. They are a bit excited. Everything is new for them. They have got a lot of new teachers and some new subjects. They are not in the same class, so Cathy is curious.

Cathy: Hi Mike. How’s your first week at school?

Mike: Everything’s fine. But my timetable is horrible.

Cathy: Why? What’s wrong with it?

Mike: Our first lesson is Maths on Monday, Maths on Tuesday, Maths on Wednesday and Maths on Friday.

Cathy: And who is your Maths teacher?

Mike: Mr Finch. He is really strict and I’m not good at Maths. I’m really scared1.

Cathy: Oh no! Poor you. Maths on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. So, what’s your first lesson on Thursday?

Mike: Let me see. The first lesson on Thursday is PE.

Cathy: Your favourite subject! Is Miss Jones your teacher?

Mike: Yes, she is. She is great. She is my form teacher, too.

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1be scared – боятися

Cathy: Lucky you. I think she’s wonderful. Very pretty and young, too. And who is your History teacher?

Mike: Mrs Pitt. She is very nice. But her hair is a bit unusual, don’t you think?

Cathy: Well… maybe the colour. What do you think about History?

Mike: I’m not sure, but I think it’s pretty interesting.

Cathy: Are there any new pupils in your class?

Mike: Yes, there are two new pupils. The twins. They are from Australia and their father is a writer. He writes detective stories.

Cathy: Oh, the bell’s ringing. I must go back to my classroom.

Mike: Me too. I don’t want to be late.

Cathy: Good luck with Mr Finch!

Mike: I think I’ll need it.

Cathy: Bye Mike. See you after school.

Mike: Bye, and keep your fingers crossed1!

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1to keep your fingers crossed – (дослів.) тримати пальці перехрещеними; укр.: тримати кулаки (за когось)

B) Copy the table, then tick the correct box.

Mike’s teacher

Form

Teacher

Maths

PE

History

Mr Finch

Miss Jones

Mrs Pitt

4 Say if the sentences are true or false.

1 Mike’s first week at school is fine.

2 Mike’s timetable is OK.

3 Mike is bad at Maths.

4 Mr Finch is strict.

5 Mike’s favourite subject is History.

6 Miss Jones is old.

7 Mrs Pitt is a nice teacher.

8 There are three new pupils in Mike’s class

5 Ask and answer in pairs.

1 How many subjects has Mike got?

2 Why isn’t his timetable OK?

3 What isn’t he good at?

4 Why is he afraid of Mr Finch?

5 What is Mike’s favourite subject?

6 Who is his form teacher?

7 Who is his favourite teacher?

8 What is she like?

9 Who is his History teacher?

10 Why is she unusual?

11 How many new pupils are there in his class?

12 Who are they?

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6 a) Listen to the song and fill in the missing words.

Slippers, teachers, pupils, marks, pencil box

RECIPE FOR A GOOD PUPIL

If you want to be good…, too,

Here is a recipe for all of you.

Buy a big backpack, yellow or red,

Don’t bring a ball. Bring your… instead.

Fill your bags with books, pencils, scissors, too.

Don’t forget your notebooks, … and some glue.

The sixth form isn’t hard, you will see it soon.

Just follow this recipe and you’ll be over the Moon.

If you want to be good pupils, too.

Here is a recipe for all of you.

Mobile phones or iPods are truly fun and cool,

But… don’t allow them when you are at school.

Don’t eat crisps and don’t chew1 gum,

And never hide your… from your mum.

The sixth form isn’t hard, you will see it soon.

Just follow this recipe and you’ll be over the Moon.

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B) Write instructions from the song into two columns.

You have to… You don’t have to…

C) Sing along.

1to chew – жувати

VOCABULARY &p; SPEAKING

1 Choose the word from the box and fill in the text.

Listen to, understand, learn, have to, improve, study, know

I want to… my English. That’s why I… to work hard at it. I have to… how to read. I have to learn many words to… English better. I have to do many exercises to… English. And, of course, I have to… spoken English to understand English better. I am sure, it can all help me to… English.

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Read the names of the jobs and say who has to know English and why.

Example: I think a spaceman has to know English.

He can fly with an international space team.

– spaceman

– scientist

– writer

– waitress

– doctor

– air hostess

– seller

– businessman

– artist

– computer programmer

– travel agent

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3 Ask and answer in pairs.

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– What do you have to do now?

– I have to do some shopping.

– buy a bitrhday present

– learn the poem

– use the computer

– clean the room

– read an English book

– walk my pet

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4 a) Read and match both columns.

1 I have some difficulty1 when I speak English. Sometimes I don’t know the correct word to use.

2 I speak very slowly because I don’t think in English. I have to translate2 every word.

3 When I see a new word, I don’t know how to pronounce it.

4 I feel uncomfortable when I speak English with my classmates.

A You can find the pronunciation of new words in your dictionary. Use phonetic symbols.

B Remember that your English lessons are often the only time you can practise your English. You have to practise it.

С You don’t have to translate thoughts. You have to use the English words you know.

D You don’t know a word in English? You don’t have to stop speaking! Think of a word that means nearly the same (for example, ‘a small dog’ instead3 of ‘a puppy)

1a difficulty – трудність

2to translate – перекладати

3instead -замість

B) Work in pairs. Tell each other about your problems with English and try to find the way out. Use task 4(a) as an example.

5 a) Read some different children’s opinions about their school subjects and say which of them they like and don’t like.

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1to yawn – позіхати

2to learn by heart – вчити напам’ять

3a nonsense – маячня, дурниця

B) Read the children’s opinions again and complete the sentences.

… loves all of the subjects.

… likes only…

… doesn’t care about…

… hates…

… thinks that… is great (dull, awful, boring, interesting, etc.)

C) Complete the sentences to say why they prefer some subjects to other subjects.

… is more interested in…

… prefers…

… likes most…

… likes… better than… because…

6 In groups, speak about what makes a school subject interesting or boring. Use the scheme below.

It is… if…

… it’s useful for my future profession

… the textbook is nice.

… the teacher is good.

… there are a lot of experiments.

… we read (learn) about…

… it helps me in…

… we work with com puters.

… homework isn’t large.

… there is a lot of reading and writing.

… there is a lot to learn by heart.

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WRITING

1 Read the school rules they have got at Blackpool secondary school. Write down the rules you have got in your school.

Blackpool Secondary School Rules

1 School starts at 8:30. You must not be late.

2 You must not walk on the left in the corridors.

3 You must not eat in the classrooms.

4 You must go out during breaks.

5 You must bring a note from your parents if you have been ill.

6 You must wear the uniform at all times in the school.

2 In a group make ‘Rules for English Lessons’.

FILE FOR PROJECT

A) Share your ideas and write them down.

B) Discuss and choose the best of them.

C) Write down your ideas into the List of Rules. Design it.

RULES FOR ENGLISH LESSONS

– speak English only

– always do your homework

– consult your teacher

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