My Summer Diary
I. Conversation Warm-up
Look at the pictures below. What summer holidays did these children have? What plans did you have?
Example: I planned to go to the seaside.
II. Pronunciation Warm-up
Read and practise the sounds /е/, /æ/. Say how you feel about the end of summer.
SUMMER’S END CHANT
Is summer over?
Yes, it is.
Do you feel unhappy?
I’m full of regret.
Did you have a nice time?
I sure did.
Did you part with your friends?
How very sad!
III. Grammar Smart
Read and recall!
To plan – planned
To dream – dreamt
To want – wanted
To sing – sang
To play – played
To make – made
To think – thought
To dance – danced
To bring – brought
To swim – swam
To take – taught
1. Let’s play a grammar chain game.
Example: Steven: I swam in the river in summer.
Helen: I sang new songs in summer…
2. Complete the sentences.
Example: I made many new friends last summer. →
We were playing in the yard all day long.
1. … in June.
2. … in July.
3. … in August.
4. … last summer.
5. … all day long.
6. … the whole summer.
IV. Time to Listen and Read
1. Listen to / read in pairs and say what the children planned to do in summer.
SUMMER HOLIDAY PLANS
Lucy: A lot. I had the time of my life.
Paul: Did all your plans come true?
Lucy: Exactly. I planned to visit my relatives in Kyiv, and I did. Besides, I wanted to learn rollerskating and oh, it was great. How about you?
Paul: Nothing to boast of. As my parents worked all the summer, I had to stay in town. It was not that exciting, you know. But I rode my bike every day and read a lot. It made me feel better. Lucy: I bet you read some new fantasy books. They are your favourite, aren’t they?
Paul: Sure. I also planned to read a collection of Jack London’s stories but, unfortunately, the school library closed for the summer break.
Lucy: Come, come! You can do it later. By the way, I’ve got a surprise for you – a souvenir from Kyiv. It’s a photo I took in Khreschatyk.
Paul: How nice of you! Thanks a lot.
Lucy: My pleasure.
2. Read the sentences and match them to the characters – Lucy and Paul.
1. Did you enjoy your summer holidays?
2. As my parents worked all the summer, I had to stay in town.
3. I planned to visit my relatives in Kyiv, and I did it.
4. I’ve got a surprise for you – a souvenir from Kyiv.
5. I learned rollerskating. It was great.
3. In the text “Summer Holidays Plans” find the words for the following areas and make up sentences with them.
Example: Did you enjoy your summer holidays?
V. Time to Communicate
A) In pairs, talk about your summer holiday plans. Say which of them came true. Follow the pattern.
A: Hi, Ann. Did you enjoy your summer holidays?
B: A lot. I had… .
A: Did all your plans… ?
B: Exactly. I planned to… . Besides, … . How about you?
A: Nothing to boast of……
В: I bet… .
A: Unfortunately… and….
B: Come, come! You can… . By the way… .
A: How nice of you! ….
B: My pleasure….
B) Act as Lucy and describe your stay in Kyiv. Use the pictures and the word list.
To take pictures;
Every other day;
To buy a souvenir;
To be one’s favourite.
C) Act as Paul and tell your classmates about your summer holidays.
To ride a bike;
To swim in the river;
To read a fantasy book;
VI. Time to Write
At home: Write a short essay under the title “My Summer Holidays Plans”.
Go to Ex. 1, 2 of your Workbook