Vocabulary: How do you feel”, page 12
Read Julie’s email, page 13
Meeting other students
Listen to a group of new students meeting for the first time to practise and improve your listening skills.
English in Mind, pages 8, 9, 10, 11
What English teenagers watch?
Write about programmes you like to watch.
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
Mother is considered the guardian angel of the family. And, of course, it is the mother who plays an important role in the life of every person.
Mother’s Day, also sometimes called ‘Mothering Sunday’, in the United Kingdom. For many mothers and their children it is a very special day and one day of the year when we all remember to thank our mums for looking after us and we celebrate their lives.
Most countries in the world celebrate Mother’s Day around the middle of May but in the UK we normally celebrate it in March – officially it is celebrated the Sunday three weeks before Easter.
In many families it is traditional to give a present to our mother on Mother’s Day. Very often children give their mothers a bouquet of flowers or a small box of chocolates. Young children are encouraged to make something – a small craftwork or painting – to give as a present. With older children and adults, it can be nice to take your mother out for lunch, or to have a day out together. This is good not just because you are thanking her but because you are showing your thanks by spending time with your mother.
Whatever its origins and however we celebrate this day, what is most important is that we do celebrate it. So many of us spend a lot of time fighting with our mothers – and other members of our families – but it is very rare that we pause and tell them how much we appreciate and love them.
We should celebrate and be thankful to our mothers every day of the year but, unfortunately, we often forget in our busy and fast-paced lives. This is one day of the year when we must not. This is one day of the year when we must all say to our mothers, ‘Thank you for everything.’
|1)||What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘mother’?|
|(2)||Can you describe your mother in one word? Why that word?|
|(3)||Should mothers stay at home and look after the kids?|
|(4)||Do you always buy your mother a present on Mother’s Day?|
|(5)||What do you think is the hardest thing about being a mother?|
|(6)||In what ways do you take after your mother?|
|(7)||What is your mother’s biggest wish?|
|(8)||Is your mother more like a mother or a best friend?|
|(9)||What do/did your mother and you argue about?|
|(10)||What do you think of Mother’s Day? Is it necessary?|
February 27- March 3
English in Mind pages 4-7
I Sometimes watch TV, read the article and speak about Mavar and Calvin.
Vocabulary: Days of the week, TV programmes, telling the time.
Shopping for clothes
Listen to a conversation in a shop to practise and improve your listening skills.
English in Mind, page 2
Read the letter and write your reply to the email
English in Mind, pages 51, 52
I’d like, Would you like? exercises d, e, b
Complete the sentences in simple past tense.
- I my teeth. ( brush)
- Tom tennis with his friends. ( play)
- They for their exam. ( study)
- Susan to me quietly. ( talk)
- Thomas me with my homework. ( help)
- Daniel his car. ( wash)
- The baby a lot. ( cry)
- The man so fast. ( walk)
Write in the Past Tense
- I. (hear) a new song on the radio. …
- I. (read) three books last week. …
- They. (speak) French to the waitress. …
- He. (understand) during the class, but now he doesn’t understand. …
- I. (forget) to buy some milk. …
- She. (have) a baby in June. …
- You. (lose) your keys last week. …
Are these a an the pencils you want ?
2.- Whales are a an the biggest animals in a an the world.
3.- I’ve got a an the dog and two stupid cats. a an The dog is very old.
4.- I saw a an the insect flying in my room. a an The insect was a an the mosquito.
5.- Europe is a an the continent and Mallorca is a an the island.
6.- For breakfast I had a an the egg and a an the toast. a an The egg was very tasty.
7.- This is a an the ugly house. I think it is a an the ugliest house in Spain.
8.- a an The word ‘water’ is a an the uncountable noun.
9.- Please, don’t tell me a an the story of your life !
10.- My mother is a an the nurse and my father is a an the English teacher.
Type the plurals in the boxes for the words below.
Anusual Food around the World.
Grammar: I’d like/ Would you like? Countable and uncountable nouns
English in Mind, pages 48, 49, 50
Meeting other students
January 30-February 03
English in Mind, page 46, 47. Read the text and answer the questions
«Different Cultures Different Pets».
Write about your pet.
Vocabulary, Parts of body
English in Mind, page 40, read the text about Cambridge, do the exercise a.
Write a short text about your town.
Do the exercises on page 41 to check your progress.
November 28 – December 2
English in Mind, pages 34-37
Grammar: There is, there are, prepositions of place
Vocabulary: Places in towns, numbers 100+
English in Mind page 32, 33
Write a paragraph about your family.
Classwork–Believer, song for media-friday
Homework-Learn the song by heart
English in Mind, page 30, ex-es a, b, a, b
Possessive Adjectives page 31 exercises
Test Test on Simple Present
English in Mind, pages 28, 29
Reading text «America’s First Lady»
Grammar: Present Simple, positive and negative
Exercises a, b, c, d, e, page 29
Listen to a conversation about the university library to practice and improve your listening skills
Autumn From my Window
Each season has its wonders and charm, but many of us think that autumn is special, because autumn surprises us with its richness: juicy fragrant fruits and vegetables, colorful leaves…
Look out of your window, describe autumn in your yard, in your street, make videos, recordings.
Why is Fall called Fall?
It’s to do with when the leaves ‘fall’ from the trees – nice and simple!
What’s the best thing about Fall?
One of the best things about Fall is the not hot, not cold, but mild temperatures. It’s the perfect blend of crisp mornings and warm afternoons that many of us enjoy.
What do you see in the Fall?
In the Fall, you will see leaves falling from the trees and changing color. You will also feel the temperature drop and start seeing birds move across the sky, seeking warmer temperatures. It’s also the season where animals begin to prepare for hibernation, and you see pumpkin and Halloween decorations everywhere.
Reasons Why Autumn Is One Of The Best Seasons
Dreaming of pumpkin, caramel apples, turkey, and mashed potatoes? So are we! It’s finally Autumn, a favorite season to many who enjoy the fun foods, festivities, and cooler weather.
Many people love Autumn for the changing colors of leaves. Trees that were once green explode into beautiful hues of gold, red, and orange. The colors are especially breathtaking in places like New England in the United States, the Douro River Valley in Portugal, and Bavaria in Germany, inspiring many people to travel to these spots.
If you love pumpkins, then you’re in luck! Pumpkin flavors can be found everywhere in Autumn, particularly in traditional favorites like pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, and in more modern treats like pumpkin-spiced teas and coffees. Be sure to get your fill before the season ends!
Autumn is one of the best times of year for sweets. Caramel apples, taffies, and candies can be found in abundance, as well as pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie…basically any kind of pie your heart may desire. If you’re indulging in pumpkin pie this Autumn, don’t forget the whipped cream!
After the intense heat of the summer, it can be a relief when it finally starts to cool down. September is a great month weather-wise, as warm days start to give way to cool, crisp nights. After months of blasting the air conditioning, the beginning of Autumn often ushers in cooler breezes that allow you to finally keep the windows open.
When it’s intensely hot in the summer, fashion can sometimes go by the wayside in favor of coolness and comfort. However, Autumn ushers in new fashions like jackets, sweaters, and boots that tend to be more flattering than shorts and flip flops, and more fun to wear.
If you’re lucky enough to have a firepit on your property, or know someone who does, this is the ideal time of year to use it! There’s nothing like roasting hot dogs, brats, or marshmallows over an open fire. Be sure to take advantage now before winter comes and it’s too cold!
Arts and Crafts
Whether you’re carving pumpkins for Halloween, crafting an intricate sugar skull for Dia de Los Muertos, or stuffing a cornucopia for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of crafts to keep both kids and adults busy every Autumn.
Autumn is chock full of holiday festivities around the world, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Dia de Los Muertos. Autumn holidays are particularly enjoyable because of the wonderful meals, tasty treats, elaborate costumes, and rich colors that go along with the celebrati
As you can see, Autumn is definitely one of the best seasons of the year, offering festivities that the entire family can enjoy.
The verb be plural, I don’t like, Do you like?
English in Mind, pages 20, 21(exercises b, c, d, e)
Heroes and heroines: English in Mind, page 18,
page 19, write about yourself. Joanna’s text will help you.
Answer these questions
What is your
- favorite tv show?
- favorite book?
- favorite food?
- favorite pizza topping
- favorite holiday?
- favorite ice cream flavor?
- favorite movie?
- favorite fast-food restaurant?
- favorite number?
- favorite color?
- favorite relative?
- favorite song?
- middle name?
English in Mind, pages 14,15,16,17, Countries and Nationalities
Homework page 17, ex. a, c, b
English in Mind, pages 10, 11, 12, 13
Colours, numbers, things, problems. (revision)
Complete the sentences with the forms of to be in the present simple (am, is, are).
- I ….at home.
- She ….not at home in the morning.
- We … in the park.
- This …my new laptop.
- Our friends …on their summer holidays.
- Uncle George …. a good football player.
- The dog ….under the table.
- He …. very funny.
- The shoes….white.
- You ….right.
- Susan … good at tennis.
- They …in the house.
- His T-shirts … cool.
- My sister …a good swimmer.
- She …. in Italy.
Change the verb into the correct form:
1. London (be) in England.
2. The summer (be) hot.
3. She (drive) very well.
4. They (open) the store at 8:00.
5. Linda (be) a very pretty girl.
6. I (have) several jobs.
7. Water (boil) at 100 degrees.
8. Water (freeze) at 0 degrees.
9. My sister (speak) English.
10. He (have) a big apartment.
11. A triangle (have) three corners.
12. My birthday (be) in June.
13. Books (have) pages.
14. Dogs (be) good friends.
15. I (work) hard.
At the library – giving personal information
Listen to the conversation and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.