Teens|Grammar activating|El|1. Welcome to school

Personal profile


Match the words from the box with the categories

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Complete the table and speak about yourself


Name
Age  
City  
Country  
Class  
Favourite subject  

 


Useful language

  • My name is …
  • I’m …
  • I’m from …
  • I’m in class …
  • My favourite subject(s) is/are …

A cousin from Australia


Match the words with the pictures

Listen to the recording and do the task


Jenny | Ann | Brian | Dave | Corky

Brian: This is my cousin, Jenny. She’s from Australia.

Dave: Hi, Jenny! I’m Dave.

Jenny: You’re very tall! Are you a basketball player?

Dave: Yes, I am.

Jenny: Who’s that?

Ann: It’s Corky, my parrot.

Corky: Who am I? Who are they?

Ann: You’re Corky. They’re your friends, Brian and Dave. This is Jenny.


Grammar: Am, is, are


Listen to the conversation again and complete the sentences

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Jenny | Ann | Brian | Dave | Corky

Brian: This is my cousin, Jenny. She’s from Australia.

Dave: Hi, Jenny! I’m Dave.

Jenny: You’re very tall! Are you a basketball player?

Dave: Yes, I am.

Jenny: Who’s that?

Ann: It’s Corky, my parrot.

Corky: Who am I? Who are they?

Ann: You’re Corky. They’re your friends, Brian and Dave. This is Jenny.



Look at the table with the forms of the verb to be

  • Look at the sentences in the first exercise.
  • Why do we use the forms am, is, are?
  • Let’s remember the forms of the verb to be.

The verb to be

Positive Negative
Full form Short form Full form Short form
I am Jenny. I‘m Jenny. I am not Jenny. I‘m not Jenny.
He is tall. He‘s tall. He is not tall. He isn’t tall.
She is my cousin. She‘s my cousin. She is not my cousin. She isn’t my cousin.
It is a parrot. It‘s a parrot. It is not a parrot. It isn’t/’s not a parrot.
They are friends. They‘re friends. They are not friends. They aren’t/’re not friends.

Questions Short answers
  • Am I Jenny?
  • Is he tall?
  • Is she my cousin?
  • Is it a parrot?
  • Are they friends?
  • Yes, I am. / No, I am not
  • Yes, he is. / No, he isn’t.
  • Yes, she is. / No, she isn’t.
  • Yes, it is. / No, it isn’t.
  • Yes, they are. / No, they aren’t.

Am, is, are


Complete the sentences

True or False?


Choose an appropriate form of the verb to be to make true sentences

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Facts about you


Play the game True or False?

Example:

— My dad is a basketball player.

— I think it’s false. Your dad isn’t a basketball player.

— Yes, you’re right.

Useful language

  • My mum/dad/teacher is …
  • My classmates/grandparents are …
  • My favorite … is
  • My laptop/room is …
  • We are from …

Welcome!


Listen to the recording and complete the questions

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Secretary | Louise

Secretary: Welcome to your new school! I’ve got a few questions.

Louise: OK.

Secretary: First, what’s your surname?

Louise: Morwood.

Secretary: How do you spell that?

Louise: M-O-R-W-O-O-D.

Secretary: Thanks. What’s your first name?

Louise: Louise.

Secretary: How old are you, Louise?

Louise: I’m twelve.

Secretary: Where do you live?

Louise: 26, Elm Road.

Secretary: What’s your phone number?

Louise: 02782672541.

Secretary: How do you travel to school?

Louise: I take the bus.

Secretary: What class are you in?

Louise: I’m in 7E3.

Secretary: Who’s your class teacher?

Louise: Mrs. Evans.

Secretary: Thank you, Louise, that’s everything.



Listen to the recording again and match the questions with the answers


Secretary | Louise

Secretary: Welcome to your new school! I’ve got a few questions.

Louise: OK.

Secretary: First, what’s your surname?

Louise: Morwood.

Secretary: How do you spell that?

Louise: M-O-R-W-O-O-D.

Secretary: Thanks. What’s your first name?

Louise: Louise.

Secretary: How old are you, Louise?

Louise: I’m twelve.

Secretary: Where do you live?

Louise: 26, Elm Road.

Secretary: What’s your phone number?

Louise: 02782672541.

Secretary: How do you travel to school?

Louise: I take the bus.

Secretary: What class are you in?

Louise: I’m in 7E3.

Secretary: Who’s your class teacher?

Louise: Mrs. Evans.

Secretary: Thank you, Louise, that’s everything.


What, where, when


Choose the correct question word according to the meaning

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Complete the questions with question words. Then ask and answer in turn

What I can do


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What things you have learnt today?

  1. use the verb to be in its different forms (positive, negative, questions);
  2. give personal information about myself and the people from my life;
  3. ask people about their name, age, country, favourite subjects, etc.

1. classroom
2. school teacher
3. geography
4. history
5. address
6. phone number
7. surname
8. editor
9. man
10. woman
11. basketball

1. English
2. British
3. American
4. basketball
5. favourite
6. dark
7. blonde
8. tall
9. short
10. clever
11. old
12. young
13. strong
14. strange
15. funny
16. real
17. fictional

1. Where are you from?
2. How do you spell it?
3. What’s your address?
4. How old are you?

Homework. Practise the verb «to be» | Домашнее задание. Практика глагола «to be»


Write the correct form of the verb «to be» | Напиши правильную форму глагола «to be»

Example: She is fourteen.



Do the task | Сделай упражнение


Match the questions with the answers | Сопоставь вопросы с ответами

Write an e-mail to Josh | Напиши электронное письмо Джошу


Read the email from Josh | Прочитай письмо от Джоша

Hi!

My name’s Josh. I’m from London, and I am your new pen friend. I’m twelve. Are you twelve, too?

There are four people in my family. My dad (his name’s Peter), my mum (her name’s Julie) and my little sister, Jessica. She is nearly seven. Her birthday is in May.

My favourite subjects are English and maths, and my favourite sport is basketball. My school’s in London. Is your school in a city, too?

Please write soon!

Yours,
Josh


Imagine that you are going to write him an answer. In your letter, write about:

  • your name,
  • your age,
  • your class,
  • your teacher,
  • your favourite subject,
  • your hobby,
  • your best friend.

Представь, что ты собираешься написать ему ответ. В своем письме напиши:

  • свое имя;
  • свой возраст;
  • свой класс;
  • о своем учителе;
  • свой любимый школьный предмет;
  • о своем хобби;
  • о своем лучшем друге.


Write your answer to the email. Use some of the words and expressions below | Напиши свой ответ по электронной почте. Используй некоторые слова и выражения ниже

Советы по написанию

  1. Прочитайте внимательно задание и/или вопросы.
  2. Составьте план того, о чем хотите написать.
  3. Напишите текст по составленному плану.
  4. Перечитайте текст перед отправкой на проверку.
  5. Изучите правила и посмотрите пример здесь.
  6. Воспользуйтесь программой, которая поможет избежать опечаток и исправит некоторые ошибки.

1. classroom
2. school teacher
3. geography
4. history
5. address
6. phone number
7. surname
8. editor
9. man
10. woman
11. basketball

1. English
2. British
3. American
4. basketball
5. favourite
6. dark
7. blonde
8. tall
9. short
10. clever
11. old
12. young
13. strong
14. strange
15. funny
16. real
17. fictional

1. Where are you from?
2. How do you spell it?
3. What’s your address?
4. How old are you?