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Unit Three: Eat with Pleasure

3:3. How does food on festivities in your family differ?

Word Bank

Phrase Bank

Communication Box

bread plate

to lay the table

As you see …


to serve food


festive table

table cloth

soda water


to give sth a holiday look

to be ready-made

to enjoy every minute of sth

I. Conversation Warm-up

Look at the picture and say how the table is laid. When does your family lay the table in such a way?

Use: a bread plate, salt, pepper, a vase with flowers, a spoon, a fork, a knife.

Example: The table is beautifully laid. There are flowers and a nice table cloth. We lay such a table on holidays.

II. Pronunciation Warm-up

Listen to/read the «Festive Table Chant» with rhythm and practise the sound /еі/. Say who lays the table and serves food in your family.


Who laid the table?

Mama laid the table.

Who put the plates?

I put the plates.

Who served the food?

Granny served the food.

And we all sat down and started to eat.

III. Grammar Smart

1. Change the sentences as in the example.

Example: It’s not my ice cream, it’s Natasha’s. →

It’s not my ice cream, it’s hers.

1. It’s not your plate, it’s Vlad’s.

2. Don’t take this banana split, it’s the girls’.

3. Pass this fork, please, it’s my mum’s.

4. Take away this dish, it’s little Kate’s.

5. They are not my sandwiches, they are Val’s and Ann’s.

6. Don’t eat this porridge, it’s my nephew’s.

2. Look at the picture and decide what dishes each child prepared for the festive table.

Example: I think the girls made the cake.

3. Read a short story of your English friend’s packed lunch and fill in articles where necessary. Say if you have the same or different.

For X lunch I usually have … sandwich. … cheese sandwich is my favourite. I take … slice of … bread first and put … butter and … slice of cheese on it. Then I cover it with another slice of bread. I have it with … cup of tea. Then comes … chocolate or … small cake to finish with. This is a traditional packed lunch for schoolchildren in England.

IV. Word Smart

1. Look at the pictures and choose those which will help you to lay the festive table. Describe their places on the table.

Example: There are plates for every person.

2. Read a passage from Ann’s letter about a children’s party in Australia. Say what impressed Ann and why.

… There is a good tradition in many Australian families to organize parties for children. So I took part in one of them. It was really exciting and unusual.

The festive table was beautifully laid in the garden. It was covered with a white table cloth. Near every plate there was a lovely many-coloured bird made of serviettes. The bottles of soda water were also unusual - all covered with bright flowers. All this gave the table a holiday look. On the table they put many extra ready-made dishes. Some Australian dishes were to my taste like chocolate crackles, the Pavlova and fairy bread. It was the first time I tasted them and liked them a lot. But my favourite dishes were the ice pole and the coconut ice. It is very hot in Australia, you know, and dishes with ice were very refreshing. As you see, I enjoyed every minute of the children’s party …

Across Cultures: Australia

3. Describe the way you lay the festive table in your family. Say what food you prepare on that day. Use:

• When a holiday comes…

• There is a good tradition in my family…

• We lay the table…on that day.

• Everybody in my family enjoys…

• My mum and granny…

• As for me…

4. Compare food on special occasions in Australia and Ukraine. Cover the following points:

• setting a festive table;

• food on that day;

• your favourite dishes on holidays.

At Home:

Write a short story about a children’s party you’ve recently been to.

Go to Ex. 51-52 of your Workbook

V. Time to Read

1. Read the «Tale of Two Bad Mice» after Beatrix Potter and match its parts correctly.

1. Once upon a time there was a very beautiful doll’s house: it was red with white windows, and it had red curtains and a front door. Two dolls, Lucinda and Jane, lived there. Jane was the cook; but she never did any cooking, because the dinner was ready-made.

a) So that is the story of the two bad mice - but they were so very very bad. Tom Thumb paid for everything he broke. He found a sixpence under the rug, and at Christmas he and Hunca Munca put it into one of the stockings of Lucinda and Jane.

2. One morning there was no one in the dining room. Tom Thumb, a mouse, put his head out of the hole near the fireplace. A minute later Hunca Munca, his wife, put her head out two. They wanted to taste dishes on the festive table in the dining room.

b) Tom Thumb became very angry. He put the ham on the floor and broke it - bang, bang, smash, smash. The ham flew into pieces because under the paint there was nothing but plaster!

3. The doll’s house was not far from the fireplace. Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca came into the house and went upstairs to the dining room. Such a lovely festive dinner was on the table covered with a bright table cloth! There were spoons and forks, to the left of each plate and a knife to the right of it. In the middle of the table there were spices and big plates with cheese and ham and fish.

c) Tom Thumb wanted to cut the ham, but it was very hard. «Give me some fish, Hunca Munca!» said Tom. Hunca Munca tried every spoon but the fish didn’t come off the plate.

4. So Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca broke up the pudding, the lobsters, the cheese, the pears and the oranges. The mice were hungry and very angry.

d) It consisted of two red lobsters, some ham, fish, cheese, a pudding, some pears and oranges. They were not real, but they were very beautiful.

Prepositions of Place

On the left/right …

To the right of …

In the middle of …

See First Aid Kit:

Grammar in Use 5, p. 235

2. Fill in the prepositions.

Example: The flowers are in the middle of the table.

1. The spoon is … the left … the plate.

2. The spices are … … … of the festive table.

3. … the left there is a bread plate.

4. … the right … the bread plate there is a bottle of soda water.

5. I can see a plate of salad … the left.

3. Read out of the story:

• how a festive table was laid;

• what the ready-made dinner was like;

• how the mice ate the dinner;

• how the mice paid for everything they had broken.

Say what you like or dislike in the mice’s behaviour in the dining room.

VI. Time to Communicate

1. Look at the pictures and tell the tale of the two bad mice.

• to cover a table with a bright table cloth

• ready-made food

• to be hard to eat

• to come off the plate

• to break up lobsters, fish etc.

• to be hungry and angry

• to pay for everything

2. In pairs, discuss the «Mice’s Misadventure» in the dining room of a doll’s house.

A: I think the mice were very hungry … .

B: Sure. They saw a festive table and ….

A: Was there anything to their … on the table?

В: I guess a lot of things. There was … .

A: Unfortunately, cheese was hard … and fish didn’t … .

B: Exactly, that’s why the mice became … and ….

A: Do you think the mice were really …?

B: Oh, no. As Christmas … .

A: So they paid … , right?

B: As you see, ….

VII. Time to Write

Write how you your food on ordinary days differs from holiday ones. Follow the plan:


• What you begin with.

• What you put on the table and where.

• What dishes you prepare for the festive dinner.

Go to Ex. 53-55 of your Workbook

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