Підручник Англійська мова 5 клас для спеціалізованих шкіл з поглибленним вивченням англійської мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2018 рік
Unit Four: You are in Ukraine
4:3. Is your native place your fortress?
to move into a new house
I’m with you on that.
to like sth much better
… and the like.
By the way …
to have the best of two
It takes me … to do sth.
a city lifestyle native place
to go round with friends
I. Conversation Warm-up
Look at the photos and say where you would like to live and why.
Example: I’cl like to live in a village because nature is picturesque there.
II. Pronunciation Warm-up
Listen to/read the rhyme «A Place to Live In» and practise the sounds /ʤ/, /ɪ/. Say where these people live. What about you and your relatives?
III. Grammar Smart
1. Read and remember!
✵ Для того, щоб розповісти про те, чого багато в місті або на селі, якщо це можна порахувати (наприклад, houses), вживай слово many:
Example: There are many big houses in my town. Якщо це не можна порахувати (наприклад, noise), вживай слово much:
Example: There is much noise in big cities.
✵ Для того, щоб правильно запитати про те, чого є багато в місті або на селі, якщо це можна порахувати (наприклад, shops), вживай слово many: Are there many shops in your town?
Якщо це не можна порахувати (наприклад, snow), вживай слово much: Is there much snow in the country in winter?
✵ У позитивній відповіді вживай слова so, very, too перед many, much, There are so many streets in the city. There is too much noise in the cafe!
✵ У заперечній відповіді вживай:
a) few (мало), якщо предмет можна порахувати:
Example: No, there are few shops here.
b) little (мало), якщо не можна порахувати:
Example: No, there is little noise in the cafe.
✵ Для того, щоб сказати, що твоє місце не велике, не маленьке, вживай: neither … nor … .
Example: Му native place is neither big nor small.
A PLACE TO LIVE IN
- Where do you live?
- I live in a city.
- What about Mr Brown?
- He lives in a small town.
- What about his mum?
- She lives on a farm.
- What about the family of Ridge?
- They live in the village.
A city, a town, a farm, a village - They all have a special image.
2. Let’s play a grammar chain game.
SO MUCH OR SO MANY?
A: … snow A: … shops
B: so much snow B: so many shops
3. Answer the questions about your house as in the example.
Example: A: Is your house big or small?
B: My house is neither big nor small.
1. Is your native place big or small?
2. Is your native place new or old?
3. Is your street long or short?
4. Are the trees in your street tall or low?
5. Is your school old or new?
6. Is the life in your place busy or quiet?
4. Look at the pictures and make up sentences about them as in the example.
Example: There are so many beautiful flowers in the field!
IV. Word smart
Life in a big city
Life in a small town
Life in a village
flower bed not much traffic peaceful and quiet place
two-storeyed house playground
to breathe fresh air
to eat healthy food picturesque place
to communicate with nature
1. Read the words and word combinations above and say what the place you live in can boast of.
Example: There are many beautiful flowerbeds in my town.
2. Fill in the plus-minus chart and speak about life in different places.
Life in …
a big city
many interesting places to see
a small town
Example: On the one hand, there are very many interesting places to see in a big city.
On the other hand, there are many cars on the roads, that’s why there is so much noise.
3. Read what children say about their native places and say if they remind you of your place. Why/why not?
I’m Joanne. I like the place I live in. It is not very big but it is beautiful and green. There are a lot of small cottages there with big gardens behind them. My house is situated near the river. It’s a very picturesque place: fresh air to breathe and healthy food.
My name is Taras. I live in the suburbs in a two-storeyed house. It takes me an hour to get to the centre. There are too many roads, cars and buses there. There is also very much noise and I don’t like it. But I like to live there. Because there is so much to see: museums, monuments, picture galleries, exhibitions and what not. I can also go round with friends.
I’m Helen. My native place is neither large nor small. It is comfortable to live in. On the one hand, there isn’t much traffic and on the other - there is so much to do. For example, there is a swimming pool, which I often visit and my favourite library.
Make a photo page of the place you live in and describe the most important historical and cultural places. Present it to your classmate.
Go to Ex. 71-72 of your Workbook
V. Time to Read
1. Read in pairs. Say where the children prefer to live and why.
TALKING ABOUT PLACES TO LIVE IN
Ann: Hi, Steve! Where have you been? I haven’t seen much of you lately.
Steve: Small wonder. I’m spending a lot of time in my granny’s village. She moved into a new house a month ago.
Ann: Are there many houses in your granny’s village? Is there much to see there?
Steve: It’s a small picturesque place. There are few two-storeyed houses but there are so many small cottages.
Ann: Sure, there is a small river, and a green wood with lots of flowers, mushrooms and berries there. Am I right?
Steve: That’s it. Besides, there is so much fresh air. I like to live in the country much better than in town, especially in spring and summer.
Ann: Really? Don’t you agree that life in the city is more interesting?
Steve: I’m with you on that. There are very many places to visit: shops, museums, exhibitions, theatres, parks and the like.
Ann: By the way, do you remember our English pen pal Steve?
He lives in the suburbs of London in a cosy cottage with a small kitchen garden behind the house. He thinks he has the best of two worlds: picturesque nature and a city lifestyle.
Steve: True, true.
Across cultures: Great Britain
London - столиця Великої Британії
Kitchen garden - місце біля хати, де вирощують фрукти та овочі
2. In the text, «Talking about Places to Live in» find and reproduce the sentences which mean the same.
Example: I haven’t seen you for ages. → I haven’t seen much of you lately.
1. There are so many small houses.
2. I agree with you on this point.
3. There are very many places to visit: shops, museums, exhibitions, parks and what not.
4. Steve lives in the area which is away from the centre of London.
5. Behind the house he has a small place where he grows fruits and vegetables.
6. Granny got a new house to live in a month ago.
3. Fill in the word forks and make up your sentences with some of them.
4. Complete the sentences from the text and add one more logically connected sentence.
Example: I’m spending a lot of time … →
I’m spending a lot of time in my granny’s village.
I like to live here much better than in town.
✵ It is a small picturesque place with …
✵ There is much fresh air …
✵ There are many places to see in a big city, but …
✵ Life in the city is more interesting because …
✵ Bruce lives in …
✵ He thinks he has the best of two worlds …
VI. Time to Communicate
1. Act as Ann and say why you like to live in a big city.
to enjoy a city lifestyle
to have many places to visit
to live an interesting life
to see different places of interest
to be exciting
2. Act as Steve and say why you like to live in a small village.
to enjoy picturesque nature
to like life in the village much better
to breathe the fresh air
to eat healthy food
to have a peaceful life
3. Say if your native place is your fortress. Is it comfortable for you to live there?
✵ I live…
✵ It is…
✵ My native place can boast…
✵ Besides, there are…
✵ It’s comfortable/uncomfortable to live in my native place because…
✵ I can/can’t call my native place my fortress, because…
4. In pairs, talk about the lifestyles in different places as in the pattern.
A: Hi, …! Where have you been? I haven’t seen much of you
B: Small wonder. I … .
A: Are there many …? Is there much …?
B: There are few … but there are so many … .
A: Sure, there is … . Am I right?
B: That’s it. Besides, there is much …. I like … much better than … , especially … … .
A: Really? Don’t you agree that …?
B: I’m with you on that.
VII. Time to Write
With your friends do the project «The Best Place to Live in». Cover the points:
✵ in what part of Ukraine this place can be;
✵ what must be in this place to attract people to live in it;
✵ what can make this place the best.