Підручник Англійська мова 5 клас для спеціалізованих шкіл з поглибленним вивченням англійської мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2018 рік

Unit Five: School Life

5:4. What do you do to become computer literate?

Word Bank

Phrase Bank

Communication Box

stuff

computer skills

It is easier said than

search e-pal

computer literate

done.

lab e-mail

brand-new

If I can do it, you can

message

to become addicted

do it too.


to set the time limit

I know what you mean.

I. Conversation Warm-up

Look at the photos and describe the computer room in action.

Example: The children are practising their computer skills.

II. Pronunciation Warm-up

Listen to/read the interview with a computer user and practise the sound /η/. Say what else you can use the computer for.

INTERVIEW

What can we use our computers for?

For schoolwork and playing,

For searching and sharing,

For emails and chatrooms,

For making new friends.

III. Function Smart

Read and learn to express preferences in computer activities. Look at the pictures and fill in the mini-dialogues.

1. - What about playing …?

- I prefer … to … .

2. - Let’s find this information in the … .

- Fantastic! It is just my choice.

3. - I want … to my e-pals, but I have no idea how to do it.

- It’s just a piece of cake. If I can do it, you can do it, too.

4. - … is so exciting!

- I don’t think so. I like … much better.

Use: a racing game/an adventure game, talking in Skype, to send e-mail messages, Internet.

IV. Word Smart

Study these words and describe:

1. The role of computers in your life:

… computer literate?

… computer skills?

… computer addict?

Example: Everyone is computer literate these days. Me, too.

2. The computer room in your school:

Example: The computer room is well-equipped ….

3. A new computer user:

to have no idea how …

to show how …

to be difficult …

At Home:

Compare your preferences in computer activities with those of your friend’s. Fill in the preference chart.

THE PREFERENCE CHART

Computer activities

You

Your friend

1. doing school work

2. typing messages

3. sending e-mails

4. searching for information

5. playing computer games

6. …

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Go to Ex. 96-97 of your Workbook

V. Time to Read

1. Read in pairs. Say what computer skills the children have Do you have the same skills?

TALKING ABOUT COMPUTER SKILLS

Steve: Hi, Helen. Where are you going?

Helen: To the computer room. I want to do some information search in the Internet.

Steve: Do you know much about computers?

Helen: Sure. Everyone is computer literate these days. Why do you ask?

Steve: I have some good news: my parents have just bought me a brand new iPad. It is my choice. It works so fast and it is so easy to carry. Here it is.

Helen: Wow! It is so exciting! Now you can use it everywhere for school work, playing games, sending messages and making new friends, right?

Steve: Certainly. At the click of the mouse I can get any information from the Internet in class and out of class.

Helen: But there are all kinds of stuff there. That is why it is so important to be safe, wise and responsible computer users. Besides, it isn’t a very good idea to spend too much time with the computer.

Steve: I know what you mean. The more time you spend with the computer, the more addicted you become.

Helen: As for me, I prefer to set the time limit for myself - just one hour a day.

Steve: It is easier said than done.

Helen: If I can do it, you can do it, too.

stuff

staff

See First Aid Kit: Word meaning 3, p. 239

2. Fill in stuff or staff.

Example: There are all kinds of … in the Internet. → There are all kinds of stuff in the Internet.

1. The … in the computer lab are very helpful.

2. What kind of … do you like to read?

3. The … room is a room for teachers in a school.

4. All the teaching … are women in our school.

5. There is a lot of interesting … in the computer room.

3. Read out the sentences about and say what you can do on the computer.

• the plus side of computers;

• their minuses.

VI. Time to Communicate:

1. Act as Ann and describe your computer room.

computer skills

to do some information search

computer user

to set the time limit

to send messages

2. Act as Steve and say if you are a computer addict.

to spend too much time with the computer

to get information from the Internet

at the click of a mouse

to use sth for school work

3. In pairs, talk about your computer skills as in the pattern.

Pattern:

A: Hi, … , where …?

B: To the computer … I want ….

A: Do you know much about …?

B: Sure. Everyone is … Why do you ask?

A: I have some good news: … .

B: Wow! Now you can … , right?

A: Certainly. At the click of the mouse I can … .

B: But there are … .

A: I know what you mean.

VII. Time to Listen

Listen to Helen talking about her brand-new computer and say what she uses it for.

VIII. Time to Write

Write a paragraph about how the computer can help you to learn English. Begin with:

• I have some good news: …

• It is so …

• Now I can …

• At the click of the mouse …

• But there are …

• That is why …

• Besides, …

• All in all, …

Go to Ex. 98-100 of уour Workbook






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