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Unit 6 NATURE

Lesson 48

1. Listen and read the dialogue. Act it out in pairs.

Jane: Do you like autumn, Buggy?

Buggy: No, I don’t. I think it’s a dull season.

The grass is yellow; the leaves fall off the trees. It often rains. It’s cold. No, I don’t like autumn. But I like winter and summer.

Jane: Do you? But why?

Buggy: Well, because the days are longer and warmer in summer, and we don’t have to go to school.

Jane: And why do you like winter, I wonder?

Buggy: Oh, you can have a very good time in winter, too. You can ski, skate, sledge, play snowballs.

The trees and the fields look wonderful in winter.

Jane: Well, I like spring and I like autumn, too. I enjoy the sun in spring, because it’s not very hot.

Buggy: But what do you like autumn for?

Jane: It’s a beautiful season — the trees are of different colours. And it is the tastiest (найсмачніший) season, you know. There are a lot of fruit and vegetables in autumn.

2. Read the words and word combinations.

to turn red and brown


ставати червоним та коричневим

tasty

[’teisti]

смачний

to pour cats and dogs


лити як з відра

to go out


виходити на прогулянку

wet

[wet]

вологий

cloudy

[’klavdi]

хмарний

golden autumn


«золота осінь»

foggy

['fɒgi]

туманний

Degrees of Comparison of the Adjectives



Comparative

Superlative

one-syllable

(односкладові)

big

fast

bigger

faster

the biggest the fastest

two-syllables (-e, -ow, -y, -er)

happy

narrow

simple

clever

happier

narrower

simpler

cleverer

the happiest the narrowest the simplest the cleverest

two and more syllables

famous

difficult

generous

more famous

more difficult

more generous

the most famous

the most difficult

the most generous

Irregular forms

good — better — the best

bad — worse — the worst

3. Compare as in the model.

Model: a long pencil — a longer pencil — the longest pencil a beautiful girl — a more beautiful girl — the most beautiful girl A short ruler, an interesting tale, a wonderful toy, a funny monkey, long hair, big houses, a famous sportsman, a clever dog, an old car, an expensive car, a long street, new books, a nice puppy, a funny story, a favourite film, a happy child, an easy task.

4. Listen and read the text. Answer the questions.

AUTUMN

Autumn is another season, or as Americans call it — the fall. It is the time for the harvest. The fruit and vegetables are the tastiest in autumn. But it becomes colder and colder every autumn month. It is still warm in September, but it can even snow in late October. The leaves on the trees turn red and brown in October and then they fall in November. It often rains in autumn, sometimes it pours cats and dogs. The rain is usually cold and can last for several days. It is sometimes foggy in the mornings. The temperature is +5-10 °С.

The children don’t go out as often as in summer or winter, because it is wet and cloudy outside. But the nature is very beautiful in early autumn. People often call this season golden autumn.

1. What is another name for autumn in the USA?

2. Can it snow in September?

3. What is the weather like in autumn?

4. Why don’t the children go out much in autumn?

5. Does it often rain in autumn?

6. What kind of rains are there in autumn?

5. Listen and read the rhymes and learn one of them.

***

The leaves are falling One by one.

Summer’s over School’s begun.

Leaves in the autumn came tumbling down,

Scarlet and yellow, russet and brown,

Leaves in the garden swept in a heap,

Trees got undressed ready for sleep.

SEPTEMBER

September means its time again

for going off to school.

The days are getting shorter

and the nights are getting cool.

OCTOBER

October’s the month

When the smallest breeze

Gives us a shower

Of autumn leaves.

Bonfires and pumpkins,

Leaves sailing down —

October is red

And golden and brown.

NOVEMBER

No sunshine, lots of rain,

No warm days, snow again!

No bugs or bees

No leaves on trees.

You must remember

This is November!

6. Speak about autumn time. Use the mind map.






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