Підручник Англійська мова 7 клас для спеціалізованих навчальних закладів з поглибленим вивченням іноземної мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2015 рік

UNIT 2. Balance Your School Life

2.4. How to manage your English language learning

Word Box

Phrase Box

Communication Box: How

encouragement

to feel down

to Give Encouragement

frustrated

to put in a lot of effort

What’s up?

success

to get discouraged

Go on.

failure

to leave much to be desired

Have another try/go.

to master

to come easy/difficult to somebody

Keep going.

Don’t give up.

You can do it.

You are doing great.

I. Conversation Warm-up

Look at the pictures and say how schoolchildren manage their English language learning. Does English come easy or difficult to you?

Example: Children have to master pronunciation. English sounds come easy with me.

II. Pronunciation Warm-up

Read the quotations of great people about encouragement and practise sentence stress. Comment on one of the quotes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Instruction does much, but encouragement is everything.”

J. R. R.Tolkien

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

Stephanie Lahart

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”

C. JoyBell C.

“We can’t be afraid of change. ”

Catherine Pulsifer

“Be all that you can be.”

Aristotle

“Happiness depends on ourselves.”

III. Function Smart

Read and learn how to give encouragement. Look at the pictures and fill in the mini-dialogues.

a) - You look sad. What’s up?

- I’m trying very hard to improve my ... , but it is not happening.

- Go on. Have another try. You’ve almost got it.

English grammar

b)

- I’m so frustrated. I’ve got a low grade for my ... again.

- Remember, everyone makes mistakes, but you have to keep going, and eventually you will be nearly perfect.

English test

c)

- Are you feeling down about ... ?

- Yeah, I’m putting in a lot of effort, but there have been only small results.

- Don’t give up. You can do it!

language learning

d)

- Why are you upset?

- I’m getting discouraged about my English language learning.

My ... leaves much to be desired.

- Don’t worry about your spelling. You are doing great.

spelling

e)

- I give up. ... is more than I can manage.

- Have another go. I’m sure you’ll do better.

English pronunciation

IV. Word Smart

1. Fill in the chart with the words and word-combinations about your successes and failures in language learning. Use the mini-dialogues above.

Success

Failure

to try hard

to improve one’s grammar

...

to get a low grade for something

to make mistakes

...

Example: I must try hard to be a success in learning English.

2. Complete the sentences of encouragement with the right forms of the verbs to do, to go, to have and to try. Use them in context.

Example: I’m sure you’ll do better.

- I give up. English grammar is more than I can manage.

- Have another go. I'm sure you’ll do better.

1. Keep ... .

2. Have another ... . (Option One)

3. Have another ... . (Option Two)

4. Don’t ... up.

5. You are ... great.

6. You can ... it!

3. Interview your classmates, find out about their successes and failures in learning English and give encouragement. Report your findings to the class.

Example: A: What are your successes and failures in learning English, Olha?

B: English grammar comes easy to me but my writing leaves much to be desired.

A: Keep going. Don’t give up.

A: I have found out that English grammar comes easy to Olha, but her writing leaves much to be desired. She must keep going. She mustn’t give up.

At Home: Write encouraging words for your friends to make better progress in learning English.

V. Time to Read

1. Read/listen to the dialogue of two friends and say:

• How they manage their English language learning;

• What docs not come easily to each of them;

• How they encourage each other to make better progress.

Talking about Successes and Failures in Learning English

Helen: Hey, Ann. You look sad. What’s up?

Ann: I’m so frustrated. I’ve got a low grade for my English test again. I’m trying very hard to improve my English but it is not happening.

Helen: Remember, everyone makes mistakes, but you have to keep going and eventually you will be nearly perfect.

Ann: Thank you, Helen, but it’s easier said than done. I’m about to give up. English grammar is more than I can manage.

Helen: I know what you mean. I had difficulties with my English last year. To be honest, I felt down about my writing as my spelling left much to be desired. You won’t believe it but I used to make spelling mistakes in every other word. I was getting more and more discouraged. I was putting in a lot of effort, but there were only small results until...

Ann: Until what - a miracle happened?

Helen: No, not quite. It was until we got a new teacher, Miss Joy, in our class. She was very encouraging. She believed that we were all capable and that our efforts were worthwhile.

Ann: Do you mean to say that your progress in English started when your teacher just said you could work through it?! And you have made no spelling mistakes ever since? It sounds too good to be true.

Helen: No, nothing of the kind. Miss Joy explained that everyone experiences both success and failure in various ways throughout life; it is important to learn from both.

Ann: So what did you do?

Helen: Her words encouraged me to take action. I practised, and practised, and practised.

For instance, I wrote spelling dictations, played spelling games, and, generally, paid more attention to spelling rules.

Ann: Great! By the way, are you interested in taking part in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee?

Helen: Actually, I have won the school spelling bee this year and I’m preparing for the district tournament these days.

Ann: I’m so proud of you! Good luck at the competition!

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

Ann: I’ll try.

BrE to practise

AmE to practice

Across Cultures: the USA

Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee (the) - an annual spelling bee held in the United States; participants cannot be older than fifteen.

2. Fill in the right form of the word.

Example: Ann is so frustrated with her low grades.

frustration

1. English is a very ... school subject.

interest

2. Phil is getting ... about his English language learning.

discourage

3. It is so ... !

surprise

4. This book is ... .

bored

5. What a ... story!

shocked

3. Mark where Ann and Helen can find themselves on the 7-point scale in learning English. Give your reasons.

VI. Time to Communicate

1. Act as Helen and describe your difficulties and progress in learning English.

to have difficulties with something;

to feel down about something;

to leave much to be desired;

to make mistakes;

to experience both success and failure;

to learn from something; to take action;

to pay more attention to something.

2. In pairs, encourage each other to make better progress in English as in the pattern.

Pattern:

A: Hey, ... . You look ... . What’s up?

B: I’m so ... . I’ve got ... . I’m trying ... but ... .

A: Remember ... but you have to ... and eventually you will ... .

B: Thank you, ... , but it’s easier ..... is more than I can manage.

A: I know what ... . I have difficulties with ... . To be honest, I feel down about ... .

B: My ... says that everyone experiences both ... ; it is important to ... .

A: So, what do you recommend?

B: You should ... . For instance, ... . I’ve tried ... myself.

A: Thank you. You are very ... .

B: If I can ... , you can ... too.

A: I’ll try.

VII. Time to Listen

1. Listen to the schoolchildren and say what reasons they gave for not doing their English homework.

2. Listen to the children again and role-play the situations encouraging them to make progress in learning English.

Vill. Time to Write

Write out a certificate for Helen for her participation in the School Spelling Bee.





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