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

UNIT 6. On Screen and on Stage

6.1. Are you a cinema-goer?

Word Box

Phrase Box

Communication Box


to create a vivid image of

What is on at the

science fiction



block buster

to be true to life

I’m dead sure … .


to take one’s eyes off the

How about going … .



I’m a way … .


to be a big hit


to be a box office success


to have a long run


to book the tickets


to be action-packed

to be a real breath of fresh air

I. Conversation Warm-up

Look at the pictures and say what films you like best and why.

Example: Personally, I like cartoons best because they are funny.

Br E - film

Am E - movie

II. Pronunciation Warm-up

Read the funny poem and practise the sound /w/. Say if you agree with it.

Funny Poem

What are the children made to do?

They are made to learn,

They are made to help mums

But they are not made to play.

They are not made to talk

And they are made to behave well

Today and every day.

III. Grammar Smart

Look and recall!

If you want to say about something you create or produce, use the verb to make.

Example: John and his friends made a very good film about their school.


There are fixed expressions with the verb to make.

to make a decision;

to make progress;

to make friends;

to make a bed

to make a mistake;

to make tea;

to make an impression;

to make money;

to make noise;

to light a fire, etc.

a) Look at the pictures and play a grammar guessing game.

Example: I think granny is going to make a cake.

b) Answer the questions.

1. What have you/your friends made with your own hands at your crafts lessons?

2. What do you usually do if you make many mistakes in your test?

3. What film has made an unforgettable impression on you?

4. What decision have you and your friends made about your free time on Sunday?

5. Who has created the character of Harry Potter?

6. Who has made much money writing books about Harry Potter?

Read and remember!

1. If you want to talk about things that someone can require another person to do, use make+object+basic form of the verb without to.

Example: My mum made me switch off TV and go to bed.


Passive structures with make have the infinitive with to.

Example: The boy was made to apologize.

a) Play a grammar transformation game as in the Example.

Example: A: My mum made me clean the floor.

В: I was made to clean the floor.

b) Complete the sentences using word-combinations from the box:

Example: Our teacher made us learn the words by heart.

1. I made my little sister…

2. My parents make me…

3. I made my friends…

4. My friends made me…

5. Our drama teacher made…

6. My granny made us…

to learn the words by heart;

to take part in the performance;

to help somebody about the house;

to wash up after dinner;

to take up sport;

to join somebody;

to go to the cinema;

to make a poster for a new performance.

IV. Word Smart

1. Study the following words and word-combination say: a) what these types of films may be about.

a historical film

a blockbuster

a musical

a cartoon

a science fiction film

a screen adaptation of

a novel

a thriller

a comedy

Example: A historical film may be about some events in the history of this or that country.

b) what films can be characterized as:

Example: I think adventure films are always gripping and exciting.

2. Read the advertisements for films and say which of them you’d like to see. Come up with a possible plot of the film and explain your choice.

Example: I’d like to see a cartoon because it is colourful and funny.

I think “My Friend Kashtanka” is about a dog and a little boy. They are great friends…

At Home: Say which film is much written and spoken about today. Do you want to see it? Why/why not? Write 8—10 sentences about it.

V. Time to Read

Read/listen to the children talking about their film favourites and say if they have the same tastes.

Film Favourites

Ann: Look here, guys. It’s ages since we’ve seen a good film. Why don’t we go to the cinema together?

Steve: Great! And what is on at the cinema?

Andrew: I know that “The War of the Worlds” is on at the “Ukraine”. They say it is a big hit.

Steve: It’s the new classic Spielberg film starring the famous American actor Tom Cruise. I like science fiction films. They are always action-packed with lots of graphic and computer effects. I saw “The X-men” and couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. I don’t think there has been a film like that before. Let’s go and see this one. I’m dead sure it’ll be gripping.

Ann: Not me. I’m not interested in science fiction films. Why don’t we go to the “Cosmos” cinema house and see “Gladiator”? My brother has already seen it and was greatly impressed by it. It’s an exciting historical film. I’m sure you’d like it.

Helen: But I have already seen it. It’s extremely impressive and touching.

I even cried at the end and the acting of Russel Crowe is perfect. His gladiator was so true to life. Not for nothing in 2000 he got an “Oscar” award for this role. He plays with his own understanding. I’d rather see something relaxing like a musical or a cartoon.

Ann: I’ve heard about a brand new cartoon by Walt Disney “Cold Heart”.

They say it is absolutely fantastic with an intriguing plot and exciting scenes.

Andrew: I have a better idea. How about going to see the new version of “Viy”? The film has been written and spoken about a lot. Though it has been running for a long time, it is still a box office success.

Ann: Is it a horror film? Such films are too scary.

Andrew: As far as I understand, it is a new thriller version of Gogol’s story. Five countries, including Ukraine, filmed it and the cast is perfect.

Steve: Sounds good! Let’s not miss it. We must book the tickets.

Helen: I hope the film won’t be disappointing.

Ann: At least it’ll be a good chance to spend our free time together.

Across Culture: the USA

Steven Spielberg - one of the most successful film directors in the history of the US cinema, known especially for making films that are full of exciting events and special effects.

Tom Cruise - a famous US film actor.

Russel Crowe - a well-known Australian actor.

Oscar - a prize given each year in Hollywood to people in the film industry - for the best film, best actor/ac- tress, director, etc.

2. From the “Film Favourites” (p. 166) reproduce and translate the sentences with words and expressions from “First Aid Kit”. Make up your own sentences as in the example.

Example: I’m not interested in science fiction.

I’m interested in musicals, they are so romantic.

3. Match the words to their characters and say whose opinion you share.


a) I like science fiction films.


b) I’d rather see something relaxing like a musical or a cartoon.


c) I’m not interested in science fiction films.


d) Horror films are too scary.

e) It’s a new screen adaptation of Gogol’s story.

f) It’s extremely impressive and touching.

Example: Steve likes science fiction films, but I prefer historical films.

VI. Time to Communicate

a) Act as one of the children and speak about your tastes in cinematography.


to be a big hit; to be true to life; to take one’s eyes off the screen; gripping;

to be impressed by something; to be action packed; perfect acting.

b) In pairs, discuss your favourite films as in the pattern.


A: Look here … . It’s ages since … . Why don’t we … ?

B: Great. And what is on … ?

A: It’s … . I like … . They are … . I saw … and couldn’t take … .

B: I’m not interested … . Why don’t we … ? My … have seen it and was … .

A: This film is extremely … . I even … and acting … .

B: But I’d rather see … because … .

A: And what about … ? The film is much written and … .

B: I know this film has been running for a long time … .

A: I don’t like … they are too … .

B: They say the costumes … and there are many … and … .

A: I hope … .

c) You are a great cinema-goer. Speak about the films you like to see.

VII. Time to Listen

1. Listen to the story “From the History of Cinema” and say which countries were the first in making films.

2. Listen again and mark the true statements.

1. Cinema was born in the 19th century in Hollywood.

2. The first films were shown in clubs, shops and cafes.

3. The first cinema houses were built in 1896.

4. The first American and Russian films were silent.

5. The Lumiere Brothers made the first sound film in 1927.

6. The first colour film appeared three years later.

VIII. Time to Write

Write an e-mail to your friend about the film you like best. Use the plan:

1. The type of the film.

2. The title of the film.

3. The plot of the film.

4. The acting

5. Your opinion of the film.

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