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

In Grade 7

I. Conversation Warm-up

Read what the children say about their expectations of studying in Grade 7 and tell your friends who you agree with.

Example: I agree with Andrew. I like to work on the computer, because it is easier to learn.

II. Pronunciation Warm-up

Read and practise the rhythm. Say what you think about your studying English in Grade 7 form.

The Seventh Form Rap

We are one year older.

We are in the Seventh form

We’ve got new language folders

and learn behavior norms:

How native speakers talk,

Gesticulate and mime.

What codes and rules they stick to

At work and leisure time.

It’s fun to learn a foreign language.

It’s great to know its culture,

For it unites the people

And makes relations tighter.

III. Grammar Smart

The Present and Past Continuous

a) Look at the pictures and say what the children are doing in the school yard.

Example: The boys are playing football in the school yard.

b) Play a grammar combination game using when or while.

Example: I came home. My mum was cooking dinner. When I came home, my mum was cooking dinner.

1. My sister was sleeping. I was doing my lessons.

2. A teacher entered the classroom. The pupils were discussing a problem.

3. The boys were playing football. The girls were swimming.

4. The children were role-playing. The teacher was watching them.

5. The coach came to the gym. The athletes were practising high and long jumps.

6. Oksana was setting the table. Her mum was cutting vegetables in the kitchen.

c) In groups, make up your own stories under the titles given.

On a Shopping Trip

Let’s Have Dinner

IV. Time to Read

Read the children’s most memorable impressions of the previous school year and say what impressed them most.

Oksana: Of all my hobbies I like cooking the best. My granny is great at baking and her apple pies have a taste like nothing else on Earth. I always watched her while she was baking and enjoyed it. While making pies, my granny taught me how to make them look appetizing.

In summer we celebrated my granny’s 70th birthday and many guests came to our place to wish her a happy birthday. We treated our guests to different dishes but most of all they liked the pies. My granny was proud to say that it was me who baked them and everybody asked me for the recipe. I was the happiest guest at the party. I’m a good learner, aren’t I?

Andrew: My most memorable impression is my visit to Australia. You’ll be surprised to know that Australians celebrate New Year in summer. We decorated a New Year tree on the beach. There were no New Year costumes, we wore only bathing suits, sun glasses and caps. It was so hot! But there were New Year presents and a real Santa Claus! He was walking from group to group, singing Christmas carols and all the picnickers joined him. I was so excited! It looked so different from what we have in Ukraine.

Denis: I also had a new experience in summer. My family moved into a new flat, which was in another district of our town. So I had to go to a new school. Frankly speaking, I was scared. I loved my old school and teachers and I had so many school friends there. What was going to happen in the new school?

Luckily, Boris Voitenko, who goes to the same karate club with me, was my classmate now. He introduced me to his friends and they showed me round their school. I liked their computer centre, the library and the language lab. Boris’s friends are good musicians and they play in the school orchestra. At that time they had a problem - their drummer was in hospital and that’s why they couldn’t participate in the city festival. Can you imagine how happy they were to learn that I could play the drums? So we played in the festival and we were a great success. All my worries have gone by now. Now I have more friends and more possibilities to practise my music.

Helen: My family went to Chicago, at the invitation of my aunt last summer and I’m still impressed by my visit and especially of my shopping tour.

My cousin Polly invited me to the Mall to hang out with her friends. When we came, the girls decided to do the window shopping. Polly said it was their habit to do it. I never thought it could be so exciting. We looked at the goods displayed on the counters, watched the customers trying on new clothes, talked to shop assistants, discussed the latest fashions. I was surprised that the girls knew so much not only about fashion but about what and where to buy different goods like clothes, shoes, music discs, computer games, etc. It was quite a new experience for me because I’m used to doing the shopping only with my mum.

2. Mark the true statements.

1. The children had different impressions of their summer.

2. Denis had a chance to visit Chicago.

3. Andrew loved his New Year celebrations.

4. Oksana had a good shopping experience.

5. Helen was a good drummer and played in the school orchestra.

6. Denis worried about his studying in the new school.

3. Look at the pictures (p. 10—11) and reproduce the episodes from the texts.

V. Time to Communicate

1. Act as one of the children and speak about the most memorable events of the previous school year.


to be impressed by something;

to be surprised;

to be exciting;

to learn a lot about something;

to take part in something;

to have the most memorable time.

2. In pairs, discuss with your friends your plans for Grade 7 as in the pattern.


A: Hey, …we are in Grade 7 now. What … ?

B: Yes, we are one year older and … . I think … .

A: Besides, this year … and … .

B: Personally, . .

A: Great! And I … .

B: I know you … . Are you going … ?

A: Sure. I believe … .

B: Agreed. We can also … and … .

A: Exactly, and … .

B: I hope we’ll … .

3. Speak about your future studies in Grade 7.

VI. Time to Write

Write about a new activity you are going to take part in being a seventh-grader.

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