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

UNIT 1. Family and Friends

1.2. Family footsteps

Word Bank

Phrase Bank

Communication Box


to become a teacher/a doctor

… at that.


to follow in somebody’s foot steps

… though.


to have a story to tell

I think it’s best to …


to perform an operation

It runs in the family.


to inspire somebody to learn

From my perspective, …


to be taken to hospital

In my case, …


to be retired


I. Conversation Warm-up

In pairs, look at the pictures and ask your friend what professions his/her relatives have.

Example: A: Is there an engineer in your family?

B: We haven’t got engineers. My Dad is a doctor and my Mum is a lawyer.

II. Pronunciation Warm-up

Read and practise the sounds /ɒ/ and /t/. Say what jobs run in this family.

Profession Round Chant

Is your mother a teacher?

No, she’s not. She’s a doctor.

Is your father a doctor?

No, he’s not. He’s a pilot.

Is your uncle a pilot?

No, he’s not. He is an engineer.

Is your aunt an engineer?

No, she’s not. She’s an economist.

Are you an economist?

No, I’m not. I am a pupil.

III. Grammar Smart

1. Look and recall.

The Present Simple

The Present Continuous

Describe opinions using verbs of thinking: mean, know, understand, think, remember, forget. Example: My mum thinks teaching is the best job in the world.

Describe actions happening around the time of speaking using time expressions now, at the moment, today, this week.

Example: I’m looking for a parttime job this week.

Describe likes and dislikes using verbs of feeling/wanting: like, dislike, want, prefer.

Example: My uncle doesn’t like his job.

Describe what is happening in a photo or picture.

Example: In this photo, my aunt is performing an operation.

a) Play a grammar picture description game using the given verbs. Say what you think about these families.

Example: A: In this picture, the grandfather is working in the field.

B: His grandson is working in the field, too.

to work

to show

to paint

to help

to explain

to draw

to teach

to try

to colour

to learn

to clean

to sketch

b) Say whether you like or dislike these jobs. Give your reasons.

Example: a lawyer/to help in legal issues I like this job because it is essential to help people in legal issues.

1. a teacher/to inspire children to learn

2. a doctor/to cure people

3. a librarian/to recommend books

4. a mechanic/to repair cars

5. a hotel receptionist/to make people comfortable

6. a tourist agent/to arrange holiday trips

2. Read and remember!

• Use the Present Simple tense to talk about permanent situations:

Example: My aunt works in a hospital.

• Use the Present Continuous tense to talk about temporary situations:

Example: My cousin is a student. He is currently working part-time. Time expressions: right now, currently, at the moment, these days

• Describe changes and trends using verbs of change: get, turn, go, become in the Present Continuous:

Example: This profession is getting more and more popular.

a) Play a grammar contrast game using the ideas from the box.

Permanent situations

Temporary situations

to live in town

to work in a shop

to study at university

to travel on business

to drive a car

to stay out of town

to work at home

to take an online course

to visit Poland

to ride a bicycle

Example: A: He lives in town.

B: He is staying out of town now.

b) Say how life and people around you are changing these days.

Example: parents / to work more My parents are working more and more.

1. school / to get more complicated

2. people / to get friendlier

3. your neighbourhood / to become safer

4. the world / to become more peaceful

5. life / to get easier

IV. Word Smart

1. Study these words and word combinations and

a) Say who works in the medical profession.

Example: There are doctors and nurses in the medical profession.

b) Look at the photos and say what profession runs in this family (4—5 sentences).

to follow in her father’s footsteps;

to become a doctor;

to be retired;

to have many striking stories to tell;

to run in the family.

Example: Kateryna Amosova followed in her father’s footsteps.

Mykola Amosov and his daughter Kateryna Amosova

2. Complete the stentences and speak about a profession that runa in your family.

1. I think it’s best to….

2. I want to become …

3. I’d like to follow in …

4. My … says … is the best job in the world.

5. … has many striking stories to tell.

6. As you see, … runs in our family.

At Home: Describe your parents’ professions / jobs (8—10 sentences).

V. Time to Read

1. Read / listen to the dialogue and say what professions run in Helen’s family.

Talking about Professions in the Family

Steve: Hey, Helen, you are very good at English. Do you plan to become a teacher?

Helen: Maybe. My mum is a teacher and she loves it. She says teaching is the best job in the world. I think she is a very good teacher as she can inspire her students to learn. Sometimes she lets me help her with marking their papers.

Steve: We all have someone in our family who we most admire. In my opinion, these people are essential for us as we have somebody to model ourselves after.

Helen: I think it’s best to do something that makes you happy.

Steve: Right you are. In my case, I want to help sick people and become a doctor, maybe a general practitioner. When I was a child, I had a sharp pain in my right side. My mum called an ambulance and I was taken to hospital. The next day I was operated on for appendicitis. The doctors and nurses were so helpful and kind!

Helen: My aunt is a doctor. She works in a big hospital as a pediatrician and a surgeon. She performs very complicated operations, my mum says.

Steve: Could I possibly meet her and talk with her about the medical profession?

Helen: Certainly. With twenty years of experience, she has a lot of interesting stories to tell. By the way, my aunt followed in my granddad’s footsteps.

Steve: Really? And what did your grandfather do?

Helen: He was a dentist. He cured people’s teeth. He is retired, though.

Steve: So, the medical profession runs in your family, doesn’t it?

Helen: It sure does.

BrE - paediatrician

AmE - pediatrician

Across Cultures general practitioner / GP - BrE, a doctor who is trained in general medicine and does not work in a hospital.

cure - вилікувати

treat - лікувати; частувати;


See First Aid Kit:

Word Meaning, p. 225

2. Fill in the correct word.

Example: He cured people’s teeth.

1. What can’t be …ed must be endured.

2. She … me like one of the family.

3. We … mum to lunch at the Savoy.

4. This operation can … short-sightedness in 15 minutes.

5. 90 per cent of patients can be … ed of the disease.

6. When I was a child, doctors … ed me of small pox.

3. Look at the pictures and choose those which relate to Steve/Helen. Say what connection you can see.

VI. Time to Communicate

1. Act as Helen and say in whose footsteps she is going to follow.

to plan to become a teacher;

to make somebody happy;

to have the best job in the world;

to inspire somebody to learn;

to let somebody do something;

to mark somebody’s papers.

2. In pairs, discuss the professions in your families. Use the pattern.


A: I say, … , you’re good at … . Do you plan to become …?

B: Maybe. My … is a … and … loves it. … says it’s the best … .

A: I think it’s best to From my perspective, … .

B: Right you are. In my case, I want to … .

A: My … is a…. works … .

B: Could I possibly … and …?

A: Certainly. With … years of experience, … has … to tell. By the way, … followed … .

B: Really? And what … , I wonder?

A: . retired, though.

B: So, the … profession runs in your family, doesn’t it?

A: It sure does.

VII. Time to Write

Write a paragraph about someone in your family you admire. Begin with:

We all have someone in our family who we most admire. From my perspective, these people are essential for us as we have somebody to model ourselves after. In my case, …

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