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

1.4. In comfort with yourself

Word Bank

Phrase Bank

outfit

to look stressed

worrier

to lose one’s temper

genes

to be out of one’s element

family budget

to crown it all

generation gap

to cost a fortune

tolerant

Communication Box: How to Talk about Your Worries

What’s wrong? You look stressed.

I started to have difficulty with ... .

What’s your worry?

Calm down!

The problem is that ... .

There is no point ... .

The only snag with ... is ... .

Let’s hope for the best.

I feel so uncomfortable.

You are a worrier!

I often find it difficult to ... .

There are no easy answers to ... .

I am out of my element.

Just try a little harder.

I. Conversation Warm-up

Look at the pictures and say in which of the situations you will be comfortable. Explain why.

Example: I will be in comfort with myself if I often get together with friends, because we have a lot of fun.

II. Pronunciation

Warm-up

Read and beat the rhythm. What advice can you give to this person?

The Worrier’s Chant

Gee, I’m thirsty.

Drink some water.

Gee, I’m angry.

Calm down.

Gee, I’m tired.

Have a rest.

Gee, I’m cold.

Wrap up warm.

I’m lonely.

Call up a friend.

I’m bored.

Go to a movie.

My outfit is wrong.

Wear something new.

I am a worrier.

Relax!

III. Function Smart.

Read and learn how to talk about your worries. Look at the pictures and fill in the mini-dialogues.

a) - You look stressed. What’s your worry?

- The problem is that I ... .

What shall I do?

- I think you should ... more.

b) - Gee, I’m angry!

- Calm down! There is no point in ... .

c) - Terrible, just terrible!

My ... is completely wrong!

- You are a worrier! If you don’t like it, just ... .

d) - I feel so uncomfortable.

I often find it difficult to tell my parents about my ... .

- It happens to the best of us.

There are no easy answers to the ... problem.

e) - What’s wrong?

- I feel out of my element. I started to have difficulties with ... .

- There is no instant solution for doing Maths. Just ... .

f) - What do you say to going on holiday in ... ?

- The only problem with it is ... .

- Let’s hope for the best.

IV. Word Smart

1. Study these words and word combinations and:

a) Say how you understand the generation gap.

to look stressed;

to find something difficult;

to lose one’s temper;

to be out of one’s element.

b) Say what problem a teenage girl might have.

family budget; new outfit; to cost a fortune.

The problem is that...

2. In pairs, share your little worries and comfort each other.

At Home: Write about your friend’s problem and suggest a solution (8—10 sentences).

V. Time to Read

1. Read / listen to the conversation between two teenage friends and say how they deal with their worries.

Talking about Worries

Part One

Helen: Hi, Ann! How are you?

Ann: Hi, Helen. Could be better.

Helen: Why, you look stressed. What’s your worry?

Ann: So many things have gone wrong!

Helen: Calm down! Please! There is no point in losing your temper. So what is it?

Ann: I am out of my element. I started to have difficulties with Maths.

Besides, I find it uncomfortable to tell my parents about my troubles, and on top of it all, my outfit is completely wrong.

Helen: What a mess you’ve made of your life! I advise you, first of all, to stop worrying.

Ann: I know I am a worrier! I have worry genes from both sides of my family. My dad is also a skilled worrier. Only he worries about different things: nuclear waste, his bank account and the future of science at the age of computers. My mum specializes in big worries, too.

Helen: Such as?

Ann: Housekeeping, family budget, her friends’ family problems, that kind of thing.

Part Two

Helen: I’m glad your worries aren’t that big. But there are certainly a lot of them. Let’s deal with each of them separately. So, your Maths: there is no instant solution for doing Maths, you know. Just try a little harder.

Ann: It’s easier said than done. Thanks, anyway. How about the generation gap? I feel so uncomfortable about it!

Helen: It happens to the best of us. Of course, there are no easy answers to this problem. I think you should be more tolerant and wait for the right moment to remind your parents about their own childhood.

Ann: Let’s hope for the best. And what do you say to my clothes? Should I wear them?

Helen: Sure. Your outfit is perfectly okay, if you ask me. But if you don’t like it, just wear something new, for a change. How about your new jeans? They are the latest style. They look terrific! Where did you get them?

Ann: At the Denim Barn. They cost a fortune. I had to use some of my

birthday money, but it’s worth it...

BrE Maths

AmE Math

jeans /ʤi:nz/ джинси

genesi:nz/ гени

denim - джинсова тканина

See First Aid Kit: Word Meaning, p. 226

Across Cultures

Denim Barn (the USA) - a big plain building which houses a store selling denim clothes.

2. Fill in the chart with the problems and solutions (Ex. 1, p. 34).

Problem

Solution

3. In pairs, complete the conversation between Ann and Helen.

A: Hi, ... . You look ... . What’s your ... ?

B: So many things ... .

A: Calm down! Please! There is no point in ... . So what is it?

B: I feel... I started to have ... . Besides, I find it uncomfortable ... and to crown it all, ... .

A: Let’s deal with ... . So, your ... . There is no magic bullet for ... . Just ... .

B: It’s ... . How about ... ?

A: It happens ... . Of course, there are no easy answers ... . I think you should ... .

B: Let’s hope ... . And what do you say to ... ?

A: If you ask me, ... . But if you don’t like it, just ... .

VI. Time to Communicate

1. Act as Ann and describe your worries.

to have worry genes;

to worry about different things;

to specialise in big worries;

to make a mess of one’s life.

2. Read and say what has worried you recently and how you deal with your worries.

difficulties with studies; generation gap; clothes: health; appearance; lack of money; misunderstanding with friends; lack of skills; loneliness.

Example: I started to have difficulties with my studies because I don’t do my homework regularly.

VI. Time to Listen

1. Listen to the story “A Wise Judge” and say what solution was offered to the young men’s problem.

2. Listen to the story again and role-play it.

VII. Time to Write

Write a for-and-against essay about your attitude to the generation gap problem.

Into Your Writing Portfolio

How to write a “for-or-against” essay

- the main body of a “for-or-against” essay consists of 2-3 paragraphs;

- one paragraph presents arguments with reasons and examples;

- one or two paragraphs present arguments against with reasons and examples.

Useful linking words

For

Against

The greatest advantage of ... is ... .

The most serious drawback of ... is ... .

Some experts (people) are in favour of ... .

Most people are against ....

One of the main arguments for ....

On the one hand, ... on the other hand ... .

What is more ....

Another negative thing of ... is ... . There is the other side of the argument.

In addition to this ....

Example: ... One of the main arguments for spending time with friends is its good effect on your mood. You won’t have problems with what to do in your free time. Moreover, you don’t feel lonely as you did before. Also, friendship is full of sharing and caring. It means there is always someone to help you when you are in need. In addition, you’ll never feel bored.

The most serious drawback of spending time with friends is that it takes a lot of time, day after day. As the proverb goes, friends are thieves of time.

Another negative thing is that some friends can’t share your interests to the fullest. They may find them strange and sometimes try to make you do what they think to be more fun...





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