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Ministerul Educaþiei ºi Cercetãrii Proiect Phare „Acces la educaþie pentru grupuri dezavantajate“ Programul „A doua ºansã“

Iudit Sera

Limba englezã I need to know

Ghidul cursantului Nivel IV

Aceastã primã ediþie (pilot) este finanþatã de Uniunea Europeanã.

Aceste materiale – publicate în cadrul Proiectului Phare „Acces la educaþie pentru grupuri dezavantajate“ 2003 / 005 – 551.01.02 – au fost realizate de o echipã de experþi ai Ministerului Educaþiei ºi Cercetãrii, pentru a fi folosite în primul an de aplicare experimentalã a programului educaþional revizuit „A doua ºansã – Învãþãmânt primar“. Membrii echipei care a elaborat materialele sunt: Cristiana Boca, coordonatoarea componentei „Învãþãmânt primar“ Mihaela Bucinschi, autoare „Limba ºi literatura românã“ Carmen Costina, autoare „Limba englezã“ Aniþa Dulman, autoare „Matematicã“ Gabriela Dumitru, autoare „Cunoaºterea mediului“ Cristiana Ilie, autoare „Istorie/Geografie“ Iudit Sera, autoare „Limba englezã“ Dr. Doina-Olga ªtefãnescu, autoare „Educaþie civicã“ Paul Vermeulen, expert componenta „Elaborare curriculum ºi materiale educaþionale“ Ghidul este realizat în conformitate cu programa analiticã „A doua ºansã – Învãþãmânt primar“, aprobatã de Ministerul Educaþiei ºi Cercetãrii prin Ordinul nr. 5160 din 6 octombrie 2005 ºi este distribuit gratuit cursanþilor înscriºi în acest program educaþional. Toate materialele din cadrul programului educaþional „A doua ºansã“ vor fi revizuite, conform sugestiilor de îmbunãtãþire formulate în urma utilizãrii lor în ºcoalã. În acest sens, trimiteþi comentariile ºi sugestiile dumneavoastrã pe adresa: [email protected]

Coordonator editorial: Mihaela Marin Design copertã: Dinu Dumbrãvician Design ºi dtp: Gabi Iancu Ilustraþii: Sorin Þârlea Foto copertã: Dinu Dumbrãvician Consultant imagine: Valentin Vãcãruº Acest material este publicat în scopuri educaþionale, non-profit, pentru a fi folosit în primul an de aplicare experimentalã a programului educaþional „ A doua ºansã – Învãþãmânt primar“. Autorii s-au strãduit sã intre în legaturã cu proprietarii imaginilor pentru a obþine permisiunea de a le folosi în aceastã ediþie. Îi rugãm pe aceia pe care nu i-am putut contacta sã ia legãtura cu noi la [email protected]

Aceastã publicaþie face parte din Programul PHARE 2003 / 005 – 551.01.02 „Acces la educaþie pentru grupuri dezavantajate“, componenta „A doua ºansã“ Editorul materialului: Ministerul Educaþiei ºi Cercetãrii Data publicãrii: martie 2006 Conþinutul acestui material nu reprezintã în mod necesar poziþia oficialã a Uniunii Europene.

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DAILY PROGRAMME.........................................................................5 Lesson 1.1 What's going on? ...........................................................6 Lesson 1.2 I never play football at the weekend .........................10 Lesson 1.3 If you don't mind me asking... ....................................12 Progress check – Unit 1 ..................................................................16

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THE WORKPLACE ............................................................................17 Lesson 2.1 What do you do? ..........................................................18 Lesson 2.2 Applying for a job – who's the most suitable candidate...................................................................................20 Lesson 2.3 Where are they? ...........................................................22 Progress check – Unit 2 ..................................................................26

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TIME AND SPACE ............................................................................27 Lesson 3.1 Seasons..........................................................................28 Lesson 3.2 Places worth visiting ....................................................32 Lesson 3.3 Holiday plans ................................................................36 Progress check – Unit 3 ..................................................................38

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LEISURE............................................................................................39 Lesson 4.1 Traditions ......................................................................40 Lesson 4.2 Hobbies .........................................................................42 Lesson 4.3 Plans for the future ......................................................44 Progress check – Unit 4 ..................................................................46 FINAL PROGRESS CHECK ................................................................47

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In Unit 1 you will learn: · to talk about actions in progress; · to talk about your daily programme; · to apologize and respond to apologies; · to tell the time; · to describe people. English IV • I need to know

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What's going on? T HINK !

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

• How do you tell the time in Romanian? What's the pattern? • What alternative ways of telling the time in Romanian come to your mind?

• to talk about actions in progress • to tell the time

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : I You / We / They He / She Am Are Is

am (not) are (not) is (not) I you /we / they

It's six o'clock. verb-ing.

It's half past six. It's a quarter to seven.

verb-ing?

It's ten to seven. It's late.

he / she

L ET ' S LEARN ! Read what the Smiths are doing today. 1. Miss Meddling is watching Lisa.

2. It's half past seven in the morning. Lisa is getting dressed.

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3. It's quarter to eight. Susie is having breakfast in the kitchen.

7:45 4. It's ten to eight. Dan is still in bed. He is sleeping.

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5. It's eight o'clock. Lisa is drinking her coffee. She is talking on the phone. Who is she talking to?

8: 00

6. It's quarter past eight. It's late! Lisa is late for work. And why isn't she waking Dan?

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What's going on?

7. It's 8.30 a.m. Lisa's leaving the house. Why is she taking the car? She usually takes the bus. Where is she going?

8:30 8. It's 5.30 p.m. Why is Lisa not at home yet? Where are Dan and Susie? Why are they not at home?

9. It's 8 p.m.Where is everybody? How boring!

10. It's 10 p.m. “I must tell Tom”, Miss Meddling says to herself.

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Y OUR TURN ! 1 Complete the sentences using the correct form of the present continuous: a. Miss Meddling is watching (watch) Lisa. b. Dan ______________ (watch) TV. c. Lisa and Susie (cook). They ______________ (not waste) time. d. Tom ______________ (drive) today? No, he ______________ (help) Petre on the farm. e. What you ______________ (do)? That's my lorry! 2 Write sentences to describe what the people in the illustrations are doing at different times. e.g. It's 7 oc'clock. She is getting dressed.

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C HECK THIS ! • What can you do now? • Can you tell the time? • Can you talk about actions in progress?

T RY THIS ! 1 Imagine that you are a private detective. Miss Meddling hired you to watch Lisa. Make notes on what Lisa is doing today, mentioning the time. It's 7.30 a.m. Lisa is getting dressed. It's 8 o'clock. She is …. 2 Bring photos of you and your family to class. Describe what you are doing in the photo. “This is my wedding party. I'm dancing with my mother-in-law.”

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I never play football at the weekend T HINK !

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to talk about your daily programme • to express the frequency of events

• What do you do every day? • What do you do at least once a week? • What do you never do?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : • at (5 o'clock / the weekend, noon etc.) • on (Sunday, Monday etc.) • in (the evening, the morning, the afternoon, winter etc.)

Days of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

• a.m., p.m. always

usually

often

sometimes

rarely

never

100%

75%

60%

30%

15%

0%

once a week twice a month four times a year

I / You / We / They play. Do I / you / we / they play? I / You / We / They don't play.

He/She plays. Does he/she play? He/She doesn't play.

L ET ' S LEARN ! 1 Read the following text and fill in the table below it: Cosmin is flying to Britain. He is visiting the Smiths. He is sitting next to a footballer, Alfred Bates. Alfred is not a famous footballer yet. Cosmis wants to find out about him. “So what do you usually do in your spare time?” ”You mean on Saturdays and Sundays? I love those days. I always spend them with my family: my wife Mary, my son Jerry and my daughter Alicia. We rarely wake up before 9 on Saturday mornings. We have breakfast together and make plans for the day. We sometimes ride our bikes or swim together or just go for a walk in the park. For lunch, we usually go to a pizza restaurant. Jerry loves pizza. We let the children decide how to spend the afternoon. In the evening, we often visit friends.” “How about Sunday?”

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“On Sunday morning we always go to church. My wife is very religious.” “What do you do after church?” “We visit our parents. We always have lunch with my parents or with Alicia's parents.” “Do you play football on Sunday afternoon?” “Absolutely not. I never play football at the weekend.” Frequency

What Alfred Bates and his family do

always

e.g.

go to church on Sunday

usually often sometimes rarely never 2 Write statements about the Bates using the information in the table. e.g.

The Bates always go to church on Sunday.

Y OUR TURN ! 1 Think of a typical day in your life. What do you do on such a day? At 7 a.m. … At 7.30 …. At 8. o'clock … 2 Interview a person from your group. Ask him/her what they always, usually, often, sometimes, rarely or never do.

C HECK THIS ! What can you do now? Can you talk about what you usually do? Can you describe a typical day in your life?

3 Complete the sentences with at, in or on. a. I have lunch _at_ 12 o'clock. b. We always go to church _____ Sunday. c. I like to watch TV _____ the evening. d. Where were you _____ 5.30 _____ Friday? e. I only have coffee _____ the morning. f. He sometimes drives _____ night. g. _____ Mondays, I am usually late for work. h. We go swimming a lot _____ summer.

T RY THIS ! Make a poster to illustrate your favourite spare time activities. Bring it to class and present it to the group. English IV • I need to know

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If you don't mind me asking... T HINK !

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • apologize and respond to apologies • write a personal letter • describe people

• How do you start a conversation with a stranger? • How do you politely interrupt a conversation? • How do you politely end a conversation? • How do you express possession?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : What does he look like? What's he like? What does he like? How is he?

Excuse me. I'm sorry. I apologise. I hope you don't mind.

Personal pronouns Subject I You He She It We You They

Object me your him her it us your them

Possessive mine yours his hers our yours theirs

That's all right. Not at all. Whose is it? It's mine / yours / his / hers / ours / theirs.

Possessive adjectives my your his her its our your their

L ET ' S LEARN ! 1 Read the dialogue below and decide if statements A-E are true or false. “Good morning, young man. I'm Miss Meddling. I live next door.” “Good morning, Miss Meedling. My name is Cosmin. Cosmin Stoica.” “Nice to meet you, Cosmin. Cosmin… That's not an English name, is it?” “No, it's not. It's a Romanian name.” “Oh, I see. So you're from Romania? And what are you doing in Liverpool? If you don't mind me asking…” “Not at all. The Smiths invited me for the week.” 12

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“You mean Susie?” “Oh, no, not her.” “Oh, I'm sorry. I thought …” “That's all right. In fact, Tom invited me. I met him in Romania.” “And what business did he have in Romania? That is, if you don't mind me asking…” “Oh, I'm sorry, I'm not sure. In fact, I don't know. I apologize, Miss Meddling. I need to go now. We are all going out.” “Of course. I hope to see you again. It was nice talking to you.” “It was nice meeting, you Miss Meddling.” “Good bye, Cosmin.” “Good bye, Miss Meddling.”

A. Miss Meddling is the Smiths' next door neighbour. B. Susie invited Cosmin to Liverpool. C. Tom runs a business in Romania. D. The Smiths are taking Cosmin to a restaurant. E. Miss Meddling is a nosy person.

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2 Fill in the blanks in Cosmin's email to Anna using the words below: interesting, tall, pretty, green, energetic, long-haired, pointed, unhappy, embarrassing, confident. How are you, Anna?

Cosmin Anna How are you, Anna?

Dear Anna, I am in Liverpool. I am staying with the Smiths. They are the kindest hosts. They take me to visit the most (1) ______________ places. I am attaching a photograph of my host family house. We are standing on the docks, just opposite the Beatles Museum. The (2) ______________ man on the left is Tom. He is a lorry driver. He likes the Beatles and beer. The (3) ______________ woman next to him is Lisa, his wife. She's got beautiful (4) …… eyes, red hair and a pale complexion. Their daughter Susie is the short-haired, dark skinned person in the middle. No-one knows who she takes after. She's an (5) ______________ young businesswoman. Don't mistake her for a boy. Her brother Dan, the (6) ______________ person standing next to me, is much like Lisa. He's got lots of freckles, and a (7) ______________ nose, just like yours. He's very (8) ______________ because he doesn't have a job. I must mention the Smiths' next door neighbour, Miss Meddling. She is such a nosy woman, always asking the most (9) ______________ questions. How are you, Anna? And how's your daddy? What's your new job like? A (10) ______________ person like you should do just fine. Write to me soon. Love, XXX Cosmin

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Y OUR TURN ! 1 Match the questions to the answers 1. What does he look like?

a. She’s very friendly and sociable.

2. What’s she like?

b. He likes playing football.

3. What does he like?

c. She’s fine.

4. How is she?

d. He’s a blue-eyed, handsome young man.

2 Desribe a person answering the following questions: What does s/he look like? What's s/he like? What does s/he like? Do not name the person. Invite the group to guess who you have described. 2 What do you say in the following situations? a. You are late for your English class. b. You have forgotten your pen. You want to borrow a pen. c. You interrupt a conversation to say something important. d. Someone stepped on your foot by mistake. They apologize. e. You dialled the wrong number.

C HECK THIS ! What can you do now? Can you apologize and respond to apologies? Can you describe people?

4 Rephrase the following sentences to avoid repetition of the words in bold type. For guidance, you may refer to the table on the previous page. e.g. This is my car. car It is mine. pencils They are his. These are his pencils. a. Don't drink from that glass. It is her glass. It is …. b. Stay away from that computer. It is his computer. It is … c. Is this your book? Is it …? d. “Whose house is this?” “It's our house. It's ….” e. This is their project. It's ….. f. Don't dance with her. She's my girl. She's ….!

T RY THIS ! You are travelling to a place that you don't know. A person you don't know is meeting you at the railway station. Write a short letter to the person telling him / her: · when you are arriving, · what you look like, and · what you will be wearing. Use a Romanian English dictionary to find words for clothes that you don't know.

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Before you do the test below, review what you have learned in Unit 1. I Choose the correct form of the verbs. 1. At the moment I live / am living in Liverpool. 2. We never drive / are driving to work. 3. I always wear / am wearing a hat in winter. 4. Tom doesn't wear / isn't wearing jeans today. 5. My children don't drink / aren't drinking coffee after 6 p.m. II Circle the correct words to complete the sentences below: a. This / These book is mine. b. That's our / ours address. c. How's your / yours sister? d. Mine / My sister is well. e. That / Those cars are very expensive. III Write sentences according to the model:

e.g.

7:30

Susan / have breakfast. It's half past seven in the morning. Susan is having breakfast.

12:00

Susan / have lunch.

14:00

She / work / in her office.

17:00

He / drive / home.

19:30

Tom / watch TV.

22:00

They / go to bed.

IV You are Georgiana. Write a reply to Nick's letter. Describe at least two people you get along with in your English class.

Dear Georgiana, My job here is not very easy. I work long hours, but the pay is good. You remember Paul, the older guy I came with? He's the short one with the dark moustache. He is having a hard time. He complains all the time. He spends most of the time on the phone with his wife. I haven't heard from you for a long time. The last thing I know is you went back to school. I'm dying to hear more about it. How is it going? Do you have new friends? Do you like the teachers? Write to me about them. When we meet again, I want to take you out to a nice restaurant. Love, Nick 16

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T HE W ORKPLACE

In Unit 2 you will learn: • to describe what people do in various jobs; • to ask for and provide personal information; • to compare things and people; • to talk about familiar items in the house and at the workplace. English IV • I need to know

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What do you do? T HINK !

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to describe what people do in various jobs

• What's your dream job? • What makes you dream about it?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : work – worker drive – driver dance – dancer sing – singer teach – teacher act – actor / actress wait (on) – waiter / waitress

plumber electrician architect engineer clerk doctor chemist postman

L ET ' S LEARN ! Read the following sentences. Underline the names of jobs. 1. She repairs water pipes, sinks and baths. She is a plumber. 2. He repairs or connects electrical wires or equipment. He is an electrician. 3. She looks after people who are ill or injured. She's a nurse. 4. He works in an office typing letters and answering phonecalls. He's a secretary. 5. He repairs motor vehicles and machinery. He's a mechanic. 6. He designs or builds roads, bridges or machines. He's an engineer. 7. He owns or manages a farm. He's a farmer. 8. He prepares and cooks food. He's a cook. 9. She prepares drugs and medicines. She's a chemist. 10. He makes men's clothes. He's a tailor.

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Y OUR TURN ! Complete the sentences using the following words to find out what these people do: serve, design, school, office, perform, arrange, computer, drive, waiter, postman, doctor, actor 1. Her job is to ____________ buildings. She's an architect. 2. His job is to collect and deliver letters. He's a ____________ . 3. Her job is to keep records or accounts in an ____________ She's a clerk. 4. His job is to treat people who are ill. He's a ____________ . 5. Her job is to cut, wash and ____________ people's hair. She's a hairdresser. 6. His job is to operate a ____________ . He's a computer operator. 7. Her job is to ____________ in a play or film. She's an actress. 8. His job is to perform in a play or film. He's an ____________ . 9. Her job is to ____________ a car, bus etc. She's a driver. 10. His job is to teach especially in a ____________ He's a teacher. 11. Her job is to ____________ food and drinks at the tables in a restaurant. She's a waitress. 12. His job is to serve food and drinks at the tables in a restaurant. He's a ____________ .

C HECK THIS ! • What can you do now? • Can you describe what people do in various jobs?

T RY THIS ! What is the most appropriate job for people like these? If you do not know the English word for the job you are thinking about, look up a RomanianEnglish dictionary. e.g. • • • • • • • • • • • •

a patient person – teacher

a patient person a good listener a person with good manual skills a person who is good at imitating other people a person with a good sense of humour a talkative person a person who is good with figures a caring person a person who has a good sense of direction a person in good physical condition an imaginative person a dynamic person

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to ask for and provide personal information • to compare things and people

• Have you ever applied for a job? What did you have to do? • In addition to the right qualifications, what else matters when you apply for a job?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : good – better – the best bad – worse – the worst funny – funnier – the funniest energetic – more energetic – the most energetic

prepare a curriculum vitae / CV qualifications have an interview apply for a job

L ET ' S LEARN ! 1 Choose from among the following words and phrases to fill in the gaps in the CV below: a. excellent organization skills b. 5 Crescent Rd, Liverpool, Great Britain c. 0044 673 476 312 d. St. Mary's College, Little Crosby e. part time job as a milkman from February 2005 to present f. 4 July 1986 g. [email protected] h. good language skills i. part time job as a worker on a building site from June 2004 to September 2004 j. British k. I am good at singing and I can play the guitar l. I am an energetic person in a good physical condition

Curriculum vitae Personal information Full name: Dan Smith Address: (1) ____________________ Telephone number: (2)______________________ E-mail: (3)_____________________ Nationality: (4)_____________________ Date of birth: (5)___________________ Work experience (reversed chronological order) (6)_________________________________________ (7)_________________________________________ Education and training (8)_________________________________________ Skills and competences (9)_________________________________________ (10)________________________________________ Other relevant information (11)________________________________________ (12)________________________________________

2 Dan is going for an interview for the position of support staff at a children's summer camp. The manager is asking him questions to find out if he is the most suitable candidate. Answer the manager's question using the information in Dan's CV. “What's your full name, sir?” ______________________________ “And where do you live?” ______________________________ 20

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“What's your phone number?” ______________________________ “Do you have an e-mail address?” ______________________________

T “And when were you born, Mr Smith?” ___________________________________ “What do you do? What's your current job?” ___________________________________ “Did you have any other jobs?” ___________________________________ “Where did you go to school?” ___________________________________

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“What are you good at, Mr Smith? What qualifies you for the job?” ____________________________________ ____________________________________ “Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself?” ____________________________________ ____________________________________ “Thank you very much.” “Thank you, Mr. Benson.”

Y OUR TURN ! 1 After the interview, Mr Benson looked at his notes. He is now deciding who is the most suitable candidate for the job. Write sentences comparing the three candidates, using the information in the tables below: e.g. “Dan is very good at singing. Claire is better than Pat, but she is not as good as Dan. Dan is the best singer of all.” “Dan is as friendly as Pat.” Name Dan Smith Pat Davies Claire Browne

good at singing xxxxx xx xxx

good friendly patient funny energetic

better friendlier more patient funnier more energetic

friendly xxx xxx xxxxx

funny xx xxx xxxx

energetic x xxx xxxx

the best the friendliest the most patient the funniest the most energetic

2 Use the following prompts to make comparisons. e.g. car – plane – fast The plane is faster than the car. The car is not as fast as the plane. George – Claudia – tall Paul – Peter – young Mihai – Petre – ambitious Maria – Daria – beautiful Bob – John – reliable icecream – chocolate – delicious

patient xxx xx xx

C HECK THIS ! • What can you do now? • Can you ask for and provide personal information? • Can you compare things and people?

T RY THIS ! Use Dan's CV as a model. Prepare your own CV. Write down as many things about yourself as possible. English IV • I need to know

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Where are they? T HINK !

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to locate things and people • to talk about familiar items in the house and at the workplace

• What items do you use when you work (in the garden, in the house, on a building site etc.)?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : in (the house); on (the table); at (the desk); over (the door) under (the chair); above (the kitchen); below (the bedroom) axe

broom

baking tray

drill needle

hammer

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L ET ' S LEARN ! Anna needs to do some shopping. She's got a long shopping list: “Where's Lisa?” “She's in the store. She's at the cash desk.”

“Where's Lisa?” “She's in front of the shelves.” “Where are the clothes?” “They're on the shelves.”

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Where are they? “Where's the sign?” “It's over the door.”

HOP SUSIE'S FLOWER S

“Where's the newspaper?” ”It's under the door.”

N OPE

“Where's the women's clothes department?”

MEN'S CLOTHES

“It's below the men's clothes.” “Where's the men's clothes department?” “It's above the women's clothes.”

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Y OUR TURN ! 1 Insert the suitable prepositions in the following sentences: (on, in, at, across, above, below, over, under, between, in front of) a. The flower shop is …………… the chemist's and the greengrocer's. b. He lives …………… 5, Eminescu Street. c. The men's clothes department is …………… the third floor, …………… the women's clothes on the second floor. d. I work in the restaurant …………… the street. e. She is a secretary. She works …………… a very modern office. f. The cat jumped …………… the fence. g. He is wearing an orange shirt …………… his jacket. h. Susie is standing …………… her shop. i. On the second floor there's the women's clothes department, just …………… the men's clothes department on the third floor. 2 Where do you use these items: axe, baking tray, broom, drill, fork, grater, hammer, iron, needle, pliers, rake, rolling pin, saw, scissors, screwdriver, sieve, spade, wheelbarrow Group them as follows: a. in the kitchen b. in the garden

c. for housework other than cooking

C HECK THIS ! • What can you do now? • Can you locate things and people? • Can you talk about familiar items in the house and at the workplace?

d. for work outside the house

T RY THIS ! Make a drawing of your home. Describe where various things are. Locate the tools you use most frequently when you work in or around the house.

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1 What are their jobs? Match what the people do (1-8) with the name of their job (a-h).

1. He plays his guitar in a pub every night.

a. teacher

2. She sells various things in a shop.

b. postman

3. She manages her own business.

c. musician

4. He teaches children in a school.

d. traffic warden

5. He repairs sinks and bathroom fittings.

e. business woman

6. He delivers the mail.

f. shop assistant

7. She directs the traffic.

g. secretary

8. He answers the phone and writes letters.

h. plumber

2 Complete the table with the correct form of the adjectives, according to the model:

nice

nicer

the nicest

beautiful happy more interesting the most expensive better the worst shorter young the oldest 3 Describe the picture using at least the following prepositions: in, on, under, at, above. e.g. There's a table in the room.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to talk about the weather and seasons

• What's you favourite time of the year? • How have the seasons changed lately?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : January February March April May June July August September October November December

1st – first 2nd – second 3rd – third 4th – fourth 5th – fifth th 6 – sixth 7th – seventh 8th – eighth 9th – ninth 10th – tenth th 11 – eleventh 12th – twelfth last

Spring Summer Autumn Winter Windy Rainy Sunny Snowy

Warm Hot Cold Cool Chilly Flood

L ET ' S LEARN ! Read the dialogue and recommend the appropriate month(s) of the year to Susie and Dan to come to Romania. Explain why. Susie, Dan and Cosmin are chatting in a pub. Susie: “So what sort of weather do you have in Romania, Cosmin?” Cosmin: “Well, let's see. The books say we have four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In fact, people say they can hardly distinguish spring and autumn.” Dan: “What do you mean?” Cosmin: “In April, it can be as warm as in June, or as cold as in January.You see, in the past we had snow from December through February. March, April and May were generally warm and windy. June, July and August were hot. September and October were still warm, often sunny, and occasionally rainy. November was quite cold and rainy. People knew how to plan their holidays. These days, it's a matter of luck. Susie: “I remember hearing about the floods on the news. Last summer, right? Poor people! They were left with nothing.” Dan: “So if I go to Romania, when should I go? I prefer the mountains to the plains.” Cosmin: “Do you mean you like hiking?” Dan: “That, too. But I'd love to learn to ski.” Susie: “And if want to see the monasteries in Northern Moldavia, what's the right month for me?” 28

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2 Describe the pictures, naming as many details as you can. Use the following words: river, T-shirt, shorts, tent, grapes, vineyard, orchard, maize, bench, butterfly

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What can you do now? Can you name the months of the year? Can you talk about the weather? Can you describe the four seasons?

T RY THIS ! Think of an itinerary for a group of foreign tourists who visit Romania. The trip lasts for at least seven days. The tourists want to see monasteries, medieval towns, royal castles, old churches and museums, and spend a day in a traditional Romanian village. Use a map of Romania to devise their programme by days. Present the itinerary to your group.

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Places worth visiting T HINK !

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to ask for and give information about places

• What places would you visit if you could? How did you learn about them?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : information luggage money advice package holiday

foot woman man child mouse tooth

feet women men children mice teeth

L ET ' S LEARN ! 1 Susie is phoning Fun Holidays, a travel agency, to inquire about a package holiday to Romania. Follow the dialogue and make a list of the plural nouns. Travel Agent: “Fun Holidays. Alicia Gibbson speaking. How can I help you? Susie: “Hello, my name is Susie Smith. I would like some information about package holidays to Romania in May or June. I am especially interested in the monasteries in Northern Moldavia. Have you got anything to offer?” Travel Agent: “Yes, madam. I have good news for you. We have quite a few packages in Romania. It's becoming a popular place with our customers.” Susie: “Really? That's interesting. I never met anyone who's been there on holiday.” Travel Agent: “Well, madam, I can offer you an excellent package that includes trips to the Northern Moldavian monasteries, and the famous medieval towns, and the Prahova Valley, if you know what I mean.” Susie: “I don't know about the Prahova Valley. What's there to see?” Travel Agent: “The scenery is breathtaking. The Carpathians offer an exquisite view. In addition, in May or June there's lovely weather for holidaymakers who are not interested in skiing. The place is very well equipped for hiking at over 6,000 feet. Up there you feel on top of the world. In Sinaia you can visit the royal castles, Peles and Pelisor. And there are a few excellent hotels and restaurants that serve delicious local food. Believe me, there are few places in Romania that are as well equipped for tourism as Sinaia.” Susie: “It sounds exciting. I'm interested. How many days does the trip take? And how much does it cost?” Travel Agent: “Well, let me go into the details and give you some advice …” 32

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REGULAR PLURAL two trips two holidays two monasteries two hotels two places two apples two umbrellas

COUNTABLE NOUNS SINGULAR a foot a tooth a woman a man a child a mouse e.g.

IRREGULAR PLURAL two feet two teeth two women two men two children two mice

I saw a woman standing on the corner. I saw two women standing on the corner.

a. The trip lasted for one day. The trip lasted for three …………… b. The monastery is in Northern Moldavia. The …………… are in Northern Moldavia. c. They have got one child. They have two …………… d. The dentist pulled out one tooth. The dentist pulled out two …………… e. There's a hotel on the beach. T here're several …………… on the beach. f. The kids caught a mouse. The kids caught five …………… g. That woman is very pretty. Those …………… are very pretty. h. My sister is buying an umbrella. My sister is buying two …………… i. This apple is fresh. These …………… are fresh. j. My left foot hurts. Both my …………… hurt. English IV • I need to know

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3 Look at the uncountable nouns in the table below. Make sure you understand what each means. Use each of them once to complete the sentences below. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS advice information money scenery luggage weather work furniture equipment news e.g. Good evening. Here is the 8 o'clock news. a. The …………… changes very rapidly in this country. There's sunshine at 9 a.m. and it rains an hour later. b. I can't carry this …………… It's way too heavy. c. This is an excellent piece of …………… Congratulations! You've done a great job! d. Let's make sure we get some more …………… about this issue. We cannot make a decision yet. e. My neighbours are putting in new …………… and they are making a lot of noise. f. Our office received new computers and printers. Our bosses make sure we always have the latest …………… g. We stayed in a peaceful Carpathian village surrounded by magnificent …………… h. They gave him very little …………… for harvesting the crop. i. Let me give you a word of …………… You should get someone to help. j. Our team has won the game. This is great …………… to all of us!

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Y OUR TURN ! 1 Study the table below. Write questions beginning “How many?” or “How much” according to the example: COUNTABLE NOUNS How many children? a child some / several / a few / not many / a lot of children

UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS How much information? a piece of information some / a little / not much / a lot of information

fewer children not …any / no children none

less information not …any / no information none

e.g. How many children are there at the party? There are twelve children at the party. a. How ……………… There is a lot of milk in the fridge.

f. How ……………… I haven' got much money.

b. How ……………… There are three apples in the basket.

g. How ……………… There's no equipment in the new office building.

c. How ……………… There is a lot of information about this topic. d. How ……………… There isn't any coffee in the cup. e. How ……………… He hasn't got any luggage.

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h. How ……………… I smoke only three cigarettes a day. i. How ……………… She has got a full time and a part time job. i. How ……………… They are visiting four monasteries this week.

T RY THIS ! In groups, make a poster to attract foreign tourists to Romania. Use pictures from magazines, newspaper cuts and leaflets from tourist agencies.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to express likes and dislikes • ask people about things they like doing

• What does a really good day look like to you? What would you do on that day? • What would you like others to do or not to do on your ideal day?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : I like (doing) something I don't mind (doing) something I prefer (doing) something … to (doing) something else. I don't like / dislike (doing) something. I can't stand (doing) something I hate (doing) something.

L ET ' S LEARN ! 1 Read the conversation below and underline what Susie, Dan and Cosmin like or dislike doing. Pay attention to the various ways they express their likes and dislikes. Susie, Dan and Cosmin are in the garden, and chatting about likes and dislikes. Susie: “So what do you really like doing, Cosmin?” Cosmin: “Travelling. I love travelling. And meeting people. All sorts of people. I prefer trains to airplanes. Trains are quite cheap, and you get to see a lot. Flying is expensive. I don't mind flying, though. It saves you time. But I hate missing connections.” Dan: “I also like travelling, but I hate flying. And I dislike trains. I really like driving. I like listening to loud music while I'm driving. But I can't stand getting stuck in traffic jams. And I like cycling.” Susie: “Do you know what I really like doing? I like sitting here, in the garden, listening to you. And I like running my business, but I can't stand getting into arguments with customers.” Cosmin: “I also enjoy sitting here, talking to you.” Dan: “Me, too.”

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Y OUR TURN ! 1 Write sentences about what Susie, Dan and Cosmin like and dislike doing. e.g. Susie likes running her business. They all like sitting in the garden. 2 Write true sentences about yourself. I love ..................………… I really like ........………… I like ...................………… I quite like .........………… I don't mind ......…………

I don't like .........………… I dislike ..............………… I hate .................………… I can't stand ......…………

C HECK THIS ! • What can you do now? • Can you express likes and dislikes?

T RY THIS ! Conduct a survey in your group using the table below. Write sentences to report your findings. Reading Dancing Watching newspapers the news

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Sunday, ………………… , ………………… , Wednesday, ………………… , ………………… , ………………… Write sentences about yourself and your friend, using the following prompts: love / really like / like / quite like / don't mind / don't like / dislike / hate / can't stand. e.g.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to make suggestions • to agree to do something • to offer and ask for something

• How do you celebrate Christmas?

W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW : Why don't you open it? You should open it. Let's open them. Shall we open them? Could / Can / Would / Will you open it for me? Please, help me open it. This/that/these/those (gifts)

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L ET ' S LEARN ! 1 Read the text and decide whether the statements below it are true or false. It's Christmas Day. The Smiths are all standing around the Christmas tree. Cosmin is there and Lisa's parents, Angie and Sam, are there, too.They are getting ready to open their presents. Cosmin: "What a beautiful tall Christmas tree!" Angie: "And so many presents!" Lisa: "Look at this big box! Whose is it?" Susie: "I think it's yours, mum. Why don't you open it?" Lisa: "Oh, this hat is probably very expensive!" Tom: "And those little boxes over there? Whose are they?" Sam: "One of them is yours, Tom. I hope you like it." Dan: "Cosmin, why don't you open this green box here?" Cosmin: "The ribbon's stuck. Susie, could you help me undo it?" Susie: "Certainly. I'll open it for you." Cosmin: "Thanks, Susie. Oh, this is very useful. I've always wanted a good dictionary." Angie: "I can't open my present. Will someone help me?" Dan: "Let me give you a hand, Grandma. I'll tear it open for you." Angie: "Thank you, Dan. Your hands are strong. Mine are weak. Oh, what lovely slippers!" Tom: "What do you have, Susie?" Susie: "This looks exotic." Cosmin: "Yes, it's a traditional hand-woven Romanian shawl." Lisa: "Thank you, everyone. It's good to know everyone likes their presents. Merry Christmas, everyone!" 40

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Y OUR TURN ! 1 Match sentences A-J to sentences 1-10: e.g. B-5 A. Shall we go to the cinema?

1. We’ll help her.

B. I cannot open this box.

2. Yes, but make sure you return it by 10.

C. That box looks heavy. She can’t lift it.

3. That’s a good idea.

D. Why don’t you see a dentist?

4. I don’t think he’ll like that.

E. This film is boring. Let’s go home.

5. Why don’t you use a pair of scissors?

F. Can I borrow your car for tonight?

6. OK, I’ll go tomorrow.

G. Why don’t we watch TV instead?

7. Why don’t you help them?

H. Let’s surprise him, shall we?

8. Yes, it’s bothering my eyes.

I. They can’t work out the final result.

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J. Shall I turn off the light?

10. I don’t fancy watching TV tonight.

2 Replace the underlined words in the following sentences with their opposites: ugly, dark, old, new, large, late, few, little, short, strong e.g. This hat is expensive. This hat is cheap. a. My cousin is tall. b. Miss Meddling is beautiful. c. Her favourite colour is light blue. d. My aunt is young. e. There's a lot of milk in the bottle.

C HECK THIS ! What can you do now? Can you make suggestions? Can you ask someone to do something?

f. There are a lot of apples in the basket. g. Cosmin likes to get up early. h. She's got small hands. i. These boys are weak. j. These are old slippers.

T RY THIS ! Make a list of Christmas presents that you would like to buy for your family and friends. Use will + verb to build your sentences. Follow the model: I think I'll buy a picture book for my son Cristi. English IV • I need to know

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• to express future plans • to talk about hobbies

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George: "I play the accordion in a band. We are quite good, I think. We practise three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We are going to sign a contract to play in a local pub one night a week. We hope to be famous one day."

Maria: "My hobby is collecting matchboxes. I have 175 matchboxes from various places. The most interesting one is a triangular matchbox. Tomorrow I'm going to phone another collector to do a swap. One day I'm sure they'll enter my name in the Guiness Book of Records."

Tudor: "My hobby is horse riding. I've ILUSTRATOR OM got two horses, but CALARIND PE I only use one for CAMP riding. I ride out in the fields every day. I feel free when I'm riding. One day I'm going to teach my boy to ride, but he's only three now."

Nelu: "My hobby is fishing. When the ILUSTRATOR OM fishing season opens, PESCUIND I'm the first to pedal to the lake. I take a tent, and spend weeks there. Sometimes my family join me for the weekend. One day I'll write a book about fishing."

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Y OUR TURN ! 1 Write complete sentences with going to to express future plans. Follow the model: e.g. I / start exercising / tomorrow morning. I am going to start exercising tomorrow morning. Maria / not move to the city. Maria is not going to move to the city. Who / tell them? Who is going to tell them? a. I / call you later. b. She / visit her parents tomorrow. c. George / not give up. d. Who / tell him the news?

e. Andrea and Marin / make the plan for the weekend. f. You / come to my party? g. What you /do this weekend? h. Tudor / not sell his horse.

2 Read sentences a-d and match them to explanations 1-4. a. I don't know what Christmas present to buy for 1. request my Grandma. I think I'll buy her a pair of slippers. 2. spontaneous decision b. "Will you help me carry this box?" 3. refusal c. "I'll get you a glass of water." 4. promise d. "Don't worry. I promise I'll return it before 11 o'clock." e. "I won't lend you my car." 5. offering to do something

C HECK THIS ! What can you do now? Can you express future plans? Can you talk about hobbies?

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • to write a postcard • to talk about intentions and probable future actions

• When did you last send a postcard? To whom? Where did you send it from?

L ET ' S LEARN ! 1 Read the postcard Anna and her young daughter, Lorraine, are sending to Cosmin. Circle the correct answer to the questions below:

Dear Cosmin, I am sending this postcard from Little Crosby, where we moved last week. It's a beautiful, quite little town. It is not far from Liverpool. Tomorrow I'm starting work as a librarian in one of the local colleges. Lorraine is going to nursery school next week. I hope she'll like it here. She'll have to make new friends. We'll write more once we settle in properly. Write to us soon! We miss you. Love,

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A. When did Anna and Lorraine move to Little Crosby? a. yesterday b. today c. last week

C. When is Lorraine going to nursery school? a. last week b. this week c. next week

B. When is Anna starting work in the library? a. today b. tomorrow c. the day after tomorrow

D. When will Anna write again to Cosmin? a. first they settle in, and then she'll write again b. tomorrow c. next year

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f. start a business g. buy a car h. go on holiday i. buy new furniture j. be famous

2 Fill in the blanks to write a postcard to a friend: Dear ……………… Here I am in ……………… . The weather is ……………… Tomorrow I'll probably go to ……………… I hope to ……………… I'll probably not ………………next week. I'll write to you again ……………… Love, ………………

C HECK THIS ! • What can you do now? • Can you write a postcard? • Can you talk about intentions and probable future actions?

T RY THIS ! Talk about your future plans. Use the box below to help you. Share your intention

I’m going to learn Spanish … I’m going to finish building my house …

Say when

… next week / month / year … … tomorrow … … 10 years from now … … then … … one day …

Explain why

… because I plan to work in Spain. … to move in with my family.

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1 Complete the sentences in the present continuous or the going to future. e.g. he / watch a film /now? no / listen to music. Is he watching a film now? No, he's listening to music.

a. you / make sandwiches tonight? no /I make a pizza. b. she / wear her new dress / on Saturday? no / wear jeans. c. they / sleep now? no / do their homework d. we / have a holiday / next summer? no / stay at home e. he / write a letter now? no / write an essay. 2 Rewrite the following text using the opposites of the underlined words:

My sister is an ugly old woman. She is short and fat. She's got short hair. She wears the cheapest clothes. Her favourite colour is dark blue. She lives in a small house in the middle of Liverpool. Her husband is a weak man. He's also very poor. 3 What do you say in the following situations? a. Your luggage is too heavy for you to carry. Ask your friend to help you carry it. b. You don't know which shoes to buy. Suddenly, you decide to buy both pairs. c. Your friend wants to use your computer. You don't want to let him use it. d. Promise your friend you'll write to him e. Offer to buy someone a drink. 3 What are your plans for the future? What are you going to do when you finish Level 4? Write a paragraph sharing your intentions.

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Final Progress Check 1 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences:

1. I ………… early in the morning. a. usually get up b. get up usually 2. I like ………… coffee in the morning. a. to have b. have 3. Shopping is ………… a. bored b. boring. 4. There' s ………… milk in the fridge. a. many b. a lot of 5. Mary ………… for her daughter. a. waiting b. is waiting

6. ………… she like bananas? a. Does b. Do 7. I really like ………… in the countryside. a. drive b. driving 8. What time ………… they arriving? a. will b. are 9. Her brother is ………… architect. a. an b. a 10. These trousers are too large. Get me a ………… size. a. larger b. smaller

2 You are shopping for Christmas presents. Write a 10-12-line dialogue between you and a shop assistant. You can use some of these ideas: • I'd like to buy … • Interesting / boring • Cheap / expensive • My friend has got one like this. / My friends say it's / they're good / useful. • What's the price? • Merry Christmas! 3 You are on holiday. Write a postcard to a friend. Tell him / her about where you are staying, what the weather is like, and when you are returning home. 4 How do you rate your progress? Tick the box that best describes how well you can do the following:

RATE YOUR PROGRESS!

Very well

Well

Can do better

I can tell the time. I can talk about actions in progress. I can talk about my daily programme. I can apologize and respond to apologies. I can describe people. I can describe what people do in various jobs. I can ask for and provide personal information. I can compare things and people.

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RATE YOUR PROGRESS! I can talk about familiar items in the house and at the workplace. I can talk about the weather. I can ask and give information about places. I can express likes and dislikes. I can make suggestions. I can ask someone to do something. I can express future plans. I can talk about hobbies. I can write a postcard. I can talk about intentions and probable future actions.

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Very well

Well

Can do better

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