Lesson 3. What are we like?
I. Conversation Warm-up
If you want to know about yourself, do the character quiz and say what character you have.
1. Are you often late?
2. Do you always tell the truth?
3. Do you like to help your friends?
4. Do you like to communicate with people?
5. Are you often angry?
6. Do you spend much time on your homework?
7. Do you often say "Please" and "Thank you"?
Example: I am never late for classes. I'm punctual.
I am never late for classes, lam punctual.
I always tell the truth; I am honest.
I often help my friends. I am helpful.
I like to communicate with people. I am sociable.
I am not often angry. I am kind.
I don't spend much time on my home work. I am lazy.
I always say "Thank you" and "Please". I am polite.
III. Grammar Smart
1. Play a grammar comparison game.
2. Match the pictures to their descriptions.
3. Say who is
the most hard-working,
the most helpful in your family. Why?
Example: My grandma is the busiest person in my family because she has lots of things to do about the house.
1. Tim is strong. Mike is stronger. Ben is the strongest. Helen is funny. Ann is funnier. Kate is the funniest.
2. These children are hard-working. - 2
These women are good-looking. - 1
These people are helpful. - 4
These men are friendly. - 3
3. My grandma is the busiest person in my family because she
has lots of things to do about the house.
My Mum is the kindest person in my family. She is very caring and nice.
My Dad is the smartest person in my family. He is very clever.
My grandpa is the most hard-working person in my family.
He enjoys gardening.
My sister is the most helpful person in my family. She is always ready to help us.
IV. Word Smart
1. Read Ann's new post in her blog and say what she likes or dislikes in her cousins' characters.
Please, meet my cousins, Kate and Mike.
Kate is the greatest reader in the family. She regularly goes to the library to exchange books. We often talk about reading. Kate is the most intelligent person I know. She has a remarkable sense of humour. However, she is a modest girl, she never boasts of what she knows.
My boy-cousin Mike is the most optimistic person in my family. He is much more reliable than others. Besides, he is a very smart guy. He has a better head for computers than I do. But sometimes he is badly-organized. That is his minus ....
Kate enjoys reading. She is an intelligent and modest girl with the sence of humour.
Mike is optimistic reliable and smart. But he is badly-organized.
IV. Word Smart
2. Group the character words in the box into the plus-minus chart.
IV. Word Smart
3. Complete Ann's post in her blog.
I love my cousins because .... I think Kate is the ... . I know. Mike is ... than .... They both .... They are the most... in our family. I am proud of ... .
I love my cousins because they are helpful and reliable. I think Kate is the greatest reader. I know. Mike is more optimistic than Kate. They both are smart. They are the most reliable in our family, I am proud of them.
Time to read
1. The boy is impolite.
2. He is badly organized.
3. He is reasonable.
V. Time to Read
2. Choose the right word.
Example: William promises to do everything in time.
He is ... (well-organized/badly-organized). → He is badly-organized.
1. William talks with his mouth full. He is ... (well-bred/ ill-bred).
2. William argues with his mother. He is ... (polite/impolite).
3. William gives his reasons for going to the circus. He is ... (reasonable/unreasonable).
4. Aunt Rose doesn't like William. She is ... (friendly/ unfriendly).
5. William's grandfather always helps him. He is ... (reliable/ unreliable).
1. William talks with his mouth full. He is ill-bred.
2. William argues with his mother. He is impolite.
3. William gives his reasons for going to the circus. He is reasonable.
4. Aunt Rose doesn't like William. She is unfriendly.
5. William's grandfather always helps him. He is reliable.
VI. Time to Communicate
1. Act as William and give your
to want to go to the circus
to go to the dancing lesson
to stay for a week
2. Act as William's elder sister character.
to be polite
to be reasonable
to be in bed at half past nine
1. I can go to the circus alter my dancing lesson. I know that we are going to haVe guests. But they will stay for a week. Can't I go out lor one evening?
2. We cannot go out the lirst evening. It's impolite. And be reasonable, please. You must go to bed at half past nine.
VI. Time to Communicate
3. In pairs, talk about William's family as in the pattern.
A: I think William's mother is too strict.
B: Sure, because ....
A: As for his father, he ... .
B: Yes, he always agrees with ....
A: What do you think of ...?
B: She is ... and ... .
A: Do you like ...?
B: I do. He is a good boy.
- I think William's mother is too strict.
- Sure. She doesn't let him go to the circus.
- As for his father he is strict too
- Yes. And he always agrees with his wife.
- What do you think of aunt Rose?
- She is unkind and unlriendly.
- Do you like William.
- Yes. He is a good boy.
VII. Time to Write
Write what kind of person you want to be. Use the plan below:
. with a remarkable sense of humour?
I would like to be an intelligent person with a remarkable sence of humour. I want to be helpful reliable and well organized. I think it will help me in my future.