Do the quiz to check your vocabulary.

Are the following statements True or False?

1) A RIVER is bigger than a STREAM.

2) There are one thousand years in a CENTURY.

3) FOUNDED is the past tense of FOUND.

4) ANSWER can be used as a noun and a verb.

5) SCARLET is a brilliant red colour.

6) USED TO DOING and USED TO DO mean the same thing.

7) You can use IMPROVE as a noun and as a verb.

8) DOZEN is equivalent to 20.

9) The past tense of FIND is FOUND.

10) EQUIVALENT TO is (more or less) the same as EQUAL TO.

Key: 1 T, 2 F, 3 T, 4 T, 5 T, 6 F, 7 F, 8 F, 9 T, 10 T.


3. Grammar practice

Do ex. 2, p. 27.







4. Reading and writing  
  grammar and Vocabulary — conditional Sentences Joe and Alex are talking on the phone. Alex has a girl problem. It’s not  
  a serious girl problem. They’re not planning a wedding, and Alex doesn’t  
  have plans to buy matching tungsten rings just yet, but who knows what  

will happen if Alex follows Joe’s advice.

Each of conditional sentences is missing a verb. Use the words after

each sentence and write the correct form. Notice that some of the sentences

are real conditionals and others are unreal.

J o e. Hey, Alex, what’s up?

A l e x. Nothing… you know, I really like this girl, and I want to ask her out.

J o e. So, what’s the problem?

A l e x. Well, what if I (1) … her and she said no? (Ask) J o e. Why would she say no?

A l e x. Well, maybe if I (2) … in a band, she’d go out with me. Do you want to start a band? (Play)

J o e. No. You don’t even play an instrument. That’s crazy.

A l e x. Yeah. Well, I think her last boyfriend had a really cool car. May- be if I (3) … a nicer car, she’d say yes. (Have)

J o e. You’re lucky to have a car.

A l e x. I don’t know. She’s really pretty. If I (4) … better-looking, she

might say yes. (Be) J o e. You look fine. You can’t worry about that.

A l e x. Well, if I (5) … more money, I could take her to a really nice res-

taurant. Hey, could I borrow some money? (Have)

J o e. No way, then she’d expect you to take her to nice restaurants all the time.

A l e x. Yeah, you’re right.

J o e. Look, maybe if you (6) … so nervous about it, she’d say yes. Just be yourself and ask her out. If she (7) … you, she’ll go out with you.

(Be, like)

A l e x. Yeah, you’re right. I’ll call her and ask her out.

J o e. Great. I’ll see you later. Let me know what happens.

A l e x. Okay… Wait Joe. Wait. What if she (8) … yes, but she really doesn’t like me? Joe? Joe? (Say)

Key: 1 asked, 2 played, 3 had, 4 were, 5 had, 6 weren’t, 7 likes, 8 says.


5. Grammar practice

Do ex.3, 4, p. 28.


6. Writing

Put in the verbs in brackets and form Conditional sentences type I or type II.

1) If you come with me, I … (to do) the shopping with you.

2) Walter … (to help) his mother in the garden if she reads him a story this evening.

3) If it … (to rain), I will stay at home.

4) Our teacher will be happy if we … (to learn) the poem by heart.

5) If they had enough money, they … (to buy) a new car.

6) We … (to pass) the exam if we studied harder.

7) If Pat … (to repair) his bike, he could go on a bicycle tour with us.

8) She would get 100 pounds if she … (to sell) this old shelf.

9) If I was / were you, I … (to invite) Jack to the party.

10) If the weather … (to be) fine, the children can walk to school.


7. summary

1) If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?

2) If you went back in time, what year would you go to?

3) If you had a special power, what would you be able to do?

4) If you could change something about your past, what would you change?

5) If you could go on a date with anyone in the world, who would it be?

6) If you stopped studying English, would your life change?


8. Homework

Ex. 5, p. 28.

Lesson 8


are YoU good at takIng exaMS?


Цілі:формувати навички вживання нових лексичних одиниць; вдосконалю- вати навички читання, аудіювання й усного монологічного мовлення; роз- вивати пізнавальні інтереси учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.




1. Warm-up






1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘exam’?

2) Are there too many exams in school?


2. speaking

Do ex. 1, p. 29.

Use the following questions:

1) Do you get nervous when you take tests?

2) Are there any kinds of tests / exams that you love?

3) Do you have any special routines you follow before you take a test / exam?

4) What test has made you most nervous?

5) What do you think about while you wait for the result of a test?

6) Have you ever cheated on a test?


3. Reading and speaking

Do ex. 2, p. 29.


4. Vocabulary practice


1) suppose a) to cause to make mistakes
2) butter up b) give something to each member of a group
3) blow up c) no problem, something that is easy to do
4) trip up d) to flatter with the purpose of getting something
5) ace e) do what you should do based on rules or expectations
6) no sweat f) do very well on an assignment or test
7) pass out g) to get angry suddenly


Before listening

Match the words and their definitions.




Key: 1 e, 2 d, 3 g, 4 a, 5 f, 6 c, 7 b, 8 d, 9 h, 10 f.


5. Listening

Listen to the dialogue and do the tasks.


G i r l. Dad, can I go to a movie with Sharon?

D a d. Yeah, sure, but wait. Weren’t you supposed to get a report card sometime this past week?

G i r l. Well, oh yeah. Can I call Sharon now?

D a d. Uh-hum. You didn’t answer my question. Did you receive it or not? G i r l. I love you Dad! You’re the best!

D a d. Don’t try to butter me up. I can guess that your answer means that you didn’t do well in some of your classes?

G i r l. Well, my English teacher is soooo boring, and he blows up every

time someone talks.

D a d. In other words, you’re not doing so well? G i r l. Uh, a C… minus.

D a d. Oh. Well, how are you doing in your Spanish class? You said you liked that one.

G i r l. Well, I do, but I forgot to turn in a couple of assignments, and I had problems on the last test. All those verbs tripped me up. I get them all mixed up in my head!

D a d. Okay, and what about algebra?

G i r l. Ah, I’m acing that class. No sweat. D a d. Oh!

G i r l. Can I go now?

D a d. And how are you doing in history?

G i r l. Oh, that’s my favorite class. Mr. Jones is always passing out can- dy if you know the answers to his questions.

D a d. Great. Now, I have a bright daughter with tooth decay. G i r l. Ah, Dad. Can I go now?

D a d. You can go if you answer my history question. How old am I? G i r l. Uh, fifty-five?

D a d. Fifty-five! You just failed a math and history test at the same time! G i r l. Dad…

D a d. Well, okay, but you need to come straight home from the movie, and you need to practice your clarinet.

G i r l. Oh, I forgot about that grade? D a d. What?

G i r l. Gotta run, Dad.

Choose the correct word.

1) Based on the girl’s statements, how would you describe her English teacher?

a) irritable b) fascinating c) considerate

2) How does she feel about her Spanish class?

a) She finds that the exams are quite confusing.

b) She says that the assignments require too much time.

c) She feels the teacher doesn’t spend enough time explaining verbs.

3) How is she doing in her algebra class?

a) She is getting excellent grades. b) She is doing average work. c) She is failing the class.

4) Why does the girl like her history class?

a) The teacher gives easy questions on tests.

b) The teacher rewards students who can handle his questions. c) The teacher gives candy to all of the students.

5) What does the girl have to do after she returns from the movie?

a) She has to finish her algebra homework. b) She must read her history book.

c) She needs to practice her instrument.

Choose the correct word.


1) The teacher … when she caught students cheating on the test a) supposed
2) If you study hard, you should be able to … the test b) tripped me up
3) Students sometimes try to … the teacher by saying nice things about him, but they just want a good grade c) ace
4) I was … to take a test today, but I was sick d) butter up
5) There were two trick questions on the test that … , and I chose the wrong answer e) blew up


6. summary

What was the hardest class you took in high school? What made the class difficult? What are the keys to passing exams?


7. Homework

Express your own opinion as for statements in ex. 5, p. 30.

Lesson 9


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