B In pairs, ask and answer about the festivals.

1 Where is it?

2 When is it?

3 What do people throw?

Which festival would you like to go?

1 What is important to you in a place to live? Put the items in order from very important (1) to not important (6).

good public transport

shopping center

friendly people

nice weather

green spaces

good schools

2. Work in pairs. Compare your list.

Questions for computer based test

1. Choose the correct variant

All my family go home____ Christmas.

a) on

b) in

c) at

d) or

2. Choose the correct variant I never study ___ the evening.

a) in

b) on

c) at

d) into

3. Choose the correct variant ___ eight o’clock.

a) at

b) on

c) in

d) during

4. Выберите правильный вариант.

My wife is a doctor. She often works__ night.

a) in

b) on

c) at

d) behind


English Russian Kazakh
take part участвовать қатысу
Throw бросать лақтыру
Celebrate праздновать атап өту
Coach тренер жаттықтырушы
Famous известный атақты
the middle of the year середина года жыл ортасы
Especially особенно ерекше
public holiday государственные праздники мемлекеттік мерекелер
Hate ненавидеть жек көру
far away далеко алыс
Battle сражение шайқас
Enjoy наслаждаться рахаттану

Home assignmentp.36,ex.3.19.a,b,c p.36, ex.a,b


Lexical-grammar exercises from CD.

Find out the information about the famous holidays (Nauryz, Women’s Day and Independence Day etc.) in our country. When are they? What do people do? using preposition of time

Office Hours

To prepare a topic: “My favourite foreign Festival, which I want to visit” using preposition of time.


Main literature

1. Clive Oxenden and Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File. Elementary. Student’s book Oxford University Press, 2010.

2. Clive Oxenden and Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File. Elementary. Workbook Oxford University, 2010.

Additional literature

  1. «Essential Grammar in Use” by Raymond Murphy. A self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English. Third edition.
  2. Audio Disc of “New English File” for Elementary level.
  3. Elementary course book “Global” Lindsay Clandfield & Kate Pickering with addition material by Amanda Jeffries
  4. www.englishclub.com


Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Hand out
English as a foreign language Department of General Humanitarian Training
Elementary level Academic year 2012-2013
2 credits The 1st term
Practical lesson № 13  
Lexical theme “Hobbies” Grammar “can, can’t  
Assistant professor Karybayeva Gulmir Akankazhinovna


Modal verb: can/ can’t

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  I You He/She/It We You They   canswim. cancome. can help. I You He/She/It We You They   can’tswim. can’tcome. can’thelp.


Ÿ Contraction: can’t= can not

Ÿ can has different meanings:

I can swim.= I know how to do.

I can come. = It’s possible for me (I’m not busy).

Can you help me?= Please help me.


Don’t use to after can. I can play chess. NOT I can to play chess.


    Can I you he/she/it we you they   swim come help     Yes, No, I You He/She/It We You They     can. can’t.  

Here you have some examples of the use of CAN / CAN’T in dialogues:

a) Can you play the piano?

Yes, a little. How about you?

No I can’t, but I can play the guitar.

b) Can you cook?

Not really. I can make toast and pasta, that’s all.

Everyone can make toast!

Well, can you cook?

Yes, I can. I can cook delicious fish and chicken.

Wow, that’s great.


c) So what can you do?

I can draw, and I can paint really well too. I can also speak English and Korean. How about you?

I can play chess and I can write computer programs. I can also speak English and Spanish.


Phonics time

Read this rap together. Do you your classmates have the same hobbies?

A hobby is an activity we always like doing!



Hobby rap

I like reading comic books.

I always read a lot.


I like collecting action toys.

Sometimes it’s hard to stop.


I like swimming for our team.

We win a lot of races.


I like singing, painting, drawing …

I like hiking in wild places.


Exercise 1. Give the short answers.

1. Can you cycle?

2. Can you speak Spanish?

3. Can your friend type?

4. Can you draw and paint?

5. Can you cook?

6. Can your mother cook well?

7. Can your parents speak any foreign language?

8. Can you spell your name in English?

9.Can you answer all these questions?

Exercise 2. Complete the sentences with a negative with can.

1. I like swimming, but I _____.

2. Sue likes cats, but she _____.

3. Mr and Mrs Green have a son, but they _____.

4. We like playing tennis, but we _____.

5. My father speaks English, but he _____.


My hobby

Exercise 1. John is a reporter of a university newspaper. Here is his article about students of his university. Read the article and answer the questions.


Many students of our university have interesting hobbies. Lara is 17 years old. She can write poems and paint pictures. Tom is 18years old and he has very interesting hobbies. He can dance, design Internet sites and play piano. Robert is almost 16 years old. His hobbies are playing football and reading detective stories. Our students do many interesting things and they are very busy. They also love different subjects. Tom is the best student at math. Lara is good at art and literature and Robert is one of the best students at PE. Their hobbies help them study well too.  

Exercise 2. Choose (T) true or (F) false.

1. Lara’s hobby is math.

2. Playing football is Robert’s hobby.

3. Lara is good at art.

4. Robert is 15 years old.

5. Tom is good at literature.

6. John is a reporter.

Exercise 3. Choose the correct word.

1. Tom, Robert and Lara are…

2. Lara likes…

3. Tom’s hobby is…

4. Robert is… years old.

5. Lara is good at…


    Exercise 4. Tick the correct answer. 1. How old is Robert? 13 16 2. Who has the most hobbies? Lara Tom 3. Is Tom older than Robert? Yes No 4. Is Tom older than Robert? Yes No 5. Is playing piano Lara's hobby? Yes No 6. Who writes the article about hobbies? John Tom   Exercise 5. Complete the sentences, using the words from the text. 1. Lara is … years old. 2. Tom likes designing … 3. Robert is the best pupil at … 4. The hobbies help them … 5. Reading … stories is Robert's hobby. Interview Interview some group mates and write a report. Asan went to the cinema. He likes ____. Asel likes _________. Erzhan likes _______, ________and ______. Maksat likes _______, ________, _______ and _____.   A riddle We can use to play guessing games. In a riddle, we give the listeners clues and ask them to guess what we are talking about.   1. This can be an indoor or outdoor activity. You need a ball to play. Are you tall? Do you like jumping? This is good for you! This activity is _____. 2. This is something to do with friends. It is an outdoor activity. Do you like the countryside? Do you like walking? This is good activity for you! This activity is______.   Listening[1, p. 41 ]. Listen to the conversations: write can/ can/t. Complete the sentences. 1. The sugar is in the ___. I __ see it. 2. It’s on the ___ second shelf. I ___ hear you. 3. It’s the ____. 4. The printer doesn’t work. __ you wait a minute?   Writing Exercise 1. Look at the seven highlighted words in the text. They all have spelling mistakes. Write them correctly. 1. ______ 2. ______ 3. ________ 4. _______ 5. _______ 6. ________ 7. _______

Hobbies differ like tastes. If you have chosen a hobby according to your character and taste, you are lucky because your life becomes more interessting.

Gardening is one of the oldest man's hobbies. It is a well-known fact that the english are very fond of gardening and growing flovers, especially roses.

Grown-ups and children are fond of playing different computer games. This is a relatively new hobby but it is becoming more and more popular.

Making things includes drawing, painting, making sculpture, designing costumes, handicrafts. Two of the most famous hobby painters were President Eisenhower and Sir Winston Churchill.

Some hobbyists like music or play musical instruments. President Bill Clinton, for example, plays the saxophone.

People like collecting: stamps, coins, matchboxes, books, records, postcards, toys, watches. Some collections are cheap. Others become so large and so expensive that they are in museums and galleries.

Many world-famous colections started in a small way. Puopleoften collect paintings, rare books, and other art objects. People give private collections to museumes, libraryes and public galleries.

No matter what kind of hobby a person has, he always has the opportunity of learning much from it. Learning new things can be the most exciting hobby.

Exercise 2. Answer the questions:

1. What is man’s one of the oldest hobbies?

2. Are grown-ups and children fond of playing different games computer games?

3. What was Winston Churchill’s hobby?

4. Why are some collections in museums?

5. What is the most exciting hobby?


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