Circle the correct option. Then check your answers in the audioscript on page 153.

1. I really hate they/them. They/ Them are awful animals.

2. We have a dog, Jupiter. He/ Him is 16 years old, he’s intelligent, friendly and we love him/he.

3. I/Me like dogs.

4. Personally, I don’t like he/him very much.

5. I/Me love my dog. She/Her name is Princess.

6. We/Us would like a dog. We/Us love they/them.


Change the highlighted words to pronouns.

I see John every day. I see him every day.

1 I know Linda. 4 I can’t remember your e-mail address.

2 She lives with her father. 5 I don’t like this actress.

3 I usually see my parents on Sunday. 6 Can you book a table for my friend at me?


Listening [1, tapescript 1.58]Read and listen to Shakespeare’s tragic families. Are these statements true (T) or false (F)?

1 King Lear has two daughters.

2 Hamlet is from Denmark

3 Hamlet’s mother isn’t married.

4 Lady Macbeth are brother and sister.

5 Juliet’s last name is Capulet.

6 Iago is married to Destemona.


You are going to read about some famous families in English literature. Before you read, check you understand these words.

dead enemy jealous land power revenge


“Shakespeare’s tragic families”

King Lear: King Lear loves his three daughters: Cordelia, Regan and Goneril. But do the daughters love their father? A story of land, money and power.

Hamlet: In Denmark, Prince Hamlet’s father is dead, and his mother Gertrud is now married to Claudius-Hamlet’s uncle. A story of a son’s love and revenge.

Macbeth: A story of Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth wants power, and she wants her husband to be the king. A story of revenge and power.

Romeo and Juliet: Romeo is the son of Lord and Lady Montague. Juliet is the daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. Romeo and Juliet are boyfriend and girlfriend. But their families are enemies. A love story.

Othello:Lago is Othello’s friend, or is he? He makes trouble for Othello and his wife Desdemona. A story of jealous husband.
Look at the text again. Find the answers to these questions.

Who is…

1. Cordelia’s father?

2. Hamlet’s uncle?

3. Macbeth’s wife?

4. Romeo’s girlfriend?

5. Desdemona”s husband?



Choose four members of your family and tell a partner their names.

my mother

My mother’s name is Aisha.

my father my grandmother

my brother/sister my grandchildren

my children

a) Write four names in each circle.

Famous actresses ________________________________________________________
TV programmes ____________________________________________________________
Pop groups ____________________________________________________
Famous actors ____________________________________________

Useful language

b) In group ask and answer.

What do you think of? Iike him.

I don’t like her He’s OK/great/terrible.

(Russell Crowe) love it.

hate them. I don’t know him/her/them/it.


1 Write a short text (two or three sentences) about your family. Use the useful phrases to help you.

Useful phrases

  • My family is from…
  • My mother’s/father’s name is…
  • My parents are from…
  • I have… brothers/sisters/children

2 Work in pairs. Exchange texts and write one question about your parent’s family.


What are your children’s name?

Where are your grandparent’s from?

3 Give your paper back to your partner. Rewrite your text including the answer to the question.


Questions for computer based test

1. Choose the right variant

That’s ___ car.

a) my

b) mine

c) him

d) ours

2. Choose the right variant

I’m Irish. __ family is from Dublin.

a) her

b) my

c) his

d) its

3. Choose the right variant

What’s __ name?

a) you

b) your

c) yours

d) your’s

4. Choose the right variant

I like you. Do you like __ ?

a) I

b) me

c) mine

d) your


English Russian Kazakh
revenge месть өш
enemy враг жау
jealous ревность қызғаныш
relationship отношение қарым-қатынас
companions сотрудник серіктес
power власть билік
Carry носить тасу
marry женится үйлену

Home assignment

Ex. 4,5[2, p.8-9]


    1. Write a short story (eight to ten sentences) about your family using object and possessive pronouns.
    2. Make presentation in Power point «My favourite heroes from films».
    3. Translate the text. Man’s best friend?

The relationship between dogs and humans is more than 12,000 years old. People use dogs for defence, for carrying things, for transport and even for food. In many parts of the world, people use dogs as companions and pets in the home. The care of dogs in the United States and Britain is a multi-billion dollar business.


Office hours

1. CD “New English File” 7 C (grammar, video, vocabulary).

2. Discussing about “Shakespeare’s tragic families”.


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

3. John and Liz Soars, New Headway, Oxford University Press, Workbook, 2009


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 № 16  
Lexical theme “Famous people” Grammar “Past Simple of be: was/ were”  
Assistant professor Karybayeva Adina Seilgazyevna


Grammar Past Simple Use was/were to talk about the past. [2]

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