Unit 9. ANGLÈS. ALUMNAT NEE

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  • UNIT 9

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    UNIT 9 LANGUAGE CONTENTS Vocabulary Famous people Basic adjectives of description and opposites Transport Grammar Past tense of the verb "to be". A Quiz : Famous People There was / there were Past Simple of regular verbs Reading 1 The Original Madame Tussaud Reading 2 A Prince and a King Writing Word order : adjectives (revision) Progress Check 9

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    UNIT 9 VOCABULARY Famous people 1. Match the jobs with pictures 1-10 . Write the words next to the numbers and then

    add the name of a person for each job as it is shown in the example:

    JOBS EXAMPLE 1. businessperson Bill Gates

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    10.

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    Basic adjectives of description - Opposites - 2. Look and learn. Then write the words in Catalan. You can use your dictionary:

    . ..

    . ..

    3. Circle the correct adjective for each picture:

    4. Fill in the blanks with the correct letters to form an adjective:

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    5. Circle the correct word which better describes these people:

    6. Choose one adjective to write true sentences:

    1. big / small - Elephants are.. - Ants are 2. young / old - A grandfather is.. - A baby is . 3. long / short - Fingers are.. ... - Toes are .. 4. ugly / beautiful - A spider is - A flamingo is 5. fat / thin - Snakes are .. - Pigs are....

    7. Complete the descriptions of some of the famous people in exercise 1:

    a) The singer in picture 2 is a woman with a very ..voice

    b) The writer in picture 5 is and ill because he can't get out of bed.

    c) The model in picture 6 is , and

    I think she is because she's smiling.

    d) The Spanish actor in picture 9 is and

    e) The artist in picture 10 is

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    Transport How do you travel?

    6. Look at the pictures and their names in English. Then fill in the gaps with the Catalan

    word:

    by bicycle: by motorbike:

    by car:. by bus: by aeroplane:. by train:. by taxi: by by taxi:.. by ship:.. by by helicopter: on foot:.

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    More transport 7. Write the names of the following means of transport in Catalan:

    8. Classify the previous means of transport ( exercises 6 and 7) into the following categories:

    LAND TRANSPORT AIR TRANSPORT SEA TRANSPORT bicycle,

    helicopter,

    ship,

    A small questionnaire about transport 9. Complete the sentences with information about yourself and the words you have learnt about transport: How can you travel to ? the United States? I can travel to the United States by ______________________ Madrid? I can travel to ________________________________________________ Menorca? I can _____________________________________________________ Girona? ___________________________________________________________ ... the planet Mars? ____________________________________________________

    How do you go to ... ? school ? I go to school ________________________________________________ the hospital?________________________________________________________ the park?___________________________________________________________ the supermarket?____________________________________________________

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    GRAMMAR Past tense of "to be"

    10. Find in the Grammar section of your student's book the missing forms of the verb

    "to be" in the past :

    Affirmative Negative I was at the cinema I wasn't at the cinema

    You at home You at home

    He in Paris He in Paris

    She . at school She . at school

    It was a good idea It wasn't a good idea

    We very happy We very happy

    You were in class You weren't in class

    They Italian boys They Italian boys

    Interrogative Short answers(examples) Was I ?

    you at home? Yes, I was (at home)

    he in Paris? No,he wasn't (in Paris)

    she at school?

    Was it a good idea? Yes, it was (a good idea)

    we very happy?

    Were you in class? No, we weren't (in class)

    they Italian boys?

    Time expressions

    last night / week / month = la nit passada / setmana passada/ el mes passat ...

    last Tuesday / May ... = el dimarts passat, el maig passat

    yesterday = ahir

    a week ago / a month ago / a year ago = fa una setmana / fa un mes / fa un any

    Use

    El passat del verb "to be" (was /were) es fa servir per parlar sobre estats de les coses I

    les persones en el passat. Per exemple:

    It was a good idea = Era una bona idea

    You weren't in class = No eres a classe

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    Exercises 11. Choose the correct option:

    1. Mary and John was / were in my class last year 2. I wasn't / weren't at the library yesterday 3. Our school trip was / were last Monday 4. The film was / were terrible and we were / was very bored 5. Sally and I wasn't / weren't good friends a year ago 6. You was / were a student two years ago 7. They wasn't / weren't in London last July

    Where were the people last night?

    12. Look at the pictures and complete with was, wasn't, were or weren't :

    Example : Elle was at the library

    1. Adamat a guitar lesson.

    2. Ben and Jade at a football match.

    3. Josh at home.

    4. Ross and Molly at a party.

    5. Adam at the gym.

    6. Elle at a party.

    7. Ben and Jade at the cinema.

    13. Write questions with the given words and then answer them so they are true for

    you:

    1. you / at school / yesterday

    - ? ...

    2. your mother / tired / last night

    - ? ...

    3. you / a student / ten years ago

    - ? ...

    4. your friends / at your house / yesterday afternoon

    - ? ...

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    A QUIZ 14. Do the famous names quiz and check your answers on the following page:

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    The correct answers to the quiz are:

    1.b 2. a 3. a 4. a 5. b 6. b 7. b 8. b

    - Now read the quiz again and complete the following sentences with the missing

    words:

    a) J.K. Rowling's famous creation Harry Potter.

    b) Salvador Dal was from

    c) Bram Stoker's famous book was

    d) Mary Shelley...an English The name of her book was

    e) A famous sports star in the 1990s Michael Jordan.

    f) The five singers famous in the 1990s The Spice Girls.

    g) was the name of the actor in Gladiator.

    h) Beethoven and Bach German composers.

    There was / There were Use

    - There was i there were sn les formes del past simple de there is i there are.

    Examples:

    Present Today there are thirty students in class.

    Past Yesterday there were twenty-six students in class.

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    Exercises

    15. Look at the following diaries and complete the sentences with There was / wasn't

    and There were / weren't :

    1. a lesson at two

    o'clock.

    2. hamburgers for

    lunch

    3. ..a school football

    match.

    4. ..two tests in

    class 8A.

    5. .. a meeting in

    the sports hall.

    6. .. a "Star Wars"

    marathon on TV3.

    16. Complete the questions with Was there or Were there and then answer them

    according to the picture:

    Example: Was there a computer in the bedroom? Yes, there was

    1. three children in the room?

    .

    2. a dog on the bed?

    .

    3. . books in boxes?

    ...

    4. . clothes in the wardrobe?

    5. .. a window in the room?

    6. .. clothes on the bed?

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    PAST SIMPLE OF REGULAR VERBS Study the examples and use:

    TIME EXPRESSIONS

    last night / week / month / year = la nit , la setmana, el mes, l'any passat

    last Tuesday / May . . . = el dimarts passat, el maig passat

    yesterday = ahir

    a week / weekend / month / year ago = fa una setmana, un cap de setmana, un mes, un any

    USE

    Amb els verbs regulars totes les persones de les formes verbals del passat acaben

    amb ed. Per tant, s molt important indicar sempre el subjecte de la frase (qui va fer

    l'acci) tant si s un substantiu com un pronom.

    Exemples:

    My brother walked ten kilometres yesterday

    El meu germ va caminar deu quilmetres ahir

    She started school in 2000

    Ella va comenar l'escola l'any 2000

    Two days ago we played a tennis match

    Fa dos dies vam jugar un partit de tennis

    (Per les formes negatives i interrogatives mireu la gramtica dels verbs irregulars en el tema 10)

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    Exercises on the Past Simple Regular Verbs (affirmative sentences) 17. Complete the sentences with the Past Simple affirmative and translate them into

    Catalan:

    1. I .(play) football yesterday

    2. I (watch) TV last night

    3. The students (visit) the museum last week

    4. Mark (clean) his bedroom a week ago

    5. We (talk) to our parents last night

    18. Complete the chart with the past tense of the following regular verbs:

    cry (plorar) shop (anar a comprar) study (estudiar) live (viure)

    listen (escoltar) play (jugar) love (estimar) kick (xutar)

    19. Complete the sentences with the Past Simple affirmative of the verbs in the

    previous chart:

    1. My family ..in London four

    years ago.

    2. I golf yesterday.

    3. The boys to their new

    CD.

    4. We for the English

    test last night.

    5. I the ball to Kevin.

    6. He his car next to me.

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    READING 1 Read the text with the help of a dictionary:

    20. - Answer the following sentences after reading the text:

    1. What was Madame Tussaud's first name?

    __________________________________________________

    2. Where was Benjamin Franklin from?

    __________________________________________________

    3. When was Madame Tussaud in Paris?

    __________________________________________________

    4. What was the name of Madame Tussaud's first museum?

    __________________________________________________

    5. Where is Madame Tussaud's museum today?

    __________________________________________________

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    READING 2 Some students from Northwood School were at Madame Tussaud's. Read the text and complete the student's worksheet about the people in the text :

    WRITING Word order: adjectives (revision) Recorda que en angls els adjectius s'acostumen a posar davant dels noms. Per com

    en catal, tamb van darrere el verb to be.

    21. Write the words in the correct order to make sentences:

    1. was / I / hungry : ..

    2. is / she / girl / happy / a : ....

    3. king's / the / eyes/ small / were : ...

    4. is / a / friend / Lisa / good :..

    5. angry / the / was / man :..

    6. bad / to his wives / was / the king : ...

    7. young / were / they / students : .

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    PROGRESS CHECK 9

    1..

    2.

    3.

    4.

    5.

    6.

    past simple of to be

    2

    3

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    Answers

    1

    2 didn't finish

    3

    4

    5

    6 didn't like

    7

    8 didn't stop

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    VOCABULARY Famous people 1. There is only one answer for the exercise of jobs but there are various possibilities

    for the exercise of "examples"

    JOBS EXAMPLE 1. businessperson Bill Gates

    2. singer Montserrat Caball, David Bisbal, Madonna

    3. sports star Ronaldinho, David Beckham

    4. composer Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi

    5. writer Shakespeare, Dickens, Dan Brown

    6. model Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista

    7. monarch Princess Letizia, Queen Elizabeth II

    8. inventor Thomas A. Edison, Leonardo da Vinci

    9. actor Antonio Banderas, Brad Pitt

    10. artist Dal, Picasso, Mir

    Basic adjectives of description - Opposites - 2. The translation of the words in Catalan is:

    1- alt / baix 2- llarg / curt 3 - gras / prim 4- content / trist

    5- que t set / que t gana 6- gros / petit 7- jove / vell 8- lleig / bonic

    3. The correct adjective for each picture is :

    2. fat 3. sad 4. long 5. tall

    4. The correct words for adjectives are:

    2. thin 3. fat 4. happy 5. sad 6. old

    7. thirsty 8. hungry

    5. The correct word which better describes the people is:

    2. sad 3. fat 4. short 5. tall 6. happy 7. beautiful

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  • 6. The true sentences with the correct adjectives are:

    1- Elephants are big - Ants are small

    2- A grandfather is old - A baby is young

    3- Fingers are long - Toes are short

    4- A spider is ugly - A flamingo is beautiful

    5- Snakes are thin - Pigs are fat

    7. The possible descriptions of some famous people in exercise 1 can be: a) The singer in picture 2 is a fat woman with a very beautiful voice

    b) The writer in picture 5 is old and ill because he can't get out of bed.

    c) The model in picture 6 is thin / tall , young and beautiful

    I think she is happy because she's smiling.

    d) The Spanish actor in picture 9 is beautiful and young

    e) The artist in picture 10 is old

    Transport How do you travel?

    6. The Catalan words for the means of transport are:

    amb bici / amb moto

    amb autobs / amb cotxe

    amb tren / amb avi

    amb taxi / amb vaixell

    amb helicopter / a peu

    More transport 7.The names of the means of transport in Catalan are :

    ambulncia / barca / cami

    monopat / nau espacial / furgoneta

    8. The classification of the means of transport in exercises 6 and 7 is:

    LAND TRANSPORT AIR TRANSPORT SEA TRANSPORT bicycle,motorbike, bus, car, train, taxi, ambulance, lorry on foot, skateboard, van

    helicopter, aeroplane, spaceship

    ship, boat

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  • A small questionnaire about transport 9. Some possible sentences could be: I can travel to the United States by aeroplane

    I can travel to Madrid by train, aeroplane, car

    I can travel to Menorca by ship, aeroplane

    I can travel to Girona by car, bus, motorbike

    I can travel to the planet Mars by spaceship

    I go to school by bicycle, on foot, by bus

    I go to the hospital by ambulance

    I go to the park by bicycle, on foot

    I go to the supermarket by car, on foot

    GRAMMAR Past tense of "to be"

    10. The complete forms of this verb are:

    Affirmative Negative I was at the cinema I wasn't at the cinema

    You were at home You weren't at home

    He was in Paris He wasn't in Paris

    She was at school She wasn't at school

    It was a good idea It wasn't a good idea

    We were very happy We weren't very happy

    You were in class You weren't in class

    They were Italian boys They weren't Italian boys

    Interrogative Short answers(examples) Was I ? There is not an exercise to be completed here

    Were you at home?

    Was he in Paris?

    Was she at school?

    Was it a good idea?

    Were we very happy?

    Were you in class?

    Were they Italian boys?

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  • Exercises 11. The correct options are:

    1. Mary and John were in my class last year 2. I wasn't at the library yesterday 3. Our school trip was last Monday 4. The film was terrible and we were very bored 5. Sally and I weren't good friends a year ago 6. You were a student two years ago 7. They weren't in London last July

    Where were the people last night?

    12. According to the pictures the correct sentences are :

    1. Adam wasn't at a guitar lesson. 2. Ben and Jade weren't at a football match. 3. Josh was at home. 4. Ross and Molly were at a party. 5. Adam was at the gym. 6. Elle...