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This website offers activities linked to the grammar points in the Activity Book. At school or at home, students can consolidate their learning interactively, have access to the website’s self-correcting feature, and print out the results of their work.

4th Edition

The Inter_Active Series

Student Books A and B (Paper and Digital versions) Teacher’s Guides A and B including Audios and Videos Inter_Active Kits A and B Inter_Activities Plus, Activity Books A and B (Paper and Digital versions) Inter_Activities Plus, Teachers’ Copies A and B (Paper and Digital versions)

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Inter_Activities Plus A

eight units engaging themes clear grammar explanations concrete practice activities self-tests, autonomous reading activities and writing tasks reading texts for developing learning strategies extra practice activities

Inter_Activities Plus offers:

Carole Gauthier Gwenn Gauthier Michael O’Neill Leena M. Sandblom

Inter_Activities Plus is a grammar-based activity book that accompanies the Inter_Active ESL series. As a follow-up to Inter_Activities, 3rd Edition, Inter_Activities Plus offers the same wide range of autonomous grammar activities, as well as new self-tests, reading activities and writing tasks. This new edition also provides more opportunities for students to engage in oral interaction exchanges.

English as a Second Language • Secondary Cycle One

Carole Gauthier Gwenn Gauthier Michael O’Neill Leena M. Sandblom


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Table of Contents 6 Fables........................................... 68

Welcome to English........................................... 5

1

Different People, Different Styles.............................................. 7 Simple present tense of to be................................8 Negative form and contractions of to be............................................................9 Simple present....................................................10 Third person singular..........................................12 Negative statements ..........................................13

2 Are You in Shape?........................ 19 Asking yes/no questions with to be......................20 Answering yes/no questions with to be ...............22 Asking yes/no questions with do or does......................................................23 Asking for information using question words..............................................24

3 All Creatures................................ 32 Capital letters......................................................33 Articles a, an, the................................................34 Plurals.................................................................36 Adjectives...........................................................39 Using adjectives..................................................40 Likes, Dislikes, Preferences and Opinions............42

4 Odd Jobs (Review, Read

and Write).................................... 46 Self-test .............................................................46 Vocabulary..........................................................49 Reading Activity...................................................55 Final Activity........................................................57

5 Heroes of All Kinds....................... 58 Can/Can’t...........................................................59 Questions with can.............................................60 Must/Have to......................................................63 Should/Shouldn’t ................................................64

Simple past of the verb to be ..............................69 Negative form of the simple past of to be..........................................................70 Simple past of regular verbs................................71 Simple past of irregular verbs..............................72 Negative statements ..........................................75 Discourse markers..............................................78

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A Blast from the Past................... 81

Asking yes/no questions with to be......................82 Asking for information using question words with to be..............................83 Asking yes/no questions with did.........................86 Asking for information using question words with did.................................87

8 Memories (Review, Read

and Write).................................... 93

Self-test .............................................................93 Vocabulary..........................................................95 Reading Activity.................................................102 Final Activity......................................................104

Extra Activities............................................... 105 Reference Section......................................... 113 Reading Strategies.............................................113 Capital Letters and Punctuation.........................114 Articles and Noun Plurals..................................115 The Simple Present...........................................116 The Simple Past................................................118 Common Irregular Verbs..................................120


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Different People/Different Styles Simple present tense, affirmative and negative

Activity 1 Dave writes an email to Pamela, a student in another Secondary 1 class. Pamela goes to school in Vancouver. Read Dave’s email.

Dave@high.sch Pamela@high2.sch Letter to Pamela

Hi Pamela, My name is Dave. I am also in Secondary 1. I am very tall. My hair is long and I have brown eyes. I am sociable and I like to be funny. But I can be serious when necessary. I am visual. I like to make posters with many colours. My favourite colour is purple. I love to eat lasagna with lots of cheese. My favourite pastimes are reading scary stories and watching TV. I guess I am a real “couch potato.” Please write back. I want to read about you. Dave

A Look at the illustrations below. Choose the correct answer. Underline the sentence in the text that explains your choice. 1. Dave is short.

Yes

No

2. Dave makes colourful posters.

Yes

No

3. Dave likes to eat spaghetti.

3. Dave is a “couch potato.”

Yes

No

Yes

No

The sentences that you underlined are in the simple present tense.

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Activity 2 Circle the correct verb and complete these statements about yourself.

My name is/has

I am/have

I am/is

years old.

(height). My hair likes/is

I like to

Focus on form Simple present tense of to be Use the verb to be in the present tense to describe someone or something, or to state a fact. I am sociable. Brad is my best friend.

My friends are in the gym.

Observe the different forms of the verb to be. Note the contracted form of the verb. Subject/Pronoun

Verb

Description/Fact

Contracted form

I

am

in Secondary 1.

I’m in Secondary 1.

You

are

in my class.

You’re in my class.

He

is

my friend.

He’s my friend.

She

is

polite.

She’s polite.

It

is

a scary movie.

It’s a scary movie.

We

are

in the same group.

We’re in the same group.

You

are

sports fanatics.

You’re sports fanatics.

They

are

in the cafeteria.

They’re in the cafeteria.

Note that we usually use contractions when the subject is a pronoun.

Activity 3 Find out about Sophie.

A Complete the sentences. Use the verb to be in the present tense. Sophie. I

My name

My best friends

William. We

recognize me. I have short dark hair. I

height. My eyes

I

8

in Secondary 1. I

Kevin, Jessica and William. Kevin

twelve years old. shorter than

in the same class. You can easily average

brown. My favourite food

pizza. I like to chat on the phone. a real “Chatty Cathy.”

Oral

Interaction

Talk It Up My name is ... , I am in ... , My good friend is ...

Tell a classmate five facts about yourself. Use the language in Activity 3A as a model.

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B Rewrite Sophie’s text using contractions wherever you can.

Focus on form Negative form and contractions of to be To make a negative statement with the verb to be in the simple present, add not after the verb. Subject/Pronoun I You He/She/It We You They

Verb + not Description/Fact Contracted form am not hungry right now. I’m not hungry right now. are not serious. You’re not serious. is not in the house. He’s/She’s/It’s not in the house. are not funny. We’re not funny. are not friendly. You’re not friendly. are not present today. They’re not present today.

Here are other contracted forms. You are not You aren’t serious. Kevin is not Kevin isn’t in the house. We are not We aren’t funny.

Activity 4 Use the information in the charts to write three affirmative sentences and three negative sen­tences about yourself and about a classmate. Circle He or She or write your classmate’s name. Myself

My classmate

1. I am

1. He/She is

2.

2.

3.

3.

4. I am not

4. He/She is not

5.

5.

6.

6.

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Focus on form Simple present Use the simple present tense to talk about • a general habit, a routine or a fact We eat lunch at 11:45. The boy plays hockey very well.

• likes, dislikes and wants I like to dance. I hate purple. Sophie wants to go to the concert.

To make a statement in the simple present, follow this word order: To have has a special form. Subject

Verb

Rest of the sentence

Subject

Verb

Rest of the sentence

I

love

sandwiches.

I

have

a new video game.

You

love

sandwiches.

You

have

a nice smile.

He/She/It loves

sandwiches.

He/She/It has

big eyes.

We

love

sandwiches.

We

have

too much homework.

You

love

sandwiches.

You

have

a good packsack.

They

love

sandwiches.

They

have

a laptop computer.

Note that in the third person singular (he/she/it) the verb ends in s: She loves. He has.

Activity 5 Look at the illustrations and answer the questions.

A What do they do in their free time? Describe the activity. Use I or we.

1.

10

2.

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3.

4.

5.

6.

What do you do in your free time?

B Say what they have. Use he, she, it, they and has, have.

7.

9.

10.

8.

What do you do in your free time?

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Focus on form Third person singular Follow these rules when writing the third person singular: • Change y to ies when a verb ends in a consonant + y. My dog cries when it is alone. to cry Kevin studies right after school. to study • Add es to verbs that end in sh, ch, s, x, or o. My little sister dresses up in her mother’s clothes. to dress to teach Mr. Tremblay teaches mathematics. to finish Our game never finishes late. to mix The phys. ed. teacher mixes up the teams. to go My friend goes to Central High School. • Add s to verbs that contain a vowel followed by y. My father plays soccer. to play

Activity 6 Find out about Laurie and Vincent.

A Complete the sentences. Use the verbs indicated in the present tense.

Glossary n

chores = jobs in the home, e.g., washing dishes

My name

Our personalities

and a little shy. We

I

to wash

to be

Laurie. My friend’s name

to be

different. I

the dishes; he

to dry

our rooms. On weekends, we

to the movies. I

hobbies. He

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to like

to collect

to help

the dishes. We both

to go

to the mall. We

comedies and he hockey cards. I

to be

funny and sociable. Vincent

to be

similar things. We both

to do

Vincent. We

to be

to prefer

to read

good friends. serious

to be

with the chores at home.

to make to love

our beds and

to clean

shopping! We also

action movies. We

to have

to go

different

mystery books. So we are similar and different!

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B Laurie and Vincent share some things, and some things are different. Write their likes and preferences in the appropriate place. Laurie

Vincent

Laurie and Vincent

She

He

They both

likes comedies.

prefers

go

Oral

Interaction

Talk It Up His/her name is ... He/she is ... He/she likes ...

Tell a classmate about another person: a friend or family member. Provide five pieces of information. Use the language in Activity 6A as a model.

Focus on form Negative statements To make a negative statement, add do + not. Note the contracted form of the verb.

Subject

Do + Not

Verb

Rest of the sentence

I You We They

do do do do

dance like play like

very well. I don’t dance very well. reality shows. You don’t like reality shows. basketball. We don’t play basketball. broccoli. They don’t like broccoli.

not not not not

Contracted form

For the third person singular, add does + not instead. Note that the main verb has no s.

Subject

Does + Not

Verb

Rest of the sentence

Contracted form

She/She/It

does not

wash

dishes.

He/She/It doesn’t wash dishes.

Note that the apostrophe replaces the missing o.

Activity 7 Rewrite the following text. Put the Practise using the contracted form.

in the negative form.

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After school, they take the bus home. Then they play street hockey. Next, they do their homework. During the evening, Kevin watches TV and Tom reads. They are very busy guys.

Activity 8 Read the sentences about Nick Topshape and his family. Complete the information chart. Follow the example. A Look at the Word Box. Write ten sentences stating whether you do these activities or not.

Word

Box

collect cards listen to music

play soccer walk to school

play tennis make my bed

watch TV take the bus

vacuum keep a journal

Example: I collect cards. I don’t listen to music. 1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

helpful

B Compare your sentences with a classmate.

I collect cards. What about you? Me too. Not me.

• Write down two things your classmate does. • Write down two things you have in common.

My classmate

and

We both

and

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Language

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Activity 9 Look around the classroom. We are all different. We look different, we act differently and we even think differently. Look at the eight different intelligences or “smarts” described below. A Read the description. Write the name of a famous person or someone you know that has this kind of intelligence. Symbol

Smarts/Intelligences

Description

Word smart (verbal-linguistic intelligence)

is good with language writes and talks easily

Logic smart (logical-mathematical intelligence)

is good at math can solve problems easily

Space smart (spatial intelligence)

has a good sense of direction likes to draw or illustrate events

Body smart (bodily-kinesthetic intelligence)

is good at sports likes to dance

Music smart (musical intelligence)

is a good singer plays a musical instrument

People smart (interpersonal intelligence)

is good at making friends likes group activities

Self smart (intrapersonal intelligence)

is independent likes to work alone

Nature smart (natural intelligence)

loves animals and nature is interested in the environment

B Explore these statements about people and their intelligences. For each teenager, write his or her smart or intelligence.

Person

Strategy I can make an intelligent guess if I’m not sure.

1. Jessica can solve difficult math problems. 2. Kevin has many friends and likes teamwork. 3. Emily writes poetry and reads lots of books. 4. Martin is artistic. He creates graffiti. 5. Audrey likes to reflect and do things by herself. 6. William is the deejay in a rap group. 7. James likes to walk in the forest and observe nature. 8. Laurie is athletic; she is also a good dancer.

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Activity 10 Find out about your smarts. Check 4 the statements that apply to you.

Smarts

Description

4

• I like reading books. • I write stories. • I like to do word searches and crossword puzzles. • I am really good at math and science. • I think logically or step-by-step. • I can remember telephone numbers easily. • I see visual images when I close my eyes. • I like books with lots of illustrations. • I enjoy jigsaw puzzles. • I love physical education at school. • I do mimes and improvisations. • I like working with my hands. • I really like music. • I play a musical instrument. • I sing to myself when I am happy. • I am happy in a group of people. • I have two or three good friends. • I talk a lot on the telephone. • I am independent and have a strong character. • I work best alone. • I like to be different from other people. • I think about the environment and pollution. • I love animals. • I like to walk in the forest.

My major intelligence is

(34s)

and my other smarts are

(24s)

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Activity 11 Find people with the different intelligences.

• For each statement, write the verb in third person singular (present tense). • Find someone in your class who corresponds to the description. Use the Helpful Language to help you. • Write his or her name in the space provided. • Look at the example in number 1. Find someone who …

1. … (to like) (to walk)

likes walks

2. … (to read)

3. … (to be) calculations. 4. … (to love)

5. … (to practise) a regular basis. 6. … (to have) (to play) 7. … (to enjoy) teens in group. 8. … (to prefer) (to keep)

Oral

animals and in the forest.

helpful

Language

I need to find someone who likes animals. That’s me! That’s not me, sorry.

Name of person

James

a lot of books.

good at mental

to draw pictures.

sports on

and a musical instrument. working with other

to work alone and a journal.

Interaction

Talk It Up Do you like ...? Are you ...? He/she is ... He/she likes ...

To find people with different intelligences, ask lots of questions. Contact as many students as you can.

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Final Activity Make up your own Smart File. Write complete sentences. Look at the charts on pages 15 and 16 for ideas. My name

to be

My date of birth

to be

This is a picture of my major intelligence.

My major intelligence

to be

Examples of what I am very good at:

My other intelligences

to be

Examples of what I am good at: Examples of something I am not good at:

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Are You in Shape?

2

Simple present tense questions

Activity 1 Find out how much you know about being fit.

A Take this quiz to find out. Circle your answers. 1. Do most Canadians exercise regularly? a) Yes, they do.

b) No, they don’t.

2. What sign indicates you are in good physical shape? a) a slow heartbeat

c) well-developed muscles

b) a thin body 3. How long do you need to exercise to be in good shape? a) 30 to 60 minutes a day

c) 20 minutes 3 to 5 days a week

b) 10 minutes a day 4. Does the heart get stronger with exercise? a) Yes, it does.

b) No, it doesn’t.

5. Is chocolate a good source of energy for your body? a) Yes, it is.

b) No, it isn’t.

B Write the questions in the chart. Yes/No questions

• Information questions

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Odd Jobs Self-Test

A Circle the correct answer. 1. We use the simple present tense to

a) describe someone or something

PAGE 8

b) talk about our last vacation c) make plans PAGE 8

2. We can also use the simple present tense to a) give advice

b) talk about past events

c) state a fact PAGE 8

3. The contracted form of you are excited is ... a) you’re excited

b) your’e excited

c) your excited PAGE 8

4. The contracted form of it is is a) you’re excited

b) it’s

c) its’

5. To make a negative statement with the verb to be, add not

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a) before the verb

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b) between the subject and the verb

c) after the verb PAGE 9

6. The contracted form of we are not is a) we’re not

PAGE 9

b) wer’e not

c) we ar’ent

B Fill in the blanks. 7. To make a statement in the simple present tense, follow this word order: ,

, rest of the sentence PAGE 10

8. To have has a special form. I

PAGE 10

a new skateboard. She

9. For the third person singular, you change y to ends with a consonant + y.

a new packsack. when a verb

PAGE 12

Example: to cry = The baby cries when it is hungry. to study = Carla studies every day.

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10. To make a negative statement, add do + not, and, for the third person singular, add

+

Example: I sing very well. She plays hockey.

. (neg.) = I do not sing very well. (neg.) = She does not / doesn’t play hockey. PAGE 23

1 1. To ask a yes/no question with do/does in the simple present, follow this word order +

+ Verb + Rest of the question + ? PAGE 20

1 2. To ask a yes/no question with the verb to be in the simple present, follow this word order +

+

+ ?

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1 3. Use who, what, when, where, why, how or which to complete the examples.

a) a person:

is this person?

e) a choice:

b) a reason:

are you happy?

f) a time or date:

c) a manner:

do you go there? g) a place:

d) an animal or object:

do you prefer? is the party? is Lucy?

is this strange looking thing?

C Edit the texts on jobs for teens. PAGE 33

every saturday, my sister works at a popular bookstore. she helps george, the owner, put the new books on the shelves. the bookstore is called the champlain bookstore because it is on champlain street in québec. in december, i will help, too. their busiest time of the year is just before christmas. many people will want books to read over the holidays or to give as presents. my favourite author is r.l. stine. we have some of his books on wildlife in our science class. the photos are just wonderful.

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1 4. Make the necessary corrections to the words that need to start with a capital letter.

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PAGE 34

15. Verify the use of a, an, or the in the text. Make necessary corrections.

Gary is an fifteen year old boy from Abbotsford. He makes money delivering a biggest local newspaper. His goal is to save enough money to buy the new mountain bike. Every Saturday morning when an alarm clock rings, he takes the shower and puts on a warm clothes. It can be pretty chilly early in an morning. When all a papers are delivered, he heads off to a gym to play his favourite sport, the basketball.

D Complete the sentences. PAGE 36

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1 6. Use the plural of the nouns in parentheses to complete the sentences.

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a) My mom makes the best chicken (sandwich)

b) Do you want some (potato)

c) I will buy some (cherry)

d) His (hair)

e) My little sister lost two (tooth)

. with your dinner? at the grocery store.

is brown. last month.

1 7. Put the adjectives in the correct order.

a) Jane has • brown • long • beautiful

b) Jane is a • young • funny

c) Jane owns • big • yellow • three

,

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hair. girl.

dogs.

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Vocabulary Activity 1 Take a job quiz.

Guess the right answer to each question. Circle your answer 1. What does a cowpuncher do? a) boxes with cows b) uses special bags made from cow skin to practise kickboxing

c) takes care of cows and does general work on a farm

2. A repeat chief is a person who a) examines and repairs defects in films

b) repeats what the boss says c) helps actors practise in meetings their roles

3. Pyrotechnists a) are experts on insects

b) manufacture fireworks

c) study fish

4. A person who makes clothes or adjusts them to fit perfectly is called a a) tailor

b) dresser

c) model

5. A tinker c) has a collection of metal toys

6. An odour judge a) decides if specific perfumes have a nice smell b) tests the taste of dog biscuits c) smells armpits to make and test deodorants

How well did you do? 5–6 correct answers:

You must be planning a very unusual career for yourself.

3–4 correct answers:

You have a good idea of the job market. Maybe you plan to be the Stanley Cup keeper or a doll doctor.

1–2 correct answers:

Your idea of an unusual job is cleaning your room on the weekends, or maybe you just aren’t lucky at guessing the right answer.

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b) makes tin cans a) repairs broken metal objects, usually kitchen utensils

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Activity 2 Look at the illustrations of people doing dangerous jobs.

• Write a sentence to describe what each person is. • Write a second sentence to say what the person is not. • Remember to use the plural where necessary. • Use the words in the Word Box. Follow the example in 1.

Word

Box

fire-eater alligator wrangler acrobat

1.

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See page 8 to review the verb to be in the simple present tense.

babysitter stunt person snake venom collector

See page 34 to review the use of articles.

He is/He’s a stunt person. He is not/He isn’t a fire eater.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

Activity 3 Decide which job is the most dangerous. Discuss your ideas with a partner.

helpful

Language

I think that ... because ... In my opinion, ... I agree. I disagree because …

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Activity 4 Look at the illustrations of people doing some unusual jobs.

Write a sentence, describing what job the person does/persons do for a living. Use the words from the Word Box. Use each word once.

Box

Verbs write walk dust clean wrap fly ring sculpt

Nouns dinosaurs bells greeting cards dogs

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

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blimp ice animal cages gifts

Glossary blimp = small airship n dust = remove particles of dirt n

Review, Read and Write

Word

See page 10 to review the use of the simple present tense.

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Activity 5 Learn about some dream jobs.

A Complete the texts with the correct form of the verb in the simple present tense. When the verb has an 8, use the negative form.

have

1. Some people Chris

video games for a living. Yes, that

to play

right. Chris

all the luck. Take Chris Freemont for example.

to have

a video game tester. He

to be

game is good or not. He also

the information in a

to enter

log for the game designer. The designer

the information and

to use

the problem. “And to think they actually

to fix

if a

to decide

for problems. When Chris

to check

a problem, he

to find

to be

to pay

me to play video games all day,” says Chris.

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2. Candy Cain—don’t laugh, that’s her real name—

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taster. Food tasters

good salaries and also

to earn

some very good items. Candy

to give

made by certain companies. Sometimes, she 50 pieces of chocolate per day. Other tasters another food taster, They products

to like (8)

to include to taste (8)

to work

as a food to taste

her opinion on chocolate bonbons to have to be (8)

to taste up to so lucky. Heather,

some of the products she must test.

meat, medication and even dog food. “Some of the very good,” says Heather.

B Practise pronunciation by reading the two completed texts out loud. Pay attention to the pronunciation of the s and es endings. C If you could choose one of these jobs, which would it be? Explain your answer. I would be a

because

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Activity 6 Find out about Tony.

See pages 20, 23 and 24 to review asking questions.

A Unscramble the questions. 1. like / ? / does / his job / Tony

2. what / Tony’s / ? / favourite reptile / is

3. Tony / clean / ? / do / the cages / how often / and Betty

4. are / very big / the spiders / ?

B Place the questions from Activity A correctly in the charts below. Yes/No question

 Question word

Example from A:

X

Information question

Question word

Do/Does

Subject

Verb

Rest of the question

?

do/does

Subject

Verb

Rest of the question

?

Example from A: Insert questions with the verb to be Verb to be yes/no question

 Question word

Example from A:

X

Verb to be information question

Question word

Am/is/are

Subject

Rest of the question

?

am/is/are

Subject

Rest of the question

?

Example from A:

C Where does Tony work? Discuss your idea with a classmate.

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Activity 7 Learn more about an unusual job.

• •

Read the interview. Write the questions in the interview. Look at the words in bold for clues.

1. Q: What

is your name?

A: My name is Amy Hills and this is my sister Jenna. 2. Q: A: I am 22 years old and Jenna is 26. 3. Q: A: We work at home. 4. Q: A: I am a greeting card writer. 5. Q: A: Jenna makes the designs for my cards.

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Reading Activity Before Reading

Activity 1 Explore the text about an odd job.

Strategy

A Before you read the text, look at the title and illustration.

I can predict what the text is about.

1. Circle the letter of the correct answer. What is the text about?

a) The text is about how bees produce honey. b) The text is about the life story of Janet Gavin. c) The text explains the risks of being a beekeeper.

2. What kind of text is it?

a) It is an information-based text. b) It is an interview. c) It is a dialogue.

WHILE Reading

Activity 2 Read the questions and highlight the answers in the text. Use the information to answer the questions below. 1. Who is the text about? 2. What does she do?

Review, Read and Write

3. Why does she repair beehives? 4. When do apiarists work? 5. What does she wear to protect herself from bee stings?

6. Where can you get more information about this job?

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Risky Business Janet Gavin loves insects. She loves them so much that she decided to become an apiarist. An apiarist, or beekeeper, has beehives to produce honey, beeswax and many other products. Of course, the apiarist has many little helpers: bees. Janet builds and maintains the beehives. That means that she repairs the hives to keep them in good condition. As well, she transports the hives to areas that are good for honey and pollen production. Janet also packages and sells honey, pollen and beeswax. Beeswax is used to make candles, soap and furniture polish. If you want to become an apiarist, then consider this: Apiarists like to work with plants and insects. They work long hours and are often alone. The work is seasonal— spring to fall. It is better for the apiarists if they are not allergic to bee stings. This is what makes Janet’s job so risky. “You never know when a bee may sting you,” says Janet. “That’s why I wear protective clothing when working with the bees.” She wears overalls, gloves and a hat with a net to protect her face. You can search the internet if you want to learn more about this special and unusual job.

AFTER Reading

Activity 3 Put a 4 to indicate if the statement is True or False.

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True

1. Janet Gavin sells bees.

2. Beehives produce honey, milk and plants.

3. She transports the hives to areas that are good for pollen production.

4. Beekeepers often work alone.

5. Janet wears overalls to protect her face.

False

Activity 4 Think about what you know about being a beekeeper.

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Final Activity Writing

Write about your dream job or a job that you find interesting or odd. If possible, use resources to research the topic. Remember to follow these steps: 1. Plan your text. 2. Write a draft. 3. Revise your text. 4. Edit your text.

Checklist fo and editin r revising g my text: used th tense e simple present correctly checked m y spelling used cap it a l letters accu rately checked m y punc tuation

Model A job description

Qualities needed Write the qualities that are necessary to do the job. A beekeeper loves insects and plants and respects all creatures that are useful to us. It is important that he is not allergic to bee stings. Type of job Say if this job is full-time, part-time or seasonal. This job is seasonal because bees are not active during winter.

Items needed Explain if you need special clothing or tools and if there are possible risks or dangers. A beekeeper needs special clothing to protect himself from the bee stings. Advantages and disadvantages Write the advantages and disadvantages of this job. An apiarist only works from spring to fall and he works long hours during summer. It’s a wonderful job because he gets to work with bees. Bees are really important to us because they produce honey and beeswax.

Review, Read and Write

Choose and describe Choose a job that you find interesting. Give a description of the job. I want to be an apiarist (beekeeper). An apiarist takes care of bees. He makes sure the hives are in good condition.

Brainstorm

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Digital Components

The Activity Book is available for students by subscription on MaZoneCEC.com The Teacher’s Copy is available on USB Key or by subscription on MaZoneCEC.com This digital version allows you to: • Project, take notes and flip through the complete Activity Book • Show answers at any time The Teacher’s Copy, Option A offers Notebook™ and ActivInspire® interactive activities to maximize the use of interactive whiteboards

Free website for students! Go to www.interactivities.ca

This website offers activities linked to the grammar points in the Activity Book. At school or at home, students can consolidate their learning interactively, have access to the website’s self-correcting feature, and print out the results of their work.

4th Edition

The Inter_Active Series

Student Books A and B (Paper and Digital versions) Teacher’s Guides A and B including Audios and Videos Inter_Active Kits A and B Inter_Activities Plus, Activity Books A and B (Paper and Digital versions) Inter_Activities Plus, Teachers’ Copies A and B (Paper and Digital versions)

CODE DE PRODUIT : 214496

Inter_Activities Plus A

eight units engaging themes clear grammar explanations concrete practice activities self-tests, autonomous reading activities and writing tasks reading texts for developing learning strategies extra practice activities

Inter_Activities Plus offers:

Carole Gauthier Gwenn Gauthier Michael O’Neill Leena M. Sandblom

Inter_Activities Plus is a grammar-based activity book that accompanies the Inter_Active ESL series. As a follow-up to Inter_Activities, 3rd Edition, Inter_Activities Plus offers the same wide range of autonomous grammar activities, as well as new self-tests, reading activities and writing tasks. This new edition also provides more opportunities for students to engage in oral interaction exchanges.

English as a Second Language • Secondary Cycle One

Carole Gauthier Gwenn Gauthier Michael O’Neill Leena M. Sandblom


Inter_Activities Plus A