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A World of Things

Unit 2

A  Look at the picture. Count the items you can name in English. What are they? B

Work in pairs. Look again at the picture. Find the items below.

• backpack • bicycle • calculator • camera


• CD • cell phone • e-reader • jacket

• key • laptop • watch • umbrella

• the letter M • the letter F • the number six • the number two

Work in pairs. Listen. What do you hear? Find the item in the picture. Then write the word.








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Grammar: a/an and plural nouns A  L  anguage in context Look at the ad. Are the items new?

B  Notice Look at the ad in Exercise A again. Write a, an, or – (nothing) to complete the table. Nouns that start with a consonant sound (e.g., b, d, f, k, n)

Nouns that start with a vowel sound: a, e, i, o, u










  umbrella (6) 


Plural nouns

To form most plurals, add -s: e.g., book—books; camera—cameras BUT: box—boxes; watch—watches This is a box. = It is a box. These are boxes. = They are boxes.

 ractice Complete the sentences with It’s a, It’s an, or They’re. C  P   key.   CDs.   e-reader.

1   2   3  


4   5   6  

Now you do it Work in pairs. Guess what the pictures are. A:  It’s a case. B:  It isn’t a case. I think it’s a/an ...

Watch out!   jacket.   keys.   umbrella.

It’s a book. It’s book.

How to say it I think it’s a … I guess they are …


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Pronunciation: plural –s A

Listen and repeat the nouns. Notice that the plural –s is pronounced in three different ways. /s/

books, laptops, backpacks


pens, bicycles, cameras


watches, boxes, cases


Work in pairs. Practice saying the sentences. Listen and check. 4  They are pens. 5  They aren’t cases. They are boxes. 6  They are backpacks.

1  They’re laptops. 2  They’re his watches. 3  They aren’t books. They are e-readers.


Vocabulary: numbers 11–101 A

Listen and repeat the numbers. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20


eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five twenty-six twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine

30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 101

thirty forty fifty sixty seventy eighty ninety one hundred one hundred and one

Work in pairs. Guess how much the items cost. Underline the price.



pack of 25 CDs $21  $22  $23

cell phone case $11  $15  $17


camera $90  $95  $99



laptop case $14  $40  $44


box of 8 pens $12  $13  $20

How to say it

U n it 2

backpack $34  $46  $53

$40 = forty dollars


Listen to the conversations. Check your answers to Exercise B. Circle the correct price.

I think it’s $40. I think they’re $13. 19

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Reading practice: community ads A  Read the ads. What is for sale?

B  Read the ads again and match the columns. a) 3 b) 14 c) over 100 d) 35 e) $85 f) (505) 555-2773

1  cell phone number 2  CDs 3  chairs 4  West Adams Street 5  bicycle 6  books


Work in pairs. Write an ad like one of the ads in Exercise A. Include a phone number or an e-mail address.

D  Hang your ads on the wall. Walk around and read your classmates’ ads. Make a note of any necessary information for the items you want to buy.


Grammar: yes/no questions with be A

Language in context Listen to the conversation.   Circle T (true) or F (false).

Kim: Excuse me. Are you busy? Jack: No, I’m not. Kim: Oh, good. Are these CDs? Jack: No, they aren’t. They’re DVDs. Kim: Are they new? Jack: Yes, they are. They’re $10 each. Kim: Oh, is this a cell phone? Jack: Yes, it is. It’s $25.

1  Jack and Kim are friends.

T  F

2  The DVDs are new.

T  F

3  The cell phone is $15.

T  F


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B  N  otice Look at the conversation in Exercise A again. Complete the table. Yes/No questions Am I   you


Is he/she/it Are we (2) 

Short answers  

Yes, I am. / No, (3)



Yes, you are. / No, you aren’t. Yes, he/she/it is. / No, he/she/it isn’t.


Yes, we are. / No, we aren’t.



Yes, they are. / No, they aren’t.

Is this

a cell phone?

Yes, (4) 


Yes, they are. / No, (5) 

Are these

. / No, it isn’t.  


Watch out! Yes, they are.

 ractice Complete the questions and short answers. C  P 1  A: Are they students? B: Yes, 

    you at home?

2  A:  B: Yes, I am.


3  A: Is she a singer? .

B: No,  4  A: 



B: Yes, he 

  we late?

6  A: 

B: Yes, you are.

Now you do it Work in pairs. Take turns asking questions with the verb be and cross (✗) the answers you use. The first person to cross off all of the answers on the card wins!

Yes, they’re.

5  A: Is he a teacher?

  this a new backpack?

B: No, it isn’t.

Yes, I am.

No, I’m not.

Yes, he/she is.

No, he/she isn’t.

Yes, we are.

Yes, they are.

Yes, it is.

No, they aren’t.

A:  Are you a student? B:  Yes, I am.


Listening practice: items for sale Listen and check the correct price for each of the bicycles.




Work in pairs. Student A, make two sentences about one of the bicycles. Student B, guess which bicycle it is. Then change roles.

U ni t 2


A:  It isn’t fifty-seven dollars. It’s seventy-five dollars. B:  It’s bicycle number one. A:  Yes, it is! 21

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Vocabulary: prepositions of place A

Where is the cell phone? Listen and repeat.

in the case

next to the case

under the case

in front of the case

on the case

behind the case

between the cases

B  Look at the picture and circle T (true) or F (false). Correct the false sentences.

1  The laptop is on the desk.

T  F

2  The umbrella is next to the box.

T  F

3  The books are under the CDs.

T  F

4  The chair is behind the desk.

T  F

5  The laptop is in front of the CD player.

T  F

6  The pens are in the box.

T  F


Work in pairs. Student A, close your book. Student B, ask questions about the picture in Exercise B. Then switch roles. A:  Is the umbrella in the box? B:  Yes, it is. A:  Correct!

A:  Are the keys next to the laptop? B:  No, they aren’t. Try again!


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Speaking practice: room descriptions


A  Read the beginning of the article. Look at the pictures and circle the things below. •  laptop   •  laptop case   •  books   •  umbrella   •  jacket   •  cell phone   •  camera   •  CDs


Work in pairs. Look at the two rooms in Exercise A again. Compare the different locations of the things from Exercise A. A:  In her room, the laptop case is next to the laptop. B:  And in his room, it’s under the laptop—on the floor.

Writing practice: my room


A  Draw a plan of your room. Include at least seven items. B  Write about your room.

U ni t 2

This is my room. My backpack is under my desk. My …


Put your room plan on the wall. Read about your plan of the room to the rest of the class.   Can your classmates find your room? 23

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Self-direction and learning: recording new vocabulary A


Look at the picture. How many of these personal items do you recognize? In myWordList, write as many words as you can remember. Then compare your lists in pairs.

B  Look at myWordList. Write the plural form of the singular nouns.


Work in pairs. Take a minute to look at the picture in Exercise A. Close your books. Take turns asking and   answering questions about the items. A:  Is the CD player under the table? B:  No, it isn’t. I think it’s …


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Three ways of … recording new vocabulary • Make flashcards. • Keep a vocabulary notebook. • Make an audio notebook.

1   Look at the two sides of a flashcard. What information do we include in a flashcard? Create three flashcards for three words you learned in this unit or Unit 1.

Word Sentence


umbrella My umbrella is in my bag.

2   Look at the notebook. What information can we include when we record new words in a notebook? Add three more words that you learned in this unit or Unit 1.




My umbrella is in my bag.

Listen to the audio notebook entry. Read your entries from Exercise 2 aloud.


Reflect... Which way of recording new vocabulary do you prefer? flashcards notebook audio notebook


U ni t 2




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Language Wrap-up 1


Vocabulary A  Match the words to the numbers. (5 points) a) 12 b) 17 c) 20 d) 27 e) 70

1  seventeen 2  twenty-seven 3  twelve 4  seventy 5  twenty

B  Look at the picture. Circle the correct option. (5 points) 1  The chair is in front of / between the desk. 2  The CDs are on / in the desk. 3  The keys are not in / under the desk. 4  The books are behind / next to the CDs. 5  The cell phone is on / in front of the books.

8–10 correct: I can identify and name personal belongings, use numbers from 11 to 101, and use prepositions of place.

0–7 correct:  Look again at the Opener and Sections 3 and 7 on pages 19 and 22.


score:     /10

Grammar A  Choose a, an, or – (nothing). (5 points) 1  It’s a / an / – book.

4  It isn’t a / an / – umbrella.

2  It’s a / an / – bicycle.

5  They aren’t a / an / – DVDs.

3  They are a / an / – keys.

B  Write the correct form of the verb be. (5 points) 1  A:

4  A: Are you students?

  I late?

B: No, we 

B: No, you aren’t.

5  A: Are they new?

2  A: Is she your teacher? B: No, she  3  A:



B: Yes, they 


  he your friend?

B: Yes, he is.

8–10 correct:  I can use a and an, singular and plural nouns, and ask and answer questions with the verb be. 0–7 correct:  Look again at Sections 1 and 5 on pages 18 and 20.

score:     /10


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