UNIT 7: A DAY AT SCHOOL At the end of this unit you will be able to: talk about habits and routines. ask what time it is. tell the time. talk about school subjects. say dates in English. talk about school supplies. Keep in mind that you are going to write a text about somebody's school day at the end of this unit. You are also going to make a calendar with fifteen special days.
MAIN TRACK CHECK-IN 1 / WHAT A WEEK! 1 Listen to the song ‘Friday I’m in love’. a Complete the lyrics.
Friday |'m |n Love - The Cure I don’t care if Monday’s
and Wednesday too
Thursday’s I don’t care about It’s Friday I’m in love. Monday you can fall apart Tuesday,
break my heart doesn’t even start
, I’m in love.
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Saturday, wait always comes too late But Friday never hesitates
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DID YOU KNOW?
mnemonics (a trick to help you remember something): WEDNESDAY = WE DoN’t Eat Soup DAY.
b Answer the questions with the correct day of the week. 1 When does the weekend start? The weekend starts on Saturday/Friday. 2 What is the first day of the week?
3 On what day do you only have a half day of lessons?
4 What is your favourite day of the week?
5 When do you have English lessons?
6 What is the second day of the week?
2 / WHAT DAY IS IT? 2 Get out of your chair and get in line! Your teacher will tell you what to do. Follow the instructions.
3 Take a look at these birthdays. Your teacher will say them out loud. Listen carefully and then repeat them.
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We do not write ‘of’ between the date and the month, but we do say it. We write: 17th March We say: the 17th of March or March the 17th.
4 Now complete the grid with the correct months. 1
5 Make the cardinal numbers ordinal, as in the example. a
6 Now say your own birthday and those of your classmates.
7 Where do people celebrate these days? Do you know what they are called?
1 17th March: Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland 2 26th December: 3 1st May:
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DID YOU KNOW?
4 4th July: 5 31st October: 6 1st November: 7 5th November:
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8 Answer the following questions.
1 When do we celebrate Christmas? We write: 25th December. We say: The twenty-ﬁfth of December. 2 When is Valentine’s day?
3 When is the first day of school?
4 When is your birthday?
5 When is your best friend’s birthday?
6 When is your dad’s birthday?
7 When is your mum’s birthday?
3 / DAILY ROUTINES 9 What do you do on Mondays/Tuesdays/ … /at the weekend?
What do you do on a school day / on your birthday? You can write down key words to help you remember. Tell your partner and listen to his/her daily routines. 06.00
07.00 08.30 12.00 13.00 15.30 18.00 22.00
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4 / TELLING THE TIME 10 What time is it? Complete the table and use the following words. to – a quarter past – half past – a quarter to – past It's …
11 Take a look at Bridget’s diary and then answer the questions.
lunch with Sarah
14.50 English test
Te nn is pra ctice
21.00 Mehmet’s birthday
book report Dutch
14.00 Tennis practice
17.45 Dinner with grandma
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1 When is lunch with Sarah? The lunch is on Monday 7th, at half past twelve. 2 When does Bridget have an English test?
3 When is Mehmet’s birthday party?
4 When is Bridget’s book report due?
5 When does she have tennis practice?
6 When does she have dinner with her grandmother?
12 What time is it? What’s the time?
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1 It’s a quarter to two.
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5 / SCHOOL TIMETABLE 13 Listen to the conversations. What school subject are they talking about? Choose the subject from the list.
maths – geography – history – French – English – ICT / computer studies – PE / physical education – music 1 geography 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 14 What other subjects do you have at your school?
15 What things do you need for the different subjects? Make a list of at least three objects for each subject. Maths
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6 / SCHOOL ROUTINES 16 Read the text and then mark the things Josh does every day.
Hi! I’m Josh! I’m a sophomore at an American high school. Every morning my alarm clock rings at 6.30 am. Then I get up, have breakfast, have a shower and brush my teeth. The school bus picks me up at 7.15 am. My school day starts at 8.00 am. We have six to eight lessons every day. At noon we have a lunch break that lasts an hour. In between the lessons we have short breaks of five minutes. That is because we have to change classrooms every hour. Every teacher has his or her own classroom. This means that we have to walk around a lot because most schools in my area only have one floor. It’s cheaper that way, plus there’s enough land to build on anyway. Every day, we have the same lessons in the same order. There are some classes that everyone has to take, like English or maths, but there are a lot of different levels. You can choose from about a hundred different classes, depending on what you want to learn.
GLOSSARY sophomore: a student in the second year of an American high school
Classes end at 3 pm. But we don’t go home straight away. Most students are in clubs, like the chess club, photography club or the drama club. Schools in America focus a lot on sports as well. Every high school has its own football, basketball and baseball team. And it’s a big honor if you can get in one of those teams. And the honor of the school is also at stake, so the teams have a lot of supporters whenever they play. I’d really love to hear about the kind of school you go to!
17 Talk with your neighbour about your school days. Take turns and ask each other the following questions.
1 What do you do before you go to school? 2 What do you do on a normal school day? 3 And at the weekend? 4 What do you do on a Wednesday afternoon? 5 Are you in a club? What do you do after school?
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18 Choose three days of the week and say what you do on those days. Give at least two activities per day. You have some space below to take down keywords to help you do the task. Do not take down sentences.
DID YOU KNOW?
For things you do every Monday, Tuesday … you can say ‘On Mondays I do …’ e.g. On Mondays I walk the dog. On Fridays we have Dutch.
19 Complete the questions. 1 When does spring start? On 21st March 2 When does summer start? On 21st 3 When do we celebrate New Year’s day? On 1st 4 When does school start? On 1st 5 When does the summer vacation end? On 31st 6 When is Armistice Day? On 11th 7 When do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? On 14th 8 When do we celebrate April Fools’ day? On 1st 9 When do the summer holidays start? On 1st 20 Take a look at your school calendar. Look for days on which you don’t have to go to school! Write them in short and in full, as in the example. Date in a calendar
Date when written
1st May 20XX
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21 This is Fredâ€™s daily school routine. Can you write sentences about it? Look at the example to help you get started.
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1 His alarm clock goes off at 7.15.
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22 Here’s part of a TV guide. Some parts are missing. Your partner has a different version. Ask each other questions to complete your guide. Student A uses this cue card. Student B uses the cue card in ex. 35 on p. 169.
Cue card A
6 am BBC News
6.15 am This is BBC Four!
7.05 am CBeebies
8.15 am You’ve been framed!
11.30 am The vicar of Dibley
4.30 pm Who wants to be a millionaire? 6.30 pm Wheel of Fortune 7 pm Eastenders 7.45 pm The Missing
6.20 pm Coronation Street 7.05 pm Blind Date
7.45 pm Coupling 8.15 pm Wipeout
7 pm World News Today
7.20 pm Emmerdale
8.30 pm P.S. I Love You
8 pm The Inbetweeners 9.40 pm Family Guy
23 Look at these school supplies. What subject do you need them for?
GET ON TRACK 2
Peter Van Duffel
Anneleen De Smet Liesbeth Lauwers Jessie Provost
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CHECK-OUT 24 Let's play a word game. Your teacher will give you a card with a main word on it. Try to explain the word to your neighbour without using the other words on the card.
25 Take a look at Bruce’s plans for the week. Ask each other questions about it.
e.g. – When is he having lunch with Robin? – On Thursday.
Cha mpagne and strawbe rries for breakfa st Date with Rachel Monday
Lunch with Robin Meeting at Wayne Enterprises
Catch some bad guys
Pok er night with the Joke r
Try out the
Gala at Gotha m City Hall Saturday
Re lax in the batca ve Watch a film
26 Make a list (on a separate piece of paper) of your favourite days of the year. Write the dates in full. Write down why you like them so much. e.g. e.g.
I like 12th July because it’s my birthday! I like 11th November because it’s a day off from school!
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VOCABULARY 1 / DAYS OF THE WEEK Monday Sunday Tuesday Saturday
days of the week Wednesday Friday
2 / ORDINAL NUMBERS 1st first
2nd second 3rd third
ordinal numbers 4th fourth
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3 / MONTHS January December
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4 / SCHOOL SUBJECTS English geography computer studies history physical education
maths chemistry French science
science & technology
5 / DATES day + ordinal number + of + month e.g. Monday 1st of September
6 / O’CLOCK What time is it? What’s the time? sixty seconds = one minute fifteen minutes = a quarter of an hour thirty minutes = half an hour sixty minutes = an hour
am = before noon pm = afternoon
noon = midday midnight
It’s … five (5) to
five (5) past ten (10) past
ten (10) to
a quarter to
a quarter past
twenty (20) past
twenty (20) to one hundred and sixty-six
twenty-five (25) to
twenty-five (25) past half past
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ON DIFFERENT TRACKS 27 Name the day! 1 When do you only have half a day of school? 2 When do most people go to church? 3 The second day of the school week? 4 The days of the weekend? 5 The last day of the school week? 6 The first day of the school week? 7 Which day is the day after Wednesday? 28 Complete these sentences with the correct ordinal number (in full!) 1 December is the
month of the year. (12th)
2 I am in the
year of secondary education. (2nd)
3 Next week is my
4 French is the
lesson on Thursday. (4th)
5 Croatia is the
country in the European
Union. (28th) 6 The green belt is the
belt in karate. (5th)
1 It's ten past two.
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29 What time is it on these clocks?
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30 Look at these school supplies. Name them. Write down the school subject for which they are used.
– maths 1 calculator
31 Make sentences using the prompts. You can use each person (I, you, he, she, it, we, they) only once. 1 Mon – wake up – 6.45 am On Monday I wake up at a quarter to seven. 2 Tue – lunch – 12 am 3 Wed – football practice – 2 pm 4 Thu – maths test – 1.50 pm 5 Fri – weekend – 5.30 pm 6 Sat – dinner – 1.30 pm 32 Which is the odd one out? Circle and write down why. 1 calculator – ruler – trainers – pencil one hundred and sixty-eight
no maths equipment 2 ruler – eraser – pen – book 3 notepad – flute – cd – guitar
4 diary – folder – stapler – workbook 5 swimsuit – towel – ruler – trainers 6 paint – pencils – make-up – ink
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33 Write these dates in full as you would say them. 1 06/05/1994
the sixth of May nineteen ninety-four
2 30/01/1972 3 14/10/1066 4 29/04/2011 5 02/09/1666 6 31/08/1997 34 Imagine you are the teacher and you are correcting homework assignments. This is what your students wrote. Circle the mistakes and correct them! There are two mistakes in every sentence.
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1 I want to see The Hunger Games. It’s at the Odeon cinema on Fryday night at six hours. Friday – six o’clock 2 My sister’s son was born on a Thirstday at half past for.
3 On Wensday we have lessons until half past two.
4 Do you want to come over to my house on sunday at tree o’clock? 5 Every day I get up at quarter to seven, except on the weekend, then I wake up at elven.
6 My grandfather’s birthday dinner is on Saterday at seventeen o’clock in a fancy restaurant.
35 Here’s part of a TV guide. Some parts are missing. Your partner has a different version. Ask each other questions to complete your guide. Student A uses the cue card in ex. 22 on p. 163. Student B uses this cue card. Cue card B BBC ONE
BBC Four 6.15 am This is BBC Four! 6.40 am The Breakfast Show
6.30 am Good morning Britain
4.30 pm Who wants to be a millionaire?
7.45 pm Coupling 8.15 pm Wipeout 8.30 pm The Hunger Games
6.20 pm Coronation Street 7.05 pm Blind Date 7.55 pm Hell's Kitchen 8.30 pm P.S. I Love You
7.20 pm Emmerdale
8.35 pm Little Britain
8 pm The Inbetweeners
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11.30 am The vicar of Dibley
6 am BBC News 6.30 am Weather forecast
LAST STOP! Name:
1 Write about Dannyâ€™s school life. Use the pictures to help you. Write down what he does and when (time or day) he does it. Add at least two sentences that are not true and use the negative for those sentences (e.g. He doesn't go to school on foot.). Write full sentences!
I write a sentence about every picture. I use the present simple. I write what he does. I mention the time (in full) in every sentence. I write full sentences. I write at least two negative sentences.
2 Make a calendar with at least fifteen important dates. Include birthdays of your classmates, your favourite singers, holidays, important days of the year in Belgium, in the UK and in the USA. Find a suitable picture for each of the dates in your calendar.
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I write at least fifteen dates. I include birthdays. I include important dates for Belgium, the UK and the USA. I write the dates in full. I write the months correctly. I use ordinal numbers. I use one picture per date.
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TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Teacher’s opinion Can do
UNIT 7 I CAN … Vocabulary
I can name the days of the week. (ex. 1) I can name the months. (ex. 4, 17) I can name different school subjects. (ex. 13, 14, 24) I can name school supplies. (ex. 15, 21) I can make cardinal numbers. (ex. 5) I can tell the time. (ex. 10)
I can read for information. (ex. 11, 16)
I can listen for information. (ex. 1) I can listen and repeat what is said. (ex. 3) I can listen and say what people are talking about. (ex. 12) I can carry out instructions. (ex. 2)
I can write the names of the months. (ex. 4, 8, 19) I can write ordinal numbers. (ex. 5, 8) I can write times. (ex. 12) I can make a list of objects needed for a school subject. (ex. 15) I can write sentences about routines and habits. (ex. 21) I can write dates correctly. (ex. 8, 20, 26)
I can say dates. (ex. 6) I can say what time it is. (ex. 10) I can speak about routines and habits. (ex. 18)
I can ask for dates/times and answer questions about dates/times. (ex. 22) I can answer questions about a diary. (ex. 11, 25) I can ask/talk about habits and routines. (ex. 9, 23) I can ask/say what the time is. (ex. 11, 12) I can talk about a school day. (ex. 17) I can describe the meaning of words. (ex. 24)
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I am concentrated in the lesson. I ask for explanation when needed. I keep to the deadlines. one hundred and seventy-one
I work actively in class. Social attitude
I show respect for classmates and teachers. I collaborate well.
FEEDBACK My conclusion
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