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Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

Year 7 Unit 1: Free time
What do you do with your free time?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about hobbies and clubs. They will talk about their free time activities and about their likes and dislikes.

Students will study present simple; positive and negative and questions and short answers. They will also study like + ing and gerunds.

Student Book pages 6-13

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about an unusual hobby, and an article about school clubs.

Writing: Students will write a personal profile about their hobbies and interests.

Speaking: Students will discuss school subjects, hobbies, and likes and dislikes.

Listening: Students will listen to an interview about a hobby.

Grammar: Students will study present simple; positive and negative statements and questions and short answers. They will also study like + ing.

Vocabulary: M1 Unit 1 Free time
art, be, collect, detail, do, exercise, favorite, game, go, interest, like, listen, play, poem, read, swim, take, talk, walk, watch

TOEFL
escape, interesting, occasionally, rarely, resist, versatile, convivial, preference, epicurean, felicity

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 12 and 16.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 14.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Year 7 Unit 1: Free time

1. art: n. the study of drawing and painting; an activity that you need skill to do
2. be: v. to show that something is happening now; used with other verbs to show that something happens to a person or thing; used to say that someone or something exists
3. collect: v. to gather or put things together; to come to take someone or something away
4. detail: n. one fact or piece of information about something
5. do: v. to perform an action or a job
6. exercise: v. physical activity that you do to stay strong; n. questions that to help students practice something
7. favorite: adj. liked best of all
8. game: n. a sport or activity that has rules, in which you play against another person or team in order to win
9. go: v. to move or travel somewhere
10. interest: n. a wish to know more about something; something you do because you enjoy it; same meaning: hobby; extra money earned by keeping money in the bank
11. like: v. to enjoy something, or think that someone or something is pleasant
12. listen: v. to try to hear
13. play: v. to take part in sports, games and other activities; to make sounds on a musical instrument; to act as a character in a play or film; n. a story performed in a theatre, on the radio, etc.; n. activity done for enjoyment by children
14. poem: n. a piece of writing with regular lines
15. read: v. to compare words and understand them
16. swim: v. to move through water by using your legs and arms
17. take: v. to pick something up and hold it or carry it, to move something away
18. talk: v. to say things to someone
19. walk: v. to move forward by putting one foot in front of the other
20. watch: n. a small clock that you wear on your wrist; v. to keep looking at something carefully, compare: watch and see

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 1 Free time:

art, be, collect, detail, do, exercise, favorite, game, go, interest, like, listen, play, poem, read, swim, take, talk, walk, watch

It is good to __________ active and have a variety of interests. I __________ to do many __________ that __________ me. For example, I __________ coins and stamps. I also like to create __________, such as paintings and drawings. I also like to build model ships and airplanes with a lot of __________. I also joined a club where we __________ poetry. In the club, we __________ about each __________ we read. I also like to __________to music by my __________ band. I also __________ TV. I like physical activities as well. I like to __________. Sometimes I __________ a __________, or go for a __________. Sometimes I __________ a __________ of tennis with my friend.

/8 Listen/Read Page 17 Ex. 9c (CD1 Track 11)

Read the text and listen. Circle T (true) or F (false).

1. _____ Sarah, Caroline and Nadia are all 14 years old.
2. _____ They don’t study languages.
3. _____ All the clubs meet after school.
4. _____ Caroline plays the trombone in the orchestra.
5. _____ Sarah is in a sailing club.
6. _____ The girls’ parents organize all the school clubs.
7. _____ Their parents have to pay extra for the clubs.
8. _____ There is a photography club at the school.

/2 Listen/Read Page 17 Ex. 9d

1. How is this school similar to yours?

____________________________________________

2. How is this school different from yours?

____________________________________________

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 Year 7 Unit 2: Helping other people
Are you a volunteer?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about volunteer activities, and they will talk about activities happening now, housework, arranging to meet and making plans.

Students will study present continuous for activities happening now. They will also study the difference between present simple and present continuous.

Student Book pages 14-21

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about volunteering at the hospital, and a photo story about giving help.

Writing: Students will write about organizing a party.

Speaking: Students will talk about housework, and about arranging to meet people, and making plans.

Listening: Students will listen to a radio interview about a volunteer in Africa.

Grammar: Students will study present continuous for activities happening now. They will also study the difference between present simple and present continuous.

Vocabulary: M1 Unit 2 Helping other people
aid, care, donate, help/assist, hope, hunger, join, offer, permanent, poverty, problem, provide/give, starve, suffer, sympathy, team, temporary, trouble, volunteer, willing

TOEFL
eager, expertise, increment, indefatigable, itinerant, jargon, necessary, procrastinate, role, solution

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 18 and 22.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 21.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 2: Helping other people

1. aid: v. to help someone, especially in the form of money, food, equipment, etc.; same meaning: assist
2. care: v. to feel interested in or worry about someone or something; looking after a person or thing
3. donate: v. to give something to a person or an organization that needs help
4. help/assist: v. to do something for someone; n. someone or something that makes things easier or better for someone else
5. hope: v. to want something to happen and to think it probably will happen; n. someone or something that could make everything happen as you want it to
6. hunger: n. the feeling of wanting or needing to eat
7. join: v. to become a member of a group; to connect or fasten things together, to come together; meet; to go and do something together with someone else
8. offer: v. to let someone know you are willing to help them or give them something
9. permanent: adj. continuing for a long time or for always
10. poverty: n. when someone is poor
11. problem: n. a difficult situation or person that you must deal with
12. provide/give: v. to give something to someone
13. starve: v. to die of hunger
14. suffer: v. to be in pain or trouble
15. sympathy: n. a feeling of understanding and support for someone's hurt or unhappiness
16. team: n. a group of people who play games against other groups; a group that works together on something
17. temporary: adj. existing or happening for a short time only; compare: permanent
18. trouble: n. difficulty, worry, sadness, or pain
19. volunteer: n. a person who offers to do something without being paid and without having to do it
20. willing: adj. being ready or having a desire to

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 2 Helping other people:

aid, care, donate, help/assist, hope, hunger, join, offer, permanent, poverty, problem, provide/give, starve, suffer, sympathy, team, temporary, trouble, volunteer, willing

In countries where __________ is a __________, many people __________ every year because they do not have enough food. Sometimes, people feel __________ for the people who __________ . They __________ to __________ money to help end __________. Humanitarian organizations provide __________ to people who are in __________ and need __________. Sometimes, people who __________ are __________ to __________ a __________ group. Their __________ is sent to __________ assistance and give the people __________ for a better future. However, sometimes, humanitarian organizations can only give __________ relief. What people really need is a __________ solution to their problems.

/2 Listen/Read Page 18 Ex. 1b (CD1 Track 12)

1. Look at the photos. How old do you think Mike is?
____________________________________________
2. Where is he and what is he doing?
____________________________________________

/5 Listen/Read Page 18 Ex. 1c

Read the text and listen. Circle T (true) or F (false).

1. _____ Mike usually lives in England.
2. _____ Mike is training to become a doctor.
3. _____ Mike is unhappy because he doesn’t get paid.
4. _____ Mike is living in a house with five other people.
5. _____ Mike wants to go home when he finishes his work.

/4 Listen/Read Page 18 Ex. 1d

Answer the questions.

1. Why does Mike like what he is doing?
____________________________________________
2. Say three places in the world where you would like to work as a volunteer.
_____ _____ _____
3. Give an example of:
a) What volunteer work would you like to do.
____________________________________________
b) What volunteer work would you not like to do.
____________________________________________

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Year 7 Unit 3: Who is your hero?
Who is your hero?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about heroes. They will talk about past events and they will talk about when and where they were born.

Students will study past simple, the verb to be, and regular verbs; positive and negative. They will also study was born and were born.

Student Book pages 24-31

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about Erin Brockovich, and other texts about famous heroes.

Writing: Students will write about a famous hero.

Speaking: Students will talk about the past, when and where they were born; and they will also talk about their heroes.

Listening: Students will listen to a presentation about a hero.

Grammar: Students will study past simple, the verb to be, and regular verbs; positive and negative. They will also study was born and were born.

Vocabulary: M1 Unit 3 Who is your hero
afraid, because, brave, conflict, duty, famous, fear, forget, frighten, hero, history, honor, intense, memory, refuse, remember, risk, statue, surrender, wise

TOEFL
altruistic, brave, characteristic, honor, impressive, moral, oppose, overcome, popular, successful

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 26 and 30.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 29 and 31.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.


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M1 Unit 3 Who is your hero

1. afraid: adj. feeling fear; compare: scared
2. because: prep. for the reason that
3. brave: adj. not afraid or not showing fear
4. conflict: n. a fight or argument; v. to not be the same
5. duty: n. something you must do because it is right
6. famous: adj. known about and admired by a lot of people
7. fear: n. the feeling of being worried or afraid if something bad has happened or is going to happen
8. forget: v. to not remember something
9. frighten: v. to make someone afraid
10. hero: n. a man who does something that is very good or very brave; a person you admire
11. history: n. things that happened in the past; the study of things that happened in the past
12. honor: v. to obey; to show respect for; n. an award or special recognition
13. intense: adj. very strong; extremely serious
14. memory: n. the ability to remember things, something that you can remember from the past
15. refuse: v. to say firmly that you are not willing to accept or do something
16. remember: v. to keep something or someone in your mind; opposite, forget
17. risk: n. to put something in a situation where it could be lost, damaged, or harmed
18. statue: n. a figure of a person, animal, etc.; made of stone, metal, or wood
19. surrender: v. to stop fighting because you know that you cannot win
20. wise: adj. a wise person is able to understand things and make the right decision

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 3 Who is your hero:

afraid, because, brave, conflict, duty, famous, fear, forget, frighten, hero, history, honor, intense, memory, refuse, remember, risk, statue, surrender, wise

Every country has __________ people from __________ that they want to __________. Some famous people were very __________, and knew how to help their country to prosper and live peacefully. Other famous people were very __________, and helped their country during a __________ __________, such as a war. Every __________must be willing to __________ feeling __________. But they must ignore the feelings of __________. They must not let the situation __________ them __________ they must __________ to __________. If they keep their focus on their __________ and their __________ to other people, people will never __________ them. They might even have a __________ built in __________ of them.

/1 Listen/Read Page 26 Ex. 1c

1. Do you think the people in Hinkley were happy with the result of the law case?
____________________________________________

/1 Listen/Read Page 26 Ex. 1a (CD1 Track 19)

1. Why is this woman is a hero for some people?
____________________________________________

/6 Listen/Read Page 26 Ex. 1b

Read the text and listen. Answer the questions.

1. What was Erin’s job at the law company?
____________________________________________
2. Why did Erin look for more information about Hinkley?
____________________________________________
3. Where did the sick people in Hinkley live?
____________________________________________
4. Why did Erin think the people were sick?
____________________________________________
5. How much money did Pacific Gas and Electric pay to people in Hinkley?
____________________________________________
6. What does Erin Brockovich do now?
____________________________________________

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 Year 7 Unit 4: Making friends
Who are your friends?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about friendships. They will learn to ask about the past, and retell stories.

Students will study past simple; regular and irregular verbs, questions and short answers.

Student Book pages 32-39

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading:
Students will read about a friendship that changed the world, and a photo story about being polite.

Writing: Students will write about their friends.

Speaking: Students will ask about the past and retell stories.

Listening: Students will listen to a television story; and the song, “You’ve got a friend in me.”

Grammar: Students will study past simple; regular and irregular verbs, questions and short answers.

Vocabulary: M1 Unit 4 Making Friends
champion, cheat, cheer, compete, congratulate, crowd, event, fair, fast, goal, jump, kick, prize, race, reach, run, shout, sport, try, win

TOEFL
assume, behavior, characteristic, critical, different, harmony, opinion, reflects, similar, unusual

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 32 and 36.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 34.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 4: Making friends

1. champion: n. a person who is the best at a sport or a game, etc.
2. cheat: v. to get something by a trick; to use a trick to steal from someone
3. cheer: v. to shout when you are excited; n. a shout of happiness or support
4. compete: v. to try to win a race, prize, etc.
5. congratulate: v. to say you are pleased for someone about a happy event
6. crowd: n. a large number of people; to come together in a large group
7. event: n. something that happens, often something important or unusual
8. fair: adj. equal for everyone; opposite: unfair; good, but not very good; a place where people go and pay money to ride rides and play games
9. fast: adj. moving, happening, or done quickly; opposite: slow
10. goal: n. something that you want to do, when you score a point in football
11. jump: v. to push yourself up in the air or over something using your legs; to move suddenly because of fear or surprise
12. kick: v. to hit someone or something with your foot, to move your legs strongly, a quick hard hit with your foot
13. prize: n. something that you win in a game, race, or competition
14. race: n. a competition to see who can run, swim, walk, etc. fastest
15. reach: v. to get to a place or arrive at a place, to stretch out your hand
16. run: v. to move very quickly by moving your legs; to go from one place to another at regular times, to control a company, organization etc.
17. shout: v. to speak in a loud voice
18. sport: n. a game or competition that you play by using your body, such as tennis or football
19. try: v. to attempt to do something, to test something to see if you like it; an attempt
20. win: v. to be best or first in a competition; to be given something because you have done well in a competition

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 4 Making Friends:

champion, cheat, cheer, compete, congratulate, crowd, event, fair, fast, goal, jump, kick, prize, race, reach, run, shout, sport, try, win

My favourite __________ is soccer, and last year, my team was able to __________ in the final __________. The championship was within our __________, but the other team really wanted to __________. The other team players were not __________, so they decided to __________ to win. Then I got the ball. I knew I had to __________ to __________ as __________ as I could. As I began to __________ down the field with the ball, my teammates began to __________ my name. I was able to __________ the ball into the __________ . The __________ began to __________ and __________. The coach came up to __________ me. He told me I was a __________, and that my team had won the national __________.

/2 Listen/Read Page 32 Ex. 1b (CD1 Track 26)

Read about two athletes at a World Championship.

1. What nationalities were the two men? ____________________________________________
2. What was their sport? ____________________________________________

/5 Listen/Read Page 32 Ex. 1c

Read the text and listen. Put the pictures in the correct order. Write numbers A-E in the blanks.

1. _____ 2. _____ 3. _____ 4. _____ 5. _____

/4 Listen/Read Page 33 Ex. 1d

Answer the questions.

1. Why didn’t the American and Chinese players talk?
____________________________________________
2. Why did Cowan get on the Chinese team bus?
____________________________________________
3. Why didn’t Cowan give Zedong a present immediately?
____________________________________________
4. Why were there reporters at the hotel when the bus arrived?
____________________________________________

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Year 7 Unit 5: Successful people
What is the meaning of success?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about the meaning of success. They will talk about obligations, describe job requirements and talk about people and their jobs.

Students will study have to and don’t have to.

Student Book pages 42-49

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read articles about the meaning of success, teenagers earning money, and following a dream.

Writing: Students will write about their future jobs and careers.

Speaking: Students will talk about obligations and job requirements.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about success and descriptions of future jobs.

Grammar: Students will study have to and don’t have to.

Vocabulary: Year 7 Unit 5: Successful people
award, chance, effort, important, influence, luck, money, poor, power, reason, receive, respect, retire, rich, story, succeed, value, way, wealth, work, worth

TOEFL
ability, advise, capable, confident, development, excellent, motivation, opportunity, progress, successful

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 40 and 43.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 42 and 45.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 5: Successful people

1 award: n. a prize given for doing something well; v. to give someone an award
2. chance: n. an opportunity that you use to do something; when something happens that has not been planned; when it is possible that something will happen
3. effort: n. the physical or mental energy that you need to do something
4. important: adj. very useful or valuable
5. influence: v. to have the power to change
6. luck: n. good and bad things that happen by chance, especially good things
7. money: n. coins and paper notes with a fixed value used for buying and selling things
8. poor: adj. not having very much money, compare, rich, wealthy; adj. not of a good standard
9. power: n. control over people or a place, the right or authority to do something; energy that is used to make a machine work
10. reason: n. the cause for a belief or act; purpose; something that explains
11. receive: v. to get something or be given something
12. respect: v. when you admire someone and treat them well, a way
13. retire: v. to stop work because of old age
14. rich: adj. having a lot of money, opposite: poor
15. story: n. a description of a set of events that can be real or imaginary
16. succeed: v. to do what you have tried to do; opposite: fail
17. value: n. the amount that something is worth; v. to think something is worth a lot
18. way: n. a path on land or sea or in the air; how something is done; method
19. wealth: n. a large amount of money and things that you own
20. work: v. to be busy doing an activity, to do a job that you get paid for, to move or go properly; to succeed, to make something move or go properly
21. worth: n. to have a certain value

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 5 Successful people:

award, chance, credit, economy, gain, influence, lack, manufacture, money, partner, persuade, power, profit, respect, retire, rich, succeed, value, wealth, work

Sometimes the __________ is bad, and people __________ opportunities to find __________. Some people have to live on __________ because they cannot afford to pay their expenses. I wanted to __________ in life. I decided to take a __________ and start my own business. I found a business __________ and I went to a bank to __________ them to loan me some __________ to start my business. I wanted to __________ new cars. I began to sell the cars for a good __________, and the __________ of my business increased. I began to __________ a lot of __________ and began to have a lot of __________ over other people, and __________ to do whatever I wanted. I became a __________ and decided to __________ and relax at home. I earned the __________ of the community, and they gave me a special __________.

/1 Listen/Read Page 40 Ex. 1c (CD1 Track 32)

1. Find three things that can mean ‘success.’
_____ _____ ______________

/8 Listen/Read Page 40 Ex. 1d

What do you think success means? Tick (/) the things that you think are necessary for someone to be ‘successful’.

a. _____ being famous
b. _____ being happy
c. _____ having lots of money
d. _____ being respected
e. _____ being intelligent
f. _____ doing what you want to do
g. _____ being good at what you do
h. _____ enjoying your life

/1 Listen/Read Page 40 Ex. 1d

Think of someone you know who is successful but not famous. In what ways is this person successful?
____________________________________________

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Year 7 Unit 6: Eat for life
What do you like to eat?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about food. They will talk about food and fitness, and good places to eat.

Students will study countable and uncountable nouns; a/an, some/any, much and many.

Student Book pages 50-57

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about healthy lifestyles and a photo story about ice cream.

Writing: Students will write about food and fitness.

Speaking: Students will speak about food and fitness, and good places to eat.

Listening: Students will listen to a dialogue that takes place in a school canteen.

Grammar: Students will study countable and uncountable nouns; a/an, some/any, much and many.

Vocabulary: Year 7 Unit 6: Eat for life
boil, burn, can, close, cook, cut, drink, eat, empty, extraordinary, feel, fill, finish, fix, freeze, fresh, full, heat, make, open

TOEFL
combine, comparison, consistency, consume, essential, prefer, process, pure, research, suggest, traditional

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 46 and 50.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 47.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 6: Eat for life

1. boil: v. to make a liquid so hot that it makes steam; to become very hot and make steam; to cook food in water
2. burn: v. to damage something or hurt someone with fire or heat; to produce heat and flames; a wound or mark caused by fire or by touching something hot
3. can: v. to be able to do something; n. a container made of metal; compare: box
4. close: adj. near; close to something; almost something; v. to shut something up; to stop being opened for business; opposite, open
5. coffee: n. a drink made from a brown powder from the seeds of the coffee plant
6. cook: v. to make food ready to eat by using heat; a person who prepares food to eat
7. cut: v. an opening or wound made by something sharp; a reduction in size, number or amount
8. drink: v. to take liquid into your mouth and swallow it; n. a liquid you can swallow
9. eat: v. to put food into your mouth and swallow it; to have a meal
10. empty: adj. with nothing inside; opposite, full
11. extraordinary: adj. very unusual or strange
12. feel: v. to have an emotion or a sensation
13. fill: v. to make something full, or to become full; opposite: empty
14. finish: v. to complete something or to stop doing something; to end; opposite: begin
15. fix: v. to repair something; to arrange an exact time, place, price, or limit
16. freeze: v. to become very cold and change from a liquid into a solid; to feel very cold
17. fresh: adj. (food) in good condition because it has been picked or prepared a short time ago; new and different
18. full: adj. containing as much as possible; opposite: empty; having had all you want to eat; complete or whole
19. heat: n. the feeling of something that is hot; v. to make something hot
20. make: v. to produce; to create; to build; to do something or to carry out an action; to cause to be or to become
21. open: adj. not shut, ready for business; opposite: closed; not surrounded by other things; v. to make something open; to become open; to begin business; opposite; close

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 6 Eat for life:

boil, burn, can, close, coffee, cut, drink, eat, empty, feel, fill, finish, fix, freeze, fresh, full, heat, make, open, weigh

Whenever my stomach is __________ I want some food! For breakfast, I always __________ some toast. Not really, I am just joking…I usually have some toast for breakfast. Sometimes I __________ a box of cereal and put it in a bowl with some milk. Then I __________ the cereal box up tight and put it away. After I finish breakfast, I sometimes __________ a cup of __________ and read the newspaper. For lunch, I usually __________ a sandwich. That is usually enough to __________ me up. If I do not __________ __________ after lunch, I might have an apple or a banana. For dinner, I sometimes __________ something __________. Other times, I just __________ up something from the refrigerator. Sometimes I prepare several meals at once. I __________ up some vegetables, or __________ some meat. Then I __________ the food so I __________ eat it later. I do not __________ very much, but I like to __________ a lot.

/1 Listening/Reading 46 Ex. 1a (CD1 Track 38)

1. Think of things that can help people live a long time. Read the text and listen.
____________________________________________

/4 Listen/Read Page 46 Ex. 1b

Answer the questions.

1 Does the writer give advice for your mind or your body?
____________________________________________
2. Why do the women in Okinawa live a long time?
____________________________________________
3. Why is seaweed good for you?
____________________________________________
4. Where does the fat come from in the Mediterranean diet?
____________________________________________

/2 Listen/Read Page 46 Ex. 1c

1. Do you know any people who are very old?
____________________________________________
2. Talk about their lifestyle and diet.
____________________________________________

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Year 7 Unit 8: We’re going on holiday
Do you like to travel?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about vacations. They will talk about making arrangements, and discuss holiday plans.

Students will study present continuous for future arrangements.

Student Book pages 68-75

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read about family holidays, a travel brochure about Cape Town, and a photo story about having fun.

Writing: Students will write about a good vacation spot.

Speaking: Students will talk about arrangements, and discuss holiday plans.

Listening: Students will listen to a radio program about family holidays and dialogues about holiday plans.

Grammar: Students will study present continuous for future arrangements.

Vocabulary: Year 7 Unit 8: We’re going on holiday
beauty, bring, coast, decide, hill, hotel, island, lake, mountain, ocean, river, sand, sea, stay, travel, trip, vacation, valley, visit, wave

TOEFL
depend, endure, experience, provide, soaked, sufficient, survive, terrible, universal, useful

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 60, 62 and 64.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 61 and 63.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 8: We’re going on holiday

1. beauty: n. when someone or something is attractive
2. bring: v. to take something or someone with you to a place
3. coast: n. the lands next to the sea
4. decide: v. to choose what to do
5. hill: n. a small mountain
6. hotel: n. a building where people can pay for a room to sleep in and for meals
7. island: n. a land area with water all around it
8. lake: n. a big area of water with land all round it, compare, pond
9. mountain: n. a part of the earth's surface that rises high above the area around it
10. ocean: n. a very large sea, such as the Atlantic Ocean
11. river: n. a line of water flowing across an area towards the sea
12. sand: n. very small grains of rock found next to the sea and in deserts
13. sea: n. a large area of salt water, usually part of an ocean
14. stay: v. to continue to be in a particular place, state, job etc.; to live somewhere as a guest for a short time
15. travel: v. to make a journey from one place to another, to move from one place or person to another
16. trip: n. a short journey, to hit your foot against something while you are walking or running so that you fall or nearly fall
17. vacation: n. a holiday from school or university
18. valley: n. the low land lying between two lines of hills or mountains, often with a river running through it
19. visit: v. to go and see a person or place
20. wave: n. one of the raised lines of water on the surface of the sea, that rise and fall; v. to move your hand or something from side to side

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 8 We're going on holiday:

beauty, bring, coast, decide, hill, hotel, island, lake, mountain, ocean, river, sand, sea, stay, travel, trip, vacation, valley, visit, wave

It is time to plan my __________. I think I want to take a __________ to enjoy the __________ of the __________,__________, and __________s. Perhaps I will __________ a tropical __________ in the __________, and __________ in a nice __________. Or perhaps I could go camping. I could climb a __________ or a __________, or __________ down a __________ in a canoe. Perhaps I could go swimming in a beautiful __________ in the middle of a peaceful scenic __________. Once I __________ where I want to go I will have to pack what I want to __________.

/10 Listen/Read Page 61 Ex. 1a (CD2 Track 3)

Listen to Sara talking to her friend, Anna, about her holiday plans. Complete the dialogue with the correct present continuous forms.

Sara: Hey, Anna! How's your day going?
Anna: Good! My mum and I are planning the family holiday. Sara: Excellent! Where are you going?
Anna: Well, listen to this! We're' to Thailand!
Sara: Wow! Really? When?
Anna: In two months' time. We're 2_____ on 8 May.
Sara: How are you getting there?
Anna: First we're 3_____ Bangkok.
Sara: Oh. And are you 4_____ in Bangkok?
Anna: Oh no! We're 5_____ on to Chang Mai. And ... this is the best bit! We're 6_____ some work at the elephant conservation center!
Sara: Amazing! What are you 7_____ there?
Anna: We're 8_____ after the elephants. We're 9_____ things like washing them and cleaning their feet.
Sara: It sounds brilliant! Are all your family 7_____ with you? Anna: Yes! But it's a bit expensive. Dad almost fainted when he heard how much we're paying.

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 Year 7 Unit 9: It’ll never happen
What will happen in the future?

Students will read text and listen to audio about future predictions. They will make future predictions, and talk about their lives in the future.

Students will study will and won’t for making future predictions.

Student Book pages 60-67

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: The students will read an article about incorrect future predictions

Writing: Students will write about what they think will happen in the future.

Speaking: Students will make predictions about their own future.

Listening: Students will listen to some predictions about the future, and a song, “When I’m sixty-four.”

Grammar: Students will study will and won’t for making future predictions.

Vocabulary: Year 7 Unit 9
It’ll never happen: astronaut, astronomy, base, colony, command, discover, explore, future, happen, launch, moon, orbit, planet, predict, rocket, space, star, surface, telescope, universe

TOEFL
abdicate, affluent, compensation, concede, fictitious, longevity, ostracize, panacea, retribution, zenith

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 68 and 72.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 70 and 73.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 9: It’ll never happen

1. astronaut: n. a person who travels in space
2. astronomy: n. a scientific study of the stars and planets
3. base: n. the bottom of something or the part something stands on; the main place where an organization is controlled; base something on something, v. to use information or facts as a point for developing an idea, planned, etc.
4. colony: n. a country that is under the control of another country
5. command: v. to order someone to do something; to give orders to people; n. an order given to someone; control of a group of people or a situation
6. discover: v. to find something, or learn something for the first time
7. explore: v. to find out about a place by travelling through it
8. future: n. the time that will come or things that have not happened yet
9. happen: v. if an event or situation happens, it starts to exist and continues for a period of time
10. launch: v. to send off a ship or fire a rocket; to start a project or campaign
11. moon: n. the large round object that shines in the sky at night; compare: sun
12. orbit: n. the path of one thing moving around another in space
13. planet: n. one of the large objects in space that go round the sun or a star
14. predict: v. to say what is going to happen before it happens
15. rocket: n. a device shaped like a tube that moves through air or space by burning gases and letting them escape from the back or bottom, sometimes used as a weapon
16. space: n. an empty area that can be used, the empty area that surrounds the sun, the earth, etc.
17. star: n. a small point of light that can be seen in the sky at night; a famous actor, singer, sportsperson, etc.; a shape with five or six points; v. to act as the most important
18. surface: n. the outside or top part of something
19. telescope: n. an instrument you look through that makes things that are far away seem larger or nearer
20. universe: n. all of the stars and planets in space

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 9 It'll never happen:

astronaut, astronomy, base, colony, command, discover, explore, future, happen, launch, moon, orbit, planet, predict, rocket, space, star, surface, telescope, universe

In the __________, anything could happen. Scientists __________ that people will build a __________ that will __________ around the __________, or perhaps down on the __________. NASA will __________ a __________ on a mission to outer __________ . NASA will __________ the __________ to __________ the universe. He will use a __________ and his knowledge of __________ to __________ a __________ or a __________ where Earth can build a __________ on a new world where people from earth can be happy.

/ Listen/Read Page 68 Ex. 1a (CD2 Track 8)

Look at the predictions for the future. Match the predictions with the people in the pictures.

/5 Listen/Read Page 69 Ex. 2c

Complete the dialogue with will or won’t and a verb from these words: stay, go, find, give, be, get, help

Clara: Oh. Pete, its the Math test tomorrow! I hate Math. I’m sure I _____ get the answers right!
Pete: Don’t worry, you _____ fine! You got a good result in your last test.
Clara: Yes, but this is more difficult. I really don’t feel well. Maybe I 1_____ to school tomorrow. I 2 _____ in bed all day.
Pete: That 3 _____ you. The teacher 4 _____ you take the test later.
Clara: You’re right. But what can I do?
Pete: Look, why don’t I come round to your place this afternoon after school? We can look at the Maths together. You 5 _____ it’s not so difficult.
Clara: Oh, thanks, Pete.

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Year 7 Unit 10: Don’t give up
What is the weather like today?

Students will listen to audio about survival and weather. They will learn to describe actions and weather.
They will learn about surviving in certain situations.

Students will study too + adjective and adverbs.

Student Book pages 86-93

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about jungle survival, and a photo story about running for exercise.

Writing: Students will write advice for a friend in weather situations.

Speaking: Students will describe the weather and speak about famous athletes.

Listening: Students will listen to a weather forecast and audio about the life of Hermann Maier.

Grammar: Students will study too + adjective and adverbs.

Vocabulary: Year 7 Unit 10: Don’t give up
atmosphere, better, blow, calm, dry, fog, gentle, lightning, nice, rain, shine, snow, storm, sun, temperature, terrible, weather, wet, wind, worse

Extra: bad, best, good, great, hot, warm, cold, cool,
Season, spring, summer, autumn, winter cloud,

TOEFL
accept, advice, compete, confident, congratulations, consider, impressive, motivation, nervous, perfectly

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 74, 75 and 78.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 76.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 10: Don’t give up

1. atmosphere: n. a feeling that place or group of people give you; the air that surrounds the earth
2. better: adj. the comparative of good or well; not as ill as before
3. blow: v. to move with force, as in the air
4. calm: adj. quiet and peaceful
5. dry: adj. having no water in or on something; without any rain
6. fog: n. a thick cloud close to the ground that makes it difficult to see; compare: mist
7. gentle: adj. careful not to hurt or damage anyone or anything; not loud, strong, or rough
8. lightning: n. electricity that comes down from clouds during a thunder storm
9. nice: adj. pleasant
10. rain: n. drops of water fall from clouds in the sky; rain
11. shine: v. to produce light, to look bright and smooth, to point a light towards a place or direction
12. snow: n. soft white pieces of frozen water that fall from the sky and cover the ground when it is cold
13. storm: n. a time of bad weather when there is a lot of wind and rain
14. sun: n. the large ball of fire in the sky that gives light and heat; compare, moon; the light and heat from the sun
15. temperature: n. the amount of heat or cold in degrees
16. terrible: adj. very bad or unpleasant
17. weather: n. the state of the wind, rain, sunshine, etc.
18. wet: adj. covered with or containing liquid; with a lot of rain; v. to make something wet; opposite: dry
19. wind: n. to twist something around something else, to bend and turn; air that blows naturally
20. worse: adj. not as good as something else that is bad

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 10 Don’t give up:

atmosphere, better, blow, calm, dry, fog, gentle, lightning, nice, rain, shine, snow, storm, sun, temperature, terrible, weather, wet, wind, worse

My name is Skip and here is the Year-Long __________ Report.

For spring the __________ will be warm. There will be a lot of __________, so take your umbrella so you don’t get __________. Be careful when you drive in the morning, because there will be a lot of __________. It might be hard for you to see where you are going.

During the summer, we expect the __________ to __________ brightly every day. The weather will usually be very hot and __________. But sometimes there might be a __________ with a lot of thunder and __________ in the late afternoons and evenings.

In the autumn, the weather will be much __________. It will be very nice and pleasant. It will be cool and __________, and a soft, __________ __________ will __________ from the north. I think the weather in autumn is very __________. This is my favourite time of the year…

In the winter, the weather will get __________. The cold air will cause water in the upper __________ to turn into ____. The weather will be __________…not pleasant at all. Then we will have to wait for spring to come again until the weather gets better.

/1 Listening/Reading Page 74 Ex. 1b

Read the text. Why was the river important to Juliane?

1. ____________________________________________

/4 Listening/Reading Page 75 Ex. 1d (CD2 Track 14)

Read the text and listen. Complete the sentences with words from the text.

1. Rain can fall h _____
2. Juliane fell through the air q ____________________.
3. She walked s _____ along the river.
4. If you arrive somewhere without any problems, you arrive s ____________________.

/2 Listening/Reading Page 75 Ex. 1e

Discuss in class.

1 Would you like to see the film Wings of Hope? Why or why not?
____________________________________________
2 Why do you think Werner Herzog wants to make a film?
____________________________________________

/3 Listen/Read Page 75 Ex. 2a

Use too + adjective to complete the sentences.

1. There was fruit on some trees, but she didn’t eat it because she knew it was _____ dangerous.
2. At night she stopped to sleep because it was _____ dark to walk.
3. She swam in the river because the water was _____ deep to walk in.

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Year 7 Unit 13: Travelers’ tales
What country is the best place to visit?

Students will read text and listen to audio about customs around the world. Students will give tourist advice, and learn to describe people.

Students will study should/shouldn’t, and What is it like?

Student Book pages 114-121

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read about British culture, and a story about Ulysses.

Writing: Students will write travel advice for tourists.

Speaking: Students will learn to describe people.

Listening: Students will listen to information about different customs around the world.

Grammar: Students will study should/shouldn’t, and What is it like?

Vocabulary: Year 7 Unit 13: Travelers tales
arrive, camp, cancel, customs, delay, direction, distance, east, guide, leave, map, north, passport, path, postpone, return, south, visa, warn, west

TOEFL
availability, bungalow, conditions, describe, ephemeral, extremely, impressive, ridiculous, stressful, unique

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 82 and 86.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 98 and 99.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 7 Unit 13: Travelers’ tales

1. arrive: v. to get to a place; opposite, leave
2. camp: n. a place where people live for a short time; v. to live in a tent for a short time
3. cancel: v. to stop an event from happening
4. customs: n. taxes on imports
5. delay: n. a time of waiting before something can happen; v. to make something late
6. direction: n. the way that someone or something is going or pointing
7. distance: n. the amount of space between two places
8. east: n. the direction from which the sun comes up in the morning; east wind a wind that comes from the east
9. guide: v. to lead someone somewhere
10. leave: v. to go away from a place or person, to put something in a place, to let a thing stay in a particular place or state; compare: forget
11. map: n. a picture of the earth's surface or a part of it
12. north: n. the direction that is on the left when you look towards the rising sun
13. passport: n. a small book with a photo and facts about you that you need when you travel to another country
14. path: n. a track for walking on
15. postpone: v. to delay action until a later time
16. return: v. to come or go back to a place, to give something back
17. south: n. the direction that is on the right when you compare, the sun in the morning; in or towards the south
18. visa: n. an official mark that is put on your passport, that allows you to enter or leave another country
19. warn: v. to tell someone about a possible problem or danger
20. west: n. the direction in which the sun goes down

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M1 Unit 13 Travelers’ tales:

arrive, camp, cancel, customs, delay, direction, distance, east, guide, leave, map, north, passport, path, postpone, return, south, visa, warn, west

I like to __________ out. I looked carefully at my world __________ and decided to head __________ to Nepal. I intended to climb Mount Everest and camp out at the summit. My parents asked me to __________ my trip. They tried to __________ me about what a dangerous place Mount Everest was. But I told them I was not willing to __________ my trip, and I promised to __________ soon. After a __________ at the airport, I was very happy to __________ in Nepal. As I went through Immigration, I took out my __________ to get my __________ stamp. Then I collected my baggage and I went through __________. I met my Sherpa __________ and we started going up the __________ to Mount Everest. However, we were travelling in the wrong __________. It was a shame to travel all that long __________ and then have to __________ without climbing Mount Everest.

/6 Grammar Page 97 Ex. 2c

Complete the dialogues with should or should not and one of these verbs: go, watch, wear

1. Steve: I don’t know which jacket to wear.
Paul: The white one’s great. I think you _____ wear that one.
2. Jane: There’s a program about Japan on TV tonight.
Tim: Really? Then I _____ it. I’m doing a project on Japan.
3. Alex: My eyes really hurt. _____ I _____ to the doctor?
Father: No, but you _____ television so much, Alex.
4. Amy: I’m tired.
Lucy: Me too. It’s nearly 11:30. I think we _____ to bed.
5. Anna: What do you think? _____ I _____ jeans to the party this evening?
Carol: No, everybody’s wearing party clothes. You _____ your long dress.
6. Peter: Mum, I feel awful this morning.
Mother: Yes, you look ill. Perhaps you _____ to school today.

/3 Listen/Read Page 101 Ex. 11a

Jill’s e-pal Mathilde. is visiting Britain in March. Read Jill’s email and match the topics with the paragraphs.

_____ a. Things that Mathilde should/shouldn’t do in Britain.
_____ b. Things that Mathilde should take to Britain.
_____ c. British people.

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 Year 8 Unit 1: Great idea!
What is the greatest invention in history?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about famous inventions. They will talk about past activities and they will also discuss music.

Students will study past continuous and compare past continuous with past simple. They will learn to use when and while.

Student Book pages 6-13

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read articles about famous inventors, an article about becoming an inventor, and the history of listening to music.

Writing: Students will write about inventors and their inventions.

Speaking: Students will describe past activities and discuss the music that they like.

Listening: Students will listen to a science fiction story.

Grammar: Students will study past continuous and compare past continuous with past simple. They will learn to use when and while.

Vocabulary: Year 8 Unit 1: Great idea!
camera, clock, device, electricity, engineer, fan, idea, model, object, possible, property, radar, radio, satellite, system, technical, telephone, tool, version, wheel

TOEFL
device, expensive, innovation, nowadays, option, possible, produce, quality, reliable, technological

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 12, 15 and 16.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 15.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 1: Great idea!

1. camera: n. a piece of equipment for taking pictures
2. clock: n. a device that measures and shows time
3. device: n. a piece of equipment or tool that you use for a particular purpose
4. electricity: n. power sent through wires that is used for lighting, heating, and making machines work
5. engineer: n. a person who is trained to plan and build machines, roads, bridges, etc.
6. fan: n. an instrument for moving air around to make you less hot; someone who likes a particular team
7. idea: n. a thought or plan that you form in your mind
8. model: n. a small copy of something, a person who wears new clothes at special shows or for photographs to advertise them; to do the job of wearing new clothes to advertise them; a model car, plane, train, etc.
9. object: n. a thing that you can see or touch, a purpose, a word used in grammar to describe the person or thing that usually follows the verb
10. possible: adj. able to be done, happen, or exist; opposite: impossible
11. property: n. something that someone owns, land or buildings
12. radar: n. a way using radio waves to find the position of ships and planes
13. radio: n. the system of sending and receiving signals or sounds through the air without wires
14. satellite: n. an object sent into space to receive signals from one part of the world and send them to another
15. system: n. a group of things or ideas working together in one arrangement
16. technical: adj. relating to the practical skills, knowledge, etc.; used in science and industry
17. telephone: n. (also phone) a device used to speak to someone far away; v. to speak to someone by telephone
18. tool: n. an instrument that helps you to do special jobs such as building or repairing something
19. version: n. someone's description of what happened, one type of a product that has been improved over time
20. wheel: n. one of the round things on a vehicle that turns around so that the vehicle can move

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

Year 8 Unit 1 Great idea!:

camera, clock, device, electricity, engineer, fan, idea, model, object, possible, property, radar, radio, satellite, system, technical, telephone, tool, version, wheel

The __________ I am holding here is a new portable __________ from Apple. It is the most amazing thing since the invention of the __________. This new __________ is the latest __________ of an old __________ . It has a __________ to take photos, a __________ to tell the time, a __________ to listen to music, and a __________ to keep you cool. It also has __________ to detect airplanes, and of course, it has a __________. It is powered by __________, and the operating __________ can connect to a __________ in outer space. It is so expensive you will probably have to sell all of your __________ to buy it. However, if you need __________ support, you will have to speak with an Apple __________. It is not __________ to repair this gadget without a special __________.

/5 Listen/Read Page 12 Ex. 1a (CD1 Track 5)

Who invented the following things?

1. chewing gum: ____________________
2. roller skates: ____________________
3. the mouse trap: ____________________
4. the dishwasher: ____________________
5. windscreen wipers: ____________________

/1 Listen/Read Page 12 Ex. 1b

What did each person invent?
____________________________________________

/4 Listen/Read Page 12 Ex. 1d
Listen and answer the questions.

1. What happened when Thomas put rubber in his mouth?
____________________________________________
2. What did James Henry Atkinson do with his idea?
____________________________________________
3. Who bought Josephine Cochran’s invention first?
____________________________________________
4. Why did the Dutchman get impatient?
____________________________________________

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 Year 8 Unit 2: He ran faster.
What is your favorite sport?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about sports activities. Students will talk about sports and learn to make comparisons and apologize for mistakes.

Students will study comparative and superlative adjectives, intensifiers with comparatives, not as…as…, and adverbs in comparative adverbs.

Student Book pages 18-25

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading:
Students will read a sports article about Australian champions and a photo story about America.

Writing: Students will write about a sports event.

Speaking: Students will make comparisons, learn to make apologies and to talk about sports.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about Olympic medalists.

Grammar: Students will study comparative and superlative adjectives, intensifiers with comparatives, not as…as…, as well as adverbs and comparative and verbs.

Vocabulary: Year 8 Unit 2: He ran faster.
art, be, collect, detail, do, exercise, favorite, game, go, interest, like, listen, play, poem, read, swim, take, talk, walk, watch

TOEFL
accept, compete, consequences, continue, decision, definitely, extreme, fundamental, physical, potential

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 20 and 22.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 19 and 20.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 2: He ran faster.

1. art: n. the study of drawing and painting; an activity that you need skill to do; the arts, music, drama, painting, films, etc.
2. be: v. to show that something is happening now; used with other verbs to show that something happens to a person or thing; used to say that someone or something exists
3. collect: v. to gather things together; to come to take someone or something away
4. detail: n. one fact or piece of information about something
5. do: v. to perform an action or a job
6. exercise: v. physical activity that you do to stay strong; a set of questions that help students practice something
7. favorite: adj. liked best of all
8. game: n. a sport or activity that has rules, in which you play against another person or team in order to win
9. go: v. to move or travel somewhere
10. interest: n. a wish to know more about something; something you do or study because you enjoy it; same meaning: hobby; money that you earn by keeping money in the bank
11. like: v. to enjoy something, or think that someone or something is pleasant
12. listen: v. to try to hear
13. play: v. to take part in a game or sport; games and other activities done for fun; to make sounds on a musical instrument; to act as a character in a play or film; a story performed by actors; activity done for enjoyment
14. poem: n. a piece of writing with regular lines
15. read: v. to compare words and understand them
16. swim: v. to move through water by using your legs and arms
17. take: v. to put a hand or hands around something and hold it, often to move it to another place; to carry something; to seize; to capture
18. talk: v. to say things to someone
19. walk: v. to move forward by putting one foot in front of the other
20. watch: n. a small clock that you wear on your wrist; to keep looking at something carefully, compare: see

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

Year 8 Unit 2: He ran faster.:

art, be, collect, detail, do, exercise, favorite, game, go, interest, like, listen, play, poem, read, swim, take, talk, walk, watch

It is good to __________ active and have a variety of interests. I __________ to do many __________ that __________ me. For example, I __________ coins and stamps. I also like to create __________, such as paintings and drawings. I also like to build model ships and airplanes with a lot of tiny __________. I also joined a club where we __________ poetry. In the club, we __________ about each __________ we read. I also like to __________ to music by my __________ band. I also __________ TV. I like physical activities as well. I like to __________. Sometimes I __________ a __________, or go for a __________. Sometimes I __________ a __________ of tennis with my friend.

/6 Listen/Read Page 24 Ex. 13a

Harry’s teacher asked him to write a report about a sports event. Read Harry’s report and answer the questions.

1. What kind of event was it?

2. When and where was it?

3. How did the teams and players play?

4. Who scored the goals for Portugal?

5. What was the final score?

6. Did Harry have a good time? Why? Why not?

/3 Listen/Read Page 24 Ex. 13b

Read Harry’s report and match the topics 1-3 with the paragraphs. Write A, B and C in the boxes.

_____ 1. What happened at the event
_____ 2. Harry’s opinion of the event
_____ 3. General information about the event

/1 Listen/Read Page 26 Ex. 1a

1. Look at the photos and the title. How is Paris trying to solve its traffic problems? _________________________________

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Year 8 Unit 3: Our world
Do you care about the environment?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about natural resources, environmental problems, and conservation. They will discuss environmental problems and what they think will happen in the future. They will learn how they can have a positive impact on the environment.

Students will study will and won’t, may and might, and if/unless + first conditional.

Student Book pages 24-31

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading:
Students will read an article about the bicycle revolution and an article about water as a natural resource.

Writing: Students will write an article about the environment.

Speaking: Students will discuss environmental problems, predict future events and discuss using water responsibly.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about water as a natural resource, and the song, “Big Yellow Taxi.”

Grammar: Students will study will and won’t, may and might, and if/unless + first conditional.

Vocabulary: M2 Unit 3 Our world
affect, air, become, chemicals, concern, danger, earth, effect, environment, field, land, nature, observe, pollute, remain, result, save, situation, sky, world

TOEFL
adapt, adaptation, climatic, conservation, depletion, environment, exist, gradually, habitat, species

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on page 26.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 27.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 3: Our world

1. affect: v. to produce a change in someone or something
2. air: n. the gas surrounding the earth
3. become: v. to begin to be
4. chemicals: n. a substance made by or used in chemistry
5. concern: n. to affect or involve someone; to be about someone or something; to worry someone
6. danger: n. a situation or something that can cause harm
7. earth: n. the world in which we live; the substance on the ground in which plants can grow; compare: soil
8. effect: n. a result
9. environment: n. the world of land, sea, and air that you live in; the conditions of the society around you
10. field: n. a piece of ground with a fence or wall round it for growing crops or keeping animals
11. land: n. an area of ground, especially used for buildings or farming; the dry part of the earth not covered by the sea; a country
12. nature: n. the world and everything in it that people have not made, for example weather, plants, and animals; the character of a person or thing
13. observe: v. to watch someone or something carefully
14. pollute: v. to make the air, water, or soil dirty or dangerous by adding harmful substances
15. remain: v. to stay
16. result: v. something that happens or exists because of another thing
17. save: v. to make someone or something safe from danger or harm; to keep something to use later; to use less of something so that you do not waste it
18. situation: n. the things that are happening at a particular time and place
19. sky: n. the space above the earth where the sun, moon, and stars are
20. world: n. the planet we live on; everyone; a particular area of activity or work

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

Year 8 Unit 3: Our world:

affect, air, become, chemicals, concern, danger, earth, effect, environment, field, land, nature, observe, pollute, remain, result, save, situation, sky, world

These days, there is a lot of __________ about the way people __________ the __________. They continue to __________ the __________, cover the __________ with litter, and contaminate the water with __________, and the __________ has been a disaster. The __________ on __________ has been terrible, and the __________ in the world __________ only __________ worse. Unless people __________ better rules and practices, the __________ to the planet will __________. People must work to __________ the __________, or our children __________ never enjoy a picnic in a beautiful __________ under a bright __________ sky.

/6 Listen/Read Page 26 Ex. 1b (CD1 Track 14)

Read the text and listen. Match the two parts of the sentences.

_____ 1. In 2007, politicians in Paris
_____ 2. People only have to pay
_____ 3. At more than 1,450 bicycle stations,
_____ 4. Some people
_____ 5. Politicians think the Velib scheme
_____ 6. If we don’t change the situation,

a. if they use the bike for more than an hour.
b. still use cars to travel across the city.
c. might help to make the air in Paris cleaner.
d. people can’
e. the problem of pollution will get bigger.
f. started a scheme to reduce pollution in the city.

/2 Listen/Read Page 26 Ex. 1c

1. What do you think of bicycle schemes for big cities?
____________________________________________
2. Are there any schemes to reduce pollution in your city?
____________________________________________

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 Year 8 Unit 4: Holiday or vacation?
Do you like to travel?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about vacations. They will talk about recent holiday events.

Students will study question tags, present perfect, and just/already/yet.

Student Book pages 32-39

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read about free wireless Internet, and a photo story about a new girl at school.

Writing: Students will write about a holiday.

Speaking: Students will check information, ask about habits, routines, likes and dislikes and exchange information.

Listening: Students will listen to information about Canada and the USA and a conversation about things recently done.

Grammar: Students will study questioned tags, present perfect and just/already/yet.

Vocabulary: Unit 4: Holiday or vacation?
beauty, bring, coast, decide, hill, hotel, island, lake, mountain, ocean, river, sand, sea, stay, travel, trip, vacation, valley, visit, wave

TOEFL
availability, bungalow, conditions, describe, extremely, impressive, ridiculous, stressful, unique

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on page 32, 34 and 36.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 34.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 4: Holiday or vacation?

1. beauty: n. when someone or something is beautiful
2. bring: v. to take something or someone with you to a place; to cause something to happen
3. coast: n. the lands next to the sea
4. decide: v. to choose what to do
5. hill: n. a small mountain
6. hotel: n. a building where people can pay for a room to sleep in
7. island: n. a land area with water all around it
8. lake: n. a big area of water with land all round it; compare, pond
9. mountain: n. a part of the earth's surface that rises high above the area around it
10. ocean: n. a very large sea; the Atlantic Ocean
11. river: n. a line of water flowing across an area towards the sea
12. sand: n. very small grains of rock found next to the sea and in deserts
13. sea: n. a large area of salt water, usually part of an ocean
14. stay: v. to continue to be in a particular place, state, job etc.; to live somewhere as a guest for a short time
15. travel: v. to make a journey from one place to another, to move from one place or person to another
16. trip: n. a short journey, to fall or nearly fall over something while walking or running
17. vacation: n. a holiday
18. valley: n. the low land lying between two lines of hills or mountains, often with a river running through it
19. visit: v. to go and see a person or place
20. wave: v. one of the raised lines of water on the surface of the sea, that rise and fall; a movement of your hand from side to side, to hold your arm up in the air and move your hand from side to side or to make something do this

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

Year 8 Unit 4: Holiday or vacation?:

beauty, bring, coast, decide, hill, hotel, island, lake, mountain, ocean, river, sand, sea, stay, travel, trip, vacation, valley, visit, wave

It is time to plan my __________. I think I want to take a __________ to enjoy the __________ of the __________,__________, and __________s. Perhaps I will __________ a tropical __________ in the __________, and __________ in a nice __________. Or perhaps I could go camping. I could climb a __________ or a __________, or __________ down a __________ in a canoe. Perhaps I could go swimming in a beautiful __________ in the middle of a peaceful scenic __________. Once I __________ where I want to go I will have to pack what I want to __________.

/2 Listen/Read Page 34 Ex. 5a

Answer the questions.

1. Who thinks free Wi-Fi is a good idea?
____________________________________________
2. Who thinks it isn’t a good idea?
____________________________________________

/6 Listen/Read Page 34 Ex. 5b

Write T (true) or F (false).

1. (T)(F) The city doesn’t know if the Wi-Fi will be free.
2. (T)(F) Vancouver is the first to think about free Wi-Fi.
3. (T)(F) In some cities, people pay $10 a month for Wi-Fi.
4. (T)(F) Anna wants to write emails in her garden.
5. (T)(F) Anna thinks Vancouver has a good bus system.
6. (T)(F) Tim thinks Vancouver needs more parks.

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 Year 8 Unit 5: Growing up
Are you an adult?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about growing up. They will talk about ceremonies and asking for permission to do things they want to do. They will also learn how to retell stories.

Students will study present simple passive, let/be allowed to.

Student Book pages 42-49

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read articles about coming of age.

Writing: Students will write a magazine article about a special day.

Speaking: Students will describe ceremonies, retell a story and talk about getting permission to do the things they want to do.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about coming of age.

Grammar: Students will study present simple passive, let/be allowed to.

Vocabulary: M2 Unit 5 Growing Up
adult, age, baby, boy, brother, child, daughter, family, father, girl, husband, man, mother, old, parent, sister, son, wife, woman, young

TOEFL
attitude, behaviour, change, characteristic, critical, differ, effect, ideal, similar, unusual

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on page 40 and 44.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 42.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 5: Growing up

1. adult: n. a fully grown person who is no longer a child
2. age: n. the number of years someone has lived or something as existed; a period of time in history
3. baby: n. a very young child
4. boy: n. a male child
5. brother: n. someone's brother is a boy or man with the same parents as them
6. child: n. a young person older than a baby but not yet fully grown; a son or daughter
7. daughter: n. someone's female child; compare: son
8. family: n. a group of people who are related, especially a father and mother and their children
9. father: n. your male parent
10. girl: n. a female child
11. group: n. a number of people or things together; a small number of people who sing and play music together
12. husband: n. the man that a woman is married to; compare: wife
13. man: n. a fully grown human male; compare: woman; a human being; all humans
14. mother: n. a female parent
15. old: adj. having lived a long time; opposite: young; having existed or been used for a long time; opposite: new
16. parent: n. a father or mother
17. sister: n. a girl who has the same parents as you; compare: brother
18. son: n. someone's male child
18. wife: n. the woman who a man is married to; compare: husband
20. woman: n. a fully grown human female; compare: man
21. young: adj. someone who is young has not lived for a long time; opposite: old

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M2 Unit 5 Growing Up:
adult, age, baby, boy, brother, child, daughter, family, father, girl, husband, mother, old, parent, sister, son, take, use, wife, young,

When you are a __________, life is very easy. At that __________, everyone does what you want. As you grow up, you learn to get along with other people. Of course you start by learning to get along with your own __________ or __________!

Every __________ wants their __________ or __________ to be happy. A __________ should learn how to be a good __________, and every __________ should learn how to be a good __________. Then it is time to __________ what you learned from your __________ and __________ and __________ it to start your own __________. Before you know it, you will have a __________ or two. You cannot stay __________ forever. There is a lot to learn before you are __________ enough to be an __________.

/1 Listen/Read Page 45 Ex. 9a

Read about a Japanese ceremony.

1. What is the ceremony for? ____________________________________________

/3 Listen/Read Page 45 Ex. 9b

Match the questions with the paragraphs. Write A, B and C in the boxes.

1. What is Seijin no Hi? _____
2. What happens during the ceremony? _____
3. How do the girls prepare for the ceremony? _____

/3 Listen/Read Page 45 Ex. 9b

Answer the questions in your own words.

1. What is Seijin no Hi?
____________________________________________
2. What happens during the ceremony?
____________________________________________
3. How do the girls prepare for the ceremony?
____________________________________________

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Year 8 Unit 6: Have fun!
What do you do to have fun?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about having fun and they will talk about the things they think are funny. They will talk about unfinished situations, different points of view and the many ways people can have fun.

Students will study present perfect and they will study the difference between for and since.

Student Book pages 50-57

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about the power of humor, and a photo story about a funny joke.

Writing: Students will write about ways they have fun in their free time.

Speaking: Students will talk about unfinished situations, express different points of view and talk about the ways that they have fun.

Listening: Students will listen to a song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

Grammar: Students will study present perfect simple and they will study the difference between for and since.

Vocabulary: M2 Unit 6 Have fun!
belong, call, depend, different, friend, fun, group, humor, joke, laugh, loyal, meet, normal, picture, same, similar, social, trick, trust, understand

TOEFL
escape, interesting, occasionally, rarely, resist, artful, chicanery, facetious, fiasco, mimic

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on page 46 and 48.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 49.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 6: Have fun!

1. belong: v. to own something; to be a member of a group or club
2. call: v. to give someone a name; to telephone someone; to ask someone to come to you; to shout; n. when you talk to someone on the telephone; a shout; a short visit
3. depend: v. to need help and support
4. different: adj. not the same
5. friend: n. a person who you know well and who you like and trust
6. fun: n. things that you do for pleasure or to enjoy yourself
7. group: n. a number of people or things together; a small number of people who sing and play music together
8. humor: n. the ability to laugh at things or to make others laugh
9. joke: n. something that you say or do to make people laugh
10. laugh: v. the loud sound people make when they think something is funny
11. loyal: adj. giving support to a person, idea, etc. without changing the way you feel even if bad things happen
12. meet: v. to be in the same place at the same time as someone else and speak to them; to see and talk to someone for the first time
13. normal: n. usual or expected
14. picture: n. something represented on paper as a drawing, painting, or a photograph; to imagine something
15. same: adj. to not be different from a person, place, thing, etc.
16. similar: adj. almost the same but not exactly the same
17. social: adj. relating to the way people get along; relating to what people do together when they are not working
18. trick: v. something that you do to deceive someone; n. magic done in order to entertain people
19. trust: v. to believe that someone is honest or good, to be sure that someone will do something
20. understand: v. to know the meaning of words or ideas, to know why something happens, to know what someone feels or thinks

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M2 Unit 6 Have fun!:

belong, call, depend, different, friend, fun, group, humor, joke, laugh, loyal, meet, normal, picture, same, similar, social, trick, trust, understand

A real __________ is someone who usually has __________ interests. He is someone who you can __________ to be __________ and trustworthy. You can always __________ on him to __________ you, and you can always __________ them if you are feeling sad. If you share the __________ sense of __________, you can tell a __________ or two and __________ together. Some people use __________ media as a new way to get to know other people. All you have to do is create a personal profile about yourself, and put your __________ on the Internet, and before very long, you __________ to a whole new __________ of friends. It is __________ to find people who like the same the activities you do. But, people on the Internet sometimes __________ others by pretending to be __________ from the way they are in real life. For this reason, it is better to __________ people the __________ way; face to face.

Don't Worry, Be Happy
Performed by Bobby McFerrin

Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy

In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy......

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy

The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy

Look at me I am happy
Don't worry, be happy

Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy
Don't worry, be happy

Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got not girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy

Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy (now).....

There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don't worry, be happy

Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry
You make it double
Don't worry, be happy......
Don't worry don't do it, be happy

Put a smile on your face
Don't bring everybody down like this
Don't worry, it will soon past
Whatever it is
Don't worry, be happy

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 Year 8 Unit 7: Disaster!
Do you sometimes read about terrible events in the newspaper?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about all kinds of disasters. They will learn to exchange information about past events, describe dreams, and talk about natural disasters and environmental issues.

Students will study past simple passive, a, an, the, and the zero article.

Student Book pages 60-67

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read about a flying disaster and an article about Tuvalu, which is an island in danger of disappearing into the ocean.

Writing: Students will write a newspaper story about a disaster.

Speaking: Students will exchange information about past events, talk about natural disasters and environmental issues.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about a famous hurricane.

Grammar: Students will study past simple passive, a, an, the, and zero article.

Vocabulary: M2 Unit 7 Disaster!
severe, ash, cause, climate, crisis, disaster, earthquake, emergency, fire, flood, horrible, react, rescue, safe, smoke, sudden, tragic, urgent, victim, volcano

TOEFL
adversity, allay, collide, deluge, devastation, jeopardy, prelude, raze, respite, terrible

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 56 and 58.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 54.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 7: Disaster!

1. ash: n. a powder left after something has been burned
2. cause: v. to make happen; n. the thing or person that produces a result
3. climate: n. the weather that a place usually has
4. crisis: n. a time when something serious or dangerous happens
5. disaster: n. something very bad that happens to a lot of people and causes a lot of damage or harm
6. earthquake: n. a strong and sudden shaking of the ground
7. emergency: n. a sudden dangerous event that needs immediate action
8. fire: n. heat and flames that burn; a pile of burning coal or wood used to keep you warm
9. flood: v. a great quantity of water covering a place that is usually dry
10. horrible: adj. very unpleasant, same meaning, terrible, dreadful
11. react: v. to behave in a particular way because of something that has happened
12. rescue: v. to free from danger or evil
13. safe: adj. not dangerous, not in danger, a strong box with a lock where you keep money and important things
14. severe: adj. very bad, hard, not kind or gentle
15. smoke: v. the white or black gas that is caused by something burning; to make smoke
16. sudden: adj. done or happening quickly or without being expected, all of a sudden quickly and with no warning
17. tragic: adj. very sad
18. urgent: adj. very important and needing to be done
19. victim: n. someone who has been hurt or killed by someone or something
20. volcano: n. a mountain that sometimes explodes and makes smoke and hot melted rock come out of the top

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M2 Unit 7 Disaster!:

ash, cause, climate, crisis, disaster, earthquake, emergency, fire, flood, horrible, react, rescue, safe, severe, smoke, sudden, tragic, urgent, victim, volcano

No one knows when a __________ __________ will strike. . For example, the __________ change __________ can affect the weather and __________ a __________ __________. Or a __________ __________ such as an __________ can shake the ground and destroy a city in a matter of moments. The eruption of a __________ can be __________, because the __________ can burn you, the __________ can get into your lungs, and you could be buried under tons of __________. Sometimes __________ workers must __________ quickly to an __________ situation and move a __________ to a __________ place.

/5 Listen/Read Page 56 Ex. 5b

Match topics 1-5 with paragraphs A—E in the text.

1. Basic facts about locusts _____
2. Scary numbers _____
3. A disaster that we don’t always hear about _____
4. Desert locusts can destroy the food we need _____
5. The problem caused by a certain type of locust _____

/5 Listen/Read Page 56 Ex. 5c

Answer the questions.

1. What do all the disasters mentioned in the text have in common?
____________________________________________
2. Why is it surprising that locusts can cause such enormous damage?
____________________________________________
3. What proportion of the world’s population can be in danger because of locust swarms?
____________________________________________
4. What makes the desert locust so dangerous?
____________________________________________

5. Why can locusts bring death to lots of people?
____________________________________________

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Year 8 Unit 8: Ways of living
What is your dream house like?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about different kinds of homes. Students will describe their town, country and home. They will also learn to talk about future plans.

They will study too much/too many, not enough, will and going to.

Student Book pages 60-67

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read a brochure about a holiday in a cave and a photo story about travel.

Writing: Students will write about travel plans.

Speaking: Students will talk about places and future plans.

Listening: Students will listen to descriptions of homes.

Grammar: They will study too much/too many, not enough, will and going to.

Vocabulary: M2 Unit 8 Ways of living
build, building, collapse, door, enter, fence, floor, home, house, leak, live, pipe, place, plan, room, shelter, step, structure, wall, window

TOEFL
construct, convenient, deteriorate, inhabitants, inhabit, material

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on page 60 and 64.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 62.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 8: Ways of living

1. build: v. to make buildings or large structures, for example house, bridge or ship
2. building: n. something with a roof and walls such as a house or an office
3. collapse: v. to fall down suddenly
4. door: n. an opening for entering or leaving a building or room
5. enter: v. to go or come in to a particular place
6. fence: n. a thin wall made of wood or wire
7. floor: n. the part of a room that you walk on; all the rooms on the same level of a building
8. home: n. the place where someone lives
9. house: n. a building that people live in
10. leak: v. a hole or crack through which liquid can flow
11. live: v. to be alive or to stay alive, to have your home in a place
12. pipe: n. a tube for carrying water or gas, a small tube with a round bowl at one end used for smoking tobacco
13. place: n. a particular area, point, position, building, town, or country; the usual position for something
14. plan: n. something you decided to do in the future, n. a drawing showing the parts of something; v. to think about how to do something
15. room: n. the inside of a building that has its own door and walls, enough space for someone or something
16. shelter: n. a place that protects you from bad weather or danger; v. to protect from bad weather or danger
17. step: v. to move one foot up and put it down in front of the other
18. structure: n. something that has been built; the way in which something is arranged
19. wall: n. a structure made of stone or brick, that separates one area from another; the side of a building or room
20. window: n. an opening in the wall of a building, that lets air or light come in

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M2 Unit 8 Ways of living:

build, building, collapse, door, enter, fence, floor, home, house, leak, live, pipe, place, plan, room, shelter, step, structure, wall, window

A __________ is more than just a __________ to use for __________ from the weather. Everyone has their own idea of a perfect __________ to __________. Many people hope to __________ a __________ of their own someday. They want to __________ every __________, and the decoration for each __________. They will design everything, including the view from every __________. They cannot wait to __________ the __________ and __________ into their beautiful dream house. But a real __________ is actually quite difficult to maintain. There is always something that you need to fix. For example, a __________ might leak, or a __________ might __________.

/2 Listen/Read Page 60 Ex. 1a (CD2 Track 2)

Look at the pictures from a holiday brochure.

1. Where is it?
____________________________________________
2. What is special about it?
____________________________________________

/3 Listen/Read Page 60 Ex. 1b (CD2 Track 3)

Read the brochure and listen. Answer the questions:

1. Which Spanish city are the caves near?
____________________________________________
2. What facilities do the caves have?
____________________________________________
3. How can a cave be more comfortable than a hotel?
____________________________________________

/2 Listen/Read Page 60 Ex. 1c

Ben went on holiday to the caves and wrote an email to a friend about it. Read and listen to his email. Answer the questions.

1. Why was he not well in Barcelona?
____________________________________________
2. Why did they stay in the caves and not in a hotel?
____________________________________________

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Year 8 Unit 9: Your mind
Do you have a healthy brain?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about multiple intelligences. They will talk about what they think helps them learn best and they will discuss their talents and abilities.

Students will study determiners; everyone/no one/someone, etc. students will also study must, must not, and don’t have to.

Student Book pages 78-85

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about the brain and an article about a girl genius.

Writing: Students will write a competition entry.

Speaking: Students will talk about how they learn best and discuss talents and intelligences.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about multiple intelligences.

Grammar: Students will study determiners; everyone/no one/someone, etc. students will also study must, must not, and don’t have to.

Vocabulary: M2 Unit 9 Your mind
answer, ask, attention, define, describe, difficult, easy, example, excuse, fact, hard, intelligence, know, learn, mind, question, reasonable, substitute, suppose, think

TOEFL
accomplished, advanced, clearly, confident, connect, demonstrate, establish, increase, naturally, situation

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 68 and 72.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 69.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 9: Your mind

1. answer: v. to say or write something after you have been asked a question; n. the correct result, or the sum, or the correct name or fact asked for in a question
2. ask: v. to use a question to get help, information, etc.; from someone; to invite someone to a place or event
3. attention: n. when you are looking at and listening to someone or something; special care or interest that you give to someone or something
4. define: v. to give the meaning of; to explain
5. describe: v. to say what someone or something is like
6. difficult: adj. hard to do or understand; opposite, easy
7. easy: adj. not difficult
8. example: n. something that you mention because it is typical of the kind of thing you are talking about
9. excuse: v. to take away blame; to pardon; to forgive; a reason, sometimes false, for an action
10. fact: n. something that you know is true or something that you know has happened
11. hard: adj. an area of water next to the land where ships can shelter safely
12. intelligence: n. the ability to learn and understand things
13. know: v. to have information or facts about something in your mind, to be sure about something
14. knowledge: n. understanding or information that you have in your mind
15. learn: v. to get knowledge of something
16. mind: n. your thoughts or the part of your brain used for thinking and imagining things
17. question: n. a question, to ask about something, usually because you are not sure that it is right
18. reasonable: adj. fair and using good reasons; opposite: unreasonable
19. substitute: n. to put or use in place of another; n a person or thing put or used in place of another
20. suppose: v. to think that something is probably true or that something will probably happen
21. think: v. to use your mind to decide, remember, or solve a problem; to have an opinion or to believe something

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M2 Unit 9 Your mind:

any, ask, attention, define, describe, difficult, easy, every, example, fact, hard, intelligence, know, lonely, mind, reasonable, some, substitute, suppose, think

At school, the other day, we had a __________ teacher. If I were to __________ him, I would say he looked like a very sad and __________ person. At first, the students did not pay __________ __________ to the teacher, but it turned out that he had the __________ of a genius. He began to __________ questions to test our __________.__________ of them were __________, but some were very __________, and we had to __________ very __________, because each question was about a __________ or information we needed to __________ for the final exam the next day. Sometimes he would ask us to __________ a word, or __________ and __________ from the current chapter. I __________ the lesson helped me a lot, because when I took the final exam, I did very well.

/8 Grammar Page 70 Ex. 5c (CD2 Track 11)

In the second part of the interview, Dr. Williams talks about different intelligences. Complete the sentences then listen and check your answers.

1. People with high _____ intelligence are often good at Maths and finding answers to problems.
2. If you have a lot of _____ intelligence, you are probably good at movement, for example sports and dancing.
3. If you have a lot of _____ intelligence, you are probably good at painting and drawing.
4. If you have a lot of _____ intelligence, you are probably good at understanding other people and working with them.
5. People with high _____ intelligence are often good at singing or playing a musical instrument.
6. People with good _____ are usually good speakers and like words.
7. If you enjoy being on your own, you probably have a lot of _____ intelligence.
8. People who have a lot of _____ intelligence are good with handling plants and animals.

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Year 8 Unit 10: Music makers
What kind of music do you like?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about different types of music. They will describe recently completed and unfinished actions, give advice, and talk about music and becoming a pop star.

Students will study present perfect continuous and compare it to present perfect.

Student Book pages 86-93

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about music that changes lives and a photo story about talent.

Writing: Students will write about their favorite music.

Speaking: Students will describe recently completed and unfinished actions, give advice, and talk about music and pop stars.

Listening: Students will listen to different types of music and listen to people talking about music and musical instruments.

Grammar: Students will study present perfect continuous and compare it to present perfect.

Vocabulary: M2 Unit 10 Music makers
album, appeal, attend, beat, broadcast, dance, enjoy, excellent, fireworks, instrument, loud, music, noise, offensive, perform, popular, record, sing, sound, voice

TOEFL
cacophonous, clamorous, consider, create, express, methods, novice, particularly, perfectly, reverberate

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 74 and 78.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 77.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 8 Unit 10: Music makers

1. album: n. a group of songs recorded by a performer or group on a record, CD or tape; a book with empty pages where you can put photographs, stamps, etc.
2. appeal: v. to ask for something such as money, information, or help; n. when someone asks for something such as money, information etc.
3. attend: v. to go to an event or be present at an event
4. beat: v. if you defeat someone in a battle or competition; to hit someone or something again and again; one of a series of regular sounds or movements
5. broadcast: v. to send out a radio or TV program; n. a radio or TV program
6. dance: v. to move to music
7. enjoy: v. to get pleasure and happiness from something
8. excellent: adj. extremely good
9. fireworks: n. exploding rockets used in holiday celebrations
10. instrument: n. a tool or device designed to do something or to make something
11. loud: adj. making a lot of noise; opposite, quiet
12. music: n. the pleasant sounds of instruments, written marks representing music
13. noise: n. sound, especially when loud
14. offensive: n. something that is wrong or against the law
15. perform: v. to do something to entertain people, to work well
16. popular: adj. liked by many people
17. record: v. to keep information, music or video to use later
18. sing: v. to make musical sounds with your voice
19. sound: n. something you hear
20. voice: n. the sound that you make when you speak or sing

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M2 Unit 10 Music makers:

album, appeal, attend, beat, broadcast, dance, enjoy, excellent, fireworks, instrument, loud, music, noise, offensive, perform, popular, record, sing, sound, voice

Kid Bunko is a __________ guitarist. He is very skillful at playing his __________. Everyone likes to hear him __________ , because of the __________ of his strong, powerful __________ . His last __________ was __________, and I hope he will __________ another one very soon.

I was able to __________ a concert once, and watch him __________ in person. The music was very __________ . I thought I would go deaf! If you like to __________ to the rhythm of the __________ and __________ seeing __________ explode on stage, then his concerts will __________ to you. But if you think too much __________ is __________ , then maybe you should listen to his __________ on a radio __________ instead.

/3 Listen/Read Page 74 Ex. 1a (CD2 Track 15)

1. Where do you think the man in the photo is from?
____________________________________________
2. What is he famous for?
____________________________________________
3. What has he done to change other people’s lives?
____________________________________________

/5 Listen/Read Page 74 Ex. 1 b

Answer the questions.

1. What does the text say about Salvador?
____________________________________________
2. Why do you think Carlinhos Brown wanted to do something for the children of Candeal?
____________________________________________
3. How do the children start learning to play music at Pracatum Music School?
____________________________________________
4. How has the school developed since it started?
____________________________________________
5. Why has the project been successful for the neighborhood?
____________________________________________

/2 Listen/Read Page 74 Ex. 1c

Carlinhos Brown says that the miracle of Candeal is ‘a labour of love.’

1. Do you know about any other project that helped people and which was a labour of love?
____________________________________________
2. Why was this project a labour of love?
____________________________________________

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 Year 9 Unit 1: Communication
How do you communicate?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about different methods of communication. Students will talk about impressive things they have done and discuss animal communication.

Students will study past simple and compare it to present perfect simple.

Student Book pages 6-17

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about talking without speaking and an article about talking to animals.

Writing: Students will write about a person they have known for a long time.

Speaking: Students will discuss impressive things they have done, using body language, and understanding animal communication.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about methods of communication and body language.

Grammar: Students will study past simple and compare it to present perfect simple.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 1 Communication
alone, anger, apologize, argue, communicate, cry, discuss, emotion, express, hear, keep, lie, love, sad, say, secret, serious, speak, tell, touch

TOEFL
device, expensive, innovation, nowadays, option, possible, produce, quality, reliable, technological

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 12 and 16.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 14 and 15.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 1: Communication

1. alone: adj. not with other people; compare: lonely; only
2. anger: n. a strong violent feeling that you have when someone has behaved badly or been unkind to you
3. apologize: v. to say that you are sorry about something you have done
4. argue: v. to not agree, often speaking loudly and angrily
5. communicate: v. to speak or write to someone
6. cry: v. to shout something loudly; to produce water from your eyes because you are sad; n. a loud shout
7. discuss: v. to talk about something
8. emotion: n. a strong feeling such as love, hate, or anger
9. express: v. to show a feeling or thought by saying or doing something
10. hear: v. to notice sounds through your ears; to be given information about something
11. keep: v. to continue to have something and not sell it, or get rid of it; to stay in the same place or state; to put someone or something in a place or state and leave them there
12. lie: v. to have one's body on the ground or other surface; to say something that one knows is not true
13. love: v. to have the very strong feeling that you have for a member of your family; to like someone in a romantic way; to like something or enjoy doing something very much; opposite, hate; n. the feeling you have for someone you love; opposite: hatred
14. sad: adj. unhappy
15. say: v. to speak words; to give information in writing, pictures, or numbers; compare: say and tell; note: you say something to somebody, but tell often has a person as its object; to tell somebody something
16. secret: n. something that has not been told to other people
17. serious: adj. important and deserving attention; very bad and worrying, being careful about what you say or do
18. speak: v. to say something; to be able to talk in a particular language
19. tell: v. to speak to someone or give them some information; to give someone advice or instructions
20. touch: v. to put your hand or finger on something; for one thing to come in contact with another

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 1 Communication:
alone, anger, apologize, argue, communicate, cry, discuss, emotion, express, hear, keep, lie, love, sad, say, secret, serious, speak, tell, touch

I [love] my little brother, he is a __________ problem for me. Whenever I __________ anything, he goes off and lets everyone else __________ about it. He cannot __________ a __________. I __________ him to never __________ my belongings without asking, but sometimes he does it anyway. When I __________ to him about it, he makes up a __________ and denies it. I want him to leave my things __________.

__________ is a difficult __________ to control. I __________ with him about it sometimes. This always makes him __________, and he starts to __________. Then I always feel like I should __________.

I try to __________ the problem with him and __________ how I feel. But my attempts to __________ with him seem to be a waste of time.

/11 Listen/Read Page 13 Ex. 3a

Complete the text. Use the correct form of the past simple or the present perfect simple.

Petra Dawes 1 _____ (leave) school six months ago. But she
2 _____ (not go) straight on to university after the holidays like a lot of her schoolmates. In September she 3 _____ (do) something she had wanted to do for some time. She 4 _____ (take) a gap year. Since then, she 5 _____ (travel) to three different countries and 6 _____ (spend) between two and four weeks in each one. She 7 _____ (not learn) three new languages though, because all the countries are French-speaking! But she 8 _____ (start) to learn some Italian, because Italy is her next stop. And she cannot wait! “I 9 _____ (want) to see Italy. It is a country I 10 _____ never 11 _____ (visit), so I’m incredibly excited about it.

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Year 9 Unit 2: A true friend
Who are your real friends?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about friendship. Students will retell stories, discuss loyalty, and discuss meeting new people and making friends.

Students will study past simple and past continuous. They will study time conjunctions: as/then/as soon as. They will study past simple and compare it to past perfect.

Student Book pages 14-21

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading:
Students will read a story about a faithful dog
and a photo story about friendship.

Writing: Students will write about friendship.

Speaking: Students will discuss loyalty, meeting new people, making friends; and they will learn to retell a story.

Listening: Students will retell the story of a faithful dog.

Grammar: Students will study past simple and past continuous. They will study time conjunctions: as/then/as soon as. They will study past simple and compare it to past perfect.

Vocabulary: Unit 2: A true friend
champion, cheat, cheer, compete, congratulate, crowd, event, fair, fast, goal, jump, kick, prize, race, reach, run, shout, sport, try, win

TOEFL
assumption, behavior, characteristic, critical, differ, harmony, opinion, reflect, similar, unusual, wonder

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 18, 20 and 21.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 21.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 2: A true friend

1. champion: n. a person who is the best at something, especially a sport or game
2. cheat: v. to get by a trick; to use a trick to steal from someone
3. cheer: v. to shout because you are excited; cheer up, to start feeling happy; n. a shout of happiness or support
4. compete: v. to try to win a race, prize, etc.
5. congratulate: v. to say you are pleased for someone about a happy event
6. crowd: n. a large number of people; to come together in a large group
7. event: n. something that happens, often something important or unusual
8. fair: adj. equal for everyone; opposite: unfair; good, but not very good; n. a place where people go to ride rides and play games
9. fast: adj. moving, happening, or done quickly; opposite: slow
10. goal: n. something that you want to do; to score a goal in games like football; a point you win when the ball goes into the goal;
11. jump: v. to push off with your legs into the air or over something; to move suddenly because of fear or surprise
12. kick: v. to hit with your foot; to move your legs strongly; n. a quick hard hit with your foot
13. prize: n. something that you win in a game, race, or competition
14. race: n. a competition to see who can run, swim, walk, etc. the fastest in a group of humans different from other groups in the color of their skin and physical appearance
15. reach: v. to arrive at a place; to stretch out your hand to get something
16. run: v. to move your legs faster than when you walk; to control a company, organization etc.
17. shout: v. to speak in a loud voice
18. sport: n. a game or competition that you play by using your body, such as tennis or football
19. try: v. to attempt to do something; to test something to see if you like it; n. an attempt
20. win: v. to be best in a competition; to receive something because you have done well in a competition

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

Year 9 Unit 2: A true friend:

champion, cheat, cheer, compete, congratulate, crowd, event, fair, fast, goal, jump, kick, prize, race, reach, run, shout, sport, try, win

My favourite __________ is soccer, and last year, my team was able to __________ in the final __________. The championship was within our __________, but the other team really wanted to __________. The other team players were not __________, so they decided to __________ to win. Then I got the ball. I knew I had to __________ to __________ as __________ as I could. As I began to __________ down the field with the ball, my teammates began to __________ my name. I was able to __________ the ball into the __________ . The __________ began to __________ and __________. The coach came up to __________ me. He told me I was a __________, and that my team had won the national __________.

/10 Listen/Read Page 18 Ex. 1a-d (CD1 Track 15)

1. Where does Prince Llewellyn go hunting?
____________________________________________
2. Who was watching the baby?
____________________________________________
3. Who is Gelert?
____________________________________________
4. What did Prince Llewellyn hear?
____________________________________________
5. What did Gelert do when Prince Llewellyn came home?
____________________________________________
6. What did Prince Llewellyn see on the dog’s mouth and fur?
____________________________________________
7. What did Prince Llewellyn find in the cot?
____________________________________________
8. What kind of weapon did Prince Llewellyn have with him?
____________________________________________
9. What did Prince Llewellyn do to Gelert?
____________________________________________
10. What happened to Gelert?
____________________________________________

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Year 9 Unit 3: A working life
What do you want to be when you grow up?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about jobs and job interviews. Students will have conversations using how long; they will give advice and participate in a job role-play.

Students will study present perfect and compare it to present perfect continuous.
Students will study had better/should/ought to.

Student Book pages 24-31

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read blog comments about work and read a fiction story called “The Book of Thoughts.”

Writing: Students will write about their skills and abilities.

Speaking: Students will give advice and participate in a job interview role-play.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about job interviews.

Grammar: Students will study present perfect and compare it to present perfect continuous.
Students will study had better/should/ought to.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 3 A working life
able, business, busy, career, company, consider, earn, employ, experience, find, job, office, pay, position, profession, require, responsible, seek, skill, wages

TOEFL
ability, advise, capable, confident, development, excellent, motivation, opportunity, progress, successful

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 26 and 30.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 26 and 29.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 3: A working life

1. able: v. if someone is able to do something, they can do it; opposite: unable
2. business: n. one's work; buying and selling to earn money; trade
3. busy: adj. having a lot of activities or work to do
4. career: n. a chosen profession; the job that you do in your life
5. company: n. one's work; buying and selling to earn money; trade
6. consider: v. to give thought to; to think about carefully
7. earn: v. to get money for work; to deserve something because you worked hard
8. employ: v. to give someone a job
9. experience: n. something that happens to you; knowledge or skill that you get from doing a job; v. to have something happen to you
10. find: v. to see or get something after you have been looking for it; opposite: lose; to learn or discover something
11. job: n. work that you are paid to do; compare: work
12. office: n. a place where people do paperwork
13. pay: v. to give money for something you buy or for work that was done for you
14. position: n. the situation or condition that a person is in; location
15. profession: n. a job that needs a high standard of education and special training
16. require: v. to need something
17. responsible: adj. taking care of someone or something, and taking the blame if anything goes wrong
18. seek: v. to try to find or get something
19. skill: n. an ability to do something well, because you have practiced it
20. wages: n. the money that you get for the work that you do

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 3 A working life:

able, business, busy, career, company, consider, earn, employ, experience, find, job, office, pay, position, profession, require, responsible, seek, skill, wages

One day my father told me I needed to be more __________. I needed to __________ a steady __________ and __________ good __________. However, I had never given much thought about my future __________ before. So I went out to __________ a __________. I went to a __________, hoping to get a nice job in an __________, so I asked the owner of the __________ to __________ me for a __________. The man said he was very __________, but that he would __________ my application. When he asked me what I knew how to do, I told him I was very good at playing computer games. He told me he could hire me for a position that did not __________ any __________ or __________, but he would not be __________ to __________ me very much.

/1 Listen/Read Page 31 Ex. 13 a

Read Sophie’s job application.

1. What job is she applying for?
____________________________________________

/6 Listen/Read Page 31 Ex. 13 b

Read the letter again and answer the questions.

1. Where does Sophie write her name, and where does she write her address?
____________________________________________
2. Where does she put the date?
____________________________________________
3. How does she start the main part of the letter? What do you write if you know the name of the person you are writing to, for example Richard Clark or Deborah Jenkins?
____________________________________________
4. In which paragraph does she say why she is writing?
____________________________________________
5. How does she organize her reasons for believing that she is the right person for the job?
____________________________________________
6. How does she end the letter? What do you write if you know the name of the person you are writing to?
____________________________________________

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Year 9 Unit 4: Live forever!
What do you think will happen in the future?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about long life, living forever, and what will happen in the future. Students will talk about things that make people live longer, stressful situations, and discussing future predictions.

Students will study future predictions; first conditional, if and unless.

Student Book pages 32-39

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about living forever.

Writing: Students will write about what they think will happen in the future.

Speaking: Students will talk about what makes people live longer. They will discuss stressful situations and make future predictions.

Listening: Students will listen to a radio show about living a long life. They will also listen to the song, “Live Forever.”

Grammar: Students will study future predictions; first conditional, if and unless.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 4 Live forever!
as, change, computer, develop, if, imagine, invent, machine, may, modern, once, probably, progress, settle, soon, technology, unless, until, will, wonderful

TOEFL
advice, affect, assistance, common, develop, prevent, process, recently, recover, research

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on page 32.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 35.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 4: Live forever!

1. as: conj. equally; when; while
2. change: v. to become or to make something different; n. when something has changed; money that you should get back when you give too much for something
3. computer: n. a machine that can store and use large amounts of information
4. develop: v. to grow; to make something grow, improve, begin or happen
5. if: conj. used when you are talking about something that may happen; used for saying that something might happen; compare: whether; used when you are giving advice
6. imagine: v. to make a picture of something in your mind
7. invent: v. to create something new that did not exist before
8. machine: n. an instrument made up of many parts, used to do work
9. may: v. a word used with an action word to mean permit or possible
10. modern: adj. new and in the current popular style, opposite, old-fashioned
11. once: adv. one time, a long time ago
12. probably: adj. likely to happen or be true
13. progress: n. continuous improvement in something; movement in a positive direction
14. settle: v. to decide something after a discussion; to move into a comfortable position; to go and live in a place where you plan to stay
15. soon: adj. in a short time
16. technology: n. knowledge about science, and about the making of machines, instruments, etc.
17. unless: conj. used to say that something will happen if something else does not happen
18. until: conj. up to a particular time
19. will: v. used in verb phrases to show that something is going to happen; used to ask someone to do something
20. wonderful: adj. extremely good or extremely enjoyable

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 4 Live forever!:

as, change, computer, develop, if, imagine, invent, machine, may, modern, once, probably, progress, settle, soon, technology, unless, until, will, wonderful

__________, life was very simple, and __________ was not __________ __________ as it is now. But who could __________ how much __________ Apple has made in the last 10 years! People who like to buy Apple products only __________ for the best. Every Apple __________ that they __________ is more __________ than the one that they sold you last year. Apple fans __________ their devices again and again __________ they run out of money. Apple ____________________ an new __________ very __________. I will __________ want to buy it, __________ it is too expensive. __________ I have enough money, I __________ decide to buy it.

/5 Listen/Read Page 32 Ex. 1a (Audio: CD1 T27)

Ray Kurzweil is one of 18 great modern thinkers who are trying to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Here are some of the problems they are considering.

Put them in order of importance for you.

1. _____ making solar energy much cheaper
2. _____ getting clean water to everyone
3. _____ improving towns and cities
4. _____ developing virtual reality technology
5. _____ improving health care and medicine

/5 Listen/Read Page 32 Ex. 1c

Match the titles with the paragraphs. Write 1-5 in the blanks. There is one title you won’t use.

A. Medical advances _____
B. Fun in the future _____
C. Who wants to live forever? _____
D. Bigger and better brains _____
E. Solutions to the Earth’s problems _____

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 Year 9 Unit 5: Reality TV
Can you believe what you see on TV?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about radio, television, films and other kinds of media. Students will talk about reality shows, films, books and websites.

Students will study make/let/be allowed to; and modal verbs of obligation, prohibition and permission.

Student Book pages 42-49

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about social networks and being on TV.

Writing: Students will write about favorite television shows.

Speaking: Students will talk about reality TV and fame. They will also talk about rules at home, and describe films, books and websites.

Listening: Students will listen to a radio show about fame.

Grammar: Students will study make/let/be allowed to; and modal verbs of obligation, prohibition and permission.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 5 Reality TV
act, actor, advertise, appear, direct, film, fine, magazine, media, movie, news, press, program, publication, publish, series, show, television, theater, usual

TOEFL
endure, brave, characteristic, opinion, impressive, moral, oppose, overcome, popular, successful

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 41, 43 and 45.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on pages 41 and 43.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 5: Reality TV

1. act: v. to do something or behave in a particular way; to pretend to be someone else in a play or film; to pretend to feel or think; n. a part of a play
2. actor: n. a person who performs in plays or films
3. advertise: v. to try to persuade people to buy or use something
4. appear: v. to seem; to start to be seen
5. direct: v. going straight from one place to another
6. film: n. a story that is shown in a cinema or on television
7. fine: adj. very nice or of high quality; good enough; very well, happy, or healthy; very thin
8. magazine: n. a weekly or monthly book with paper covers containing stories, articles, and pictures; compare: comic
9. media: n. all public information organizations, including newspapers, television and radio
10. movie: n. a story that is told using film
11. news: n. information about things that have just happened
12. press: v. to push something with your finger; to push against something firmly
13. program: n. a set of instructions that a computer follows; v. to give a computer instructions to do something
14. publication: n. something that is published such as a book, newspaper or magazine
15. publish: v. to print and sell a book, newspaper, or magazine
16. series: n. a group of things that happen one after the other
17. show: v. to make something be seen; to make known; n. a play or story presented in a theater, or broadcast on radio or television; something organized to be seen by the public
18. television: n. a box with a screen that you use to watch shows; the shows that you can watch on a television
19. theater: n. a building in which people can go and see plays being acted
20. usual: adj. done or happening most often, or as expected

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 5 Reality TV
act, actor, advertise, appear, direct, film, fine, magazine, media, movie, news, press, program, publication, publish, series, show, television, theater, usual

When I grow up, I do not want a __________ job…I want something exciting! Perhaps I will decide to be an __________ and __________ in a __________. Someone famous would __________ the __________, and people would stand in a long line to watch it in the __________. It would be fun to have reporters from the [press] interview me and __________ an article for their [publication]. It would be fantastic to have a picture of my face on the cover of a __________!

Or perhaps I might __________ in a comedy __________, or play a character in some other [show]that people watch at home on TV…Or it might be fun to be the announcer on a __________ __________, or be in a TV commercial and __________ a new product.

In fact I think I would enjoy any job related to __________ or __________. In fact any job in the __________ would be [fine] for me.

/1 Listen/Read Page 40 Ex. 1a (CD1 Track 32)

1. What do you watch on TV? What do you watch on a PC?
____________________________________________

/2 Listen/Read Page 40 Ex. 1b

1. What are the most popular reality TV shows in your country?
____________________________________________
2. What kind of things do people do on these shows?
____________________________________________

/1 Listen/Read Page 40 Ex. 1c

1. Are any of your ideas mentioned?
____________________________________________

/3 Listen/Read Page 40 Ex. 1c

Read the text again and listen. Answer the questions.

1. Which of these are not mentioned as prizes?
a. money
b. a big house
c. a theatre role
d. a job
a. a restaurant

2. According to the text, which of these activities do participants in The Amazing Race not do?
a. take flights
b. do puzzles
c. control animals
d. work in teams
a. dance

3. Which of these is not a reason for the popularity of The Amazing Race, according to the text?
a. There are a lot of surprises.
b. Some teams have bad arguments.
c. The team members don’t know each other well.
d. The contestants reactions to problems are realistic.
e. The teams face stressful situations.

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 Year 9 Unit 6: Survival
Will you survive?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about things that will happen in the future.

Students will study present passive and past passive, present perfect passive, future passive, and causative passive.

Student Book pages 50-57

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read an article about the effect of mobile phone signals on bees and a photo story about being homeless.

Writing: Students will write a letter or article for a newspaper.

Speaking: Students will talk about what they think will happen in the future and will discuss proposals to change their town.

Listening: Students will listen to audio about making changes in a town.

Grammar: Students will study present passive and past passive, present perfect passive, future passive, and causative passive.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 6 Survival
activist, blame, damage, decrease, destroy, dirt, ecology, generation, high, hole, inspect, level, limit, low, population, reduce, research, restrict, survive, threaten

TOEFL
depend, endure, experience, provide, soaked, sufficient, survive, terrible, universal, useful

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 46 and 50.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 48.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 6: Survival

1. activist: n. one who seeks change through action
2. blame: v. to say that someone caused something bad
3. damage: n. harm done to something
4. decrease: v. to make less in size or amount
5. destroy: v. to break or spoil something completely
6. dirt: n. something that stops something from being clean
7. ecology: n. the scientific study of living things and their environment
8. generation: n. all the people born around the same time
9. high: adj. tall, or far from the ground; costing a lot of money
10. hole: n. an opening; a torn or broken place in something
11. inspect: v. to look carefully to see if there is anything wrong with something
12. level: n. the amount, degree, or number of something; the height or position of something
13. limit: n. the greatest amount, number, or distance that is allowed, possible or affordable; the edge or furthest point of something; v. to keep something from going past a particular point, level, or amount
14. low: adj. not high or not far above the ground; small in number or amount; below an accepted standard
15. population: n. the number of people living in a place
16. reduce: v. to make something smaller or less
17. research: n. careful study, especially to find out something new
18. restrict: v. to limit something
19. survive: v. to continue to live even when circumstances are difficult
20. threaten: v. to tell someone that you will cause problems for them if they do not do what you want

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 6 Survival:

activist, blame, damage, decrease, destroy, dirt, ecology, generation, high, hole, inspect, level, limit, low, population, reduce, research, restrict, survive, threaten

Scientists are doing __________ on various things that __________ life on our planet.

The population on earth used to be very __________, but now it is very __________. Some people __________ the increase in __________ for most of our environmental problems. They believe that the growing number of people has caused __________ to the __________, such as the __________ in the ozone layer. They believe that the amount of pollution people make will __________ the earth someday.

Every environmental __________ believes we need to __________ factories to make sure they are up to standard, and __________ them from making too much pollution. They want to set a __________ on the __________ of smoke that factories can make. This will __________ the amount of __________ that goes into the air.

If people can __________ the amount of pollution they make, the children of the next __________ can __________.

/2 Listen/Read Page 46 Ex. 1a (CD2 Track 37)

Read and listen. Look at the pictures and answer the questions.

1. In groups, discuss the possible relationship between the four photos.
____________________________________________
2. What do you think the text is about?
____________________________________________

/4 Listen/Read Page 46 Ex. 1c

Match the titles with the paragraphs. Write the letters in the boxes. There is one title you will not use.

A. _____ It is time to act
B. _____ Bees are losing their way
C. _____ Four years in a scientist’s life
D. _____ No bees; no food
E. _____ A strange idea

/4 Listen/Read Page 46 Ex. 1d

Read the text and listen. Answer the questions.

1. Why are mobile phones believed to be harmful to bees?
____________________________________________
2. Who were the first people to notice the problem?
____________________________________________
3. What has ruined Jim Piper’s business?
____________________________________________
4. There is no proof for the mobile phone theory, but what can we say for sure about bees?
____________________________________________

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Year 9 Unit 7: Good and evil
Do you like computer games?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about video games. Students will discuss their favorite games.

Students will study gerunds and infinitives.

Student Book pages 60-67

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read summaries of famous English novels and a fictional story called “The Water of Wanting.”

Writing: Students will write about the advantages and disadvantages of a chosen topic.

Speaking: Students will practice speaking to get to know each other and discuss their favorite computer games.

Listening: Students will listen to an interview about someone’s favorite computer game.

Grammar: Students will study gerunds and infinitives.

Vocabulary: Unit 7: Good and evil
afraid, because, brave, conflict, duty, famous, fear, forget, frighten, hero, history, honor, intense, memory, refuse, remember, risk, statue, surrender, wise

TOEFL
conclusion, evidence, flee, identify, information, prove, respond, scheme, solve, surrounded

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 54 and 58.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 56.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 7: Good and evil

1. afraid: adj. feeling fear; compare: scared
2. because: prep. for the reason that
3. brave: adj. not afraid or not showing fear
4. conflict: n. a fight or argument
5. duty: n. something you must do because it is right
6. famous: adj. known about and admired by a lot of people
7. fear: n. the feeling of being afraid; a feeling of being worried if something bad happened or is going to happen
8. forget: v. to not remember something
9. frighten: v. to make someone afraid
10. hero: n. one who does something very good or brave; a person you admire
11. history: n. things that happened in the past; the study of the past
12. honor: v. to obey; to show strong, good feelings for; n. an award; an act of giving special recognition
13. intense: adj. very strong; extremely serious
14. memory: n. the ability to remember things; something that you can remember from the past
15. refuse: v. to say firmly that you are not willing to accept or do something
16. remember: v. to keep something or someone in your mind; opposite: forget
17. risk: v. to put something in a situation where it could be lost, damaged, or harmed
18. statue: n. a figure of a person, animal, etc. made of stone, metal, or wood
19. surrender: v. to stop fighting because you know that you cannot win
20. wise: adj. a wise person is able to understand things and make the right decision

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 7 Good and evil:

afraid, because, brave, conflict, duty, famous, fear, forget, frighten, hero, history, honor, intense, memory, refuse, remember, risk, statue, surrender, wise

Every country has __________ people from __________ that they want to __________. Some famous people were very __________, and knew how to help their country to prosper and live peacefully. Other famous people were very __________, and helped their country during an __________ __________, such as a war. Every __________must be willing to __________ feeling __________. But they must ignore the feelings of __________. They must not let the situation __________ them __________ they must __________ to __________. If they keep their focus on their __________ and their __________ to other people, people will never __________ them. They might even have a __________ built in __________ of them.

/7 Listen/Read Page 59 Ex. 9b (CD2 Track 5)

Mark the sentences T (true), F (false) or NI (no information).

1. _____ The right amount of WOW in a drink makes people want more of the drink.
2. _____ WOW makes people buy things other than food
and drink.
3. _____ Jean says WOW can be dangerous if you use too much.
4. _____ Too much WOW in a product will make people want to eat or drink only that product.
5. _____ Charles says he will make millions of bottles of WOW.
6. _____ Jean thought that WOW could be used to help people.
7. _____ Charles now thinks that using WOW would be wrong.

/1 Listen/Read Page 58 Ex. 9c

What do you think will happen next?

1. Charles kills Jean and sells WOW for a lot of money.
2. Charles decides to make and sell WOW but doesn’t tell Jean.
3. Charles thinks WOW is dangerous, but Jean sells it secretly.

/2 Listening/Reading Discussion box

1. What do you think Jean should do?
____________________________________________
2. Do you think someone will invent WOW someday? (Y)(N) Why or why not?
____________________________________

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Year 9 Unit 8: Be honest!
Are you an honest person?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about honesty and telling lies. Students will talk about unlikely situations and things they wish they could change.

Students will study second conditional, and I wish/If only for present situations.

Student Book pages 60-67

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read a questionnaire about honesty and an article about a pop band.

Writing: Students will write about crime.

Speaking: Students will speak about unlikely situations, things they wish they could change, and what they would do in various situations.

Listening: Students will listen to a radio show about crime and the song “I Wish.”

Grammar: Students will study second conditional, and I wish/If only for present situations.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 8 Be honest!
admit, case (court), catch, charge, court, crime, criminal, enforce, escape, guilty, innocent, jail, judge, jury, law, pardon, prison, punish, suspect, trial

TOEFL
annoy, critical, directly, imply, opinion

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 60 and 64.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 62.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 8: Be honest!

1. admit: v. to agree that something negative about yourself is true; opposite: deny; to allow someone into a place
2. case: n. an example; a question that is decided in court; a large strong bag to carry clothes in; compare: suitcase
3. catch: v. to take hold of something moving in the air; to take hold of someone or something after chasing them
4. charge: v. to require money for something; to say officially that a person has done something wrong; n. a price you pay for something
5. court: n. a place where it is decided if someone is guilty of a crime or not; an open space where games are played; a king or queen and all the people who live with them
6. crime: n. an action that is wrong that can be punished by the law; compare: sin
7. criminal: n. a person who has acted illegally
8. enforce: v. to make something be done
9. escape: v. to get free from a place where you are kept by force
10. guilty: adj. having done something illegal; opposite: innocent
11. innocent: adj. having done nothing bad or wrong; opposite: guilty
12. jail: n. prison
13. judge: v. the official in control of a court or competition who make the final decision; v. to form an opinion; to decide the winner of a competition; compare: decide
14. jury: n. a group of people in a court who decide if someone is guilty or not
15. law: n. a serious rule
16. pardon: n. a word used to ask someone to say something again, because you did not hear them the first time; official forgiveness of a crime; v. to forgive someone of a crime
17. prison: n. a building where criminals are kept locked up as a punishment; same meaning: jail
18. punish: v. to make someone suffer because they have done something wrong
19. suspect: v. to think that something is true, although you are not sure; to think someone may be guilty of a crime
20. trial: n. the process of deciding in a court of law if someone is guilty of a crime; when someone or something is tested to find out how good they are

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 8 Be honest!:

admit, case, could, court, crime, criminal, escape, guilty, if, innocent, jail, judge, jury, law, might, pardon, prison, suspect, trial, would

There was an interesting __________ in the news today. A man was arrested for committing a __________.__________ the man had broken the __________, he __________ have to serve 10-years in __________ . In __________, the __________ thought the man __________ be __________. And the __________ wanted to __________ the man, but the __________ decided to __________ that he was __________ . After the __________, the __________ was taken to __________, but then he tried to __________. I __________ not believe it!

/10 Reading Page 62 Ex. 6a

Complete the text using the correct form of these verbs.

break do (x2), commit (x2), pay get (x3), send, put

Most teenagers1 __get_____ into trouble sometimes. But there's a big difference between 2 _____ something wrong like staying out too late, and 3 _____ a crime. The rise in teenage crime is a serious problem for our society. When a young person 4 _____ the law and5 _____ away with it, they are likely to repeat the crime. Therefore, when a teenager 6 _____ caught we must do everything to show them that crime is wrong. 7 _____ them to prison is not the answer — they will only meet more experienced criminals there. Most of them don't have the money to 8 _____ a fine. One good option is to 9 _____ them on probation. This means they have a period of time when they must not 10 _____ any more crimes. If they do, they will be sent to prison. But the best punishment is getting them to 1 _____ community service — for example, picking up litter off the streets. This is the best way of teaching them that they have a responsibility to society.

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 Year 9 Unit 9: The truth is out there!
What do you think really happened?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about famous mysteries. Students will compare two versions of the same story, discuss conspiracy theories, and have a debate about strange creatures.

Students will study linkers of contrast; however/although/even though/in spite of/despite; and modal verbs of deduction.

Student Book pages 78-85

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read a story about UFO’s, and an article about the existence of some mysterious creatures.

Writing: Students will write about conspiracy theories.

Speaking: Students will compare different versions of the same story, discuss conspiracy theories, and debate about the existence of various strange creatures.

Listening: Students will listen to a radio show about the Loch Ness monster.

Grammar: Students will study linkers of contrast; however/although/even though/in spite of/despite; and modal verbs of deduction.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 9 The truth is out there!
claim, confirm, disappear, dismiss, evidence, exist, expert, false, fool, incident, investigate, missing, mystery, prove, search, solve, strange, theory, true, witness

TOEFL
deluge, devastation, prelude, jeopardy, blight, imminent, arid, respite, sinister, precarious

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 68 and 72.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 71.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 9: The truth is out there!

1. claim: v. to say that something is true; to ask for something that is yours; n. something that you say is true
2. confirm: v. to say or make clear that something is true or will happen
3. disappear: v. to go away or to suddenly not be seen; opposite: appear
4. dismiss: v. to send someone away; or make them leave their job
5. evidence: n. words or facts that show something to be true
6. exist: v. to be real, present, or alive
7. expert: n. a person who has special skill or knowledge of something
8. false: adj. not true; not correct
9. fool: n. a silly person; compare: idiot
10. incident: n. an event or something that happens
11. investigate: v. to get information by looking, asking questions, etc.
12. missing: adj. not in the correct place and not able to be found
13. mystery: n. a strange thing that cannot be explained or understood
14. prove: v. to show that something is definitely true
15. search: v. to look carefully in a place because you want to find something
16. solve: v. to find the answer to a problem
17. strange: adj. not ordinary or not known
18. theory: n. an idea that tries to explain something
19. true: adj. correct or real
20. witness: n. a person who sees something happen; v. to see something happen

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 9 The truth is out there!:

claim, confirm, disappear, dismiss, evidence, exist, expert, false, fool, incident, investigate, missing, mystery, prove, search, solve, strange, theory, true, witness

UFOs are __________ lights that appear in the sky and then suddenly __________. I am sure that UFOs __________. I am a UFO __________, and I __________ and UFO __________. I try to __________ the __________ . I __________ for __________ to __________ my __________ that stories about UFOs are __________. The other day, I heard a __________ __________ that they were captured by aliens and were __________ for several days. But I could not __________ his story, and I think he was trying to __________ me. I had to __________ his __________ report.

/4 Grammar Page 69 Ex. 2a

Look at the picture and answer the questions.

1. What do you think the circle outside the window is?
____________________________________________
2. Have you ever seen anything like this in the sky?
____________________________________________
3. Do you think the picture is real or fake?
____________________________________________
4. Have you ever read or heard any ‘true stories about UFOs? Do you think they really exist?
____________________________________________

/6 Grammar Page 69 Ex. 2b

Turn to Grammar Page 126 and read Text B and answer the questions below.

1. What exactly was Roswell?
____________________________________________
2. Why was the witness surprised when he first saw the wreckage?
____________________________________________
3. What happened to the crash wreckage?
____________________________________________
4. Why did many of the officers believe the story about the balloon?
____________________________________________
5. What did the witness say he and his friends saw?
____________________________________________
6. Who believes the witness?
____________________________________________

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Year 9 Unit 10: Mysterious places
What do you think really happened here?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about mysterious places. They will discuss photographs of mysterious places, ask indirect questions, and tell stories.

Students will study modal verbs of deduction and indirect questions.

Student Book pages 86-93

Skills and Language Focus:

Reading: Students will read about Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, and a photo story about what teachers really do in their staff room.

Writing: Students will write a description of a mysterious place. Students will discuss photographs of mysterious places, ask indirect questions and learn to tell a good story.

Speaking: Students learn how to speculate and give evidence to support their ideas.

Listening: Students will listen to an interview about a mysterious place.

Grammar: Students will study modal verbs of deduction and indirect questions.

Vocabulary: M3 Unit 10 Mysterious places
ancestor, ancient, archeology, believe, century, ceremony, culture, custom, desert, dig, explain, hide, nowhere, period, remains, rob, skeleton, steal, tradition, treasure

TOEFL
ambiguous, bizarre, conjecture, credible, fallacious, fictitious, ghastly, hoax, hypothesis, prevaricate

Teacher’s Suggestions:

Reading: Have your son read the text on pages 74 and 77.
Vocabulary: Have your son practice the vocabulary on page 77.

Online Assignments at alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com:
Vocabulary List, Audio and Cloze
Grammar Week 1
Grammar Week 2
Reading, Audio and Listening
Writing and Speaking
Study Vocabulary for the Vocabulary Test

Parents are encouraged to ask questions or leave comments at eslparentinfo.blogspot.com.

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Year 9 Unit 10: Mysterious places

1. ancestor: n. a person in your family who lived before you did
2. ancient: adj. very old
3. archeology: n. the study of things made by people who long ago
4. believe: v. to think that something is true; to think that someone is telling the truth; to have an opinion; to be sure that something exists; to trust someone
5. century: n. a period of 100 years
6. ceremony: n. acts done in a special way established by tradition
7. culture: n. the way of life of a particular society; art, music and theater
8. custom: n. a way of doing something that is consistent for a group of people
9. desert: n. a large empty area of land where it is hot and dry
10. dig: v. to make a hole in the ground
11. explain: v. to give a reason or make something easy to understand
12. hide: v. to put something in a place where no one can find it; to go to a place where no one can find you; to not tell people about something
13. nowhere: adj. not in, to or at any place
14. period: n. a length of time
15. remains: n. parts that are left
16. rob: v. to steal money or property from a person or a place
17. skeleton: n. all the bones of a human or other animal together in their normal positions
18. steal: v. to take something that does not belong to you, without asking for it; compare: rob
19. tradition: n. a custom, belief, or way of doing things that has existed for a long time
20. treasure: n. an amount of gold, jewelry, or other valuable objects, especially one that has been hidden

Check the online vocabulary exercise in class.

M3 Unit 10 Mysterious places:

ancestor, ancient, archeology, believe, century, ceremony, culture, custom, desert, dig, explain, hide, nowhere, period, remains, rob, skeleton, steal, tradition, treasure

My __________ was Carter, who found the tomb of Tutankhamen more than a __________ ago. He was very interested in __________, and he studied the __________ of the __________ Egyptians. He thought the time __________ was fascinating, and he would __________ in the __________ every day. When the pharaoh died, the __________ of the Egyptians was to have a funeral __________ and then mummify the __________. The reason for this is easy to __________. According to their __________, the Egyptians used to __________ that the pharaoh needed his body in the afterlife. Therefore, they did not want it to decompose and become a __________. They also believed that the pharaoh would need to have his possessions in the afterlife. The Egyptians did not want anyone to __________ the tomb, so they decided to __________ King Tutankhamen’s body in a cave. No one could __________Tutankhamen’s __________ because the tomb was __________ to be found.

/1 Grammar Page 74 Ex. 1a (CD2 Track 17)

What do you know about the places in the photographs?
____________________________________________

/1 Grammar Page 74 Ex. 1b

What do you think is mysterious about the two places?
____________________________________________

/4 Grammar Page 74 Ex. 1c

Read the text again and listen. Answer the questions.

1. Which of the two places is older?
____________________________________________
2. What are two possible reasons that Stonehenge was built?
____________________________________________
3. Why were the pyramids built?
____________________________________________
4. In what way are the stones used at the two places similar?

/3 Grammar Page 75 Ex. 2a

Read Page 74. Mark the statements T (true) or F (false).

1. (T)(F) It is not possible that Stonehenge was used for observing the stars and planets.
2. (T)(F) The writer thinks it was easy to pull the stones at Stonehenge upright.
3. (T)(F) The writer thinks it was it was easy to build the pyramids.

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