Unit 3 The Place I Live In
3.4 Learn to talk about your favourite place at home
– to do one’s lessons
– to be on one’s own
– to feel comfortable
– to have everything one needs
… I like best.
Not only that.
Of all the rooms.
1. Look at the pictures and say what you’ve got in your flat/house.
A sofa a sideboard a bookcase a CD player
A fishbowl curtains a TV set a coffee table
E x a m p l e: We’ve got a sofa and a bookcase in our flat.
2. Listen and repeat. Say if you have the same furniture in your room.
BETTY BLOOMS’ ROOM
– I say, Betty Bloom,
Is there much furniture in your room?
– There is a wardrobe and a bed,
An armchair and a TV set,
A green carpet on the floor
And nice curtains on the door.
/ә:/ furniture, curtains
/a:/ armchair, carpet
/ɔ:/ floor, door, wardrobe
3. Look, match and say where you have these things (p. 67).
A coffee table;
E x a m p l e: There are two armchairs in our sitting room.
4. Think and say:
– what room in your flat/house is your favourite one;
– what furniture you’ve got there;
– what you like to do there.
E x a m p l e: Of all the rooms I like my bedroom best. There isn’t much furniture there. I’ve got a sofa, a desk and a wardrobe there. I like to do my lessons there.
5. Listen and role-play.
Taras: I say, Oksana, what is your favourite room in your flat?
Oksana: Personally, I like my own room best. I spend much time there – do my lessons or play with my friends. And do you have a room of your own?
Taras: Unfortunately, I don’t. I share it with my little brother. His toys are everywhere: on the floor, on my desk, even in my bed. He always wants to play with me, but I’m often busy.
Oksana: Poor thing! Is there any safe place for you?
Taras: Sure. It’s my dad’s study. There isn’t much fur niture there: a big desk, an armchair and two bookcases. There is also a CD player, a computer and a fishbowl on the table.
Oksana: I see it is a very comfortable place.
Taras: Not only that. It is the corner in our flat where I can be on my own and do my lessons, play computer games or listen to the songs I like.
Oksana: So this is your favourite place, isn’t it?
Taras: Right. I like it a lot.
– Personally, I Like this place Best.
– Is There much furniture In your room?
– No, there isn’t.
6. Let’s play a grammar chain game.
E x a m p l e: A: I like my computer best, and you?
B: Personally, I like my fishbowl best.
7. Put six questions on the table.
In your room?
On the table?
In your cup?
In your bag?
On the plate?
E x a m p l e: Is there much bread on your plate?
8. Talk with your friend about your favoutire room. Use:
On your Own: Write 5-6 sentences about your favourite place in the house.
E x a m p l e: The nursery is my favourite place in our house. It is big and cosy. I like to do my lessons there. There isn’t much furniture there.
9. Read and say what these children think about their favourite places in their houses.
I live in Spain. It is very warm in my country and it is always hot in the house. No wonder, my favourite place is a veranda(h). There are many tall trees around it and it is quite cool there.
Of all the places in our house I like our kitchen best. It is big and light and it is always warm there. I like to watch how my mum is cooking dinner or how my elder brother is carving new toys for our little twins.
My name is Sarah. I live in Australia in a big one-storeyed cottage. Every member of the family has their own room. I like my room a lot. There isn’t much furniture there, but I have everything I need: a computer, a CD player, my books and my family album.
10. Answer the questions.
1. What is Homez’s favourite place?
2. Why does he like it very much?
3. Why does Alison like her kitchen?
4. What does she like to do there?
5. Why does Sarah like her own room?
11. Act as one of the children (Alison, Sarah, Homez) and describe their favourite places. Use:
A favourite room;
A safe place;
To be light (cool);
To have everything you need;
To feel comfortable.
12. Tell your friends about your favourite place in your house/ flat.
Personally, I live… . Of all the rooms I like… best. It is… and… .
I like to spend… . There is no… but… . You can see… . My friends say… .
13. Write about the room you want to have in your house. Use the plan:
1. what house you want to live in;
2. where this house must be;
3. what room you want to have;
4. what furniture you want to have there;
5. why it will be your favourite place.
Do it Yourself. Draw a picture of your fantasy favourite room and describe it for a student magazine.