Unit 3 The Place I Live In
3.1 Learn to talk about your native place
– busy streets
– to feel comfortable
– to be in blossom and in bloom
– to be famous for something
I’d love to.
It’s a pity!
Look and say what place you live in.
A big city a small town a village a farm
E x a m p l e: I live in a big city.
Listen and repeat. Say if you like to live in your place.
– It’s a pity that I don’t live in a big city.
– But I am glad that I live in a small town.
– There are so many big trees and nice flowers around. I have the best of two worlds.
/і/ it, pity, live, big, city
/aʊ/ town, around
Look, match and say where these children live.
A big busy city;
A picturesque village;
A cosy town;
A small farm.
E x a m p l e: The girl lives in a picturesque village.
Look at the pictures again and say: Where the children feel comfortable; What makes the children’s places cosy; What their places are famous for.
E x a m p l e: I think the girl feels comfortable in a small village. There are many fruit trees and flowers around. They make her village cosy and picturesque, especially in spring. The village is famous for them.
Listen and role-play.
A TOWN OR A CITY?
Bob: I say, Ann, where do you live?
Ann: I live in a big city. It has got many busy streets, big houses, nice parks and squares. There are always many people around. And where do you live, Bob?
Bob: Personally, I live in a town of Dundee. It’s small but very cosy. I feel comfortable there.
Ann: Really? What makes it cosy, I wonder?
Bob: You can see many nice gardens with fruit trees and beautiful flowers. They make my town green, especially in spring when everything is in blossom and in bloom.
Ann: And where is your town?
Bob: It is in Great Britain. My country is famous for its small green towns. They are so picturesque. Come and see them!
Ann: Oh, thank you. I’d love to.
– What Makes your town cosy, I wonder?
– My town Is famous for its small green gardens. There are a lot of fruit trees and flowers around. I feel comfortable there.
Let’s play a grammar chain game.
Example: A: What makes your place cosy?
B: Nice parks and squares make my city cosy. And what makes your place cosy?
Make up six sentences on the table.
A lot of
In the city.
E x a m p l e: There are a lot of big shops around.
Talk with your friend about the place you live in. Use:
On Your Own: Take a photo of a big city (small town or a village) and write 4-6 sentences about it.
E x a m p l e: This is a village. It is small and picturesque. It is near the river and the forest. They make this village nice and cosy. It is famous for its fish and nuts.
Read and say what every member of the family likes to do at the grandma’s place.
William is an English boy. He lives with his parents in London.
London is a big city with busy streets and tall trees. It has got many beautiful parks and squares. They make London especially beautiful. Besides, London is famous for its interesting places. Many people from all over the world come to see them.
The boy likes his city a lot. But every summer William and his sisters go to their granny’s place. She lives in a small picturesque village near the North sea.
All the family members like to go there. They feel comfortable at their granny’s place. William’s mum enjoys gardening and helps the granny to grow flowers. William’s dad is fond of playing beach football. The children adore swimming in the sea and bathing in the sun. They all have a lot of fun in their granny’s village in summer. It’s always a pity to leave it.
True or False? William lives with his parents near the sea. William’s granny lives in London. London is a big beautiful city. It has got many interesting places. All the family members like to go to their granny’s place. Act as William and tell about your city and your granny’s village. Use:
It is famous for…;
A picturesque village;
To feel comfortable;
To bathe in the sea.
Tell your friends about the place you live in. Use:
Personally, … . My… is very… . It’s got… . You can see… there.
… makes my place look… . It is especially nice… . The place is famous for… . I feel comfortable… .
Write about the place you live in for your school newspaper. Use:
Do it Yourself! Make a postcard of the place you live in.