UNIT 1 Me and My Friends
1.3 Learn to tell the news to your friends
– to hear a real story
– to happen to somebody
– to keep somebody after the lessons
– to tell each other about something
– to laugh at somebody/something
What’s the news of the day?
They say… .
You are kidding me! Oh, no!
1. Look and say what stories different children can tell their friends.
To tell a real story to tell an unreal story
E x a m p l e: Children can tell real stories about their summer time.
2. Listen and repeat. Say who you tell your news.
THE NEWS OF THE DAY
What’s the news of the day,
Good friend Grace, I say?
They say the balloon
Went up to the moon.
/ei/ day, Grace, say, hooray
/u:/ balloon, moon
3. Look, match and say what happened on that day.
To keep somebody after the lessons;
To hear a real story;
To tell each other about something.
To laugh at a funny story;
E x a m p l e: The girl laughed at a funny story.
4. Listen and role-play.
TELLING THE NEWS OF THE DAY
Alex: Hey, Grace, what’s the news of the day?
Grace: They say the balloon went up to the moon in the morning.
Alex: Hooray! But you are kidding me! It’s so unreal!
Grace: Ha-ha! Of course, I am kidding. Do you want to hear a real story?
Alex: Very much!
Grace: The teacher kept me after the lessons for something I didn’t do.
Alex: Something you didn’t do? But what was it?
Grace: M-m-my lessons.
Alex: Oh, no!
The balloon goes up.
Alex wants to hear a real story.
What is it?
I don’t do it.
The balloon went up.
Alex wanted to hear a real story.
What was it?
I didn’t do it.
Watch – watched
Do – did
Play – played
Hear – heard
Talk – talked
Go – went
Listen – listened
Keep – kept
Like – liked
See – saw
5. Talk with a friend about the news of the day. Use:
On your Own: Draw a picture of what happened to you last week and describe it in 3-5 sentences.
E x a m p l e: I like to watch films. I saw a very interesting film yesterday. It was about adventures in Africa.
6. Look and guess what stories Grace likes listening to.
E x a m p l e: I think Grace likes listening to…
7. Read and say what the girl’s friends understand from her story.
Grace is an English schoolgirl. She goes to school every day. After the lessons she comes back home and does her homework. Then she plays with her friends. They also talk about the news of the day. They tell each other about their classmates and teachers, their likes and dislikes, books and films. She likes to listen to their stories, real or unreal. She doesn’t often have her own story to tell.
But today she does – she has a real story to tell. Her friends want to hear it very much. The girl looks upset. Something happened to her at school. She says that she didn’t come back home in time. Her teacher kept her after the lessons for something she didn’t do. “What was it?” her friends wonder. “M-m-my lessons” is her answer.
Grace’s friends don’t laugh at her story. They can see that she has a problem at school. They want to help her with her lessons. They know it is going to be all right.
8. True or False?
1. Grace never does her homework.
2. She often tells stories to her friends.
3. Her friends’ stories are all unreal.
4. Something happened to her at home.
5. Grace’s friends laughed at her story.
9. Talk with friends about what happened to you at school. Use:
… a real story to tell. … at school. The teacher asked me about… . But I didn’t know… . I looked… . My friend helped… . … all right.
10. Write a note to your friend about the news of the day. Begin with:
Hey, … ,
I want to tell you about the news of the day. …
What do you think?
Yours, … .
Do it Yourself! Make a picture about the news of the day.