Unit 4. Home Improvement . Design for tutorial 7. Check the learning and the homework 10’ Act. 1, describe home improvement /decoration ， describe furniture 描述家居装修 , 描述家具 25’ Act. 2, Do it yourself (DIY) 自己动手 10’
Made the curtains
painted the walls
replaced the mosquito netting
changed the floor coverings
Buy some plants, make cushion covers, arrange the furniture
It folds up
open.,wooden cubes which stack
Sliding doors, space to hang things in one side,shelves in the other, & a shoe rack
Covered in a bright colored patterned fabric, converts to a bed at night
Now talk about the following :
a joiner, an electrician, a decorator, a gas fitter, a glazier, a roofer, a carpet fitter
Now talk about the following tools:
a plane, a screwdriver, pliers, hammer, spanner, wire cutters …
surface (rough), floor (cement,unsympathetic), kitchen (unhygienic), lightings (not enough), toilet (unsightly), bedroom (uncomfortable), balcony (draughty)
flat (renovated), floor (tiled), walls (painted), socket (moved), room space (bed-sitting room, wood parquet tile, sofa-bed), balcony (enclosed), windows (double glazed)
has broken down.
has stopped working.
has broken down.
isn’t working properly.
having problems with
something wrong with
Thesofa bed would be too close to the windowif it wereagainst the right hand wall, in the corner.
Use the model to talk about the following:
Be attached to
A box with a hinged lid
Old and worn out
Comfortable and close atmosphere
With pleasant associations with the past
Paint coming off the surface
Light attached to the ceiling
Trying to get new ideas
Like sth. very muchMatch the following words
1. How often does DIY magazine organize a competition?
2. What prize did Mr.Miller win?
3. What is Mr. Miller’s job?
4. Where did Mr. Miller learn DIY skills?
5. Why did Mr. Miller do something to the house?
6. Why did Mr. Miller make alternations to his house by himself?
7. How much is the prize?
8. What does Mr. Miller want to do with the money?
“Handy man of the year”
At evening schools.
For his disabled son.
He could not afford to pay workman.
To start his own business.
( )1. Mr. Miller enjoys doing things with his own hands.
( )2. Mr. Miller bought his house because the flat was too expensive.
( )3. Government buildings often have special paths for those handicapped.
( )4. Paul could reach the switches since they were originally installed at the right height for him.
( )5. Do-it-yourself has become one of Mr. Miller’s hobbies.