Touchstone 3. Unit 4. F a m i l y l i f e. Lesson A Family gripes. gripe: a strong complaint drama: a play in a theatre or on television or radio, or plays and acting generally pressuring (v): to try to force someone to do something embarrassing (adj.): feeling ashamed or shy
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1. Rob can’t use his parents’ car. He has to ask them to drive him everywhere.
1 Getting started A
2. Kanako’s parents are always pressuring her about school. They want her to study law. She wants to study drama.
3. Luis has to be home before 11:00. His parents won’t let him stay out late. They always make him come home before 11:00.
4. Paulo thinks his kids watch too much TV. He tries to have them do their homework before dinner, but they usually watch TV instead.
5. Jong’s kids don’t help with the housework. She can’t even get them to clean up their own rooms.
6. Joanna’s husband holds the remote when they’re watching TV. He never lets her have it.
7. Chuck’s wife is nervous about driving. She’s always telling him to slow down.
1. Rob’s parents don’t want him can’t even get them to clean up their own rooms.to use the car.
1 Getting started B
2. Luis’s parents make him come home before 11:00.
3. Paulo can’t get his kids to do their homework before dinner.
4. Jong’s kids won’t help her clean the house.
5. Chuck’s wife always asks him to slow down, even when he’s not driving fast.
1. When I was a kid, my parents never let me can’t even get them to clean up their own rooms.walk / go to school by myself.
2 Grammar A
2. My parents made me go to bed at 8:00.
3. My mother couldn’t get me to eat any vegetables.
4. My sister never lets me use / play games on her computer.
5. My parents want me to spend more time with them.
6. My wife’s always telling me can’t even get them to clean up their own rooms.to get more exercise.
7. I always have my husband cook / make breakfast on the weekends.
3 Listening and speaking C
8. I think kids should help their parents (to) clean the house.
1 Building vocabulary and grammar B can’t even get them to clean up their own rooms.
Mi Soon:used to keep, she’d always give, used to tease
Claudia: used to come over, would crawl
Melik: used to live, used to go over, we’d play
John: used to love, used to play, we would always win
2 Strategy plus can’t even get them to clean up their own rooms.
1. B Definitely.
A That’s true.
2. B I agree.
3. B Oh, I know.
4. B That’s for sure.
A You’re right.
which allows it to bend
1. d [Second paragraph: I’m surprised my mom never really implemented a policy.]
1 Reading C
2. e [Second paragraph: She kind of left it up to us.]
3. a [Second paragraph: Once in a while, she would put her foot down and make us take turns.]
4. f [Second paragraph: Otherwise, it was a free-for-all.]
5. c [Fourth paragraph: So, we’d argue about it until one of us gave in, …]
6. b [Fifth paragraph: For my brother and me, fighting over the front seat was an important part of our sibling bonding.]
1. False. Rhonda and her brother usually decided who would ride in the front seat.
1 Reading D
3. False. If Rhonda yelled “I call the front!” outside the house, she could ride in front.
4. False. Rhonda’s brother would usually touch the car before Rhonda.
ride in the front seat.
(cook a meal)
(go on vacation)
(go to the movies)
2 Listening and writing A
2 Listening and writing B
1. Now they have cable and satellite TV, so they stay home.
2. The kids are older. They don’t want to go on vacation with their mom and dad. They would rather hang out with their friends.
3. She’s too tired these days. She doesn’t have time.
was interested in ride in the front seat.old cars.
used to drinkmilk.
used to eara brown hat.
always listened tothe radio.