Reading two: Good Bye to (some) Housework. • Reading Two is an article about the changes in the types of housework done in ten years. People do less housework nowadays as they don’t have time, and they discovered that some housework chores are less important to be done. However, some housework chores are still regularly done.
After going through Reading Two, try to check your understanding by answering the following questions: • Why are people doing less housework now? • Which chore(s) are people doing less often? • Which chore(s) do people do as often today?
Focus on vocabulary, pg. 110 • Read each group of sentences. Pay attention to the underlined words. Cross out the sentence that does not make sense. 1.a. I happenedto be at the supermarket yesterday when they were giving away free boxes of a new detergent! b. Excuse me do you happentohave change for a dollar? c. Ok, I’ll meet you for lunch tomorrow. I will happentothere at 12:15. 2.a. I have a terriblyurgentmessage for Tom. Can you make sure that he gets it this month? b. This letter is terriblyurgent. I think I should send it express mail, so it gets there tomorrow. c. I’d like to talk to Dr. Donlon, but it’s not terriblyurgent. She can call me back when she has time. 3.a. This detergent doesn’t make my clothes really clean. Perhaps I should try a different brand. b. Bleach is the best brand to use for washing white clothes. c. Can you buy some detergent for me? Just get the cheapest brand. 4.a. The doctor winked when she told the couple their son had a broken leg. b. My grandpa used to wink when he told a joke. c. Jim winked at the little girl as he said good- bye to her.
Focus on vocabulary(cont…), pg. 110 5.a. Before the Abdul Majeed Abdullah concert, a man came on the stage and mentioned, “ Here’s Abdul Majeed Abdullah”. b. Did you mention the party to Joe? I haven’t invited him yet. c. Please don’t mention anything about my vacation plans to my boss. She doesn’t think anyone should take a vacation. 6.a. Diana was surprised when the dinner guests appeared an hour early. b. My keys have appeared. I can’t find them. c. Every time I cook fish for dinner, Tucca, the neighbors cat, appears at my back door. 7.a. I have a speech with my mom on the telephone every Sunday. b. The president gave a speech last night about taxes and education. c. I always get nervous when I have to make speeches. 8.a. Karen wants to be an actress, so she has moved to Hollywood. b. A new movie with my favorite actress is opening tonight at the Lumiere theater. Do you want to go? c. you really need to be good at Math and Geometry if you want to be an actor or an actress.
Complete each sentence with words from the box. Use a word from box A in one blank and a word from box B in the other. Pg. 111 A actress mention detergent polish happen to shine B bleach mop cleaner terribly urgent dust winked • I don’t have time to polishthe furniture, so I am just going to dustit. • ______ makes clothes clean, but ______ makes them white. • Can you get some dish soap the next time you _____ be at the store? It’s not ______ so don’t make a special trip. • If you want your floors to ______, use new, improved Twinkle Floor next time you _______! • The woman in the commercial didn’t ______ the price of the _______ that she was using to clean the tub. • The _______ accepted her award and said, “I couldn’t have done it without my husband and my daughters,” as she _______ at them in the audience.
Focus on WritingStyle : Poetry, pg. 113 • A poem is a piece of writing which expresses thoughts or feelings. Poems usually include the use of irony and symbolism. Poems usually consist of verses and may or may not rhyme. • A poem consists of many stanzas. A stanza is a set of lines in a poem, set apart from other sets of lines by space. Each stanza comprises its own unit. The break/space between stanzas generally indicates a pause between thoughts, concepts or actions.
Focus on Writing(cont…)Style : Poetry My chicken's on the Internet. She surfs the web all day. I've tried to stop her browsing but, so far, there's just no way. She jumps up on the mouse and then she flaps around like mad to click on every hyperlink and every pop-up ad. She plays all sorts of chicken games. She messages her folks. She watches chicken videos and forwards chicken jokes. I wouldn't mind so much except my keyboard's now a wreck. She hasn't learned to type yet; she can only hunt and peck. Look at the poem on the right. Note the words in red. You’ll find them sound the same, cause they rhyme.
GrammarAdverbs and Expressions of Frequency, Pg. 116 Always Often Usually sometimes Positive 100% 0% Negative Seldom Rarely Never
GrammarAdverbs and Expressions of Frequency • Note the difference: • Basmaalwayseats breakfast at the university. b. Basmaisnever late. Subject+ frequency adverb+ simple present form of any verb( except be) Subject + simple present form verb to be + frequency adverb
Adverbs and Expressions of Frequency, Exercises Use the adverbs of frequency in the box and rewrite the following sentences: Always, Often, Usually, Sometimes, Rarely, Never 1- Flex smokes in the house. 2- He listens to the radio or CDs. 3- He has dinner guests. 4- He is in bed by 11:00 pm. 5- He cleans the windows. 6- He and his colleague are roommates.
GrammarAdverbs and Expressions of Frequency, Pg. 116 • Now go to your book and try to check your understanding by going through the exercises on the grammar part.
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