GE|Adults|Elementary|21. A day to remember


1.1 Look at the phrase. What can you tell about the most memorable day in your life?



1.1 Read the texts and match them with a photo.

Why do we remember some days in our lives?

Is it because we visited a great party, heard wonderful news, met old friends, danced a lot, relaxed, or just stayed at home with our family?
Here are two stories about a day to remember…

Ivan Popov from Russia

1/ She asked me to walk with her around the city. We talked a lot and couldn’t stop.

2/ So we went to a cozy café and ordered teo glasses of cold tea.

3/ It was a very warm day and we decided to drink something cold.

4/ It was in May five years ago when I was on holidays in Australia.

5/ I came back to the hotel at 1 a.m.

6/ I felt strange because I dadn’t expect to see her there.

7/ I wanted to see a woman that I knew a little from the time when I was at university. She was Australian and she lived in Sydney. I called her five or six times, but she didn’t answer. It was my last day in Sydney when she suddenly came to my hotel.

8/ I couldn’t believe that she came to me and spent the whole day with me. My holidays were fantastic.

Julia Carrol from Germany

1/ My friends gave me some money so I took taxi to the hotel.

2/ Anyway it was the best day of my life, because I had so much fun!

3/ When we decided to leave the club I noticed that someone stole my purse. I was very upset.

4/ It was the best day of my life.

5/ I was at my friend’s birthday party.

6/ We went to a nice club called «Muzique». It was a new club with an amazing DJ. We had fun and danced a lot.

7/ It was my last year in Canada. I lived there because I worked in a company. But my contract was almost over.

8/ I wore a white skirt, a red blouse and sandals.

2.1 Read the texts again. Read the questions and find answers in the texts.

1. What time did Ivan come back?
2. What was the weather like? (both stories)
3. What did Julia wear?
4. Where was it? (both stories)
5. What did Julia do?
6. Who were Ivan with?
7. Why was it memorable for Julia/Ivan? (both stories)


1.1 Look at the texts again and find the past tense of these irregular verbs.Then write them down.

1.2 Listen and repeat the irregular verbs.

1. can — could
2. come — came
3. go — went
4. meet — met
5. be — was/were
6. know — knew
7. feel — felt
8. spend — spent
9. wear — wore
10. have — had
11. steal — stole
12. give — gave

1.3 Read the rule.



1. Use the irregular past form only in + sentences:

She spoke to him.

2. Use the infinitive after did/didn’t:

Did you meet her yesterday?

I didn’t go out last night.

3. Remember word order in questions = ASI (Auxiliary, Subject, Infinitive) or QUASI (Question word, Auxiliary, Subject, Infinitive).

-Did you have a good day?

-What did you do yesterday? 


Past of can = could

— = couldn’t NOT didn’t can

+ = Could you…? NOT Did you can?

1.4 Complete the text with the verbs in brackets in Past Simple.

2.1 Make the questions to the answers.

Example: What did you buy yesterday? I bought fish.

2.2 Choose the correct negative.

Example: She bought cheese. – She didn’t buy cheese.

2.3 Answer the questions about the most memorable day of your life.

1. When and where was it?
2. Who were you with? Why?
3. What clothes did you wear?
4. What time did you get home?


1.1 You are going to listen to Samantha from Texas talking about her memorable day. Where was she? Why was it a memorable day?


Samantha and interviewer

I = interviewer, S = Samantha

I: When was your memorable day?
S: I can tell you exactly, it was the 4th of July in 2012.
I: Why do you remember the date?
S: Because it was the day when my boyfriend asked me to marry him.
I: Where were you?
S: Well, we were having dinner in a restaurant in New York.
I: Who were you with?
S: I was with my friends.
I: How did he do it?
S: He got down on one knee and asked me : “Will you marry me?”
I: And what did you answer?
S: I was surprised and couldn’t speak at all, but then I pulled myself together and said “yes”!
I: Tell me about the night. What did you do?
S: Well, when everything was over we decided to celebrate. So we went out and had fun all night long. We had a great party!
I: What was the weather like? Do you remember?
S: Yes, it was a warm day. About 30 degrees, I think.
I: What time did you get back to your house?
S: I can’t remember exactly but very late, about 4 00 in the morning. Luckily, I had a free day the next day, so I didn’t need to get up early.

1.2 Listen again and correct the information.

Example: It was on 14th of June. No, it was on 4th of July.


1.1 Read the information about go, have and get.

1. Use go with:
-by bus/by car/by plane
-for a walk
-home (from school)
-out (on Friday night)
-to a restaurant
-to bed (late)
-to church/to mosque
-to the beach
-back (to work)
-on holiday

2. Use have with:
-a car/bike
-long hair
-a drink
-a good time
-a sandwich
-a shower/a bath/a swim

3. Use get with:
-a newspaper (=buy)
-a taxi/a bus/a train (=take)
-an email/a letter (=receive)
-home (=arrive)
-up (early)

1.2 Fill in the gaps with a correct verb: get, go or have.

1.3 Say three things you did yesterday and three you did last week with went, had, or got.

Example: Yesterday I went to church. I got up early and had breakfast at home.


1.1 Look at the questions. What words are missing?

1.2 Listen and repeat the questions. Copy the rhythm.

1. When was it? (4 sec pause)
2. Where were you? (4 sec pause)
3. What did you wear? (4 sec pause)
4. Where did you go? (4 sec pause)
5. What did you do? (4 sec pause)
6. What was the weather like? (5 sec pause)
7. What time did you get home? (5 sec pause)
8. Why was it a memorable day? (5 sec pause)

Speaking and Writing

1.1 Answer the questions.

1. When was it?
2. Where were you?
3. What did you wear?
4. Where did you go?
5. What did you do?
6. What was the weather like?
7. What time did you get home?
8. Why was it a memorable day?

1.2 Write about your memorable day. Use the questions given above.

My memorable day


1.3 Listen to the song and fill in the gaps.

Homework / Домашнее задание


1.1 Change the sentences from the present to the past.

*Переделай предложения из настоящего времени в прошедшее.

1.2 Complete the questions.

*Составь вопросы.

2.1 Choose the incorrect expression.

*Выбери неправильное выражение.

3.1 Listen to the interview about Jessica’s memorable day. Mark the sentences as true or false.

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*Послушай интервью про памятный день Джессики. Отметь предложения как Правда/Ложь.

Interviewer and Jessica

I = interviewer, J = Jessica

I: Can you tell us about a memorable day, Jessica?
J: Well, let me see. I have a lot of memorable days. But yes, there was one particular day last year that was memorable.
I: When was it?
J: It was the 14th of February.
I: Valentine’s Day?
J: Yes, exactly. That’s why I remember the date. I had a boyfriend at that time but we argued a lot so I was alone. In fact, I was with two friends.
I: Where were you?
J: We decided to have fun and went to a concert of our favourite band.
I: Where was the concert?
J: It was in a club in Manchester. So we arrived there the day before the concert.
I: What did you do before the concert?
J: We had a drink in a very old cafe in the city centre. Then we couldn’t find the place where the concert was. We didn’t know where the club was, so we walked around and asked people to help us. In the end we got there 5 minutes before the concert started.
I: Was the concert good?
J: Emmm, actually no. The band didn’t play our favourite songs.
I: When did you go home after the concert?
J: We were hungry after the concert and we went to a restaurant. The food was delicious! After that, we got a taxi home.
I: Thank you, Jessica, for your story!

Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking and Writing
  • Homework
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  2. 2. GE|Adults|Elementary|2. To be, countries
  3. 3. GE|Adults|Elementary|3. Can you repeat that, please?
  4. 4. GE|Adults|Elementary|4. Daily routines
  5. 5. GE|Adults|Elementary|5. Can you describe it?
  6. 6. GE|Adults|Elementary|6. Feelings and emotions. How do you feel?
  7. 7. GE|Adults|Elementary|7. I usually do?
  8. 8. GE|Adults|Elementary|8. Occupations
  9. 9. GE|Adults|Elementary|9. Asking questions. Dating
  10. 10. GE|Adults|Elementary|10. Family
  11. 11. GE|Adults|Elementary|11. Daily activities
  12. 12. GE|Adults|Elementary|12. Adverbs and expressions of frequency
  13. 13. GE|Adults|Elementary|13. Can you sing?
  14. 14. GE|Adults|Elementary|14. Stop making that noise!
  15. 15. GE|Adults|Elementary|15. What's the weather like today?
  16. 16. GE|Adults|Elementary|16. Let's read in English
  17. 17. GE|Adults|Elementary|17. Pastimes we love
  18. 18. GE|Adults|Elementary|18. Can music change our lives?
  19. 19. GE|Adults|Elementary|19. A mistake!
  20. 20. GE|Adults|Elementary|20. People who made a different
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  23. 23. GE|Adults|Elementary|23. A house with a secret
  24. 24. GE|Adults|Elementary|24. Haunted houses
  25. 25. GE|Adults|Elementary|25. Diets and your favourite food
  26. 26. GE|Adults|Elementary|26. How much healthy food do you eat?
  27. 27. GE|Adults|Elementary|27. The magic luck of numbers
  28. 28. GE|Adults|Elementary|Practical English 1: Travelling by plane
  29. 29. GE|Adults|Elementary|Practical English 2: Going to the café
  30. 30. GE|Adults|Elementary|Practical English 3: Buying clothes
  31. 31. GE|Adults|Elementary|Practical English 4: How can I get to the theatre?
  32. 32. GE|Adults|Elementary|Practical English 5: Enjoy your meal!
  33. 33. GE|Adults|Elementary|Revise and Check 1-6
  34. 34. GE|Adults|Elementary|Revise and Check 7-12
  35. 35. GE|Adults|Elementary|Revise and Check 13-18
  36. 36. GE|Adults|Elementary|Revise and Check 19-24