GE|Adults|Elementary|23. A house with a secret
1.1 Imagine that you want to rent a house for a business trip. What things will you pay attention to when looking through advertisements?
- advertisement (əd’vɜːtɪsmənt) a notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job opening.
- advert (‘ædvɜːt) is the synonym for advertisement.
- ad (æd) is a short form of advertisement.
1. What things are highly important to you/your family members? Why?
2. What things are unnecessary for you/your family members? Why?
1.1 Read the advertisement. Would you like to rent this house in a business trip to Wisconsin? Why (not)?
2.1 Try not to look at the advertisement and try to remember some facts about it. What does it offer?
3.1 Speak about 3-4 things you can usually find in:
— a bedroom;
— a kitchen;
— a bathroom;
— a living room.
Example: There is a bed in a bedroom.
4.1 Turn the pictures and read new words. Then listen and repeat.
a washing machine
a living room
a dining room
- Central heating are usually radiators. It’s a system to make a house warm.
- Air conditioning is a system to make a house cool.
1.1 The Johnsons is a family who came to Atlanta because of Mr. Johnson’s business trip. They want to rent some rooms in a big house. Listen to the conversation with Jessica, a hostess of the house. Which rooms do they go into?
Johnson family and Jessica
1.2 Listen to the conversation again. Complete the dialogue.
2.1 Listen to the conversation with Johnsons’ neighbours and answer the questions.
Johnson family and Mr. and Mrs. Simon’s
1. Are the Simons the only Johnsons’ neighbours? Why?
2. Why did the Johnsons come to Atlanta?
3. What happened in the house that Johnsons are renting?
4. Who was murdered? Why?
5. What do the Johnsons want to do?
1.1 Remember the conversation. Complete the sentences using constructions there is/there are in the correct from (singular or plural, positive, negative or a question).
1.2 What’s the difference between these two sentences? Read the rule.
- There are two bookshelves in the study.
- There are some bookshelves in the study.
There is/there are, some/any + plural nouns
We use there’s (there is)/there are to say that somebody or something exists in a certain place.
We use there’s + a singular noun or there are + plural noun.
There are is not usually contracted.
If the list of things begins with a singular noun, we use there is: There is a sofa, two armchairs and a TV in the living room.
If the list of things begins with a plural noun, we use there are: There are some cupboards, a cooker and a fridge in the kitchen.
There is and it is are not the same!
There’s a password on the table. It’s a password to unlock my laptop.
There is/there are are usually used with a/an, some/any before the nouns.
Use a/an with a singular noun: There’s a plant in the living room.
Use some/any (= not an exact number) with plural nouns. Use some in positive sentences and any in negative ones and questions: There are some chairs in the dining room.
Are there any pictures in the living room?
2.1 Complete the sentences with there’s or there are.
Example: There are some pictures on the wall.
2.2 Make up some sentences with the given words. Use there’s/there are + a/an, some/any.
Example: chairs/dining room
There are some chairs in the dining room.
1.1 Listen and repeat the sounds and words.
2.1 Write the words in the correct column. Listen, check and repeat.
year / their / airport / here / we’re / wear / careful / hear / really / idea / upstairs
2.2 Listen and repeat the dialogues. Copy the rhythm.
1.1 Ask the questions with the given words. Use there is/there are. Answer these questions.
Example: Is there a mirror in your bedroom?
No, there isn’t, but there’s one in the bathroom.
mirror/ armchairs/ carpet/ fridge/ plants/ sofa/ washing machine
bedroom/ bathroom/ kitchen/ hall/ living room/ study/ dining room
2.1 Answer the questions about your house/flat.
Example: I live in a flat.
1. Do you live in a house or a flat?
2. Is your house/flat big or small?
3. How old is it?
4. Is there a dining room?
5. Is there a study?
6. How many bedrooms are there?
7. How many bathrooms are there?
8. Is there a balcony?
9. Is there a terrace?
10. Is there air conditioning?
11. Is there central heating?
12. Do you like your house/flat? Why (not)?
1.1 Describe your house/flat. Use these questions as your plan.
Example: I live in a flat. It’s in the centre of the town. There are 3 rooms…
1. Do you live in a house or a flat?
2. Is your house/flat in the city/town or in the countryside?
3. How many rooms are there?
4. Are they big or small?
5. Is there a study in your house/flat?
6. How many bedrooms are there?
7. Is there a dining room?
8. What is there in the living room?
9. Is there a balcony?
10. Is there a laundry?
11. Is there air conditioning?
12. Is there a dishwasher in the kitchen?
13. Is there a washing machine in the bathroom?
14. Do you like your house/flat? Why (not)?
Homework / Домашнее задание
1.1 Complete the sentences. Use there’s/there are/it’s, there isn’t/there aren’t.
*Составь предложения. Используй there’s/there are/it’s, there isn’t/there aren’t.
1.2 Write the negatives for the given sentences.
*Напиши отрицательные формы данных предложений.
2.1 Make up the questions with the given words. Use a/an, some/any.
*Составь предложения с данными словами. Используй a/an, some/any.
2.2 Choose the correct word.
*Выбери правильное слово.
3.1 Look at the pictures and write the words with articles a/an/the.
*Посмотри на изображения и напиши слова с артиклями a/an/the.
4.1 Listen to the hostess showing her house to Kate and Max. They want to rent a house. Which rooms do they go into? Would you like to rent this house? Why (not)?
*Послушай хозяйку, которая показывает свой дом Кейт и Максу. Они хотят арендовать дом. В какие комнаты они заходят? Хотел(-а) бы ты арендовать этот дом? Почему (нет)?
Kate, Max and Hostess
4.2 Listen to the conversation again. Mark the sentences as true or false.
*Послушай разговор снова. Отметь предложения как Правда/Ложь.
5.1 Learn these words and phrases.
*Выучи эти слова и фразы.
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