GE|Adults|Elementary|4. Daily routines


1.1 Look at the pictures and name the items.


1.1 Match the words with the pictures.

1.2 Look at the picture of the room of an American student. Click on the words of things that you can see here.



⦁ Use a/an with singular nouns.
⦁ Use an with a noun beginning with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u).
⦁ Use a with nouns beginning with consonants and u when u= /ju:/ e.g. university.

🔹It’s a bag.
🔹It’s a pen.
🔹It’s an identity card.
🔹It’s an umbrella.

1.1 Put ‘a’ or ‘an’.

1.2 Write ‘It’s + a/an’ or ‘They’re’.


⦁ Add -s (-es or -ies) to make plurals:
e.g. It’s a pen. They’re pens.
⦁ Don’t use a/an with plural nouns.
e.g. They’re keys. NOT They’re a keys.

Spelling rules for regular plurals:
– Add -s to most nouns:
book – books
key – keys
– Add -es to nouns ending in → -s, -ss, -ch, -sh, -x
watch – watches
box – boxes
Also: potato — potatoes, tomato — tomatoes
– Add -ies to nouns ending in → consonant + y:
country – countries
dictionary – dictionaries
– f, -ef at the end of the word become → -ves
shelf – shelves
wolf – wolves

Irregular plurals

a man – men
a woman – women
a child – children
a person – people
a tooth – teeth
a foot – feet
a goose – geese
a mouse – mice
a sheep – sheep
a deer – deer

2.1 Write plural forms of the nouns.

This, these, that, those

We use demonstrative pronouns to talk about things/people that are near and far.


  • This house is really beautiful. (singular, near)
  • That man is Kate’s brother. (singular, far)
  • These shoes are new. (plural, near)
  • Those people are my friends. (plural, far)

3.1 Click on the correct word in bold.

3.2 Click on the correct word in bold.

4.1 Match the pictures and the sentences.


Final -s and -es

When plural nouns end in -s, the s is pronounced either as [s] or as [z] depending on the previous sound.

1. -s is pronounced as [s] after these (unvoiced*) sounds: [k], [р], [f], [t],
e.g. books, maps, cats.

2. -s is pronounced as [z] after all other (voiced*) and vowel endings,
e.g. mobiles, keys, photos.

-es ending is usually pronounced as [iz]

e.g. buses, dishes, boxes.

Voiced and unvoiced consonants

Voiced consonant sounds are made in the throat by vibrating the vocal chords, e.g. [b], [l], [m], [v] etc.

Voiceless (unvoiced) consonants are made without any vibration passing through your throat. E.g. [p], [k], [t], [s], etc.

1.1 Write the words into the correct column according to the pronunciation of their endings [iz], [s], [z].

watches, glasses, wallets, scissors, sandwiches, newspapers, tissues, addresses, headphones, pens, boxes, photos, books



tidy [ˈtaɪdɪ]
untidy [ʌnˈtaɪdɪ]
What’s this in English?

1.1 Listen to three people talking about their worktables or desks. Click on ‘+’ near the things they have and ‘-’ near the things they don’t have. Are their tables tidy?

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1. I have a small table, and on the table I have a laptop and a tablet. Also, I have souvenirs from Italy. My table is rather tidy.
2. On my desk I have a lamp, a phone, books, notebooks, a photo of my children, pens and pencils, and stickers. I think my desk is untidy.
3. On my desk I have a computer, a German-French dictionary, a lot of pens and highlighters. Oh and candy wrappers. At the present moment my desk is very tidy.

2.1 Listen to three people talking about things they have in their bags. Then remember at least three things for each person.

Things in the bags

I work as a teacher. In my bag I have a lot copybooks and textbooks, a piece of chalk and pens of different colors. Also, as every woman I have a handkerchief, lipstick and powder.
I’m a confectioner. There are a lot of candies and sweets in my bag. I always take with me my uniform. Also, I have a lot of magazines about my profession.
I work as a nurse. I like to help people. In my bag I have different pills and tinctures. I have a tonometer and pulsimeter too.


1.1 Read the text. Compare the men’s and the women’s bags.

Necessary things in woman’s and man’s bags.

For women, thing number one is a pocket mirror. There are also a lot of tissues in their bags. Many women take with them powder, perfume and lipsticks. Elderly women have many medicines and a bottle of water. There are such women who carry a small dog in their bags. It’s funny. And, of course, money and mobile phones.
Men are more practical. There are a lot of useful things in their bags. They have a passport and other documents, a wallet, a pen and a pencil. Men who smoke can also keep the cigarettes in their bags.
Of course, both, men and women have in their bags keys and money or credit cards.

1.2 Guess the meanings of the highlighted words. Use the online vocabulary to check yourself.


1.1 Discuss with your teacher the following questions.

  1. What’s in your bag?
  2. What’s on your table?
  3. What did you usually have in your school bag?

1.2 Look at the picture. Name the objects you see.


1.1 Write an essay ‘My ideal bag’. In your essay answer the following questions ‘What are the most important things you carry in your bag?’ (Do it according to the text «Necessary things in woman’s and man’s bags»).

Homework / Домашнее задание

1.1 Change the sentences from singular to plural or from plural to singular.

*Переделай предложения из единственного числа во множественное число и/или наоборот.

2.1 Look at the pictures and write the words.

*Посмотри на изображения и напиши слова.

2.2 Match the words and translations.

*Найди соответствия между словами и переводами.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Homework
  1. 1. GE|Adults|Elementary|1. Let's meet again!
  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
  21. 21. GE|Adults|Elementary|21. A day to remember
  22. 22. GE|Adults|Elementary|22. The case of a room murder
  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