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March 24, 2010

Unit 2: Interests

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Watch the video and answer the questions.

a. What is his hobby?

– His hobby is … … …

b. What does he do well?

– He can … … …

– He can’t … … …

– He’s good at … … …

– He’s not good at … … …

c. Were you surprised by anything?

– I was surprised because … … …

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If you are wondering, here is the order of his performance:

Seung Ri – Strong Baby
SNSD – GEE
Super Junior – Sorry, Sorry
2PM – Again & Again, I Hate You
2NE1 – Fire
Brown Eye Girl – Abracadabra
SNSD – Genie
Kara – Mister
G-Dragon – Heartbeaker
SHINee- Ring Ding Dong
TaeYang – Wedding Dress
2PM – Heartbeat

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Page 12

journalism: (noun) the work of writing articles for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio

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Page 13, Exercise 2

infinitive = to + basic verb

e.g. to whistle

gerund = basic verb + -ing

e.g. whistling

* I can/can’t + basic verb

* I like/love/hate/prefer + infinitive/gerund

* I would like/I’d like + infinitive

* I enjoy + gerund

* preposition + gerund

e.g. I’m good at drawing people.

meditate:
(verb) to think calm thoughts for a long period in order to relax or as a religious activity

martial art:
(noun) traditional skills of fighting, especially from East Asia
e.g. tae-kwon-do, from Korea; karate, from Japan

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Talking About Interests

Part 1

Complete the sentences.

1. Can you … … … … … … … … … … ?

2. Do you enjoy … … … … … … … … … … ?

3. Are you good at … … … … … … … … … … ?

4. Do you like … … … … … … … … … … ?

5. Are you interested in … … … … … … … … … … ?

6. Do you prefer … … … … … or … … … … … ?

7. Would you like … … … … … … … … … … ?

Part 2

Ask each other your questions. Answer with these phrases:

1. Yes, I can ( … )/No, I can’t ( … )

2. Yes, I do./Yes, I enjoy …

No, I don’t (enjoy … )

3. Yes, I am (good at … )/No, I’m not (good at … )

4. Yes, I do./Yes, I like ( … )

No, I don’t (like … )

5. Yes, I am (interested in … )/No, I’m not (interested in … )

6. I prefer …

7. Yes, I would (like to … )/No, I wouldn’t (like to … )

Examples

A: Can you whistle?

B: Yes, I can (whistle).

–or–

A: Do you enjoy cooking?

B: No, I don’t (enjoy cooking).

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Page 14, Exercise 1

Other Genres:

acapella

– ballads

blues

disco

electronica

heavy metal

hymns

new age

– opera

punk rock

R & B (rhythmn and blues)

reggae

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Who are your favorite music artists?

Step 1. Make a list.

#1 = favorite, #2 = second-most favorite, #3 = third-most favorite, etc.

Artist ………. Genre

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Step 2. Talk with a partner.

Example:

A: Who is your favorite artist?

B: Metallica. They are heavy metal/rock.

A: Who is your second-favorite artist?

B: 2NE1. They are electronica/dance/pop/hip-hop/R&B music.

etc.

Step 2. Write sentences.

Example:

Chul-soo ………………… Ji-young

1. Metallica …………….. 1. Justin Timberlake

2. 2NE1 …………………. 2. Britney Spears

3. U2 ……………………… 3. 2NE1

4. Green Day ……………. 4. Girls’ Generation

5. Girls’ Generation ……… 5. Eminem

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Ji-young could write:

–> Chul-soo likes Metallica, but I don’t.

–> Both of us like 2NE1.

–> Chul-soo likes 2NE1 more that I do.

–> Both of us like Girls’ Generation.

–> I like Girls’ Generation more than Chul-soo does.

–> I like Justin Timberlake, but Chul-soo doesn’t.

–> Neither of us like 2PM.

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Page 16, Exercise 1, Part B

What hobbies do Sarah and Mike have?

Sarah

– knitting [knit: (verb) to make clothes using wool and two long needles to join the wool into rows]

– sewing [sew: (verb) to join things together with a needle and thread

Matt

– photography

Page 16, Exercise 1, Part B

1. e

2. a

3. f

4. d

5. g

crochet: (verb) to make clothes and other items using wool and a special needle with a hook at one end

6. c

7. b

Page 16, Exercise 1, Part B

Ask and answer the questions. Give your own answers.

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Page 17, Exercise 3, Part B

collecting teddy bears –> Eva

gardening –> Phil

making jewelry –> Jeff

playing golf –> Kim

Page 17, Exercise 3, Part C

Listen again and complete the chart.

enthusiastic: (adjective) having a lot of enthusiasm

enthusiasm: (noun) a lot of intereste in something and wanting very much like to be involved in it

Also, answer these questions.

1. What kind of jewelry does Jeff make?

2. How does Eva get her teddy bears?

3. What’s Kim good at?

4. What kinds of vegetables does Phil grow?

Answers

Jeff …

–> makes money on his hobby.

–> spends a lot of money on his hobby.

1. He makes necklaces and silver jewelry.

Eva …

–> isn’t very enthusiastic about her hobby.

2. She gets them as gifts.

Kim …

–> spends a lot of money on her hobby.

–> isn’t very good at her hobby.

3. Kim’s good at watching golf on television.

Phil …

–> isn’t very good at his hobby.

4. He grows peas, onions, and tomatoes.

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