Which of these special events are the people celebrating?
1. They’re celebrating a graduation.
2. They’re celebrating a retirement.
3. They’re celebrating a wedding.
4. They’re celebrating the birth of a baby.
Listen and answer the questions.
1. What three special days are coming?
2. When are they?
3. What gifts will Dave and Alicia buy for these special days?
1. Mom’s birthday,
Mom and Dad’s anniversary,
and Dave’s birthday.
2. On the first (1st),
the tenth (10th),
and the twenty-third (23rd).
3. For Mom’s birthday, Alicia will buy a necklace.
For Mom and Dad’s anniversary, Dave and Alicia will buy some flowers.
For Dave’s birthday, Alicia will buy nothing.
Alicia will buy a necklace.
Alicia = subject
necklace = direct object
Alicia will buy Mom a necklace.
Mom = indirect object
Stressed Words –> said more slowly, loudly, and clearly
* Nouns (but not pronouns)
* Main Verbs (but not auxiliary/helping verbs)
* Conjunctions that show difference (but not conjunctions that show similarity)
Page, 35, Exercise 2
1. Are you going to do anything special for your next birthday?
2. Are you going to invite your friends over for a party?
3. Is someone going to bake you a birthday cake?
4. Are your parents going to buy you something nice?
5. How old are your parents going to be on their next birthdays?
6. What are you going to give your father for his birthday?
How about your mother? And your best friend?
Exercise 3 (Speaking Naturally)
Are you going to buy anyone a gift this month?
How many cards are you going to send this year?
Are you going to send anyone a card this month?
Who are you going to spend your next birthday with?
Are you going to send anyone flowers this year?
Pages 40 and 41, Exercise 1, Part C
1. In Taiwan, children get red envelopes with money inside for New Year’s celebrations.
In Ecuador, young people ask for money for fireworks for New Year’s celebrations.
In Korea, on a baby’s first birthday, parents put money, thread, and pencils in front of the baby.
2. In Ecuador, people dress dummies in old clothes and burn them for New Year’s celebrations.
In the United Kingdom and other countries, brides wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue at their weddings.
In Turkey, the bride’s friends write their names inside her shoes.
3. In Ecuador, people dress dummies in old clothes and burn them for New Year’s celebrations. Young people ask for money for fireworks for New Year’s celebrations.
In Colombia, the bride and groom light candles.
4. The words for two people who get married are bride and groom.