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October 4, 2012

Unit 8: At home

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Page 76

Spring Cleaning

spring cleaning: (noun) when you clean a place more carefully and using more effort than usual

Books Closed

John and Sandra are talking. Listen and answer the questions.

1. Whose bathing suit do they find?

2. Whose clothes do they find?

3. Whose jewelry do they find?

4. Whose earrings do they find?

Answers

1. Sandra’s.
.

2. Sandra’s sister’s.
.

3. Sandra’s sister’s.
.

4. Sandra’s.

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Page 76, Exercise 1, Part B

1. Whose …

2. … mine.

3. … hers.

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Page 77, Exercise 2, Part A

Possessive Pronouns

1. mine

hers

theirs

his

2. mine

ours

3. mine

theirs

hers

4. yours

mine

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Discussion. Ask each other these questions, and answer them. Use possessive pronouns in your answer.

(Possessive pronouns = whose, my, your, her, his, our, their, mine, yours, hers, his, ours, & theirs.)

1. Who is your favorite actor/actress? What’s his/her most famous movie?

2. Let’s form a new club at Inha. What’s our club’s name going to be? What are we going to do in our club?

3. What do you think about 2NE1? Do you like their style? How about their music? What’s your favorite 2NE1 song? Who’s your favorite 2NE1 member?

4. What do you think about Lady Gaga’s clothes? What do you think about her fashion sense?

5. Whose island is Dokto? Korea’s or Japan’s? Why?

6. Did Lee Hyori have plastic surgery? What parts of her body did she change? How about other celebrities? Did they change their bodies?

Page 79, Exercise 3

Order of Adjectives = opinion, size, color, shape, nationality, material.

Opinion: beautiful, cute, etc.

Size: big, small, etc.

Color: red, green, etc.

Shape: round, square, etc.

Nationality: Korean, Turkish, Taiwanese, etc.

Material: wood, cotton, etc.

e.g. “They have beautiful, big, red, rectangular, Turkish, cotton rugs.”

Discussion

Look at Page 79 and the items below. Discuss which ones you like and don’t like.

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A: Which … … … do you like? (rug, speakers, clock, curtains, TV, etc.)

B: I like the … … … one (ones). How about you?

and

A: Which … … … do you not like? (rug, speakers, clock, curtains, TV, etc.)

B: I don’t like the … … … one (ones). How about you?

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Page 80

Conversation Strategy: Asking Politely

polite: (adjective) behaving in a way that is not rude (does not upset other people) and shows that you do not only think about yourself

permission: (noun) when you allow someone to do something

Books closed.

Jessica visits Ben at his apartment. Listen and answer the questions.

1. Ben asks Jessica to do four things. What are they?

2. Jessica asks for permission do something. What is it?

Answers

1. – to make herself at home

– to give him her coat

– to help him in the kitchen

– to chop the onions

2. – to look around Ben’s apartment

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Asking For Permission

Do you mind if I …

Can I …

Do you mind if I open the window?
Do you mind if I take your coat?
Do you mind if I look around?

Can I open the window?
Can I take your coat?
Can I look around?

Ben: “Do you mind if I open the window?”

Jessica: “No, go ahead.”

[Then Ben opens the window.]

Page 80, Exercise B

Ask each other for permission to do these things.

Do you mind if I …
(“Do you mind if I use your phone?”)

Can I …
(“Can I take a cookie?”)

Agree to give permission.

“Do you mind if I … ?” –> “No, go ahead.”

“Can I … ?” –> Sure, go ahead.

examples

A: Do you mind if I use your phone?
B: No, go ahead.

A: Can I put on some music?
B: Sure, go ahead.

1. use your phone? 2. put on some music? 3. open a window?
4. take a cookie? 5. get a glass of water? 6. turn on the TV?

Asking Somebody To Do Something

Would you mind …

Could you …

Would you mind helping me in the kitchen?
Would you mind chopping the onions?

Could you help me in the kitchen?
Could you chop the onions?

Ben: “Would you mind opening the window?”

Jessica: “No, not at all.”

[Then Jessica opens the window.]

Page 80, Exercise C

Ask each other to do these things.

Would you mind …
(“Would you mind answering the door for me?”)

Could you …
(“Could you hand me the newspaper?”)

Agree to your partner’s requests.

“Would you mind … ?” –> No, not at all.

“Could you … ?” –> Sure, no problem.

examples

A: Would you mind answering the door for me?
B: No, not at all.

A: Could you hand me the newspaper?
B: Sure, no problem.

1. answer the door for me 2. hand me the newspaper 3. set the table for me
4. make some coffee 5. help me with the dishes 6. feed the cat

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Page 81, Exercise 2

(Other answers are possible.)

1. B: No, no problem.

2. B: No, not at all.

3. B: … go ahead.

4. B: No, not at all.

5. B: Sure.

“Do you mind … ?” means “Does … bother you?”

“Would you mind … ?” means “Would … bother you?”

That’s why we say “Yes” by saying “No …”

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Page 81, Exercise 3

Listen to the conversations. What is each request? Did the person agree to it?

1. magazine,

doesn’t agree

2. money,

agrees

3. wastebasket,

agrees

4. shirts,

doesn’t agree

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Ask each other to do something, or for permission.

– introduce me to a pretty girl/handsome boy

– lend me 10,000 won

– massage my back

– give me a hug

– let me call on your cell-phone

– show me your cell-phone pictures

– help me study English

– cut my hair

– visit your home

– cook a meal for me

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Evening Routines

Page 83, Exercise B

Number the pictures in the order that Mario does them.

6 (prepares dinner) 7 (check his mail) 1 (opens the window) 4 (takes a shower)

3 (washes/does the dishes) 8 (does his laundry) 2 (checks his messages) 5 (watches TV)

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Page 83

Morning Routines

Pair Work. Work with a partner. Face each other. However, only one can see the screen.

What does Mr. Bean do in the morning? One student describes what he sees on the screen. His partner listens.

Every morning, Mr. Bean …

– turns off his alarm clock.

– makes his bed.

– puts on his slippers.

– opens the curtains.

– does exercise.

– shaves.

– takes his day clothes out of his closet.

– hangs his alarm clock up to dry.

– tucks Teddy Bear in.

– changes into his day clothes.

(puts on his shirt,

his pants,

his jacket,

his socks,

his tie,

and his shoes.)

– brushes his teeth.

– rinses his mouth.

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Pair Work. Work with a partner. Face each other. However, only one can see the screen.

What does Mr. Bean do in the evening? One student describes what he sees on the screen. His partner listens.

Every night, Mr. Bean …

– brushes his teeth and

rinses his mouth.

– cleans his ears.

– brushes his eyebrows.

– reads a story to Teddy Bear.

– puts Teddy Bear to sleep.

– puts out the light.

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Did Mr. Bean sleep well? What did he do?

When you have difficulty sleeping, what do you do?

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Page 83

Exercise 2, Part D

Be sure to understand the highlighted phrases below.

– first, next, then

– before/after, during

– when, as soon as, while, before/after

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