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April 11, 2014

Unit 3: Healthy living

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Books closed.

Listen to the people and answer the questions.

* Are they doing anything to stay healthy?

* If so, what? And how often or why?

* If not, then why not?

Brian Jones

– doesn’t eat a lot of junk food

(generally)

– doesn’t eat red meat

(at all)

– is doing karate

Lisa da Silva

– nothing

Michael Evans

– nothing

(because he’s studying for exams)

Carmen Sanchez

– drinking diet drinks

(because of her school reunion)

Mei-ling Yu

– walks everywhere

(because she doesn’t have a car)

The Parks

– exercise six days a week

– go swimming

(every other day)

– go to the gym

(in between

= every other day)

– go hiking

(once in a while)

Simple Present vs. Present Continuous

Past Present Future

——————————————>

Simple Present

I walk to school everyday. x x x x

Present Continuous

I’m walking to the bus x—————–
stop right now.

Page 22, Exercise 1, Part B

What word(s) tell you that it’s simple present or present continuous?

Answers

1. don’t eat

 generally

2. get

 usually

3. go

 usually

4. ‘m eating

 this month

5. ‘m not getting

 these days

6. ‘m trying

 right now
Page 23, Exercise 2, Part A

Answers

1. A. do … cope

Do … get

B. don’t feel

‘re working

are taking

relaxes

2. A. Do … like

B. enjoy

go

‘m not swimming

goes

3. A. Is … doing

B. ‘re trying

loves

‘re cooking

doesn’t like

Page 23, Exercise 3, Part A

Answers

1. fast food

2. (drinking) coffee

3. playing video games

4. exercising

Discussion

Remember to ask Follow-up Questions*.

-. How do you cope with stress?
-. Do you get stressed a lot?
-. Do you like to exercise or play sports?
-. Do you eat a lot of junk food?
-. Do you drink coffee?
-. Do you play a lot of video games?
-. Are you doing anything new to stay healthy?

* Who … / What … / When … / Where … / Why … / How …

Post-discussion

Tell us three things that you learned about your partner.

Books closed.

Nora (a woman) calls her friend Ken (a man).

* How is Ken feeling?

* Why?

* Nora makes a suggestion. What is it?

Answers

* He’s feeling awful.

* He has a terrible cold.

* She suggests drinking hot vinegar with honey.

Joining Clauses with “if” and “when”

Simple sentences: He is a man. He lives in an old house.

Complex sentence: He is a man who lives in an old house.

clause = simple sentence inside of a complex sentence

Clauses are joined with conjunctions.

Conjunctions: and, or, but, if, when, etc.

Parts of Speech

* Nouns (person, place, or thing)

* Verbs (actions or state of being)

* Prepositions (e.g. at, in, etc.)

* Pronouns (e.g. he, him, she, her, etc.)

* Conjunctions (words that join; e.g. if, when)

Page 25, Exercise 3, Part B

Answers

1. I take medicine when I have a cold.

2. If I have the flu, I make hot tea with lemon.

* “when” and “if”  very similar in meaning
“when”  more usual
“if”  less usual

Page 25, Exercise 4, Part A

1. if you have a sore throat

2. If you get an upset stomach

3. if you feel run down

4. if you feel sore

5. If you have a runny nose

6. If you get a toothache

7. if you have a bad cough

8. if you have a headache
Conversation

Practice the following conversation.

A: Ring, ring.
B: Hello?
A: Hi. How are you feeling?
B: Awful.
A: What’s the matter? Do you have a cold?
B: No, I have a headache. I feel terrible.
A: That’s too bad. If I get a cold, I drink hot vinegar with honey.
B: Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll try it.
A: I hope you feel better soon.

Conversation, Part 2

Make new conversations by changing the underlined words.

A: Ring, ring.
B: Hello?
A: Hi. How are you feeling?
B: Awful.
A: What’s the matter? Do you have a cold*?
B: No, I have a headache*. I feel terrible.
A: That’s too bad. If I get a cold*, I drink hot vinegar with honey**.
B: Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll try it.
A: I hope you feel better soon.

* a cold, a headache, a fever, the flu, a cough, a stomachache, a toothache, a headache, a sore throat, allergies.

** gargle salt water, drink herbal tea, go to the dentist, suck on a cough drop, take aspirin, drink hot tea with honey, don’t take anything.

Pair Work

Ask each other these questions. Use “when” in your answers.

1. What do you do if you have a sore throat?
2. What do you do if you get an upset stomach after a meal?
3. What do you do if you feel run down?
4. What do you do if you feel sore after exercising?
5. What do you do if you have a runny nose and itchy eyes?
6. What do you do if you get a toothache?
7. What do you do if you have a bad cough?
8. What do you do if you have a headache?

Example:

A: What do you do if you have a sore throat?
B: When I have a sore throat, I drink hot tea with honey.

Post-discussion

Tell us 3 things that you learned about your partner.

Example:

When my partner feels run down, she eats dog meat.

1. What do you do if you have a sore throat?
2. What do you do if you get an upset stomach after a meal?
3. What do you do if you feel run down?
4. What do you do if you feel sore after exercising?
5. What do you do if you have a runny nose and itchy eyes?
6. What do you do if you get a toothache?
7. What do you do if you have a bad cough?
8. What do you do if you have a headache?

Books closed.

Listen to the conversation between Stan and Yuki.

1. How many jobs does Stan have?

2. Where does he work?

3. When does he get up?

4. When does he go to bed?

Answers

1. He has two jobs.

2. He works at a supermarket and at a restaurant.

3. He gets up at 5:30.

4. He goes to bed around 1:00 … 1:30.

Page 26, Exercise 1, Part D

Answers

1. I often stay up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.

e. Really? What do you do all night?

2. I love sleeping late on weekends.

f. Me too. What time do you get up on Sundays?

3. I often take a nap during my lunch break.

d. At work? How long do you sleep?

4. I only sleep about five hours a night.

c. That’s not much. Do you get tired during the day?

5. I sometimes fall asleep in lectures.

a. You do? Does the professor notice?

6. I usually go to bed early during the week.

b. That’s good. Do you wake up early, too?

Pair Work

Practice the conversations with a partner. Add one more sentence to each conversation.

Example

A: I often stay up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.

B: Really? What do you do all night?

A: Sometimes I watch Youtube videos on the Internet, but usually I play the computer game Starcraft.

Page 27, Exercise 2, Part A

1. Really?

2. You’re kidding!

3. No way!

4. Gosh!

5. Are you serious?

6. Oh!

Page 29, Exercise 2, Part B

Answers

3, 4, 2, 1

Page 29, Exercise 2, Part C

Answers

Picture 1

She sings loudly in the shower.

Picture 2

She goes running outdoors.

Picture 3

She goes swimming.

Picture 4

She goes hiking with a friend.

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1 Comment »

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