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October 12, 2014

Unit 8: At home

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Books closed.

Look at the picture on the screen. What are John and Sandra doing?

Listen to their conversation.

What do John and Sandra find?

Answers: They find:

– a bathing suit

– clothes

– jewelry

– earrings

Listen again.
To whom does each thing belong to? (Who does the bathing suit belong to? Who do the clothes belong to?)

Answers: The bathing suit belongs to Sandra.

The clothes belong to Sandra’s sister.

The jewelry belongs to Sandra’s sister.

The earrings belong to Sandra.

Page 76, Exercise 1, Part C

1. A: Whose

B: mine

2. A: Whose … yours?

B: hers

3. B: ours … our

Possessives

Who does this bathing suit belong to?
= Whose bathing suit is this?

The bathing suit belongs to Sandra.
= It’s Sandra’s bathing suit.
= It’s Sandra’s.

Who do these clothes belong to?
= Whose clothes are these?

The clothes belong to Sandra’s sister.
= They’re Sandra’s sister’s clothes.

Who does this jewelry belong to?
= Whose jewelry is this?

The jewelry belongs to Sandra’s sister.
= It’s Sandra’s sister’s jewelry.

Who do these earrings belong to?
= Whose earrings are these?

The earrings belong to Sandra.
= They’re Sandra’s earrings.
= They’re Sandra’s.

Page 77, Exercise 2

1. yours

Ours

2. hers

Mine

3. Whose

4. mine

Theirs

5. mine

his

yours

6. theirs

7. his

Pair work.

Ask each other these questions. Use possessives (whose, my, your, her, his, our, their, mine, yours, hers, his, ours, & theirs).
Remember that this is practice, so keep talking. (“keep talking” = “continue to talk”) If you finish all of the questions, then talk about your weekend.

1. a. What’s your favorite piece of clothing?
b. Why is it your favorite?
2. a. Where do you store your photos?
b. What’s your favorite photo?
c. Why is it your favorite?
3. a. What’s your favorite kind of music?
b. Where do you store your music?
c. How do you listen to your music?

Tell us something about your partner.

Example: My partner stores her pictures on her iPad.

Page 77, Exercise 3

Listen.
Notice that the grammatical words (e.g. do, you, your, etc.) are reduced.
(Reduced = spoken quickly, softly, and not clearly.)
Notice that the content words (e.g. where, keep, books, etc.) are stressed.
(Stressed = spoken slowly, loudly, and clearly.)

Have similar conversations. Put content words in the blanks. Remember to stress the content words.

jewelry headphones passport credit cards
sports equipment music files books speakers

A: Where do you keep your _____ ?

B: On a shelf next to my _____ . Where do you keep yours?

A: In a pile on the floor by my bed.
Books closed.

Jon needs a new cover for his tablet computer. Which one does Meg like?

Answer: Meg likes the nice, black, leather one.

Jon also needs some new speakers. Which ones does Meg like?

Answer: Meg likes the cute, little, round ones.

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.”

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

e.g. A students asks his teacher for permission to go to the bathroom.

Lucy visits Adam in his apartment.

1. Lucy asks Adam for permission to do something. What?

2. Adam asks Lucy to do something for him. What?

1. Lucy asks Adam for permission to look around his apartment.

2. Adam asks Lucy to help him in the kitchen and to chop the onions.

1. When Lucy asks Adam for permission to look around his apartment, what words does she use?

2. When Adam asks Lucy to help him, what words does he use?

1. Do you mind if I look around?

2. Would you mind helping me in the kitchen?

Could you chop the onions?

Asking For Permission

Do you mind if 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 …
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
Practice these conversations many times.
Change the underlined words.

A: Do you mind if I make a quick call?
Can I open a window?
use your bathroom?
take a cookie?
get a glass of water?
charge my phone?
B: No, go ahead.
Sure, go ahead.
Sorry, but I mind.
Sorry, but I rather you didn’t.

“… mind …”

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

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

Asking Somebody To Do Something

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

Could you …
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
Practice these conversations many times.
Change the underlined words.

A: Would you mind answer(ing) the door for me?
Could you put(ting) this in the trash?
set(ting) the table for me?
make/making some coffee?
help(ing) me with the dishes?
turn(ing) on the oven?
B: No, not at all.
Sure, no problem.
Sorry, but I can’t right now.

“… mind …”

“Would you mind … ?” means “Would … bother you?”
That’s why we say “Yes” by saying “No …”
Also, we use _-ing after (“Would you mind helping me?”)

Page 81, Exercise 2

1. B: No, not at all. Go ahead.

2. B: Yeah. Sure. No problem.

3. B: Sure. Go right ahead.

4. B: Oh, no. No problem.

Practice the conversations. Fill in the blanks with phrases to make requests or to answer requests.

A: _____ I sit here?
B: _____ . Let me move my things first.
A: _____ do me a favor? _____ run to the store and get some milk?
B: _____ . What kind of milk do you want?
A: I forgot to charge my phone. _____ borrow yours for a minute?
B: _____ . It’s on the coffee table there.
A: I think I left my wallet at home. Uh, _____ lending me five dollars?
B: _____ . Here, I have ten dollars.

Listen to the conversations between roommates.

Conversation 1

What’s the problem?

His roommate threw away the cushions from his grandma.

Listen again. What favor did he ask for? Did his roommate agree?

Can you keep them in your room?

(Agrees)

Conversation 2

What’s the problem?

Her roommate has books and papers all over the floor.

Listen again. What favor did she ask for? Did her roommate agree?

Would you mind putting them in your room?

(Agrees)

Conversation 3

What’s the problem?

They need salad for dinner.

Listen again. What favor did he ask for? Did his roommate agree?

Could you do me a favor? Could you make the garlic bread?

(Doesn’t agree)

Conversation 4

What’s the problem?

She can’t find her hair dryer.

Listen again. What favor did she ask for? Did her roommate agree?

Do you mind if I borrow your hair dryer?

(Doesn’t agree)

Page 81, Exercise 3, Part A

Listen to the conversations between roommates.
What’s the problem in each case?

1. His roommate threw away the cushions from his grandma.

2. Her roommate has books and papers all over the floor.

3. They need salad for dinner.

4. She can’t find her hair dryer.

Page 81, Exercise 3, Part B
What favors did each person ask for?
Did their roommates agree?

1. Can you keep them in your room?

(Agrees)

2. Would you mind putting them in your room?

(Agrees)

3. Could you do me a favor? Could you make the garlic bread?

(Doesn’t agree)

4. Do you mind if I borrow your hair dryer?

(Doesn’t agree)

Page 83, Exercise 2, Part C

1. What does Mike take out of his pockets at night? Why?

He takes out his change, keys, and wallet.

He doesn’t want these things in the laundry.

2. When does he do the dishes? Why?

He does the dishes right before he cooks.

He doesn’t do them right after he eats because he feels very tired after dinner.

3. How does he feel after he exercises? After he watches the news?

He feels good after he exercises.

He does not feel relaxed after he watches the news.

4. What does he do just before he goes to sleep?

He reads something on his e-reader before he goes to sleep.

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