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					Unit 1 Getting along with others

 Task Writing a letter
 to a friend
Skills building 1:

Writing down the answers

 You are a reporter of your school
  newspaper and going to have a
  interview with your headmaster
  next week, what should you do?
 Turn to page 12 and find some
Some guidelines before
interviewing someone.
1. Questions
   Prepare them in advance.
2. notes
   Brief notes only, not whole
   Make the notes which you can
   understand later.
   Use contractions and
   abbreviations if possible.
 For example:

 Gym
    can be expensive =
Gym memberships can
sometimes be very expensive.
Eating fruit every day
is good for you. Fruit good
You should do lots of
 exercise to stay fit.
 Lots exercise fit
Do you still remember these?
 Mon  Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
  Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
 mor afn
 min sec hr
﹥ more than
﹤ nearly / less than
↑  increase
↓  decrease
A    answer
Q    question
abbreviations & contractions:
 PRC      NO.
 Dept     e.g.
 SH1       I’D
 shan’t    won’t
 mfr      Art Fest
Tip: Be polite when you
ask others to repeat.

            Could  you say that
            Could you repeat
            Did you say ______
             or ______?
Discuss freely:
 Have you ever moved to a new town
  or neighbourhood?
 What did you do when you meet your
  new neighbours?
 What did you talk about when you
  met your new neighbours for the first
 How did you make friends with your
  new neighbours?
Listen to the radio
programme and make notes
     Moving to a new town or area can be a
    trying time. You might worry about how
     you will find your way around, how you
     will meet people and how you will make
    new friends. These things can make you
       feel anxious. Today, social expert
     Zhang Ying is here to tell you to relax
     because there are many ways to meet
          people and make new friends.
1.Things might worry you when
  you move to a new place.
   how to find your way round,
  meet new people, make friends.
2. Ways to meet a new neighbour:
 visit their homes with
 a small gift ;
 join a local club or activity group
          ________ ___________
3.some things you should do when
  you meet a person for the first time.
 be ____ and honest about yourself;
 ask him/her ________ about
  _____________ ;
            listen to his/her words
 actively _____________________ .
4. You can ____________ or
             join a local club
  ___________ to meet a people
  activity group
  with similar interests to you.
 5. To make true friends, you should
 a. Help them when you are free

√ always be there for them
 c. always be happy before them

√ listen to what they have to say

√ feelings
 e. be honest about yourself and your
Step 1 : Calling Teen
Talk for advice
 What do you do when you have a
  personal problem?
 Would you talk to your parents
  or your friends and ask them for
 Have you ever called a radio
  programme for advice?
Read the leaflet about
Teen Talk and do the
exercise in Part A
Keys to Part A
1. Phone
2. True
3. False
4. teenagers’ problems
5. advice
Listening (Part B)

 You  are having problems at school
  with two of your friends. You decide
  to phone Teen Talk for some
  advice. Listen to your conversation
  with Barbara from Teen Talk and fill
  in the note sheet below.
 Tip: write down the key words only.
Keys to Part B
1. Reason for calling Teen Talk:
   Have a problem and don’t know
     who to talk.
2. Description of the problem:
   Have two very different friends;
     they don’t like each other.
3. Feelings about the problem:
   Feel trapped and divided between
     the two, which to be friends.
4. Teen Talk’s advice:
  Write a letter to each friend and
  explain how you are feeling; let
  them know you want the three of
  you to meet outside of school.
5. Planned actions to overcome the
  Write a letter, ask friends to meet
  at their favourite cafe on
  Saturday; talk and get to know
  each other better.
Skills building 2: agreeing
and disagreeing
Lead-in 1
 What do you often do with your
 Have you ever write letters to
  your friends?
 It’s a waste of time to write to
  your friends every day, don’t
  you think so?
Lead-in 2
 Get three or four students to act
  a short play to show different
  ways of showing disagreeing with
  others(prepared before class):
  one in a polite way, the other in a
  direct or even rude way.
 Ask students : which way is
 Ifyou disagree with someone you
 should express your opinions
Others will take your opinions
more _______ if you state them
_____and politely.
I  agree with you on/that…
 I am of the same opinion (as…).
 Exactly.
 That’s a good point.
 That’s how I feel (about…) too.
 That’s right.
 You’ve got a point.
 Yes. And another reason is that…
I  don’t agree. What about…?
 I’m not sure that’s true.
 I see things slightly differently.
 On the other hand, …
 Perhaps you are mistaken.
 Really? I don’t think that…
 I take your point, but…
 That’s true, but…
Group work:
 express  your opinions on the
  statements on page 14 by stating
  whether you agree or disagree,
  using the
  just learned.
 Each group
  should have
  a member to
  present your opinion later.
   Vegetarians are      Staying a
    healthier than        teenager forever
    people who eat        would be great.
   Making good          If I want to be
    friends is more       happy in the
    important to me
                          future, I must
    than spending
    with family.          have a good job.
   Good marks          Learning a foreign
    indicate how         language is
    smart you are.       important.
Step 2: discussing
friendship with others
Look at the table of part A on
  page 15
 Have a discussion on friendship
  and asks at least three
  classmates questions for their
  opinions on friendship.
 Note the responses in the table.
Discussion (pair work)
    Choose one of the following
     statements on friendship and
     decide whether you agree or
     disagree with them.
1.   Friendship is an important part of
     my life.
2.   A good friend must be honest, kind
     and have a sense of humour.
3.   One or two good friends are better
     than 100 acquaintances.
Skills building 3:
Read the first part on page 16
 What is proofreading?
Finding careless mistakes that you
  have made.
 What should we check for?
 Read the points on page 16 and
  find the answers.
In particular, we should
check for:
 Facts: make sure the facts are accurate.
 Grammar: Check that you have used
  the correct tenses, parts of speech,
  sentence structures, etc. Make sure the
  verb agrees with the subject.
 Handwriting:Make sure your
  handwriting is clear.
 Punctuation:    Check that all
  punctuation marks are used correctly
  and that none are missing.
 Vocabulary:Check that you have used
  the right words.
 Spelling: Look out for spelling
 Style(formal/informal):Check that the
  choice of vocabulary and sentence
  structure is of the right degree of
Your friend Rebecca wrote about
her twin brother in her diary.
She asked you to check it for
mistakes. There is one mistake
in each line.
Rebecca’s letter                                                  April
                                                                 15 Apirl
Today, I found out something about my brother could get him
                               whether         
into a lot of trouble. I’m not sure if to tell Mum and Dad.

Although William and I are almost 18, but Mum and Dad are still
quite stricte with us. Recently, William has begun wearing some strange
clothes. He always wears big boot and a leather jacket, and he
looks quite different from before.
The other day I saw him smoked in his room, with two of his friends,
Jack and Sean. I know Mum and Dad would be extreme angry if they
knew about it. They’d also be angry me if they knew that I had kept this
secret for them. Maybe I should tell them, so they won’t blame me for
keep a secret.
However, I don’t think William will live at home for much longer as hes
planning to go to university soon, His grades are still good. It seems
that his behaviour hasn’t had some effect on his schoolwork. Maybe I
Should just keep my month shut. What should I do?
Step 3: Writing a letter
to your friend
   Write a letter to a friend about
    what his or her friendship means
    to you. using information
    gathered in Step 1 and 2.
 Consider the suggestions
 your feelings about friendship
 the qualities of a good friend
 your feelings about best friends
 what makes a good friendship

1.   Group work: each member of the
     group contributes something to
     the planning of the outline of
     the letter.
2.   Write the letter based on the
     outline in Part A on page 17.

      invite several groups to
 Let’s
 read their letters to the class

Finishany additional exercises
Preview the Project

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