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
Prepare them in advance.
Brief notes only, not whole
Make the notes which you can
Use contractions and
abbreviations if possible.
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
min sec hr
﹥ more than
﹤ nearly / less than
abbreviations & contractions:
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Tip: Be polite when you
ask others to repeat.
Could you say that
Could you repeat
Did you say ______
Have you ever moved to a new town
What did you do when you meet your
What did you talk about when you
met your new neighbours for the first
How did you make friends with your
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
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
e. be honest about yourself and your
Step 1 : Calling Teen
Talk for advice
What do you do when you have a
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
4. teenagers’ problems
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
What do you often do with your
Have you ever write letters to
It’s a waste of time to write to
your friends every day, don’t
you think so?
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
I agree with you on/that…
I am of the same opinion (as…).
That’s a good point.
That’s how I feel (about…) too.
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…
express your opinions on the
statements on page 14 by stating
whether you agree or disagree,
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
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
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
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
What should we check for?
Read the points on page 16 and
find the answers.
In particular, we should
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
Today, I found out something about my brother could get him
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
2. Write the letter based on the
outline in Part A on page 17.
invite several groups to
read their letters to the class
Finishany additional exercises
Preview the Project