GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
1.1 Answer the questions:
1. Tell about your family’s annoying habits.
2. What annoying habits do you have?
1.1 Look at the definition of ‘teenager’ [ ˈtiːnˌeɪ.dʒər ]. How do you pronounce it? Do you have a similar word in your language to describe a person of that age?
1.2 Read the article about some annoying habits. What do you think about this list? Can you add anything?
Top 10 parental habits people find annoying
According to a recent survey of 1,254 British parents, 56% of mums and dads find the parents’ habits of those around them annoying.
A top ten list of irritating habits revealed parents in the UK dislike ‘using a cutesy voice’, followed by being bombarded with ‘baby-related Facebook status updates’ and thirdly ‘putting babies on the phone’, as their top three.
You can read the rest here:
⦁ Using a ‘cutesy’ voice
⦁ Baby-related status updates on Facebook
⦁ Putting babies on the phone
⦁ Not disciplining children when unruly in public
⦁ Swearing in front of children
⦁ Blaming their children for not going out any more
⦁ Parents who constantly say how ‘perfect’ their child is
⦁ Criticising other parents’ children
⦁ Matching outfit between father/son or mum/daughter
⦁ Using their children as an excuse to be unsociable.
1.3 Look at the verbs and verb phrases in bold. Say what you think they mean.
1.4 Do any of these habits annoy you? Which one?
Housework, do or make
1.1 Match the verb phrases and the pictures.
1.2 Write new verb phrases in the flashcards.
1.3 Listen and check your pronunciation.
2.1 Complete the phrases with «make» or «do».
2.2 Answer the questions:
1. What housework do you usually do? What have you done today?
2. Do you argue about housework in your family? Give examples.
3. What housework do you hate doing? What don’t you mind doing? Is there any housework you like doing?
Present Perfect + yet, just, already
1.1 Complete the dialogue with a past participle from the list.
2.1 Look at the first two questions in the dialogue 1. Are they about…?
2.2 Find the sentences with ‘just’, ‘yet’, and ‘already’ in the dialogues. What do you think they mean?
For regular verbs the Past Participle is the same as the Past Simple (+ -ed).
For irregular verbs the Past Participle is sometimes the same as the Past Simple (e.g. buy, bought, bought) and sometimes different (e.g. do, did, done).
2.3 Complete the sentences using Present Perfect.
2.4 Make up 2 negative sentences and 2 positive sentences using present perfect.
Pronunciation and Speaking
1.1 Listen and repeat the words and the sounds.
2.1 Write the words into the right column. Listen and check.
year / Japan / use / beautiful / John / join / young / community / region / technology / job / unit / you / jeans / yard / joke
2.2 Practise saying these sentences.
1. I’ve just bought Jane a jumper and a jacket.
2. Have you worn your new uniform yet?
3.1 Look at the picture for one minute and try to remember what’s in it.
3.2 Work individually. Look at the list of things Nick always does every morning. Has he already done them? Look at the pictures below. Say the sentences using the phrases below.
• make the bed
• wash up his coffee cups
• tidy his room
• pick up his toys
• take the dog for a walk
• turn off his computer
• put his clothes in the cupboard
• have a shower
• have breakfast.
1.1 Listen to the first part of a radio programme about teenage carers. Answer the questions.
1. What kind of the reputation do teenagers have today?
2. What does it mean ‘careers’?
3. How many teenagers look after their relatives in UK?
2.1 Now listen to the rest of the programme. In what way are the two teenagers unusual? Do they feel positive or negative about their Lives?
The rest of the programme
2.2 Listen again and answer with A (Ann), D (Derek), or B (both of them).
2.3 Do you know any teenagers like Ann and Derek? What do they do?
1.1 Complete the sentences with do or make.
Present Perfect + yet, just, already
1.2 Choose the correct answer.
1.3 Complete the sentences. Use Present Perfect and a verb from the list.
lose, be, cook, write, start, buy, speak, see
1.4 Write the words into the right column. Listen and check.
unit / joke / year / stage / use / large / region
2.1 Learn these words and phrases:
2.2 Speak the words in English. Use the microphone to do this task.
- Pronunciation and Speaking
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- 4. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
- 5. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
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- 8. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|8. Old friends
- 9. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
- 10. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
- 11. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping
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- 14. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
- 15. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
- 16. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|16. Pessimist vs Optimist. Choose your side
- 17. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak 'Love'
- 18. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
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- 20. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
- 21. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|21. You don't have to be great to start...
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- 23. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
- 24. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
- 25. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
- 26. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
- 27. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
- 28. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13