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.

clean the floor
do the ironing
do the shopping
do the washing
do the washing-up
lay the table (opposite clear)
make lunch
make the beds
pick up dirty clothes (from the floor)
put away your clothes
take out the rubbish

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.

radio programme teenagers


Teenage carers

Teenagers today have a bad reputation. Everyone says that they are lazy and don’t have any respect to old people, and that they do not do anything to help their parents in the house. But there are some teenagers who don’t behave like this at all. It is estimated that there are more than 200,000 teenagers in the UK who have to look after a member of their family, their mother or father or brother or sister. These young ‘carers’ as they are called, have to do between 25 and 50 hours’ work helping in their house, as well as doing their school work.

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

P = presenter, A = Ann, D = Derek

P: I’d like to welcome to the programme two of these teenagers, Ann and Derek, who are 17 years old, and who both look after members of their family. Hello, Ann …hello, Derek.
A and D: Hi.
P: Who do you look after?
A: I look after my dad. He has an unusual illness. He can’t eat without my help. And I also look after my younger sister. She’s five.
D: I look after my mum. She had a bad car accident four years ago and she can’t walk. I also look after my little brother.
P: You both do a lot of housework. What exactly do you do?
A: Usually I get up early and clean the house and do breakfast. After school, I take my dad for a walk. In the evening, my mum makes the dinner – I have to make sure my sister eats her dinner and then I put her to bed.
D: My day’s quite similar. I clean the house and iron, but I also do the shopping. My dad left home four years ago so we’re on our own. I take my brother to school and make sure that my mum is all right. I need to give her massages every evening.
P: How do you feel about the way you live?
A: I don’t really mind looking after my dad. He’s ill and he needs my help. But sometimes I feel bad because can’t go anywhere as a rule. And I sometimes get angry with my school friends. They don’t really understand the problems I have at home. Most of them think just about clothes, boys, and going out.
D: I like what I do because I’m helping my mum and I’m helping the whole my family. Of course, it’s true that I can’t go out much. Sometimes I can go out with my friends, but I can’t leave my mum on her own. I feel bad. If my mum needs anything, she calls me and I go back home. It’s not a problem for me. It’s just part of my life.
P: You’re both doing a great job, thanks very much for coming on our 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.


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  • Warm-up
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation and Speaking
  • Listening
  • Homework
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