Unit 1: Back to school.
In this unit you will practice the contents studied in grade 7th.
EXERCISE 1
It's September 1st!


Imagine you are a new student and this is your first day at school. What would you say to your new teacher? Game iconPLAY GAME
Work in pairs and act it out with your partner.

T: _____________.

S: ____________, teacher.

T: How are you today?

S: ______________, thank you.

T: So, you are a new student. What's your name?

S: _________________.

T: _________________?

S: ________ years old.

T: Do you live _____ or _____ from the school?

S: ________________.

T: Thank you and welcome to our school.

S: _______________.

Exercise 1:

(Imagina que hay un compañero nuevo en tu curso. Él es un estudiante canadiense que está aprendiendo español. Ustedes usualmente estudian juntos y se ayudan. Es tu turno de traducir los siguientes minidiálogos al inglés.)
A: Hola. ¿Cómo estás?
B: Muy bien, gracias. Mira, esta es mi amiga Margarette.
A: Mucho gusto, Margarette. ¿De dónde eres?
C: Soy de Canada. Estoy muy feliz de estar en Cuba.
__________________________________________________
A: ¿Cuál es tu nombre?
B: Margarette Black.
A: ¿Qué edad tienes?
C: 13 años.
A: ¿Estás en el curso de inglés?
B: No, estoy en el de español.
A: Buena suerte.
Check your answers
Exercise 2:
You are talking to a new Canadian friend about some famous Cuban people. Complete the conversation and practice it later.
(Estás conversando con un amigo canadiense acerca de algunos Cubanos famosos. Completa la conversación y practícala luego.)
YOU: Javier Sotomayor is an Olympic Champion.
A. STUDENT: Really? What does he look like?
YOU: He's _____________________________________________________________ .
Do you know Paulo F. G.? He's a popular salsa singer.
A. STUDENT: I'm sure who he is. What ___________________________?
YOU: _________________________________________________________________ .
How about Rosita Fornés? She's a famous Cuban vedette.
A. STUDENT: I don't think I know her. ____________________________?
YOU: _________________________________________________________________ .
A. STUDENT: O.K., it's my turn now. I bet you don't know the most famous Canadian pop singer.
YOU: ________________________________?
A. STUDENT: She is _____________________________________________________ .
YOU: Oh! She is Celine Dion.
Exercise 3:
Here you have suggestions for projects:
The first is "People in my life" and the second one is "My daily life".
(Aqui te damos sugerencias para que realices trabajos prácticos. El primero se titula "Las personas de mi vida" y el segundo "Mis actividades diarias".)
"People in my life"
Think about these questions:
a) Who is important to you?
b) What can you say about this person?
name physical appearance
age daily activities
job address
country likes and dislikes
c) Discuss your ideas with other people and/or students.
d) Write your text and mail it to us.
e) Illustrate it with photographs or drawings.
"My daily life"
Here are some possible ideas.
Who are you?
How old are you?
Where do you study?
When do you get up?
What do you do in the morning, afternoon, and evening?
What do you do on weekends?
When do you ...?
c) Discuss your ideas with other people and/or students.
d) Write your text and mail it to us.
e) Illustrate it with photographs or drawings.
Check your answers
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