1. You all have been away from school for a long time. You certainly want to know how your friends spent their holidays. Ask them these questions to find out.
Did you stay at home in the summer holidays? If not, where did you go?
Did you go away in June, July or August?
What was the weather like during the summer? during your trip?
Did you go by car, by plane or by train? If you used several methods of travelling, which of them did you like the best?
Who did you go with?
Where did you stay?
In a hotel? What kind of room did you have? What was there in the room?
Was it a summer cottage? Where was it?
Was it some other place? Could you describe it?
Did you play any games in summer? What games did you play? Who was your usual partner? Who usually won?
You helped your parents during the summer, didnТt you? How did you help them? What did you do?
Did you go for walks during the summer? How did you usually spend your mornings and evenings? What did you use to do in the afternoon?
2. Look at the pictures and say how Jane, Sally, Nick and Mike spent their holidays. The words from the boxes can help you.
to travel about Russia
to travel by plane (car, bus...)
to stay at a large hotel
to have a double room
to have all modern conveniences
to be sunny, hot and pleasant
to swim, to lie in the sun
to play different games
to enjoy the holiday
to travel by ship
to be on board the ship for seven days
to visit Spain, Italy, Greece
to see interesting places
to meet different people
to learn a lot
to visit museums and galleries
to be pleasant (about weather)
to stay at home
to be sick/ill (about granny)
to have to
help about the house
do the shopping
call a doctor
warm up food
to be free early mornings
to have a lot of free time in the evening
to read a lot, to watch videos
to play football, volleyball
to play on the computer
to go to the country
to be fine (about weather)
to live in a small cottage near the farm
to have a lot of animals on the farm
to feed the animals
to look after the animals
to help about the house
to work in the garden
to water the flowers, plants and vegetables
to get some money for the job
3. Now you are in class but only a few weeks ago you were on holiday. Make true sentences about now and then.
Example: I go to school six days a week at present but I enjoyed my summer holidays a week ago.
1. to go to school
2. to learn English
3. to meet schoolmates every day
4. to have a lot of classes
5. to get up early in the morning
6. to work hard
7. not to watch TV every evening
8. to rain a lot
9. not to be green and fresh (about the leaves of the trees)
10. to do lessons
a week (some weeks) ago
1. to enjoy summer holidays
2. to work in the garden helping Mother
3. to miss2 oneТs schoolmates
4. to spend a lot of time on the beach
5. to keep late hours3 6. to play outdoors with friends
7. to watch lots of TV programmes
8. not to rain at all
9. to be green and fresh (about the leaves of the trees)
10. not to write any exercises at all
1 weather forecast Ч прогноз погоды
2 to miss sb Ч скучать о ком-то
3 to keep late hours Ч поздно ложитьс€
4. During her holidays Olga went to England. She spent a week there and met a nice English girl, called Linda. Complete the dialogue between the girls and then act it out. DonТt forget to change over.
Olga: Excuse me, is this seat free?
Linda: __________ Please sit down.
Olga: Thank you. Do you live here?
Linda: __________. And where do you come from? I see youТre a stranger here.
Linda: Really? How interesting. IТve never met anyone from Russia before. __________? __________?
Olga: My name is Olga and IТm from Moscow.
Linda: IТm Linda. ItТs so nice to meet you! When __________? __________?
Olga: I came to London last week to brush up my English.
Linda: I think your English is very good. How long __________?
Olga: IТve been here for a week. IТm leaving for Moscow tomorrow.
Linda: ThatТs a pity. IТd like to know more about Russia. __________?
Olga: Certainly. I live at Flat 43, 25, Begovaya Street. I would so much like to get a letter from you.
Linda: __________. Bye.
5. Now Norman and Jack are at school again. Say what they used to do dur ing their summer holidays.
Example: Norman used to play the violin in the summer.
1. to play the violin
2. to listen to folk music
3. to watch cartoons
4. to visit picture galleries
5. to learn poems by heart
6. to lie in the sun
1. to play the guitar
2. to read detective stories
3. to listen to rock music
4. to play football a lot
5. to work on the computer
6. to swim in the river
The Present Continuous (Progressive) Tense
Look! What a strong wind is blowing!
Is it snowing hard now?
The Past Continuous (Progressive) Tense
A strong wind was blowing when she left the house.
It was not snowing at 5 yesterday.
6. Look at the pictures on pages 7Ч8 and say what the weather was like yesterday and what it is like today. The word box can help you.
sunny, cold, warm, wet, hot, foggy, cloudy, frosty, clear, windy, rainy, to snow, to rain, to blow, to shine
7. a) Sasha has got a pen friend John who lives in Britain. In JohnТs school the school year begins a week later than in SashaТs. Complete SashaТs letter to John.
It's nice to know that you (1. be) still on holiday. I wonder what you are doing now. You (2. fish)? You (3. swim)? You (4. lie) in the sun? Anyway I hope you (5. enjoy) yourself.
Only a few days ago I (6. fish), (7. swim) and (8. lie) in the sun too. But it (9. be) over now and I (10. be) back at school. The weather has changed and it (11. rain) heavily. And only yesterday the sun (12. shine) brightly in the cloudless sky. I think that autumn (13. be) here. What is the weather like where you are? Is it cold and foggy or is it warm and sunny? A wind (14. blow)? Our textbooks (15. write) so much about the weather in Britain. I'd like to know if what they write is true.
With best wishes, Sasha
b) Now name 5 things Sasha used to do in the summer and 5 things John used to do. (Ex. 5 can help you.)