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4 unit.
It Takes Many Kinds to Make the World



Discussing the Text

57. Explain why:

  1. Pooh began to apologize saying: Oh, Eeyore, I didnt mean that I didnt want to see you;
  2. Eeyore kept the patch of thistles for his birthday;
  3. Tigger looked anxiously at Pooh when he saw thistles;
  4. Tigger began running round in circles with his tongue hanging out;
  5. Eeyore said, "... we all have our little ways, when he asked Tigger to stop running about;
  6. Tigger rushed out of the house where Eeyore lived;
  7. Eeyore thought that Tigger had bitten on a bee;
  8. Pooh and Piglet didnt speak on their way to Kanga;
  9. the author mentioned that Pooh began feeling 11 oclockish.

58. Say all you can about these events. Use past tenses.

  1. Tigger meets Eeyore.
  2. Eeyore gives Tigger his breakfast.
  3. Tigger doesnt like thistles.
  4. Pooh and Piglet take Tigger to Kangas place.
  5. Roo doesnt want to take his medicine.
  6. Tigger finds something that he really likes.

59. Use the reported speech and tell the story of Tigger coming to

a) Eeyore;
b) Kanga on the parts of:

a) the storyteller,
b) Pooh,
c) Tigger,
d) Eeyore,

e) Piglet,
f) Kanga,
g) Christopher Robin.

60. Work in small groups and act out the two parts of the text: a) at Eeyores place; b) at Kangas place. One of the students should read the storytellers part.

Discussing the Topic

People say It takes many kinds to make the world meaning that all people are different. People can be different in:


beliefs and opinions
behaviour and manners
skills and experience

language and culture
dreams and plans for the future

Some people are nice and loveable, others are unpleasant and difficult to socialize with. These lists include words that can help you to describe people:


Good qualities

having a good sense of humour

Bad qualities


Peoples appearances and their taste in clothes can also be different:


  • We wear our hair long, short, shoulder-length, close-cropped, in a (pony) tail, in a plait (in plaits) or in a braid (braids), loose over our shoulders.
  • Our hair can be straight, curly, wavy, thick, thin, smooth, fair (light), dark, red, etc. People who have no hair are bald.
  • Our noses can be short, long, straight, turned-up, pointed.
  • Our eyebrows are thick or thin or sometimes bushy.
  • Our eyes can be narrow, round, with long or short eyelashes, big and small, bright, shiny, expressive.
  • Our mouths can be small and big, with thin or full lips.
  • Our teeth can be white, even, uneven, big or small.
  • Our chins can be round, square, pointed and have a dimple.
  • Our figures can be bulky, stout, thin, slim, skinny, slender.
  • Some people wear a beard [bisdj and a moustache.

61. A. A group of British schoolchildren was asked to write on the topic What Makes People Different. These are some of their ideas. Match the lines from their works with the categories from vocabulary, p. 138 (e.g. appearance, personality, etc.).

1. No one in the world looks exactly alike, even identical1 twins. People are different colours and sizes ...

2. People are brought up2 differently: some can be kind, considerate and well-mannered, others are selfish, unhelpful and very ill-mannered. Some are happy and caring, others are sad, spiteful and strict.

3. There are people with a nice sense of humour. Some people laugh at things, others dont. Different people find different things funny. Some people are moody and take things too seriously.

4. People have different tastes in clothes and friends, they like different styles and fashions and different kind of music. Some people like dresses and some like jeans.

5. People behave differently and act differently. Not everybody knows how to socialize with others. Some people think that they are better than other people and there are people who are very good but dont talk about it. Some are better on the inside than on the outside, others are better on the outside than on the inside.

6. We also have different dialects and languages and different cultures.

7. Things you believe in can be quite different. Some people might be Christian, some people might not have a religion at all.

8. Some people want to work in an office or to be a doctor, some want to be a lifeguard, but other people want to be a lazy lump of cheese.

9. The main thing that makes people different is how they look. Some have blond and some have brown hair. People also have different eyes colour. Some people are taller than others. People have faces of different shapes and hair of different length. Some people are fat and some are hairier than others ...

10. Some people are big-headed, clever and smart. And everybody has a different level of education.

11. Some people have a bad temper and dont get along with others. There are nasty people and nice people. Most people are loving, but some are not.

12. We all have different views and opinions.

13. Some people are good at practical things, others sit for hours with their noses in the books, but everyone has a special talent for some particular activity.

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2 to be brought up

B. Work in small groups and decide what else you can add to what the children wrote on each point: appearance, personality, etc. 62

Remember the conversational formulas to express agreement and disagreement (Unit 3, Ex. 28) and agree or disagree with these.

  1. People are both different and alike.
  2. Living in the same place, reading the same books make us alike.
  3. Good-looking people are always kind and friendly.
  4. Our personalities, tastes, likes and dislikes change with years.
  5. Personality mostly comes from the inside not the outside.
  6. Teachers and parents are never good friends to children.
  7. It doesnt matter what people think of you. The only person who matters is you.
  8. Only people who like and dislike the same things can understand each other.

63. A. Describe the characters of the text Tigger Comes to the Forest and Has Breakfast. Say what they were tike and what they looked like.

B. Look at these well-known Disney characters. Each of them is a personality. What are they like? What do they iook like?

64. A. Make a list of qualities that you believe to be important. Put them in tbe order of importance.

. Make a similar list of qualities that you dislike in people. Discuss your lists.

65. Comment on these:

  1. Everyone is special by being different.
  2. Everybody is different, but we are all equal.
  3. Different people often get on well.
  4. It takes many kinds to make the world.

66. Work in small groups and continue the lists of good and bad qualities from vocabulary (p. 138). See which group has made the longest list.

67. Speak about someone you admire (a real person or a film/book character) and explain why you admire him or her. To make your story more logical write its outline first.

68. Look at these portraits of famous people and describe their appearances.

Example: The man in this picture is as old as the hills. He is bald but he wears a beard and a moustache. His eyes are small but expressive. They are light blue or probably light green. He has a long nose and a big mouth. He is smiling in the picture. I think he is a kindly old man with a good sense of humour.

69. A. Describe yourself when you were much younger (you can use a photo to illustrate your story or ask your parents).

B. Say what you think you will look like and be like in the future.

70. Practically every child in this country knows Winnie-the-Pooh and other wonderful characters from A. A. Milnes book, but not many people know anything about Milne himself. Imagine that your teacher has asked you to tell younger pupils about the author of Winnie-the-Pooh. How will you do it? (See Ex. 23 of this Unit.)