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Unit 6. Entertainmets



62.jpgLISTENING WARM-UP
Look at the photo and discuss these questions.

•    Have you ever been to a theme park or funfair?
•    If you have, what was it like?
•    If you haven't, would you like to?
•    What sort of things can you do at a place like this?

DEVELOP YOUR LISTENING SKILLS
Listening know-how LISTENING FOR GIST
Слушая текст, старайтесь выделить ключевые слова и фразы. Именно они помогут вам понять основное содержание высказывания.

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Match the activities with the correct pictures.
Key.le   2d   3b  4c   5f  6a
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1    rollercoaster
2    ghost train
3    big wheel (or ferris wheel)
4    shooting range
5    flume ride
6    bumper cars (or dodgems)
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For each picture, write down two or three key words someone might use when they are describing the activity.
Key.Suggested answers:
a sit, drive, bump, crash
b sit, go round, up, view, top
с gun, shoot, target, win, prize
d ghost, monster, skeleton, scared, frightened
e sit, track, speed, scary, frightened, go fast, scream
f sit, boat, speed, down, wet, splash

a  ___________________
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d  ___________________
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b  ___________________
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e  ___________________
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c  ___________________
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f   ___________________
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flag.jpgListen to Jill, a teenager, describing different rides at a theme park. Match each description with a picture from Exercise A.
Key.1d   2e   3b   4c   5a   6f 
1  ___________________
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3  ___________________
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5  ___________________
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2  ___________________
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4  ___________________
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6  ___________________
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Tapescript

  1 

It was so scary - we were terrified! I had no idea it would be so frightening. All these monsters and skeletons kept appearing and jumping out at us. It was really good fun! I wanted to go on again!

  2 

We had to queue up for over an hour, as it's the most popular ride at the park. The wait was worth it, though. We sat right at the front, which I think is the most exciting place to sit. You go up and up and up, and then suddenly you're at the top - you can see the whole park - and then - you're going down, and everyone's screaming. You know, you're just going so fast, you think the wheels are going to come off the track. And then at one point you go completely upside down - it's just fantastic! And just when you think the ride's over, you start going backwards and go all the way round the track again. Just brilliant!

  3 

Actually, I thought it was a bit boring, really. I mean, you do get a good view of the park from the top, but you're just going round in a slow circle, and it's not very exciting. Better for young kids, really.

  4 

Yeah, I didn't want to try this as I thought it was a bit boring, but Dad persuaded me to have a go and it was really good fun. You get six chances to shoot the target, and if you knock it over, you win a prize. I won a teddy. It's really cute!

  5 

Well, I went with my dad and my mum went with my brother. My dad let me drive - it was so cool! You can actually go quite fast and, when you bump into someone else, it's really funny! My mum kept yelling 'No, don't crash into us!' but of course that's what it's all about. My brother loved it, but I was a much better driver than he was!

  6 

This was also one of the best rides at the park. It's a good thing we went on at the end of the day, though, as we got so wet - completely soaked! My jeans were still wet in the car on the way home. I'm glad we went on it. Mum screamed when we hit the bottom of the slide and a whole load of water came into the boat. It was so funny!


 

flag.jpgListen again and tick how Jill describes each ride. Be careful! You might need to tick more than one box.
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  being afraid 
going at high speed
being surprised
being disappointed 
being successful  
making a noise 
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Tapescript

  1 

It was so scary - we were terrified! I had no idea it would be so frightening. All these monsters and skeletons kept appearing and jumping out at us. It was really good fun! I wanted to go on again!

  2 

We had to queue up for over an hour, as it's the most popular ride at the park. The wait was worth it, though. We sat right at the front, which I think is the most exciting place to sit. You go up and up and up, and then suddenly you're at the top - you can see the whole park - and then - you're going down, and everyone's screaming. You know, you're just going so fast, you think the wheels are going to come off the track. And then at one point you go completely upside down - it's just fantastic! And just when you think the ride's over, you start going backwards and go all the way round the track again. Just brilliant!

  3 

Actually, I thought it was a bit boring, really. I mean, you do get a good view of the park from the top, but you're just going round in a slow circle, and it's not very exciting. Better for young kids, really.

  4 

Yeah, I didn't want to try this as I thought it was a bit boring, but Dad persuaded me to have a go and it was really good fun. You get six chances to shoot the target, and if you knock it over, you win a prize. I won a teddy. It's really cute!

  5 

Well, I went with my dad and my mum went with my brother. My dad let me drive - it was so cool! You can actually go quite fast and, when you bump into someone else, it's really funny! My mum kept yelling 'No, don't crash into us!' but of course that's what it's all about. My brother loved it, but I was a much better driver than he was!

  6 

This was also one of the best rides at the park. It's a good thing we went on at the end of the day, though, as we got so wet - completely soaked! My jeans were still wet in the car on the way home. I'm glad we went on it. Mum screamed when we hit the bottom of the slide and a whole load of water came into the boat. It was so funny!


 



PRACTISE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS


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You are going to listen to six young people talking about free-time activities. Before you listen, write down some key words you might you expect to hear for each option.
Key.Accept any sensible answers.
1    You hear a girl talking about what she and her friends did last night. What did they see?
      A   a play ________________________________
      В   a pop group ________________________________
      С   a film ________________________________
2    You hear a boy talking about his plans. What is he going to do on Saturday?
      A   play computer games ________________________________
      В   listen to music ________________________________
      С   visit his grandparents ________________________________
3    You hear a girl talking about her hobby. What does she probably collect?
      A   autographs ________________________________
      В   postcards ________________________________
      С   stamps ________________________________
4    You hear a boy talking about reading. What does he like reading?
      A   comics ________________________________
      В   newspapers ________________________________
      С   adventure stories ________________________________
5    You hear a young woman talking about what she does in her spare time. What does she do?
      A   sing ________________________________
      В   dance ________________________________
      С   write poetry ________________________________
6    You overhear a boy talking on his mobile phone. Where is he going to meet his friends?
      A   in a cafe ________________________________
      В   in the town centre ________________________________
      С   outside the library ________________________________
flag.jpgNow listen to the young people. You will hear each person twice. Choose the correct answer in Exercise E.
Key.1B   2C   ЗА   4C   5A   6B 

  1 

Yeah, I went with Debbie and Sharon. It was fantastic! We queued up outside the town theatre for hours to get tickets, 'cos we didn't want to miss the show. We had quite good seats - we could see everything on the stage. The band were brilliant! I mean, I knew they would be - I've got all their CDs and videos - but this was the first time I'd seen them live and, well, it was out of this world! KD - the lead singer - was just so good. They played all their hits, and some new songs too. Best night of my life, to tell you the truth! [repeated]

  2 

Well, most Saturdays I just stay at home. Sometimes my friends come round and we play Snowboarder 2000 on my PC, or just hang out listening to CDs. But my Grandpa's just had an operation, so we're driving over to Kidderminster to see him. I'm looking forward to it, actually. Grandma's so funny, and we always have a good time there. And I haven't seen them for ages. Should be fun. [repeated]

  3 

I've got thousands. Literally! I started when I was eight and I've never stopped, so my collection's just grown and grown. Whenever I meet someone - I mean, whenever: at school, on holiday, in the supermarket, wherever it is - I get them to write something in my book and sign their name. I always carry it with me. And when the book gets full I get another one. I've got over a hundred books, all filled with names and comments! [repeated]

  4 

My mum and dad usually get a paper, but, apart from sometimes looking to see what's on TV, or looking at the cartoons, I never read it. I mean, it's just full of politics. It's so boring! No, I prefer books with some action in them. You know, where there's a group of people looking for hidden treasure in the jungle, or someone's trapped on a desert island and has to escape. That's the kind of thing I like! [repeated]

  5 

Yeah, I'm in a group with some school friends, and we sometimes perform at school concerts. Basically, though, we just do it for fun. It's a great way to relax, and it's really creative. My friend Sasha writes all the lyrics. She's really talented - I think she'd be a good poet, actually. Chaton plays guitar, Cynthia plays drums, and I do the vocals. I've got quite a good voice for rock and pop, even though I've never had singing lessons. I can keep to a tune - that's the main thing. And remember all the words, of course! [repeated]

  6 

Yeah, I'm outside the library now... oh, okay. When? ... What, at half past eight? Okay... Yeah. So, shall we meet in that cafe on Bridge Street? You know, the one with the red door. ... Oh, I see. Okay, then. Well, I'll see you outside the cinema at eight o'clock then. Oh - wait a minute. Which cinema are you talking about?The one in the centre, or...? ... In the centre, good. Okay, I'll see you there then. Bye! [repeated]

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As a class, discuss these statements. Give reasons for your opinions.

  Young people don't do many constructive or creative things in their free time.
  Young people these days don't have enough free time.
  There aren't many entertainment facilities for young people in the local area.


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