Unit 7 Living Together
In Unit 7 you will learn:
? to talk about likes and dislikes using infinitive and –ing form ? to talk about hobbies, pastimes, and free time activities ? to talk about good manners and politeness ? to recognize public signs. ? to use reflexive pronouns ? to talk about a person’s personality. ? to talk about past events using the simple past and the past continuous ? to talk about cultural differences
I enjoy spending time with my grandparents.
I We hope to see them soon.
1.1 Look at the pictures in pairs. Guess what Jim and Ginny like to do during their summer vacations.
1.2 Read the text and complete it with the words or phrases from the box. Use each word or phrases only once.
staying to ride going doing traveling to see swimming to visit
My grandparents live on a farm in the countryside and during summer vacations my sister. Ginny, and I like __to visit_ them. They live quite far from here, traveling But we don’t mind __________ a long way to see them. To go there you can take a bus or a train. We like travelling going by bus but we prefer __________by train because it’s fast and comfortable. There is a small lake near the farm, and in summer we enjoy swimming the lake. ________in
staying to ride going doing
to see swimming
My grandparents have some horses on their farm. We love to ride _________ with my grandfather early in the morning. Sometimes we help Grandpa with some jobs on the farm, doing but if we don’t feel like ________anything, that’s okay with him! staying I really like ________ on the farm. I want to have my own farm one day. The last time we saw our grandparents was about two to see months ago. We hope ________them again this summer.
1.3 Listen to check your answers.
Answers: traveling going swimming to ride doing staying to see
1.4 Circle True or False.
? Jim and Ginny’s grandparents live in another city far away. ? They do not mind traveling a long way to see them. ? Jim and Ginny prefer traveling by bus. ? Jim and Ginny don’t like riding horses. ? Sometimes Jim and Ginny don’t feel like doing anything.
True False True False True False True False
1.5 Read and discuss the text.
In English, when these verbs are following by another verb, the second verb
is in the infinitive form with to:
want, hope, need, expect. (英语中，动词want, hope, need, expect后面接另一个动词时,第二个动词
I hope to see you soon. When these verbs are following by another verb, the second verb is in the – ing form: enjoy, can’t stand, don’t mind, feel like, dislike. (动词enjoy, can’t stand, don’t mind, feel like, dislike 后面接另一个动词时, 第二个动词用-ing形式。） We don’t mind travelling a long way to see them.
1.5 Read and discuss the text.
When these verbs are followed by another verb, the second verb can be either in the
–ing form or in the infinitive form with to: like, love, hate, prefer. (动词like, love, hate, prefer后面接另一个动词时,第二 个动词既可以用动词不定式形式,也可以用-ing 形 式。）
I like going by bus. My mom likes to go by train.
2. I don’t mind waiting.
2.1 Listen and write the number of the dialog with the correct picture.
2.2 Listen to the dialogs again and practice them in pairs.
2.3 In pairs, make a dialog for the picture on the
right with the following phrases.
can’t stand doing feel like doing don’t mind doing
2.4 In pairs, practice making sentences using the words given.
? I / hope / see / you / next week
? they / enjoy / travel / by bus
I hope to see you next week.
? we / want / return/ soon
? he / feel like / stay / in bed
? I / like / play / table tennis
? We / don’t mind / stay home / this weekend
? I hope to see you next week. They enjoy traveling by bus. ? We want to return soon. He feels like staying in bed. ? I like playing table tennis. / I like to play table tennis. ? We don’t mind staying at home this weekend.
? Revise what we’d learned in this part.