Unit 1 grade 8: Leisure Activities-Skills 2
1.1. Task 1 Unit 1 grade 8
What do you usually do with your friends in your free time? (What do you usually do with your friends in your free time?)
Guide to answer
I usually go shopping, play badminton, cook at home with my friends. (I usually go shopping, play badminton, cook at home with my friends.)
1.2. Task 2 Unit 1 Grade 8
Listen to the radio program and answer the questions (Listen to the radio program and answer the questions)
Guide to answer
first. What is the topic of this week’s programme? (What is the theme of this week’s show?)
⇒ The topic of this week’s program is hanging exit with your friends. (The theme of this week’s show is hanging out with friends.)
2. Which two main ways does the program suggest you can hang out with your friends? (What two main ways does the show suggest you can hang out with your friends?)
⇒ There are 2 main ways: hanging out indoors and outdoors. (There are 2 main ways: hang out indoors and outside.)
In this week’s program we’ll share with you some cool ways to hang out with your best friends after a busy week at school. Basically you can hang out indoors. If you like staying indoors, ask your parents if you can invite one or two friends over. Make some popcorn! Watch a movie! It’s more comfortable than going to a cinema! Or if you’re feeling creative, you can make crafts together—You’ll feel satisfied once you finish something. If you fancy being outdoors, play some sports together. Football, badminton, cycling… you name it! Or it can simply be a relaxing walk in the park. All these activities are good for your physical health. Do you prefer something more exciting? Go downtown and to do some people watch. It’s fun. If you like something more organised, go to cultural centres, libraries, and museums. Educate yourself while having fun!
In this week’s show, we’re sharing with you some fun ways to hang out with your best friends after a busy week at school. Basically you can play indoors. If you prefer to stay indoors, ask your parents if you can invite a friend or two over. Make some popcorn! Watch movie! It’s more comfortable than going to a movie theater! Or if you’re feeling creative, you can make crafts together. You will feel satisfied when you finish something. If you enjoy playing outdoors, let’s play some sports. Football, badminton, cycling… you name it! Or it could simply be a relaxing walk in the park. All of these activities are good for your physical health. What do you like more interesting? Go downtown and perform something. That is very fun. If you prefer something more organized, head to cultural centers, libraries and museums. Learn yourself while having fun!
1.3. Task 3 Unit 1 grade 8
Listen again and complete the table (Listen again and complete the following table)
Guide to answer
2.1. Task 4 Unit 1 grade 8
Complete the following paragraph with the words in the “Organising your ideas” (Complete the following passage with the words in the box “Organize your ideas”)
(first)______, using the computer as your hobby can be harmful to both your health and your social life. (2) ______, sitting all day in front of the computer can cause health problems such as eye-tiredness and obesity. (3) ______, you may get irritated easily. (4) ______, if you use the computer too much you won’t have time for your family and friends.(5) ______, computers should only be used for a limited time.
Guide to answer
(first) In my opinion (My opinion)
(2) first (First)
(3) Secondly (Second)
(4) Besides (Besides)
(5) For these reasons (For these reasons)
In my opinion, using computers as a hobby can be harmful to both your health and your social life. First, sitting all day in front of a computer can cause health problems like eye strain and stress. Second, you can easily get angry. Besides, if you use the computer too much, you won’t have time for family and friends. For these reasons, computers should be used for a limited time.
2.2. Task 5 Unit 1 grade 8
Now write a similar paragraph to answer one of the following questions (Now write a similar passage to answer the following questions.)
first. What do you think is the best leisure activity for teenagers? (What do you think is the best relaxing activity for teenagers?)
2. Should parents decide how teenagers spend their free time? (Should parents decide how teenagers spend their free time?)
Guide to answer
I believe the best leisure activity for teenagers is any group activity. This could be playing a team sport or joining a hobby group or even volunteering. first, teenagers like to feel that thev belongs to the group. Secondly, being part of a group helps teenagers make friends. Friendship is very important to teenagers. In addition, they will make friends with people who have the same interests as them. For these reasons, I think group activities are best for teenagers. (I believe the best relaxing activity for teens is any group activity. This could be playing a team sport or joining a hobby group or even volunteering. First, teens like to feel like they belong in a group Second, being part of a group helps teens make friends. people who share their interests. For these reasons, I think group activities are best for teenagers.)
3. Practice Task 1
Rearrange the given words or phrases to make meaningful sentences (Arrange the given words and phrases into meaningful sentences)
first. to share/ others/ Joe/ a book/ experiences/ wrote/ his/ with.
27. occurred/ department/ responsibility/ The/ for/ what/ denies.
3. soil/ to avoid/ washed away/ They/ a wall/ built/ being.
4. expecting/ any news/ three weeks/ After/ had stopped/ we/ to hear.
5. the keys/ remember/ here/ correctly,/ you/ on your way/ supposed/ If/ I were/ to collect.
4. Practice Task 2
Which the leisure activities do you like best? Write something about it (What is your favorite relaxing activity. Write something about it)
Through this lesson, in addition to practicing listening skills, students need to memorize the outline of the essay giving their own opinions as follows:
- Introduction: In my opinion, I believe
- Explanation: first, secondly, thirdly, finally, besides, also, in addition
- Conclusion: For these reasons, In short, As I have noted,