New Millennium English (6th class)(O.B. Dvoretskaya) Unit 5: Christmas and New YearGrammar lesson: preparation for the progress page. “Winter Holiday”
24 flat, Sokos Hotel15 Urho Kekonsen StreetHelsinkiFinland 10 DecemberDear friends from Russia,I’m writing to you from snowy Finland. And I want to tell you about my winter holidays. I hope you would like to know about it!Every year I go to Finland with my family for my winter holidays. It’s December now and the weather is cold here. The white snowflakes are falling on the ground and the snow is sparkling under the lanterns light.Every day we help people to decorate their city with tinsel, lights and bright lanterns for New Year festival. Also I like shopping with my mum for New Year presents for our friends. Last three days of my holidays I usually spend on New Year festival. We sing and dance in a circle, go toboggan, make a snowman and play snowballs. But the most interesting part of the festival is a Parade. When Santa comes on 12-reindeers open-sleigh and brings presents for everyone.Also I’d like to visit Lapland where Santa lives.I’d like to know about your winter holidays. Where do you usually go? And what do you usually do? Write me back as soon as you can!Best wishes,Jane.
Present Simple I do my homework every day. She eats vegetablesevery morning.
-s / -es -ch, -sh teach – teaches push - pushes -y -ies study – studies fly - flies other cases put - puts decorate - decorates hang - hangs
Present Continuous I am swimming now. He is jumping now. We are walking now.The sun is shining. Birds are singing.
№1. Underline the correct verb. I go / goes to the beach with my parents every morning.We play / are playing volleyball now.My father is listening/listens to the different stories every evening.My friends and I go/are going from house to house and sing carols every Christmas.My mother buy / buys some souvenirs for her friends each holidays.
The snow is falling / falls on the ground.I always eat / am eating some traditional food in restaurants at my holidays.I am dancing / dance in a circle with my friends now.They are baking / bake a fruitcake for Christmas now.The strong wind blows / is blowing.
№2. Put the verb into the correct form. I to Britain with my family for my winter holidays. It’s our family tradition.The weather is hot here. The sun .Every day we volleyball on the beach. We snowballs. My mother looks very happy.People their city for the New Year. It’s an old tradition.My mother my granny to bake the fruitcake for Christmas dinner. They always do it altogether as now.The winter here. The weather colder and colder.My father my granny in the garden sometimes.
I like / I’d like I like + Ving(мне нравится что-то делать I’d like + V1(мне бы хотелось что-то сделать) I like swimming in the sea. I’d like to go to Australia for my winter holiday.
№3. Put the verbs into the correct form. I like in the centre of the town.I’d like the beautiful fountain in the centre of the town.In winter I like on the high hills.My father and I like in the small lake near granny’s house.My family and I would like Japan for the next holidays.I like with my granny.My mother would like much more time at the beach.My father would like in a garage instead of going to the beach.
74 flat24 Brown StreetKairEgypt1 DecemberDear friends from Russia,I write to you from sunny Egypt. And I want to tell you about my winter holidays. I hope you would like to know about it!Every year I’m going to Egypt with my family for my winter holidays. It’s December now. But in Egypt the weather is very hot. Today the sun shines and the warm wind is blows. Every day I’m spending at the beach. I like swim in the sea building castles from the sand. It the afternoon I go to the town with my parents. My mother likes shopping there. After that we back to the hotel. We like spend this time with our friends.Also I’d like visiting pyramids and sphinx. And I’d like to ride a camel. I’d like to know about your winter holidays. Where do you usually going? And what do you usually doing? Write me back as soon as you can!Best wishes,Danny.
To write the letter (choose only one variant):To answer Jane’s letter;To answer Danny’s letter.You should write only 120 – 150 words.
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