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Postca rds 2, Second Edition
Authoriz ed adaptation from the United King dom edition,
entitled Snapshot. firs t edition, published by Pea rson
Edu cation.Lim ited publishing u nder its Longma n imprin t.
Cop yright © 1998.
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Illustration credits
Mark Coll ins: p. 2 (top); Francois Escalmel, p. 23; Tim
Hagger ty: pp. 18,74,86, 111; Peter Gunthe r: p. 69; Bria n
Hug hes : pp. 5,12; Alan Neid er : p.78; Ch ris Reed : pp . 19,
40,54, 101; Bar t Rivers, pp. 50, 81, 121; Robert Roper : p. 65;
And rew Shiff: pp. 44, 70, 85; Jim Sta rr: pp. 22, 106; Anna
Vc1tfort: p. 28.
Text credits

P: 2 Source for Harry Potter's family tre e: wikipedia.org:
p. 20 " Becom ing a Fat Nation," adap ted from USA TODAY,
February 19, 2002 ; p. 40 Source of ch art: U.S. Bureau of
the Cen sus: p. 68 "A Modern -d ay Mozart," ad apted from
60 Mi nutes' "Prod igy 12, Com pared to Mozart," Novemb er
28,2004; P: 76 "A Laught er a Day Keep s the Doctor Away,"
ad apted from "Community Hero: Dr. Madan Kataria" by
Wendy Jewel l, which appeared on www..laughte ryoga.org;
p. '103 Ru les of behavio r, ada pted from 'T each ing Man ne rs
in a Manne r-less World" by Ellen R. Delisio, wh ich
appe ared on ed ucation-world .com.

Photo credits
All ang in al photog raphy by Ste ph en Og ilvey; cove r
(city) David No ta n/ Getty Images, (bu tton) Da rlin g
Kindcrsley: borders (globe) Larry Wil1iam s /Corbis,
(clouds) Royal ty-Frec/ Corb is: p. 2 (friends ) Leland
Bobb c/ Corbis, (classmates) WizData, Inc./Shutter sto ck.
com; p . 9 And res Rod riguez/Shutt erstock.com ; p. 11
(top) And rew Redington / Get ty images, (bottom) Fabrice
Coffrini /Cetty Ima ges: p. 14 Shu tters tock.com: p. 15
Shuttersto ck.corn: P: 20 (top) Bananabt ock/ age fotostock,
(bottom) Mar k Richard s/Photolidit: p. 26 Pearson
Ed ucat ion/ Peter Lak e: p. 30 Bavaria/ Gett y Images; P: 32
(top) David Young-w olf f/Photolid it, (middle left) Da rling

Kinde rsley. (m iddle right) Dor ling Kinderslcy, (bottom
left) Cra ig}. Bro wn/Index Stock Imagery; p. 33 (top)
Dorling Kindersley, (bo tto m) Dorli ng Kind erslcy: p. 36
(biking) mylife photos/ age fotostock, (hockey) Dennis
Macfronald/agc fotos tock, (skateboar d ing) Hemera / age
fotostoc k, (s w imming) Joh n Cu m ming/ age fotostock,
(ta ble tenn is) Image OJ/ age fotos tock, (bowling) jose
Maria Riola / age foto stock, (camp ing) imagelOO/a gc
fotos toc k, (ru nn ing) SuperStock/ age fot ostock, (roc k
cli mbing) Ca te Frosc/Shut tcrstock.com, (wall climbing)
S. Pala zov/ Shutterstock.com; p. 51 Royalt y-Frce/ Corbis,

(lam p) Steve Horrell/ Photo Researchers, Inc.; p. 52 (left)

Kaz Ch iba / Ce tt y Images, (righ t) Th omas Northcut/

Get ty Images; p. 53 Contograp her/ Co rbis; p. 57 (1)

Lon don Feat ures In tern ati on a l, (2) Idols Licensi ng and

Publicity ua, (3) Rex Featur es, (4) Big Pictu res; p. 58 (left)

Bobby Deill/Rea lDeaIPhoto/ Shuttcrs tock.com, (righ t)

Jupiterirnages Corp oration: p. 60 (a) Royalty-Free/ Corbis,

(b) Ch ristophe Lovi ny/Corbis: p. 61 (c) Tom & Dee An n

McCarthy / Corbis, (d) Chri stine Osborne/ Corbis,

(e) National Ga ller y Collection by kind per m ission of

the Trustees of the Nat ion al Callery, Londori/ Cor bis.

(f) Fra ns Lanting /Corhis; p . 66 (left) Ma ry Eva ns Pictur e

Library /Al arny, (right) Victor ia & Albert Museu m,

London/ Art Resource, NY; P: 75 Dyn amic Graph ics

Croup/ Crcat as/ Alam y: p. 76 (left) Dr. Madan Kataria,

(righ t) AP Im ages; p. 79 (top) Vic Bidder / PhotoEd it,

(midd le left) Robert Bren ncr/Photolidit, (m id d le right)

Jam es Leyn sc/ Corb is, (bo ttom rig ht) Jam es Con nelly/

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Baker/Getty Images, (Chicago) Colo r Day Production/

Getty images, (Vancouver) Rob Atkin s/ C otty Images,

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Gregory Pacc/Corbis. (midd le) Evan Agost ini / Getty

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Contents
Scope and Sequence
Characters

viii

Lets get started.
UNIT

1 Meet Alex and his friends.

UNIT

2

Do you haue any piua dough?

Progress check
Game 1
Project 1
UN IT

3

#I re there an IJ chips left?

Wide Angle 1
UNIT

4

How often do !IOU go rode
climbing?

Progress check
UNIT

5

Ellerybodvs waiting tor us.

Game 2
roject 2
UNIT

6 What are !IOU going to wear?
7

You were awesome,Jllex!

UN IT

8

I used to dream of ...

2

Progress check
Game 3
Project 3

6

UNIT

14

21

22
23

UNIT

34
41
42

52

We were walking home ...

10

You're the best in the group.

70
77
78

79
80

88
90

Progress check

97

11

98

UNIT

32

9

Wide Angle 3

24

50
51

Pro gress check
id e Angle 2
IT

iv

Vou shouldn't be upset.

Game 4
Project 4
UNIT

12

106
107

I'll teach VOU if !IOU want
to learn.

108

Progress check
Wide Angle 4

115
116

Fun with songs 1-4

118

Focus on culture 1-4

122

Fun with grammar

130

Peer editing checklist

134


Scope and Sequence

Unit

Communication

Grammar

De~cribe

Review of the simple prese nt
Possessive.pronouns: mine, yours (sinq.), hers, h is,

let!get started.
Meet Rlexandhis

som eo ne's personality

friends.

ours, yours (pl .), theirs
Whose?

Pages 6-13

00 you haue any piua

Give -and follow inst ructions

dough?

Coun t an d non co unt nouns
Imperatives (Commands)

Pages 14-20
Page~l

Progress check Units 1 and 2 Test -tak ing tip: Be prepared.

Page 22
Page 23

Game 1: Stomp, spin, and spell
Project 1: A snapshot of a great snack

lire there any chips left?

Make an offer

THere is I There are wit h some a nd any
Quest io ns with How much and How many
Expressions of quant ity: a little, a few, a lot of,

not much, not many '
Pages 24-31
Pages 32-33

Wide Angle 1: International treats

How often do you go

Express pre fe re nces: would
rather

rock climbing?

Adverbs of f re q ue ncy
Ex pressio ns of freq uency
How often

Gerunds
Pages 34--40
Page 4 1

Progress check Units 3 and 4

Elferybody's waiting

for us.

Test-t aking tip: Stay positive and relaxed .

Talk about wh at's going on
now

The present con tinuous
The simp le prese nt con traste d w it h th e
present cont inuous

Pages 42-49
Page 50
Page 51

Game 2: Sentence charades
Project 2: A snapshot of a special interest

What are !IOU going to
wear?

'Talk about clo thes
omment an d complime nt

to o + adjective; not + ad je ctive + enough
Present continuous fo r futu re arrangeme nts
Be going to + ver b fo r fut ure plan s,
int e nti o ns, and predictio ns

Pages 52-58


IV

Pag e 59

Progress check Units 5 and 6

Pages 60-6 1

Wide Angle 2: What is beauty?

Scope and Sequence

Test -t aking tip: Keep your eyes on you r own paper.





Learn to learn

Vocabulary

Personality traits

Reading : Identify peo ple from descriptions
Listening: LIsten fo r specific information to
complete a chart
Speaking: Describe people's personalit ies; Talk
about yourself
Writing: Write about your ideal person

Expand you r vocabu lary

Linking words in
connected speech

~s

Reading: Read for specif ic in format io n
Listening: Listen t o dete rmine true and false
information
Speaking : Give and f ollow instructions
Writing: Make a poster on healthful eating
tips

Learn w ords that are
often used t oget her
(collocations)

Using stress and
intonation t o expres~
strong feeli ngs

Reading: Read to di scrimi nat e information
Listening: Listen t o identify true information
Spe~king: Discuss your react ions to errands;
Talk about a pl ace described in a reading
Writing: Write about a shopping place

Learn colloc at ions with
food

Woufdyo u

Reading: Read a bar graph
Listening: Listen for specific information
Speaking : Talk about w hat you like and don't
like doing w hen you don't have school
Writing: Write about w hat you like and don't
like doing during your f ree time

Learn coll ocat ions in
context

The sound 101 in soccer

Reading : Read a blog for specif ic information
Listening : Listen to discriminat e information
Speaking : Talk about reasons for running late
Wr iting: Write about what usually happens at
school

Role-play to practice
English

Words begi n ning with
s + another consonant

Reading: Read for specific informatio n
Listening: Listen to discriminat e information
Speaking : Talk abo ut th e kind of clot hes you
like; Discuss your opinio n
Writing : Write a list of fashio n do's and don'ts

Change nouns t o
adjectives

The pronu nciat ion of
going to

f or various mea ls

Scope and Seque nce

v


Stope and Sequente
Title

Communication

Vou wereawesome,
Jllex!

Express agreement or
disagreement

The simpl e pa st of be
The sim ple past of regu lar a nd irreg ula r verbs

J used todream of...

Express opin io n

Conjunctions: and, but. so
Used to for pa st ha bits

Pages 62- 69

Pages 70-76
Pag e 77

Progress check Units 7 and 8 Test-taking tip: Wr it e neat ly.

Page 78
Page 79

Game 3: Q & A baseball
Project 3: A snapshot of my childhood

We were walking
home ...

Talk about the weat he r
Talk about past activities

The past continuous
The past continuous w it h when and while
The simple past and the past continuous

Pag es 80-87
Pa g es 88-89

Wide Angle 3: A traditional st ory

Vou're the best in the
group.

Talk about prefere nces

The co mparative and su perlative forms of
adjectives
Ma king compariso ns wit h as + adjective + as

Pages 90-96

Page 97

Progress check Units 9 and 10 Test-t aking tip: tookout for keyword s.

Vou shouldn't be upset.

Express decisio ns

Will for predict io ns and decis io ns
Should/Shou ld n't for a dvice
Must/Must no t fo r rules and obligations

Pages 98-105
Page 106
Page 107

Game 4: Say and do the opposite
Project 4: A snapshot of a trip

ru teach you if vou

Talk ab out summer plans

want to learn.

May/Might for possi bility
First conditional: If clause + w;/Ilmight

Pages 108-114

vi

Page 115

Prog ress check Units 11 and 12 Test-taking ti p: Stay focused on your work.

Pages 116-117

Wide Angle 4: Summer camps

Scope and Sequence


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Vocabulary

SkU s

Learn to learn

Pronunciation

Positive and negative
adjectives

Reading : Read for specif ic information
Listening: Listen to discrim inate inf ormat ion
Sp eaki ng: Talk about a party; Int erview a
classmat e about a reading
Writing : Write a summary for a teen magazine

Learn irr egula r past
fo rms in groups

Intonat ion in YeslNo and
information questions

Basic emotions

Reading : Read for specif ic informat ion
Listen ing: Listen to discri minat e in format io n
Sp eaki ng : Talk about what makes you happy
and sad or angry; Expresspersonal opinions
Writing : Write a paragraph about what your
classmat e used to do

Personalize what you
learn in school

The pro nunciatio n of
used to

Adjectives for describing
the weather

Reading : Read for specific information
Listening: Listen to discriminate information
Sp eaking : Talk about stories you like; Discuss
similarities and differences
Writing: Put sentences in order to write a story

Make pred ict ions

The pro nunciat io n of hi
in walk

Adject ives of quality
(positive and negative)

Reading : Read for specific information
Listening : List en to determine true and fa lse
informatio n
Speaking: Express personal op inions; Express
pref erences
Writing: Write a paragraph about the
advantages and disadvantages of being very
qood -lookinq

Listen carefully to the
sound s of English

The pronunciation of lce/
as in mad

Parts of the body

Reading: Read a questionnaire
Listenin g : Listen t o discriminate information;
List en f or specif ic inf ormat ion
Speaking : Give your opinion on manners
Wr it ing : Make an etiquette.l ist

Learn f rom your mistakes

The short sound of lui as
in should

Summer activities

Reading : Read a website for specific
information
Listening : List en to a radio show to determine
true and false information
Speaking : Talk about your summer pla ns
Wri ting: Wr ite an e-mail abo ut your summer
pl ans

Use t he publisher'S
web sit e for additional
information and
practice

Stress in verb + noun
combinations

Scope and Seque nce

vii




Vo

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1 Personal Information
Read the information. Then complete the form wit h yo ur own inf ormat ion.

Last name
Hudson

First name

Age

Address

Tel. no.

Kathleen

13

61 Park Avenue

(212) 555-3586

-- E-mai.lld~t~'
kat123@mail.com

New York, NY
10303 U.S.A.

2 Relationships

Mr. atld Mrs. Pursley Mr. atld Mrs. Evatls

Mr: a"d Mrs. Potter

The fam ily

ii

A. Read the family words.

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• grandfather and
p;randmother = grandparents
• father and mother = parents
• son and daughter = children
• brother
• uncle
• sister
• cou sin
• aunt
• onl y ch ild

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B. PAIRS. Writ e some of the

words from Exercise A in

Harry Potter's family tree.


Friends
A. Read the words and look
at the pictures.
B. Write names below

the pictures where
approp ri ate.

2

Let's get sta rted.

Marjorie
Pursley

VerMO"

Jalltes

Porsley

Potter

Pudley Porsley

Karry Potter
Qnly child


3 Classroom commands
A . Loo k at the pictures and read the commands.

1. Cover.

9. Vraw.

2.falce turns,

,. ~eseribe .

6. Ihlnk,

7. Circle.

+.Repeat

t 2. Ull derlille.

10. list.

B. PAIRS. Take turns. Student A. act out a command from Exercise A. Student B, guess the
command. Act out at least three commands each.

4 Everyday activities
A. Read the phrases and look at the pictures .

1. walce up

2. getup

g. take a shower

+. brush my teeth

5. have brealcfast

6. leave the house
~

t. goto school

8. have luneh

9. get hOlMe frollt school

1O. have. dlllller

t 1. do ltly homeworlc

12. go to bed

B. PAIRS. Ask each other questions using some of the phrases in Exercise A.

Let's get started . 3


Grammar

7 Adjectives

5 Nouns

look at the adjectives. Match them with at
least two nouns from the box.

A. Write two more examples for each
category.

I

Category

Example

game
mall

girl
man

hair
movie

house
park

magazine
test

1. beautiful: beaut ifu l girl

months

January.

2. big:

days of the week

Sunday,

3. boring:

classroom ob jects

board,

4. easy:

colors

red ,

countries

5. expensive:

Spain,

rooms of a house

kitchen,

places in a town

park,

occupations

teacher.

6. interesting:
7. long :

8. short:
9. tall :

B. What words begin with capital letters in
Exercise A7 Give one more example for
each.

8 Verbs

India

1. places :

2. things: Apple computer ,

Fill in the past form.

Mr. Sand ler

3. people:

Base form
be

6 Pronouns
.

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bring

A. Fill in the missing object pronouns.

I

I

SUbject
I

I

You

I. ~

He

, (I

10. young:

I

come
dance

Object

me

do
eat
get up
go

She

have/has

it

It

put

We

sing

you

You

take

They

tell

B. Write the subject pronouns from Exercise A
in the correct column.
First person

Second person

I

4 Let's get started.

walk
write

Third person

I Simple past form


9 Prepositions of location

Communication

A. Read the sentences and
look at the pictures.

11 Ask and answer questions

Where's the balloon?

It's under the table.

It's behind the computer.

Where are the CDs?

They're in the bag.

They're on the bag.


A.

-A2

Listen to the questions and the
answers.
A: What's today's date?
B: It's February 13th.
A: What time is it?
B: It's twelve o'clock.

A: What day is it?
8: It's Wednesday.

Where's the balloon?

It's above the table.

It's in front of the TV.


A: What year is it?

B: It's 2010.

B. PAIRS. Take turns. Ask where four
classroom objects are. Use prepositions
of location in your answers.
A: Where are your books?
B: They're in my bag. Where's the teacher's
bag?
A: It's ...

10 This/These; That/Those
A. Read the sentences and look at the
pictures.

A: When's your birthday?
B: It's on November 8th.
B. Take turns. Ask and answer the questions
in Exercise A. Give true answers.

12 Say goodbye
A. Read the expressions
below.
1. Good luck.
Thanks.

2. Goodbye.

3. Keep in touch.

This is my book.

These are my books.

That's an apple.

Those are apples.

4. Have a great weekend/day/trip.
5. Take care.

B. PAIRS. Point to two things that are near
you and two things that are far from you.
Ask your classmate what the objects are.
Switch roles .
FOT

example:

A: What's this'?
B: It's a ruler.
A: What are those on the teacher's table?
B: Those are dictionaries. Your tum.

B. Write the appropriate response below each
expression in Exercise A. A response can be
used to respond to several expressions in
Exercise A.
• Sure.
• Thanks./Thank you.

• Bye./See you,
• You, too .

let's get started. 5


Affi rmat ive statements

I'm 15.

Diane is outgoing.

Lori and Diane are friends.

We're in Green Fire.


Negative statements
I'm not in Teen Scene.
Diane's not shy. / Diane isn 't shy.
They're not sisters. / They aren 't sisters.
We're not in Green Fire. / We aren't in Green Fire.

Yes/No questions

Are you in Teen Scene?

Is Diane outgoing?

Are Alex and Joe best friends?


Affirmative answers

Yes, I am .

Yes, she is.

Yes, the y are.


Negative answers

No, I'm not.

No, she's not. / No, she isn 't.

No, they're not./ No, they aren't,


Information questions

Who is she?

Howald are you?

Where are they?


Short answers

My teacher.

Fifteen.

At school.


Long answers
She's my teacher.
I'm 15.
They're at school.

Discovering grammar

3. Paul:

look at the grammar chart. Answer the
questions.
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forms of the verb be?

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A. Write affirmative (+) and negative (-)
statements, describing each person. Use
the verb be and the adjectives you have
learned.

1. Alex:
(+)

Alex i6 popular with girl6.

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He'6 not 6hy.

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PAIRS. Ask and answer Yes/No questions
about people in your class. Use the cues and
any of your classmates' names.

A:

/5 Ann 6hy?

B:

No. 6he'5 not,/Ye5, 5he ie;.

2. outgoing

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1. shy

2. tori:

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B. GROUPS. Imagine you are one of the
characters. Describe yourself to your
classmates. They will try to guess which
character you are.

Practicing grammar
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6. Diane:

III

(+) -

-

5. Joe:

begin with?

3. What are some examples of question
words used in information questions?

-

4. Karen and Diane:

t l. :

:: ,II

(+) -

­

-

3. talkative
4. competitive
5. serious


6 Practice

8 Communication

Playa game. Go to page 130.

Describe someone's personality

7 Practice
A. Write information questions about the
self-introductions on pages 6-7. Use the
cues.

1. (Who) Paul

Q:

Who's Paul?


2. (What) Teen Scene

A.

AS

List en to the conversation.

A: Who's th at?
B: He's my classmate.

A: Wh at's his n ame?
B: Ada m.

A: He looks reall y cool.
B: He is, but he 's p retty shy.
B. PAIRS . Role-play the conversation with
a partner.

Q:
3. (How old) Paul
Q:

4. (What) Green Fire

C. PAIRS . With a classmate. write your own
conversation about a new person at your
school. Use Exercise A as your model. Then
role-play your conversation.

Q:

5. (Who) the Creen Fire members

GROUPS. Talk about yourself.
Tell your classmates the following
information about yourself:

Q:
6. (Wh at) Lori's last name
Q:
7. (Who) from Los Angeles
Q:
B. PAIRS. Take turns asking and answering
the questions in Exercise A. Don't look at
the reading.






your name
your nickname if you have one
your age
other interesting information about yourself
and your personality

Useful language:
• My name's ...
• My nickname is . ..
• I'm _ _ years old.
• I'm friendly/shy/scrious/etc.
• r enjoy ...

Unit 1 9


9 Dialogue
A6

B.

Cover the dialogue and listen.

Mom:
Joe:
Mom:
Diane:
Dad:
Diane:
Joe:
Dad:
Diane:

Joe:
Mom:
Diane:

Mom:

So, how's Teen Scene, kids? What are
you up to these days?
A lot. We're busy with practice. We
have a show in November.
That's gre at! What kind is it?
It's a musical. It's a mixture of hip
hop, pop, and Broadway.
Really? Sounds interesting. Whose
idea was it?
I'd like to say mine, but .. .
Yours? Ours, Diane. Not just yours.
That's enough, you two. So, how's
your new director?
Paul? He's OK He's friendly, but I
think he's a perfectionist.
Yeah, he makes us practice a lot. He's
really serious.
That's not so bad.
It is. He's not exactly easygoing.
I bet he keeps you busy.

10 Comprehension
A. Answer the questions.
1. When is the Teen Scene show this year?
2. What kind of show is it?
3. What adjectives does Diane use to
describe Paul?

A7 Read along as you listen again. Check
your answers.

11 Useful expressions
A.

~ Listen and repeat.






What are you up to these days?
That's enough.
That's not so bad.
I bet . ..
Sounds [interesting],

B. Match each expression in Exercise A with
an expression below.

1. Seems nice.

Sounds interesting.

2. What's new?

_

3. I'm sure ...
4. Stop it.

S. That's OK.

_
_

_


1 Readi g
Read along as you listen to Alex and
his friends.
A3

Hi. My name's Alex Romero.
I'm 15 years old. I'm a member
of Teen Scene. a drama and
music group. I play t he guitar.
I'm easygoing. and I'm not s hy!

Communication

Describe some one' s personality
Grammar

Review of the simple present
Possess ive pronouns: mine,
yours (sinq .), hers, his, ours,
yours (pl.), theirs
Whose?
Vocabulary

Personality tr a it s
Hi. I'm J oseph Sanders, but my nickname's
J oe. I'm als o 15. Diane, my sister, say s I'm a
bookworm because I enj oy read ing. I love books.
Alex and I are best friends. but we're opposit es.
He's easygoing. but I'm a little serious. Alex is
pretty popular wit h girl s.


2 ompreh sion


3 Vocabulary

A. Write the names of the
characters.

Personality traits

1. He's the director of
Teen Scen e.
Paul Cha n

2. Alex is his best friend .
3. She's fro m Los Angeles.
4. She's Joe's sister .

A . Match each personality trait with the correct definition .

1. popu lar _ b _

a. makes a Jot of rules to be follow ed

2. ea sygo ing _ _
3. q uiet _ _

b. liked by a lot of people

4. studious _ _

d. enjoyable or entertaining

5. smart _ _

e. spends a lot of time studying

6. serious _ _

f. intelligent

7. outgoing _

_

g. very calm; not noisy or loud

8. sh y _ _
5. He plays the guitar.
6. She's in Green Fire with
Di ane and Karen.

B.

A4 Read along as you
listen again . Check your
answers.

h. very sens ible; usuall y works hard

9. comp etitive _

10. fu n _ _

11. str ict _ _

c. not ea sily upset; usually not wo rried

_

l.

enjoys meeting new people

j. determined to be better than other
people
k. uncomfortable around other p eo ple

B. PAIRS. Which of the adjectives in Exercise A describe you?
Talk with a classm at e.

For ex a m p le:
A: I'm pretty eas ygoing, but I'm also shy. What about you ?
B: I'm not shy at a ll. I'm very o utgoin g .
C. GROUPS. form groups of four. Choose adjectives from
Exercise A t hat describe one of your classmates. Describe that
person to th e members of your group and have them guess
the person's name.

I'm Paul Cha n, t he

direct or' of Teen
S cene. I'm 26 . I
enj oy working with
teenagers. They're
fun, but th ey're also
c fla llenging.

I'm serious, but I'm
not st rict . I'm ju st
a perfect ionist l

Expand your vocabulary.
When you learn a new adjective, try to learn its
opposite, too. This will double your vocabu lary.
Match the adj ectives with their oppos ites. Use a
dictionary if you need to.
1. studious
2. friendly
3. fun
4. outgoing
5. popular
6. quiet
7. easygoing

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

shy
lazy
strict
unpopular
talkalive
unfriendly
boring


Focus

GRAMMAR

Review of the simple present: be
Affirmative statements

I' m 15.

Diane is outgoing.

Lori and Diane are friends.

We're in Green Fire.


Negative statements
I'm not in Teen Scene.
Diane's not shy. / Diane isn't shy.
They 're not sisters. / They aren't sisters.
We're not in Green Fire. / We aren 't in Green Fire.

Yes/No questions

Are you in Teen Scene?

Is Diane outgoing?

Are Alex and Joe best friends?


Affirmative answers

Yes, I am.

Yes, she is.

Yes, they are.


Negative answers

No, I'm not.

No, she's not.lNo, she isn 't.

No, they're not.lNo, they ar!!n't.


Information questions

Who is she?

Howald are you?

Where are th ey?


Short answers

My teacher.

Fifteen.

At school.


Long answers

She's my teacher,

I'm 15.

They 're at school.


Discovering grammar
Look at the
questions.

3. Paul:

grammar chart. Answer the

1. What are the simple affirmative present
forms of the verb b e? -

-

-

(+) -

-

(-) -

-

begin with? - --

--f

A . Write affirmative (+) and negative (-)
statements, describing each person. Use
the verb be and the adjectives you have
learned.

1. Alex:

(+) Alex i5 pop ular with girl5.

He'5 not 5hy.

2. Lori:

(-) -

8

Unit 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(+) - -(-) -

-

-

-

­

-

-

-

-

­




-

-

-

-

-

-

-



-

-

-

-

­

6. Diane:


(+) -

-

(-) -

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

­


­

5 Practice
PAIRS. Ask and answer Yes/No questions
about people in your class. Use the cues and
any of your classmates' names .
1. shy

A:

I~ Ann 5hy?

B:

No.

~he '5

2. outgoing

-

-

--­

B. GROUPS. Imagine you are one of the
characters. Describe yourself to your
classmates. They will try to guess which
character you are.

4 Practice

(+) - -- --

-

-

5. Joe:

_

Practicing grammar

(_)

-

-

(+) - - -(- ) -

3. What ilr~ some examples of question
words used in information questions?

-

4. Karen and Diane:


--f

2. What words do Yes/No questions with be

-

­

­

3. talkative
4. competitive
S. serious

not.lYe5, 5he ;5.


ay a game. Go to page 130 .

7 Practice
A. Write information questions about the
self-introductions on pages 6-7. Use the
cues.

1. (Who) Paul


Q:

Who's Paul?


2. (What) Teen Scene

Describe someone's personality
A.

AS

List e n to the conversation .

A: Who's that?
B: He 's m y classmate.
A: WhClt' s his name?
B: Adam.
A: He look s reall y cool.
B: He is, but he's pretty shy.
B. PAIRS. Role-play the conversation with
a partner.

Q:

3. (Howold) Paul
Q:

4. (What) Green Fire

C. PAIRS . With a classmate, write your own

conversation about a new person at your
school. Use Exercise A as your model. Then
role-play your conversation.

Q:

5. (W ho) the Green Fire members

GROUPS . Talk about yourself.
Tell your classmates the following
information about yourself:

Q:

6. (What) Lori's last name
Q:
7. (Who) from Los Angeles

Q:

B. PAIRS. Take turns asking and answering
the questions in Exercise A. Don't look at
the reading.






your name
your nickname if you have one
your age
other interesting information about yourself
and your persona lily

Useful language:
• My name's .. .
• My nickname is . ..
• I'm _ _ years old.
• I'm friendly/shy/serious/etc .
• I enjoy . ..

Unit 1

9


9 Dialogue
A6

Cover the dialogue and listen.

Mom:
Joe:
Mom:
Diane:
Dad:
Diane:
Joe:
Dad:

Diane:
Joe:
Mom:
Diane:
Mom:

So, how's Teen Scene, kids? \J\That are
you up to these days'?
A lot. We're busy with practice. We
have a show in November.
That's great! "\That kind is it?
It's a musical. It' s a mixture of hip­
hop, pop, and Broadway,
Really? Sounds interesting. Whose
idea was it?
I'd like to say mine, but , . ,
Yours? Ours, Diane. Not just yours.
That's enough, you two. So, how's
your new director'?
Paul? He's OK He's friendly, but I
think he's a perfectionist.
Yeah, he makes us practice a lot. He's
really serious.
That's not so bad.
It is. He's not exactly easygoing.
I bet he keeps you busy.

10 Comprehension
A. Answer the questions.

II :

III ,

,

.
I,

'"

B.

1. When is the Teen Scene show this year?
2. What kind of show is it?
3. What adjecti ves does Diane use to
describe Paul?

\~ Read along as you listen again. Check
your answers.

11 Useful expressions
A.

' AS







Listen and repeat.

What are you up to these days?
That's enough,
That's not so bad.
I bet .. .
Sounds [interesting].

B. Match each expression in Exercise A with
an expression below.
1. Seems nice.
2. What 's new?

3. I'm SUfe .. .
4. Stop it.

5. That's OK.

SoundB interesting.


GRAMMAR

Focus


Review of the simple present: other verbs
Affirmative statement
Joe practices every day.
Joe an d Diane have busy schedules.

Negative statement
He doesn't practice on wee kend s.
They don't have much free time.

Yes/No questions

Does Joe practice on weeken ds?
Do Joe and Diane have busy sche dules?

Affirma t ive answers
Yes, he does.
Yes, they do.

Negat ive a nswers
No, he doesn't.
No, they don't .

Info rmat io n questions
When does Joe practice?
Where do Joe and Dian e practice ?

Short answers
After school.
At schoo l.

long answers
He practices after school.
They practice at school.

Discovering grammar

13

PAIRS. Look at the grammar chart. Complete the rules with
do or does.

+ th e base

1. In quest ion s w ith he, she. and it, use

Practice

PAIRS. Ask and answer t w o
Yes/No questions about each
article in Exercise 12.
Fo r ex ample:

form of a verb.
2. In questions wit h /, you , we, and they, use
b ase form of a ve rb .

+ t he

Q: 00e5 Michelle Wie play
tennier
A: No, vhe doe5n't. She
play5 qolf.

Practicing grammar

12

14 Practice

Practice

Complete the paragraphs with the simple present.
1. MlcheJle Wie(bd

onlya teenage r

but s he (play )

wo rld-cla ss golf.

Michelle (not/spend)
t ime playing go lf. Slw also (love)

all her

PAIRS. Ask and answer two
inf ormat ion questions about
each article in Exercise 12.
For examp le:

Q: Where do Angelina J olie
and Brad Pitt live?

_

A: They live In Ca lifo rn ia.

readlng and drawing.

15 Writing
1. Bract Pitt and 1\ngeli no Jolic (be)

_

Hollywood actor s.Th ey (live)
in Ca liforn ia.They (do)

_

a lot.of

chnrity work. Angcline (t ravel)

_

eround the wo rld to he lp the poor. Brad (use)
_ _ _ __ _
envi ronmcnt,

his fame to help xave the

A . In your notebook, write a
magazine article about a
person yo u admire .

B. PAIRS. Read your
classmat e's parag rap h.
Circle any errors. Us
Peer ed iting che
page 1 3~/t


GRAMMAR

17 Practice

Focus


GROUPS. Form groups of four.

Possessive pronouns
Possessive
adjectives

Possessive
pr onouns

my
your
her
his
our
your
their

mine
yours
hers
his
our s
your s
theirs

Questi on with Whose?

Whose is that?

Whose idea is it ?


Possessive

adjectives

It's my book.

It's your book.

It' s her book.

It' s his book.

It' s our book.

Those are your boo ks.

Those are their books.


Possessive

prono uns

It's mine.

It's yours.

It's hers.

It's his.

It's ours.

Thoseare yours.

Those are theirs.


1. Every person in your group
puts three items ina bag.
Don't look at the items.
2. hoose th ree items from
the bag. Don't tak e yours!
3. Find out to whom each item
be longs. Whoever find s the
owners of all three items
firs t wins.

Short answer

Mine.

Ours .


Long answer


For example:

It's mine.

It's ours.


Discovering grammar
Look at the grammar chart. Circle the correct a nsw e rs.
1. A possessive pronoun replaces a possessive adjective and a
(pronoun! noun).
2. A noun (always! never) follows a possessive pron ou n.

.::,..."

.. ;:n,
~: :l

"

Ii
II

I:
j",
II

..

"

;i ;
" "~

j

II
I

Practicing grammar
16 Practice

A: Whose'----'idea w asv it?
B: It was his.

..

Rewrite the sentences. Use posse ss ive pr o nou ns.

I tf I

1. Those are their CDs .

....

i,

Tho5e C05 are the;rf;.

A: Whose
is it?
"---' ........
B: It's ours.
'-'

nl

II

'--'

'"
'" ..

iii :;

linking words in
connected speech
A: Whose are these?
'--'
B: Those are mine.

d ~:

',. ,.

18 Pronunciation
A. ~ Listen and repeat.

.~.

i ;~:
I II .
'.,
'" ..

A: Daniel, is this yours?
B: No, it's not mine. It's his/
hers.

2. This is heJ:...pac k p ilc~ .

I I\~

3. That's our soccer ba ll.

B. PAIRS. Practice the
quest ions and answers.

4. That's my com ic book.

1 1 0" "

5. Those are b is sneakers.
6. This is your cell p hone.

19 Listening
A10 List e n to the conversation.
Put a check (II) below the
name of t he perso n who owns
each object .

±=

- ----!I. - -

Sh ir ts_-j---_---lI _ --<
Snea kers
Maga zines
_
_ _....L.-_
Basketball

__

12

Unit 1

_

.

__


Th new director

A.

e

Read along as you listen to the conversation. What activity are Diane and Karen
atte nding tod ay?

5

J
-l

J
B. GROUPS. Discuss: Which do you t hink is bet te r, a st rict teacher o r an easygoing one?
Explain your answer.

Unit 1

13


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