03 Lesson 1 - Cathy and Mike
Mike: Hi! My name is Michael, or Mike for short. My parents call me Mikey, but I’m not a baby. I am 11 years old and I am in the fifth form this year.
Cathy: Hello! I am Cathy. My surname is Roberts. I’m 10, but my birthday is in November, so you may say I’m almost 11.
Mike: I have got a big family. I live with my mum, my dad, a big sister and a little brother. My brother is a real pain in the neck. We have got a lot of relatives around the world. We have also got a pet – a parrot called Lilly.
Cathy: My family is not so big, but I am not an only child. I’ve got a big sister. Amy always sings. She isn’t bad at singing at all. We haven’t got a pet because our flat is not very big. I have got a lot of cuddly animals instead, and all my cuddly animals have got names.
Mike: Computer games are my hobby. Actually, I am in front of my computer about 3 hours a day. My parents are angry. I don’t see why!! My best friend, Pete, is in my class. He has got a lot of computer games. We are both interested in sports, and we are not crazy about school.
Cathy: My best friend is Linda. Linda hasn’t got a sister so we are like sisters. We have got the same hobby – we collect stickers. I’ve got 3 full albums. But that’s not all. I am a member of a karate club and I am good at dancing, too. Dancing is my favourite free-time activity.
04 Lesson 1 - Linda and Pete
Play and Learn
Ivana is an eleven-year old student from Croatia. She interviews children from different continents who speak English. Today she has a Skype call with Nadine Richards.
Read the Interview and answer the questions.
Ivana: Hello, Nadine! Can you answer some questions for my interview with children around the world?
Nadine: Sure, ask me anything!
Ivana: Let’s start with something easy. How old are you?
Nadine: I’m thirteen.
Ivana: And where are you from?
Nadine: I’m from Bloemfontein in South Africa.
Ivana: Wow, that’s a long name. Do you have a pet?
Nadine: Yes. I have a pet dog. He has a short name – his name is Ade.
Ivana: What about your best friend?
Nadine: I don’t have one best friend. I have two. They are sisters, Liezel and Chantal.
Ivana: Thank you, Nadine. I must say your English is excellent.
Nadine: Thank you Ivana. We have eleven languages in South Africa. I also speak Afrikaans.
Ivana: And I speak Croatian. It was lovely talking to you.
Nadine: You, too, Ivana. Bye for now!
- Who is older, Ivana or Nadine?
- Do they know each other well?
- Can they see what they look like?
- Do you know how many friends Ivana has?
- Who are Liezel and Chantal?
- Where do they speak more languages, in Ivana’s or Nadine’s country?
- Which language do both girls know?
- What do both girls have?