In class one we will look at adjectives on page 70. We will connect the adjectives to the faces and then read the situations in exercise 2 and say how we would feel.

Following this we will complete the listening task on page 70.

To end class we will revise the adjectives with a Bamboozle.

In class two we will look at part 1 of the speaking exam. In pairs we will predict the questions of the interview. Next we will listen to the boy and complete the form with his information.

Students will work in pairs to ask and answer the same questions. 

We will then look at a reading task to celebrate world tea day. Students will discuss the following questions 

Have you ever been to the UK? What did you see?  

What landmarks, objects and people connected with the UK can you see in the picture?  

What else would you add as a symbol of the UK?  

What are the symbols of your country?

How many cups of tea are drunk every day in the UK? 165m

Why is tea so popular?

Then we will work in pairs to complete the reading task. 

Tea is an essential part of British culture. People drink 60 billion cups a year- that’s 165 million cups a day! 

In Britain, people started drinking tea 350 years ago, but the drink’s history goes back much further.

The story starts in 2737 BC. According to legend, Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting under a tree when some leaves fell into his bowl of hot water. He then tasted the drink, what we now know as tea. 

Tea came to Europe in the 16th century. It’s possible that Portuguese traders who lived in the East brought tea leaves back to their country, but it was the Dutch who first imported the product to sell. From there, it spread to the rest of the continent.

Tea was first sold in Britain in 1658. A London newspaper advertised it for sale at a coffee shop.

When King Charles II of England married Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess who was also a tea addict, many important, rich people started drinking it. One company, The East India Trading Company, saw that tea had become very popular, and they started importing it to Britain. 

Around the world, many countries have influenced the way we drink tea. Iced tea was first drunk in America in the 1860s. On a very hot day in St. Louis, at the World’s Fair when no one wanted to drink hot tea, a desperate merchant put ice in the drinks he was selling. People queued for a long time to buy the new drink. 

Also in America in the early 20th century, a tea seller decided to put his sample in small silk bags. Instead of opening the bags, customers put them straight into their hot water. And so, tea bags were invented! 

  1. From which country does tea originate?    
  2. Which country was the first to import tea?    
  3. Where was tea first sold in Britain?       
  4. Who helped to make tea popular?  
  5. How did iced tea start?    
  6. What were the first tea bags made of?      

We will finish class with a Kahoot.

Homework: Exam task on page 68