Reading and writing
• 1. introduction
• 2. sentences
• 3. structures of describing pictures: there is/ there are
• 4. structures to describe pictures: countable and uncountable nouns
• 5. structures to describe pictures: quantifiers
• 6. structures to describe pictures: prepositions
• 7. writing assignment
1. describing people: appearance
2. describing people: character
3. describing people: putting it together
* Colour and I are one. I’m a painter.
* There is no must in art because art is free.
* Everything has beauty, but not everyone
* Every child is an artist.
* The world of reality has its limits, the world
of painting is boundless.
* Art is the freedom to be yourself.
A. Look at the picture and discuss in group:
What can you see in the picture?
What is he doing?
Do you think is he happy?
How old do you think is he?
Where do you think he should
be at his age? Why?
Think of the TITLE of the picture.
Look at the following sentences to describe the picture:
There is a boy in the picture.
He has a gun.
He is standing.
B. In groups make more sentences about this picture.
C. In groups think of the ideas to complete the chart.
What can you see in the picture? What can you imagine about what
you see in the picture?
D. Here is a description of this picture. What is wrong with this
description? List the mistakes.
There’s a boy in this picture. He is about 20 years old. He looks happy. He isn’t
smiling. He has a small gun. He’s wearing a school uniform. There are some trees
behind the boy. There is an elephant beside the boy.
A. What is in a sentence?
Think of some things that you find in a sentence.
B. Some of the following lines are sentences, some are not. Tick the
sentences. If it is not a sentence, why not?
1. Law Meh worked in a hospital for six years.
2. My friend in Mae Sot.
3. Mama studies English after dinner.
4. He is tired.
5. Teaches mathematics to high school students.
6. My father’s old blue motorcycle.
7. I walk.
8. There are two dogs.
9. A beautiful house beside the Salween river.
10. It’s raining.
• Parts of the Sentence
A sentence has a subject and a verb He cooks.
Usually a sentence has some other He sometimes cooks special
words too. dishes for us.
Subject come before the verb. Everybody likes eating this cake
Subject can be one or many words. My uncle, my sister and my
friend like this cake.
The first letter of the first word of a We ate many cakes last night.
sentence is a capital letter.
A sentence ends with a full stop, Do you want some cake?
question mark or exclamation mark. I’d love some!
• C. These sentence all have one mistake. Correct the mistake.
1. I think the boy’s name Maung Maung Soe.
2. he was born in a village.
3. Didn’t go to school.
4. There a cinema in his village.
5. Likes Maung Maung Soe going to school.
6. One night some soldiers to the cinema.
• 3. Structures to describe pictures: there is/there are
A. Look around you. Are these sentences true or false?
There’s a teacher.
There are twelve students in this classroom.
There’s a blackboard.
There are two white boards.
There are some pictures on the walls.
There’s some water in a bucket.
There are more male students than female students.
There’s a lot of money on the desk.
There are a lot of chickens outside.
There are many intelligent, hardworking students.
• B. Fill in the gaps in the box with these grammar terms.
Uncountable Noun Singular Plural Countable Negative
C. Make true sentences. Fill the gaps with there is/are isn’t/aren’t.
1.__________ some food in the kitchen.
2.__________ any gold under the classroom.
3.__________ a lot of dust outside the window.
4.__________ a good football teams in this school.
5.__________ any tigers near here.
There is + singular,______.
There are +________ noun.
Use isn’t aren’t with there.
Use any with isn’t aren’t.
• D. Activity. Work in groups. Write three sentences about your school,
using there is /are, isn’t/aren’t. Write some true and some lie sentences.
Read these sentences to the group. Can they identify the lie?
Countable and uncountable nouns
• Countable nouns are the names of objects that we can
• We can use numbers and a/an with count nouns, they
• A cat three cats a newspaper two newspapers
• Uncountable nouns are the names of things that we
• We cannot use a/an or numbers with uncountable
nouns, they have no plurals.
• Water (NOT a water, two waters)
• Wool (NOT a wool, two wools)
• Weather (NOT a weather, two weathers)
• C. classify the nouns into countable and uncountable
• Banana advice wood animal
• Bread rubbish exam adult
• Vegetable furniture colour rice
• Grass meal bamboo office
• Information work knowledge number
6. Structure to describe picture: Prepositions
• A. describe the picture using some of these words:
At the top
At the bottom
At the back
In the front
In the centre
On the right
On the left
Describing people: Appearance
• A. Parts of the face:
Use the words in the box to label the diagram. How many of the words do you
know? Try to guess the rest. Check answers with your partner.
B. Describing faces
• Look at your classmates and say.
1. Who has long eyelashes?
2. Who has a pointy chin?
3. Who has a wide nose?
4. Who is short?
5. Who has a big mouth?
6. Who has a round face?
7. Who has curly hair?
C. Adjectives and nouns.
• Which of the adjectives go with the nouns in the circle? You will need to use
the adjectives twice.
Big, small, thin, thick, long,
Curly, short, bushy, full, straight
Hooked, bent, wavy, pointed
D. Matching pictures.
There are two ways to make a sentence to
a) Subject + has + adj + noun
She has big eyes.
b) Subject + to be +adj
Her eyes are big.
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