Projects for class 8

Module 1. Socialising.
  • A friend of yours has won a scholarship to study at a summer school. Write a greeting card to congratulate your friend (30-40 words). Use the cards in Exs. 3, 5 (p. 19) as a model.
  • Write a short article for an international school magazine explaining what someone should do to greet people, make small talk or visit people in your country. Use the information from Ex. 5, p. 21.
  • Work in pairs. Find the opposites of the words below and write a poem about arguing. Read the poem aloud (sad-bad, go-slow, don't-won't, cold-old, night-light).
Module 2. Food and Shopping.
  • This is part of a letter you received from your American penfriend Jim:
I recently visited Paris and went shopping at a great open-air market. I enjoyed it a lot. Are there open-air markets in your town? What can you buy from them?
         Write a letter to your friend (100-120 words). Use the plan (Ex. 7, p. 35).
  • Are there charity shops or charity organisations in your country? Collect information, then write a short article about them for an International Students' Magazine. Write: what their names are, what causes they support, how they collect money.
  • Your partner uses plastic bags. Using the diagram (Ex. 7, p. 39), try to persuade him to switch to reusable ones. Use the information in the text. Record yourselves.  
Module 3. Great Minds.
  • A teenage magazine has asked its readers to take part in the annual short story competition entitled "It happened to me". Write your story for the competition (120-180 words). Use the information on ps. 50-51.
  • Think of a famous person from your country. Collect information about him/ her under the headings. Write his/ her biography for the school magazine (100-120 words). Follow the plan (Ex. 8, p. 49).
  • Collect information on the history and development of banknotes/ coins in your country. Write a short article about them. Use Ex. 1, p. 53 as an example. 
Module 4. Be Yourself.
  • Prepare a quiz about famous people. Use your school textbook and passive voice.
  • Collect information, then write a short paragraph about a traditional costume in your country. Illustrate it with drawings or pictures. Write: what material it is made of, what it consists of, its origins, where/ when people wear it nowadays.
  • Use the information (ps. 70-71) to persuade your friend to buy eco-friendly clothes.
Module 5. Global Issues.
  • Imagine you saw a documentary about child labour. Use the ideas below and phrases from Ex. 4, p. 77 to act out a dialogue. Use dialogue in Ex. 5, p. 77 as a model. Record yourselves.
1 in 6 children is involved in child labour (246 million); 300,000 children around the world are currently serving as soldiers.
  • You had a discussion in class about the amount of litter we produce. Write an essay offering suggestions and their results related to the problem. Follow the plan from Ex. 6, p. 83.
  • Collect information, then write an article for an international student magazine about an interesting animal that lives in your country. Write: its name, what it looks like, what it eats, what makes it special, any other information.
Module 6. Culture Exchanges.
Module 7. Education.
Module 8. Pastimes.

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