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LESSON THREE
RULE THREE – THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS

We have a nice stadium

-Peter, we have a match in Thursday
-Really? Are you visitors?
-No, actually we play at home. Come to see the match.
-I haven’t got much time. Is the stadium far from the city centre?
-No, it is not far. There are some buses that go there.
-Aren’t there any buses from the main street?
-I am not sure.
-Is your stadium big?
-No, it is not big but it is very comfortable and we like it.

REMEMBER
Actually
Have time
I am not sure
We like it

GRAMMAR
1 – The past tense of “be”
I was – I was not /wasn’t/
You were – You were not /weren’t/
He, she, it was – He, she, it was not /wasn’t/
We were – We were not /weren’t/
You were – You were not /weren’t/
They were – They were not /weren’t/

Was I – Was I not
Were you – Were you not /weren’t you/
Was he, she, it – Was he, she, it not /wasn’t he, she, it/
Were we – Were we not /weren’t we/
Were you – Were you not /weren’t you/
Were they – Were they not /weren’t they/

Short answers:
Yes, I was – No, I was not /wasn’t/
Yes, we were – No, we were not /weren’t/

2 – Indefinite pronouns SOME, ANY, NO
SOME – Some water, Some sports kits
ANY – Have you got any boots? – No, I haven’t got any boots.
Would you like some coffee?
NO
I haven’t got any money = I have got no money
I haven’t got any problems = I have no problems

3 – One = noun
-This is an old sports kit of FC “Great”.
-Where?
-This one over there.

PHONETICS
The consonants d and th
This the both
These then thought
That they thin
Those there three

EXERCISES
1 Follow
1 A Were you at home last night?
Yes, I was/ No, I was not
-on cinema
-on match
-at your friend’s place
-at the University
B Was your brother in Moskva yesterday?
Yes, he was/ No, he was not
-your colleague
-your coach
-their president
-our assistant coach

2 Ask questions with the words in the brackets:
1-Tom was not on match yesterday /Who, When/
2-She was in Paris /Where, Why/
3-Her colleagues are here /Who/
4-I was there the whole day /How long/
5-Peter’s sister was not at home last night /Who, When/

3 Fill in
Tom was not … Paris yesterday. He … in London. He … not on business. His favourite team … there.
Peter and Tom … not at their place yesterday. … were at Nelly’s place. They …the whole evening there. Peter … back at his place at 11 o’clock and Tom … … at his place … 12 o’clock.

4 Turn into negative, interrogative and negative-interrogative
1-Tom was born in 1982
2-She is an assistant referee.
3-Peter has got two brothers.
4-Jerry has got two equipments.
5-He was very busy last week.
6-The children were ill.
7-Tanya was out of town.
8-It was a difficult week for Tom and Peter.

5 Turn into singular
1-We have not got new equipments.
2-My colleagues are not architects.
3-Those men are engineers.
4-Are there any forks in the cupboard?
5-There are some bus stops near John’s place.

6 Make tag questions
1-We have got new balls.
2-The trainer has got two teams from eleven players.
3-She has got two boyfriends.
4-I have very nice boots.
5-My teammate has a new car.\
6-They have got a new manager.

7 Follow
A John is free this morning /yesterday morning/
But he was not free yesterday morning
1-The footballers are in the video room now /some time ago/
2-John is on a match in Dortmund this weekend /last weekend/
3-There aren’t any balls in the pitch now /a minute ago/
4-My colleagues are late again /yesterday morning/
5-The players are busy this afternoon /yesterday afternoon/

B Were you on a game last night? /at a party/
No, I was not. I was at a party.
1-Was your sister on cinema last Friday? /on theatre/
2-Were there any shirts on the bench? /on the table/
3-Were your players late yesterday morning? /three days ago/
4-Was Peter busy with his team yesterday? /the day before yesterday/
5-Were they out of town last Sunday? /Wednesday/

C John was not on the training session last morning /Peter/
Peter was not on the training session last morning, either.
1-The trainer was not back in the dressing room /The assistant trainer/
2-I am not busy on Tuesday /my colleagues/
3-Nelly is not ready yet /my friends/
4-There are not any stadiums nearby /cinemas/
5-I have not got a car /garage/

D We have got a new ball, haven’t we?
Yes, this is our new ball.
1-You have got a new equipment, haven’t you?
2-My colleague has got a new training kit, hasn’t he?
3-Our coach has a lot of notebooks, hasn’t he?
4-Our new teammate has a nice bag, hasn’t he?
5-We have got a new coach, haven’t we?

8 Complete the sentences:
1-Tom was …
2-We were not …
3-Was he …
4-Have you got …
5-There were no …

9 WRITE HERE YOUR BEST RIGHT BACK:

NEW FOOTBALL WORDS:
Match
Visitors
Home team

LESSON 2 PART 1
RULE 2 THE BALL

Good morning team
-Good morning boys!
-Good morning Mr. Stone!
-How are you today? Are you fit?
-We think we are. And we have great desire to play.
-Are you ready to play really good football?
-Yes, just give the ball.
-Ok, there it is. Which ball is the best – we have this white here, that yellow there or the red ball?
-The best for today ball is the red because there is mist out there.
-Let’s play football then.

REMEMBER
Good morning
Let’s play
Let’s go

ILLUSTRATION

GRAMMAR
1 – Present tense of “have”
Full forms
I have – we have
You have – you have
He, she, it has – they have

Short forms
I’ve got we’ve got
You’ve got you’ve got
He’s, she’s, it’s got they’ve got

Negative forms
I have not got – we have not got
You have not got -you have not got
He, she, it has not got – they have not got

Interrogative
Have I got – have we got
Have you got – have you got
Has he, she, it got – have they got

Negative-interrogative
Have I not got – have we not got
Have you not got – have you not got
Has he, she, it not got – have they not got

Answers:
Yes, I have – No, I have not got /haven’t/
Yes, he /she, it/ has – No, he /she, it/ has not got

2 – There is / There are

There is a ball in the bag
There are three fans over there

Differences:
Tom has a ball
There is a ball in the bag

3 – Demonstrative pronouns
Singular Plural
This –  these – for near
That – those – for far

Rules:
1 this, these – for near
2 that, those – for far
4 – Interrogative pronouns
Who – за persons
What – for describing
Where – for places
How – for way
5 – Tag questions
Tom is a football player, is he not? = Tom is a football player, isn’t he? + , – structure
Tom is not a footballer, is he? + , + structure

EXERCISES:

1 Follow
A – George has got a new training kit
George has got some new training kits
1-a new ball
2-a new shirt
3-a new hat
4-a new teammate
5-a new coach
B – There is a nice kit in the dressing room
There are not any nice kits in the dressing room
1-in the shop
2-in the bus
3-on the street
4-in the car
5-in the bag
C – George has got a new car /a new house/
No, he hasn’t got a new car.
He has got a new house.
1-computer/mobile phone
2-chair/table
3-kit/ball
4-friend/girlfriend
5-watch/pen

2 Fill
Gary has got … new sports kit. It … red. … is not … big size. … has four red kits and only two blue … . … are sports kit, ball, boots and hat in the bag. There … some apples, too. The bag … near the rucksack. There … only one orange in the rucksack. There … …
Other things in it.

3 Turn into interrogative, negative and interrogative-negative
1-Tom has got a new contract
2-Judy has got new sports kits
3-Peter and Jerry have a nice car
4-John has a beautiful watch
5-Alex and Tom have some time for coffee

4 Make tag questions
A – Example: My sports kit is in the rucksack
My sports kit is in the rucksack, isn’t it?
1-The players are not free this morning
2-This ball is not good enough
3-The coach is on a conference today
4-She is ready to start with the training
5-It is not time for coffee
B – Example: It is time to go for training, isn’t it?
It isn’t time to go, is it?
1-The president of the team is in the office, isn’t he?
2-The ball is in that bag, isn’t it?
3-The next match we are visitors, aren’t we?
4-The next opponent is very good, isn’t it?
5-You are very good football players, aren’t you?

5 Ask How many
1-There are 22 players on the field
2-There are three referees on the field
3-George has got new friends from FC “Joy”
4-I have got new teammates
5-There are 25 players

6 Ask questions with the words in brackets
-There are four matches to the end of season /How many/
-There is some water in the bottle /What/
-George has got a new car /Who/
-The stadium is near the big shop /Where/
-She has got a lot of time /How much/

7 Fill with some, any, no
1-Have you got … newspapers? No, I haven’t got …
2-There is … water, I am afraid.
3-There isn’t … boots in the dressing room.
4-We have got … coffee, do you want?
5-I have got … money.

8 Complete
1-There are some
2-The new stadium is
3-The dressing room
4-Are you far from
5-…much time…?

9 WRITE HERE YOUR BEST GOALKEEPER:

LESSON 2 PART 2 

EXERCISES PART TWO

1 Turn into plural
1-I am free
2-He is not a goalkeeper
3-Where is the new coach?
4-The assistant coach is not busy now.
5-Who is the attacker?

2 Turn into interrogative, negative and negative-interrogative
1-The players are busy now
2-They are in the restaurant
3-The assistant referees are all Hungarian
4-She is a sportsman
5-Mr. Black is an agent.

3 A – Ask who
1-that boy by the referee
2-this new player
3-the young man over there
4-the man next to you
5-those men by the post
B – Ask what
1-your name
2-your nationality
3-your position
4-your age
5-your interests
C – Ask where
1-your teammates
2-your coach
3-your bus
4-your assistant coaches
5-your ball

4 Combine
1 Tony are not on the press conference
2 Is Peter my sports kit
3 Where is free this morning
4 How are time to go now
5 Pete and George is ready for the match
6 It is is not on the field. Why?
7 Where are a very nice boy
8 Adam a midfielder
9 Is Stuart Mary and Jenny
10 I am not you

5 Fill a, an or the where necessary
1-…those young men and women are … players in … FC “Joy”
2-Is this … new field?
3-This is not … same exercise
4-… ball is red, isn’t it?
5-Are you … amateur player?

6 Compose
Simulation 1
Tell what you know about your colleagues with names, age, positions, etc.
Simulation 2
Make a conversation with asking someone to come with you

7 Translate
A –Where is the trainer?
-I know where the assistant trainer is, not the head trainer.
-Really? What about the president? You know where he is, aren’t you?
-Actually I don’t know. Ask someone else.

8 Translate:

-Hello
-Hello. Who are you?
-My name is Peter and I am the new player of the team.
-Really? How nice! I am David and I am the captain. What is your position on the field?
-I am a striker. I can play as a goalkeeper, too.
-Well, it is very interesting.

9 WRITE HERE YOUR RESERVE GOALKEEPER:

LESSON 1 PART 1
TEXTS:

THE FIELD OF PLAY

HOW ARE YOU BEFORE THE GAME?
Hi
Hi, how are you today?
I am fine, thanks. What about you?
I am fine, too. I play for FC “Great” and we have a game today. This is George, he is a player, too. We are together in the team.
Really? Nice to meet you George. I am Peter.
Nice to meet you, too.

EXERCISES:

1 Turn into plural:

1-I am free
2-He is not a goalkeeper
3-Where is the new coach?
4-The assistant coach is not busy now.
5-Who is the attacker?

2 Turn into interrogative, negative and negative-interrogative

1-The players are busy now
2-They are in the restaurant
3-The assistant referees are all here
4-She is a sportsman
5-Mr. Black is an agent.

3 A – Ask who

1-that boy by the referee
2-this new player
3-the young man over there
4-the man next to you
5-those men by the post

B – Ask what

1-your name
2-your nationality
3-your position
4-your age
5-your interests

C – Ask where

1-your teammates
2-your coach
3-the bus number 23
4-your assistant coaches
5-your ball size 5

4 Combine

1 Tony are not on the press conference
2 Is Peter my sports kit with number 6 on it
3 Where is free this morning
4 How are time to go now
5 Pete and George is ready for the match
6 It is is not on the field. Why?
7 Where are a very nice boy
8 Adam a midfielder
9 Is Stuart Mary and Jenny
10 I am not you

5 Fill a, an or the where necessary

1-…those young men and women are … players in … FC “Great”
2-Is this … new field?
3-This is not … same exercise
4-… ball is red, isn’t it?
5-Are you … amateur player?

6 Compose

Simulation 1
Tell what you know about your colleagues with names, age, positions, etc.
Simulation 2
Make a conversation with asking someone to come with you

7 Translate

A –Where is the trainer?
-I know where the assistant trainer is, not the head trainer.
-Really? What about the president? Don’t you know where he is?
-Actually I don’t know. Ask someone else.

8 WRITE HERE WHO IS YOUR BEST MANAGER:

LESSON 1 PART 2

-Hello
-Hello. Who are you?
-My name is Peter and I am the new player of the team.
-Really? How nice! I am David and I am the captain. What is your position on the field?
-I am a striker. I can play as a goalkeeper, too.
-Well, it is very interesting.

EXERCISES PART TWO

1A – Follow:
Philip is a football player
Is Philip a football player?
1-a referee 4-an assistant coach
2-an assistant referee 5-a supporter
3-a coach
B – Follow:
Alex is not an attacker
Is Alex not an attacker?
1-a midfielder 4-a left midfielder
2-a defender 5-an offensive midfielder
3-a right winger
C – Follow:
Is Pavel a striker?
No, he is not /a striker/ – Yes, he is /a striker/
1-a central midfielder 4-a goalkeeper
2-a left winger 5-a second captain
3-a defensive midfielder

2 – Turn into Negative, Interrogative and Negative-Interrogative
– The field is mud today
– He is not a good midfielder
– The ball is white
– The referee is a famous person
– I know the rules of the game

3 – Complete the sentences:
-Are you a …
-The assistant coach is …
-He is a …
-Is she an …
-They are not

4 – Follow the examples:
A – Marry is not an attacker.
What is she?
She is a defender.
1-a goalkeeper
2-an assistant coach
3-a referee
B – Adam is a midfield player
Isn’t he a striker?
No, he isn’t.
1-an assistant coach 4-a sponsor
2-an official 5-a junior player
3-an owner of the club 6- a fan

5 – Fill a, an or the where necessary
1-Peter is … very good goalkeeper
2-He is … 25 years old.
3-Isn’t he … coach?
4-Who is … referee?
5-Is Tom … assistant coach?

6 – Ask questions to these answers:
1-I …? No, he isn’t.
2-…? Yes, she is.
3-…? No, I am not. I am a striker.
4-…? Yes, I am a coach.
5-…? Yes, we are colleagues.

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