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Home-swapping!
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Mission 1


Home-swapping!


Compétence

Écrire et réagir à l'écrit : j'écris pour raconter et décrire.

Did you know?

Home exchange was invented in the 1950s by Swiss teachers as an economical way of travelling to other countries. The most attractive cities for swappers are Paris and New York. Which country would you like to visit?
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Exercice 1 : Meet Iris and Amanda

1
Identify and describe document 1.



2
Read document 2. Who are the characters? Spot them on the poster.



3
Pick out keywords from the text. Define “swap”.



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The Holiday

Amanda: I’m interested in renting your house. Is it still available?

Iris: I’m interested but the cottage is only available for home exchange. We switch houses, cars, everything. Where are you?

Amanda: L.A.

Iris: Wow, I’ve never been there but always wanted to go. I’m Iris, I’m very normal, healthy and single. I’m a non-smoker.

Amanda: Hi, I’m Amanda. Your house looks idyllic. Just what I need.

Iris: Really? What does your house look like?

Amanda: My place is nice… A little bigger than yours.
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Exercice 2 : From London to L.A.

1
Guess who lives where. Listen and check your answers.



2
Listen and list the rooms in each house.



3
Then classify the adjectives into two columns: positive and negative.



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The Holiday

From London to L.A.

From London to L.A.

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Exercice 3 : Let’s swap our houses!

1
Observe and pick out the website’s criteria.



2
Read the listings. Present each house.



3
Listen and pick out the three criteria needed by the family.



4
Which home are they going to choose? Discuss.



5
Pick out the sentences in the imperative.

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HomeExchange.com

Let’s swap our houses!

Let’s swap our houses!

Phonology

Intonation

Listen

Let’s do a home swap! Good idea!

Scream

Scream: Let’s go! How exciting!

Grammar

There is / are

Observe: There are 6 bedrooms. There is a kitchen. There isn’t a shower.

Think: Spot the subject, the verb and the object of each sentence. Is the object plural or singular?

Practise: Make 5 sentences to describe your house.

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In my house, there is / are…

In my house, there is / are…

Swap your house!

Use Padlet and write a listing to swap your house / flat for a house in Edinburgh.

How far can you go?

A1 I can use there + BE to describe a place.
A1+ I can use adjectives to make my ad more attractive.
A2 I can add more details to be more specific.
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