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The Snowman
P.134-135

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Did you know?

1. What is a harsh winter? A warm winter, a mild winter or a very cold winter.
2. How is pronouced -5,6 °C? Minus five point six degrees (Celsius), below five comma six degrees, less five point six degrees (Fahrenheit) or five point six degrees below zero.
3. What are Slippers? Rackets you use to walk in the snow, ski boots or warm shoes you wear at home and not outside.
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Read

1
Read the text of the Snowman and match the words with the pictures.

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    Fireplace
    Coal
    Scarf
    Sunrise
    Fridge
    Clock striking midnight


    2
    What is specific in the story of the Snowman? Fill with the correct answers.

    a) James makes his own (snowman / fire / garden).
    b) At midnight, the snowman is (all melt / alive / flying).
    c) James and his snowman can (run together / jump together / play together).
    d) Surprisingly, they also can (sing / fly / swim).

    3
    What is going to happen next? Imagine your own version of the story.



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    Speak

    1
    Look at the picture.

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    a) What is strange about this snowman? .
    b) Do you recognise him? Who is he? .

    2
    Watch the video and put the actions in order. Number them from 1 to 8.

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      Sculpt with an axe!
      Find branches for the arms and hair.
      Make a tower of frozen snow.
      Make people smile.
      Add some snow to make it pretty and white.
      Collect a lot of snow.
      Make the buttons and carrot out of fabric and sleeping bags.
      Inspire others!
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      Listen

      1
      Listen to the song. Pick out the words with long /i:/ sounds, the ones with short /ɪ/ sounds, and the syllables with the sound /aɪ/. 
      Below /bɪˈləʊ/ ≠ above /əˈbʌv/.
      Greet /gri:t/: say hello.


      Walking in the air

      We’re walking in the air We’re floating in the moonlit sky The people far below are sleeping as we fly I’m holding very tight I’m riding in the midnight blue I’m finding I can fly so high above with you
      Far across the world The villages go by like trees The rivers and the hills The forests and the streams Children gaze open-mouthed Taken by surprise Nobody down below believes their eyes

      We’re surfing in the air We’re swimming in the frozen sky We’re drifting over icy mountains floating by

      Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep Rousing up a mighty monster from his sleep

      We’re walking in the air We’re floating in the midnight sky And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly

      Walking in the air, Peter Auty




      2
      Right or Wrong? Justify your answer using the lyrics.

      a) They are flying during the day. (Right / Wrong). Text clue(s): 
      b) The boy is holding the snowman. (Right / Wrong). Text clue(s): 
      c) People are surprised to see them. (Right / Wrong). Text clue(s): 
      d) The weather is warm. (Right / Wrong). Text clue(s): 
      e) People don’t react when they see them. (Right / Wrong). Text clue(s): 

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      Up to you!

      A2 James is running downstairs and he is making a snowman.
      A2+ First, he uses coal to make buttons, then he adds a scarf and a hat.
      B1 James looks happy and excited. He really loves playing with the snowman in the fridge.
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