Old and new Unit 5
LESSON 1 Family heirlooms
READING Work in pairs. Ask and answer.
1 Where is Hassan’s family from? 3 What happened when the family moved? 5 How long has Hala’s family owned a
collection of stamps? 7 Who gave the stamps to Hala?
WRITING Write the letter (A–G) of each sentence in the correct place (1–7) in the texts.
We’ve had it for ages
كتاب الطالب منهج lift off 5 الوحده 5 – 7 انجليزي ثالث متوسط
Hassan Shakshir Our family has been in the Taif area for many centuries. We have owned the house in the photo 1 D We moved many years ago and for a long time the house was empty and 2 However, we have now repaired and repainted the house. Recently we have put traditional furniture into it and 3 Now young people can see how their grandparents 4
5 My family has owned a collection of stamps for 70 years. My great grandmother started collecting them 6 Each new generation of daughters collected stamps and later gave them to their daughters. My mother gave them to me. I have owned this collection for three years. Friends can’t understand why 7 The answer is easy – the stamps are part of our family’s history.
HOME READERS STORIES INSPIRATION TOPICS NEWS
A … when she was a girl. B … it was not in good condition. C … and great grandparents lived. D … for more than 100 years. E … I have not sold the stamps. F Here is a photo of some of our stamps.
G … have made it into a small museum.
2 How long has his family been there? 4 What have the family done to the house? 6 Who started collecting stamps?
8 Why hasn’t Hala sold the stamps?
READING AND VOCABULARY Tick (✓) the correct meaning, A or B, for these words.
1 heirloom A families have had these objects for a long time
B a traditional Saudi Arabian house
2 repair A to fix or make better something old or broken
B to increase or make something bigger
3 generation A the people in a family or a group of about the same age
B these people collect stamps