C I'm recording a documentary.
1 Vocabulary Television
A Match the words and the definition. Then listen and check your answers.
1. I often record my favorite show.
2. I usually fast-forward through the boring parts of shows.
3. I always skip the sad parts of movies.
4. I watch returns of hold sitcoms.
5. I never lose the remote control.
6. Most commercials are funny.
7. You can learn a lot from public TV.
8. I think satellite TV is great.
a. to play a show at high speed
b. to not watch something
c. to store a show to watch it later
d. advertisements for products
e. a nonprofit TV network
f. a service that sends TV shows to homes through a dish
g. repeat showings of a TV show
h. a device used to control a TV from a distance
B Pair work Which sentences in Part A describe your opinions or habits? Tell your partner.
A: I often record my favorite show.
B: Really? I never record my favorite show.
2 Conversation I'm going away this weekend.
A Listen and practice.
|Nora: Hi, Zack. How are you?|
|Zack: Oh, hi, Nora. I'm fine. Actually, I'm going away this weekend, so I want to record some TV shows.|
|Nora: Really? Which shows?|
|Zack: On Friday night, I'm recording the soccer game.|
|Nora: Oh, I'm watching that at Lisa's. She's having a soccer party. She has satellite TV now.|
|Zack: Well, I'm watching it on Sunday night. That way I can fast-forward and skip the commercials. So what else are you recording?|
|Nora: Good idea. I hate watching commercials.|
|Zack: On Saturday, I'm recording a documentary on Channel 11 called TV this weekend?|
B Listen to the rest of the conversation. What is Nora watching on TV this weekend?
NORA: Channel 11? Is that public TV?
ZACH: Yeah. Do you want to come over and watch it with me sometime next week?
NORA: Thanks, but I don't think I can. I have a lot to do next week.
ZACH: Don't you like documentaries?
NORA: I do like documentaries. Actually, I'm watching one on Sunday. It's all about soccer.
ZACH: Really? What channel? I want to record that!
3 Grammar Present continuous for future plans
|I'm recording the soccer game.|
|I'm not recording the sitcom.|
|She's having a soccer party this week.|
|She's not visiting her family.|
|They're playing the Lion this weekend.|
|They're not playing the Sharks.|
Is Zack watching the game on Sunday?
Yes, he is. No, he's not. / No, he isn't.
Are they watching the game on Sunday?
Yes, they are. No, they're not. / No, they aren't.
What else are you recording on Friday?
I'm also recording a movie.
A Complete these conversations with the present continuous form of the verbs. Then practice with a partner.
1. A: What you (do) this weekend? you (go) anywhere?
B: No, I (stay) home all weekend. Some friends (come) over to watch a basketball game. The Tigers (come) over to watch a basketball game. The Tigers (play).
2. A: I (get) satellite TV on Wednesday - finally! What you (do) on Friday? Do you want to come over?
B: I'd love to, but I can't. Joe and I (visit) his parents this weekend. We (leave) on Friday after work.
1. A: are - doing - Are - going
B: I'm staying - are coming - are playing
2. A: I'm getting - are - doing
B: We're leaving
B What are you doing this weekend? Use these verbs to write about your weekend plans. Then tell you partner.
- (go out)
4 Pronunciation Sentence stress
Listen and repeat. Notice how the important words in a sentence are stressed.
I'm going to Colombia on Monday.
She's staying home this weekend.
5 Speaking What are you recording?
A Imagine you're going away next week, and you can't watch TV. Decide where you're going and make a list of five shows you are recording.
B Class activity Compare lists. Is anyone recording the same shows? Find classmates with a similar list.
A: I'm visiting my mother next Tuesday, so I'm recording . . .
B: Me, too. I love . . . , and I'm recording . . .