Unit 3: Who is your Role Model?

Unit 3: Who is your role model?



This unit has 7 steps




1.- Look at the photos and match them with the jobs. Which is missing?




(We do not own any of the images. Photo source: Google Images)

2.- Classify the above mentioned jobs:



3.- Discussion. Work with a partner. Answer the questions.

1.- Can you think of a person (family, friend or famous person) for each job?

2.- Which do you think are good jobs?

3.- Which jobs don’t you like?




1.- Read and listen to the article. Do you know them?



From sport and music, to technology and film, the stars of today are young, talented and ambitious. Here we look at some young people at the top of their professions. Can you guess who they are?

1- He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He played for the Santos youth team when he was 11. At the age of 17, he signed his professional contract. At 19, he became South American Footballer of the Year. But he didn’t stay in Brazil; two years later he moved to Spain and joined Barcelona, although he is not in Barcelona at the moment.

2.-She won her first talent show at seven and joined her first band, Girl’s Tyme, when she was eight -this band later became Destiny’s Child. In 2001, she became a solo singer. She made her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. She is now one of the best-paid singers in the world!

3-He was born in Australia, but he grew up in London. He got his first computer when he was nine and he wrote his first app at 12. In 2013, at the age of 17, he sold an app to Yahoo for 30 million dollars! He also got a job with the company.

4-She started playing when she was seven and became a professional at 16. Ten years later she was one of the top ten women players in the world. Soon she was Asia’s number one tennis player. In 2011, 116 milion Chinese fans watched her win the French Open.


2.- Match the paragraphs with the pictures and the names below:




NICK D’ALOISIO           LI NA            NEYMAR             BEYONCÉ


3.- Read the text again. Complete the sentences with Nick D’Aloisio, Li Na, Neymar or Beyoncé. 

a) ………………and ………………..were number one in their part of the world.

b) ………………won a competition at seven years old.

c)………………..became a millionaire at the age of 17.

d)……………….worked with a group, then worked alone.

e)……………….and …………………moved to a different country.

f)………………..got a job with a famous company.


4.- Find verbs in the past in the previous exercise. Comment with the class. Do you know their infinitive form?

5.- Work with a partner. Think of a famous person from your country who is alive now. Why is he/she famous? Do you like him/her? Why?/Why not?


He’s/She’s a famous…..

I think he/she is great because he/she….

I like/don’t like him/her because….


6.- Wildlife Hero (Find out about an animal conservationist in South Africa) 


Grammar I

Past Simple verb “to be”: was/were (affirmative and negative)

1.-Watch the video in Edpuzzle on was/were (affirmative/negative)

2.-  Complete the table with was / were / wasn’t  or weren’t

affirmative negative
I / She/ He / It (1)……….. and actor I / She/ He / It (2)………… a singer
We / You / They (3)………… writers We / You / They (4)………… footballers


3.-  Choose the correct options

  1.  He was / were a famous tennis player.

2.  They was / were both borh in July.

3.  I wasn’t / weren’t very good at singing when I was / were at school.

4.  They wasn’t / weren’t very interested in computers.

5.  You was / were very good at sport in primary school.

6.  She wasn’t / weren’t born in Australia.

EXTRA practice on WAS / WERE: Click here! 

Past Simple:  affirmative and negative

4.- Watch the video in Edpuzzle on past simple affirmative and negative. 


affirmative negative
I /You / He / She / it / We / They played tennis.

won a talent show.

I /You / He / She / it / We / They didn’t visit the museum.

didn’t grow up in Australia


5.- Look at the table and choose the correct options to complete the rules for the past simple.

1-  We add -ed to the infinitive of most regular / irregular verbs to for the affirmative past simple.

2-  Regular / Irregular verbs don’t usually end in -ed but have an irregular form.

3-  We make negative sentences in the past with didn’t + infinitive / past form of the verb.


6.-  Write these sentences in the past, be careful with the spelling of the regular past verbs and the past forms of the irregular verbs

  1.  He wants to be a professional footballer. (Present)  He wanted to be a professional footballer. (past)
  2.  They don’t go to a normal school, they go to a performing arts school.
  3. I am a swimmer so I get up early every morning and go to the swimming pool.
  4. We don’t play in a band, we just practise in my friend’s garage.
  5. She doesn’t like singing in a band, she prefers to sing solo.
  6. I see Laura every weekend, we always have a coffee.


7.-  Complete the text with the Past Simple form of the verbs in brackets.

Emma Watson (1) ……….. (be) born in Paris.  Her parents (2) …………… (not be) actors, they (3) …………… (be) lawyers.  Emma (4) ……………… (not grow up) in France.  When she was five her family (5) ………….. (move) back to England.  From the age of six she (6) ………………. (want) to be an actor.  Whe (7) ……………. (go) to a theatre school in Oxford and she (8) ………………… (perform) in theatre productions.  Be she (9) ………………….. (not act) professionally until she (10) ……………. (get) the part of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films when she (11) ………….. (be) nine years old.  She (12) ………………… (not go) to school during the filming, but all the young actors (13) …………….. (have) classes every day at the studio.  The films (14) ……………….. (earn) her millions of pounds!



We use parents to talk about your mother and father, mother and mother, father and father etc.

eg. Her parents weren’t actors.  NOT  Her fathers weren’t actors.



EXTRA PRACTICE: Click here for extra online practice on PAST SIMPLE affirmative and negative. 




1.-  Look at the title of a story in the newspaper.  What was the emergency?  What do you think the teen did?

2.-  Listen to an interview about the newspaper story and check your answers to exercise 1.

3.-  Listen again and choose the correct answer

1. Marcos and his dad were in their house / garden.

2.  They saw smoke / a strange light in the sky.

3.  Max’s dad was in the house / garden.

4.  Marcos / Marcos’s dad saw a ladder in the garden.

5.  Marcos broke / opened the window.

6.  Max’s dad forgot about / didn’t want to use the ladder.



1.- Watch the video on was/were questions in Edpuzzle.

2.-Complete the tables with “was” or “were” and copy that on your notebook.

Questions                                                   Short Answers

Was  I/ he/ she/ it calm? Yes, I / he/ she/ it______________

No, I / he / she / it  wasn’t.

_________ we / you / they brave? Yes, we / you / they were.

No, we / you / they ______________.


Wh- questions





I / he / she / it

we / you / they




3.- Complete the sentences with the correct question word and “was” or “were“.

Where (x2)      What (x2)     Who      When 



1.- When was         the last “clasico” football match between Madrid and Barcelona?

2.- ____________  the weather like yesterday?

3.- ____________ you yesterday at this time?

4.- ____________ you born?

5.- ____________ your favourite subjects in primary school?

6.- ____________ your first English teacher?


4.-In pairs, ask and answer the questions in Exercise 3. 



5.- Watch the video on PAST SIMPLE questions in Edpuzzle.

6.- Choose the correct options in the tables.


Did I/ you / he / she / it / we / you / they need / needed help?

short answers

Yes, I/ you / he / she / it / we / you / they  did / didn’t.  No, I/ you / he / she / it / we / you / they  did / didn’t . 

7.- Practice PAST SIMPLE online with your laptops or mobile phones. Click the link..


AGO (what does it mean?)

“It happened about five months ago“.  




1.- Watch the video  named “who’s your role model and why?”. Answer the question for you. 







2.- Classmates Darren and Louise are talking about a photo. Listen and complete the conversation with these words. 

POSSIBILITY           LOOKS            DEFINITELY           RECKON             MIGHT      

Darren: Who do you think it is?

Louise: I’m not sure.

Darren: She___________ very kind.

Louise: Yes, and friendly.

Darren: She ____________ be a politician.

Louise: That’s a ____________, or maybe she’s a vet because there’s a gorilla in the photo.

Darren: Yes, that’s true. She ____________ works with animals.

Louise: Yes, I ____________ she’s a vet or a scientist.

Darren: Me too.

Louise: Let’s ask Miss Fredickson.




A description of a person you admire

1.- Look at the photo and read Jordan’s description. Who is his hero and what does he do?

My hero

My hero is the British runner Mo Farah. He was/were born in Somalia in 1983. When he was eight, he left Somalia and moved to London. He was very shy and didn’t speak much English.

He started running at school and won his first major title, the 5.000 metres, at the European Athletics Junior Championships in 2001. He became the best 5.000-metre and 10.000-metre runner in Britain, and won the gold medal in the 5.000 metres at the World Championships in 2011. Mo achieved his dream when he won two gold medals in the 5.000 and 10.000 metres at the 2012 London Olympics. They was/were his first Olympic medals.

I admire him because he trains really hard and makes a lot of sacrifices. He now has/have money and success, and uses them in the charity he started to help people in the East Africa. I also admire/admires him because he is a kind, happy person. His website says “Go hard and go home!”.

by Jordan Mire


2.- Now is your turn. The above is just an example of a description of a person admired.

  • Do a similar description and present it to the class in the form of a PowerPoint or Llibre Office.
  • Minimum Slides : 10 (cover and back slide included) – 5-minute presentation!

Good luck!!!









*We do not own any of the photos on this entry. All photos belong to Google images or pexels. 

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