Unit 09 :
Making a New Friend



To understand why friends are important.

What qualities do you appreciate in your friends?

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Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher and use it in a sentence.

topic 16.1
  • social (adj)
  • conversations (n)
  • mention (v)
  • participate (v)
  • informal (adj)
  • meet (v)
  • interest (n)
  • shy (adj)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



John, I’ve been here for a year and i still haven’t made any friends.

Really? At university you were always so social.

I know, but it was so easy to be social then. At work, I’m actually really shy.

You could try having more conversations with your co-workers.

They have tried to include me, but I never know what to say.

Then how about a meet up? You can meet people who share common interests with you.

Do I need to need to sign up to participate?

They are usually pretty informal events. I’m sure you could just show up.

I don’t know. Maybe they won’t like me. Maybe they’ll think I’m boring.

No way! Just go and be yourself!

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Let’s practice

Alphabetization ( putting words into alphabetical order)

  1. friends, university, social, shy,here
  2. Yourself, boring,events, pretty,the
  3. Very,clearly,speak,you,conversations
  4. way,go,about,sign ,meet
  5. Participate,know,say,tried, have
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Dialogue 2

Role-play Dialogue 2  with your teacher.



Hello, are you new here? I’ve never seen you before.

Hi, yes I’m a new student. I just arrived yesterday.

I’m Lucy. It’s nice to meet you.

My name is Ivy. I hope you can understand my English. I’m still learning.

Yes, I can understand you. You speak very clearly.what are you doing here?

I am studying for my Master in Science in Biology. I will be here for one or two years.

Great. I’m also studying for a Master in Science. Have you met anyone else yet?

No, just my teacher.

Do you want to come and have some coffee with me? I am going to meet my friends. They would love to meet you.

That would be great. Thank you.

Don’t mention it. Where do you come from?

I’m from Thailand. I think it is very cold in the UK.

Yes, it is cold but the weather will get warmer in the summer.Let’s go and meet my friends.

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Let’s practice

Vocabulary Focus: Match the words to their definitions

Column A                                                           Column B

1.mention                                                          a.companion

2.shy                                                                 b.timid

3.cold                                                                c.calling attention                                                          d.atmosphere

5.friends                                                            e.not heated


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Share your idea with your teacher. Try to make sentences.

1.Friendship is the most important relationship. Do you agree? Why? or Why not?

2.Do you tell your best friend about everything?

3.What are friends for?

4.Do you trust all of your friends?