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As you probably know, most plural nouns in English are with an S at the end.
The plural of hand is hands: one hand, two hands.
The plural of pen is pens: one pen, two pens.
One dress, two dresses. (The extra e is to pronounce it. You can’t say dresss, can you?)
It gets a bit more complicated with several words that stay the same in the plural.
The plural of sheep is sheep.
The plural of fish is fish or fishes (you may choose).
The plural of deer is deer.
Then there are a few words that have an irregular plural form.
Child – children
Foot – feet
Mouse – mice
Tooth – teeth
Goose – geese
Man – men
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The 1960s were a decade of revolution and change in politics, music and societyaround the world. It started in the United States and the United Kingdom, andspread to continental Europe and other parts of the globe.
The 1960s were an era of protest. In the civil rights movement blacks and whites protested against the unfair treatment of races. Towards the end of the decade more and more Americans protested against the war in Vietnam. Many people in the United States thought that Americans had no reason to fight in war that was so far away from home.
Female activists demanded more rights for women, whose role in societybegan to change. The birth control pill and other contraceptives were introduced, making it possible for women to plan their careersand have babies when they wanted them.
The 1960s shattered American politics with the assassination of famous leaders. John F. Kennedy, who became the first Catholic President in American history, was gunned down in Dallas in 1963. When his brother Robert ran for president in 1968 he too was killed by an assassin’s bullet in California. A few months earlier, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, who had done more for African Americans than any other person before him, was killed in Memphis, Tennessee.
After World War II people all over the world started working hard and respecting the values they were brought up with. Especially in Europe, it was an era of recovery and rebuilding. In the 1960s many young people started doubting such values. They protested against society and everything that was mainstream. They had hair long and wore unusual and strange clothes.
Social change was also reflected in the music of the decade. In the 1950s America and the rest of the world danced and sang to rock and roll music. A decade later Bob Dylan (Blowing in the Wind), Joan Baez and other protest singers composed lyrics that showed what was wrong in society . The Beatles and the Rolling Stones started a new era of beat and pop music. In Europe pirate radio stations broadcast from ships in the North Sea.
Television dominated the decade as the most important entertainment medium. By the end of the decade almost all homes in America had at least one TV set.
Towards the end of the 1960s hundreds of thousands of young music fansgathered at Woodstock, New York to celebrate the largest pop festival ever held. All of the popular musicians of the time performedthere: Jimmy Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Janis Joplin and others. Many of the young people there called themselves hippies. They took drugs, preferably marijuana and LSD, which allowed people to see a colorful, unreal world. They believed in sexual freedomand often changed partners at random.
On the other side of the social scale, many people looked strangely at these protesters. They could not understand them and stuck to hard work and family values.
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Unscramble words to form questions to ask your partner, then write a paragraph about him/her. Also includes space to review countries & nationalities.
Create questions to ask your partner:
1. is / what / name / your ?
2. old / you / are / how ?
3. do / live / you / where ?
4. from / where / are / you ?
5. brothers / sisters / got / or / you / have ?
6. any / have / got / pets / you ?
7. speak / languages / how / many / you / do ?
8. sports / play / you / do / any ?
9. to / do / what / like / you / do ?
10. jobs / parents’ / your / are / what ?
11. who / singer / favorite / your / is ?
12. is / favorite / your / film / what ?
Using your partners’ responses, write a complete paragraph about your partner. Use the correct pronouns (do NOT use I, my, you or your!) Then read the paragraph to the class.
Countries & Nationalities
Where are you from? I am from [country]. = What is your nationality? I am [adjective].
I am from the United States of America. = I am American.
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