Present the Grammar Check and provide more examples to make sure that students understand that can is used to make a suggestion or present a possibility: To improve your English, you can study every day; you can listen to the radio, etc.
See the audio script at the bottom of this page.
Pre-Iistening: Have students read the answer choices.
Then play the audio as theylisten and mark their answers. Play the audio again for students to confirm their answers.
7 Pair Practice
After pairs discuss ways they save money, call on students to share their ideas with the class.
This activity can be done in stages: Day 1-students write down what they spend money on; Day 2-students look over their expenses from Day 1 and decide on ways to spend less, such as by making coffee at home.
listen Angela and Hector want to save money. Listen to them talk about ways they can save money. Check the box next to each way they talk about.
Angela: Can we rent a bigger apartment？ Do we have enough money？
Hector: Well, we have some extra moneyin our budget, but we need to save some more money.
Angela: How can we save more money？
Hector: Well . . . I buy a cup of coffee every morning. But that's expensive！ I can just make coffee at home in the morning. That saves an extra dollar every day.
Angela: Hmm.We spend alot of money on groceries every week.I can use coupons at the supermarket.
Hector: We also leave the lights on too much. Electricity is expensive.We can turn off the lights every time we leave the house.
Angela: We can call my parents in Mexico on the weekends. Phone calls are cheaper on the weekend.
Hector: Great. There are a lot of ways we can save money.
Apartment for Rent
Explain that an apartment building often contains several units, and each unit in it is an apartment. A condo, or condominium, is like an apartment, but it is owned by the occupant （or rented from the owner）.
1 Listen and Say It
The audio script matches the text on page 113 of the student book.
Have students read the rental listing. Point out the difference in form between three bedrooms and a three-bedroom apartment.
Point out that a month means per month or each month.
Remind students to take turns playing A and B roles.
Explain that people pay real estate agents to help them buy, sell, and rent places to live.