Книга: Английский язык: самоучитель

READINGAND SPEAKING PRACTICE

READINGAND SPEAKING PRACTICE

1. Answer the questions.

Ответьте на вопросы.

1. Do you live in the city centre?

2. Do you like to travel?

3. Where do you like to travel and why?

4. Do you like to visit museums?

5. What exhibitions do you like?

6. What exhibitions does your wife / husband like?

7. Does your wife / husband like to send letters?

8. Do you often have guests in your house?

9. What sights do you show your guests?

10. Does your wife / husband often call her / his friends?

2. Read about these people. Now speak about them.

Прочитайте информацию об этих людях. Теперь расскажите о них от третьего лица.

Example: Daniel lives in the city centre. He has many friends, etc.

Daniel

I live in the city centre. It is a lovely place. I have many friends. We meet very seldom because we have much work. But we call each other every day. We speak about our problems and about girlfriends.

Every weekend we go to the cinema or to the theatre. We have lunch in sandwich bars or cafes. I always eat Italian pizza.

In summer we always travel to various countries. It is expensive but we buy cheap tickets. We are very friendly.

Fiona

I have a family. It is not very big: my husband, our two children and me. I don’t work. I help my children to study at school. My husband works for a big multinational company. He gets much money. We want to buy a house, but now we live in a flat. It is small and simple. But we like it. It is modern. We like to sit in the living room, watch TV and listen to classical music. In the evening my husband John plays the guitar.

At the weekend we go to play tennis.

Samuel

I study foreign languages at college. It is expensive for my parents. They give me money for my studies. But I study very well. I study French, Japanese and Arabic languages. It is very interesting. I study the customs of these countries. I think I can get a good job.

I don’t have many friends. I have no time to see them. But I call my parents and send letters to them.

3. Think of three questions that you could ask Daniel, Fiona and Samuel. Think of possible answers.

Придумайте по три вопроса Дэниэлу, Фионе и Сэмуэлю. Придумайте ответы на них.

4. Read these sentences. Underline the words from the Active Vocabulary.

Close your eyes. How many sentences can you recollect?

Прочитайте предложения и подчеркните новые слова урока.

Закройте глаза и постарайтесь вспомнить как можно больше из данных предложений.

1. I work as a receptionist in a modern office.

2. He often travels to various countries.

3. We don’t like to listen to pop music.

4. I can show my guests various sights.

5. Those museums are in the city centre.

6. That artist can have an exhibition.

7. Does he work in the shop?

8. When does she call her friends?

9. He would like to carry her luggage.

10. This country has many strange customs.

5. Make up dialogues putting the sentences in the right order.

Составьте диалоги, расставив предложения в логическом порядке.

A.

Over there. To the platform four.

Yes, madam? Would you like me to help you?

Yes, please. Could you help me carry my luggage?

Excuse me?

Yes, madam.

Yes, please. Where to?

B.

It’s nice. How about Saturday?

I think the style is very simple but nice. And I can understand this artist very well.

Do you like the exhibition, Mary?

Would you like to go to the exhibition in Stanford museum? My mother likes it a lot.

Yes. It is very interesting. What about you?

Saturday is O.K. with me.

C.

Would you like to travel in summer?

Do you want to go to Italy or Spain?

In June. The weather is very nice in June in Spain. Are the tickets very expensive?

Yes, they are expensive. But I think our way is very nice.

Yes, I think it is lovely.

To Spain. This country has many interesting customs.

Good.

O.K. Can you go in June or in July?

D.

Would you like to see the sights of the square and the park?

What can I see there?

Yes, of course.

Good.

We have three old churches, a museum of our city, many old bridges, a modern stadium and of course, many shops.

Yes, I think it is a good idea.

We can do it in the evening or in the afternoon.

Could you show me the city centre?

6. Read the dialogues and try to remember them.

Прочитайте диалоги и постарайтесь их выучить.

A.

Jim: I’d like you to meet my wife Diana, Faby.

Faby: Pleased to meet you.

Diana: Nice to meet you, too.

Faby: How are your children?

Jim: They are fine. Now they study at college.

Faby: Oh. How old are they?

Jim: They are sixteen and fourteen.

Faby: What do they study?

Jim: They study art. They like it very much.

Faby: Do they study well?

Jim: Oh, thank God, very well.

B.

Liz: What a nice dress!

Debora: Thank you.

Liz: Do you buy your dresses in Rodley shop in Stansley Road?

Debora: Yes, I like the shop. And the people who work there are very friendly.

Liz: Is the shop expensive?

Debora: Yes, it is. But it is lovely.

Liz: Does your husband go to this shop too?

Debora: No, he doesn’t like modern style.

Liz: Which shops does he like?

Debora: He goes shopping to the Daby’s.

Liz: Where is this shop?

Debora: It is in Bristol Road.

7. Read this text.

Прочитайте текст.

A Foreign Student.

My name is Pauline. I have a family: my husband and me and my two children, two girls. My husband works for a limited company. We are a very friendly family. Our children study at school. We like to meet various people. Very often we invite children from foreign countries to live with us. They come to London and study here for a month or two. The main reason is that it is very nice for my girls to see various people, to get information about various customs. They like it a lot.

We have a modern house and our guests like it. They live in their room. It is simple but lovely. In the evenings we speak to our guests about their countries, drink English tea and relax.

Now we have a very nice guest. It is a girl. Her name is Graziella. She is from Italy. She studies at college in London. She is a good student.

At the weekend my husband Robert shows her various sighs of London. He shows her the museums, the squares, the Tower and the Tower Bridge. He shows her the London Underground Map, how to get to school. My children don’t like to go to churches, but they go to the shops with Graziella.

Graziella likes our customs and our sights very much. She studies English here. She can speak English very well now. We always speak English to her. She can understand us. But we don’t understand Italian.

Are the sentences true or false?

Верны или не верны данные предложения?

1. Pauline doesn’t like foreign guests.

2. Her children don’t study.

3. Their house is modern.

4. Now they have a student from Japan.

5. Robert shows Graziella the sights of London.

6. Graziella can’t speak English.

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