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Translate from Russian into English using the vocabulary of the recording.

 

1. The person Iím closest to in my family is my mum.

2. Iím getting on very well with my friend, we never fall out.

3. She is creative person, and it is interesting to stay with her.

4. My mum is so hard-working. She never sits still and she works long hours.

5. My friend set up his own business. And itís going from strength to strength. Listening 2.

Listen to an interview and write down what the people are saying word for word.

Track 2

Tell me something about your family.

What do you like doing most with your family?

Who are you close to in your family?

In what way is your family important to you?

SAMPLE ANSWERS

Tell me something about your family.

Oh, though I live abroad now, my mumís family is from Paris and my dadís family is from Toulouse. So Iím from a very French family. Em ÖIíd say I come quite a small family really. For example, I just have one older sister and four cousins. But itís sure that my extended family is fairly big.

What do you like doing most with your family?

Ah, I like having nice long meals with good food and good wine. UmÖ and a few jokes for dessert.

Who are you close to in your family?

In my family? Well, Iím close to my uncle Jack . Heís a chef. Heís hilarious always telling jokesÖ umÖ and heís very enthusiastic about everything he does. We spent a lot of time together when I was growing up. In fact he helped to bring me up.

In what way is your family important to you?

My family is everything to me. They are my best friends. They support me when things arenít going well and when things are going well. I know theyíll always be there for me no matter what.

In-Class Listening 5. Position in the Family

I. Pre-Listening Task

1.1. Whatís your position in the family? Are you the oldest child, the middle child, the youngest child or an only child? Do you think your position in the family has an influence on your personality?

II. Listening and Comprehension Tasks

Listen to the psychologist talking about the influence your position in the family has on your personality. Complete the chart by writing more adjectives of personality in each column.

Oldest children Middle children Youngest children Only children
self-confident independent charming spoilt

Compare the results with your partner. Make the chart complete.

2.3. Listen to the recording once again and say who the following things are characteristic of:

∑ get maximum attention

∑ think of themselves more than of other people

∑ have to fight for their parentsí attention

∑ are more likely to go to university

∑ get the top jobs

∑ like being with people

∑ always have brothers and sisters to help them

∑ use their charm to get what they want

∑ make good leaders

∑ have to look after their younger brothers and sisters

∑ with time they worry a lot about things

∑ donít have to share with anyone



 

III. After-Listening Tasks

Explain the adjectives of personality from the chart with the help of the expressions in 2.3.

3.2. Say if it is true for you Ė if not, why not; if it is true for your brothers and sisters or your friends. Use the vocabulary of the recording.

Out-of-Class Listening 5. Position in the Family and Peopleís Character


Date: 2016-01-03; view: 219


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