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Oral topic: Pharmaceutical Education in Belarus


Task 1. Read these words and word-combinations paying attention to their pronunciation and find Russian equivalents and use words from this active vocabulary in your speech.

R. V. Fastovec p.28-29 Focus Vocabulary


Task 2. R. V. Fastovec, Ex. 1-4, p. 29-30.


Task 3. Read the text, translate it, make sure that you understand all the words in bold.


Marriage is a thing which only a rare person in his or her life avoids. True bachelors and spinsters make up only a small per cent of the population; most single people are "alone but not lonely".

Millions of others get married because of the fun of family life. And it is fan, if one takes it with a sense of humour.

There's a lot of fun in falling in love with someone and chasing the prospective fiancée, which means dating and going out with the candidate. All the relatives (parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, stepmothers and stepfathers and all in-laws) meanwhile have the fan of criticizing your choice and giving advice. The trick here is not to listen to them but propose to your bride-to-be and somehow get her to accept your proposal. Then you may arrange the engagement and fix the day of the wedding.

What fun it is to get all those things, whose names start with the word "wedding" dress, rings, cars, flowers, cakes, etc.! It's great fun to pay for them.

It's fun for the bride and the groom to escape from the guests and go on a honeymoon trip, especially if it is a wedding present from the parents. The guests remain with the fun of gossiping whether you married for love or for money.

It's fan to return back home with the idea that the person you are married to is somewhat different from the one you knew. But there is no time to think about it because you are newly-weds and you expect a baby.

There is no better fan for a husband than taking his wife to a maternity home alone and bringing her back with the twins or triplets.

And this is where the greatest fan starts: washing the new-born's nappies and passing away sleepless nights, earning money to keep the family, taking children to kindergarten and later to school. By all means it's fan to attend parents' meetings and to learn that your children take after you and don't do well at school.

The bigger your children grow, the more they resemble you outwardly and the less they display likeness with you inwardly. And you start grumbling at them and discussing with your old friends the problem of the "generation gap". What fan!

And when at last you and your grey-haired spouse start thinking that your family life has calmed down, you haven't divorced but preserved your union, the climax of your fan bursts out!

One of your dearest off springs brings a long-legged blonde to your house and says that he wants to marry. And you think: 'Why do people ever get married?'


Task 4. Make up the plan of the text.

Task 5. Prepare 5 questions according to the information given in the text.

Task 6. Read about Glennas dream book. What does dream book mean?

Task 7. Before listening to Glennas story make sure that you know the following words:




the first date

to date



honeymoon destination

human resources

fairy tale

Task 8. After the first listening do Ex. 4 ÝÝÝ. Then listen once again and answer the following questions:


1. How did Glenna meet her husband?

2. How long did they date?

3. What was Jims hobby?

4. What kind of wedding did Glenna want? Describe this kind of wedding.

5. Where did they spend their honeymoon?

6. What did they do after their honeymoon?

Task 9. Fill in the gaps:


1. Every she received a red .

2. Then she that Jim had a hobby.

3. Glenna didnt tell Jim about the for almost a after they .

4. This sounds like a , but its a story.


Task 10.What do you think was it a dream book that helped all Glennas dreams come true?
Write your own dream book.


(choose one any you like)

Task 11. Make up your family tree and prepare a presentation of several generations of your family. You may use photos or pictures.


Use the example:


Choose one of the names in the family tree below and say how the person is related to other people. Note that the pictures of marriage partners are connected with wedding rings.


Pattern: William Luke is Leon Luke's son, Philip Smith's nephew and Laura White's grandson



Task 12. Work in pairs and talk. Imagine that you are speaking with a distant relative trying to find out what relation you are to one another.

Task 13. Work in pairs and talk. Imagine that you show your family album to your friend and answer all his or her questions.

Task 14. Tell a short story how your parents met each other.

Oral topic: Pharmaceutical Education in Belarus


Grammar: 1. Indefinite Active. 2. Personal pronouns. 3. Degrees of comparison of adjectives and adverbs. Comparative constructions.


Part i


Grammar practice


Indefinite (Simple) tenses active

Table 1


Will I you we they he she live see I you we they he she will live see I you we they he she will not live see F U T U R E
Do   Does I you we they he she live see I you we they he she live see lives sees I you we they he she dont live see doesnt live see P R E S E N T
Did I you we they he she live see I you we they he she lived saw I you we they he she didnt live see P A S T



Time markers:

Present usually, always, every day, as a rule, sometimes, often, seldom;

Past yesterday, last week (month, year), three days ago, in April, on Saturday, in 2011, the day before yesterday;

Future tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, tonight, next week (month, year), in a day (week, month), in 2 hours.



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