Work with a partner. What other reasons can you think of for choosing a name? Think about your family, your friends, and people in the class.
Complete the following sentences with words from the text above.
a) I think that my name sounds much nicer in my language than in English. (line 5)
b) I wonít have to ____ a decision about names. Iím not going to have my children! (line 7)
c) Iíd like to have an unusual name Ė it would make me ___ special. (line 18)
d) I know exactly what Iím going to ____ my children. (line 23)
e) My parents named me ___ a relative. (line 26)
f) I think itís a good ___ to choose a name thatís easy to say in different languages. (line 31)
Find out if any of the sentences in 1 are true for your partner.
The names of the four people in this family are hidden in the words next to the pictures. Find the common sound in each list of words. Then join these sounds together to find the name.
1 2 3
suggest although strangers
soldier saxophone dangers
jacket postman enters
fridge follow revenge
1 2 3 4
nature heart elephant gives
fetch tomato eleven zero
question calmer golf apples
children marching hopeful those
1 2 3 4
ocean reading castle America
shop complete battle psychology
sugar seventeen arrival water
fishing pieces pills kitchen
1 2 3 4 5
autumn apples eighth university teaspoon
combing parrot thought future juicy
comfortable expand through yellow movement
handsome backache tooth newspaper twenty-two
GUESSING GAME: GEOGRAPHY
25. The Czech Republic
37. New Zealand
Living Next Door to Alice Smokey
Sally __________ when she got the word And she said "I __________ you've heard, 'bout Alice" Well I rushed to the __________ and I looked __________ I could hardly believe my __________ As a big __________ rode up onto Alice's drive.
Chorus: I don't know why she's __________ or where she's gonna __________ I guess she's got her __________ but I just don't wanna __________ 'Cos for __________ years I've been living next door to Alice
__________ years just waitin' for a __________ To tell her how I __________ and maybe get a __________ glance Now I gotta get used to __________ living next door to Alice
We grew up __________ two __________ in the park Carved out initials deep in the dark, me and Alice Now she walks through the __________ with her head held high Just for a __________ I caught her eye As the big __________ pulled slowly out of Alice's drive.
Then Sally called __________ and asked how I felt And she said "I __________ how to help to get over Alice" She said "Now Alice is __________ but I'm still __________ You know, I've been waiting __________ years __________ " And the big __________ disappeared.
No, I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice.
Compiled by Alyona Pavlova, Moscow State University of Printing Arts