I’m not ugly or beautiful, I’m just ordinary-looking.
intelligent (clever, bright)
General appearance : fair dark pretty good-looking handsome plain ugly
Height : tall medium-height short
Size : big small fat thin slim
Hair colour : blonde fair dark red grey brown
Hair style : short long straight wavy curly
Eyes : blue brown grey green
Other features : beard moustache glasses
1. Complete the texts:
Katia Novoselova … twenty two. She … a medical student. Judy … intelligent and very pretty, with a good sense of humour. She … a nice girl. Her boyfriend's name … Igor Shevchenko. Igor … twenty-six. He works in a bankas an assistant manager. He … good-looking, but he is not a very nice man. He … rather selfish.
Iceland … a large island in the north of the Atlantic Ocean. The population of Iceland … about 250,000 and the capital city … Reykjavik, on the south-west coast of the island. It … a small city with an international airport and a university. This city … also an important fishing port.
2. Read the text and speak about your friend.
My friend’s name is Marina. She is tall and not bad built. She has an oval face and large green eyes and long straight black hair. Speaking about her character, I can say that she is friendly, kind, generous and honest. She doesn’t like falsehood. She is modest and sometimes shy, but I do not advice someone tricking or kidding her. But in spite of all these characteristics, she can keep secrets. She usually says, what she thinks, that is why people around her often take offence. She thinks it is very difficult to cope with people who have such features of character as egoism and dishonesty.
an old man
an ice cream
1. Complete the sentences with one word from each column as in the example:
Example: A Cadillac is an American car.
1. Champagne is
2. A Rolex is
3. Oxford is
4. English is
5. Milan is
6. A Mercedes is
7. A Cannon is
8. Korkunov is
2. Put in am; isor are.
1. The weather nice. 2. I not tired. 3. This bag heavy. 4. These bags heavy. 5. Look! There Carol. 6. My brother and I good tennis players. 7. Ann at home. Her children at school. 8. I a taxi driver. My sister a nurse.
3. Read about Rachel Hunter and …
FIRST NAME Rachel
ADDRESS 35, North Street, Bristol
PHONE NUMBER 0272 478 2209
… complete the questions.
a What’s _____ surname? Hunter
b _____ her first name? Rachel
c _____ she _____ ? England
d _____ ______ job? She’s a journalist.
e What’s _____ _____ ? 35, North Street, Bristol
f _____ _____ phone number? 0272 478 2209
g How old _____ _____ ? Twenty-three.
h Is she _____ ? No, she isn’t.
4. Ask and answer questions about the man.
FIRST NAME …
ADDRESS 62, Church street, Glasgow
PHONE NUMBER …
5. Do you know the colours of the rainbow? Check yourself.
Red –the colour of blood;
orange –the colour of a delicious citrus fruit;
yellow –the colour of the sun;
green –the colour of grass;
blue –the colour of the sky in good weather;
dark blue –the colour of sea
purple –the colour of red and blue mixed together.
Some additional colours: white –the colour of snow;
black –the colour of coal;
brown –the colour of wood;
grey -the colour of mice
6. Give the colours of flags of
1. Russia; 2. the UK; 3. the USA; 4. Japan; 5. Brazil;
1. Study the table
2. Read the sentences and work the dialogues out.
It’s a sunny day in Tokyo today, but it’s cloudy in Hong Kong.
It’s foggy in Sydney and it’s snowing / it’s snowy in Moscow.
It’s raining in Krasnodar but the sun is shining in Sochi.
It’s lovely weather today, isn’t it?
It’s a horrible day, isn’t it!
- It’s a lovely day today, isn’t it?
- Oh, yes, but isn’t it too hot?
- What is the weather like in Rostov today?
- It’s cloudy with scattered showers.
If it's dry – Weather is clear.
If it's wet – It's raining.
If it's white – It's snowing.
If it's gone – Tornado
Words of wisdom
Get a rock from somewhere and place it somewhere in your yard. That’s all you have to do for forecasting!!!
A joke is a very serious thing. (W. Churchill)
Study the following.
Frank’s sister is a student. (= The sister that Frank has)
Where is your friend’s house? (=The house where your friend lives)
This isn’t my camera. It’s Mike’s. (= Mike’s camera)
Compare My father’s coat. My parents’ coats. The men’s coats
My brother’s room (= one brother)
My brothers’ room (= more then one brother)
My parents’ holiday
The dog’s head
The corner of the room
The end of the holiday
The top of my head
NB We use the when we know what we are talking about. For example:
- Where’s Bob?
- He’s in the kitchen.
- I see a girl. Thegirl is beautiful.
- It’s stuffy here. Open the door, please.
How do we normally say these things in English?
the car of my sister - my sister’s car
the mother of Sveta - Sveta’s mother
the family of Liz –
the school of Mike –
the office of Kurt –
the TV of Doris –
the book of Bruce –
the wife of Andrei –
the beds of children –
the house of my parents –
Put the words from ex.1 into three groups.
· We use this/ thesefor things near us.
· We use that/ those for things far from us.
This is a clock
These are clocks
That is a chair
Those are chairs
1,Write sentences, as in the examples.
2Write whose things these are.
1. That is Sherlock Holmes’s pipe.
2. Those are Charlie Chaplin’s shoes.
3. That is ……
4. That is ……
5. That is ……
6. Those are ……
3. Lookat the pictures and guess whose things these are.
1. It’s …Stanley’s…
4. Read and say about the Richardsons.
Gordon and Daphne are husband and wife. Their children are Barbara and Bob.
Barbara is their daughter, Bob is their son.
Gordon is Barbara’s father and Daphne is Barbara’s mother.
Barbara is Bob’s sister, Bob is Barbara’s brother.
Gordon is Colin’s father-in low. Daphne is his mother-in-low.
Colin is Gordon’s son-in-low. Monica is his daughter-in-low.
Colin is Bob’s brother-in-low and Monica is Barbara’s sister-in-low.
Daniel is David and Ann’s cousin. Barbara is Daniel’s aunt and Colin is hisuncle.
David and Daniel are Gordon and Daphne’s grandsons, Ann is their granddaughter.
5. Look at the family tree and complete the sentences.
Example: Ann is John’swife
a. Cathy … sister.
b. Stephen … David’s…
c. Ann … aunt.
d. George … husband.
e. Mary … Cathy’s …
f. David … Cathy’s …
g. Cathy and Louise … cousins.
h. David … Ann’s …
Draw your own family tree and speak about it.
♥ What is your idea of a family?
aPeople who are related to each other, like parents and children.
bPeople who choose to live together.
cPeople who have lived together for a long time.
British and American families are small, in fact, the populations of both Britain and the USA have stopped growing. The typical family has a father, mother and two children. Grandparents come to visit, but do not usually live with their children.
Most people get married between the ages of 20 and 23, but many marriages end in divorce. This means that in both countries there are a large number of “single parent families”, one father or mother looking after their children alone.
The typical British family has a car, a colour TV set, a washing machine, and a cat or dog as well. They start the day at about 7 o’clock, have breakfast at 8, and are off to work by 8.30. More and more women now go out to work as well as men. The children have lunch at school at about 12.30, and come home at 4 in the afternoon. Their parents are usually home by 6 o’clock, and the family eats together at 6.30 or 7. In the evenings, father may go to the pub for a drink, or stay at home and watch TV with the others. Children go to bed early, at about 8 o’clock, two or three hours before their parents.
The typical American family has more money than a British family. Many have two or three cars, large modern kitchens and more electrical goods. They eat more meat and spend more on clothes. But their daily programme is nearly the same. Like British children, American children eat lunch at school, come home mid-afternoon, and go to bed earlier than their parents.
♥ What can you say about family life in your country?
Words of Wisdom
Man is incomplete until he is married.
Then he is really finished
Study the following.