These are the most important relatives (also called relations):
Your parents' parents
Your parents' brother and sister
Your aunt's/uncle's children
The father and mother of the person
The brother and sister of the person you marry
Your brother's/sister's children
The person you marry dies, so you are
Your mother or father remarries,
so you have
a widower, widow
a step-father, step-mother
2. Прочитайте и переведите текст
My name is Marina Smirnova. I’m 15. I was born on the 5th of March, 1985 in Rostov-on-Don. Now I live in Rostov with my parents and my grandmother.
My family is not very large. We have five people in our family. My father’s name is Igor Petrovich. He is forty years old. He is a doctor and works at a hospital. My mother’s name is Lyudmila Leonidovna. She is thirty nine years old. She is a housewife. My younger sister is a pupil. She is in the seventh form. My grandmother lives with us. She doesn’t work. She is a pensioner. I love my family. We are all friends and we love each other. I have an aunt and two uncles. Their children are my cousins.
We live in a big flat in a new house. There are four rooms in our flat: a living room, a study, a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. We have all modern conveniences: gas, hot water, running water, electricity and telephone. I have my duties about the house. I must go shopping, help my mother about the house. It’s not difficult for me. I like our home to be clean and tidy.
I’m the student of the college now. We have many good teachers at our college. I try to be a good pupil and I do well in all subjects. But my favourite subject is English. I spend much time for it. I like reading. I like detective stories but I prefer to read historical novels or modern writers. I have many friends.
Many of them are my classmates. We spend much time together, go for a walk, talk about lessons, music and discuss our problems. I like to listen to modern music, but sometimes I like to listen to some classical music. My favourite composer is Tchaikovsky. I haven’t much time to watch TV but sometimes I spend an hour or two watching an interesting film or programme. In the evening I often read newspapers or an interesting book. I like fresh air and exercises, but I have not much time to go in for sports.
3. Люди, рожденные в разное время года, имеют разные знаки зодиака. Прочитайте и переведите описание следующих знаков зодиака:
On week-days I usually get up at 7 o'clock. I make my bed, open the window and do my morning exercises. Then I go to the bathroom where I clean my teeth and wash myself. If I have enough time I take a cold and hot shower. It really wakes me up and makes my body feel well.
After bathroom I go back to my room where I dress myself and brush my hair. In 10 minutes I am ready for breakfast. It may be a cup of tea or coffee and a sandwich. I never eat cereal or corn flakes, and very seldom I eat scrambled eggs.
After breakfast I put on my coat, take the bag and go to the diversified technical school. As I live not far from the technical school it takes me only five or seven minutes to get there. I don't want to be late so I come a few minutes before the lectures begin.
According to our time-table we have lectures and training lessons daily. Each week I go to the library to get ready for the seminars. There I take reference-books, text-books, magazines and newspapers which are advised by the teachers. By going to the library and by reading widely I can easily find the information I need. At our school students have an opportunity to take the information working with the Internet in the computer classes. When my studies are over I go home and have dinner. I usually have something substantial for dinner, for example, cabbage soup for the first course, hot meat or fish with some vegetables for the second. Then I drink a cup of tea or milk. Sometimes when I have to stay at the University I have dinner at the refectory.
After dinner I have a short rest, read newspapers, make some telephone calls, go to the supermarket. Then I do my homework. As a rule I have very little free time on my week-days. But when I have some spare time I do some work about the house: do the shopping and the cleaning.
Eight o'clock is supper time in our family. We all get together in the kitchen, then go to the sitting-room and watch TV, read books or discuss different problems. Then I go for a walk with my dog. Twice a week I go in for playing volley-ball.
At about eleven at night I go to bed. I like the proverb, “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today”. So I try to do everything in time.
3. Спросите своего партнера
– когда он встает, завтракает, уходит из дома, возвращается из техникума, идет спать, просыпается;
– где он делает зарядку, завтракает, обедает, делает домашнее задание;
– что он делает утром, днем, вечером, в техникуме, дома, в библиотеке.
4. Прокомментируйте следующие пословицы и поговорки:
1. Early to bed and early to rise makes people healthy, wealthy and wise.
2. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
3. A good beginning makes a good ending.
4. If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
5. What is done cannot be undone.
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Укажите, что обычно делаете вы в указанное время
What you do?