My best friend's name's Nick. We made friends a few years ago. We are of the same age. We live in the same block of flats, so we see each other almost every day.
Nick is a tall slender boy. He has got dark hair, large dark eyes, a straight nose and thin lips. He wears spectacles. He is a nice guy. He is very honest and just, understanding and kind. I trust him a lot and I'm sure that I can rely on him in any situation. He never lets people down. Nick is only 19 but he is very responsible — he finishes whatever he starts. He's got only one shortcoming. He is a bit stubborn, nevertheless he is pleasant to deal with.
Nick's an only child and his parents love him very much. His father is a lawyer. He is the most brilliant man I've ever met. He knows everything there is to know about the law. His mother is a music teacher. No wonder Nick is so talented. He's got a very good ear for music. He likes jazz and plays the piano very well.
We spend a lot of time together. We often watch video or listen to music. Sometimes we go to the cinema or to the theatre, or walk around the centre of Moscow, visiting small cafes, museums, art galleries, shops. We talk for hours about all sorts of things (politics, love, teachers, girls). We discuss films, television programmes, books.
I never quarrel with Nick. But if there is some misunderstanding between us we try to make peace as soon as possible. What I like best about him is that he is always willing to help and share his knowledge, thoughts, feelings. I respect him for his fairness, strong will, intellect and modesty.
I miss Nick when we don't see each other for a long time. Without him I would feel lonely and uncomfortable. Our friendship helps me feel strong and sure of myself.
3. Ответьте на вопросы
1. Have you got a lot of friends?
2. What is your best friend's name?
3. How long have you been friends?
4. Where does he (she) live?
5. Do you often see each other?
6. Where did you meet for the first time?
7. What do you do in your free time?
8. What do you like best about your friend?
9. Do you think friendship depends on shared interests — hobbies and
b. decides things for himself, doesn’t ask people for help or advise.
c. often gives friends gifts and enjoys
spending money on other people.
d. whether he is excited or sad, he shows his feelings very easily.
e. has a very high opinion of himself.
f. doesn’t like to wait for anything
g. loses his or her temper quickly
h. reads a lot and knows much about the world.
i. can’t keep a secret.
j. is easily hurt
5. Определите о ком идет речь
a. She is the most famous Russian pop-singer. Now she doesn't sing a lot but is still loved by many people. She has a daughter and she is also a singer.
b. He is an American actor, model, musician and producer. He started his career by playing the role in "Harry Porter and the Goblet of Fire". His last role was in "Twilling". He is very handsome and a lot of girls like him.
c. She was a member of the British royal family and she was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. She had two sons: Princes William and Harry. She also received recognition for her charity work. She died in a car crash in Paris.
d. He was a KGB's agent. His favourite sport is judo. He has two daughters and now he is the Present of the Russian Federation.
Hometask: Опишите одного из ваших одногруппников. Остальные должны догадаться, кого Вы описываете.
Тема 6. Мой дом. Моя квартира
„My House. My Flat”
Прочитайте и запомните следующие слова и словосочетания
block of flats
to be situated
video cassette recorder
to change round
удобный, комфортабельный, уютный
книжная полка (мн.ч. bookshelves)
менять местами (мебель и т.п.)
2. Прочитайте и переведите текст
I live in a new 16-storeyed block of flats in Strogino. It’s situated in a very picturesque place not far from the Moskva River. There's a big supermarket on the ground floor and it's very convenient to do everyday shopping.
Our flat is on the fifth floor. It's very comfortable and well-planned. We have all modern conveniences, such as central heating, electricity, gas, cold and hot running water and a telephone. There are three rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a hall in our flat. There's also a balcony and we can enjoy a lovely view of the river.
The largest room in our flat is the living room and we use it as a dining room and as a sitting room. In the middle of the room there is a big table and six chairs round it. Opposite the window there is a wall unit with lots of books, a TV-set and a video cassette recorder. There are two comfortable armchairs and a small coffee table in the right-hand corner. There is also a sofa and an electric fire in our living room. We like the living room best of all, because in the evenings we gather there to have tea, watch TV, talk and rest.
My room is the smallest room in our flat, but it is very cosy and light. There is a bed, a wardrobe, a desk, an armchair and several bookshelves in my room. There is a thick carpet on the floor. The walls in my room are light-brown and there are some big posters on them. I like my room very much, but from time to time I change it round. I quite often move the bed and change the posters on the wall.
Our kitchen is large and light. It is very well-equipped. We have got a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave oven, a coffeemaker and a toaster. We haven't got a dishwasher yet, because it is very expensive. But I'm sure we shall buy it in the near future.
3. Ответьте на следующие вопросы
1. Do you live in a house or in a block of flats?
2. Which floor is your flat on?
3. Is your flat well-planned? Is it comfortable?
4. How many rooms are there in your flat?
5. Have you got a dining room (a sitting room, a study)?
6. Where do you usually have your meals?
7. Is there much furniture in your flat? Do you change it round from time to time?
8. What is there in your room?
9. Are there any pictures on the walls of your flat?
10. What colour are the walls in your room?
11. What is your kitchen like?
12.How often do you redecorate the rooms?
Hometask: Расскажите о своем доме или квартире
Тест для самоконтроля „My House”
Выберите верный вариант
1. There are 2 rooms in the…
a) window c) house
b) floor d) corridor
2. You can see many books in the…
a) wardrobe c) kitchen
b) bookcase d) chair
3. There is a nice carpet on the…
a) floor c) window
b) ceiling d) door
4. There are 2 big windows in the…
a) table c) armchair
b) sofa d) room
5. You can see a lot of flower-pots onthe…
a) window-sill c) wall
b) ceiling d) computer
6. In the evening we go to sleep to the…
a) desk c) picture
b) mirror d) bed
7. The telephone is on the…
a) shelf c) chair
b) carpet d) vase
8. A very comfortable sofa is in the…
a) kitchen c) living-room
c) balcony d) corridor
9. A family lives in a flat on the second…
a) ceiling c) window
b) floor d) door
10. There are 5 chairs around the…
a) bookcase c) table
b) armchair d) sofa
11. On the walls you can see many…
a) beds c) cupboards
b) pictures d) tables
12. A very good lamp is on my…
a) desk c) carpet
b) sofa d) picture
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Тема 7. Помощь по дому
Прочитайте и запомните следующие слова и словосочетания
to look after
принести, сходить за чем-то
Прочитайте и переведите текст
A comfortable home makes our everyday life and work easier and more pleasant. And what should you do to make your home comfortable? Perhaps the first thing is to keep it clean and tidy. If you haven’t done your room, your mother may say to you, "Go and do your jims!"
Domestic chores are numerous. You must air the rooms, wash or sweep the floor, clear the table after meals. What else can you do about le house? You can polish the floor or the furniture, clean the carpets 1 the vacuum-cleaner.
Most of the cooking in your family is probably done by your ler or grandmother, but you can help them by laying the table and a ring it after meals, and washing the dishes up.
On washing-day you can also help your mother. If you’re washing to the laundry, you can take it there and fetch it when it's ready. If you have pets at home, you must take care of them. Here are teenagers' opinions on their attitude to domestic chores. "I get some week pocket money, but most of my friends get more. When I ask my Mum and Dad for more, they say I can have if help in the house, but I don't see why I should. I think it's not Mum's at home all day, and it's her job to look after the house, not S. What do you think?"
"On Fridays I usually clean my room which is in terrible mess by I end of a week. It is awfully boring, but it's my duty." "If you have a dog, it's usually great fun, but you have to take for a walk twice a day. Besides you have to wash him sometimes. Have pets that are exotic, but easy to keep. They are insects. I feed my Bets on leaves which I get in my garden. They are always clean, and don't have to take them for a walk!"
3. Ответьте на следующие вопросы
1. Do you have any chores at home?
2. Who usually does your room? When do you do it?
3. Do you have a pet at home? Who takes care of it?
4. Who usually cooks in your family? Can you make something to eat if your mother is not at home?
5. Do you have younger brothers or sisters at home? What do you do to help your mother with them?