1. Answer the questions.
Ответьте на вопросы.
1. You like to see new places, don't you?
2. Where will you go next summer?
3. What souvenirs will you buy for your friends?
4. Who will show you the sights?
5. How will you use the map of the place?
6. What accommodation will you prefer?
7. What will make your trip more enjoyable?
8. Will you go to the same place again in a year?
9. What are your plans for the next week?
10. What appointments do you have for the next week?
2. Make up stories using the words.
Составьте короткие рассказы с данными словами.
A. atmosphere, leaflet, nowadays, timetable, visit, unspoilt, mainly, in fact, cost, guest house, size.
B. peaceful, accommodation, souvenir, attractive, indeed, on the right-hand side, museum, map.
C. tomorrow, appointment, effective, confirm, next week, go over, full of, call, message, hectic, I’m afraid.
D. so-so, forget, international, make sure, officer, follow, probably, opposite, show, traffic light.
3. Make up sentences in different tenses using the verbs.
Составьте предложения в разных временах, используя перечисленные глаголы.
The Present Simple/Indefinite Tense (usually, always, seldom, never, every day, every weekend, often)
discusses, doesn’t call, don’t go over, show, uses, don’t serve
The Past simple/Indefinite Tense (yesterday, last week, three days ago, in 1986)
brought, understood, saw, didn’t order, didn’t come, gave, didn’t paint
The Future Simple/Indefinite Tense (tomorrow, next year, in the future, in a week)
will move, won’t rent, will cook, shall watch, shan’t write, won’t ride
The Present Continuous/Progressive Tense (now, at the moment)
am swimming, is waiting, are driving, isn’t studying, aren’t preparing, am not building
4. Answer the questions. Pay attention to the use of different tenses.
Ответьте на предложенные вопросы. Обратите внимание на использование различных грамматических времен.
5. Read the dialogue. Close your eyes. Say what you remember.
Прочитайте диалог. Закройте глаза и расскажите все, что Вы запомнили.
Patient: Can I speak to Doctor Watson, please?
Receptionist: I’m afraid you can’t, sir. He’s with a patient. Would you like to make an appointment?
Patient: How about this afternoon?
Receptionist: I’m sorry. The doctor will play golf this afternoon.
Patient: Pardon? Could you say that again?
Receptionist: The doctor will play golf this afternoon.
Patient: Well, can I see him tomorrow?
Receptionist: I’m afraid you can’t, sir. He’ll be at the hospital tomorrow?
Patient: How about next week?
Receptionist: Next week the doctor will be at the international meeting.
Patient: Next month?
Receptionist: Doctor Watson will be on
holiday next month. In Australia. For six weeks. So you can see the
doctor at two o’clock in the afternoon on the seventeenth of May …Next
year. Is that all right, sir?
6. Read this text.
Elizabeth Moodie, a Tourist Information Officer
Elizabeth Moodie works as a tourist
information officer. She works in Marlow, a small town on the river
Thames not far from London.
Mainly she is here to help people. They always want something and it’s her job to make sure that they get it.
Elizabeth helps some tourists.
Tourist 1: Are there any restaurants in Marlow where I can take my two children?
Elizabeth: In fact there are several. Turn
right into Pound Street – let me show you. You are here. Go along Pound
Street to these double roundabouts. Turn left to High Street and there
are several restaurants and cafes on the left-hand side.
Tourist 2: I have an appointment at the Globe Park Business Estate. Could you tell me the way there?
Elizabeth: Right. You leave this car park
and turn right. Let me show you on the map – it is probably easier.
Follow that road. You will come to a large roundabout. Turn right again
and the Globe Park will be on the right-hand side.
Tourist 3: Good afternoon. I’m looking for accommodation in the area.
Elizabeth: Yes, I see. Do you want a hotel or a guest house?
Tourist 3: A hotel would be fine.
Elizabeth: This leaflet will give you the information about the hotels in Marlow.
The river makes Marlow attractive to
visitors. And the town is unspoilt. It has a very happy atmosphere and
it’s peaceful, and I think that it’s important nowadays.
Are the sentences true or false?
Верны или не верны данные предложения?
1. Elizabeth is a tourist in Marlow.
2. Elizabeth works in a small town.
3. She shows the tourist the way to some restaurants.
4. Tourist 2 has an appointment and doesnЎЇt know the way to the place.
5. The Globe Park is on the right.
6. Elizabeth thinks that Marlow has a spoilt atmosphere.
Elementary, My Dear Watson
one lovely evening, the detective Sherlock
Holmes and his trusty friend Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After
having dinner and drinking a few glasses of wine, they became tired and
went to sleep. A couple hours passed and Sherlock Holmes awoke, and
shortly thereafter woke Dr. Watson as well. He said, «Watson, look up,
and tell me what you see.»
Dr. Watson replied, «Well, sir, I see millions of stars in the sky.»
Sherlock Holmes asked, «And what does that tell you?»
Dr. Watson paused for a moment and said,
«Well, astronomically it tells me that there are billions of stars and
possibly millions of galaxies in the universe. Astrologically, it tells
me that Saturn is in Leo. Horalogically I can deduce that it is
approximately quarter past three in the morning. Theologically it
symbolizes that God is magnificent and that we humans are small and
insignificant in the universe. And meteorologically, I suspect that we
will have a beautiful day tomorrow.»
To which Sherlock Holmes replied, «No, stupid! Someone has stolen our tent!»
in the beginning, god created Earth and rested.
Then God created man and rested.
Then God created woman.
Since then, neither God nor man has rested.
A Driving Debacle
a guy was driving when a policeman pulled
him over. He rolled down his window and said to the officer, «Is there a
«No problem at all. I just observed your
safe driving and am pleased to award you a $5,000 Safe Driver Award.
Congratulations. What do you think you're going to do with the money?»
He thought for a minute and said, «Well, I guess I'll go get that drivers' license.»
The lady sitting in the passenger seat
said to the policeman, «Oh, don't pay attention to him – he's a smart
ass when he's drunk and stoned.»
The guy from the back seat said, «I TOLD you guys we wouldn't get far in a stolen car!»
At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a muffled voice said, «Are we over the border yet?»
An O'Malley Coincidence
a man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink.
«Why, of course,» comes the reply.
The first man then asks, «Where are you from?»
«I'm from Ireland,» replies the second man.
The first man responds, «You don't say, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland.»
«Of course,» says the second.
Curious, the first asks, «Where in Ireland?»
«Dublin», comes the reply.
«I can't believe it, me too! Lets have another round of drinks to Dublin».
The second man can't help himself so he asks, «What school did you go to?»
«Saint Mary's», replies the first man. «I graduated in 62.»
«This is becoming unbelievable!!!» the second man said.
About that time, in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. «What's up?» he asks the bartender.
«Nothing much», replied the bartender. «The O'Malley twins are drunk again!»
Tongue Twisters – Скороговорки
i scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!
If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
World Wide Web
There was a fisherman named Fisher
who fished for some fish in a fissure.
Till a fish with a grin,
pulled the fisherman in.
Now they're fishing the fissure for Fisher.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Six slimy snails sailed silently.
A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nose!
Elizabeth 's birthday is on the third Thursday of this month.
How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much
cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
She saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa?
Gobbling gorgoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.
Four furious friends fought for the phone.
Learn the real language: Mood
Слова и выражения по теме «Настроение»
I'm really buzzing! – У меня все просто здорово.
I'm having a really peachy time! – Япревосходнопровожувремя.
I'm walking on air! – Я на седьмом небе от счастья!
I'm on cloud nine! – Это просто блаженство!
I'm totally over the moon. – Ябезумносчастлив!
Everything's cool. – Все здорово (отлично)!
I haven't got a care in the world – Меня ничто не тревожит (мне не о чем беспокоиться).
I've had the week from hell. – Уменябылаужаснаянеделя.
nightmare of a week – кошмарнаянеделя
I couldn't care less. – Мне совершенно безразлично (наплевать).
He's been really edgy / on edge / snapping
at everyone. – Он ужасно раздражителен (готов наброситься на кого
угодно без причины).
She threw a wobbly. – Она не в себе.
I had a complete fit. – Меня не на шутку разозлили.
She blew her top. – У нее «крыша» поехала.
Oh, Daniel makes my blood boil. – Даниэль приводит меня в бешенство.
· They've been at each other's throats all morning. – Они все утро ссорятся.
· There's a bad vibe round here. – Здесь плохая (тяжелая) атмосфера.
· The fur's been flying. – Начались серьезные разногласия (ссоры).
· Milo getting offered that job has really ruffled Jack's feathers / put Jack's nose out of joint / put Jack out – Новость о том, что Мило получил работу, расстроила Джека. Ему было очень обидно. Новость выбила Джека из колеи.
· 'Speak to the hand 'cos the face ain't listening! . – Я больше не собираюсь слушать тебя!
Решение проблем / Устранение разногласий
· We've kissed and made up. – Мы поцеловались и помирились.
· They're back on speaking terms. – Они вновь общаются.
· We've made it up. – Мы все уладили.
· Forget it – It's water under the bridge. – Забудь это. Все прошло (конфликт исчерпан).
Learn the real language: Work
Слова и выражения по теме «Работа»
· full-time job – полная занятость, работа полный рабочий день
· part-time job– частичная занятость, работа неполный рабочий день
· freelancer – внештатный сотрудник
· I am self-employed. – Я работаю на себя.
· dotcom start up – новая интернет-компания
· job share – объем работы, предусмотренный на 1 ставку, распределяется на несколько человек
· to float the company / to go public – разместить акции компании на фондовой бирже
· Why don't you send in your CV with a
covering letter? – Почему бы тебе не отправить твое резюме с
препроводительным письмом (в таком письме обычно приводится обоснование
намерений относительно вакантной должности)?
· Look carefully at the job spec. – Внимательно ознакомьтесь с должностными обязанностями.
· I've been shortlisted. – Я отобран для участия в конкурсе по итогам первоначального отбора.
· I'm down to the last three! – Я в числе трех основных претендентов!
· I'm doing work experience – Я прохожу практику (стажировку).
· Fancy a coffee break? – Как насчет небольшого перерыва на кофе?
· I'd love to but I'm totally snowed under at the moment! – Я бы с удовольствием, но сейчас я просто завален работой.
· I'm working like a dog! – Я пашу как лошадь!
· I'd better just press on. – Я лучше продолжу работать.
· I've done a lot of overtime. – Я отработал много сверхурочных (часов, смен).
· She claimed for unfair dismissal – Она подала апелляционную жалобу в связи с несправедливым увольнением.
· to sack / fire / dismiss – увольнять
· Molly was made redundant. – Молли уволили по сокращению штатов.
· She's set up a new company with her golden handshake. –
Она основала компанию, вложив в нее ту значительную сумму, которую
получила в качестве финансовой компенсации при уходе с предыдущего места
· He's taking early retirement. – Он уходит на пенсию раньше времени.
· He was a millionaire by the time he was 20. Now he's burnt out. – К 20 годам он стал миллионером. Теперь же он просто выдохся.
· I'm taking a career-break – Я беру длительный отпуск за свой счет.
· Today I handed in my resignation. – Сегодня я подал заявление об увольнении по собственному желанию.
the olympic games are believed to have begun more than 3,000 years ago, although written records only exist from 776 BC.
The records show that these Games
consisted of activities that were the skills of soldiers, like boxing,
javelin and the Marathon. At just over twenty-six miles long, the
Marathon is the longest running race in the Games and it is named after
the site of a battle in ancient Greece. According to legend, a Greek
messenger ran to Athens to bring news of the Greek victory and died of
exhaustion just after giving his message.
The ancient Olympic Games continued for
nearly 1,200 years until the Roman emperor, Theodosius I, abolished the
Games because of their pagan influences.
Around 1,500 years later, in 1894, the
Frenchman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, helped to re-establish the Games.
He also created the structure of the modern Olympic Movement.
Nowadays the aim of the Olympic Movement
is to promote peace, friendship and understanding between different
nations through sport. And appropriately, the first modern Olympic Games
were held in Greece in 1896.
Just over 200 men, representing 14
countries, competed in a total of 43 events. Winners received a silver
medal, a certificate and a crown of olive leaves. Runners-up were given
bronze medals and a crown of laurel while those who finished third went
The Olympic Games are held every four
years with one country being responsible for the organisation of the
event. There is often fierce competition to be the host city. In 2004,
Greece hosts the Games and in 2008 they will be held in Beijing in
the site of a battle
the place where a battle happened
a legend is a very old story that may be based on facts
the state of being so tired that you have no energy left
if something has a pagan influence it is affected by beliefs that are not connected with any of the main religions of the world
A movement is a group of people who share the same ideas or opinions
an aim is something that a person or group of people want to achieve
if you do something through another thing,
you use that thing to achieve another. So here, the Olympic Movement is
using sport to promote peace between nations
here, the people who come second in a race
or game. Usually a runner-up is a person or team who do not finish
first but do win a prize
a circular ornament for the head, usually made of gold and jewels which Kings and Queens wear at official ceremonies
went home empty-handed
did not receive anything. This phrase is
used here to show the difference between the early Games and the new
Games where people who finish in third place receive a bronze medal
You will often have telephone contact with
a company before an interview. Some companies will even assess these
phone calls as part of the selection process.
To leave a positive impression, of someone who's capable and efficient.
The basic problem
Lots of research shows that the biggest
impact in spoken-word communication is visual. Some researchers say it's
as much as three-quarters of the total. Yet on the phone we don't have
any of that. Our voice has to do all the work.
If we want people at the other end to form
a good impression of us, we need to give more thought to business phone
calls than we do when we're just chatting to our friends.
Your calling them
There are two main possibilities.
· The job advert asks you to ring the company for an application form.
· Or, usually a little later in the process, you have to ring up and arrange a time for an interview.
Either of these cases can be entirely
straightforward – just a matter of getting a small administrative task
done. But depending on who you speak to, there could also be questions
of a sort you wouldn't otherwise expect until you fill in the
application form or go for an interview.
These could be either factual – «what's
your educational background?» – or human – «what interested you
particularly about this job?»
It makes sense to be prepared before you make the call, just as you would before an interview.