A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time

George: I wished to see you very much, Ann.

Ann: I am very glad to meet you too. It’s a long time since we have met last time.

George: It is, indeed. I think it’s about eight years, isn’t it?

Ann: It must be eight, I think.

George: You have changed, Ann.

Ann: Have I?

George: Yes, a great deal.

Ann: Am I like what you expected me to be?

George: No, Ann. You are much more beautiful.

Ann: Am I?

George: Yes. But do you know, last night I was trying to imagine you as a …

Ann: A fat, blonde girl, with round blue eyes and short curly hair?

George: No, Ann, but as a tall and slim girl with a sleek long hair, with dimples in your cheeks.

Ann: Oh, yes! That’s just like me, isn’t it? You must have seen me before you came here!

George: No, indeed I was only guessing.

Ann: Good guessing! You know, George, when I got your email yesterday, I also tried to imagine you.

George: Well…

Ann: I won’t tell you. At least, not now.

George: When?

Ann: Sometime later.

B) Marry discusses her family.

Alex: Hi, Mary.

Marry: Hi, Alex.

Alex: So, um, how big is your immediate family?

Marry: Ah, there are four of us.

Alex: Four people, OK. Who’s in it?

Marry: Not big really. Well, there's my mum and my dad and my older brother and then there's me.

Alex: Oh, I see....Does everybody still live together?

Marry: Well, actually at the moment my brother lives in London and my parents live in Moscow and I live in Karaganda but very soon we are all going to move back in together.

Alex: So who is the oldest person in your family?

Marry: The oldest person is probably my great aunt and she's 80.

Alex: Oh, and who is the youngest person in your family?

Marry: Actually, my cousin was born about two weeks ago. She's called Ema. She's two weeks old. Did you see a picture of her?

Alex: Wow! That's really exciting.

Marry: Yes, it was nice.

Alex: And how big is your extended family?

Marry: Well, I'm not from a really big family. My dad has got three sisters and my mom has got one brother. So you know, some people are from the large families with ten children, and they have lots of aunties, and uncles. It's not like that in my family.

Alex: Oh, I see. OK, well thanks for that story, Marry.

Marry: Oh, no problem. Thanks, Alex.

Finish and dramatise the dialogues.

A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time.

George: ____________________________________________________________

Ann: I am very glad to meet you too. It’s a long time since we have met last time.


Ann: It must me eight, I think.


Ann: _______________________________________________________________

George: Yes, a great deal.


George: No, Ann. You are much more beautiful.


George: Yes. But do you know, last night I was trying to imagine you as a …



Ann: Oh, yes! That’s just like me, isn’t it? You must have seen me before you came here!


Ann: I also tried to imagine you.

George: Well…




B) Marry discusses the personalities in her family.

Alex: Hi, Marry.

Marry: Hi, Alex!

Alex: So we've been talking about your family a little bit. Um, I'd like to know a little bit more about the specific people in your family.


Alex: So who is the funniest person in your family?

Marry: The funniest person! Probably_______________ She's really funny. She's got a really good sense of humor, and _____________________________________

Alex: Oh, good. Now who is the most serious person in your family?

Marry: Serious. Do you know, actually,____________________________________

Alex: Oh, really.

Alex: Right! Now who is the hardest worker?



Marry: ______________________________________________________________

Alex: Well, parents do tend to be hardworking.


Alex: And who is the most generous person in your whole family?

Marry:________________________________________________________________Alex: Really, what's the last thing_______________bought you.

Marry: Ah, ___________________________________________________________

Alex: That's excellent. Who do you resemble the most in your family?

Marry: Some people say I look like________________________________________


Marry: Yeah.

Alex: Do you have a picture of him?

Marry: I do have one, yes. I'll show you later.


VIII. Make up the dialogue of your own.

1. A boy tries to get acquainted with a girl.

2. Friends discuss appearance of famous people.

3. Student’s gossips (teachers, group mates, etc).

4. Famous ancestor.

5. The most talented person in the family.

6. Discuss the character of your family members.



Brown was out walking one day with his wife and his very large family. In the street he was stopped by a police­man who grabbed him by the shoulder.

A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time - student2.ru


A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time - student2.ru

"Hold on!" protested Brown. "What have I done?" "I certainly don't know what you've done," answered the policeman, "but I do want to know why the crowd is follow­ing you!"

A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time - student2.ru IN A TRAIN CAR

Nick with his father went to see Grandmother. In the train Nick every minute put his head out of the window. His father said, "Nick, keep quiet! Don't put your head out of the window!" But Nick went on putting his head out of the window. Here his father took Nick's cap quietly, hid it behind his

A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time - student2.ru

back and said, "You see, your cap has flown." Nick was afraid. He began to cry. He wanted to have his cap back.

His father said, "Well, whistle once! Perhaps, your cap will come back." Nick came up to the window and whistled. Nick's father put quickly the cap on Nick's head.


Oh! It was wonderful! Nick laugh­ed. He was pleased. He took quick­ly his father's cap and threw it out of the window. "Now it's your turn to whistle, Dad!" he said gaily.

quiet – спокойный

A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time - student2.ru Keep quiet! –Успокойся!

to fly (flew, flown) — летать, здесь улетать

to whistle – свистеть, давать свисток A) Two young people, George and Ann, meet after a long time - student2.ru


I. Memorize the following words:

detached house – отдельный дом

block of flats – многоквартирный дом

to furnish - меблировать

to decorate – оформлять, украшать

hall – прихожая

dining-room – столовая

living-room (=lounge) – гостиная

closet –стенной шкаф, чулан

storeroom – кладовая

to walk (= to move) around the house - бродить по дому

to renovate – подновлять, ремонтировать, рeконструировать

cast a glance at – бросить взгляд на что-либо, поверхностно изучить

coat-rack - вешалка

shoe-rack – стойка для обуви

furniture – мебель

utensil – посуда, утварь

refrigerator (fridge) with a freezer –холодильник с морозильной камерой

dish-drainer – сушилка для посуды

cooker with an oven – плита с духовкой

cooker hood - вытяжка

wall units – стенка

china – фарфор

crystal – хрусталь

fireplace – камин

cosy – уютный

single bed – односпальная кровать

double bed – двуспальная кровать

wardrobe – шкаф

bedside table – тумбочка

dressing-table – туалетный столик.

sink – раковина (на кухне)

hot and cold taps – кран с горячей и холодной водой

bathroom – ванная комната

tiled – покрытый кафельной плиткой

parquet – паркет

patterned curtains – занавески с рисунком

plain – однотонный (о ткани)

to show the dirt – пачкаться

to block out the light – загораживать свет

to be crammed up with furniture (things) – быть забитым мебелью (вещами)

central heating –центральное отопление

running water – водопровод

refuse-chute – мусоропровод

neighbour – сосед

cupboard with tea and dinner sets – шкаф (сервант) с чайным и обеденным сервизами

cutlery – приборы

crockery – фарфоровая и фаянсовая посуда

to know where things go – знать, где что лежит

Can you add more extra words concerning the topic?


II. Read and translate the text:


Home, sweet home. It does not matter what your home is like – a country mansion, a more modest and detached house, a flat in a block of flats. Anyway, it is the place where you once move in and start to furnish and decorate it to your own taste. It becomes your second “ego”.

Your second “ego” is very big and disquieting if you have a house. There is enough space for everything: a hall, a kitchen with an adjacent dining-room, a living-room or a lounge, a couple of bed-rooms and closets (storerooms) a toilet and a bathroom. You can walk around the house thinking what else you can do to renovate it. In the hall you cast a glance at the coatrack and a shoerack. Probably, nothing needs to be changed here.

You come to the kitchen: kitchen furniture, kitchen utensils, a refrigerator (fridge) with a freezer, a dish-drainer, an electric or gas cooker with an oven. Maybe, it needs a cooker hood?

The dining-room is lovely. A big dining table with chairs in the centre, a cupboard with tea sets and dinner sets. There is enough place to keep all cutlery and crockery in. You know pretty well where things go.

The spacious living-room is the heart of the house. It is the place where you can have a chance to see the rest of your family. They come in the evening to sit in front of the coffee table in soft armchairs and on the sofa. You look at the wall units, stuffed with china, crystal and books. Some is left for the stereo system and a TV set. The fireplace and houseplants make the living-room very cosy.

Your bedroom is your private area though most bedrooms are alike: a single or a double bed, a wardrobe, one or two bedside tables and a dressing-table.

You look inside the bathroom: a sink, hot and cold taps and a bath. There is nothing more to see in the toilet.

You are quite satisfied with what you have seen, but still doubts disturb you: “Is there anything to change?” Yes! The walls of the room should be papered, and in the bathroom and toilet – tiled! Instead of linoleum there should be parquet floors. Instead of patterned curtains it is better to put darker plain ones, so that they might not show the dirt. You do it all, but doubt does not leave you. Then you start moving the furniture around in the bedroom. Because the dressing-table blocks out the light. You are ready to give the sigh of relief, but … suddenly find out that the lounge is too crammed up with furniture.

Those who live on one-room or two-room flats may feel pity for those who live in houses. They do not have such problems. At the same time they have a lot of privileges: central heating, running water, a refuse-chute and … nice neighbours who like to play music at midnight. Owners of small flats are happy to have small problems and they love their homes not less than those who live in three-storeyed palaces. Home, sweet home!

III. Answer the questions:

1. Where do you live? (Give your address).

2. What category of owners does your family belong to? Have you a flat or do you live in a private house? How many flats has the house?

3. Say what one can see in a hall, in a kitchen, in a dining room, in a lounge, in a bedroom.

4. Do you have a room of your own? Is there anything special about it?

5. How are the walls of your flat furnished? Are the walls in the bathroom and W.C. tiled? Are the walls of the kitchen whitewashed, tiled or wallpapered? Is the wallpaper washable? Do you like adorned or bare walls? What do you take into consideration when hanging pictures?

6. How is your flat lighted? Is lightening only functional? If you think it can be decorative as well, say how. How many sockets are there in the flat?

7. What labor saving devices have you at home? Discuss the advantages of the labor saving devices you have.

8. Where do you usually have your meals? Do you have meals in the kitchen when you eat informally? Why do most housewives consider eating in the kitchen very convenient?

9. Is your flat crammed up with things? What can be done in the flat to make it more spacious?

10. What do you consider the most boring house chores? What work about the house do you do every day and what is done once in a season?

11. Do you often redecorate the rooms? Do you do your own decoration and repairing yourself or do you prefer to have it done for you?

12. Does the electric light man come to read the meters? How do you pay your rent? How do you pay for water, gas, central heating?

13. Do you make friends with your neighbors? What qualities do you possess as a good neighbor?

14. Can you describe a home of your dream? What do you think it will be like?

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