Look at the statements below and decide which function each statement describes.

  1. A. Make up short dialogues expressing your opinion, agreeing or disagreeing. Use the prompts given below.
  2. A. Read the text, give the English equivalents for the words in brackets, and single out the main items of the income statement.
  3. A. Read the texts below.
  4. A. Say whether the following statements are false or true.
  5. Act out the dialogues below in pairs
  6. B. Below is list of words derived from the same stem. Indicate the parts of speech. Choose suitable word for each blank in the sentences below.
  7. B. Read the text below and find answers to the following questions.
  8. B. Say whether the following statements are true, false or there is no information on the subject of the text.
  9. C. Listen to three people planning a day trip. Write down three things they decide to do.
  10. Change the statements into negative sentences and questions.


1 Reading is not only limited to bridging the information gap for academic purposes.

2 The more you read, the wider your horizons.

3 Reading may arouse deep emotions and improve our mood.

4 It can make us sentimental or optimistic and remove us from dull thoughts.

5 Reading stirs peoples imagination, fills their minds with new ideas, makes them think and inspires to greater efforts.

6 Reading creates a special spiritual world that is very important for ones development as a human being.

7 Collecting books can be an exciting experience, pastime and/or hobby.

8 Reading is an excellent means of entertainment and relaxation.



5 Look back at Ex. 2 and Ex. 4 and find words and expressions in italics which mean the following. Which of them are [1]phrasal verbs?

- books in soft cover - exciting and interesting - smth you need badly - stop doing smth - a big difference between the situations, amounts, etc. - the limit of your ideas, knowledge, etc. - to make someone have a strong feeling or reaction - to encourage someone by making them feel confident and eager to do smth - rest - an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives an opinion about a new book, play, film, etc.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



6 Below are names of most popular literary genres. Can you match them with their definitions?


a short story - the story of your own life which you have written yourself, especially about your involvement in important political or military events
a novel - a piece of writing that expresses emotions, experiences, and ideas, especially in short lines using words that rhyme
a poem - a long written story in which the characters and events are usually imaginary
a fable a children's story in which magical things happen
a fairy tale a short piece of writing giving someone's ideas about politics, society etc.
a play - a short piece of writing in which the writer tells a story
an essay - a story that is written to be performed by actors, especially in a theatre
memoirs /`memwɑːz/ - a book about someone's life, written by another person
biography - stories about events in the future which are affected by imaginary developments in science, for example about travelling in time or to other planets with life on them
an autobiography - a short story in prose or verse which is written so that a moral may be learnt from it.
science fiction (sci fi) - a book in which you write down the things that happen to you each day  
a diary/`daɪəri/ - a book in which someone writes about their own life



²Listening Comprehension

4 As is known, stories may vary according to the subject matter and include thrillers, mysteries, horror stories, ghost stories, spy stories, crime stories, adventure stories, detective stories, love stories, etc. and, of course, sci fi stories and fairy tales.

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