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Reading in English




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  1. A. Do pre-reading tasks before each abstract, then read and translate the abstracts about the basics of management.
  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. Act out a teacher-class session giving them a few tips on reading techniques.
  4. B. Predict the answers to the questions before reading
  5. British and American English
  6. Compose your own sentences with each English equivalent of the words and phrases given in exercise 9. Compare your variants with the sentences of your partner.
  7. Compose your own sentences with each English equivalent of the words given in exercise 12. Compare your variants with the sentences of your partner.
  8. Compose your own sentences with each English equivalent of the words given in exercise 15. Compare your variants with the sentences of your partner.
  9. Compose your own sentences with each English equivalent of the words given in exercise 23. Compare your variants with the sentences of your partner.
  10. Compose your own sentences with each English equivalent of the words or phrases given in exercise 22. Compare your variants with the sentences of your partner.

What languages can you read books in?

Do you like reading in English?

Are there any English books apart from textbooks in your

home?

Does anybody in your home read to you in English?

Do you find English books easy to understand?

Do you have your own English dictionary?

How often do you make use of an English dictionary?

Is there an English dictionary in the classroom?

 

Genres

What are your favourite genres novels, plays,

detective stories, adventure stories, travelogues, biographies,

science fiction, horror stories, ghost stories, spy stories, westerns?

Give some examples of works belonging to different

genres.

Can you name/give me the titles of some novels,

plays, poems, detective novels, adventure stories?

What do you think the difference between a detective

story and an adventure story is?

How would you define the genre of science fiction?

Do you like sci fi? Why(not)?

What are history books about?

Why do many people enjoy detective stories?

What do you think is the appeal of space fiction/historical

fiction?

What are some of the things that make a story a fantastic

one?

What novels or stories can you think of that were based

on real life events?

Are fairy tales only meant for children?

What do all fairy tales have in common?

What genre does this story probably belong to?

(What kind or genre of story is this?

How would you classify this type of the story?)

Is this a childrens story/ a newspaper article/science

fiction?

What is fantastic about this story?

For what reason could this story be considered fantastic?

Do you think the story may be biographical?

What is the moral of this fable?

What human qualities do the animals have in this fable?

Do you know any other fables?

The story of the Golden Fleece is one of the many

legends of ancient Greece.

Are there legends in our literature similar to that legend?

 

 

Authors life

What do you know about the author of the story?

Do you know anything about this writer?

Can you tell me something about him?

In what century did he live?



What year was he born in?

Where was he born?

What first names did he have besides .?

Where did he live?

Where did he spend his childhood?

What kind of people were his parents?

What kind of person was his father?

What did he do for a living?

Describe the circumstances in which the family lived

when N. was a child.

What changes took place in the family over the years?

How old was N. when his . died?

When did N. family move to London?

Did his family remain close over the years?

How did it happen that N. was sent to work in the factory?

What job did he do for a time?

Did he leave the job when the family circumstances i

mproved?

Where did he go to school/college?

Why did he have few friends?

Why did he hate going to school?

Why was he taken away from school?

Who in your opinion played the most important

role in N. s upbringing?

Who was an important influence in his early life?

What was the first conflict between N. and his father over?

Where did N. live for the greater part of his life?

What kind of woman did he marry?

Did she encourage his literary ambitions?



Did he describe . later in one of his books?

Do you think Ns childhood and youth had a great

influence on his personality?

Explain your answer.

Which event in his youth was most significant/important?

Summarize the history of Ns life.

 

 

Authors creative activity

 

When did N start writing?

Which name did he take as his pen name (pseudonym)?

Is Twain his real name or his pseudonym?

Did he begin his literary career as a

poet/playwright/fiction writer/essayist/journalist/novelist/short story

writer/travel writer/memoirist?

Did he begin as a writer for children?

Did he write for children or adults or both?

Did he write poetry or prose?

When did write/publish his first book?

What did his first published book describe?

Under what pseudonym did his book appear?

Who is this book dedicated to?

What is the theme of the novel?

How was his first work received?

Did N write any short stories besides novels?

How many novels did he write?

What is his most recent novel?

Has he written any other books?

What is N attacking in ...?

In what novels does he criticize ..?

Do we find any descriptions of .. in Ns novels?

Which of his stories is autobiographical, do you think?

Do you know any other writers whose work is

autobiographical?

What is his best-known play?

Which of his novels became a bestseller?

How long did he work on it?

This novel made him an immediate success, didnt it?

Did Ns novels win any major awards?

What did the author receive the Nobel Prize for?



Was N famous in his lifetime?

Why were his stories so popular with everybody?

Why is he famous?

What is he best known for?

What is he chiefly remembered for?

Have you read any other books by the same author?

Can you name any of the characters of this writer?

Why do you like this writer?

What is there about this writer that you like?

What is there in his novels and plays that you find

interesting?

Do you think he was influenced by . ideas?

What do you think were Ns faults as a writer?

Are there any writers in our countrys literature that can

be compared to N.

 


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