A. Read the statistics about families in the USA and the UK. How do you think the same statistics would be different in Russia?
B. What’s your opinion of the current situation with the family life in our country? Is it different from the situation twenty years ago? If yes, what are the possible reasons for that? And how could it be changed?
in the USA
in the UK
Marriages that end in divorce
Families with only parent
Children who live in a single-parent home at some time
Children whose parents aren’t married
Single parents who are men
GRAMMAR: PRESENT TENSES
V1, V-s/-es(for 3d person Singular)
He reads newspapers every day.
They always walk a dog in the morning.
Does he read newspapers every day?
Do they walk a dog in the morning?
do + not (don’t)/does + not (doesn’t)
He doesn’t read newspapers every day.
They don’t walk a dog in the morning.
routine, habits, universal truth, facts
always, often, rarely, never, usually, every day, sometimes
be (am, are, is) + Ving
My nephew is sleeping now.
Twin-brothers are playing football in the yard.
be (am, are, is) + subject +Ving
Is my nephew sleeping now?
Are twin-brothers playing football in the yard?
be (am, are, is) + not + Ving
My nephew isn’t sleeping now.
Twin-brothers aren’t playing football in the yard
action going on at the moment of speaking, temporary event or situation, future arrangements describing a state which is changing
now, at the moment, currently, at this period, Look! Listen!
have/has + V3
I have just called my sister-in-law.
She has dyed her hair red.
have/has + subject+V3
Have I just called my sister-in-law?
Has she dyed her hair red?
have/has + not + V3
I haven’t just called my sister-in-law.
She hasn’t dyed her hair red.
action started in the past and continues into the present, recent events with visible result, past events without specific time
just, yet, still, already, never, ever, so far, up to now, recently, since, for
A. Find the examples of Present tenses in the text “Modern families”.
B. Open the brackets paying attention to the usage of Present Simple (negative/question/affirmative forms).
1) My niece never (to eat) snacks.
2) They (to be) ex-spouses.
3) His uncle always (to invite) us to drink tea in his garden.
4) My aunt (to have) two children but I (to be) an only child in the family (not to have) anyone to play with.
5) My colleagues (to enjoy) playing tricks on me.
6) Her ex-husband (to have) another family?
7) He (not to play) with us, he (to prefer) dealing with his flowers.
8) Secretaries of Indigo, plc always (to call) the partners of the company at 10 a.m.?
9) It is said that widows always (to wear) black clothes.
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