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MY FAMILY




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Английский язык

 

 

Методические указания

по устным экзаменационным темам для студентов I курса

 

Самара 2006

 

Составители: Е.В. Шипанова, Э.Р. Хафиятуллина

Методические указания по устным экзаменационным темам для студентов I курса всех специальностей (английский язык)/Сост.: Е.В. Шипанова, Э.Р. Хафиятуллина; Самарск. Гос. арх.-строит. ун-т. Самара,2006.

 

 

Данные методические указания по английскому языку предназначены для студентов I курса всех специальностей и содержат тематические разделы для отработки устных экзаменационных тем. Пособие содержит список слов и словосочетаний, комплекс упражнений и диалогов.

 

 

Предназначена для студентов I курса всех специальностей

 

 

Рецензент: доктор филологических наук, профессор Е.Г. Вышкин

 

Unit I: MY FAMILY

TEXT A

Vocabulary

 

good-looking-красивый, миловидный to go in for smth-заниматься чем-либо

slim-стройный opinion-мнение

experienced-опытный, со стажем upbringing-воспитание

to take care of smb- заботиться о ком-либо broad-shouldered -широкоплечий she is good at cookingона хорошо готовит to play the guitar-играть на гитаре she is clever with her hands-у нее умелые руки to repair -чинить, исправлять to tidy -убирать, приводить в порядокtwins- близнецы

pensioner- пенсионер to run the house - вести хозяйство

to take to pieces-разбирать на части to knit - вязать

to manage -суметь, справиться, ухитриться accountant -бухгалтер

wheels and screws -колесики и винтики scientist - ученый

to fix -чинить, исправлять vacuum cleaner -пылесос nursery school -детский сад washing machine-стиральная машина сosmonaut -космонавт fridge -холодильник

in pieces-разобранный на части views on smth-взгляды на …

fair-haired-светловолосый even-tempered - уравновешенный

to have much in common-иметь много общего horror film-фильм ужасов

and what not-и так далее, и тому подобное

to be fond of smth-увлекаться чем-либo

to be deeply attached to smb- быть сильно привязанным к кому-либо

to be in good mood - быть в хорошем настроении

to get on well - быть в хороших отношениях, ладить друг с другом



to take after- быть похожим, пойти в кого-либо из родителей

“soap opera”-“мыльная опера ”, многосерийная мелодрама

to be handy with smth -уметь делать что-либо, быть искусным в чем-либо

MY FAMILY

 

I am Alex Sidorov. Alex is my first name and Sidorov is my surname. I am seventeen years old. I want to tell you a few words about my family. My family is large. I’ve got a mother, a father, a sister, a brother and a grandmother. We are six in the family.

My mother is a teacher of biology. She works in a college. She likes her profession. She is a good-looking woman with brown hair and green eyes. She is forty-four but she looks much younger. She is tall and slim.

My father is a computer programmer. He is very experienced. He is a broad-shouldered, tall man with fair hair and grey eyes. He is forty-six. My father often sings and when we are at home and have some free time, I play the guitar and we sing together. My father knows all about new radio sets and likes to repair old ones. He is also handy with many things. When he was small, he liked to take everything to pieces. My grandmother told me a story that once my father tried to “repair” their kitchen clock. He managed to put all the wheels and screws back again – but the clock did not work. They had to give it to a repairman. But that happened a long time ago. Now he can fix almost everything: a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine, a fridge and what not. He’s got a few shelves where he keeps everything he needs. On the table there’s always a radio in pieces.



My parents have been married for twenty-six years. They have much in common, but they have different views on music, books and films. For example, my father likes horror films and my mother likes “soap operas”. My father is fond of tennis. My mother isn’t interested in sports. But my parents have the same opinion about my education and upbringing.

My parents are hard-working people. My mother keeps house and takes care of me and my father. She is very good at cooking and she is very clever with her hands. She is very practical. My father and I try to help her with the housework. I wash the dishes, go shopping and tidy our flat.

My grandmother is a pensioner. She lives with us and helps to run the house. She is fond of knitting.

My sister Helen is twenty-five. She is married and has a family of her own. She works as an accountant for a small business company. Her husband is a scientist. They’ve got twins: a daughter and a son. They go to a nursery school.

My brother Boris is eleven. He is a school-boy. He wants to become a doctor but he is not sure yet. Three months ago he dreamed of being a cosmonaut.

I think I take after my father. I’m tall, fair-haired and even-tempered. I always try to be in good mood. I am a first year student. This year I have entered Samara University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. I am interested in general engineering subjects. I like maths, chemistry, computer engineering, physics.



We’ve got a lot of relatives. We are deeply attached to each other and we get on very well.

Exercise I

Answer the questions:

1.What is your first name? What is your surname?

2.How old are you?

3.When is your birthday?

4.Is your family large? How many are you in the family?

5.Have you got any brothers or sisters?

6.What are your parents? Where do they work?

7.How long have your parents been married?

8.Do they have much in common?

9.Do you spend a lot of time with your family?

10.What sort of things do you do together?

11.Do you go out with your parents?

12.Who runs the house in your family?

13.What are your household duties?

14.What is your father’s hobby?

15.Can you describe your mother?

Exercise II

Read the dialogue and translate it:

-Hello, Ann!

-Hello, Kate! Haven’t seen you for ages! Meet my fellow student Lena.

-How do you do! Glad to meet you, Lena. Are you from St.Petersburg?

-No, I’m from Moscow. My family lives there too.

-Do you live in the hall of residence or rent a room?

-Neither. I live at my sister’s. She has a nice three-room flat not far from the center of the city.

-You are lucky. Is your sister married?

-Oh, yes. She is married and has a daughter already.

-What is her husband?

-He is a manager.

-And is your sister also a manager?

-Oh, no, she is a teacher of English.

-Do your like St.Petersburg, Kate?

-Yes, I do. All members of my family live in St.Petersburg.

-And is your family large?

-Rather. We are five: my parents, a grandmother, my younger brother and me.

-Does your grandmother work?

-No, she is a retired pensioner. She is in her late sixties. But she does a lot of housework.

-Is your brother still at school?

-Yes, he is. He is leaving school this year. He is seventeen.

-What is he going to be?

-His dream is to be an actor. He is a great theatre-lover.

 

Exercise III

You want to know something about your groupmates. Think of the questions you would like to ask them (their family, native town, favorite subjects at school and at the institute, hobbies, sports, TV, cinema, books, friends, future plans, etc.) Make up a dialogue in pairs.

TEXT B


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