Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (5-й рік навчання) - М.О. Кучма - Богдан 2017 рік


Lesson 15 Sample Autobiography

1. Read and compare.

Tag Questions

Present Perfect

Past Perfect

She has lived in Paris, hasn’t she?

She hasn’t lived in Paris, has she?

You had read it by Sunday, hadn’t you?

You hadn’t read it by Sunday, had you?

2. Complete the sentences with the question tags.

1. He hasn’t paid the gas bill yet,__ ?

2. You haven’t booked the tickets yet, ________?

3. They have found their dog,___ ?

4. She has arrived at the office, _______?

5. She hadn’t collected her brother’s present by Sunday, ______?

6. They hadn’t seen the house by five o’clock, ?

7. You had spoken to Mr. Davidson by Monday, ______?

8. He had worked for two different companies by that time, _______?

3. Listen, read and remember the words and word combinations.

4. Read the clues and put the letters in order to form the words. Make up sentences with these words.

1. A particular part of a town and the people who live there.


2. To show that you think somebody is ridiculous.

ghaul at

3. The type of family and social class you come from and the education and experience you have.


4. To believe that somebody is good, sincere, honest, etc. and will not try to harm or trick you.


5. Read the sample autobiography. Mark the paragraphs where the writer


- his childhood;

- cultural background;

- family background;

- theme, and makes the conclusion.


I was born in June, 2000, in Kyiv, Ukraine. Our family, made up of my mother, father, and brother emigrated to Noranda, Quebec, when I was five years old. In Noranda I encountered my first, but not last, taste of shame when kids in the neighbourhood laughed at my poor command of English. But that made me stronger, I started to learn not only English, but French as well. I became trilingual, speaking fluent French and English, as well as Ukrainian. In the process, I made new friends from a lot of different cultural backgrounds.

In a few years we moved to Sarasota, Florida, where my Dad got a well-paid job in one of the resorts. From my earliest days, I knew our family always struggled for every penny, so this appointment was of great importance to us.

My name is Ihor Ivanov. I started school when I was six years old. I went to the kindergarten at Booker Elementary. My father was rather hard on me. He used to say: «If a child does something wrong, he has to be told and punished, if necessary. If you keep letting him off and being soft on him, he’ll think he can get away with anything.» I tried my best to behave well. So while I was at Booker Elementary, I won an award for perfect attendance. Then I attended Booker Middle School, and there I also won a couple of awards: one for perfect attendance and two for being named Student of the Year — one in the sixth grade and the other in the eighth grade. When I was in grade six, it so happened that I was in hospital for two months, and it changed my whole life. I realised that life is very precious. We should value every moment of it. I seriously took up playing guitar. I began to do photography, and joined the audiovisual club. I discovered that I was artistic with an interest in graphic art, although I didn’t always agree with the kind of art assignments the teacher gave us. However, I had no idea what to do after high school graduation. I am now a senior at Booker High School. I plan on finishing school, and as electronics is the wave of the future, I want to go to George Brown College in Instrumentation Technology.

Life to me means friends and family who you can trust and who trust you. I am pretty much on the happy side of life, but like all teens I do have my «days off». That means I do have some sad days or depressed days. I have a few friends here and when I am having a bad day, I have someone here at school to talk to. I make my school days go by thinking of either the next hour or what I will do when I get home or on the weekend. I’m not seeing anyone now but when I did have a girlfriend, our favourite places to go were the movies and out to dinner. Sometimes we went to the beach. Only once we went to an amusement park: Universal Studios. We were together for twenty-nine days and then we broke up.

The year 2027 will make ten years since I graduate from high school. I think I will probably be living here in Sarasota. I will be quite comfortable with my living situation,

meaning that I will concentrate on pursuing university studies. Then I will marry. We will have cute children and will be happy together forever.

As I said in the beginning I was born in Ukraine and moved first to Noranda, Quebec, then Sarasota, Florida. I would like to see more of the USA but, unfortunately, I don’t have any money to leave Florida to go anywhere right now.

So far my life has been pretty eventful, full of surprises. I try my best to make the most out of every moment I have. My best times are with my family and friends. Try to get as much as you can out of school; you’re only there for eleven years and when you graduate, you’re home free.

6. Look at the pictures and say which events you have experienced.

7. Write down the plan of your autobiography with events, dates, times, places and people involved. Keep to the units:

1) childhood

2) cultural background

3) family background

4) theme

5) conclusion

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