Підручник Англійська мова (9-й рік навчання) - Алла Несвіт - Генеза 2017 рік

Unit 1 My Magic Circle: Family and Friend's

Lesson 12. Test Your Skills

1. You are going to listen to six people talking in different situations.

For questions (1-6) choose and write the letter of the correct answer in your exercise book. There is always one correct answer.

An example (0) has been given.

0. What does Tom want to say?

a) He has no problems at the moment.

b) He’s got only one problem.

c) He doesn’t need a bike.

d) He has some other problems to think about.

1. Why did a girl look worried?

a) She has lost a ticket to the cinema.

b) She wanted to watch a film.

c) Her friend hasn’t come.

d) She wanted to sell an extra ticket.

2. What are the friends going to do on Saturday evening?

a) They are going to stay in and do their homework.

b) They are going to watch a DVD.

c) They are going to watch a DVD and babysit.

d) They are going to babysit.

3. What is the favourite place of young people?

a) A school youth club.

b) Two cafes.

c) A bowling club.

d) A snack bar.

4. Why does Mum ask her son to take his brother with him?

a) Because it is really a hot day.

b) Because they have a game this afternoon.

c) He likes to go to the river.

d) He likes swimming.

5. Why didn’t the girl notice her present at first?

a) It was in the room downstairs.

b) It was on the table between books.

c) She didn’t like the present.

d) There was no present in her room.

6. Why can’t a person make a call?

a) There’s a thunderstorm outside.

b) She doesn’t have the telephone number.

c) The telephone is broken.

d) The needed page is out.

2. a) Read the Rules of Life for Teenagers. Which of them do you find useful? What problems does the author give recommendations on?

Rules of Life for Teenagers

(After Charles Sykes )

Rule 1. You have to work hard to achieve your aim. Life is not easy. Neither is any task we have to do. The phrase «It’s not fair» is a lame excuse for the things you haven’t done on time.

Rule 2. The school cares about your self-esteem better than the real world does.

It expects you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3. If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He won’t wait until your skills become better.

Rule 4. If you mess up, you are responsible. It’s not your parents’ fault. This is the flip side of «It’s my life,» and «You’re not the boss of me,» and other often-used phrases by young people.

Rule 5. Respect your parents. They got that way trying to make your life comfortable, paying your bills, cleaning up your room and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. Don’t think your parents’ advice is old-fashioned.

Rule 6. Life is not divided into semesters, and you don’t get summers off. Nor even Easter break. They expect you to show up every day. For at least eight hours a day.

Rule 7. Television is not a real life. Your life is not a sitcom. Your all problems will not be solved in 30 minutes, minus time for commercials. In real life, people actually have to make decisions and solve the problems. Your friends will not always be as polite as Jennifer Aniston.

Rule 8. Enjoy life while you can. Sure, you think parents are a pain, school’s a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you’ll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now. You’re welcome.

3. Read and complete the sentences.

1. You have to work hard to …. .

2. The school cares about your self-esteem …. .

3. If you mess up, …. .

4. You have to…… every day …. .

5. Respect your …. .

6. You have to solve your problems by …. .

7. Enjoy life while …. .

4. Work in pairs or in small groups. Discuss the quotation. Then make a short presentation in class. Talk about the things you agree or disagree with.

I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.

~ Hesiod

5. You’ve found the following letter on the Internet and you decide to respond.

Write a letter of about 100-150 words to Kathleen including the following points:

• give your name, age, nationality;

• say what you do and why you are writing;

• describe your appearance and personality;

• say something about your life and interests;

• ask her about the same things.


Think of your records. Decide how well you know it.

4 = very well, 3 = OK, 2 = a little, 1 = needs to improve.

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