Підручник Англійська мова (9-й рік навчання) - Алла Несвіт - Генеза 2017 рік
Unit 1 My Magic Circle: Family and Friend's
Lessons 7-8. Young People Today
a) Look at the pictures (A-F) on p. 28 and match them to the word combinations (1-6) given below.
1. Go to the school disco.
2. Participate in a show.
3. Go dancing.
4. Go to the cinema.
5. Watch live music.
6. Try somebody’s hand in something new.
b) Speak in class. Answer the questions.
✵ Which of the following do you do when you meet with your friends?
✵ Which do you never do? Why?
✵ Have you ever organized any of these activities in your school?
✵ Which of them would you like to take part in?
2. Read the dialogue given below. Which four of the activities in Ex. 1 are mentioned in it?
The teenagers of a secondary school are going to participate in a show programme «Face Art Show» during the English Language Week. Young fans all over the school know that the participants are very talented. Everybody is waiting for a fascinating show and an extraordinary disco party after it.
Ann: You look amazing! I’ve never thought I could paint on some body’s face. Like it?
Jane: Let me have a look. Wow! How impressive it is! There’s no doubt, my face fits the character of Silver Moon now.
Ann: Just a second! Let me finish a star above your eyes.
Jane: Oh, Ann! You are really a gifted person.
Ann: Thank you. I like the costume you are wearing. Have you made it by yourself?
Jane: Not really. My mum made it, but I helped her to decorate it with beads and all this romantic stuff.
Ann: You look perfect! How about the show? You are supposed to dance, aren’t you?
Jane: Yes, of course. It’s the most difficult dance I’ve had. I’ve taken up jazz and hip-hop*, but nothing could have ever prepared me for dancing the waltz with my partner.
Ann: Who is he?
Jane: Andriy, he’s a good dancer and the turns we do… They’re so sweet and romantic…
Ann: Oh! You have to be proud of Andriy. Boys don’t like classical dancing so he does an amazing job. Now I know that things are good with you, and where’s Maria? I have to finish her face decor. Here she is! Hi, Maria! You look excited! What’s up?
Olena: That’s all because of Petro! He’s run away again! We’ve never trained to break dance together. I know that he can dance well, but practice makes perfect.
Ann: Don’t worry. Everything will be OK. There’s no doubt you know how to perform a break dance. Listen to music and you’ll do it. My dear bright Autumn Flash. You look fantastic! There’s nothing I can add to your face. It radiates warmth; the colours of autumn are terrific!
Olena: Thank you ever so much. We have to hurry up. See you in the school assembly hall.
Ann: Bye! See you soon. Take care and good luck!
3. Read and say if the statements are true or false.
1. The children are preparing for a school carnival.
2. They have painted their faces and have made wonderful costumes.
3. Jane has never danced the waltz before.
4. Olena and Petro are going to perform a break dance.
5. Ann does the face decor.
6. The girls made their costumes by themselves.
4. Comment on the grammar forms in the sentences from Ex. 2 given in bold.
5. Look at the photos. Describe the children’s appearance. What role do you think they played in a show?
6. Work in small groups. Discuss the questions.
1. How popular are the activities from Ex. 2 in your school?
2. Are there any other forms of entertainment that are currently popular with the teenagers?
3. Is the youth subculture influence increasing in the place where you live? In what ways? If so, do you think this is a good or a bad thing?
7. Read and complete the sentences. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense form and voice.
✵ whole genre of dressing (1) …. (also, to associate) with the breakdancing scene. Breakdancers typically (2) …. (to wear) low pants, T-shirts and a hat tipped sideways. The dance (3) …. (must, to do) in sneakers, for the dancer’s safety. Breakdancing (4) …. (to know) as an especially dangerous sport for several reasons. It is not unusual for a dancer (5) …. (to get) something caught, stubbed or stopped while moving in the air. Breakdancing (6) …. (to include) moving the feet sideways and onto the toes, spinning on the knees, head, hands and elbows, mock fighting moves, and pantomime, an element introduced in California in the 1980 s. Movies in the 80s (7) …. (to make) these moves famous, like Beat Street, Spinnin’ and Breakin’. The nature of the dance was that it (8) …. (to improvise), never learned, so upon seeing these films, American kids immediately (9) …. (to begin) making up their own breakdancing moves in the basements across America. Michael Jackson’s famous «moonwalk» and M.C. Hammer’s pumped-up dance style (10) …. (to be) just improvised form of breakdancing. Elements of this dance (11) ….. (to be) still present today, in rap videos.
8. Read and act out the situation.
You were present at the school show yesterday. Talk about your impressions. Who was the winner in the dance and costume competition? Say what kind of costume you wore and what role you played.
9. a) Read the paragraph from one of the speeches by Peter the Hermit, a medieval priest of Amiens. It dates back to 1050. (Of course, its language is adapted).
b) Write what you think of it. What problems concerning youth did Peter the Hermit arise? Are the problems the same even today?
The world is passing through troubling times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of everything that limits their freedom. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unladylike in speech, behaviour and dress.
~Peter the Hermit