Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (9-й рік навчання) - Л.І. Морська - Астон 2017 рік



1. Listen to the dialogue and make up a similar one. Then act it out with your classmate.

Freddy: Hey, Joan! I haven’t seen you for ages. What have you been doing lately?

Joan: Nothing exciting. I’ve been working hard for the last six months.

Freddy: How come?

Joan: I’m saving up money for a trip to Europe.

Freddy: Well, I’ve only been spending money. I’m studying journalism.

Joan: Really? How long have you been doing that?

Freddy: For two years. Luckily, I am finishing next month. I’m almost out of money.

2. Read the dialogue in exercise 1 again and say what tense forms are used in it. Explain what they mean.

Model: I haven’t seen you for ages. - Present Perfect. The verb to see is used in the Present Perfect. It means that action began at some time in the past and we see its result right at the moment of speaking.

3. Discuss the following questions with your classmates.

1. Do you have any plans of entering higher educational establishments? Why?

2. How important is education in Ukraine nowadays?

3. What occupations do you consider as the most appropriate for you? Why?

4. Three people are describing their occupations. Read the texts and define: 1) which part of the job they do is challenging and difficult; 2) which part of their job is rewarding and pleasant.

1. My name is Steven Lee and I am a firefighter. It sounds pretty obvious, but in my job, the biggest challenge is to go into a burning building that’s full of smoke when you can hardly see a few centimetres in front of you. It’s really difficult - especially when you know there are people in there, and it’s your job to get them out. Once you get someone out safely, then you feel really great and you forget how dangerous the work is.

2. My name is Brenda Fox and I am a psychologist. Maybe the biggest challenge for me is listening to people when they talk about their problems all day. At the end of the day I’m usually worn out. At times, it can be depressing as well. On the other hand, I see that my patients make real progress.

3. My name is Kevin Den. As a camp counselor, it’s difficult to find a way to get through to kids with problems and win their trust. Sometimes kids are very suspicious and find it hard to trust an adult - even a young adult. So the hardest part of my job is to make them open up. Once you’ve done that, they almost become different people. One of the things I find most rewarding is that I see them as they develop confidence.

Model: Firefighter:

challenging and difficult - to enter a burning building that is full of smoke; to find people in the burning place; - rewarding and pleasant - to rescue people and save lives;

5. Read the text in exercise 4 again and suggest the most challenging and rewarding things for the following occupations: a police officer, a teacher, a doctor, a journalist, a driver. Use the model in exercise 4.

6. Read the following tongue-twister as quickly as you can.

The enthusiasm that Theresa Thomas told of took the terribly thin thirty-year-old Turkish thespian Theseus Thurber completely by surprise.

7. Read job descriptions and write down the occupations.

1. This person puts things together. He or she often should work in shifts. Such workers usually work in a factory, on an assembly line. - assembly line factory worker.

2. This person usually works on weekdays, but often he or she needs to work on weekends as well. These workers have a cash register which they use in a shop.

3. This person wears a uniform, often of green colour. He is usually a man. He has a gun and defends his own country.

4. This person works at or near home. These workers drive a tractor, grow vegetables, and have animals in the field.

5. This person needs to walk or ride a bicycle a lot. He or she delivers mail.

6. This person wears a uniform, usually of white colour. He or she feeds people. These workers usually work in a kitchen and cook there.

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