Цілі: вдосконалювати навички вживання синонімів та словотворення; вдосконалювати навички усного мовлення, читання й письма; розвивати культуру спілкування й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.
1) What are some jobs that you think would be boring?
2) What are some jobs that you think would be fun?
Listen to the joke and retell it sentence by sentence one by one.
Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can’t look that old. Well, you’ll love this one…
My name is Alice Smith and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his diploma, which had his
Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 30-odd years ago. Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then?
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.
After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Morgan Park High school.
‘Yes. Yes, I did’, he gleamed with pride.
‘When did you graduate?’ I asked.
He answered, ‘In 1967. Why do you ask?’
‘You were in my class!’ I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely. Then, that ugly, old, bald, wrinkled, fat, gray-haired man asked, ‘What did you teach?’
3. Vocabulary practice
Do ex. 1, p. 51.
An American lawyer who worked as a volunteer in London shares some information about his taking part in the 7-Week Programme. Read the text and make up a list of suggestions which this programme provides.
Each summer, the Winant and Clayton Volunteer program sends a group of Americans to volunteer in London for seven weeks and provides housing and a small stipend to help defray the high cost of living. After seven weeks of volunteering, participants have two weeks to travel independently before returning to London to evaluate the program and get their flight back to the States.
The application includes a few short essays, a series of questions about the type of placement one would prefer, and an informal interview with former volunteers that gives applicants a chance to find out more about the program.
Deciding to participate takes a small leap of faith. The roster of volunteer placements and housing options can change from year to year and volunteers can’t choose their placement in advance. But once you’re accepted you instantly feel that you’ve joined a close-knit group. The volunteer coordinator is in frequent contact through mailings and e-mails to help you prepare for the trip, and there is a daylong orientation in New York that bring all the volunteers together before departure for London.
We were well cared for once we reached the U. K., too: our group was picked up from the airport and taken to our accommodation, a historic settlement house in London’s east end by Brits who had participated in the English counterpart to our program; they offered to mentor us during our stay in London. After an orientation and a weekend to get settled we began our placements, nearly all of which were in London’s east end.
My placement was at a youth and community project, an organization that served mostly Bangladeshi and Somali immigrants. Part of the appeal of my work was that it took me to places that casual visitors never see, like the community law center and the public housing office-places that affect the lives of most Londoners more than anything on the tourist trail. >
For my 2-week independent travel period I visited Barcelona, Holland, and Copenhagen but was happiest of all to return to London for a few days before my flight back to the States; it had become my home away from home.
5. Vocabulary practice
Do ex. 2, p. 52.
Complete the table with your own examples.
-ance, – ence
State or quality of
Maintenance, eminence, …, …, …
-sion, – tion
State of being
Concession, transition, …, …, …
Argument, …, …, …
Trainer, protector, …, …, …
Chemist, …, …, …
Fanciful, …, …, …
1) What job(s) do you wish to have in the future?
2) What jobs in your country are considered to be good jobs? Why?
Ex. 3, p. 52.