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Exercise #1 Read the text and translate the underline word combinations.
We live in the century of high speeds and technologies. Sometimes we are so tired of our office duties that we want to have a rest and to spend a weekend in the open air somewhere in the forest.
People living in cities and towns would like to be closer to nature, so they are fond of spending their spare time in the country. To find a beautiful place in the forest or to put up a tent on the bank of the river, to make a fire - it is a real pleasure.
Some people, who can afford it, prefer to have a rest abroad. The whole world is open now. The limits and frontiers of the previous period do not exist any more. So many people, so many hobbies. If you have chosen a hobby according to your character and taste - you are lucky because life becomes more interesting and exciting. Hobbies like tastes differ.
The most popular hobbies are collecting post-cards, coins and books. Some people are interested in music. They collect records and tape recordings or CDs, newspaper and magazine articles about their idols. Others like photography.
Nowadays many new hobbies have appeared. Many grown-ups and children are fond of playing computer games. My friend has a computer at home and he prefers to spend his free time playing computer games.
As for me, I have little spare time on weekdays, but on Sundays I try to spend my free time taking pictures and jogging. I am fond of making pictures of nature, my friends and relatives. They say that I am keen on photography.
My relatives also have their own hobbies. My mother likes to bake cakes and pies. She is also good at knitting. Before going to bed she prefers to read. She has a lot of work to do, but she can always find some time for the things she enjoys. My father likes to fish. It is his favorite recreation. My grandmother and grandfather say that tastes and ideals change with years. When they were young they were fond of more active hobbies but now they prefer to read books and watch TV. As for my sister she is fond of learning English. She dreams of being a teacher. Sometimes my sister and I go to see our friends or walk with them in the park, especially when the weather is fine. I think it is important to have an active rest after hard mental work,
Find the sentences with this ords and word combinations:
hobby to have a rest
to be tired to spend a weekend
in the open air
to be closer to nature photography
to be fond of doing smth. computer games
In the country free time
to make a fire spare time
to put up a tent to take pictures
to have a rest abroad to be keen on
to be interested in to bake
to collect to be good at
coins to prefer
records to have a lot of work to do
tape recordings to have an active rest
compact disks (CDs) mental work
Exercise 2. Answer the following questions:
What is a hobby?
How do you spend your spare time?
r go in for sports?
3. Do you J walk your dog?
[_ play musical instruments? r gardening?
4. Are you interested in -< drawing?
^cooking? 3. What are you interested in?
Do you enjoy visiting friends?
Who do you talk to about your problems?
What do you like to talk about?
Exercise 3. Guess the meanings of the word "keen" from the sentences below. Translate the sentences into Russian.
He had a keen ear.
He was keen on sports.
He had keen sight
He is keen to help us.
He is not very keen on poetry.
He is very keen to see his birthplace again.
Exercise#4Ask the questions to the following answers.
Yes, most stamps show the name of the country they come from.
No, British stamps don’t have the name of the country.
British stamps have always a picture of the Queen Elizabeth.
Материал представляет собой систему упражнений, направленных на развитие коммуникативной компетенции учащихся в рамках темы “Hobby ”.
Представленные задания позволяют подготовиться к монологической и диалогической речи в рамках предложенной темы.
В процессе выполнения упражнений происходит актуализация грамматических навыков, расширяется словарный запас по предложенной теме.
Задания способствуют автоматизации в речи школьников устойчивых выражений с глаголом to be.
Упражнения рассчитаны на детей с различной языковой подготовкой, что позволяет осуществить индивидуальный подход к организации учебного процесса в рамках данной темы.
Материал ориентирован на учащихся 6 классов УМК Биболетовой для общеобразовательных школ, но может быть использован с различными УМК.
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