Ситуации и вопросы для устных высказываний 11 класс 2010/2011


Заместитель председателя
Оргкомитета третьего этапа
Республиканской олимпиады,
Заместитель Министра образования
Республики Беларусь
К. С. Фарино

16.12. 2010


1. Health is better than wealth.

1. What do you do to keep fit?
2. How would you describe a healthy diet?
3. Describe the healthiest person you know.
4. What is the most frequent cause of problems with health?

2. Better late than never.

1. Have you ever felt that you have missed your opportunities?
2. How do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
3. If you could change one thing in your past, what would it be?
4. What things do you usually put off as long as possible?

3. Custom is a second nature.

1. Do you have any habits you would like to get rid of?
2. What family traditions do you have?
3. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
4. What habits do you find particularly annoying?

4. East or West — home is best.

1. Is there a place where you always feel like at home?
2. If you had a chance to travel for free, where would you go?
3. Describe your longest journey.
4. How long does it take you to get homesick?

5. Every dark cloud has a silver lining.

1. Are you an optimist by nature?
2. Who do you turn to when you are in trouble?
3. Have you ever helped anyone in a really difficult situation?
4. How can one achieve success in life?

6. Good name is better than riches.

1. What is your attitude to money?
2. Would you rather be rich or famous?
3. What features of character do you find attractive in other people?
4. Who do you admire?

7. Haste makes waste.

1. What advice would you give a person who is always late?
2. Do you feel you have enough time for everything you want to do?
3. Why do you think punctuality is important?
4. How do you usually save time?

8. If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.

1. Do you have any regrets about lost opportunities?
2. What are the most valuable things in your life?
3. Are you an optimistic person?
4. Who usually helps you in difficult situations?

9. It takes all sorts to make a world.

1. Do you get along with your classmates and family members?
2. What features of character do you admire in people?
3. What features of character do you find annoying?
4. Is it easy or difficult for you to work in a team?

10. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

1. What should a good language specialist be like?
2. Have you ever made a serious mistake because of lack of knowledge
3. Who is the most knowledgeable person you know?
4. Is a lot of knowledge always good?

11. Lost time is never found again.

1. How do you usually save time?
2. What are the most time-consuming activities for you?
3. What do you usually do in your free time?
4. How do you usually plan your day?

12. Man is known by the company he keeps.

1. Describe your best friend.
2. What kind of person would you never be friends with?
3. Do you make friends easily?
4. Do you trust your first impression of a person you meet?

13. Never do things by halves.

1. Do you like working hard?
2. Describe the activities you enjoy doing.
3. What’s the best way to develop self-discipline?
4. What activities do you find particularly difficult to accomplish?

Примечание: №14 отсутствует в оригинале.

15. No man is wise at all times.

1. Do you often make mistakes?
2. What mistake are you most afraid to make?
3. What do your family members do if you do something seriously wrong?
4. What is the best way to become wise?

16. One lie makes many.

1. In what situations is it difficult to be honest?
2. Can you usually tell if someone is lying?
3. What do you think makes people lie?
4. Who is the most honest person you know?

17. So many men, so many minds.

1. Do you like it when people give you advice?
2. What activities do you like doing together with other people?
3. Do you think mass media can make people think alike?
4. Who do you usually share your ideas with?

18. Money makes the world go round.

1. What is your attitude to money?
2. What would you rather be — rich or famous?
3. If you were rich, how would you use your money?
4. What things in life are impossible to buy?

19. There is no place like home.

1. Describe the house of your dreams.
2. Have you ever been homesick?
3. Would you be able to live in another country?
4. What things can make your home cosy?

20. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

1. Who is your best friend?
2. What does it take to be a good friend?
3. Are your parents your friends?
4. What common interests do you have with your friends?

21. Necessity is the mother of invention.

1. Are you an inventive person?
2. What do you think is the greatest invention in the world?
3. Do you think boys are more inventive than girls?
4. When was the last time you had a clever plan?

22. A change is as good as rest.

1. What is your idea of a perfect holiday?
2.  Have you ever tried to change your lifestyle?
3. What is the most tiring activity for you?
4. What is the most relaxing activity for you?

23. Hardships in life only make us stronger.

1. What are the hardest things for you?
2. Who do you go to when you are in trouble?
3. Have you ever helped anyone in a really difficult situation?
4. How can one achieve success in life?

24. The face is no index to the heart.

1. Have you ever had to deal with two-faced people?
2. Who are the people you are always honest with?
3. Are you good at hiding your emotions?
4. Do you judge people by appearances?

25. Seeing once is better than hearing a hundred times.

1. What exotic places would you like to travel to?
2. What’s the best way to travel and why?
3. Do you prefer to travel alone or with a companion?
4. Describe one of your memorable journeys.

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