Exercises to Card 10

CARD 10

Reading “WHAT IS A GOOD FAMILY?”

I. Find in the text English equivalents:

Успешная семья, близость и стабильность, проводить вместе, здоровые семьи, слишком много, не достаточно, различные нормы, сплоченные семьи, от поколения к поколению, надежды и мечты, действительно принадлежат, учиться на своих ошибках, домашние обязанности, семейные правила, детское развитие, замечать таланты, специальные качества, делать уникальными, показывать любовь, сильные семьи.

II. Translate into Russian:

Building a house, the best way, family matters, more powerful, varies from family to family, physical care and guidance, a good balance, to satisfy all family members, writes a family, ways of behaviour, talk to one another, feelings and concerns, help each other, at the same time, affirm the importance, expressions of affection, behaviour problems, share positive aspects, skills and achievements, make an effort.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Building a successful family is like reading a book.
  2. Families with young children usually spend most of their time together.
  3. Teens naturally want to spend more time with their parents.
  4. Healthy families keep a good balance between “too little” and “enough” time together.
  5. Traditions include different norms, ways of behaviour, customs and views.
  6. Strong families take time to be together and go to the cinema.
  7. Members of successful families celebrate their victories and help each other learn from their mistakes.
  8. Strong families don’t adapt relationships and family rules when need arise.
  9. Research shows that expressions of affection towards children reduce behaviour problems.
  10. Strong families notice and share joys and sorrows of each other.

 IV. Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. What is building a successful family like?
  2. Why do families with children usually spend most of their time together?
  3. Do teens naturally want to spend more time with their friends or parents?
  4. What balance do healthy families keep?
  5. What aspects do traditions include?
  6. Are traditions deep-rooted and passed from generation to generation?
  7. What do family members of successful families feel?
  8. When do strong families adapt relationships and family rules?
  9. What do recent studies affirm?
  10. Do expressions of affection towards children reduce behaviour problems?

V.Match the words of the two columns to make up the word combinations used in the text and translate them into Russian:

1. need a. mistakes
2. enough b. meals
3. makes c. their victories
4. recent d. trait
5. develop e. members
6. celebrate f. a plan
7. adapt g. closeness
8. a good h. relationships
9. common i. studies
10. family j. time

VI. Give the equivalents from the text that mean the same:

HELP BOX

                   teenager             positive            share              tradition                reduce
                     strong               behaviour          family             enjoy                    together

 

  1. a group of people who are related to each other such as a mother, a father and their children;
  2. with each other;
  3. to get pleasure from something;
  4. full of hope and confidence, or giving cause for hope and confidence;
  5. the way that someone behaves;
  6. to become or to make something become smaller in size, amount, degree, importance;
  7. to have or use something at the same time as someone else;
  8. a belief, principle or way of acting that people in a particular society or group have continued to follow for along time;
  9. powerful, having or using great force or control;
  10. a young person between 13 and 19 years old.

II. Listening

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I.Choose the right answer:

1. I know that I have ….

a) a new phone

b) a big problem

c) an interesting book

2. The girl started eating……as a child.

a) chocolate

b) meat

c) vegetables

3.She eats about 10 bars of chocolate……..

a) a month

b)a week

c) a day

4. There is a lot of………in all types of chocolate..

a) calories

b) sugar

c) salt

5. As soon as she has some chocolate she feels……

a) better and happier

b) worse and nervous

c) upset and sad

II. TRUE or FALSE:

  1. The girl can’t stop eating sweets.
  2. She eats about 10 kg of chocolate a day.
  3. At Christmas she ate a giant family-bag of chocolate in two days.
  4. The girl is a little overweight.
  5. Everybody in her family understands her problem.

 III. Fill in the missing words

  1. My _________and I all ate a lot of different
  2. I have about __________ of chocolate a _______.
  3. She ate the whole _______ on her own in _______ days.
  4. At the _______ there’s always chocolate _______ in machines.
  5. Sometimes I try to _______, but if I don’t have any, I get very bad _______.

IV. Answer the questions:

  1. What can’t the girl stop eating?
  2. How much chocolate does she eat a day?
  3. What makes the girl think that her habit is harmful?
  4. How does she feel when she has some chocolate?
  5. Why can’t she stop eating chocolate?

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