Exercises to Card 25

CARD №25

Reading “QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION”

1. Find in the text English equivalents:

Огромный город, определенные места, создавать материалы, с другой стороны, обычная жизнь, предпринимать шаги, здравый смысл, безопасно использовать интернет, убедиться, выдавать личную информацию, отличный инструмент, хотя, улучшать качество жизни, вера в людей, очевидно, лучшее решение, можно обсудить вместе.

2. Translate into Russian:

Suitable for youngsters, need to be avoided, neither … nor, on the other hand, for illegal purposes, exciting opportunities, being aware of possible dangers, explore that online world, new forms of human interactions, instant messaging, it is preferable, to get to know, to become so involved, family activity, safety issues, set of rules, to travel safely, superhighway.

3. Say if the sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Some virtual places need to be avoided by youngsters.
  2. The Internet is controlled by government.
  3. All of us can create materials on the Internet.
  4. Computers can improve the quality of life.
  5. Steve Jobs believed in the supremacy of technology.
  6. Children should be instructed on how to surf the net safely.

4. Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. What is surfing the Internet compared to?
  2. How can youngsters explore the online world in safety?
  3. Which new forms of human interaction appeared thanks to the Internet?
  4. Why is it important to use the Internet sensibly?
  5. What is the best solution about surfing?
  6. How can parents help their children use the Internet safely?

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

1. It gives a. dangers
2. create b. personal information
3. possible c. networking
4. human d. safety
5. instant e. tools
6. social f. messaging
7. common g. materials
8. give out h. sense
9. admirable i. the opportunity
10. road j. interactions

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

HELP BOX
   organisation                          issue                  youngster                         interaction       
   instant messaging               explore                purpose                    surfing            give out
  1. a subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about;
  2. an occasion when two or more people or things communicate with or react to each other;
  3. why you do something or why something exists;
  4. to give something to each of a number of people;
  5. a group of people who work together in an organized way for a shared purpose;
  6. to search and discover;
  7. a young person, usually an older child;
  8. the activity of spending time visiting different websites on the internet;
  9. a type of service available on the internet that allows you to exchange written messages with someone else who is using the service at the same time.

LISTENING

Listen to three people speaking about their work-life balance and do the following tasks.

1.Choose the right answer:

  1. Speaker 1 works at least …. hours a week.
    a) 15-16
    b) 50-60
    c) 30-40
  2. Speaker 1 earns…
    a) a lot
    b) little
    c) enough
  3. Speaker 2 feels much …
    a) more relaxed
    b) happier
  4. c) worse
  5. Speaker 3 has chosen a lifestyle that gives him a lot of …
    a) money
    b) satisfaction
    c) freedom

2. TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Speaker 1 works different hours with his wife.
  2. His working lunch lasts one hour.
  3. He has a lot of free time.
  4. Speaker 2 is working 30 hours a week.
  5. He plays tennis once a week.
  6. Speaker 3 has got a lot of freedom.

3. Fill in the missing words

  1. I am not happy with my work-life balance ___________.
  2. 10 minutes is not enough to have a ________.
  3. If you have time to enjoy your ________ you will work much better.
  4. There’s an _______ in Japanese ‘karoshi’.
  5. A lot of people in Japan _________ and die.

4. Answer the questions:

  1. What does the first speaker complain about?
  2. Why does the first speaker eat very badly?
  3. How has the life style of the second speaker changed?
  4. In what case is your productivity higher according to the second speaker?
  5. What does the third speaker think about his way of life and typical Japanese work-life balance?

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