Exercises to Card 14



I. Find in the text English equivalents:

Готовился к экзаменам, ему было скучно, нашел вэб-сайт, смотрел видео, дешевый компьютер, вэб-камера, несколько дней спустя, подписчики, действительно странно, сделала его популярным, менее удачливые чем он, более чем в четыре раза, на детскую благотворительность, видеоблог, разместили его на, секрет его популярности, возможно, главные причины, сделать карьеру, не пытался продать.

II. Translate into Russian:

Boy named Charlie, turned on his computer, surfing the web, within minutes, how bored he was, so cool like, encouraged by this, make more videos, audience grew, messages from his fans, big success, a few months later, could use his fame, for cancer research, a live show, he stayed awake, challenges from viewers, his  honesty, modesty, so well liked.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Charlie Mc Donnell is a 16-year-old American boy.
  2. He was studying for his exams in April 2017.
  3. He was bored, so he turned on his computer.
  4. He found a website called YouTube and watched a video of another teenager.
  5. Charlie made his first film and posted it on YouTube.
  6. After a few days Charlie had 1500 subscribers.
  7. He made his first video using a cheap computer and webcam.
  8. Oprah Winfrey showed one of Charlie’s videos on her programme.
  9. To celebrate his 16th birthday he raised £10.000 for cancer research.
  10. Charlie wants to go on to study at university in the future.

 IV. Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. How old is Charlie McDonnell?
  2. What was Charlie doing in April 2007?
  3. Why did he turn on his computer and start surfing the web?
  4. What website did he find?
  5. What did he use to make his first video blog?
  6. How many subscribers had he?
  7. Who showed Charlie’s comedy videos on her programme?
  8. How much did he raise for cancer research?
  9. How long did he stay awake performing challenges from viewers?
  10. Why do people like Charlie?

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

1. video a. YouTube
2. hundreds of b. people
3. celebrate c. teenager
4. first d. at university
5. called e. with people
6. study f. song writer
7. another g. video
8. talk h. his birthday
9. talented i. video
10. help j. blog

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


blogger                             bored                    website                   cool                         computer
 audience                      message                famous                  video                          charity


  1. the group of people together in one place to watch or listen to a play, film, someone speaking;
  2. a system of giving money , food, or help free to those who are in need because they are ill, poor or have no home;
  3. a set of pages of information on the Internet about a particular subject, published by a single person or organization;
  4. a recording of moving pictures and sound, especially as a digital file, DVD etc.;
  5. someone who writes a blog;
  6. fashionable and attractive;
  7. an electronic machine that is used for storing, organizing and finding words, numbers and pictures for doing calculations and for controlling other machines;
  8. a short piece of information that you give a person when you cannot speak to them directly;
  9. known and recognized by many people;
  10. feeling unhappy because something is not interesting or because you have nothing to do;

II. Listening

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I. Choose the right answer:

1. Living on your own is not very common in……

a) Britain

b) Hong Kong

c) France

2. Many people still choose to live…….

a) alone

b) with their friends

c) with their parents

3. You should also take care of..……..

a) yourself

b) your parents

c) your children

4. It used to take me………. to travel to work.

a) an hour

b) an hour and a half

c) two hours

5. I can invite my ……….to come up and stay late.

a) my friends

b) my classmates

c) my girlfriend


  1. Huan wants to talk about his experience of moving out.
  2. There aren’t any reasons to move out.
  3. Parents aren’t the ones who brought you up.
  4. Huan really likes being on his own.
  5. Huan’s parents didn’t support his decision.

III. Fill in the missing words

  1. Living on ____    ______ is not very ______ in Hong Kong.
  2. When you become an ______ you should also ______ ______ of your parents.
  3. There are several _______ behind.
  4. First of all, I _______- the travelling time to ______.
  5. I _____ my personal _____ and _______.

 IV. Answer the questions:

  1. Why do young people prefer to live with their parents in Hong Kong?
  2. What is the Chinese traditional value of family?
  3. How did Huan’s parents react to his decision?
  4. How long did  it  take Huan to travel to work?
  5. What are the advantages of living alone?


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