the Russian soul and the British character
TRUE OR FALSE ?
The British don’t keep their customs
England’s coastline affected the English character
Englishman’s home is his castle
The British started the fashion for seaside holidays
British people considered travelling waste of time
the Britain Quiz
1. the British have a good sense of…
2. citizens of Britain
3. for British people it is more important than enjoyment
4. a king or a queen
5. restrained; unemotional
the fact that one person is better, more powerful than another
What do you know about British people?
match the words with their definitions
1.hard-working a) not mean; ready
to give freely
2.polite b) reserved;
3. generous c) working too much and
4. shy d) tender; easily affected
5. sensitive e) calm; inactive
6. quiet f) having good manners;
Which of the adjectives best matches each description?
1.Tim never makes much noise. -----
2. Sally does a lot of overtime. -----
3. Jill hates talking to strangers. ----
4. Angela likes giving people things.---
5. Andy has very good manners. -----
6. Jane has a tender heart, she is easily moved to pity. ---------------
Choose four adjectives and make up three or four sentences to describe yourself.
Be honest !
Sign your papers.
Listening - comprehension
What kind of information does the tape give you?
about Russian holidays
about Russian people
about Russian sport
Use the words from the list to complete the gaps.
a) Russians are not … from the other Europeans. They also …to travel, … with others, have life’s pleasure, and give their all to sports.
b) In Russia I’m often struck, sometimes dazzled by … of people’s souls and … in their hearts. Since my first visit I have met many people who… me deeply. In some cases I was moved by their … or …and … .
associate have touched self- sacrifice
sensitivity the kindness different
the beauty generositylike
choose the best title for the article
The Russian character
The Russian spacious soul
The material wealthof Russia
The Russian landscape
spacious soul душа нараспашку
material wealth материальное
SING A SONG
THEY DRESS IN WHAT THEY LIKE,
THEY’RE INTERESTED IN SPORT,
THEY PARTAKE IN ALL ACTIVITIES
IF THEY THINK THEY OUGHT
THEY ALL SUCCEED IN DOING
THEIR JOB IN FIVE SHORT DAYS
WHICH LEAVES THEM THE TWO LONGEST ONES
TO SPEND IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
THEN SOME INDULGE IN GARDENING,
OR WALKING IN THE RAIN,
AND SOME DELIGHT IN CRICKET,
OR RIDING IN THE PLAIN.
INVOLVED IN ANY ACCIDENT
THE ENGLISH TAKE A PRIDE
IN BEING UNEMOTIONAL:
THEY TAKE THINGS IN THEIR STRIDE.
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