Card 9 IITask: Imagine that you have applied to go on one of the
TV shows advertised. Write an e-mail to a friend telling him/her about it.
Include this information: where
you saw the advertisement;why you want to go on the show;what you wrote on the
Answer: Hi, buddy! Guess what I am going to
do in a week? I’m going to take the audition for the part in a new reality show
on MTV Channel! I saw their ads in "TeenTime” magazine by cheer chance. There
was an application form there with quite ordinary staff: full name, age, sex,
family members, hobbies and what not. I filled it in and send to their e-mail
address. And today they called me and said that I suited their project
absolutely! I’m really crazy about it! It could be a brilliant opportunity for
me to start a career on TV. Keep your fingers crossed for me and wish me good luck.
I’ll keep in touch as soon as I pass the audition. Bye, … IIITask: Imagine that you are going to spend a month in England on an English-language course. Give the
information to the family you are going to stay. Include this information: introduction,
general personal details;say something about your village / town / city and
your country;say something about your hobbies and interests
Answer: Good morning, my name is …. and I’m a student of
the 9th form. I’m going to give a self-presentation and tell you about myself,
my family, my hometown and my hobbies and interests. I live in Chernihiv. It is and administrative,
political and economic center of Chernihiv Region, or, as we call it, oblast.
The city is situated in the north-western part of Ukraine, 150
km from Kyiv, the capital of our country, on the right bank of the Desna
river. It is interesting to mention that the Slavonic word "Desna” means "right”, because the Desna is a right tribute of the Dnieper, the main river of Ukraine and the third longest river in Europe. According to the legends the city derives
its name from prince Chorny an ancient ruler of the city and its daughter,
princess Charna, or from dark ( which means "chorny” in Ukrainian) forests
which surrounded the city in those times. Chernihiv is one of the most ancient
cities of the country, it is 1 300 years old, that’s why there are a lot
of historic landmarks there. 5 of 25 Ukrainian historic monuments included in
the "World Treasures’ List” by UNESCO are located in Chernihiv. The most
popular tourist attractions in the city is Val or Rampart – the former citadel
of Chernihiv princes. There you can see a magnificent cathedral of
Transfiguration of our Savior and a cathedral of St Borys and Gleg – both dates
back to the 11th century. At the entrance to the city on a hill there is a
beautiful church of St Catherine, which considers to be a visiting
card of Chernihiv. On the Rampart you can also see 12 cannons – they were presented
to the city by the first Russian emperor Peter the First after his victory over
the Swedish army at the beginning of 18th century. Another place of interest is
the Boldin hill. "Bold” means "An oak” in Slavonic language and the oak was a
sacred tree to the Slavs in pre-christian times. I know that in England the oak was also worshipped by the
druids. There are still some oaks on the Boldin Hill, but the main attraction
of the place is St Antony’s Caves – an ancient cave monastery that is older
that famous Kyiv- Pechersk Lavra.
is one of the greenest city of Ukraine – more than 30 sq m of greenery
allotted to each resident. The city manages to combine its ancient glory with
tense and hectic rhythm of modern life. I really wish everybody could come and
enjoy the beauty of my native city. And
now some words about my hobby…
IITask: Imagine that you are having a disastrous holiday.
Write a postcard to a friend back home. Tell him/her about:the journey;the weather;the accommodation.
Answer: Hi, friends! We are on holidays in
the Carpathians. The weather is awful, it has been raining for three days and
it’s really cold. In our hotel there is no hot running water, the food is
disastrous and the staff of the hotel is really rude. The ceiling in our room
is leaking and the TV-set is out of order. Yesterday we tried to go to the
nearby village and lost our way – we spent 3 hours in the forest in the heavy
rain which started immediately after that. I wish I had never taken
this trip. Bye, …. IIITask:Many pupils spend time after school participating
in clubs or helping their parents at home.
activities do you participate in after school?
afterschool activities are important for pupils? Why?
could start any afterschool club or programme what would it be?
Answer: Student’s life doesn’t consist of constant study
only. Every school offers a wide range of various extra-curriculum activities.
We can easily find something according to our tastes and interests. Our students
can sing in the music studio, dance. Take part in the drama club and do different sports. We can also attend
different workshops, where we learn how to knit, sew, embroider, carve from
wood or fix different appliances. All of these activities are not only
interesting, but useful, they help us to develop our skills, enrich our
knowledge, reveal our aptitude and sometimes can even influence our choice of future
profession. Besides, it’s very convenient to have afterschool
activity at school – you don’t need to waste your time commuting to the club or
sport section after the lessons. As for me, I’m interested in …. That’s why …( tell
about your hobby) And of course we help our parents about the house.
This part of our life is as important as our study or doing hobbies. Helping
parents we gain skills and knowledge, useful for our adult life. Doing
something for family make you feel proud, helpful and mature. In such a way we
can show the parents our affection and gratitude. If I could start any
afterschool club or activity, I would probably choose something in the social
sphere. Maybe I’d start a programme for children with special needs and their
parents. I know that such kids lack communication and their parents desperately
try to make both ends meet. In Europe there are a lot of charity
societies and volunteer organizations that do this job. But in our country both
government and local authorities have been avoiding the problem for years. We
should stop being indifferent. Making the life of such children a bit better we
make our own society kinder, and more human and understanding.