Imagine you had 1,000,000 roubles.

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Imagine you had 1,000,000 roubles.

• What would you spend it on?


2. A. Several young people on the streets of London were asked if they thought teenagers today were materialistic. Listen to the interviews and complete the table.

  Terry, 24, Canadian, TV producer Caroline, 21, student from France Russell, 20, South African, student Alex, 15, at school in London Olga, 18, student from Russia
1. Are they materialistic? no        
2. Were you materialistic when you were younger?   yes  
3. What is important for materialistic people?     designer labels    

B. Listen to the interviews again, take notes, then complete the following reporting statements when the teacher stops the tape.

1. Terry believes that music ...

2. Terry used to have ...


3. Caroline just wants to feel ...

4. Caroline thinks that teenagers need to have ...


5. Russell says that we live in ... where ...

6. Russell thinks that when people get older ...


7. Alex always ...

8. Alex says that teenagers want to …


9. Olga really doesn't like the way ...

10. Olga is happy ... hut she wouldn't buy something ...



3. Listen to the interviews again.

1. Give a brief summary of an interview in Russian.

2. Write down the summary.



4.Rephrase the following sentences using words and expressions in brackets.

1. She is satisfied with her job at the moment. (be content with)

2. He cares only about money and possessions. (be materialistic about)

3. I used to shock people by my strange hairstyle but now I think it was childish. (grow out of)

4. We really admire the work you've done. (be impressed by)

5. I'm interested in rock music. (be into)

6. I had to pack all my things into the suitcase. (possessions)

7. I've never wanted to belong to any group. (be part of)

8. Music makes young people more materialistic. (promote)

9. It is happening everywhere in the world. (worldwide trend)

10. Young people nowadays try very hard to be more successful than others do. (competitive world)

11. My friend wears only fashionable clothes made by well-known designers. (designer labels)

12. He always makes his parents buy him anything he likes. (get what you want)



A. Practise talking nonstop.

• Work in groups of three.

• Ask each other questions using the clues given in the box on the right.

• Give detailed answers with explanations.

• Use the expressions from ex. 4 for your answers.

• Attention! Only correct questions should be answered.



be / materialistic ?

Student 1: Are you materialistic?

Student 2: (Answer) I don't think, I am.

(Add) I am quite contented with what I have.

(Ask) And what about you? Etc.


B. Are young people today materialistic?

• Answer this question summarising the ideas you heard while doing the speaking activity.


TV or not TV?

What's on the box?


Look at the cartoon.

• What do you think the family is arguing about?

• What is the girl shouting?


A. Look at the list below.

• What kinds of TV programmes do you like?


What are we watching tonight puzzle

B. Match the types of TV programmes in Ex. 2A with the programmes from the TV guide.

BBC1 BBC2 ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 Sky movies
The National Lottery Stars (7.00-8.30 pm) Glaswegian rock band Texas perform live in the studio. Residents (7.5-8.0 pm) Elspeth throws a dinner party for the feuding Nut and Singh families that ends in more than one revelation, prompting Hilary to take an overdose. Cinderella (6.50-7.30 pm) Walt Disney's version of the Famous fairy tale. Food and Drink. (7.30-8.00 pm) Cooking tips, recipes, features and consumer news from the team of top television chefs. Politics Isn't Working: More Unequal Than Ever (7.15-8.5 pm) Andrew Dilnot, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, reveals the true state of inequality in Britain today and asks why politicians of all major parties are unwilling to confront the problem. Greed (6.45-7.30 pm) Jerry Springer hosts the quiz in which contestants vie for a potential prize of £1 million. Mountain Men (7.30-8.20 pm) The extraordinary history of Alaska's Mount McWnley. It Could Happen To You (7.00-8.50 pm) Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda and Rosie Perez star in this irrepressible romantic comedy inspired by the true story of a humble cop who leaves a $2 million tip to a hard-luck waitress.

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