ЗНАЕТЕ ЛИ ВЫ?

Work with a partner. Complete the tag questions; act out the following dialogue.



 
 


Applying for a job

 

 

Interviewer: Come in. Please, sit down. It’s Mr Robbins, ___?
Mr. Robbins: Yes, that’s right. Good afternoon.
Interviewer: Good afternoon. Well, I’ve got your application form here. I just want to check the information. Is that all right?
Mr. Robbins: Yes, of course.
Interviewer: Now, you are 21, ___?
Mr. Robbins: Yes, I am.
Interviewer: And you are not married, ___?
Mr. Robbins: No, I’m not ___, not yet.
Interviewer: You went to secondary school and technical college, ___?
Mr. Robbins: Yes, I did.
Interviewer: But you didn’t go to university, ___?
Mr. Robbins: No, I didn’t. I started work after finishing school.
Interviewer: I see. You can speak French and Russian, ___?
Mr. Robbins: Yes, I can, but not fluently. I can speak French better than Russian.
Interviewer: But you can’t speak Spanish, ___?
Mr. Robbins: No, I’m afraid I can’t,
Interviewer: And your hobby is travelling, ___?
Mr. Robbins: Yes, it is. And I also like doing a lot of other things.
Interviewer: Well, thank you very much.

Work with your partner. Imagine you are going to get a new job and you are being interviewed by a hiring manager (HM). Complete the conversation.

HM: Please, come in. Sit down.
You:  
HM: Now, what’s your name?
You:  
HM: Ah, yes. Now, when did you finish school?
You:  
HM: Fine. And where did you go to school?
You:  
HM: What were your best subjects?
You:  
HM: I see. And what subjects didn’t you like studying?
You:  
HM: Why?
You:  
HM: And hobbies... What do you like doing in your leisure time?
You:  
HM: What sort of job do you want to do?
You:  
HM: Why do you think you’d like doing that?
You:  
HM: Well, thank you very much.

31. Complete the sentences. Use in, with, at, about, on.

  1. Which city were you born ___?
  2. What sports are you good ___?
  3. What kind of music are you interested ___?
  4. Who do you live ___?
  5. What sort of things do you worry ___?
  6. What do you spend the most money ___?

Write questions that match the answers.

  1. I’m interested in lots of different things.
What______________________________?
  1. I’m good at playing the guitar.
What______________________________?
  1. I’m keen on table tennis.
What______________________________?
  1. I belong to a sports club.
What clubs or groups _________________?
  1. I applied to SUSU.
Which university ____________________?
  1. I live with my parents.
Who_______________________________?
  1. I worry about finding a job and about money.
Whatkind of things___________________?
  1. I spend my money on education.
What______________________________?

Write the words in order to complete the questions. Then answer the questions.

  1. your – What – name – is – full ?
  2. old – you – How – are ?
  3. you – born – When – were ?
  4. come – you – do – from – Where?
  5. Where – you – now – do – live ?
  6. arrive – you – When – here – did ?
  7. finish – you – did – school – When ?
  8. good – subjects – were – What – at – you ?
  9. you – English – at – good – Were ?
  10. now – do – What – you – do ?
  11. you – to – university – apply – Which – did ?
  12. are – graduation – going – upon – to be – you – What ?
  13. sort – you – What – of – are – person ?
  14. What – in – you – interested – are ?
  15. favourite – are – activities – What – your – leisure ?

 

Read the text and do the tasks below.

Hello. My name is Paul Simon. I am British. I am from Bristol, which is situated on the river Avon, in the South–West of England. I’m a language student at Christ Church College in Oxford. Christ Church College is quite famous and I’m proud to be a student of it. I’m twenty. I’m not married yet, I’m single. My new friends are from various countries – Spain, Italy, France, Ger­many, Holland and Japan, too. We are very friendly but it isn’t quite easy to understand each other. You see, our accents are so different! Sabine is French. Her home town is Bordeaux. She is in her late teens. Sabine is very smart and her English is rather good. She is keen on clas­sical music and art. Mr Lewis, our language teacher is from Manchester. He is intelligent, experienced and always ready to help. My favourite subjects are Litera­ture and History. I’m also interested in Natural Sciences and I’m good at sports. My hobbies are table tennis and computer games.

Am I happy here? Yes, sure. The only trouble is my parents are far away and I feel a bit lonely sometimes.

Are the following sentences true or false? If false, say why.

1. Paul is British.

2. He is a History student.

3. His friends are from Britain and Holland.

4. Mr Lewis is a young and inexperienced teacher.

5. Sabine is from France.

6. It’s not easy to understand Sabine because of her French accent.

7. Paul is interested in History and Litera­ture.

8. He is keen on music and art.

9. Paul is proud to be a student at Christ Church College.

Here are the answers to some questions about the text. Ask the questions.

1 ____________________? — Paul.
2 ____________________? — Simon.
3 ____________________? — From Bristol.
4 ____________________? — In Oxford.
5 ____________________? — 20.
6 ____________________? — He’s single.
7 ____________________? — From various countries.
8 ____________________? — She isn’t German. She is French.
9 ____________________? — She’s in her late teens.
10 ____________________? — Classical music.
11 ____________________? — A language teacher.
12 ____________________? — Clever and experienced.

SOCIAL ENGLISH

INTRODUCING YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Breaking the ice” is an idiom that means getting to know someone. An atmosphere that was cold becomes warm. Now we will break the ice by introducing ourselves.

Activity 1. Introducing yourself





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