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1) Answer in writing the following questions and write an essay about your family:

  1. Is your family large (small)?
  2. How many persons are there in your family?
  3. Have you got any brothers or sisters?
  4. What are your parents? Where do they work?
  5. How long have your parents been married?
  6. Do you spend a lot of time with your family?
  7. What sort of things do you do together?
  8. Do you go out with your parents?
  9. Who runs the house in your family?
  10. What are your household duties?
  11. What is your father´s(mother´s) hobby?
  12. Can you describe your mother (father, sister...)?

2) Write a short life history of someone in your family or a close friend.

3) Write an essay about your personality and appearance.

4) Find out who are you:

A. We can analyse someone´s personality by finding out which colours they like.

Study the following five colours carefully: black, blue, green, red, yellow. Think about how each of the colours makes you feel. Now put them in order of preference. For example, if you like the colour blue the best, then put it in the 1st column. If green is your least favourite, then put in the 5th column, and so on. Try to think of the colours simply as colours, not whether they would suit you to wear or whether they are fashionable.

Now see what your order tells you about your personality. Do you agree with the interpretation?

B. Judging by appearances. Work in pairs. Read the descriptions given below to find out your partner´s character. Do you agree with your description?

C. Revealing faces.

The shape of your face can give you a key to your personality. What does yours say about you?

SMALL FACE

You don´t enjoy people intruding into your personal life and invading your privacy and can be rather secretive. Reflective and intelligent, yours is a passionate but firm personality, although you find these two traits in conflict at times. A tendency to be cautious means you don´t trust too easily, but you do value a circle of close friends and family members.

BROAD FACE

A strong sense of your own importance means you like to be taken seriously by friends. You can be kind and sympathetic, but won´t waste it on those you feel don´t deserve it. Affectionate and loving rather than passionate, yours is an energetic and intelligent nature with optimism high on your list of the important things in life.

ROUND FACE

Short and round shows you´re slightly erratic and romantic. You´re positive about your own aims, generous and an excellent host with close friends. You prefer mental activity to physical and there´s a lazy streak that comes out now and then if you don´t check yourself.

OVAL FACE

A good decision-maker, you have strength of character, lots of energy, and usually finish what you start. Affectionate and outgoing by nature, you can be a bit gullible.

HEART-SHAPED

Practical rather than a thinker, you have a degree of charm that can be

devastating. Your romantic judgement can sometimes let you down, though. You appear placid and cool in most situations, but this hides a quick temper when crossed. Relationships may suffer if your partner can´t live up to your high expectations

THIN FACE

You don´t suffer fools gladly and have an offbeat sense of humour. Energetic but able to balance action with thought, you´re not one who follows the crowd. You enjoy competition in the love stakes and opt for a partner who´s companionable as well as attractive.

It´s interesting to know:

There are certain stereotypes of national character which are well- known in Britain. For instance, the Irish are supposed to be great talkers, the Scots have a reputation for being careful with money, and the Welsh are renowned for their signing ability. These characteristics are, of course, only caricatures and are not reliable descriptions of individual people from these countries. Nevertheless, they indicate some slight differences in the value attached to certain kinds of behaviour in the countries concerned.

Britain. The country and its people.

James O´Driscoll

Learn the following proverbs and give their Ukrainian equivalents:

  • As like as two peas.
  • As the tree, so the fruit.
  • Love me, love my dog.
  • Many a good father hath but a bad son.
  • Little children, little sorrow, big children, big sorrow.
  • Like mother, like son.
  • To be up to the ears in love.
  • A little body often harbours a great soul.
  • All that glitters is not gold.
  • A little pot is soon hot.

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