Учебно-методическое пособие для студентов неязыковых специальностей Витебск Издательство уо "вгу им. П. М. Машерова"



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Section II

Family



I. Look through the vocabulary below that may be useful when speaking about your family.

aunt




тетя

average(small,

large) family



['xvqrIG]

средняя (маленькая, большая) семья

brother




брат

by modern standards

['stxndqd]

по современным меркам

consist of

['kqn'sIst]

состоять из

cousin

['kAzn]

двоюродный брат (сестра)

father




отец

grandfather




дедушка

grandmather




бабушка

grandparent




дедушка и бабушка

grandson(daughter)




внук (внучка)

mother




мать

nephew

['nevju:]

племянник

niece

[ni:s]

племянница

parents




родители

relatives(relations)

['relativz]

родственники

sister




сестра

stepdaughter




падчерица

to bring up




воспитывать

the baby of the family




любимчик, младший в семье

stepfather




отчим

stepmother




мачеха

stepson




пасынок

twins




близнецы

uncle

['ANkl]

дядя


Relations in the Family

admire smb

[qd'mqIq]

любить, обожать кого-л.

awful




ужасные

be attached to smb.

[q'txtSt]

быть привязанным

к кому-либо



be devoted to smb.

[dI'vOVtId]

быть преданным кому-либо

blame smb




винить, обвинять кого-либо

caring




заботливые

close




близкие

cordial

['kO:dZql]

сердечные, радужные

difficulty




трудность

distant

['dIstqnt]

далекие

find support and understanding

[sq'pO:t]

находить поддержку и

понимание



frank




откровенные, искренние

friendly




дружеские

help (be helpful)




помогать

hostile




враждебные

impartial




безразличные

intolerant




нетерпимые

loving




любящие

problem




проблема

provide for the family




обеспечивать семью

reliable

[rI'laIqbl]

надежные

rely on smb

[ri'lai]

полагаться на кого-либо

remote




отдаленные, далекие

respect smb

[ris'pekt]

уважать кого-либо

respectful

[ris'pektful]

уважительные

take care of smb

[kFq]

заботиться о ком-либо

tolerant

['tOlqrqnt]

терпимые

trust smb

[trAst]

доверять кому-либо

united

[ju:'naItId]

сплоченные

warm

[wL:m]

теплые

worry about smb

['wArI]

беспокоится о ком-либо



II. Put the following words in its correct place
widow, stepchildren, fiancé, brother, widower, mane, younger, close, spinster, get married, cousins, bachelor, stepmother, distant

My … is Tom Smiles. I’m the eldest of all the children. My second … is Jack. The youngest is Michael. My … sister is two years younger than me. Some time ago she got engaged. Her … is Mr. Brown. They are going to … next month.

I have many relatives. My grandparents are dead. But I have a number of … and … relatives: two uncles, four aunts and about a dozen cousins. One of my … has lost her husband. She is a … . An uncle of mine has been a … for many years but he married recently. His wife is very kind to her … and treats them as a real mother. One of my aunts remained unmarried and therefore she is what the English call a … or a single lady. An uncle of mine has also remained single. He is an old … .
III. Read the following dialogues and make up your own using the examples.

1

- Where were you born?

- In London. But my parents come from Manchester.

- How interesting! I come from Manchester too.

- Oh, it’s a small world, isn’t it?

2

- Look Jake, have you got a family of your own?

- Oh, no, I’m not married yet. I live with my parents.

- Is your family large?

- I don’t think so. My parents have got only two daughters.

- And which of you is the eldest?

- It’s me. I’m twenty.

- How old is your younger sister? I wonder what her name is?

- Susan. She’s a lovely girl. She is ten.

- It’s a pleasure to have such a young sister, isn’t it?

- Certainly. She’s the apple of my eye.
IV. Read the following text. Use the information given in it while speaking about your family.


scruffy

['skrAfI]

неряшливый, нечесаный

to tower

['tauq]

выситься

morose

[mq'rous]

угрюмый

sullen

['sAlqn]

сердитый

to mutter

['mAtq]

бормотать

hem




рубец на платье

tights

['taIts]

колготки

bluish

['blu:IS]

голубоватый, синеватый

to splash

['splxS]

брызгать(ся), шлепать(по грязи)


ABOUT MY RELATIVES AND MYSELF
My brother is 22 years old. He is of a medium height and build, a bit stocky, but strong with it. He has long, curly fair hair. It is fashionable at the moment for men to grow their hair. His hair nearly reaches his shoulders. My mother is always telling him to get it cut. He doesn't take much care over his appearance so he often looks quite scruffy. He hates having to wear a tie for work. When he's at home he wears comfortable clothes such as T-shirts and jeans. He doesn't care very much what he looks like.

My other brother is much taller - he towers above me, even though he is only 15. He does quite a lot of sport so he's quite strong and has well developed muscles. He has straight brown hair which refuses to lie flat and is always stroking up. He has bluish grey eyes and a little nose.

He is clever and quiet and spends a lot of time at his computer. People sometimes think that he is morose and sullen but I don't think that's the case - he just prefers to think rather than to talk. When he does talk he has a deep voice. He doesn't pronounce his words very clearly, but just mutters them - he can't be bothered to speak clearly. This is typical of 'boys of his age I think.

My mother turned 50 this year, although she doesn't look it. She has aged quite well I think. Only now she is beginning to show signs of old age ~ her hair has started to go grey and her skin is drier. She is also thinner - she used to have a tendency to put on weight. She is quite tall - it's a cha­racteristic of her side of 'the family. She is usually well dres­sed. She is the sort of person who always looks quite smart - I'm the exact opposite - it doesn't matter how much time, money and energy I devote to my appearance, I usually look scruffy. Even if I leave home looking good by the time I reach my destination I look a mess - my tights are splashed, my hem has come down and I generally look untidy as if I'd never bothered.

My father is quite short and a bit plump. I take after my father's side of the family. My father is nearly bald and the hair that remains is grey. He wears sensible, practical clothes most of the time, but for work he has to look smarter so he wears a suit and a tie. He has a grey and a blue suits which I think look good on him. When he puts his glasses on and he wears these suits, he looks every inch a teacher. My father is not a pleasant man. He gets angry and loses his temper quite often.
V. Read the following passage. Speak about the relations in your family using the active vocabulary.
About my family
I enjoy the honest and open relations in my family – but I think discipline must be used when necessary. There’s never been a division between us, the children, and them, parents. Freedom has made us close.

I knew a girl whose parents were very strict and it made her a liar. I wouldn’t like to do anything to upset my parents.



(from “Incentive English” by w.s. Fowler, J. Pidceck)





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