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Книга для учителя с поурочным планированием и ключами 7 класс

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Ex. 22, p. 12

Ann: How do I see myself in 10 years? Well, I’m happily married with a child. My husband Timothy works for a computer company. He is an athletic dark-haired man with a sense of humour.

I’m a thin good-looking woman with blue eyes and a fashionable haircut. Though I don’t work at the moment,

I’m sociable and energetic. I’m learning Spanish. I go to classes twice a week. We also arrange parties for our friends. We live in a semi-detached house not far from Manchester. There is a lovely garden at the back and wonderful flowers at the front.

We are a typical English family.

Robert: In 10 years? I’m quite tall. I’ve still got red hair and green eyes. My friends say I look older than I am. Maybe it’s because of my glasses.

I am a student at university. I live in the centre of London in a small flat. I live alone but I often see my parents and my younger sister.

On Saturdays I work in a cafe to earn some extra money.

After my classes at university I listen to music and meet friends. There are lots of places to go in London.


Ex. 52, p. 20

Sandy: Hi, David! You look sad and tired. What happened?

David: We lost a very, a very important game yesterday.

Sandy: But why did you lose?

David: We were out of luck yesterday. It was Friday the 13th. It’s usually a very unlucky day, isn’t it?

Sandy: Maybe. But the other team won. So it was a lucky day for them.

David: I think that’s because they forgot what day and date it was yesterday.

Sandy: Or maybe they don’t believe in superstitions.


Ex. 78, p. 25


Jim’s father: Hello! 75077.

Alison: Hello! It's Alison. Can I speak to Jim, please?

Jim’s father: I’m afraid Jim is out at the moment. Can I take a message?

Alison: Just tell him Alison called.

Jim’s father: OK. I’ll give him the message.

Alison: Thank you. Bye!

Jim’s father: Bye!


Pamela’s mother: Hello! 34576.

Alice: Hello! This is Alice. Can I speak to Pamela?

Pamela’s mother: Hang on a moment, Alice, I’ll get her.

Pamela: Hi, Alice!

Alice: Oh, hello, Pamela! Would you like to go for a picnic with us tomorrow? We’re going to Land’s End.

Pamela: I’d love to. But I have to talk to Dad and Mum, first. I’ll call you back later.

Alice: OK. Bye!

Pamela: Bye!



Ex. 9, p. 36

Alison: My country is a country and a continent. It’s the sixth largest country in the world. Because of its geographical position, our summer is from December to February, and our winter — from June to August.

My country is famous for its native animals: the kangaroo, the koala, the dingo and the emu. The kangaroo and the emu are often regarded as symbols of our country.

The 2000 Summer Olympic Games were held in my country.

The largest and the most beautiful cities of my country are Sydney, Melbourne and its capital — Canberra.

Sam: My country is situated in North America. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west.

My country is large and famous. Who in the world has not heard of the Niagara Falls and the Mississippi. General Motors and Microsoft. Hollywood and Las Vegas. Me Donald's and Coca-Cola? The capital of my country is Washington. DC.

Melissa: I am from an island country in Western Europe. The North Atlantic Ocean washes its western shores. The Irish Sea separates it from another island. It’s half the size of Spain. Its capital is one of the world’s major cities.

Sometimes my country is called the UK for short. The Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II.

Most big towns have a university or a college of higher education.

There are 340 universities and colleges in my country. The most famous and the oldest are Cambridge and Oxford.

I’d like to go and study in one of them one day.


Ex. 11, p. 36

English is spoken in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (or the UK), in the United States of America, in Canada, in Australia, in New Zealand, in India and in a number of other countries.


Ex. 19, p. 38

1. The following countries are marked on the map: the United Kingdom, Eire, Canada, the United States of America, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana, Australia, New Zealand.

2. English is spoken as a first language in the marked countries.

3. The capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is London.

The capital of the USA is Washington, DC.

The capital of Canada is Ottawa.

The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown.

The capital of Trinidad and Tobago is Port of Spain.

The capital of Guyana is Georgetown.

The capital of Jamaica is Kingston.

The capital of Eire is Dublin.

The capital of Australia is Canberra.

The capital of New Zealand is Wellington.


Ex. 32, p. 42

1. The full name of the country is Canada. It has no short name. The capital is Ottawa. There are two official languages in the country: English and French.

2. The full name of the country is Australia. It has no short name. The capital is Canberra. The official language is English.

3. The full name of the country is the United States of America. Its short names are the USA or the US. The capital is Washington, DC. The official language is English.

4. The full name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland. The short names are the United Kingdom, the UK and Great Britain. The capital is London. The official language is English.

5. The full name of the country is New Zealand. The country has no short name. The capital is Wellington. The official languages are English and Maori.


Ex. 46, p. 45

Michael: I’m from France. My name is Michael. I can speak English quite well. I started to learn English 8 years ago when I was only 5. My elder sister taught me some funny English songs and poems. Then, at school, I continued my studies.

My sister grew up and married an Englishman. Now they live in London. I often visit them and my nephews. In Britain, I speak English with my relatives and friends. I can speak English fluently now. But I still have some problems with my grammar. I’ve learnt English because I often visit Britain and I have a lot of friends there. Because I speak English, we have few communication problems. Besides, I like to read British magazines. They are interesting and enjoyable.

This summer I’m going to study at a Summer School in London.

Hans: Hi! I’m Hans. I'm from Germany. I’m learning English at school in Berlin. I can read English books and newspapers. But I have some problems with listening and speaking. I'm going to become a pilot. Every pilot should speak English very well. You know, English is the language of the sky. I really enjoy using my computer. It’s so interesting. I can chat with people from different countries on the Internet.

I can find necessary information and new ideas on the Internet. But to use the computer I have to read and write English quite well because nearly 80% of all the information on the Internet is in English.

These are the two main reasons why I’m learning English.

Janis: Hi! I’m from sunny Greece. My name is Janis. Thousands of people from different countries come to Greece for holidays. They speak different languages. But most of them can speak English. So, if you want to make new friends, you should speak English, too. I learn English at school and I can speak English quite well. My English friends say so.

I’m interested in modern music. Most singers sing their songs in English. Most radio and TV musical programmes are in English. The most famous musical magazines are in English too. So, if you want to know the latest musical news, you should learn English.

That’s why I learn English, though I don’t like to study.



Ex. 4, p. 63

I dream of having my own room some day. At the moment I share my room with my elder brother. He is a student at medical college. He’s allowed to do as he pleases. But not me. I’m not allowed to do anything. I can’t even listen to my music as my brother is always busy with his studies. He is allowed to invite his boring friends over, but I’m not even allowed to stay in the room while they are preparing for their tests.

He’s allowed to stuff our room with horrible skeletons, but I’m not allowed to take even a small dog in there. I’m so depressed about it.

Of course he’s allowed to go out on Saturday evenings with his new girlfriend. Even though I’m not allowed to go out, these evenings are happiest ones for me! I’m allowed to watch films and play computer games until quite late.

They say my brother is going to find a flat not far from the college. I hope it happens soon!


Ex. 27, p. 67


Sergei: Hi! My name is Sergei. I’m the host of the meeting.

Alison: Hi! Glad to meet you. I’m Alison.

Sergei: Glad to meet you, too. Where are you from?

Alison: I’m from Australia. I live in Sydney.

Sergei: I see. Did you come to Russia by plane?

Alison: Yes, it was a long journey. It took me 18 hours to get from Sydney to Moscow. I was tired. But it was worth it. It’s my first visit to Russia and I’m greatly impressed by its beautiful capital.


Sergei: Hi, Hans! How are you?

Hans: Fine, thanks. How are you?

Sergei: OK, thanks. I am glad to see you again in Moscow. It’s your second visit to Russia, isn’t it?

Hans: Oh, no. It’s my third visit.

Sergei: How did you get to Moscow?

Hans: This time I travelled by train. It’s more interesting than by plane. I could see the landscape of your country.

Sergei: How long did it take you to get to Russia from Germany?

Hans: It took me about 20 hours.

Sergei: Was it an exhausting journey?

Hans: Oh, no! Not at all.


Ex. 34, p. 69

Ms Bryan, could you tell us what makes a good teacher?

Yes, of course. I’d be happy to. It’s really hard to decide who’s a bad teacher or who’s a good teacher.

What I do know for sure is that the teacher’s personality can help students enjoy the subject.

My English teacher was very good and she encouraged my enthusiasm for reading literature and my excitement for writing.

She used to encourage us to write things for ourselves. I do the same with my pupils now. We read a lot of poetry and I encourage my students to write their own poems. Then we publish these poems on our school website. This allows us to share them with others in the school.

I think that the best teachers are those who encourage their pupils and make them enthusiastic about their subjects.

Ms Bryan, do you think teachers should he strict?

I believe that teachers should be firm but I don’t think they should be overstrict. The teacher who is overstrict creates a kind of passive indifference, instead of enthusiasm.

I believe in ways of teaching that encourage individuality. Education is not about filling pots, but lighting fires.

And, of course, it is easier to be enthusiastic in a lesson that interests pupils - talking about their own lives. They know so many interesting things.

I’m very proud of my students. I know they are among the best.


Ex. 50, p. 72

Talking about British schools, it's hard to know where to begin because there’s so much to say. First of all. children start school at the age of four or five. After primary school they go to secondary school which is usually from 11 to 16. But of course many pupils stay at school until they are 18.

What British students study at school seems very much the same to me as what they study in Russian schools. They study English, and the first modern foreign language is usually French. The second foreign language is German or Spanish or sometimes Russian.

Russian isn’t taught in very many schools, I'm sorry to say. I think Russian is a very important language because Russia is a very important world power. And I would like Russian to be taught more often. My children, Kathy and Robert, learn Russian at their school in Newcastle.

Some subjects taught in Britain are not the same as those taught at your school. Some of them are Religious Studies, Art and Drama, and Science. For instance, Science is a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and is taught in a very practical way.

In fact I never liked any of these subjects.

That’s why I teach English Literature at Newcastle University now!


Ex. 60, p. 74 and Ex. 65, p. 75

My name is Stone. I’m a teacher of Modern languages (French and Russian) at Hampton School, which is in Richmond upon Thames.

The School has a history going back nearly five centuries. At present, it’s a day-school for some 950 boys between 11 and 19 years of age.

The course at Hampton School is academically demanding: all boys learn at least nine subjects: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, English language, English Literature, Economics, Drama, Geography, History, Mathematics, Information Technology, French, German, Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Music, Physics, Religious Studies, Physical Education, Games.

As you see, it’s not easy to study in our school, so we select students. Selection of students is based on written entrance tests, but we also interview our likely candidates. At the interview, we take into account boys’ other activities. For instance, if two boys have done equally well in tests, we give preference to the one who is keen on music or art or chess or sport.

The school also encourages boys who arc developing an interest in the arts such as writing, playing musical instruments, singing, and drama. About 200 boys do music with special teachers.

At our school there are regular lunchtime and evening concerts of popular music, jazz and rock music given by students. We also have a full Symphony Orchestra and a School Magazine for young writers.

Traditionally, the favourite sports are tennis, cricket, athletics, rowing, rugby, soccer, and chess. There are also active table tennis, basketball and badminton clubs. The school is fortunate to have a lot of space for playing fields. Large parties of boys go abroad each year to ski. Some boys are keen on golf, sailing and windsurfing too.

The uniform which the boys wear is basically a black blazer and dark-grey trousers, a white shirt and a school tie. The tie and the black blazer with a school badge can only be bought in the school shop. The shop also offers school scarves, and clothes for games.

Parents are welcome at the school at any time. They help to arrange varions activities, meet with teachers and provide financial help.



Ex. 11, p. 103

1. Paul (a football player): For me, football is much more interesting than music or videos — it definitely comes first.lt was born in England. But now it has become the national sport in many countries. About 20 million people fill the stadiums every year to support their favourite players.

But I’m not just a football fan, I’m a player as well. I practise my skills every day in the garden or down on the field. I train hard twice a week and on Sundays. I have been playing for nine years now, and I’d like to become a professional.

Football is great and exciting. Recently I won the Player of the Year Award. I’ve also been on TV and on the Chelsea football programme.

2. Danny (a teenage surf instructor): Surfing is such a great sport.

It’s usually associated with Australia or California and, of course, Hawaii, with their sunny climates, and the ocean. But to do this sport you have to be strong, brave and patient. I don’t need much to be happy. The ocean, waves, sunny weather and my surfboard make me happy. I enjoy catching and riding a wave. Sometimes dolphins ride the waves with me and my friends. We feel safe when they're around. But every time I go into the water I'm so glad to be alive.

Surfing makes me appreciate my life.

3. Steve (a hockey fan): Гт from Quebec, home of the Montreal Canadians, the most successful professional hockey team. That's why I’m fond of hockey. I've loved hockey since I was three years old.

Though Гт not good at playing, I know everything about hockey, the teams and the players. I enjoy watching the game. There are moments when it's impossible to see what’s happening on the ice because of all the quick movements. Players have to be able to change direction while moving at very high speeds. I'm sure that the speed of the game on the ice has made hockey one of the most popular game in the word. I hope to become a referee when I'm an adult.

4. Natasha (a figure skater): I love figure skating more than anything. It’s one of the most popular sports in my country. It has a glorious history and many traditions. Our skaters often win first place and have great success. People from all over the world come to see their unforgettable performances. It was my elder sister who first took me to the skating rink. Now I skate four times a week and I never get bored of it. The ice, the music, the dance — it’s like a fairy tale. And I’ve been very lucky — I’ve had a wonderful coach. I’d like to become a coach too. I’m from a small town, so I travel to Moscow and back each week — but I love skating, it's so worth it!


Ex. 25, p. 106

Correspondent: Hi. I am a correspondent of a youth sports magazine. May I ask you a few questions?

Anna: Yes, certainly.

Mark: OK.

Correspondent: Do you think it’s important for a teenager to keep fit?

Anna: Yes, I do. Girls care about how they look. When I feel that I'm getting out of shape. I stop eating chocolate, sweets and fast good.

Mark: I can’t live without chips and cheeseburgers. It’s easier for me to do sports twice a week than to diet.

Correspondent: What sports do you prefer?

Mark: I prefer sports that I can do in any season. So I often go to the sports centre at school. It helps me to look cool and athletic. Sometimes I play football with my friends or go swimming.

Anna: Most girls in our school do aerobics. It helps us to relax and to get rid of stress. When I don't have time to go to my fitness class, I go jogging in the park.


Ex. 63, p. 114

1. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Greece in 18%.

2. France and the USA have been hosts of the Olympic Games more than three times each. Japan and Germany have been hosts three times.

3. The Olympic Games have never been held in New Zealand, Poland, Portugal. Bulgaria, India, Egypt, Denmark, Turkey, Brazil. Hungary.

4. The Summer Olympic Games were held in Moscow in 1980. The Winter Olympics are in Sochi, Russia in 2014.