VII. COMMUNICATION SKILLS. A.Work in a group of four
A.Work in a group of four. Draw a map of a part of your town or print it. Decide where you are on the map. Make an appointment with your friends. Describe on the phone each other how to get to the appointed place.
B. What facilities would your ideal town have? Name the three most important facilities for you in each of the categories listed below.
commercial centre: an area with lots of banks and company offices
shopping centres:places with many shops, cither indoors or outdoors
car parks:places to leave many cars
factories:buildings where you make/manufacture things, e.g. cars
suburbs:areas outside the centre of town where people live
libraries:places where you can borrow books
C. Are any problems mentioned below to be found in your city or city you know well? Could you suggest a solution for these problems?
Traffic jams: many cars on the road
Overcrowding: too many people live in too small a place
pollution:dirty air because of smoke and petrol fumes
Crime: people steal cars, rob banks and murder each other.
D. Write sentences about Tyumen or any other towns you known, using each of the adjectives below (e.g.: The most picturesque part of my town is the old market place.)
picturesque, historic, spacious, elegant, magnificent, atmospheric, lively, deserted (e.g. at night), crowded, packed, shabby, dangerous, stressful, safe, calm
E.Make up dialogue according to the following situation:
You are a journalist of an American newspaper. You have a task to write an article about Tyumen, its history and nowadays.
You are an officer of the Town's Administration. You are interviewed by an American journalist about Tyumen.
F. Work in group. Make a project of a new leisure centre in your town. Cover the following points:
Your foreign friend thinks of coming to your town but he / she is in doubt. Persuade him or her that Tyumen is worth visiting.
IX. WORD LIST
all over the world
Can you tell me where the Science Museum is?
Could you tell me the way to the bus station?
Cross the street
east and west
How can I get to the post office?
Excuse me, I’m lost.
Can you help me, please?
Go along the street
Go past the bookshop
Go straight ahead
Go through the park
great number of
Is there a bank near here?
on the physical map
research and design institutes
right away beyond
Take the first / second turn on your right / left
The cafe will be on your left
to be born anew
to be famous for
to be painted green
to be proud of
to be situated
to be well-known
to break a record
to break down
to break into
to bring about
to bring round
to bring up
to get away
to get on
to get through
to go through
to look after
to look for
to look into
to look up
to make up
to put out
to set up
Turn left / right
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UNIT 3. My home country
I. WARM UP
Have you ever been in Moscow or St. Petersburg? Would you like to live there? Why?