Classroom activities. A project: Travelling

Almost all people are fond of travelling. It is very interesting to see new places, another towns and countries. People may travel either for pleasure or on business. There are various means of travelling. For me there is nothing like travel by air; it is more comfortable, more convenient and, of course, far quicker than any other means. There is none of the dust and dirt of a railway or car journey, none of the trouble of changing from train to steamer and then to another train.

With a train you have speed, comfort and pleasure combined. From the comfortable seat of a railway carriage you have a splendid view of the whole countryside. If you are hungry, you can have a meal in the dining-car; and if a journey is a long one you can have a wonderful bed in a sleeper.

Travelling by ship is also very popular now. It is very pleasant to feel the deck of the ship under the feet, to see the rise and fall of the waves, to feel the fresh sea wind blowing in the face and hear the cry of the seagulls.

Many people like to travel by car. It is interesting too, because you can see many sights in a short time, you can stop when and where you like, you do not have to buy tickets or carry your suitcases.

A very popular means of travelling is hiking. It is travelling on foot. Walking tours are very interesting. Hitch-hiking is a very popular method of travelling among young people. But it is not as popular in our country as abroad.

  1. Have you ever been abroad?

2. Where would you like to go on vacation?

3. What are some things you always take with you on a trip?

4. Do you prefer package tours or making your own trip?

5. Where did you spend your last vacation? What did you do?

6. What are some of the benefits of traveling alone?

7. What are some of the benefits of traveling with a group?

8. What’s the best way to travel? (By plane, ship, train, car, etc.), the advantages and disadvantages.

9. What is the best and worst thing about traveling to a new country?

10. Where do you prefer to stay when you go on vacation? (Hotel, hostel, Airbnb house / room, etc.)

11. What do you miss most when you are traveling?

12. Do you like to take guided tours or explore a place by yourself?


In 100-150 words or less, prepare your personal statement on the topics below:

  1. Have you ever been a guest in someone’s home in a foreign country? When? Why? What was different?
  2. What happens in your country? Is it usual to invite people to your home for a meal? What are such occasions like in your home?

The Problems Of Teenagers

The life of a teenager can be complicated sometimes. It is a difficult age and there are many problems on the way of becoming adults. For example, the choice of free-time activities, parent-child misunderstanding, the choice of future profession, dealing with the first love and so on. All teenagers have their own views on their life and future. They often stay alone with their thoughts because nobody seems to understand them. In this situation it’s better to talk to someone who is more experienced in life matters. One of the most common problems is the misunderstanding between teens and their parents. It has always been a problem but each generation becomes more difficult than the previous. Teenagers think that they are old enough to have their own opinion, while their parents don’t take their opinion into account. It is not right. Adults should try to give more attention to their children especially at such a difficult age. Teenagers also need more freedom of choice and less pressure. They are the future of our country and a lot depends on what kind of people they will become. The problem of drug is also actual at this age. Many teenagers suffer from drug addiction. It often leads to health problems and serious consequences. Other issues include smoking and drinking alcohol. Teenagers often meet their first love. It is a wonderful time for them and one of the best stages of life. This event stays in one’s memory forever. Unfortunately, the first love can have unhappy endings. It leads to problems in communication even with the best friends. Clearly there are a lot of problems in teenagers’ lives. However, there are some wonderful moments that can happen only when you are young. So, it’s better to enjoy the time!

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Топики по английскому языку

Изучение небольших текстов на английском языке разных уровней сложности, или, как их сейчас называют, “топиков”, помогает ученикам не только эффективно подготовиться к предстоящим экзаменам по иностранному языку, но и улучшить свою разговорную речь, сделать её более осмысленной и понятной. Воспользоваться топиками могут как и продвинутые читатели для совершенствования своей разговорной речи и сдачи международных экзаменов в будущем, так и те, кто только приступил к освоению английского языка.

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Circle thecorrect word or phrase.

1.When we were in Canada,we went / were going skiing  almost every dey.

2. About four years ago,i decided / was deciding to become a chef.

3.Georgia had / was having a shower when someone knoced at the door.

4.Holly and i ran from the house to the taxi because it rained / was raining heavily.

5. Two men argued / were arguing outside,so i went to see what was happening.

6.Danielk  called / was called you at one o’clok yesterdey, but you were here with me.

7. We ate / were eathing  breakfast when a letter came through the letter box.

8. As i walked past the window, i saw that Paula made / was makinhg cake.

9. I dreamt / was dreaming about my favourite band when the alarm cloc went off.

10. While i preactised / was practising the trumpet late last night, a neighbour came to complain.


Complete using the correct past simple or past continuous from of the verbs in the box. answer, be ,continue, get, go, have, open, practise, put, ring, say, shine, sing, wake

Amber’s Big Match

One morning, Amber 〈1〉 woke up early. Thw sun 〈2〉 shone and the  birds 〈3〉 sany. Amber 〈4〉 was very excited because it was the day of the big tennis match. 〈5〉 Veent downstairs and into the kitchen , whereher father 〈6〉 Had breakfast. Morning, Amber. Todey»s the dey¡ he 〈7〉 said. Amber smiled nervously. Dont worry he 〈8〉  Continued. You’ll be fine.’ Amber〈9〉 Put some toast into the toaster and 〈10〉 opened the fridge. Just as she 〈11〉 was geting the butter out, the phone〈12〉 ring. Her father〈13〉 answered it. After a few minutes,he put the phone down. Bad news, i’m afraid . The other player〈14〉practised yesterdey when she had an accident. The match is off.’ Amber ate her toast slowly. She was surprised she did’t feel disappointed.



The story of Coca-Cola

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What is the most recognizable object in the world? Could it be a football? Or a Big-Mac? No, the answer is a Coca-Cola bottle. The famous Coca-Cola bottle is almost 100 years old !

Coca-cola advertisement in Las Vegas

Footballs and big macs are certainly part of life for lots of people; but Coca-Cola is now a permanent part of world culture. People know and drink Coca-Cola all over the world.
It is said that the Coca-Cola bottle is the most recognised object in the world. Hundreds of millions of people can recognise a Coke bottle by its shape, even if they cannot see it! And the famous Coca-Cola logo is the most famous logo in the world. Unlike any other famous commercial logo, it has not changed in 100 years!
But the story of Coca-Cola is even older than that. It was in 1886 that John Pemberton, a druggist in Atlanta, Georgia, invented a new type of syrup, using coca leaves, sugar and cola nuts, plus a few other secret ingredients! Pemberton sold it as a medicine; and with its coca (the source of cocaine), it must have made people feel good!
Nevertheless, Pemberton’s medicine was not very successful, so he sold his secret formula to another druggist, Asa Candler. Candler was interested, because he had another idea; he thought that Pemberton’s «medicine» would be much better if it was mixed with soda.
Candler was thus the man who really invented the drink Coca-Cola. At first he sold it in his drugstore; then he began selling the syrup to other drugstores, who used it with their soda fountains. Candler also advertised his new drink, and soon people were going to drugstores just to get a drink of Coca-cola.
Before long, other people became interested in the product, including a couple of businessmen who wanted to sell it in bottles. Candler sold them a licence to bottle the drink, and very quickly the men became millionnaires. The famous bottle, with its very distinctive shape, was designed in 1916.
During the First World War, American soldiers in Europe began asking for Coca-Cola, so the Coca-cola company began to export to Europe. It was so popular with soldiers, that they then had to start bottling the drink in Europe.
Today, Coca-Cola is made in countries all over the world, including Russia and China; it is the world’s most popular drink.
As for the famous formula, it is probably the world’s most valuable secret! The exact ingredients for making Coca-Cola are only known to a handful of people. And as for the «coca» that was in the original drink, that was eliminated in 1903. It was a drug, and too dangerous. Today’s Coca-Cola contains caffeine, but n in 1903. It was a drug, and too dangerous. Today’s Coca-Cola contains caffeine, but not cocaine!



1.I am a student. 2. You are a teacher. 3. Mr. A is a man. 4. Marie is a girl. 5. The man  is in the train. 6. We are students. 7. I am Mr. C. 8. What are yoy? 9. Who is he? 10. How are you? 11. What is Henri? 12. What am i? 13. Who are you? 14. Whi am i? 15. Am i a student? 16. Is he a student? 17. Is she a woman? 18. Are they wainters? 19. Are you all boys? 20. Am i the teacher? 21. Are you Mr. C.? 22. Are you Mrs. H.? 23. Is he Mr. K.? 24. There is one mountain in the picture. 25. Are there two mountains in the picture? 26. There are three pencils on the table. 27. There is an egg in the egg-cul. 28. There are fifteen students in the class. 29. Is there one mountain in the picture? 30. Yes. That is right, there is only one.

The story of Blue Jeans

In 1996, someone found some very old clothes in an old mine in Nevada, USA; they included a pair of dirty old jeans. Today, those jeans are very valuable, and they are now in the Levi Strauss Archival Collection, in San Francisco. The jeans, which are over 140 years old, are the oldest pair of Levi’s 501 jeans in the world.
They are almost the same as a modern pair of 501’s; there are just some small differences in the detail. For instance, today’s 501’s have two back pockets, the old pair just has one.


jeans    Jeans were the classic clothes of the American West.
In 1853, a young tailor from Germany, called Levi Strauss, began working in San Francisco; Levi sold thick ՀԱՍՏ canvas to miners; the miners used the canvas to make tentsՎՐԱՆԵ.
One day, a minerՀԱՆՔԱՓՈՐ told Levi that he could not find trousers that were strong enough for work in the gold mines. Levi decided to make some trousers out of canvas.
Very soon, he had sold all the canvasՔԱԹԱՆ trousersՏԱԲԱՏ he had made! They were just what miners wanted.
However, the canvas was ratherԲԱՎԱԿԱՆԻՆ heavy and stiffԿՈՇՏ. Levi thereforeԱՅԴ ՊԱՏՃԱՌՈՎ began to look for a different textile; soon he found a heavy textile from France; it was called serge de Nimes. Americans just called this de Nimes, and this name soon got reducedԿՐՃԱՏՎԵԼ to denim.
Denim was a bit lighter than canvas, but it was very strong; it was ideal for miners.
However, original denim was almost white, and miners did not like the color! Their denim trousers got dirty as soon as they began working!

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Two sisters and the cat

Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Smith are sisters. Mrs. Wilson lives in a house in Duncan and Mrs. Smith lives in a condominium in Victoria. One day Mrs. Wilson visited her sister. When her sister answered the door, Mrs. Wilson saw tears in her eyes. “What’s the matter?” she asked. Mrs. Smith said “My cat Sammy died last night and I have no place to bury him”.
She began to cry again. Mrs. Wilson was very sad because she knew her sister loved the cat very much. Suddenly Mrs. Wilson said “I can bury your cat in my garden in Duncan and you can come and visit him sometimes.” Mrs. Smith stopped crying and the two sisters had tea together and a nice visit.
It was now five o’clock and Mrs. Wilson said it was time for her to go home. She put on her hat, coat and gloves and Mrs. Smith put the dead Sammy into a shopping bag. Mrs. Wilson took the shopping bag and walked to the bus stop. She waited a long time for the bus so she bought a newspaper. When the bus arrived, she got on the bus, sat down and put the shopping bag on the floor beside her feet. She then began to read the newspaper. When the bus arrived at her bus stop, she got off the bus and walked for about two minutes. Suddenly she remembered she had left the shopping bag on the bus.

Where does Mrs. Smith live?

? in a condominium in Duncan

? in a condominium in Victoria

? in a house in Duncan

Why is Mrs. Smith upset?

? because her sister came to see her cat

? because her cat died

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