Sum up what the text said about English shops
5. Read the following:
6. Insert articles:
... book,... poster and... cards come to 10.20.
You have to get stamps at... post office.
Where is... nearest post office?
7. Use the verbs in the right form:
The fitting room (to be) over there.
It (to fit) me well and I (to like) it.
The cashier's desk (to be) just at the end of the aisle.
8. Insert prepositions:
Have you got size thirty seven... these shoes?
I'll have a look if we have size... these shoes.
It must correspond... British size five.
The nearest post office is just... the corner.
The cashier's desk is... the end... the aisle.
9. Complete and act out similar dialogues:
— Can I have... book... poster... And these posrcards and two... America.
— The book... 10.20. But... stamps.
— Where can I...
— You have to get...
— Where... nearest...
— Excuse me, may I... anywhere...
— Yes, certainly. The fitting...
— Thank you. It fits... and... like... Where... pay?
— The cashier's... aisle.
— Cash or...
— Excuse me, have you got... shoes?
— This... continental... It must correspond... Just a minute, I'll have a look if...
— Can I help you?
— Here is... How... feel?
—... tight. Can I try...
— Here is...
— Oh, this is much... Thank you. I'm...
Основные модальные глаголы:
10. Make sentences:
11. Answer the following questions:
• What time is it now?
• On what days and at what time do you usually go shopping?
• When did you last go shopping and what did you buy?
Say a few words about shops of the city you live in.
Unit thirty two
London is wonderful for theatres, but the popular shows especially the big musicals are usually fully booked months in advance. Sometimes one may be lucky to get rickets on the day from the thea-tie or booking agency. It is usually much easier to buy tickets for matinees (afternoon performances).
One day one of the participants bought a weekly entertainment guide Time Out for information about theatres, cinemas, concerts and other entertainments. One of the ads attracted his attention. It said:
PRINCE EDWARD. Tel. 01- 4376877
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's
THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUSICAL
Dir. by Hal Prince Evgs 8.0
Low price Mats. Thurs. and Sat. 3.0
Evg. perfs. end 10.15
Grp sales 01—3796061
He and his friend decided to go to the box office and try their luck.
Participant: Excuse me, what's on tonight?
Ticket officer: It's Evita, sir.
Participant: Have you got any tickets by any chance?
Ticket officer: You are lucky. There are still a few, at 20 and 15 pounds.
Participant: And where are the 20 pounds seats?
Ticket officer: In the upper circle. You may see it in the map on the wall, over there.
Participant: ... Then may we have two seats in the upper circle.
Ticket officer: Yes, certainly. Forty pounds, please.
Participant: Here you are.
Ticket officer: Thank you... Here are the tickets. Row K, seats 24 and 25
Participant: Excuse me, and when does the performance finish?
Ticket officer: It starts at 3.00 and finishes at 5.15.
Participant: Thank you very much.
Words and expressions
1. Translate into Russian:
2. Complete as in the text:
London is for theatres, but the popular shows especially... are usually fully... advance. Sometimes one may be lucky to get... agency. It is usually ... matinee.
One day one of the participants... "Time out"... and other entertainments. One of the ads..
3. Match full and contracted words:
4. Answer the following questions:
What musical did it advertise?
Is the name of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a famous English composer, familiar to you?
Is Tim Rice scenario writer of Evita?
Who is director of Evita?
At what theatre was Evita performed?
How was Evita described?
At what time do evening performances begin and end?
On what days and at what time do matinees of Evita start?
For what performances are prices lower?
What telephone number is given for booking group tickets?
What is the telephone number for other bookings and information?
5. Read the following:
There are still a few tickets.
Where are the seats?
Here are the tickets.
6. Say in what way the following questions are formed:
Have you got any tickets for this afternoon?
What's on tonight?
Where are the 20 pounds seats?
When does the performance finish?
May we have two seats?
7. Make sentences:
8. Complete the dialogue and act out a similar one:
— Excuse me, what's...
— It's Evita, sir.
— Have you got any...
— You were lucky. There are still... 15 pounds.
— And where... seats?
— In the upper... You may see... over there.
— Then, may we have... circle?
— Yes... Forty...
— Thank you. Here... tickets. Row... seats...
— Excuse me,... finish?
— It starts...
9. Agree or disagree:
• The name of Andrew Lloyd Webber is familiar to every Russian.
• Evita was performed in Moscow one day too.
• London is the most wonderful city for theatres.
• Theatrical performances are the most popular entertainments in every country.
• All the entertainments are very expensive every where.
Imagine you are speaking with an Englishman. Discuss your approaches to entertainments.
ü approaches — отношение
Unit thirty three
The British pub
One day David Hill invited a few participants to a pub. The participants were happy to satisfy their curiosity and they accepted the invitation willingly. In the evening they went to the nearest pub.
Pubs are "typically English". Most pubs are friendly and relaxed places where visitors can have some beer and, usually, a simple meal. These days one can also get wine in most pubs. Many also serve coffee, but not tea. You go to the bar to order and pay for your drink. A typical lunch in a pub is a "ploughmans" — bread, cheese and pickle, and sometimes a little salad.
Pubs are not open all day. The owners themselves can decide when to open. Most open for 3 or 4 hours at lunchtime and again from about 6 p. m. to about 11 p. m. In busy areas, pubs may stay open from 11 a. m. to 11 p. m.
Here is the talk between David and Sergei:
Sergei: This looks nice.
David: I like it too. 1 sometimes come here with my friends.... Let me buy you a few drinks. What would you like to have?
Sergei: Thank you. Just a minute... Well, two halves of bitter and one half of lager, if you please.
David (to Two halves of bitter and two halves of lager, please.
Barman): And four packs of crisp.
Barman: Seven pounds ninety.
David: Here you are... Thank you... Let's go to that table over there..... Cheers!
Sergei: Cheers! Ah, very good beer, indeed.
David: I'm not a beer addict but I like it.... Would you like the game of darts? It's very popular in our pubs.
Sergei: Yes, but I don't know how to play. Can you show me?
David: Certainly, come on.... You take three darts...
Words and expressions
1. Translate into Russian:
2. Underline the answers true to the text:
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