Xenophobia, Racisms, Discrimination, Genocide, Chauvinism, Prejudice
Pair work.Ask your partner about his attitude towards foreigners (English speakers, for example).Does he or she fear any of them? Explain why yes or no. Does he or she know about the definition of the word, meaning “ irrational fear of foreigners”? What is hia personal idea of this phenomenon? Share your ideas with the class.
State verbs. There are certain groups of verbs that are usually only used in the Present Simple. This is because their meanings are related to states or conditions which are facts and not activities. This is a feature of the use of the Present Simple. The groups of verbs are:
Verbs of thinking and opinions
Imagine, realize, deserve, prefer
I believe you.
Do you understand?
I know his face, but forget his name.
Verbs of emotions and feeling
Like, love, hate, care, hope, wish, want, admit
I like coffee.
Do you want to go out?
I don’t care.
Verbs of having and being.
Belong, own, have, possess, contain, cost, seem, appear, need, depend on, weigh, come from, resemble
The book belongs to Jane.
How much does it cost?
He has a lot of money.
Verbs of the senses
Look, hear, taste, smell, feel
The food smells good.
When the subject is a person, we often use can.
Can you see that house?
Can you smell something burning?
I can hear someone crying.
Some of these verbs can be used in Present Continuous, but with a change of meaning. In the Continuous the verb expresses an activity, not a state.
I think you are right.(opinion)
We are thinking of going to the cinema. (mental activity)
He has a lot of money. (possession)
He is having a bath. (activity)
I see what you mean. (understand)
Are you seeing Nigel tomorrow? (activity)
The soup tastes awful. (state)
I am tasting the soup. (activity)
1. Make up a picture of statistical person of Russia. Try to formulate “What is to be a“Russian citizen”? Prepare a spidergram. Introduce it to the group and justify all your points. The phrases in the box will help you to give your personal opinion:
2 . Using expressions below write a small essay on the following topic “Meeting a stranger I try my best to be tolerant and polite…..”:
(to be acquainted with, to be friendly with, to get on with, to be interested in, to be proud of, to be polite to, to talk to, to talk with someone about something, to admire for something, to be involved in, to be responsible for, to be open and polite).
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