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Presents for the Family

- What comes next?

- Let me see… Tights and lipstick for my nieces, a large box of chocolates for my granny, as she has a real sweet-tooth.

- Who comes next?

- My nephew will be five next week.

- You should buy him a wind-up toy and a pack of bubble-gum.

- And what about my wife’s brother?

- You mean your brother-in-law? What does he do?

- He’s a writer.

- That is easy then. Buy him a good portable computer!


1.8 Tell your partner which of the following are true about you and you family.

– we spend a lot of time together

– we are close to each other

– we share secrets

– we make decisions together

– we help each other

– we don’t communicate much

– they help me believe in myself

– we criticize each other


1.9 Exam task. Answer the questions. Then make up a dialogue about your family with a partner.

1.What’s your full name? 2.How old are you? 3.When and where were you born? 4.Is your family big? How many are you in the family? 5.Have you got any brothers or sisters? 6.What is your father’s name? How old is he? What does he do? 7.What is your mother’s name? How old is she? What is her job? 8.Who keeps your house? 9.How do you spend your free time?


1.10 Match questions AF to answers 16.Then make the answers longer from lines a)f) below.

A Have you got any brothers or sisters?

B Can you please describe one of your friends to me?

C What do you like doing in your free time?

D Can you tell me something about your family?

E What are some of your good and bad qualities?

F How do you spend time with your friends?

1. I love cycling and doing tricks on my bike.

2. I’m rather lazy.

3. My best friend is Katya. She’s a very interesting person.

4. No, I’m an only child.

5. We go out together, especially at the weekends.

6. There are four of us: my parents, my brother and myself.

a) Sometimes we go dancing, sometimes to the cinema, and sometimes we just walk around the city centre.

b) But I’ve got four cousins, two girls and two boys. My favourite cousin is the same age as me.

c) I go out on my bike every day if the weather is not too bad.

d) I usually leave doing all work till the last moment.

e) My mother is a doctor and my father is an engineer.

f) She paints and draws and plays the piano.


Grammar: Pronouns some, any, no and their derivatives
some any no
somebody anybody nobody
someone anyone no one
something anything nothing
somewhere anywhere nowhere

Note: Any in positive sentences means любой, всякий: Any student can

join a scientific society. You can call me any day, any time.


– Mom, what is there for lunch?

– Ham and some salad.

– Is there any grapefruit juice?

– I’m afraid there isn’t. There is some apple juice in the fridge.

– Is there any fruit?

– Yes, there are some bananas and pears.

– Oh, there isn’t any bread.

– So, let’s go to the store.

Translate the sentences.

1.She will cook something. 2.She went somewhere. 3.I read some interesting stories yesterday. 4.He picked up something from the ground. 5.He saw somebody in the distance. 6.There are some books on the table. 7.Is there anybody in the library? 8.You can go anywhere now. 9.Where are you going? – Nowhere. I’m staying here. 10.The accident looked serious but fortunately nobody was injured. 11.The boy refused to tell us anything. 12.I don’t mind where you sit. You can sit anywhere. 13.Nobody tells me anything. 14.No intelligent person could do such a stupid thing. 15.There were no shops open. 16.There was nobody in the room.

Fill in the blanks with the English words.

1.I have … (какую-то) interesting book to read at home. 2.Is there … (кто-нибудь) in the laboratory? 3.Did you find … (что-нибудь) new in this book? 4.There was … (никого) in the shop. 5.He didn’t know the answer. He said … (ничего). 6.(Любой) … can attend this interesting lecture. 7.He could find his textbook … (нигде).


1.13 Complete these sentences with some / any / somebody / anybody / anyone / nobody / anything / nothing / anywhere.

1.There’s … at the door. Can you go and see who it is? 2.You can cash these travellers' cheques at … bank. 3.I haven’t read … of these books but Tom has read … of them. 4.The film is really great. You can ask … who has seen it. 5.I don’t mind where you go. You can go … you like. 6.He left home without saying … to … . 7.Have you got … money? 8.Has … seen Tom? 9.There was complete silence in the room. … said … . 10.What did you have for breakfast? … . I don’t usually have … for breakfast.


1.14 Fill in the gaps with pronouns: some, something, nothing, anything, somewhere.

Melissa is shopping. She wants to buy … new clothes. She is going to a party tonight, but she has got … to wear. She wants to buy … nice and new shoes but she can’t find … that she likes. She is also looking for a present. She wants to buy … special for her friend, but there isn’t … nice in this department store, so she is thinking of going … else.


Grammar: Verb to have – иметь


  Present Past Future
I have had will   ‘ll have
He, She, It has
We, You, They have
I have a family of three. Do you have any brothers or sisters? - Yes, I do. / No, I don’t I don’t have a brother or a sister. I’m an only child in the family.


1.15 Make sentences with the verb to have.

Example: I usually have breakfast at 8 o’clock.

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