UNIT 1. PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIP
WHAT SORT OF PERSON YOU ARE
Цілі: вдосконалювати лексичні навички й навички читання; вдосконалювати навички виконання тестових завдань; розвивати логічне мислення; виховувати толерантне ставлення до інших, а також загальну культуру учнів.
1) What makes a person a good friend, a friend for life, a life mate?
2) What makes a person bad, traits that irritate and confuse you?
3) Are friends more important than family? What do you think?
> Typical traits.
Typical positive and negative personal character traits with respect to a challenge in achieving a goal or performing a task. Fill in the chart with the following traits.
Express your attitude as for any of the challenges in the chart using should or shouldn’t.
You should be… to achieve…
You shouldn’t be… if you want to achieve/perform…
Do ex. 1, p. 12.
> Practise the vocabulary.
Do ex. 2, p. 12.
> Practise the vocabulary.
Do ex. 3, p. 13.
6. Reading and speaking
Read three points of view on friendship and aspects of friendship. Then share your points of view and discuss your reactions.
Speaker 1. I think that friendship is a unique chemistry that happens between two people and a lot of people say they’ve got best friends, but I actually wonder how many people actually do have a best friend in the real sense of the word. I have two best friends: one works in the theatre, and one is a sort of entrepreneur: and we see each other about three or four times a year. but I wouldn’t call that being a best friend, that is a close friend. I think my best friend, without getting too soppy, is my wife. she is my total best friend, I can discuss anything with her and she can pick up on feelings that I’ve got inside me whereas my two best chums can never do that unless I’m showing an expression on my face. Then they’ll say, ‘Oh, what’s the matter, Campbell?’, but my wife. I can walk into a room and she knows exactly what kind of mood I’m in and that is a best friend.
Speaker 2. I also feel that a best friend is really someone who can understand. I’ve kept in touch with four friends from schooldays and we don’t see each other very often. One of them or two I see perhaps once a year. But the thing about it is when we do see other it’s as if there’s been no time spent apart and we’re able just to slip into our relationship and a kind of feeling that we’ve always had. It’s like wearing a pair of shoes that you’ve had for a long time, it’s comfortable, it’s safe and it’s warm, and it’s easy.
Speaker 3. I mean I’ve had friends since childhood and we. we’re essential to each other. We reflect each other’s journey through life and changes that we’ve gone through. I think there’s a difference with men and women. I think sometimes for some women friendship is easier, I think often friendship between men is difficult just because it does happen that men are less used to expressing their emotions. It’s much harder I think sometimes for men to confide their failures. I think a lot of the trust and the sort of intimacy between women is to do with insecurities and all those things that you share. I’ve felt immensely privileged actually to have a number of very close friends and for me it’s in terms of human relationship I think I value it above everything.
Do ex. 4, p. 13.
Do ex. 6, p. 15.
Ex. 5, p. 14.