Who knows you better, your family or your friends? — Мегаобучалка

In our weekly “test” single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner!

This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, 26 –year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Meg chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him?

“I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke.

I think I’m open and friendly – I get on well with most people – but I’m sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups.

I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners.

I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!”

A Who do you think knows you better, your family or your friends? Why?

B Read the instruction to the article.

Who is Richard?

Who is Danny?

What do Richard’s mum and Danny try to do?

What does Richard have to do?

C Now what Richard says. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false). Correct the false ones.

He sometimes travels with his job.

He’s friendly and extrovert.

He likes music and parties.

He prefers women who are shorter than him.

He likes women who talk a lot.

He doesn’t talk to his family about girls.

His mother doesn’t think he’s good at choosing girlfriends.

D Read to Richard talking about happened when he met Claire and Nina. Does he like them? What are the problems?

E Write down any adjectives or expressions that Richard uses to describe Claire and Nina.

F Who knows Richard better, his mum or Danny?

Richard

I was very optimistic when I went to meet Claire. My first impression was that she was very friendly and very extrovert. Physically she was my type – she was quite slim and not very tall with long dark hair – very pretty. And she was funny too. She had a great sense of humour. We laughed a lot. But the only problem was that Claire was very talkative. She talked all the time and I just listened. She wasn’t very interested in me. At the end of the evening I knew everything about her and she knew nothing about me. Claire was the kind of woman I could have as a friend but not as a girlfriend.

2. When I first saw Nina I couldn’t believe it. I thought “Wow! Thanks mum.” She’s very attractive – she’s got short dark hair – and she’s Hungarian, from Budapest but her English was fantastic. At first she was a bit shy but when we started chatting we found we had a lot of things in common – we both like music, food, and travelling, We got on well – we didn’t stop talking for the whole evening. When it was time to go I knew I really wanted to see Nina again and I asked her for her phone number. But – she just smiled at me and said in her beautiful Hungarian accent.”Richard, you’re really sweet but I’m sorry, you’re not my type.



 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY EXTRA

Family

1. great grandparents 2. grandparents 3. parents 4. mother, father 5. mother-in-law, father-in-law 6. uncle, aunt 7. brother, sister 8. husband, wife 9. children, son, daughter 10. nephew, niece 11. cousin 12. grandchildren, grandson, granddaughter 13. godfather, godmother 14. stepmother, stepfather 15. surname 16. maiden name 17. patronymic 18. relative 19. marriage 20. wedding 21. married 22. single 23. divorced 24. widower, widow 25. orphan 26. bride, bridegroom 27. teen-ager 28. adult 29. acquaintance 30. neighbor 31. colleague 32. stranger 33. ex-husband, ex-wife   1. прабабушка, прадедушка 2. бабушка, дедушка 3. родители 4. мать, отец 5. свекровь, теща; свёкор, тесть 6. дядя, тётя 7. брат, сестра 8. муж, жена 9. дети, сын, дочь 10. племянник, племянница 11. двоюродный брат или сестра 12. внуки, внук, внучка 13. крёстный отец, крёстная мать 14. мачеха, отчим 15. фамилия 16. девичья фамилия 17. отчество 18. родственник 19. замужество, женитьба 20. свадьба 21. женатый, замужняя 22. холостой 23. разведенный 24. вдовец, вдова 25. сирота 26. невеста, жених 27. подросток 28. взрослый 29. знакомый 30. сосед 31. коллега 32. незнакомец 33. бывший муж, бывшая жена

 

 

Body and face

1. cheek 2. chin 3. ear 4. eye 5. eyelash 6. forehead 7. lips 8. mouth 9. nose 10. back 11. bottom 12. chest 13. elbow 14. foot (feet) 15. finger 16. fist 17. hand 18. head 19. heel 20. jaw 21. knee 22. leg 23. neck 24. shoulder 25. skin 26. stomach 27. teeth 28. thigh 29. throat 30. thumb 31. toe 32. tongue 33. tooth 34. waist 1. щека 2. подбородок 3. ухо 4. глаз 5. ресница 6. лоб 7. губы 8. рот 9. нос 10. спина 11. зад, задняя часть 12. грудь 13. локоть 14. ступня 15. палец 16. кулак 17. рука 18. голова 19. пятка 20. челюсть 21. колено 22. нога 23. шея 24. плечо 25. кожа 26. желудок 27. зубы 28. бедро 29. горло 30. большой палец 31. палец ноги 32. язык 33. зуб 34. талия

 

 

Appearance

1.beautiful 2. good-looking 3. gorgeous 4. handsome 5. look like 6. pretty 7. scruffy 8. ugly 9. elderly 10. in her early twenties 11. in his late thirties 12. medium height 13. short 14. tall 15. fat 16. overweight 17. plump 18. skinny 19. slim 20. thin 21. well-built 22. bald 23. curly 24. dark 25. fair 26. fringe 27. ginger 28. grey 29. pony-tail 30. red 31. shoulder-length 32. straight 33. wavy 34. white 35. beard 36. freckles 37. make-up 38. moustache 39. pale complexion 40. scar 41. tanned complexion 42. tattoo 43. wrinkles   1. красивый 2. приятный 3. великолепный 4. красивый (мужчины) 5. выглядит как 6. симпатичный 7. пыльный 8. уродливый 9. пожилой 10.только исполнилось 20 11. далеко за 30 12. среднего роста 13. невысокий 14. высокий 15. толстый 16. грузный 17. пухлый 18. тощий 19.тонкий 20. худой 21. хорошего телосложения 22. лысый 23. кудрявый 24. темный 25. светлый 26. челка 27. рыжеватый цвет 28. серый 29. хвостик 30. красный 31. длина до плеч 32. прямой 33. волнистый 34. белый 35. борода 36. веснушки 37. косметика 38. усы 39. бледный цвет лица 40. шрам 41. загорелый цвет лица 42. тату 43. морщины  

 

Clothes

1. blouse 2. shorts 3. bra 4. coat 5. dress 6. jacket 7. jumper 8. overcoat 9. pants 10. pocket 11. pyjamas 12. scarf 13. size 14. skirt 15. sock 16. suit 17. sweater 18. swimming trunks 19. swimsuit 20. tie 21. tracksuit 22. trousers 23. t-shirt 24. underwear 25. boots 26. briefcase 27. flat shoes 28. glasses 29. gloves 30. handbag 31. hat 32. high heels 33. jewellery 34. purse 35. sandals 36. shoes 37. trainers 38. wooly hat 39. fit 40. get dressed 41. match 42. put something on 43. suit 44. take something off 45. wear something 1. блузка 2. шорты 3. бюстгальтер 4. пальто 5. платье 6. куртка 7. джемпер 8. пальто 9. трусы 10. карман 11. пижама 12. шарф 13. размер 14. юбка 15. носок 16. костюм 17. свитер 18. плавки 19. купальник 20. галстук 21. тренировочный костюм 22. брюки 23. футболка 24. нижнее белье 25. ботинки 26. портфель 27. туфли без каблуков 28. очки 29. перчатки 30. дамская сумочка 31. шапка 32. высокие каблуки 33. драгоценности 34. кошелек 35. сандалии 36. туфли 37. кроссовки 38. шерстяная шапка 39. быть впору, годиться 40. одеваться 41. подходить 42. надевать 43. подходить 44. снимать 45. носить  

 

Personality

1. brave 2. bright 3. calm 4. careless 5. caring 6. cheerful 7. clever 8. cruel 9. dishonest 10. disloyal 11. dull 12. friendly 13. generous 14. gentle 15. hard-working 16. helpful 17. honest 18. immature 19. impatient 20. impolite 21. independent 22. insensitive 23. irresponsible 24. kind 25. lazy 26. lively 27. loyal 28. mature 29. mean 30. messy 31. modest 32. neat 33. patient 34. polite 35. quiet 36. rebellious 37. relaxed 38. reliable 39. reserved 40. responsible 41. rude 42. self-confident 43. selfish 44. sensible 45. sensitive 46. shy 47. sociable 48. unfriendly   1. храбрый 2.способный 3. спокойный 4. беззаботный 5. заботливый 6. бодрый 7. умный 8. жестокий 9. нечестный 10. вероломный 11. скучный 12. дружелюбный 13. щедрый 14. кроткий 15. трудолюбивый 16. полезный 17. честный 18. незрелый 19. нетерпеливый 20. невежливый 21. независимый 22. равнодушный 23. безответственный 24. добрый 25. ленивый 26. веселый 27. верный 28. зрелый 29. скупой 30. беспорядочный 31. скромный 32. опрятный 33. терпеливый 34. вежливый 35. тихий 36. непослушный 37. спокойный 38. надежный 39. сдержанный 40. ответственный 41. грубый 42. самоуверенный 43. эгоистичный 44. благоразумный 45. чуткий 46. робкий 47. общительный 48. недружелюбный  

 

 

Leisure activities

1. entertainment 2. go dancing 3. go for a walk 4. go out for a meal 5. go swimming 6. go to a concert 7. go to a disco 8. go to a party 9. go to a cinema 10. have a party 11. have little free time 12. listen to music 13. listen to the radio 14. meet friends 15. play board games 16. play cards 17. play chess 18. play computer games 19. play the guitar 20. play the piano 21. read books and magazines 22. read comics 23. spend time outdoors 24. watch a film 25. watch a video 26. watch TV 27. break up 28. bring up 29. dress up as 30. end a relationship with somebody 31. enjoy oneself 32. fall out with someone 33. get divorced 34. get on well with somebody 35. give birth 36. go out with somebody 37. have a good time 38. have a row 39. have an argument 40. have fun 41. look after somebody 42. look forward to something 43. make up with somebody 44. run away from home 45. split up with   1. развлечения 2. заниматься танцами 3. идти на прогулку 4. кушать вне дома 5. заниматься плаванием 6. идти на концерт 7. идти на дискотеку 8. идти на вечеринку 9. иди в кино 10. устроить вечеринку 11. иметь мало свободного времени 12. слушать музыку 13. слушать радио 14. встречаться с друзьями 15. играть в настольные игры 16. играть в карты 17. играть в шахматы 18. играть в компьютерные игры 19. играть на гитаре 20. играть на пианино 21. читать книги и журналы 22. читать комиксы 23. проводить время вне дома 24. смотреть фильм 25. смотреть видео 26. смотреть телевизор 27. порывать отношения, нарушать 28. воспитывать 29. изыскано одеваться 30. прекращать отношения с кем-либо 31. развлекаться 32. ссориться с кем-либо 33. разводиться 34. быть в хороших отношениях с кем-либо 35. родить 36. встречаться с кем-либо 37. провести хорошо время 38. ссориться 39. спорить 40. развлекаться 41. заботиться о 42. с нетерпением ждать чего-то приятного 43. мириться 44. убегать из дома 45. расставаться с кем-либо  

 

 

GRAMMAR EXTRA

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Who knows you better, your family or your friends?

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In our weekly “test” single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner!

This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, 26 –year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Meg chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him?

“I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke.

I think I’m open and friendly – I get on well with most people – but I’m sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups.

I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners.

I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!”

A Who do you think knows you better, your family or your friends? Why?

B Read the instruction to the article.

Who is Richard?

Who is Danny?

What do Richard’s mum and Danny try to do?

What does Richard have to do?

C Now what Richard says. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false). Correct the false ones.

He sometimes travels with his job.

He’s friendly and extrovert.

He likes music and parties.

He prefers women who are shorter than him.

He likes women who talk a lot.

He doesn’t talk to his family about girls.

His mother doesn’t think he’s good at choosing girlfriends.

D Read to Richard talking about happened when he met Claire and Nina. Does he like them? What are the problems?

E Write down any adjectives or expressions that Richard uses to describe Claire and Nina.

F Who knows Richard better, his mum or Danny?

Richard

I was very optimistic when I went to meet Claire. My first impression was that she was very friendly and very extrovert. Physically she was my type – she was quite slim and not very tall with long dark hair – very pretty. And she was funny too. She had a great sense of humour. We laughed a lot. But the only problem was that Claire was very talkative. She talked all the time and I just listened. She wasn’t very interested in me. At the end of the evening I knew everything about her and she knew nothing about me. Claire was the kind of woman I could have as a friend but not as a girlfriend.

2. When I first saw Nina I couldn’t believe it. I thought “Wow! Thanks mum.” She’s very attractive – she’s got short dark hair – and she’s Hungarian, from Budapest but her English was fantastic. At first she was a bit shy but when we started chatting we found we had a lot of things in common – we both like music, food, and travelling, We got on well – we didn’t stop talking for the whole evening. When it was time to go I knew I really wanted to see Nina again and I asked her for her phone number. But – she just smiled at me and said in her beautiful Hungarian accent.”Richard, you’re really sweet but I’m sorry, you’re not my type.

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY EXTRA

Family

1. great grandparents 2. grandparents 3. parents 4. mother, father 5. mother-in-law, father-in-law 6. uncle, aunt 7. brother, sister 8. husband, wife 9. children, son, daughter 10. nephew, niece 11. cousin 12. grandchildren, grandson, granddaughter 13. godfather, godmother 14. stepmother, stepfather 15. surname 16. maiden name 17. patronymic 18. relative 19. marriage 20. wedding 21. married 22. single 23. divorced 24. widower, widow 25. orphan 26. bride, bridegroom 27. teen-ager 28. adult 29. acquaintance 30. neighbor 31. colleague 32. stranger 33. ex-husband, ex-wife   1. прабабушка, прадедушка 2. бабушка, дедушка 3. родители 4. мать, отец 5. свекровь, теща; свёкор, тесть 6. дядя, тётя 7. брат, сестра 8. муж, жена 9. дети, сын, дочь 10. племянник, племянница 11. двоюродный брат или сестра 12. внуки, внук, внучка 13. крёстный отец, крёстная мать 14. мачеха, отчим 15. фамилия 16. девичья фамилия 17. отчество 18. родственник 19. замужество, женитьба 20. свадьба 21. женатый, замужняя 22. холостой 23. разведенный 24. вдовец, вдова 25. сирота 26. невеста, жених 27. подросток 28. взрослый 29. знакомый 30. сосед 31. коллега 32. незнакомец 33. бывший муж, бывшая жена

 

 

Body and face

1. cheek 2. chin 3. ear 4. eye 5. eyelash 6. forehead 7. lips 8. mouth 9. nose 10. back 11. bottom 12. chest 13. elbow 14. foot (feet) 15. finger 16. fist 17. hand 18. head 19. heel 20. jaw 21. knee 22. leg 23. neck 24. shoulder 25. skin 26. stomach 27. teeth 28. thigh 29. throat 30. thumb 31. toe 32. tongue 33. tooth 34. waist 1. щека 2. подбородок 3. ухо 4. глаз 5. ресница 6. лоб 7. губы 8. рот 9. нос 10. спина 11. зад, задняя часть 12. грудь 13. локоть 14. ступня 15. палец 16. кулак 17. рука 18. голова 19. пятка 20. челюсть 21. колено 22. нога 23. шея 24. плечо 25. кожа 26. желудок 27. зубы 28. бедро 29. горло 30. большой палец 31. палец ноги 32. язык 33. зуб 34. талия

 

 

Appearance

1.beautiful 2. good-looking 3. gorgeous 4. handsome 5. look like 6. pretty 7. scruffy 8. ugly 9. elderly 10. in her early twenties 11. in his late thirties 12. medium height 13. short 14. tall 15. fat 16. overweight 17. plump 18. skinny 19. slim 20. thin 21. well-built 22. bald 23. curly 24. dark 25. fair 26. fringe 27. ginger 28. grey 29. pony-tail 30. red 31. shoulder-length 32. straight 33. wavy 34. white 35. beard 36. freckles 37. make-up 38. moustache 39. pale complexion 40. scar 41. tanned complexion 42. tattoo 43. wrinkles   1. красивый 2. приятный 3. великолепный 4. красивый (мужчины) 5. выглядит как 6. симпатичный 7. пыльный 8. уродливый 9. пожилой 10.только исполнилось 20 11. далеко за 30 12. среднего роста 13. невысокий 14. высокий 15. толстый 16. грузный 17. пухлый 18. тощий 19.тонкий 20. худой 21. хорошего телосложения 22. лысый 23. кудрявый 24. темный 25. светлый 26. челка 27. рыжеватый цвет 28. серый 29. хвостик 30. красный 31. длина до плеч 32. прямой 33. волнистый 34. белый 35. борода 36. веснушки 37. косметика 38. усы 39. бледный цвет лица 40. шрам 41. загорелый цвет лица 42. тату 43. морщины  

 

Clothes

1. blouse 2. shorts 3. bra 4. coat 5. dress 6. jacket 7. jumper 8. overcoat 9. pants 10. pocket 11. pyjamas 12. scarf 13. size 14. skirt 15. sock 16. suit 17. sweater 18. swimming trunks 19. swimsuit 20. tie 21. tracksuit 22. trousers 23. t-shirt 24. underwear 25. boots 26. briefcase 27. flat shoes 28. glasses 29. gloves 30. handbag 31. hat 32. high heels 33. jewellery 34. purse 35. sandals 36. shoes 37. trainers 38. wooly hat 39. fit 40. get dressed 41. match 42. put something on 43. suit 44. take something off 45. wear something 1. блузка 2. шорты 3. бюстгальтер 4. пальто 5. платье 6. куртка 7. джемпер 8. пальто 9. трусы 10. карман 11. пижама 12. шарф 13. размер 14. юбка 15. носок 16. костюм 17. свитер 18. плавки 19. купальник 20. галстук 21. тренировочный костюм 22. брюки 23. футболка 24. нижнее белье 25. ботинки 26. портфель 27. туфли без каблуков 28. очки 29. перчатки 30. дамская сумочка 31. шапка 32. высокие каблуки 33. драгоценности 34. кошелек 35. сандалии 36. туфли 37. кроссовки 38. шерстяная шапка 39. быть впору, годиться 40. одеваться 41. подходить 42. надевать 43. подходить 44. снимать 45. носить  

 

Personality

1. brave 2. bright 3. calm 4. careless 5. caring 6. cheerful 7. clever 8. cruel 9. dishonest 10. disloyal 11. dull 12. friendly 13. generous 14. gentle 15. hard-working 16. helpful 17. honest 18. immature 19. impatient 20. impolite 21. independent 22. insensitive 23. irresponsible 24. kind 25. lazy 26. lively 27. loyal 28. mature 29. mean 30. messy 31. modest 32. neat 33. patient 34. polite 35. quiet 36. rebellious 37. relaxed 38. reliable 39. reserved 40. responsible 41. rude 42. self-confident 43. selfish 44. sensible 45. sensitive 46. shy 47. sociable 48. unfriendly   1. храбрый 2.способный 3. спокойный 4. беззаботный 5. заботливый 6. бодрый 7. умный 8. жестокий 9. нечестный 10. вероломный 11. скучный 12. дружелюбный 13. щедрый 14. кроткий 15. трудолюбивый 16. полезный 17. честный 18. незрелый 19. нетерпеливый 20. невежливый 21. независимый 22. равнодушный 23. безответственный 24. добрый 25. ленивый 26. веселый 27. верный 28. зрелый 29. скупой 30. беспорядочный 31. скромный 32. опрятный 33. терпеливый 34. вежливый 35. тихий 36. непослушный 37. спокойный 38. надежный 39. сдержанный 40. ответственный 41. грубый 42. самоуверенный 43. эгоистичный 44. благоразумный 45. чуткий 46. робкий 47. общительный 48. недружелюбный  

 

 

Leisure activities

1. entertainment 2. go dancing 3. go for a walk 4. go out for a meal 5. go swimming 6. go to a concert 7. go to a disco 8. go to a party 9. go to a cinema 10. have a party 11. have little free time 12. listen to music 13. listen to the radio 14. meet friends 15. play board games 16. play cards 17. play chess 18. play computer games 19. play the guitar 20. play the piano 21. read books and magazines 22. read comics 23. spend time outdoors 24. watch a film 25. watch a video 26. watch TV 27. break up 28. bring up 29. dress up as 30. end a relationship with somebody 31. enjoy oneself 32. fall out with someone 33. get divorced 34. get on well with somebody 35. give birth 36. go out with somebody 37. have a good time 38. have a row 39. have an argument 40. have fun 41. look after somebody 42. look forward to something 43. make up with somebody 44. run away from home 45. split up with   1. развлечения 2. заниматься танцами 3. идти на прогулку 4. кушать вне дома 5. заниматься плаванием 6. идти на концерт 7. идти на дискотеку 8. идти на вечеринку 9. иди в кино 10. устроить вечеринку 11. иметь мало свободного времени 12. слушать музыку 13. слушать радио 14. встречаться с друзьями 15. играть в настольные игры 16. играть в карты 17. играть в шахматы 18. играть в компьютерные игры 19. играть на гитаре 20. играть на пианино 21. читать книги и журналы 22. читать комиксы 23. проводить время вне дома 24. смотреть фильм 25. смотреть видео 26. смотреть телевизор 27. порывать отношения, нарушать 28. воспитывать 29. изыскано одеваться 30. прекращать отношения с кем-либо 31. развлекаться 32. ссориться с кем-либо 33. разводиться 34. быть в хороших отношениях с кем-либо 35. родить 36. встречаться с кем-либо 37. провести хорошо время 38. ссориться 39. спорить 40. развлекаться 41. заботиться о 42. с нетерпением ждать чего-то приятного 43. мириться 44. убегать из дома 45. расставаться с кем-либо  

 

 

GRAMMAR EXTRA




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In her future she would like to go to drama school and wants to be an ____.

Jenny Chan

Jenny Chan is 16 and she comes from ____. She lives in Seremban. Her favourite subjects are English, History and Music. She can speak three _____ — English, Malay and Chinese.

There are five people in her family. She’s got one brother, aged 19, who is studying ____ at university. In her free time, she loves ____ and watching TV. Her favourite programme is ‘Friends’. She plays football ____.

Grammar

TEST

1. My sister often ____ (send) text messages to her friends.

a) is sending b) sends c) send

2. At the moment, I ____ (learn) to use a new computer program.

a) am learning b) learn c) learns

3. Where ____ you going when I met you last night?

a) did b) are c) were

4. When we came into the hall they _____ this problem.

a) discussed b) were discussing c) have discussed

5. By the time we arrived at the station, the train ______.

a) left b) had left c) has left

6. My sister phoned yesterday and she told me that she ______ a house.

a) had bought b) buys c) has bought

7. Jane is _____ than Kate.

a) taller b) tall c) the tallest

8. This is _____ restaurant in Barcelona.

a) more expensive b) the most expensive c) the expensive

9. I _________ this singer for ten years.

a) have liked b) have been liking c) likes

10. He _______ for two hours.

a) have waited b) has been waiting c) been waiting

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Who knows you better, your family or your friends?

Richard Taylor

In our weekly “test” single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner!

This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, 26 –year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Meg chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him?

I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke.

I think I’m open and friendly – I get on well with most people – but I’m sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups.

I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners.

I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!”

A Who do you think knows you better, your family or your friends? Why?

B Read the instruction to the article.

1 Who is Richard?

2 Who is Danny?

3 What do Richard’s mum and Danny try to do?

4 What does Richard have to do?

C Now what Richard says. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false). Correct the false ones.

1 He sometimes travels with his job.

2 He’s friendly and extrovert.

3 He likes music and parties.

4 He prefers women who are shorter than him.

5 He likes women who talk a lot.

6 He doesn’t talk to his family about girls.

7 His mother doesn’t think he’s good at choosing girlfriends.

D Read to Richard talking about happened when he met Claire and Nina. Does he like them? What are the problems?

E Write down any adjectives or expressions that Richard uses to describe Claire and Nina.

F Who knows Richard better, his mum or Danny?

Richard

1. I was very optimistic when I went to meet Claire. My first impression was that she was very friendly and very extrovert. Physically she was my type – she was quite slim and not very tall with long dark hair – very pretty. And she was funny too. She had a great sense of humour. We laughed a lot. But the only problem was that Claire was very talkative. She talked all the time and I just listened. She wasn’t very interested in me. At the end of the evening I knew everything about her and she knew nothing about me. Claire was the kind of woman I could have as a friend but not as a girlfriend.

2. When I first saw Nina I couldn’t believe it. I thought “Wow! Thanks mum.” She’s very attractive – she’s got short dark hair – and she’s Hungarian, from Budapest but her English was fantastic. At first she was a bit shy but when we started chatting we found we had a lot of things in common – we both like music, food, and travelling, We got on well – we didn’t stop talking for the whole evening. When it was time to go I knew I really wanted to see Nina again and I asked her for her phone number. But – she just smiled at me and said in her beautiful Hungarian accent.”Richard, you’re really sweet but I’m sorry, you’re not my type.

Nina

Claire

VOCABULARY EXTRA

Family

1. great grandparents

2. grandparents

3. parents

4. mother, father

5. mother-in-law, father-in-law

6. uncle, aunt

7. brother, sister

8. husband, wife

9. children, son, daughter

10. nephew, niece

11. cousin

12. grandchildren, grandson, granddaughter

13. godfather, godmother

14. stepmother, stepfather

15. surname

16. maiden name

17. patronymic

18. relative

19. marriage

20. wedding

21. married

22. single

23. divorced

24. widower, widow

25. orphan

26. bride, bridegroom

27. teen-ager

28. adult

29. acquaintance

30. neighbor

31. colleague

32. stranger

33. ex-husband, ex-wife

1. прабабушка, прадедушка

2. бабушка, дедушка

3. родители

4. мать, отец

5. свекровь, теща; свёкор, тесть

6. дядя, тётя

7. брат, сестра

8. муж, жена

9. дети, сын, дочь

10. племянник, племянница

11. двоюродный брат или сестра

12. внуки, внук, внучка

13. крёстный отец, крёстная мать

14. мачеха, отчим

15. фамилия

16. девичья фамилия

17. отчество

18. родственник

19. замужество, женитьба

20. свадьба

21. женатый, замужняя

22. холостой

23. разведенный

24. вдовец, вдова

25. сирота

26. невеста, жених

27. подросток

28. взрослый

29. знакомый

30. сосед

31. коллега

32. незнакомец

33. бывший муж, бывшая жена

Body and face

1. cheek

2. chin

3. ear

4. eye

5. eyelash

6. forehead

7. lips

8. mouth

9. nose

10. back

11. bottom

12. chest

13. elbow

14. foot (feet)

15. finger

16. fist

17. hand

18. head

19. heel

20. jaw

21. knee

22. leg

23. neck

24. shoulder

25. skin

26. stomach

27. teeth

28. thigh

29. throat

30. thumb

31. toe

32. tongue

33. tooth

34. waist

1. щека

2. подбородок

3. ухо

4. глаз

5. ресница

6. лоб

7. губы

8. рот

9. нос

10. спина

11. зад, задняя часть

12. грудь

13. локоть

14. ступня

15. палец

16. кулак

17. рука

18. голова

19. пятка

20. челюсть

21. колено

22. нога

23. шея

24. плечо

25. кожа

26. желудок

27. зубы

28. бедро

29. горло

30. большой палец

31. палец ноги

32. язык

33. зуб

34. талия

Appearance

1.beautiful

2. good-looking

3. gorgeous

4. handsome

5. look like

6. pretty

7. scruffy

8. ugly

9. elderly

10. in her early twenties

11. in his late thirties

12. medium height

13. short

14. tall

15. fat

16. overweight

17. plump

18. skinny

19. slim

20. thin

21. well-built

22. bald

23. curly

24. dark

25. fair

26. fringe

27. ginger

28. grey

29. pony-tail

30. red

31. shoulder-length

32. straight

33. wavy

34. white

35. beard

36. freckles

37. make-up

38. moustache

39. pale complexion

40. scar

41. tanned complexion

42. tattoo

43. wrinkles

1. красивый

2. приятный

3. великолепный

4. красивый (мужчины)

5. выглядит как

6. симпатичный

7. пыльный

8. уродливый

9. пожилой

10.только исполнилось 20

11. далеко за 30

12. среднего роста

13. невысокий

14. высокий

15. толстый

16. грузный

17. пухлый

18. тощий

19.тонкий

20. худой

21. хорошего телосложения

22. лысый

23. кудрявый

24. темный

25. светлый

26. челка

27. рыжеватый цвет

28. серый

29. хвостик

30. красный

31. длина до плеч

32. прямой

33. волнистый

34. белый

35. борода

36. веснушки

37. косметика

38. усы

39. бледный цвет лица

40. шрам

41. загорелый цвет лица

42. тату

43. морщины

Clothes

1. blouse

2. shorts

3. bra

4. coat

5. dress

6. jacket

7. jumper

8. overcoat

9. pants

10. pocket

11. pyjamas

12. scarf

13. size

14. skirt

15. sock

16. suit

17. sweater

18. swimming trunks

19. swimsuit

20. tie

21. tracksuit

22. trousers

23. t-shirt

24. underwear

25. boots

26. briefcase

27. flat shoes

28. glasses

29. gloves

30. handbag

31. hat

32. high heels

33. jewellery

34. purse

35. sandals

36. shoes

37. trainers

38. wooly hat

39. fit

40. get dressed

41. match

42. put something on

43. suit

44. take something off

45. wear something

1. блузка

2. шорты

3. бюстгальтер

4. пальто

5. платье

6. куртка

7. джемпер

8. пальто

9. трусы

10. карман

11. пижама

12. шарф

13. размер

14. юбка

15. носок

16. костюм

17. свитер

18. плавки

19. купальник

20. галстук

21. тренировочный костюм

22. брюки

23. футболка

24. нижнее белье

25. ботинки

26. портфель

27. туфли без каблуков

28. очки

29. перчатки

30. дамская сумочка

31. шапка

32. высокие каблуки

33. драгоценности

34. кошелек

35. сандалии

36. туфли

37. кроссовки

38. шерстяная шапка

39. быть впору, годиться

40. одеваться

41. подходить

42. надевать

43. подходить

44. снимать

45. носить

Personality

1. brave

2. bright

3. calm

4. careless

5. caring

6. cheerful

7. clever

8. cruel

9. dishonest

10. disloyal

11. dull

12. friendly

13. generous

14. gentle

15. hard-working

16. helpful

17. honest

18. immature

19. impatient

20. impolite

21. independent

22. insensitive

23. irresponsible

24. kind

25. lazy

26. lively

27. loyal

28. mature

29. mean

30. messy

31. modest

32. neat

33. patient

34. polite

35. quiet

36. rebellious

37. relaxed

38. reliable

39. reserved

40. responsible

41. rude

42. self-confident

43. selfish

44. sensible

45. sensitive

46. shy

47. sociable

48. unfriendly

1. храбрый

2.способный

3. спокойный

4. беззаботный

5. заботливый

6. бодрый

7. умный

8. жестокий

9. нечестный

10. вероломный

11. скучный

12. дружелюбный

13. щедрый

14. кроткий

15. трудолюбивый

16. полезный

17. честный

18. незрелый

19. нетерпеливый

20. невежливый

21. независимый

22. равнодушный

23. безответственный

24. добрый

25. ленивый

26. веселый

27. верный

28. зрелый

29. скупой

30. беспорядочный

31. скромный

32. опрятный

33. терпеливый

34. вежливый

35. тихий

36. непослушный

37. спокойный

38. надежный

39. сдержанный

40. ответственный

41. грубый

42. самоуверенный

43. эгоистичный

44. благоразумный

45. чуткий

46. робкий

47. общительный

48. недружелюбный

Leisure activities

1. entertainment

2. go dancing

3. go for a walk

4. go out for a meal

5. go swimming

6. go to a concert

7. go to a disco

8. go to a party

9. go to a cinema

10. have a party

11. have little free time

12. listen to music

13. listen to the radio

14. meet friends

15. play board games

16. play cards

17. play chess

18. play computer games

19. play the guitar

20. play the piano

21. read books and magazines

22. read comics

23. spend time outdoors

24. watch a film

25. watch a video

26. watch TV

27. break up

28. bring up

29. dress up as

30. end a relationship with somebody

31. enjoy oneself

32. fall out with someone

33. get divorced

34. get on well with somebody

35. give birth

36. go out with somebody

37. have a good time

38. have a row

39. have an argument

40. have fun

41. look after somebody

42. look forward to something

43. make up with somebody

44. run away from home

45. split up with

1. развлечения

2. заниматься танцами

3. идти на прогулку

4. кушать вне дома

5. заниматься плаванием

6. идти на концерт

7. идти на дискотеку

8. идти на вечеринку

9. иди в кино

10. устроить вечеринку

11. иметь мало свободного времени

12. слушать музыку

13. слушать радио

14. встречаться с друзьями

15. играть в настольные игры

16. играть в карты

17. играть в шахматы

18. играть в компьютерные игры

19. играть на гитаре

20. играть на пианино

21. читать книги и журналы

22. читать комиксы

23. проводить время вне дома

24. смотреть фильм

25. смотреть видео

26. смотреть телевизор

27. порывать отношения, нарушать

28. воспитывать

29. изыскано одеваться

30. прекращать отношения с кем-либо

31. развлекаться

32. ссориться с кем-либо

33. разводиться

34. быть в хороших отношениях с кем-либо

35. родить

36. встречаться с кем-либо

37. провести хорошо время

38. ссориться

39. спорить

40. развлекаться

41. заботиться о

42. с нетерпением ждать чего-то приятного

43. мириться

44. убегать из дома

45. расставаться с кем-либо

GRAMMAR EXTRA

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Вопрос: Помогите пожалуйста, нужно составить по этому тексту 3 специальных вопроса и 3 общих!!! Who knows you better, your family or your friends? In our weekly «test» single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner! This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, a 26-year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Meg chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him? «I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke. I think I’m open and friendly — I get on well with most people — but I’m sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups. I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners. I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!»

Помогите пожалуйста, нужно составить по этому тексту 3 специальных вопроса и 3 общих!!! Who knows you better, your family or your friends? In our weekly «test» single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner! This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, a 26-year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Meg chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him? «I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke. I think I’m open and friendly — I get on well with most people — but I’m sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups. I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners. I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!»

Ответы:

How old is Richard Taylor? Where is he from?  What does he do? Where does he usually work? Does Richard go on a date with each girl? Is he sporty? Is he open and friendly? Is he sure that his friend Danny knows him better than his family?

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Упр.5. Read the text and after that do the exercies — КиберПедия

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Who knows you better, your family or your friends? In our weekly “test” single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner! This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, a 26-year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Mag chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him?
Richard: “I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke. I think I’m open and friendly – I get on well with most people – but I am sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups. I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners. I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!”   Exercises to the text Упражнения к тексту  
А. Answer the questions (Ответьте на вопросы) 1. Who is Richard? 2. Who is Danny? 3. What do Richard’s mum and Danny try to do? 4. What does Richard have to do? В. Tell if the sentences are true (+) or false (-) (Отметьте знаками «+» и «–» соответствующие и несоответствующие тексту предложения) 1.He sometimes travels with his job. (+) 2.He’s friendly and extrovert. 3.He likes music and parties. 4.He prefers women who are shorter than him. 5.He likes women who talk a lot. 6.He doesn’t talk to his family about girls. 7.His mother doesn’t think he’s good at choosing girlfriends.
С. Complete the questions so that they match the answers given below (Дополните вопросы так, чтобы они соответствовали ответам, данным ниже) 1.Where does he live ? In Southampton. 2.What __________ do? He is a musician. 3.Where __________? In England and abroad. 4.__________smoke? No, he doesn’t. 5.__________exercise? No, he doesn’t. He isn’t very sporty. 6.What kind of women __________? Intelligent and funny ones. 7.__________ to his mother about girls? No, he doesn’t.    
 
       

D. Look at Claire’s and Nina’s questionnaire.

Who do you think is more Richard’s type? Why?

Посмотрите на анкету Клэр и Нины.
Как вы думаете, кто более подходит Ричарду? Почему?






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Помогите пожалуйста, нужно составить по этому тексту 3 специальных вопроса и 3 общ??х!!! Who knows you better, your family or your friends? In our weekly «test» single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner! This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, a 26-year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Meg chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him? «I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke. I think I’m open and friendly — I get on well with most people — but I’m sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups. I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners. I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!»

Ответы:

How old is Richard Taylor? Where is he from?  What does he do? Where does he usually work? Does Richard go on a date with each girl? Is he sporty? Is he open and friendly? Is he sure that his friend Danny knows him better than his family?

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Understanding a questionnaire — КиберПедия

Read the information in questionnaire and complete the description of Jenny Chan.

FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD GENERAL INFORMATION Name: Jenny Chan Age: 16 Nationality: Malaysian Address: 18 Jalan Nyamuk, Seremban, Malaysia STUDY What are your favourite subjects at school? History, Music, English What languages do you speak? English, Malay, Chinese Why are you learning English? I want to travel, and English is very useful FAMILY How many people are there in your family? Five How many brothers or sisters do you have? One brother What does he/she do? He’s studying drama at university How old is he/she? 19 LIFESTYLE What do you like to do in your free time? I go out with my friends and watch TV What is your favourite programme on TV? Friends Do you like travelling? Yes How often do you travel? I go on holiday with my family twice a year Do you like sport? Yes What sport do you play? I play football How often do you play sport? About twice a week Do you have any ambitions? Yes, I’d like to go to drama school and become an actress
Jenny Chan Jenny Chan is 16 and she comes from ____. She lives in Seremban. Her favourite subjects are English, History and Music. She can speak three _____ — English, Malay and Chinese. There are five people in her family. She’s got one brother, aged 19, who is studying ____ at university. In her free time, she loves ____ and watching TV. Her favourite programme is ‘Friends’. She plays football ____. In her future she would like to go to drama school and wants to be an ____.  

Grammar

 

TEST

1. My sister often ____ (send) text messages to her friends.

a) is sending b) sends c) send

2. At the moment, I ____ (learn) to use a new computer program.

a) am learning b) learn c) learns

3. Where ____ you going when I met you last night?

a) did b) are c) were

4. When we came into the hall they _____ this problem.

a) discussed b) were discussing c) have discussed

5. By the time we arrived at the station, the train ______.

a) left b) had left c) has left

6. My sister phoned yesterday and she told me that she ______ a house.

a) had bought b) buys c) has bought

7. Jane is _____ than Kate.

a) taller b) tall c) the tallest

8. This is _____ restaurant in Barcelona.

a) more expensive b) the most expensive c) the expensive

9. I _________ this singer for ten years.

a) have liked b) have been liking c) likes

10. He _______ for two hours.

a) have waited b) has been waiting c) been waiting

Reading

Who knows you better, your family or your friends?

In our weekly “test” single people who are looking for a partner ask their mother and their best friend to help. Their mother chooses one partner and their best friend chooses another. The test is to see who can choose the best partner!

This week’s single man is Richard Taylor, 26 –year-old musician from Southampton. His mother Meg chooses one girl, and his best friend Danny chooses another. Then Richard goes on a date with each girl. Which girl does he prefer? Who knows him better, his mother or his best friend? Who chooses the right girl for him?

“I usually work in England but sometimes I work abroad too. When I’m not working I like going to the cinema and eating in nice restaurants. I’m not very sporty and I don’t do any exercise, but at least I don’t smoke.

I think I’m open and friendly – I get on well with most people – but I’m sometimes quite shy too. For example, I don’t like going to parties. I prefer to meet friends individually or in small groups.

I like intelligent, funny women who make me laugh, and ideally who love music. Physically I prefer women with dark hair who are not taller than me. And I like women who are good listeners.

I’m sure that my friend Danny knows me better than my family because we often talk about girlfriends and the problems we have. I don’t usually talk to my family about that kind of thing. My mum always says that I look for the wrong kind of girl but that’s what mothers always say!”

A Who do you think knows you better, your family or your friends? Why?

B Read the instruction to the article.

Who is Richard?



Who is Danny?

What do Richard’s mum and Danny try to do?

What does Richard have to do?

C Now what Richard says. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false). Correct the false ones.

He sometimes travels with his job.

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