MATERIAL FOR RENDERING AND DISCUSSION

I. a) Find in Text Seven English equivalents for the following phrases and sentences and write them out:

1. Ага, попался, парень! 2. He обращайте на него внимания. 3. Дайте мне потолковать с ним. 4. Почему вы так обращаетесь с этой

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дамой? 5. Но уверяю вас ... . 6. Ну полно, полно, моя милая. 7. Будем друзьями? 8. Со мной шутки плохи. 9. В чем дело? 10. Кто вы такой, чтобы ... . 11. Снова за свое? 12. Осторожно, вы можете зайти слишком далеко. 13. Вы хотите сказать, что вы именно такой человек? 14. Вы невыносимы!

b) Say what emotions the above-mentioned phrases and sentences express.

c) Make up a dialogue using as many of the above-mentioned phrases and sentences as possible.

II. Read the following dialogues:

EXPECTING A GUEST

Mr A.: By the way, John's coming for the week-end.

Mrs A.: Now isn't that splendid! When precisely?

Mr A.: Friday evening. I'd like him to have a good time in London, you know. A bit of sightseeing may be ...

Mrs A.: Oh, well, if sightseeing is his idea of entertainment ...

Mr A.: As far as I know it is! Then we could do a theatre perhaps ...

Mrs A.: That's more like it. What about the show at the Music Hall?

Mr A.: No Music Hall for me, thank you. It's not my cup of tea at all and I don't think John would care for that sort of thing either.

Mrs A.: Well, I don't mind a good musical show once in a while.

Mr A.: I'd rather we took our guest to the Old Vic.

Mrs A.: It suits me.

Mr A.: So that's settled.

MIKE IN TROUBLE

Mike: Excuse me, Dad, could you spare a few minutes?

Mr Innes: Of course. Well, now what can I do for you?

Mike: I'm afraid I'm in trouble.

Mr Innes: Sorry to hear that, what've you been up to?

Mike: I've failed in maths.

Mr Innes: Too bad! What happened? So far as I know you're rather good at maths.

Mike: That's just it. You see, I was so sure of myself I didn't bother to review anything.

Mr Innes: What a shame! No wonder you failed and now you must face the music.

Mike: But you see, I'm scared stiff of Mr Williams, he must be mad at me.

Mr Innes: Now, Mike, pull yourself together. No use getting cold feet. Go see Mr Williams, as soon as possible, apologize and promise you'll do better next term.

Mike: Right you are, Dad, I'll do it tomorrow and thanks a lot. Mr I n n e s: Better luck next time.

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A MORNING QUARREL

Ellen: I say, Mike, do hurry up! You've been in that bathroom for hours.

Mike: Certainly not! I've just come in.

Ellen: I like that! I heard you come in at least half an hour ago. You never think of others.

Mike: You're wrong, I always do.

Ellen: Oh, Mike, do come out! I'm in such a hurry this morning. Have you put the kettle on?

Mike: I'm afraid not.

Ellen: Oh, bother! Ah, here you are at last. Have you cleaned the bath?

Mike: You asked me to hurry, didn't you?

III. Translate the following phrases and sentences into Russian:

1. What can I do for you? 2. I'm afraid I'm in trouble. 3. Sorry to hear that. 4. What've you been up to? 5. That's too bad. 6. What a shame. 7. You must face the music. 8. Pull yourself together. 9. No use getting cold feet. 10. Promise you'll do better next time. 11. Right you are. 12. Better luck next time. 13. Do hurry up. 14. Do come out! 15. Certainly not. 16. I like that! 17. You never think of others. 18. You're wrong, I always do. 19. I'm afraid not, 20. Oh, bother! 21. Ah, here you are at last. 22. You asked me to hurry, didn't you? 23. Isn't that splendid? 24. If sightseeing is his idea of entertainment. 25. That's more like it. 26. No Music Hall for me, thank you. 27. It is not my cup of tea at all. 28. I don't think-John would care for that sort of thing. 29. I don't mind a good musical show. 30. I'd rather we took him to the Old Vic. 31. It suits me. 32. That's settled.

IV. Say what emotions the above-mentioned phrases and sentences express.

V. Here are some word combinations, phrases and sentences used to express various emotions. Copy them adding to the list those you have learned from Exercises I, II and III:

Threat and warning: Mind (watch) your head. Mind you don't ... . Mind what you're doing. Look out! Be sure you don't ... .

Urging and advice: Will (would) you please? Could you possibly ... ? Try and ... . You've got to ... . You needn't.

Indignation, anger and irritation: I'm sick and tired of ... . I'm fed up with ... . What a nuisance! What (a) cheek! Now what? How annoying (boring)! You're the limit. Oh, bother!

Consolation and sympathy: Now, steady on. Keep your chin up. Cheer up. You have all my sympathy.

Agreement and approval: All right. Willingly. Naturally. That'll do. I'm all for it. I couldn't agree more. I fully agree. That's right. Of course. Indeed. It certainly is (does). Pretty good. Not bad. Why, yes. With pleasure. Certainly.

Disagreement and disapproval: I'm afraid I can't. I'd rather not. I'd rather you didn't. Nothing of the kind. On the contrary. Just the opposite. Why bother?

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Regret and apology: I beg your pardon. I'm sorry. Pardon me, I do apologize. Excuse me. I'm afraid I ... .

Surprise and doubt: You don't say so! Really! Indeed! Go on with you! Well, I never. Dear me!

VI. Answer the following questions:

1. What would you say to a naughty boy whom you've managed to catch after he tried to give you the slip? 2. How would you caution an acquaintance of yours against asking you indiscreet questions? 3. What would you say to cheer your friend up? 4. How would you refuse politely to do something you're asked? 5. What would you say if you didn't like the way you were treated? 6. What might you say to a selfish person? 7. You've been waiting for a friend of yours for about an hour. What will you say when she finally turns up? 8. How would you try to comfort a crying girl? 9. What would you say to a student who failed in his exam? 10. What would you say if you were invited to a party you'd like to go? 11. How would you refuse if you didn't feel like going? 12. How would you try to justify yourself if you were accused of being selfish? 13. What would you say if you were told a piece of striking news? 14. What might you say if you didn't believe what you were told?

VII. Respond to the following statements and questions;

1. I'm afraid I've got a cold. 2. He refused to help. 3. I've sprained my ankle. 4. What's the matter now? 5. You've got a stain on your sleeve. 6. Shall we go by bus? 7. I could come this evening. 8. Do you care for hiking? 9. I've got a promotion. 10. You never listen to reason. 11. Why didn't you join our excursion? 12. Are you coming for a swim? 13. We'll start the moment I'm ready. 14. I failed to get the job.

VIII. Here are answers. What do you think the statements were?

1. Sorry to hear that. 2. Bad luck! 3. I'm afraid not. 4. Ah, here you're at last. 5. Oh, bother! 6. Isn't that splendid! 7. You're wrong. I always do. 8. No detective films for me, thank you. 9. .It is not my cup of tea at all. 10. I'd rather we went to the museum. 11. Better luck next time. 12. I don't care for hockey. 13. I don't mind a good detective story once in a while. 14. It suits me.

IX. You have to leave your eight-year old boy at home alone. Caution him against misbehaving.

X. Express your surprise and doubt concerning the news you've been told.

XI. Express your indignation at being treated like a child.

XII. Express your sympathy for a girl who was not admitted to the Institute.

XIII. A friend of yours is going to drop her studies. How would you try to persuade her not to do that?

XIV. Agree or disagree with the following statements:

1. Well, I think John'll help. 2. He says it was your fault. 3. I think you're being very unfair. 4. He's a likeable sort of fellow. 5. You're a bit

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grumpy today. 6. I hear you don't approve of television. 7. I think you ought to apologize to him. 8. It's your turn to do the washing up. 9. These bus journeys always upset me. 10. I hope you'll lend us a hand.

XV. Express a suitable apology in the following circumstances:

1. To your friend: you've kept him waiting for an hour in the rain. 2. To your mother: you've come home late at night. 3. To your teacher: you've failed to do your homework. 4. To your husband: there is no dinner for him. 5. To. your chief in the office: you're an hour late.

XVI. Reply to the following apologies;

1. A young man walking quickly round the corner lumps into you. He says: "I beg your pardon, I do hope I haven't hurt you." 2. After a walk about the town you suggest to your girl-friend dropping in at the cafe. She says, "I'm sorry, but I really must be going." 3. You've taken somebody else's umbrella. The woman says, "Excuse me, but you've picked up my umbrella." 4. In an overcrowded bus you nearly knock a man's hat off. The man says, "Oh, my hat! You've almost knocked it off."5. Your friend fails to ring you up at the appointed time. She says: "I'm sorry, I quite forgot that I promised to ring you up."

XVII. Make up dialogues to suit the following situations. Make use of the given words and phrases:

  1. Making plans for the evening. (I'd rather we ... . I don't mind ... . No ... for me. I'm fed up with ... . Not my idea of entertainment. That's more like it.)
  2. Hurrying to catch a train. (Ah, here you're at last. You never think of others. Do hurry up. Oh, bother! You asked me to hurry, didn't you?)
  3. Failing in an exam. (I'm afraid I ... .To face the music. You're wrong, I always ... . Better luck next time ... . Be sure you don't ... . No use getting cold feet ... . I assure you ... .)
  4. Discussing what career to choose for a boy who is keen on painting, while his father is all for his taking up the law. (Do you mean that ... . Why do you treat me in such a fashion? It's not my cup of tea at all. I'd rather you didn't. I like that. You are too bad. What next? You are the limit.)

XVIII. Discuss in a dialogue form the arguments for and against the following problems. Make use of the vocabulary of the topic:

  1. Strict treatment of children.
  2. The good and harm done by television.
  3. The generation gap.
  4. The role of money in our life.

Try Your Hand at Teaching

I. Pick out from school vocabulary words and phrases expressing various emotions. Make up exercises to give your fellow students practice in using them.

II. Collect short emotional dialogues suitable for schoolchildren to learn by heart. 182

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