Прочитайте и переведите текст. My name is Petrova Anna. I am Russian
My name is Petrova Anna. I am Russian. I was born on May 5, 1992 in Bratsk, Irkutsk region, under the zodiak sign of Taurus. I believe that stars influence our fate and character. They say that Taurus is patient, practical, fond of art, stubborn, lazy and fond of money. I'm quite sociable and easy to deal with. I have many friends with whom we spend much time together. I can also add that I'm intelligent, calm and never lose my temper. I love animals and children. My hobby is collecting badges.
I live together with my parents. My father is a doctor, he works at a hospital. My mother is a housewife. She has much work to do about the house. We are five in the family. I have a younger sister and a brother. They are both pupils. Lucy is in the fifth form and Boris is a pupil of the ninth form. Our family is very united.
In May I finished school No 18 in Bratsk. I always did well at school and learned with great interest. I also took an active part in social life, attended sport sections and subject circles.
My favourite subject at school was Literature. Maths and Physics came easy to me too. I was on the top of the list in our class in these subjects but they were not so interesting to me. I also liked English. I'd like to learn some other European languages to communicate with people from different countries.
This year I've left school. Now I'm a first-year student of the Bratsk State University. I belong to the Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology.
You see, my biography isn't long. I can only add that I’m fond of reading books on history and I'm keen on sports. I've got the first category in volleyball and have many friends among sportsmen. I also like shaping, it helps me to keep fit.
Ответьте на вопросы.
· What is your name?/Who are you?
· Where and when were you born?
· How old are you?
· Are you Russian?
· Do you know your zodiac sign?
· What does your zodiac sign predict? Is it true?
· Can you describe yourself?
· What are the strong and the weak traits of your character?
· Have you got a family?
· How many are you in the family?
· What relations do you have in your family (parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, etc.)?
· Where do you live? / What's your permanent address?
· Do you work? / What do you do?
When did you finish school?
· How well did you do at school?
· What was your favourite subject?
· Do you like to read?
· Who is your favourite writer?
· What kind of sport do you go in for?
· What are you going to be?
· Do you know about the difficulties of your future profession?
· What would you do if you didn’t enter the University?
4. a) Люди, рожденные в разное время года, имеют разные знаки зодиака. Знаете ли вы, под каким астрологическим знаком вы родились? Прочитайте и переведите описание следующих знаков зодиака:
| ARIES (Fire)
21st March – 20th April
brave, selfish, impatient,
|| TAURUS (Earth)
21st April – 21st May
patient, practical, fond of art, stubborn, lazy, fond of money
| GEMINI (Air)
22nd May – 21st June
good at languages,
unreliable, restless, superficial
|| CANCER (Water)
22nd June – 22nd July
sensitive, cautious, home-loving, too emotional, moody, self-pitying
| LEO (Fire)
23rd July – 22nd August
good at organizing, snobbish,
fond of power, vain
|| VIRGO (Earth)
23rd August – 22nd September
quiet, tidy, independent, fussy, too critical, likely to worry
| LIBRA (Air)
23rd September – 22nd October
charming, tactful, peace-loving, not decisive, easily influenced,
|| SCORPIO (Water)
23rd October – 22nd November
passionate, determined, clever, jealous, stubborn, secretive
| SAGITTARIUS (Fire)
tolerant, sincere, cheerful,
tactless, careless, noisy
|| CAPRICORN (Earth)
23rd December – 20th January
reliable, careful, patient, inflexible, pessimistic, mean
| AQUARIUS (Air)
21st January – 18th February
friendly, progressive, idealistic, odd, rebellious, unreliable
|| PISCES (Water)
19th February – 20th March
emotional, sensitive, gentle, vague, easily confused, not practical
b) Ответьте на вопросы.
1. Does your character correspond to that under your zodiac sign?
2. Do you agree with the good points and the bad points?
3. Does it give a good description of any of your friends and relatives?