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Speaking




1. Answer the following questions:

 

(a) What is you major? Why did you choose exactly this profession?

(b) Do you think that your profession can help the society?

(c) Who helped you t choose your future profession?

(d) Which opinion is the most important for you in your family?

(e) Can you tell us the advantages of your profession?

(f) Would you like to combine different professions? For example, to be a computer programmer and a singer at the same time.

 

2. Ask your partner questions about:

 

(a) future profession; (b) the requirements of our society; (c) independent life; (d) personal interest; (e) hobbies; (f) opportunities; (g) computer; (h) knowledge is power.

 

3. Retell the text.

 

4. How do you understand the joke? Discuss it with your partner.

A AST customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies of the floppies.

 

Grammarprepositions

Prepositions of Movement. Prepositions can be used to show movement.

For example: to, through, across.

We use to to show movement with the aim of a specific destination.

For example:

I moved to Germany in 1998.

He's gone to the shops.

 

We use through to show movement from one side of an enclosed space to the other.

For example:

The train went through the tunnel.

 

We use across to show movement from one side of a surface or line to another.

For example:

She swam across the river. She ran to the door.

 

More prepositions of movement:

through the tunnel. (from one side of an enclosed space to the other)

across the road. (from one side of an open space to the other)

along the road. (the length of the road)

down the road. (the length of the road)

over the bridge. (from one side of an open space to the other)

off the stage.

round the track.

into the room.

 

Prepositions of Place.

Prepositions can be used to show where something is located.

The prepositionsat, on, and in

We use atto show a specific place or position.

For example:

Someone is at the door.

They are waiting at the bus stop.

I used to live at 51 Portland Street.

 

We use on to show position on a horizontal or vertical surface.

For example:

The cat sat on the mat.

The satellite dish is on the roof.

 

We also use on to show position on streets, roads, etc.

For example:

I used to live on Portland Street.

 

We use in to show that something is enclosed or surrounded

For example:

The dog is in the garden.

She is in a taxi.

Put it in the box.

 

We also use in to show position within land-areas (towns, counties, states, countries, and continents).

For example:

I used to live in Nottingham.

 

Prepositions of Time.

Prepositions can also be used to show when something happened.

The prepositionsat, on, and in

We use at for specific times.

For example:

I start work at 7.00 a.m.

I don't work at night.

 

We use on for specific days and dates.

For example:

My birthday is on Monday.

We're having a party on 7th September.

 

We also use on for some special days.

For example:

On Christmas day.

 

We use in for nonspecific times during a day, a month, a season, or a year.

For example:

In summer it's too hot to work.

I started this web site in 1999.

She woke up in the night.







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