What Happened While the Train Was in the Tunnel?

In the compartment of a train travelling through the countryside, there were four people a young girl, an old lady, an army officer and a young cockney. Suddenly the train went into a tunnel: for half a minute the carriage was in complete darkness and in the darkness came the sound of a large kiss followed almost immediately by a loud slap.

When the train emerged and it was light again, everybody saw the officer with a bleeding nose and a swollen eye. The old lady thought that the young girl hit the officer for stealing a kiss.

The young girl thought it was strange that the officer kissed the old lady and not her. The poor officer thought that the cockney kissed the girl and the girl hit him. And the cockney laughed silently at the trick he had played. Im a clever chap, he thought to himself. I kissed the back of my hand, hit the officer in the face and nobody said a word.


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1. Which of the following is not true?

a) Both the kiss and the slap were in complete darkness.

a) As soon as the train left the tunnel there was a kiss and then a slap.

b) The kiss was followed by the slap.

c) The slap followed the kiss.

2. What actually happened in the tunnel?

a) The young lady hit the officer because he dared to kiss her.

b) The officer kissed the old lady and she hit him.

c) The cockney kissed the girl and the girl hit the officer.

d) The cockney kissed the back of his hand and hit the officer in the face.

3. Why did the cockney hit the officer?

a) He hated officers.

b) He wanted to kill the officer.

c) accidentally hit the officer.

d) He wanted to play a joke.

4. How did the four passengers react to what happened in the tunnel?

a) Everybody except the cockney was at a loss they didn't really know what had happened.

b) Nobody noticed it.

c) There was a scandal as soon as the train emerged out of the tunnel.

d) Everybody liked the situation.

5. Who was surprised at the thought that the officer kissed the old lady?

a) The cockney.

b) The old lady.

c) The young lady.

d) Everybody.

The Dialogues

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In the plane

Stewardess:May I have your seat number? Its given in your boarding pass.

Passenger: Here you are.

Stewardess: This way, please. Your seat is over there third row on the right, next to the porthole. You may put your hat and raincoat on the rack.

Stewardess: (to passengers) Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts and refrain from smoking.

(Some hours later)

Stewardess: How are you? Quite comfortable? Enjoying the flight?

Passenger: Yes, thanks. When do we get to London?

Stewardess: We should touch down shortly after 3, very soon.

At the booking office

- I want a ticket to Moscow, please. Which train must I take?

- If I were you, I should take the 9 a.m. train.

- Do I have to change anywhere?

- No, no change, its a through train.

- Thank you. A ticket to Moscow, please.

- Here it is.

2. :

1. Whats it? ?

2. Im a stranger here

3. Im completely lost

4. Can you direct me to?

5. How can I get to ?

6. Could I get there by bus? ()


7. Youd better ask a policeman o

8. Youd better take

9. Keep straight on

10. Go straight along this road

11. Go past (the church) ()

12. Take this road

13. Take the next turning

14. Take this bus

15. Go straight across the square

16. Turn (to the) right (left) ()

17. Get on ( )

18. Get off

19. Fares, please! !

20. Do you think Ill make it? , ?

21. How long will it take? ?

22. Itll take you some (10) minutes o (10)

23. Its within walking distance

24.You dont have to change

3. . .

In the street

Foreigner: Excuse me

Londoner: Yes, whats it?

F.: Im a stranger here and Im completely lost. Could you please tell me the way to the Paddington Railway Station?

L.: Im going in that direction myself. So I might show you the way.

F.: Oh, dont bother Just explain me the nearest way there, please.

L.: Well, then you must go down this street, and turn right at the second corner.

F.: Can I see the station from there?

L.: Yes, you can. Its that large three-storied building right across the square.

F.: Thank you so much. Im sure Ill find it now.

Asking the way

Foreigner: Could you tell me the way to the Paddington Station, please? The underground station, I mean.

Passer-by: Yes, certainly. Go straight along this road, past the traffic lights and the church

F.: Yes.

P.: And then turn to the right, and keep straight on until you come to more traffic lights

F.: Yes.

P.: Turn left there, and youll see the station a little way along on the right hand side of the road.

F.: I see. I go straight along this road, past the church and the traffic lights.

P.: Yes.

F.: And then I turn to the right, I think you said?

P.: Yes, thats it. And after that you take the next turning to the left.

F.: Is it very far?

P.: No, not really. Its about a ten minutes walk from here.

F.: Oh, dear. Could I get there by bus?

P.: Yes, but in this case you must go back a little way. Keep on this side of the road until you come to the bus stop. All the buses from there pass the station.

F.: Thank you very much.

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1. jam ;

2. honey

3. ham ,

4. sausage

5. fried eggs

6. porridge ()

7. scrambled eggs , -

8. break

9. canteen

10. roast

11. cutlets

12. abundant

13. dessert

14. beet

15. mushroom

16. meat

17. vegetables

18. pork

19. veal

20. chop ,


21. chicken

22. meal ;

23. sugar

24. boiled

25. fried

26. marmalade , ;

27. instead of

28. juice

29. biscuit

30. poultry

31. carrot

32. bean ;

33. pudding ,

34. cream


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People in different countries have different ideas about what is good to eat and what is the best diet for them. So, we live in a country where breakfast is a very rich meal. We have not only a roll with butter, jam or honey, but ham or sausage and fried eggs or porridge for breakfast.

In the morning I have my typical breakfast. It may be a cup of tea with some sandwiches or scrambled eggs with milk.

Lunch is not very popular in our country but when we have some breaks at the University called windows we have lunch in our University canteen. We may take fried fish, roast meat, cutlets, beefsteak with potatoes and different salads. For dessert we may take compote, tea with lemon, ice-cream or fruit.

The main and the most abundant meal of the day is dinner, but as we are students its better to call it supper. A full typical dinner consists of soup, a main course and a dessert. My favourite soups are: red beet and mushroom soups. For the main course I usually have some meat or fish, potatoes and vegetables. The most typical meat is a pork or veal chop or chicken. Some other dishes are different kinds of salads.

As for the British, there are four meals a day in an English home: breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner.

Breakfast is the first meal of the day. It is at about 8 o'clock in the morning, and consists of porridge with milk and salt or sugar, eggs boiled or fried, bread and butter with marmalade or jam. Some people like to drink tea, but others prefer coffee. Instead of porridge they may have fruit juice, or they may prefer biscuits.

The usual time for lunch is 1 o'clock. This meal starts with soup or fruit juice. Then they have some meat or poultry with potatoes, carrots and beans. Then a pudding comes. Instead of the pudding they may prefer cheese and biscuits. Last of all is coffee black or white. Some prefer juice or lemonade.

Tea is the third meal of the day. It is between 4 or 5 o'clock, the so-called 5 o'clock tea. On the table there is tea, milk or cream, sugar, bread and butter, cakes and jam. Friends and visitors are often present at tea.Dinner is the fourth meal of the day. The usual time is about 7 o'clock, and all the members of the family sit down together. Dinner usually consists of soup, fish or meat with vegetables potatoes, green beans, carrot and cabbage, sweet pudding, fruit salad, ice-cream or cheese and biscuits. Then after a talk they have black or white coffee.

This is the order of meals among English families. But the greater part of the people in the towns and nearly all country-people have dinner in the middle of the day instead of lunch. They have tea a little later between 5 and 6 o'clock, and then in the evening, before going to bed, they have supper.


1. :

1. What do we call a meal-time? 1. One of the several parts of a meal.

2. What do we call a sandwich? 2. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper

3. What do we call a course? 3. Two pieces of buttered bread with

something between them.

4. What do we call meals? 4. Usual time for taking a meal.

5. What do you say if you want to have 5. I am hungry as a hunter.

another cup of tea?

6. What do you say when you are very 6. Pass me the salt, please.


7. What do you say if there is not enough 7. May I ask you for another cup of

salt in the soup? tea?

2. :

1. Students may have dinner at .

2. Dinner consists of .

3. For dessert we may have .

4. I'm hungry as .

5. The salt is too far from me, .

6.May I ask you for?

3. why, where, when, who, what, :

1. do you have dinner? I have dinner in the canteen. 2. do you usually have dinner? I usually have dinner at two o'clock. 3. do you usually have for dinner? I usually have chipped potatoes and a cup of coffee. 4. do you do after dinner? I go to the reading hall. 5. do you have dinner in the canteen? I have no time to go home. 6. can you have dinner at home? I can have dinner at home on Sundays. 7. is coming to the canteen? I am.

4. :

1. When do you have breakfast?

2. What do you have for breakfast?

3. When do you have dinner?

4. Where do you have dinner?

5. What do you usually have for dinner?

6. What kind of soup do you prefer?

7. What do you usually have for the main course?

8. What do you like to have for dessert?

9. What kind of vegetables do you like?

10. Do the English keep to their meal times?

11. How many meals a day do the English usually have?

12. What are these meals?

13. What is the usual English breakfast?

14. At what time do the English have lunch?

15. What do they usually have for lunch?

16. Where do they have their lunch?

17. At what time do the English have dinner?

18. What do they usually have for dinner?

1. , :

1. get to know ,

2. restaurant

3. occasion ,

4. wedding

5. anniversary ; ;

6. customer

7. relaxed atmosphere

8. eating out

9. feeling of London

10. the Ritz ( )

11. to be in fashion

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When a man and a woman want to get to know each other better, they often go out to a restaurant together. After all, it's easier to talk in a quiet atmosphere with soft music, wine and good food. Most British families go to restaurants only on special occasions, like birthdays or wedding anniversaries. The restaurants' best customers are business people, who meet in them to talk business in a relaxed atmosphere away from the telephone. They can eat what they like because the company pays the bill.

For visitors to London, eating out can be fun. But if you want that special feeling of London, go to the Ritz in Piccadilly for tea any afternoon at about half past four. And you'll see that the prices are very high. Then you can try England's favourite food fish and chips. Take it away and eat where you like in the park, on the bus or while you walk down the street.

British restaurants have not always been famous for their good food. Too often, they offered only fried food and chips with everything. But now healthy food is in fashion.


3. :

  1. Where do the British men and women go when they want to get to know each other better?
  2. When do British families go to a restaurant?

3. Why do businessmen prefer to go to restaurants?

4. Do the businessmen pay the bill?

5. Are the British restaurants famous for their food?

6. What do they often offer a customer?

  1. What can you tell about the Ritz?

8. What is the Englishmen's favourite food and where can you eat it?

  1. Is healthy food in fashion now?

4. .


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Mother: Glad to see you, Pete. We are going to have dinner. Will you join us?

Pete: Thank you, very much. I'm not hungry as I've had a late breakfast.

Mother: What did you have for breakfast?

Pete: Boiled eggs, a cheese sandwich and a cup of tea.

Mother: Dinner is ready. Take your seat, please. For the first course I'll give you cabbage soup.

Pete: Oh, it is to my taste.

Mother: Help yourself, Pete. Do you want a piece of ham? I think it is tender today. Here is a very nice piece.

Pete: Oh, it is so delicious. Thank you very much, Mother. I think I'll help you to wash up the dishes.


Nick: Is this table free, waiter?

Waiter: Yes, sir. The menu, please.

Nick: Well, Mary, are you hungry?

Mary: I'm not very hungry. I think I'll have some meat with vegetables and something for a sweet.

Waiter: What do you wish, sir?

Nick: Please, give us roast beef, salad, mushrooms, two coffees and ice-cream.

Waiter: Will you have anything to drink?

Mary: Mineral water and a bottle of wine, please.

Nick: What have we to pay, waiter?

Waiter: Here is the bill.

Nick: Thank you very much.

2. , :

1) A. : - I want some coffee, please.

B. : - I haven't got any coffee. Would you like some tea instead?

: - Yes, please. I'll have some tea.

: tea, milk, lemonade, beer.

2) A. : - Shall I bring you some tea now?

B. : - No, bring me some coffee instead.

: orange juice, cornflakes, wheat flakes, bacon and eggs, sausages and eggs.

3) A. : - I want some bananas, please.

B. : - I haven't got any bananas. Would you like some apples instead?

: - Yes, please. I'll have some apples.

: plums, oranges, pears, apricots, peaches.

3. , :

a menu, what would you like to start with?, will you have , the main course, let me see, to hate, I'd rather, for a change I'll start with and have , to have the same, what will you have to follow?, can I have the bill?

4. :

1. Hungry as a hunter. .

2. The fat is in the fire. .

3. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh. , .

4.As the tree, so the fruit. .

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1. . .

1.The United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Northern Ireland

2.the British Isles






8.the Strait of Dover --

9.the English Channel (


10.to separate

11.11. coast

12.the Atlantic Ocean

13.the Irish Sea


15.the Highlands -


17.the Lowlands



20.the Severn .

21.the Thames .

22.the Gulf Stream

23.mild ,


25.highly developed






31.chief ,





36.oats ( pl.)

37.raw materials




41.the head of the state


43.to reign

44.to rule


46.the Labour arty

47.the Conservative arty

48.the Liberal arty

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. It consists of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

The North Sea, the Strait of Dover and the English Channel separate Great Britain from the continent. The western coast of Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea.

The surface of the British Isles varies very much. The north of Scotland is mountainous and is called the Highlands. The south has beautiful valleys and plains and is called the Lowlands. There are numerous lakes in Scotland. The north and west of England are mountainous, but all the rest is a vast plain. Mountains are not very high.

There are a lot of rivers in Great Britain, but they are not very long. The Severn is the longest river; the Thames is the deepest, busiest, and most important one.

The mountains, the Atlantic Ocean and the warm waters of the Gulf Strem influence the climate of the British Isles. It is mild the whole year round. It is not too hot in summer or too cold in winter. It often rains in England. Snow falls only in the North and West of the country.

The U.K. is one of the world's smaller countries. Its population is nearly 60 million people. The population lives mostly in towns and cities and their suburbs.

The U.K. is a highly developed industrial country. It is known as one of the world's largest producers and exporters of machinery, electronics, textile, aircraft and navigation equipment. One of the chief industries of the country is shipbuilding. The main industrial centers are Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester. The U.K. has some mineral resources. Coal and oil resources are the most important of them.

Agriculture is an important sector in economy of the country. The British people grow wheat, fruit, vegetables, and oats. The U.K. buys more goods than sells. It has to import food products and raw materials from many countries of the world. Scotland is famous for its wool industry.

The U.K. is a constitutional monarchy. In law, the head of the state is the Queen. In practice, the Queen reigns, but does not rule. The country is ruled by the elected government with the Prime Minister at the head. The British Parliament consists of two chambers: the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

There are three main political parties in Great Britain: the Labour, the Conservative and the Liberal parties.

There are many universities, colleges, libraries, museums and theatres in the country. The most famous universities are Cambridge University, Oxford University, Glasgow University.

London is the capital of Great Britain. Its population is over 10 million.


1. :

1. The U.K. is an island state, isnt it? Where is it situated?

2. What countries does the U.K. consist of? What are their capitals?

3. What channel separates the British Isles from the European continent?

4. The surface of the British Isles varies very much, doesnt it?

5. What is the north of Scotland called?

6. What is the south of Scotland called?

7. Are there a lot of long and deep rivers in Great Britain?

8. Why is the climate of the British Isles mild?

9. Is the U.K. a large country?

10. What is the U.K.s population?

11. The U.K. is a highly developed industrial country. What does it produce and export?

12. The U.K. is a constitutional monarchy. What does it mean?

13. What are the main political parties in Great Britain?

14.What chambers does the English Parliament consist of?

2. , . .

1 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated 2 Great Britain consists of four countries: 3 The surface of Great Britain 4 The north of Scotland is mountainous and 5 The Severn is 6 The mountains, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream 7 The Queen reigns, but 8 One of the chief industries of the country varies very much. influence the climate of the British Isles. is called the Highlands. the longest river. on the British Isles. is shipbuilding. does not rule. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

3. . :

1. There are a lot of rivers in Great Britain. 2. The rivers are long. 3. The mountains are not high in Great Britain. 4. Great Britain is very densely populated. 5. It imports a lot of food-stuffs: meat, butter, tea. 6. Great Britain exports motor-cars, aircraft, electrotechnical apparatus and chemicals. 7. Ship-building and motor industry is highly developed. 8. Sheffield is famous for steel and metal goods. 9. Scotland is situated in the north of the country. 10. The British Parliament consists of two chambers.

4. . :

1. The British Isles two large islands. 2. The United Kingdom consists of four countries: , , , and . 3. The North Sea, the Strait of Dover and the English Channel Great Britain from the . 4. The surface of the British Isles very much. 5. The south has beautiful and and is called . 6. There are numerous in Scotland. 7. The north and west of England are . 8. The climate is the whole year round. 9. Its is over 60 million. 10. One of the chief industries of the country is .

1. . :

1. numerous

2. firm

3. governmental

4. association

5. to crown

6. crown

7. more than ,

8. king

9. queen

10. the seat of the British Parliament

11. rich (richer, the richest)

12. wealth


2. . .


London is the capital of Great Britain. Its population is over 10 million. It is one of the oldest and most interesting cities in the world.

Traditionally it is divided into several parts: the City, Westminster, the West End and the East End.

The heart of London is the City, its financial and business center. Numerous banks, offices and firms are situated there.

Westminster is the historic, the governmental part of London. It has more historic associations than any other building in Britain. Nearly all English kings and queens have been crowned here.

Across the road from Westminster Abbey is Westminster Palace, or the Houses of Parliament, the Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament is famous for its big hour bell, known as Big Ben.

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen.

The West End is the richest and most beautiful part of London. It is the symbol of wealth and luxury. The best hotels, shops, restaurants, clubs are situated there.

Trafalgar Square is the geographical center of London.

The East End is the poorest district of London. There are many factories, workshops and docks there. The streets are narrow, the houses are poor. It is a densely populated district where working-class families live.

London is the center of Britain's cultural life. There are many museums and art galleries in London.

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4. :

1. What is the capital of Great Britain?

2. Into what parts is it divided?

3. What is the City?

4. What is Westminster Abbey famous for?

5. What is Buckingham Palace famous for?

6. What part of London is a symbol of wealth and luxury?

7. What is the poorest district of London?

8.Is London the center of Britains cultural life?

5. :

1. London is .

2. It's one of the and most cities in the world.

3. Traditionally it is divided into several parts: , , and .

4. The of London is the City.

5. Westminster is the , the part of London.

6. Buckingham Palace is the official of the Queen.

7. The West End is the and the most part of London.

8. It's the symbol of and .

9.The East End is the district of London.

6. .

The Dialogue

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A. Have you been to London?

B. Certainly. First of all it is the capital of England. It is a great port on the Thames.

A. What is London like?

B. It's a great political, business, industrial and cultural center. London is one of the largest cities of the world with the population of over 10 million people.

A. Tell me more about London, please.

B. With pleasure. London consists of several parts: the City, the West End and the East End.

A. What are they like?

B. The City is a business part of London. The East End is the poorest part of London. Docks, factories, poor houses are there. The West End is the part where rich people live.

A. What's your impression of the sights of London?

B. There are many places of interest in London: the Houses of Parliament, first of all, with Big Ben, St. Pauls Cathedral, Westminster Bridge, and the British Museum. In general, I was impressed by all historical buildings, museums, parks and art galleries.

A. What else will you advise me to see in London?

B. Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park. Hyde Park is the largest park in London. There is a famous Speaker's Corner there.

A. Have you seen the Queen's Palace?

B. Certainly. Buckingham Palace is the residence of the Queen of Great Britain.

A. Thank you very much for your information.

B. Not at all. I wish you a pleasant trip to England.

2. .

3. :

1) , ; 2) , ; 3) ; 4) - , ; 5) ; 6) ; 7) ; 8) .

1. .

2. .

3. .

4. ( ).

5. .

6. .

7. .


1. . :

1. shopping

2. supermarket

3. department

4. department store

5. bakers

6. butchers

7. chemists

8. fishmongers

9. grocers

10. greengrocers

11. dairy

12. pet shop

13. counter

14. brand (, )

15. customer

16. cheap

17. expensive

18. clothes

19. cash-desk

20. purchase

21. present

22. retail ,

23. taste

24. sour cream

25. grapes

26. berry

27. tangerine

28. pineapple

29. banana

30. plum

31. pear

32. peach

33. grapefruit

34. watermelon

35. carrot

36. cucumber

37. ring

38. rusk

39. bun

40. curds

41. ham ,

42. pork

43. veal

44. mutton

45.smoked fish

2. :

1. to go shopping on weekdays

2. to do the shopping at weekends

3. for the whole week

4. to have a choice

5. with a good taste

6. to feel grown-up

7.to be at ones disposal -

3. . . .


Shopping takes much time in everybodys life. It means going to some place to buy things. For some people it is a hobby. They go shopping in their free time. Some people go shopping on weekdays to buy food.

My family and I do the shopping at weekends. My family is not very big, but my parents work hard and they have no time to go to buy things during a week. On Sunday we usually go to a large supermarket and buy food for the whole week. I dont like going there, because there are usually many people.

The supermarket has a lot of departments: a food department, a grocers, a butchers, a fishmongers, and even a chemists department. Sometimes my mother goes to the cosmetics department while my father and my brother go to the pet shop, which is situated there. My father likes to do the shopping in the butchers and in the fishmongers. The meat counters look very attractive. Chicken, ham, pork, bacon, beef, veal and mutton are at your disposal there. You will find a variety of sausages in this section, too.

In the fishmongers a special counter handles frozen and fresh fish; smoked and dry fish is also offered to the customers. Besides, the counter is full of sea products, quite exotic and unseen before.

There is a wide network of department stores and specialized shops in every town or city. Some of them are expensive, others are cheap and you have a choice. I dont understand those people who go to some specialized shops to buy things of a certain brand. Such things are rather expensive.

I prefer going to a department store to buy things. A department store has many departments: ready-made clothes, shoes, sports goods, toys, linen, etc. You can buy everything you like there. The things for sale are on the counters so they can be easily seen.

In the womens clothing department you can find dresses, costumes, blouses, skirts, coats and many other things.

In the mens clothing department you can choose suits, trousers, overcoats, ties, shirts, socks, etc.

I prefer doing the shopping alone when I need clothes or books. My favorite bookshop is in the centre of our town. I can spend hours there looking at different books and choosing the most interesting ones to read. I like to go shopping when I need to buy present for my family or friends. Sometimes my friend helps me to choose a present. She is a very nice girl with a good taste and she knows what things are good.

I also like to buy fruit and vegetables. They smell good and you feel as if you are in an exotic country. The section where fruit and vegetables are for sale is called a greengrocery. It always attracts a lot of customers because irrespective of the season the counters are full of fresh fruit and vegetables grown in Russia or brought from other countries. When you enter a greengrocery you feel you would eat everything they sell: grapes, berries, tangerines, oranges, pineapples, bananas, plums, pears, peaches, grapefruits, watermelons, carrot, cucumbers, etc.

Sometimes I have to go to the bakers to buy bread, buns, rolls, rings, rusks, pies and to a dairy shop to buy cheese, curds, milk or sour cream.

The method of shopping may vary. It may be a self-service shop where the customer goes from counter to counter, selects and puts into a basket everything what he wishes to buy. At the cash-desk he pays money for purchases. It is not a self-service shop where the shop assistant helps the customer in finding what he wants.


1. :

1. What does shopping mean?

2. When does your family go shopping?

3. Do you like to do shopping?

4. When do you do shopping?

5. What shops do you usually go to if you need anything?

6. What can we buy in the supermarket?

7. What department do you prefer to visit?

8. Where do we go to buy fish? (fruit, meat, bread)

9. Where one can buy clothes?

10. Do you prefer to buy presents alone?

11.What methods of shopping do you know?

2. , :

: I think, To my mind, In my opinion, I consider .

1. Are apples, pears, oranges and other fruit sold by the kilo, the dozen or by tons in our country?

2. What do you prefer: fat pork, chicken, beef mutton or turkey?

3. What do you usually buy for: breakfast, dinner, supper, a birthday party?

4. What are the advantages of selling foods ready-packed or ready-bottled?

5. Do you like exotic foodstuffs? Where can you buy them?

6.Is the price for foodstuffs at the supermarket higher than that in small shops or in the market?

3. :

; ; ; , ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; .

4. , , .

1. On Sunday we usually go to a large supermarket

2. The supermarket has a lot of departments

3. There is a wide network of

4. I dont understand those people

5. The things for sale are

6. I can spend hours there

7. When you enter a greengrocery

8. It may be a self-service shop

9.It is not a self-service shop

5. :

1. to buy something

2. goods

3. the days when we work

4. products

5. crowd

6. to be not cheap

7. a check out counter

8.a section of the shop

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1. What is shopping?

a) This is an academic discipline, studying where, how and why people do shopping.

b) This is an all-new business in which salespeople phone up familiar people and read them a prepared script promising some free goods if they buy a certain product or service.

c) It means going to some place to buy things.

2. What are sections?

a) They are shops where everything is permanently on sale.

b) These are the parts of supermarket where people can choose and buy certain things or products.

c) These are popular supplies of sporting equipment for yuppies.

3. What can catalogues provide?

a) They provide hours of reading pleasure.

b) They open up a world of possibilities.

c) They not only provide hours of reading pleasure, but open up a world of possibilities, moreover, you can buy everything you want.

7. , :

1. They go shopping in their free time.



2. They have no time to go to buy things during a week.




3. My father likes to do the shopping in the butchers and in the fishmongers.




4. I prefer going to the department store to buy things.




5. You will find a variety of goods in this section.



8. , :

To do the shopping, for sale, to be sold, a lot of departments, supermarket, to be expensive, to have a choice, specialized shops, to buy things, favorite, to choose, a wide network, to like to buy, a certain brand, the counter, self-service.

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1. Sugar, salt and matches are sold ( ). 2. Bread is sold ( ). 3. We buy meat ( ). 4. We go to ( ) for cakes, pies and sweets and ( ) for fish. 5. In a dairy shop you can buy (, , , ). 6. Fruit and vegetables are sold in the ( ). 7. () has many specialized sections.

10. , :

a) Self-service shop, a shop-assistant, a shop window, to serve the customer, a basket, a counter, a cashier, to cost, to give back the change;

b) A blouse, to fit, to suit, a fitting room, to try on, to be of the latest fashion and style;

c)A bookshop, to book for, is on sale, to be sold out, to recommend, a newspaper stale, to be lucky.

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2. to distinguish

3. to afford

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Most of Londons big department stores are in Oxford Street and Regent Street. They are always crowded, but at sale times, in January and July, there are so many people that it is difficult to move and it is usually safer to go in the direction of the majority.

These days, it is often difficult to distinguish the goods in the large store from those in another. If you are looking for something different it is certainly worth going to New Covent Garden. This used to be Englands biggest fruit and vegetable market, but a few years ago, the market was moved to a new site on the other side of the River Thames. The old market, now called New Covent Garden, was restored and converted into a shopping centre. There are now more than forty shops of many different kinds and there are several places to eat and drink. The opening hours are different from most other shops: they open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. As well as shopping, there is entertainment with lunch-time theatre groups and classical, jazz, folk and pop music.

Kensington and Knightsbridge is an exclusive area of London. There you can find the department store that is the symbol of expensive and high-class living Harroads. People say you can buy anything in Harroads, including wild animals they even have a zoo, which will sell you lion cubs as well as more common pets such as dogs, cats or parrots.

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5. , , :

(in Oxford Street and Regent Street, New Covent Garden, a shopping centre, to eat and drink, Kensington and Knightsbridge).

1. The old market, now called New Covent Garden, was restored and converted into .

2. is an exclusive area of London.

3. Most of Londons big department stores are .

4. If you are looking for something different it is certainly worth going to .

5. There are now more than forty shops of many different kinds, and there are several places .

6. The opening hours are different from most other shops; they open .

The Dialogues

1. :

1. the price

2. trousers

3. frock

4. shirt ()

5. shoes

6. gloves

7. to match , ,

8. skirt

9. scarf

10. coat , ,

11. suit

12. purse

13. dress

14. leather

15. May I help you? ?

16. to be looking for

17. dozen

18. aisle ()

19. cart

20. suitcase

21. to cost

22. cashier

23. cash register

24. consumer goods

25. How much is it? ?

26.How much does it cost? ?

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