Give a summary of the text.

  1. Additional text.
  2. B) Answer the questions on the text.
  3. B) Answer the questions on the text.
  4. B) Answer the questions on the text.
  5. B) Explain what are hedging techniques mentioned in the text.
  6. B) Sum up the text in 5-7 sentences and present your summary in class.
  7. B) Sum up the text in 5-7 sentences and present your summary in class.

15. Make up and act out dialogues between:

1. Laura (Gordon) and a friend discussing the events of Thursday evening.

2. Mrs Jones (Mrs Sheffield) speaking with her husband about the quarrel and their ingenious plan of making up that quarrel.

16. Give extensive paraphrase of the conversations between Laura and Gordon to indirect speech. Try to bring out the gist of the conversation and its emotional character. Avoid using "He (she) asked" or "He (she) answered". Consult the list of words and choose the ones best suited to each case:

1. to observe, to suggest, to declare, to point out, to remark, to reply, to tell smb in reply, to instruct, to caution, to relate, to add, to hint, to explain, to address, to inform , to promise, to affirm, to admit, to own, to advise, to confess, to demand, to claim, to insist, to warn, to retort, to order, to regret, to forbid, to impress upon, to challenge, to inquire; 2. to shout, to scream, to snap at, to speak sharply; 3. to sneer, to taunt, to mock; 4. to beg, to plead with, to soothe; 5. to whisper, to murmur, to mumble; 6. to wonder, to be interested, to be surprised, to be displeased, to be angry, to disapprove, to be indignant, to be annoyed, to be irritated, to be resentful, to be furious; 7. in his (her, etc.) opinion; 8. (much) to his (her, etc.) surprise / to his (her, etc.) consternation, to his (her, etc.) dismay; to his (her, etc.) regret, etc.

Write a chatty personal letter to a good friend saying how life has changed since your sister married a year ago. When you have written the letter, deliver it to another student. He or she should then write an answer to it.

Note down from the text (p. 200) the sentences containing the phrases and word combinations (p. 204) and translate them into Russian. | Pair work. Make up and act out situations using the phrases and word combinations. | Study the essential vocabulary and translate the illustrative examples into Russian. | TOPICAL VOCABULARY | The Field of Folklore | C) Now discuss the opinions with your partner. | C) Make a speech on the American tradition to celebrate Halloween. | C) Make a round table discussion of the American holidays. | By Ch. Morley | ESSENTIAL VOCABULARY |

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