Декан гуманітарного факультету Л.П. Валенкевич
1 Basic vocabulary
Your family: your mother, father, brothers and sisters or, if you are married – your husband, wife and your sons and daughters.
Your relatives or your relations: all your immediate family plus your grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Use these words below.
aunt grandfather niece
uncle grandsons cousins
grandmother nephew granddaughters
1. Your parents' parents are your.......and your........
2. Your father's brother and sister are your......and your........
3. Your aunt's and uncle's children are your.......
4. Your brother's son and daughter are your......and your......
5. Your children's children are your.........and your.............
2 Read and translate the text
The Hawks live in London. George Hawk is a tall, stout man of about forty. He is the head of the export department of a large engineering firm. Of course, he is a very busy man.
Linda, Mr. Hawk's wife, is thirty-six. She is a good-looking woman with brown hair and dark eyes. She works as a doctor in one of the London hospitals. The Hawks have three kids. Marge, which is short for Margaret, is their elder daughter. She is fifteen. Bob, which is short for Robert, is fourteen. And William or Billy as everybody calls him, is only seven.
Marge is a pretty, quiet, serious girl. She goes to a comprehensive school. She is doing very well at school. She is one of the top pupils in her class. Her favourite subject is English literature. She is fond of reading. She reads a lot. She is also fond of music and has a good collection of records. But Marge isn't very sociable. She stays at home most evenings. She reads, listens to music, watches television or helps her mother about the house.
Bob also goes to school. He is different from Marge. He spends too little time on his homework and too much time on sports. Bob's main interest is sports. He plays football very well. He wants to be a professional footballer. Bob is a member of the local junior team.
William is the baby of the family. He goes to primary school. His teachers say he is a bright boy. He can learn a lot in a short time. He's got a very good memory. Mr. Hawk thinks William can become a scientist. He spends a lot of time with William. He likes to play with him and often tells him a lot of interesting things about physics.
Linda's mother, Grandma or Granny, as the children call her, lives with them. She is a kind sixty-year-old woman. She is retired and looks after the house and her daughter's family.
George's parents live in a little cottage in the seaside town of Chacewood. They love visitors and the Hawks often visit them. The children are fond of their grandparents and are always happy to see them.
1 What kind of family is the Hawks?
2 Who is very fond of sport in the family?
3 Who can become a scientist in the family?
Flat / House
1 Basic vocabulary
Places in the home
shed: small building separated from the house usually for storing garden tools
attic: room in the roof space of a house (could be lived in)
loft: space in the roof of a house usually used only for storage •