Билет 18


1. Read the article and say in 2-3 sentences what It la about.

This text is about painting the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. It's a masterpiece, a magnificent work of art. Visitors have a better chance to appreciate the painting as a work of art rather than as a tourist attraction.

2. Why la Mona Lisa smiting? Read aloud the extract which says about it.

Mona Lisa's mysterious smile has fi who has ever seen the painting. In his Lives of the Artists, written just a few years after Leonardo's death, Giorgio Vasari wrote, 'White painting Mona Lisa Leonardo employed singers and musicians to keep her happy and so avoid the sadness that painters usually give to portraits. As a result, there was a smile that seemed divines rather than human; and those who saw it were amazed to find how alive and real it appeared.'

3. What makes the Mona Lisa so special?

The portrait seems alive and real. Sometimes Mona Lisa seems to be looking down on us, and sometimes we can detect sadness in her smile. She seems to change before our eyes. It's the effect of a great work of art.

4. Why is the painting displayed in an exceptional way?

It's a masterpiece, a magnificent work of art and a part of modem popular culture. Her image appears on plates, T-shirts, mouse pads and in advertisements.

2. Аудирование

1. What does Christian want to become?

He wants to be a businessman.

2. Why does Kate need to learn English?

She wants to work as a tourist manager. For her it's important to understand people In different countries.

3. What piece of advice does Christian give to his friend?

When you travel try to speak English as much as possible. Practice is very important if you want to speak English well.

3. Тема Family

The family is very important as a unit in our society. Nothing else but family can be an emotional center of people's life. Every mother feels great affection for her children and tries to bring them up in a proper way. Understanding between the members of the family and consideration for others are very important in family relationship. Tenderness, warm-heartedness and respect must always be present in the family to make it friendly. A lot of activities help members of the family to be on friendly terms: discussing all the family plans together, going on trips hikes together, visiting museums, theaters, exhibitions and exchanging opinions about them, sharing the same joys and sorrows. Now I’d like to tell you about my family. Our family is not large. We are a family of four: my father, my mother, my younger brother and I. My name Is Olga. I’m seventeen. I am a school leaver. My younger brother is ten. He is a pupil of the fifth form. He looks like our father. As for me everybody says I took like my mother I am an ordinary girl of 17.Our family lives In Minsk. We have a nice three-roomed flat on the fourth floor of a multistoried building. My mother is about 40. She looks pretty well. My mother is an economist. The firm she works in deals with trading. My father is an engineer in computers. He is considered to be an experienced engineer. We are very proud of him. We don’t have such problems as misunderstanding between the members of the family. I think that it is due to the age of my parents and their character. Our family is very united. We love and respect each other. I am proud of my family. We are happy when we are together.